Macbook Pro (Late 2008) Audio Issues

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Beaverfish, Apr 18, 2009.

  1. Beaverfish macrumors regular

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    UPDATE

    Ok I feel really silly. I drove all the way to the apple store only to be told a small part of my headphone cable had broken off inside the headphones port. I eventually maanged to get it out with a pair of tweezers, and now everything works again.
    Thanks for your input

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    Here goes.
    I realized today that my sound on my internal speakers wasn't working. I tried to change the volume to make sure I hadn't just muted the speakers or anything silly like that. I got the usual speaker symbol on screen, but it was grayed out, and showed a no-entry sign underneath. I re-booted the system, still to no avail. I then tried repairing permissions that didn't work either.

    After a bit more research I heard about the "redlight" issues that some macbook owners were having.
    I then thought it might be to do with the system not registering the fact that the headphones had been removed. I tried to plug in my headphones but there is something blocking the audio output. I took a torch and looked inside. Nothing out of the ordinary and no red light !

    I then ran the extended hardware test and it didn't show any issues.

    Does anyone have any idea. I don't want to take this into to the apple store as I live about 2 hours from the nearest one, and I was only there today getting my iphone replaced :-(
     
  2. PeterQC macrumors 6502a

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    If you're in your 15 days, you can call Apple and make them send you a remplacement and a return box to send your old MacBook Pro back.
     
  3. Beaverfish thread starter macrumors regular

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    I've had the mac too long.

    Unfortunatly, I've had the computer for about three months. But thanks for your input.
     
  4. jlpoore89 macrumors 6502

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    Either call an apple store or applecare. If u have applecare great if not your still within your original 1 yr warranty. And this seems to be something that would be covered, especially if u don't have the red light coming from your port.

    EDIT: have you tried cleaning the port with a blast from a can of compressed air? this might help if you have some dust or other particulate debris in there.
     
  5. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

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    In the sound preference pane, what is listed under the Output tab? Have you also reset PRAM/SMC?
     

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