imac refuses to recognize BUILT-IN-MIC/SPEAKERS!

Discussion in 'iMac' started by bored911, Aug 12, 2008.

  1. bored911 macrumors 6502

    bored911

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    #1
    so no noise and no mic recognition. EVEN IN FREAKING SYSTEM PREFS, i have nothing. please tell me there is something to do!!!
     
  2. super_kev macrumors 6502

    super_kev

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    #2
    Ok... a few options here:

    1) Delete com.apple.systemsound.plist (in /Users/youruser/Library/Preferences) and restart. If that doesn't work, move to option two...

    2) Restart your computer and zap the PRAM (Command-Option-P-R) and wait for three chimes (three startups), then let go. If that doesn't work, try option three...

    3) Boot up from your system CD/DVD and see if you can get any sound out of the computer by clicking around where you aren't supposed to (to get that sosumi/beep tone). If no response, try option four...

    4) Backup your computer with SuperDuper or Carbon Copy Cloner and reformat the hard drive and reinstall the OS. If not, try option five...

    5) Purchase a new Mac. :p But seriously, I'd probably take it apart and check all the cables inside. Then I'd purchase a new Mac. ;)
     
  3. bogg macrumors 6502

    bogg

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    #3
    Ever heard of a little thing called warranty?
     

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