powerbook speakers won't work

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Raidersmojo, Nov 25, 2006.

  1. Raidersmojo macrumors regular

    Jul 3, 2005
    Burton michigan
    they were fine and nothing was wrong with them and they just quit working for whatever reason

    I opened up the sound preferences and it showed everything is working fine

    when I looked on the side where the headphone jack goes it has a red light emitting from it. something I haven't seen before

    sometimes the speakers click on and off

    anyone know whats wrong?
  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor


    Staff Member

    Jan 20, 2005
    The red light means that the optical digital output is active, which is disabling your speakers. They occasionally get stuck...try sticking some headphones into the jack and wiggling them gently to see if you can "unstick" it.
  3. mklos macrumors 68000


    Dec 4, 2002
    My house!
    The red light on my PowerMac G5 is always lit on the optical audio output. Maybe thats just because it has its own separate optical audio port instead of a shared port. I would definitely try to stick a headphone jack in there though to see if it does indeed go out.

    Have you tried resetting the PRAM? Restart you Mac, and then press and hold Apple+Option+P+R

    Please let us know if what fixed it. We (or at least I) get curious of what fixes things. :D
  4. munnabhai78 macrumors newbie

    Dec 9, 2006
    it works

    It works, simply plug the headphone, play any mp3 file, goto system prefences, audio output. Close the prefences and unplug the headphone.

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