Really Weird Sound Issue on Lion

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by Keano2416, Jul 28, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Apr 27, 2010
    Hey guys, really strange problem I am continuously having since installing Lion.

    Works fine throughout -- then all of a sudden, something like Safari or Chrome crashes, and sound stops working after that.

    And I don't just mean sound on YouTube or elsewhere on the web -- but Lion loses the ability to play any sound at all, be it on a website or an mp3 file on my hard disk.

    Not like my sound icons are greyed-out either -- volume up and down works fine but to no avail.

    To fix it I have to restart the OS every time which is very annoying as you can imagine.... anyone else have this problem? Any solution would be greatly appreciated.
  2. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 27, 2010

    Any ideas? Still going (in fact, I am in the "media-less" state right now on Lion). Very annoying, any help at all would be wonderful.
  3. macrumors newbie

    Jul 30, 2011
    I'm having the exact same problem, and no one's been able to help me yet.
    I'm relieved to find someone else having the same issue.
    What model is your Mac?
    I'm on a newer iMac Quad Core
  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 27, 2010
    I'm using a late 2008 MacBook Pro. Good to know (!) that someone else has this issue too. Really is quite annoying.
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 27, 2010
    Issue still going on. Has anyone else experienced this, or know how to solve this problem?

    Funny thing is, I can still play songs off my iPod on iTunes, but sound on a browser or from other media players does not work!!

    WTF Apple.
  6. macrumors 6502a

    Jul 1, 2011
    Try opening up Terminal then type "sudo killall coreaudiod" without the quotes.
  7. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 27, 2010
    I am literally in love with you for that. Thanks a billion!
    Such an annoying issue though...
  8. macrumors 68030


    May 27, 2006
    Miami, FL
    When audio crashes, does the icon get grayed out?
  9. macrumors regular

    Feb 21, 2010
    London, England

    I have the same problem. The icon on the status bar greys out.

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