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Headphone jack left channel not working

chrisrosemusic1

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Jan 31, 2012
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Northamptonshire, England
Since firmware/security patch I've noticed I can't hear any sound through the left channel when plugging in headphones to my retina MacBook Pro - Has anyone else noticed this issue?? Balance settings etc are as they should be in preferences. It may be a hardware failure but I've only just noticed but wasn't sure if this may also be a coincidence.

Any input??
 

nickandre21

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Jun 21, 2012
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Try and check with other head phones or speakers. If that does not work go to recovery mode, and verify it will usually have audible instructions as well. Or you could go into a different user account. If nothing helps it best you take it in.
 
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nealh

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Jul 20, 2010
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Since firmware/security patch I've noticed I can't hear any sound through the left channel when plugging in headphones to my retina MacBook Pro - Has anyone else noticed this issue?? Balance settings etc are as they should be in preferences. It may be a hardware failure but I've only just noticed but wasn't sure if this may also be a coincidence.

Any input??
Was this after 10.9.2 update?

I noticed the right channel having lower volume for me. Same headphones with my iPhone 5S, sound is normal and much better.
 
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chrisrosemusic1

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Jan 31, 2012
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Northamptonshire, England
Was this after 10.9.2 update?

I noticed the right channel having lower volume for me. Same headphones with my iPhone 5S, sound is normal and much better.

Yeah - turns out my headphones had died anyway but yes, go in to your sound settings as the balance was way off after updating which is bizarre.
 
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whitedragon101

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Sep 11, 2008
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Yeah - turns out my headphones had died anyway but yes, go in to your sound settings as the balance was way off after updating which is bizarre.

Weird I thought the balance was off but I thought the speaker was dying.

Yep post update the balance was shifted way to the right in the settings.
 
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