Mac Mini A1283 no sound output device detected

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by drkwtsn, May 26, 2014.

  1. drkwtsn macrumors member

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    Recently I put an SSD in my older mac mini to spring some life into it... I also went from 10.5.8 to Mavericks (old OS still on old HD)... after plugging it all back in I had no sound card recognized... I went and checked all the connections to the audio board and everything looks ok. I then retested and it still didnt work.

    I completely removed the ribbon cable to see if reseating it again would work and still nothing... I have then replaced the harddrive going back to 10.5.8 to see if mavericks was the problem... still no help

    Is it possible that I damaged the Audio Board in the process? I've taken this thing apart before so I know what I'm doing when taking it apart and I'm always careful. Is there anything else I should check? This is my HTPC so not having sound is sort of a deal breaker

    Thanks

    Derek
     
  2. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040

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    Possible, yes. But even if you did, it's not really a big deal. Just plug in a USB audio device like this: http://amzn.com/B00D69U1B0
     
  3. blanka macrumors 68000

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    It is also possible the connector gets dirty or messed up. It has a combine optical/analog mini-jack audio out port. Try plugging in the other type (analog instead of optical, or the other way around) and see what happens.
     
  4. drkwtsn thread starter macrumors member

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    thanks everyone

    no luck on the other device being plugged in... fairly sure the cards dead

    I ordered one of those usb cards, as well as a replacement audioboard (cheap)... both were relatively cheap and i really would rather have the audioboard in than a usb dongle... but decided to buy the dongle as well just incase the board didnt work.

    currently using my old MBP as my Media center pc, hah
     

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