Sound doesn't work...what should i do?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by mrman214, May 31, 2008.

  1. mrman214 macrumors newbie

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    So I can only get my sound to work when I'm using my earphones. Otherwise there is a red light that glows. I have no idea what's going on. I know nothing about computers. I've tried shutting it down. I've created a new user. Nothing worked. What do you do think?
     
  2. cyclingplatypus macrumors 6502a

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    The little red light is the digital audio signal, there is a little flap inside that when pushed open allows for digital audio instead of through the speakers, head phones work because they are making a connection and cutting off the digital audio.

    Pretty easy fix, you have to close that little flap. You can do it either by plugging and unplugging a TOSlink cable (if you have one around), this should dislodge the flap, you could take it into an Apple Store and they could do it, or you could find a little round plastic (or a toothpick) and go in and see if you can get the flap to close by pushing on it.

    Hope this helps.
     

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