MBPro 17 Intel Core 2 Duo Audio only works with the headphones?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by kittylitter, Mar 21, 2007.

  1. kittylitter macrumors newbie

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    There is a red light constantly emitting from the headphone socket?
    I can not listen to sound unless headphones are plugged in - when taken out I get a red light and the volume controls kets seem locked?


    And when I goto sytem prefs and check sound it is locked on Digital Out
    I have a pic of what I see uploaded at
    http://www.kittylitterdesign.com/sounderror.jpg
    Please help!
    Julian
     
  2. lamina macrumors 68000

    lamina

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    The red light is your optical audio output... it's normal.

    As for your sound troubles, reset PRAM, and use Disk Utility to repair permissions.

    Has it always been like this? Or did you notice it happening after the 10.4.9 update?
     
  3. kittylitter thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I tried that reset of the PRAM and checked and repaired disk permissions - it has not helped matters - I have never noticed that red light stuck on before and the inability to select internal speakers in system prefs/sound/output.

    ANy other suggestions?
    Do you think it is hardware or software issues?
    Thanks
    Julian
     
  4. Sharewaredemon macrumors 68000

    Sharewaredemon

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    Open and quit garageband?

    This has been known to fix audio issues, but I don't think they relate to this.

    Anyway, try it...
     
  5. kittylitter thread starter macrumors newbie

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    nope that hasn't helped either - it is driving me mad!!!!
    If anyone else can help please do reply
    I am so appreciative of everyones help and advice so far.

    I have a pic of what I see uploaded at
    http://www.kittylitterdesign.com/sounderror.jpg

    Julian
     
  6. Sharewaredemon macrumors 68000

    Sharewaredemon

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    Call Apple?
     
  7. JDN macrumors 6502a

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    This has been brought up before on the forums. Apparently you have to carefully put a small cable tie in the headphone socket and wiggle until the red light goes out.

    (Disclaimer: Not my fault if you damage anything whilst doing this.)
     

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