Odd bug in my MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by daneoni, Feb 24, 2007.

  1. daneoni macrumors G4

    daneoni

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    I've noticed for the past several weeks that my MBP volume controls are wonky. Usually at home i have my volume increased to nearly maximum levels but when im at work, out of consideration for others i often mute my speakers.

    However, i've noticed that when i mute i have to press the fn+mute button several times before OS X picks up and acts accordingly. I usually get confirmation that i have indeed executed a mute command i.e visual confirmation in the center of the screen BUT the speaker in the menu bar, as well as sound in OS X in general, fail to respond unless i repeat several times. Even sometimes requiring me to play a song in iTunes before OS X recognises that i'm trying to mute.

    Any ideas what's going on?, I've repaired permissions and all that stuff but no dice.
     
  2. sturigdson macrumors regular

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    you know, i sometimes have a very similar problem, where i press the volume control keys, get both the "blip" sound and the visual volume indicator on screen, but my menu-volume doesn't change, and neither does the actual played sound.

    Strange. Anybody else have this problem?

    A.
     
  3. 4np macrumors 6502a

    4np

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    I have the same thing on my PowerBook (second last revision). Most of the times when my PowerBook has been in screensaver mode for a while and I wake it and try to scale the volume down the on-screen indicator shows that the volume is going down but the 'beep' sounds are lagging behind. After a few seconds they sound.

    So this is not just MBP related; I'd say it's probably OS X related which means it can be fixed :)
     
  4. aaron.lee2006 macrumors 65816

    aaron.lee2006

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    You don't need to press the fn key to mute your volume... just press the mute key.
     
  5. richard4339 macrumors 6502a

    richard4339

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    You may be referring to the PowerBook mentioned above, but with the MBP, there is no mute button, only the mute function you get by pressing Function + F3.
     
  6. Thi macrumors member

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    on my mbp c2d all i have to do is press F3 (mute button)
     
  7. e12a macrumors 68000

    e12a

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    Same here.
     
  8. daneoni thread starter macrumors G4

    daneoni

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    For those of you saying i don't need the fn key. Yes you don't if you've set your keyboard preferences to use F1-F12 keys to control software features to be un-ticked, making it un-necessary to use fn key for hardware features (Volume, Brightness etc). If you tick it however (which i have done), you NEED the fn key.
     

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