headphone socket red light

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Bill-smallworld, Dec 18, 2013.

  1. Bill-smallworld, Dec 18, 2013
    Last edited: Dec 18, 2013

    Bill-smallworld macrumors newbie

    Dec 18, 2013
    Wales UK
    My headphone socket seems faulty on my 13' white macbook. There is a red light in the socket
    I use sound in live performance settings and with presentations so when it fails to play both tracks or in some cases no sound comes out of my connected PA I am severely compromised. Fiddling with plugs and wires mid performance may get it to do the job it is supposed to do but then I am not doing the job I am supposed to do ... performing seamlessly.

    As this old white macbook is well out of warrenty what USB sound out device will do a fail-safe and reliable Job?

    I do not have a big budget
  2. OllyW Moderator


    Staff Member

    Oct 11, 2005
    The Black Country, England
    It's a combined socket that also handles optical signals. That's the red light you can see.

    Here's a discussion from back in the day which might help if you can't turn it off in system preferences.
  3. VI™ macrumors 6502a

    Aug 27, 2010
    Shepherdsturd, WV
    It gets stuck sometimes and thinks something is still plugged in. A toothpick helped me take care of mine.

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