No sound!

Discussion in 'macOS' started by ero87, Feb 27, 2006.

  1. ero87 macrumors 65816

    ero87

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    Weird problem, just happened; my sound is working half-okay. I can here music through iTunes, but none of my sound effects are working (e.g. new mail, get IM, etc.). Any ideas?
     
  2. yankeefan24 macrumors 65816

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    what mail and IM application are you using. I have a similar problem and restarting helps. but that is with mail and ichat. also, what version of mac os x are you using?
     
  3. Benjamindaines macrumors 68030

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    It's a problem with CoreAudio, when you open sertin apps that use core audio it happens. Just run This app I made and it fix it.
     
  4. ero87 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I ran that program (maybe foolishly, running a program posted by a complete stranger), and the problem's still there. I'll try restarting, but any other ideas?

    btw, i'm using Mail and ichat, but even my Take Screenshot clicky-noise isn't working.
     
  5. Benjamindaines macrumors 68030

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    You have to restart the effected apps.
     
  6. ero87 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    even putting items in the trash wasn't making a sound, so i don't know if it was a problem with apps. anyways, i reset the computer and it's all well and good, but i get bummed with apple has glitches. cuz they're too good for that.
     
  7. yankeefan24 macrumors 65816

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    i have those nice visual indications to show when something happens, but it does seem to pop up every now and then. especially after i have to restart after an installation.

    Good luck!
     
  8. yankeefan24 macrumors 65816

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    restarting the affected apps for me doesn't work. trust me, i have a similar problem. :(
     
  9. NiftyBritches macrumors newbie

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    I had the same problem last week. I didn't install Garage Band when I upgraded to iLife '06 for space reasons. So, I installed Garage Band, and now the sounds work in Mail for some reason. Hope that helps...
     
  10. quigleybc macrumors 68030

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    I've posted this before on here and I still have no clue....the sound effect thing and my issue with Ogg video remain my two "unsolved mysteries...."

    For my system, I lose ALL my sound FX. From the "ping" in iChat to the trash emptying, all of em....except for the volume up down sounds...My theory is that when I tax my system's ram/cpu my sound fx dissapear....the only way I can get em' back is with a restart...

    I've messed around in Prefs>sound>sound effects...with no luck.

    It's a small quirk, but I hate quirks. Good luck to the original poster...and thanks in advance to any legit suggestions.

    :)
     
  11. ero87 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    yeah quigley that's the exact diagnosis of my problem! restarting works fine, and it's a pretty rare problem. a real solution would be cool.
     
  12. Stibble macrumors newbie

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    Garageband does it

    I have always had this intermittent problem since I got the G5 w 10.2.8 ? and still w 10.4.10

    I had forgotten how I solved it until Nifty mentioned Garage band - just launch and quit it and your sound problems magically disappear !
     

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