No sound on my Macbook again.

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by GodofDeath, Dec 3, 2008.

  1. GodofDeath macrumors member

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    I have no sound on my macbook.
    I cant adjust the volume up or down. And I reset, the pram already and it still doesn't work. What can I do?

    Thx
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

    Eidorian

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    Are your audio devices still listed in the Sound System Preference pane?
     
  3. GodofDeath thread starter macrumors member

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    says digital out - built in output

    theres a red light in the thing where you stick in your headphones
     
  4. eman macrumors 6502a

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    There are switches in the headphone jack that get stuck. Try to push your headphone jack in the macbook audio out a few times and see if you can get the red light to turn off. Once the red light goes off, your macbook speakers volume will return.
     
  5. ChazDaSpaz macrumors regular

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    Apparently if you get a matchstick and poke it around until something clicks that usually fixes the problem. Or you could just plug and unplug your headphones repeatedly until it works.
     
  6. GodofDeath thread starter macrumors member

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    ugh finally,
    had to plug it in n also play some audio and then it finally works w/o the headphones. well for now anyway
     
  7. GodofDeath thread starter macrumors member

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    It happened again after i put my mb to sleep.
    the red light is on again.

    it would go off n on.

    it was off for a bit after it was on, and now it is on again
     
  8. Tomorrow macrumors 604

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    Don't stick anything in there - your MacBook is set to Digital Out, which means it's sending an optical signal to the headphone port (hence the red light) rather than an electronic one.

    Go into your System Preferences and change your audio device, that should fix the problem.
     
  9. GodofDeath thread starter macrumors member

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    the digital out thing is the only thing i can select on the outputs section. there is noting else.
     
  10. Whitebread macrumors newbie

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    Sound Fix-it

    I had the EXACT same reoccurring problem last week

    Easy Fix:

    http://www.fixya.com/support/t214879-macbook_sound_driver_issues

    Scroll down the page and read all the "Best Solutions"

    I used a Q-Tip with the end cut off, seemed it would be easier on the headphone jack then a toothpick. Remember to turn it like a screwdriver, rather than jamming in and out

    -Whitebread
     

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