rMBP headphone jack

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  1. jozeppy26 macrumors 6502

    jozeppy26

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    Any reason why my rMBP headphone jack would recently start only playing sound out of the left earphone (the right has sound, but it's very quiet)? I tried with 2 different headphones, both of which work fine on my iPhone. Faulty? Dirty?

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    Issue not fixed after system restart.
     
  2. jozeppy26 thread starter macrumors 6502

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  3. hutch34 macrumors member

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    You're not an idiot! This happened to me on my Macbook Air a few weeks ago. I didn't remember adjusting any settings at all...all the sudden everything is fading to one side.

    Checked the balance settings and lo and behold the slider was skewed.
     
  4. aman20177 macrumors regular

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  5. laurihoefs macrumors 6502a

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    Hey, you found a solution, that's most important :)
     
  6. Rocketpaul macrumors regular

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    me too, i thought i must have adjusted it at some point, but i dont think i did.
     
  7. Zeov macrumors 6502a

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    funny, happened to me too.. and i see no reason to change this.. i have no idea how it happened
     
  8. calderone macrumors 68040

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    Pro-tip:

    Hold option, click volume in menu bar, select desired output.

    Much faster than going into sysprefs.
     
  9. entropi macrumors 6502

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    this must be somekind of an audio bug in OS X, it has happened to me a lot on both my 17" portable macs (in OS 10.4 to 10.8)
     
  10. Michason macrumors newbie

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    It's a bug. This had happened to me aswell and I got so angry cause I thought there was something wrong with the headphones and I had only just bought them.
     
  11. jozeppy26 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    "Glad" to hear it's at least a common problem and not just me. :p Strange why this happens, I just figured it had something complicated to do with the "Boom" and "SoundFlowerBed" drivers I had installed.
     

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