Imac Speakers Not working

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Tyler Riddle, May 3, 2008.

  1. Tyler Riddle macrumors newbie

    May 3, 2008
    Hi guys, I have a 17inch Imac and the internal speakers aren't working.

    They will put sound out when I turn ON the computer (the apple sound), but not when the operating system is running.

    The Audio preferences says there is a DIGITAL OUT, but no external speakers like there were before. the headphone jack is slightly tweaked from use and sometimes you have to wiggle the jack to get a stereo sound?

    Any Ideas?
  2. Jedi macrumors regular


    Apr 28, 2008
    I`m not sure if this will work , but :

    Go to "Spotlight" and search audio preferences , find the audio preference file and delete it.

    Re-boot your iMac and go to System Pref. and set up your audio pref all over again.

    This would work with OS 9 , still learning my way around OS X :eek:

    I hope this helps ! :D


    Gary 
  3. Tyler Riddle thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 3, 2008

    yeah that didn't work, my guess is that it might be a hardware issue? I don't know. The digital output works, but the speakers don't.
  4. sfroom macrumors regular

    Apr 30, 2008
    My girlfriend's iBook was displaying a "no sound" sign when trying to adjust the volume, and the speakers weren't working.

    I reset the PRAM and PMU and the speakers went back to functioning normally.

    Reset the computer while holding command+option+p+r. It's worth a shot.

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