Catalina killed my speakers

Aviisr

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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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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
 

Aviisr

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Hey Chabig,

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

I seriously hate Catalina
 

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)?
 

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.
 

Aviisr

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Well,

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

AxiomaticRubric

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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.

 
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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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