Macbook Pro: Audio Output Failure

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Shanesan, Jun 7, 2007.

  1. Shanesan macrumors 6502


    Jul 29, 2006
    Bloody Macbook Pro is at it again.

    There is this little red light that likes to pop up on me inside the audio-out port of the Macbook Pro. I've heard that its the optical out detecting an optical connection. The only problem is that I don't have anything plugged into it.

    This also causes my computer to stop playing sound or flicker the sound output as the red light flickers.

    Here's a video of my woes.

    So, what should I do? If it doesn't do this when I visit Applecare, will they take the video as proof enough?

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  2. Barabas macrumors member

    Jul 20, 2006
    It happened to me once. Very annoying. I plugged an audio cable in a couple of times and went back to normal. I think it happens because something inside the port has gotten slightly bent so you'll wanna be careful. Don't know if this is much help but good luck anyways.
  3. Shanesan thread starter macrumors 6502


    Jul 29, 2006
    Daytime guys, what say you? Any issues like this?
    I'm being drowned by new Pro owners. :rolleyes:
  4. Macbook Pro 3.1 macrumors newbie

    Jan 24, 2008
    What happened in the end with the flashing red beam?

    Hi there,
    I was just experiencing the same problem you wrote on your thread, I was wondering what happened in the end, did you have to get the computer fixed?
  5. johnpie14 macrumors newbie

    Oct 20, 2008
    Macbook Pro Audio Out Failure

    I have the same problem. Has anyone found a solution?
  6. richard.mac macrumors 603


    Feb 2, 2007
    51.50024, -0.12662
    are you using Boot Camp? i think it happens after using Windows just a little diriver glitch. try plugging in your headphones and rebooting or try a safe reboot by holding shift at startup.

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