13" MBP doesn't recognize headphones are in jack

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Capt Crunch, Jun 13, 2009.

  1. Capt Crunch macrumors 6502

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    #1
    Well, my brand X headphones anyways. It recognizes my Apple headphones no problem. Anyone else have this problem? I feel like if I go to the Apple store they'll just say it's the headphones. Pretty annoying since Apple headphones suck.
     
  2. spaceboots06 macrumors 6502a

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    Try going to System Preferences then Audio. See if it switches it to mic for some reason when you plug in different headphones. Make sure the Use audio port for: setting is correct.

    Edit: Sound, not audio...
     
  3. Capt Crunch thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Tried that. It just pumps out the sound through the MBPs speakers, not the headphones.
     
  4. CoffeeWarrior macrumors regular

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  5. chicarica macrumors newbie

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    Same Problem

    I've got the same problem. My Iphone headphones suddenly stopped working. The computer simply stopped recognizing the headphones. I plug them in and the sound comes out of the computers built in speakers. When I look in preferences, there isn't even the option to switch from the built in speakers over to the headphones. I tried wiggling, jiggling, pushing, pulling... nada. Any ideas?:confused:
     
  6. Fubar1977 macrumors 6502a

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    Check to make sure there isn`t a red light showing inside the headphone port as this is caused usually by a sticking sensor which tells the MBP to use optical out instead of analog.
     

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