Problem with the sound on my macbook.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by kndlvon, Oct 21, 2008.

  1. kndlvon macrumors newbie

    Oct 21, 2008
    I have a new macbook and I am having trouble with the sound after I unplug my headphones. Once I unplug my headphones, my sound will not come out of my regular macbook speakers. When I push the volume up, down, or mute, it shows a circle with a line through it like saying "no sound" and the headphones hole is a red light. When I go to "Sound" under System Preferences, under digital output it says the selected device has no output controls.

    Does anyone know how to help me?
  2. Richdmoore macrumors 68000


    Jul 24, 2007
    Troutdale, OR
    Do you see a little light shining out from the headphone jack?

    I never experienced this myself, but I read a post a month ago about a macbook that somehow got fooled into thinking it was connected via optical output. The person had the same issue with not being allowed to change the volume. They suggested taking a small wire and pressing in on the microswitch inside, which should reset it to normal headphone/or speaker if no headphone is connected mode. I don't know if I would start poking around inside the computer myself, I would let the apple store people do it just in case.

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