no system sounds

Discussion in 'macOS' started by hehe299792458, Jun 18, 2009.

  1. hehe299792458 macrumors 6502a


    Dec 13, 2008
    I noticed that my system stopped making system (i.e. Mac OS X) sounds for some reason. Sounds from applications are fine. I checked and unchecked the "play user interface sound effects" check box in the preference panes to no effect.
  2. Blair230 macrumors regular

    Feb 17, 2009
    Near Philly
    Not sure if this will help but...

    Check the Audio MIDI setup program. Once the program is open, check the "Audio Devices" tab.

    Make sure you are looking at the settings for Audio Output. In the bottom right hand corner, make sure the settings are set as the screenshot attatched. (pay close attention to the format settings)

    Sometimes certain programs will change that bitrate and cause the computer not to play system sounds. It happened to me a few times...

    Good luck!

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  3. hehe299792458 thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Dec 13, 2008
    mine were definitely different - the format was at 48000Hz and 16bit. Changing it to your settings didn't seem to help, but after a restart it all worked fine. Thanks!

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