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Aviisr

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Mar 25, 2020
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Hello all!

I have MBA mid 2013.

yesterday I updated to 10.15.4 and suddenly I noticed the speakers don’t work anymore.
Trying to volume up / down shows me icon of a circle and diagonal line on it under the speaker icon.

checking the per fences show me there isn’t anyinternal speakers recognized.

tried restart,smc reset, coreaudio kill and all I could find on the forums.

anyonecan suggest any other way since the Apple stores are closed...

Thanks,
Avi
 

flowrider

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Nov 23, 2012
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When I updated I lost my speakers too. My sound went to the internal speaker. When I went into the "Sound" Preference Pane, the Headphone Port was no longer listed. I unplugged the cable from the headphone jack and replugged it. Voila it was again listed. I chose it and my Klipsch have worked since.

Lou
 
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Aviisr

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Mar 25, 2020
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Hey Lou,

Tried to connect the headphone jack. didn't help. The only thing being shown on my sound preferences is the following picture ("Living room" is the ATV name)
 

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Aviisr

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Mar 25, 2020
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Hey Chabig,

Unfortunately, I tried it this morning. still didn't work.

I seriously hate Catalina
 
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chabig

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Don't hate Catalina. We will figure this out. Do the speakers show up in Audio Midi Setup (Applications > Utilities)?
 
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Aviisr

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Mar 25, 2020
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Nothing in the midi setup
 

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chabig

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Well we know you Mac has speakers, so it has to be software. You said it's a 2013 machine. If you've been doing in-place updates for years, it's very possible that it's time for a clean install. I know it takes time and isn't something you want to do, but it ought to fix your problem. Do you know how?

Before doing that, you could also run a simple test...do a clean install of Catalina on an empty external drive and then boot from that drive. See if the speakers work.
 
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Aviisr

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Mar 25, 2020
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Well,

I knew it will come to that. I did a back up. Ill update on what goes...
 
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AxiomaticRubric

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On Mars, Praising the Omnissiah
When you tried to reset the PRAM did you see the Mac restart screen once, or twice? Normally a PRAM reset causes one restart, followed by another restart that goes to the login screen.

 
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Aviisr

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Mar 25, 2020
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When you tried to reset the PRAM did you see the Mac restart screen once, or twice? Normally a PRAM reset causes one restart, followed by another restart that goes to the login screen.

I did it twice as said.

I can connect my AirPods to the Mac and have sound. I just don't have any option to use the internal speakers since the update.

And with my luck, I am no near a place with a broadband internet so I have to wait for Sunday for clean install to rule out software mess that the update did.
 
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Aviisr

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Mar 25, 2020
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So I came back to update. Unfortunately, in the end, Catalina killed my speakers.

I did a clean install of Snow Leopard and clean install of Catalina. Nothing help. I'm with a great MBA from2013, working like it was bought yesterday but with no speakers since the update.

I can use my airpods or headphones.

I regeret I update.

Peace,
Avi
 
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shafez

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Jul 3, 2011
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So I came back to update. Unfortunately, in the end, Catalina killed my speakers.

I did a clean install of Snow Leopard and clean install of Catalina. Nothing help. I'm with a great MBA from2013, working like it was bought yesterday but with no speakers since the update.

I can use my airpods or headphones.

I regeret I update.

Peace,
Avi
Do you hear the startup sound when you reset the PRAM?
If yes ,this is got to be software issue, otherwise have your MacBook checked.
 
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Aviisr

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Mar 25, 2020
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Happy update guys!

After the despair I wanted to take my Mac to repair but the COVID-19 closed everything in Israel. I thought to use a private lab to fix the speakers but then I decided to wait for everything to open back.

Fortunately, today in the 10.15.5 notes I saw that T2 chip Macs have their speakers fixed by this update. A quick update, restart and got my speaker back!!!


I hate Catalina. Never thought an update will kill the speakers.

Cheers and health to all.

Avi

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lemil

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Oct 21, 2020
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Hey Guys, Not sure if it's the right place to post this issue because i'm not sure if catalina is the problem. I'm using macbook pro 16inch, going to be 3 months since i purchased.

Today morning while I was on a google duo call, my right speaker started making some crackling noise. First I thought it was a problem with the call, and later post call I played some music and then right speaker starting distorting so badly.

Spoke to apple care, they did all tests remotely. NVRAM/PRAM reset and diagnostics were done. No changes. Attaching a video here. Please help me to move this to a different thread if this is not the right place. I'm new here.

PS: Please reduce your headphone/speaker volume before playing the video below, this might damage your ear/speaker.

 
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