Sound not working please help!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by sophiecb, Feb 23, 2013.

  1. sophiecb macrumors newbie

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    Hi Guys,
    I have a 13'' mac book pro (running OS X Lion 10.7.5) . and the sound has gone comletly on it unless i have headphones plugged in. I have tried everything including re -setting the PRAM (which i have done). Please help me. :( As i am a student who needs her laptop for her studies and cant afford to send it away to be fixed :confused:
     
  2. OS6-OSX, Feb 23, 2013
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    OS6-OSX macrumors 6502a

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    #2
    "I have tried everything" puts it in the "time for the shop" category.
    System Preferences > Sound should have been #1 on the list


    MacPro 2008 3.1 | 14GB Ram | Quadro 4000 | MC6.0 | OS 10.6.8 | MOTU HDX-SDI | ATTO R644| LaCie 324
     
  3. ubercool macrumors 6502a

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    Make sure you zap the PRAM three times in a row (three chimes). And it might sometimes take even more to get the sound to come back. :)
     
  4. Suno macrumors 6502

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    You wouldn't happened to have spilled water now, would you? Happened to my last laptop. Spilled just a few accidental droplets, I'm talking less than a small sip-worth of water on my laptop while it was closed. Functioned fine but my speakers were RIP since that day.
     
  5. oLNutjob macrumors member

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    It's possible that...

    .... the prongs of the 1/8" headphone jack are stuck & disengaged, thus no sound from the computer's speakers. Sometimes a bit of light "wiggle" of the phone's plug will do the trick. I have even once used a safety pin with it's tip bent slightly to fix the problem you described.

    If it's under warranty, let the pro's look at it. My suggestion is a last ditch option as opposed to a possible expensive repair.
     

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