Mac speakers not working!

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by 1324356565, May 21, 2010.

  1. 1324356565 macrumors newbie

    May 21, 2010
    I need help!
    My macbook air speakers will not work
    I was watching a videos and went away from my laptop for a bit
    When i came back the volume bar was gone and my speakers weren't working
    Under preferences it wont recognize any output speakers whatsoever.
    What do I do?
  2. MrCheeto macrumors 68030


    Nov 2, 2008
    This has happened when I've been using Flash as well. Either plug in and then remove a wire in the audio jack, or just restart.
  3. 1324356565 thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 21, 2010
  4. hannahbreland macrumors newbie

    Jun 19, 2010

    I have done every single thing in the book to try to fix this problem, but oddly enough, nothing works! I've tried jiggling the headphones, toothpick, bobby pin, cotton swab tip, restarting my computer, system preferences, etc.. Nothing at all seems to work. I have yet to go to the Apple store but I don't want to pay to have this fixed. Anyone else have other suggestions? Please help!
  5. nexp macrumors newbie

    Jan 27, 2008
    I have the same issue, and for what i could understand on my search on some foruns, its a problem with the audio cable that wears out after some time.

    As I have applecare, I'll take mine to an apple repair center, but some people seem to managed to fix it by themselves.

  6. juro macrumors member

    Nov 11, 2007
    Yes, it is the audio cable, which is located on the right side of the keyboard hand rests - where a lot of pressure is applied when typing, carrying, etc...

    Brought mine to the shop and they reinstalled a new cable for me.
  7. eddieaus macrumors regular

    Feb 19, 2009
    this is a common issue for the first gen Air. happened to me a few months ago, and i took it to the apple repair centre to fix when i was in China. they replaced the audio flex cable, and was charged $60.
  8. hannahbreland macrumors newbie

    Jun 19, 2010
    Thank you guys, I will be going to the Apple store Monday to fix this issue.

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