Headphones not recognized by MacBook Pro

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  1. MacNut macrumors Core

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    So I have had my i7 MacBook Pro for about a day now and last night I went to plug in headphones but the computer never recognized them and continued to play through the external speakers. Called Apple care and they said to bring it to the Apple store so I did and of course it worked properly for the genius. So great it works, brought it home and once again the jack won't recognize the headphones. Tried multiple pairs and neither of them will play.
     
  2. realz macrumors member

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    check audio/midi setup in /Applications/Utilities and see if it recognizes your headphone there…
    You can try resetting PRAM.
     
  3. aiqw9182 macrumors 65816

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    Sounds stupid but check if they are plugged in all the way.
     
  4. MacNut thread starter macrumors Core

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    Ya I tried the midi settings and resetting the PRAM and neither worked.

    As for the seating of the jack I tried to jiggle it around. I am starting to think it is a logic board issue. Probably call Apple Care again since this is only a 2 day old machine.
     
  5. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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    on mine it takes a moment for it switch when I plug my apple headphones in/out for the audio to switch.
     
  6. MacNut thread starter macrumors Core

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    It seems to be a issue in the Apple discussion forums, some say it is a SL problem or a loose connection on the logic board.
     
  7. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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    i hope its a SL bug rather then the logic board
     
  8. MacNut thread starter macrumors Core

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    I hope so, I also still can't figure out if the vibrations I am getting are from the hard drive or if it is something else. It is a low end hum so I don't think it is the fan.
     
  9. MacNut thread starter macrumors Core

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    Heh, I am such a putz. It seems that the plug is a tighter fit then on my old computer. It really needs to be pushed in to get it to seat.:eek:
     
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  11. matttung macrumors member

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    Yeah, same here - There's a 3~4 second delay when switching from onboard to the jack.
     
  12. Tankfantry macrumors regular

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    the first few times I had to push plug in kind of hard but now everything is squared away.
     

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