Sound problems (Can't control volume)

Discussion in 'OS X' started by applecrag, Nov 17, 2005.

  1. macrumors regular

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    Hey everyone. Just today I noticed that I cannot control my volume at all. The pull down sound icon on the menu bar cannot be adjusted. I cannot use the keyboard to change volume. All I can do is mute it. Also, in the system preferences under the "sound" icon I cannot change the volume. It appears to be greyed (spelling) out. Any ideas on what might have caused this and how to fix it? I've tried restarting and I'm running the latest version of Tiger. Thanks.
     
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    mad jew

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    Try repairing permissions from the Disk Utility. :confused:
     
  3. macrumors G3

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    Are you speakers connected to the digital out?
     
  4. thread starter macrumors regular

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    I do not have speakers...just the crappy internal ones built-in to the powermac.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Just tried repairing disk permissions. Problem still exists. It's weird because when I restart the computer, I hear the startup tone. I wonder what it could be. Thanks for the help guys.
     
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    mad jew

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    What sort of Mac is it? Maybe try resetting the PRAM although I would think that if it's a PRAM issue, your speakers wouldn't be working at all.

    Is it the same issue across all accounts? If you only have the one account, then maybe make another through System Preferences. :)
     
  7. thread starter macrumors regular

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    I tried resetting the Pram. Still can't control the volume. I made another account and the sound didn't work on that one either! Strange...Again, thanks for the help. It is a dual 2ghz Powermac.
     
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    mad jew

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    What software (and maybe hardware) have you added since not being able to change the volume? In particular, is there an app installed that modified sound output? :)
     
  9. macrumors newbie

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    I had a very similar problem as well. Try going into System Preferences>Sound>Output and then choose Internal Speakers
     

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