No audio from 17" Powerbook except for startup chime

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  1. j-a-x macrumors 65816

    j-a-x

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    Houston, Texas
    #1
    The sound on my 17" G4 Powerbook does not seem to be working any longer. I know there are some similar threads but I think my problem is slightly different because I get sound on startup (the startup chime) then when Leopard loads it seems to be dead.

    When I press the volume keys (F4/F5) I see the volume indicator increase/decrease but I do not hear an alert sound.

    When I go into System Preferences/Sound, "Internal Speakers" is grayed out under "Sound effects" but "Internal Speakers" shows up under the Output tab.

    When I plug in headphones, I get no sound.

    I've tried resetting the PRAM and open firmware.

    I've tried creating a new user and the new user also has no sound.

    I've tried repairing permissions, running disk warrior while booted from another drive, and a disk repair in disk utility, as well as fsck-fy and also clearing the cache files with applejack.

    I am runnign Leopard on this machine, version 10.5.6.

    I though it was a fried/disconnected sound card or a logic board issue until I realized that the startup chime was playing just fine.

    Also, whenever I press the volume keys, I get the following error in system.log

    Tuesday, December 23, 2008 12:34:40 AM US/Eastern
    Dec 23 00:34:42 Macintosh-85 kernel[0]: Sound assertion "0 != err" failed in "AppleLegacyAudio/AppleTexas2Audio/AppleTexas2Audio.cpp" at line 2703 goto Exit
    Dec 23 00:34:42 Macintosh-85 kernel[0]: ^PSound assertion "0 != err" failed in "AppleLegacyAudio/AppleTexas2Audio/AppleTexas2Audio.cpp" at line 3014 goto AttemptToRetry
    Dec 23 00:34:42 Macintosh-85 kernel[0]: ^PSound assertion "0 != err" failed in "AppleLegacyAudio/AppleTexas2Audio/AppleTexas2Audio.cpp" at line 2703 goto Exit
    Dec 23 00:34:42 Macintosh-85 kernel[0]: ^PSound assertion "0 != err" failed in "AppleLegacyAudio/AppleTexas2Audio/AppleTexas2Audio.cpp" at line 3014 goto AttemptToRetry
    Dec 23 00:34:42 Macintosh-85 kernel[0]: ^PSound assertion "0 != err" failed in "AppleLegacyAudio/AppleTexas2Audio/AppleTexas2Audio.cpp" at line 2703 goto Exit
    Dec 23 00:34:42 Macintosh-85 kernel[0]: ^PSound assertion "0 != err" failed in "AppleLegacyAudio/AppleTexas2Audio/AppleTexas2Audio.cpp" at line 3014 goto AttemptToRetry
    Dec 23 00:34:42 Macintosh-85 kernel[0]: ^PSound assertion "0 != err" failed in "AppleLegacyAudio/AppleTexas2Audio/AppleTexas2Audio.cpp" at line 2703 goto Exit
    Dec 23 00:34:42 Macintosh-85 kernel[0]: ^PSound assertion "0 != err" failed in "AppleLegacyAudio/AppleTexas2Audio/AppleTexas2Audio.cpp" at line 3014 goto AttemptToRetry
    Dec 23 00:34:42 Macintosh-85 kernel[0]: ^PSound assertion "0 != err" failed in "AppleLegacyAudio/AppleTexas2Audio/AppleTexas2Audio.cpp" at line 2703 goto Exit
    Dec 23 00:34:42 Macintosh-85 kernel[0]: ^PSound assertion "0 != err" failed in "AppleLegacyAudio/AppleTexas2Audio/AppleTexas2Audio.cpp" at line 3014 goto AttemptToRetry
    Dec 23 00:34:42 Macintosh-85 kernel[0]: ^PSound assertion "0 != err" failed in "AppleLegacyAudio/AppleTexas2Audio/AppleTexas2Audio.cpp" at line 2785 goto Exit
    Dec 23 00:34:42 Macintosh-85 kernel[0]: ^PSound assertion "0 != err" failed in "AppleLegacyAudio/AppleTexas2Audio/AppleTexas2Audio.cpp" at line 2703 goto Exit
    Dec 23 00:34:42 Macintosh-85 kernel[0]: ^PSound assertion "0 != err" failed in "AppleLegacyAudio/AppleTexas2Audio/AppleTexas2Audio.cpp" at line 3014 goto AttemptToRetry
    Dec 23 00:34:42 Macintosh-85 kernel[0]: ^PSound assertion "0 != err" failed in "AppleLegacyAudio/AppleTexas2Audio/AppleTexas2Audio.cpp" at line 2703 goto Exit
    Dec 23 00:34:42 Macintosh-85 kernel[0]: ^PSound assertion "0 != err" failed in "AppleLegacyAudio/AppleTexas2Audio/AppleTexas2Audio.cpp" at line 3014 goto AttemptToRetry
    Dec 23 00:34:42 Macintosh-85 kernel[0]: ^PSound assertion "0 != err" failed in "AppleLegacyAudio/AppleTexas2Audio/AppleTexas2Audio.cpp" at line 2703 goto Exit
    Dec 23 00:34:42 Macintosh-85 kernel[0]: ^PSound assertion "0 != err" failed in "AppleLegacyAudio/AppleTexas2Audio/AppleTexas2Audio.cpp" at line 3014 goto AttemptToRetry
    Dec 23 00:34:42 Macintosh-85 kernel[0]: ^PSound assertion "0 != err" failed in "AppleLegacyAudio/AppleTexas2Audio/AppleTexas2Audio.cpp" at line 2703 goto Exit
    Dec 23 00:34:42 Macintosh-85 kernel[0]: ^PSound assertion "0 != err" failed in "AppleLegacyAudio/AppleTexas2Audio/AppleTexas2Audio.cpp" at line 3014 goto AttemptToRetry
    Dec 23 00:34:42 Macintosh-85 kernel[0]: ^PSound assertion "0 != err" failed in "AppleLegacyAudio/AppleTexas2Audio/AppleTexas2Audio.cpp" at line 2703 goto Exit
    Dec 23 00:34:42 Macintosh-85 kernel[0]: ^PSound assertion "0 != err" failed in "AppleLegacyAudio/AppleTexas2Audio/AppleTexas2Audio.cpp" at line 3014 goto AttemptToRetry
    Dec 23 00:34:42 Macintosh-85 kernel[0]: ^PSound assertion "0 != err" failed in "AppleLegacyAudio/AppleTexas2Audio/AppleTexas2Audio.cpp" at line 2785 goto Exit
    Dec 23 00:34:42 Macintosh-85 kernel[0]: ^P


    If anybody has any ideas as to what could possibly be the problem, I would really appreciate it.
     
  2. j-a-x thread starter macrumors 65816

    j-a-x

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    #2
    I am surprised nobody has replied. I thought this was a fairly common issue...
     
  3. giantJELLYFISH macrumors newbie

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    #3
    I joined MacRumours:Forums just to post you a reply!

    Although by now, i do hope you found a solution.
    I was almost ready to totally reinstall my OS when I found this little gem:
    http://forums.macosxhints.com/archive/index.php/t-32876.html
    (pay special attention to the last post that states: Simply remove 'AppleDallasDriver.kext' from '/System/Library/Extensions/' that way you will only get error entry in the log and your sound will work fine)

    IT DOES!
    a 10 second fix!

    How it ever happened I have NO CLUE! :apple:
     

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