Sound Issue with OSX Snow Leopard

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  1. traphyk macrumors newbie

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    To start off - I am new to this site. I need help with an issue that I can't find a solution for elsewhere.

    I recently bought Snow Leopard for my late 2007 model 13" Macbook (the old white one). I've been running 10.5.8 for so long, and having Snow Leopard come with my Mac Pro I enjoyed it enough to buy it. I did my research and found I'd need to buy it, there was a separate build needed for my Macbook to work properly. I got it and installed today.

    I'm having a problem, though. When I turn my Mac on, the startup sound is fine. Though, as soon as I try to watch a video online or play a song, no sound comes out. I've checked my sound settings and they are fine, set to the appropriate settings.

    It plays the startup sound, trash sound, the "error" or "cannot complete" sound, and the sound when you remove an item from the dock; for some reason though, it will not play application sounds.

    What's my problem here, and how do I fix it?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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  3. traphyk thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the quick response.

    There is no light in my audio out port, because, in fact, I have an OLD Macbook. Mine is not the unibody, nor the new white one. I have the late 2007 model. I have checked the sounds in system preferences, and that is working just fine. The other article just says to check QuickTime, which is also up to date, since I just installed Snow Leopard and all other updates. I'm having problems with EVERY application as well, not just some. The only sounds are system sounds though.

    Support had nothing to tell me either. I'm not new to Macs, but my knowledge can't fix this one.
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Try resetting your NVRAM.
     
  5. traphyk thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I've reset NVRAM and PRAM to no avail. That was my first thought, but I will try again, as it can't hurt.
     
  6. traphyk thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No luck. I've also emptied all caches, as well as cleared and restored .plist files for most of my applications
     
  7. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    .... and I'm assuming you have the right selection made in System Preferences > Sound > Output, and the volume is set properly and not muted. (It never hurts to double-check even the simplest things, which I'm sure you have already)
     
  8. traphyk thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes, I've gone through that as well. And to humour you, I have just again done so ;)

    I'm double-checking the few things that I haven't double-checked. But for some reason I'm thinking there's something else stopping the sound. I have no idea what it might be, but there's gotta be something.
     
  9. traphyk, Jan 28, 2011
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    traphyk thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I just did another system reboot, and somehow that fixed it. My sound is back. Thanks for your help.




    If I figure out what it was that caused it, I'll post it here in case anyone else has the same problem.
     
  10. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    I was going to suggest a reboot, but since you said in your first post that "when you turn your Mac on", I figured you had done it already. Glad you worked it out!
     
  11. traphyk thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yepp, I had tried it several times, and every time I got the startup sound coming from the speakers (how I knew it wasn't the IO board). So still not sure how it worked, but thanks again!
     

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