Resolved Macbook Pro believes headphones are plugged in, no they're not.

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  1. Señor, Jun 26, 2014
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    Before this, I had the infamous red light in the headphone jack issue, got a pen and managed to clean out the dust.

    At this point, I've done everything there is to do: Reset SMC, reset PRAM, etc.

    I had the same issue with my iPhone 5, but that resolved itself. This unfortunately isn't.

    Is it my logic board? Or something entirely different?

    Any and ALL help will be very much appreciated. (I'm aware I made another thread with the red light problem, but now since I'm getting something else and could list more information, I decided to just make another thread. Roll with it, okay?)
     
  2. Señor thread starter macrumors 6502

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    114 people have looked at this thread, and not a single one has posted.

    Come on, guys.
     
  3. 53kyle macrumors 65816

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    Maybe because nobody knows the answer?
     
  4. cjgonzales1900 macrumors regular

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    Could be a software glitch. have you tried plugging and unplugging headphones into the machine several times?
     
  5. Señor thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'm probably the only one on this forum who'll say this, but...

    Yeah, I don't have any headphones.
     
  6. cjgonzales1900 macrumors regular

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    Really? do you have external speakers or anything you can plug in? also try blowing out the port maybe something got stuck in there. if its hardware, is your computer still under apple warranty?
     
  7. Señor thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Comments in bold.
     
  8. cjgonzales1900 macrumors regular

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    that sucks I would take it to an apple store if there is one near you they should still tell you whats wrong with it and offer to fix it for a fee. but I would shop around after they tell you whats wrong with it and call local repair places.
     
  9. Señor thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Looked one up on Google, that'd be a 96.4 mile long drive.
     
  10. cjgonzales1900 macrumors regular

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    computer repair store is your next best thing but they will charge you to look at it usually. I had this problem with my MBA once and all i did was plug and unplug my headphones in and it fixed itself.
     
  11. Señor thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I wonder if I should go to Best Buy, and purchase the cheapest headphones there and hope that works.
     
  12. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    There's an answer for that:
    Your Audio-out port, under certain conditions, may be mechanically stuck.
    One method to free that, is to try a matching plug (headphones, or other device with a standard mini plug.) A few reseats of the plug in your jack may un-seat that port, and bring it back to normal operation. It's easy to do, and worth trying if it fixes your problem, as it commonly will be successful.
    (caveat - as with any such mechanical problem, it's also possible that's not a fix, but still too easy to ignore completely :D )
    Borrow some headphones, just to test.
    Or (even if you never use them for their intended use) purchase a cheap set just to use the plug. Here's one: http://www.monoprice.com/Product?c_id=108&cp_id=10823&cs_id=1082303&p_id=9927&seq=1&format=2
    Or, you could go to your local Radio Shack, and purchase just a 1/8-inch mini plug, to keep in your toolbox for just such a purpose. Probably less than 2 bucks...
    And, as you have Soundflower installed, you COULD also uninstall Soundflower just as a test, or at least make sure that your version is up-to-date.
     
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    That happened to me once, I solved it plugging and unplugging a headphone.

    Get one and try, really, that will solve it.
     
  16. Yoshi Yogurt macrumors regular

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    Apparently he is one of the 4 owners of both an iphone and macbook with no headphones...

    How do you listen to music??? The whole point of originally gettin a freakin iphone was the built in music player....
     
  17. TechGod macrumors 68040

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    What? No it wasn't. It was to make and receive phone calls, send texts, web browse and use a lot of other 3rd party apps.

    If you buy an iPhone just to listen to music then I don't know what to say you.
     
  18. Yoshi Yogurt macrumors regular

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    Wow, ALL OTHER PHONES DO THAT.

    For me, when I decided over an android, it was the great music player and ability to easily sync with itunes/last.fm. Of course, iOS 7 has a completely garbage music player so that doesn't even matter anymore.
     
  19. Señor thread starter macrumors 6502

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    This.

    So I went to Best Buy and bought some cheap headphones, plugged it in and out a bit and it fixed the problem.

    Thank god for Macrumors. Thanks for the help, everyone.
     
  20. TechGod macrumors 68040

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    Ummm sorry but the music player on iOS is hardly special LOL!
    So what if all other phones do that? Are you that narcissist that you want a special phone?
    What a ridiculous reason to choose iOS over Android but like they say one man's trash...
     
  21. Yoshi Yogurt macrumors regular

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    Why are you even on macrumors if you have a problem with people who like iphones?
     
  22. TechGod macrumors 68040

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    Its in the name you see...


    MAC RUMOURS.


    Is that clear now? Besides I never said I dislike iPhones...
     

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