Sound problem

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Jimmy Guphanti, Mar 13, 2015.

  1. Jimmy Guphanti macrumors 6502

    Mar 29, 2011

    On my MacBook pro that's connected via HDMI to a monitor, if I try to adjust the sound the speaker icon with the dots for volume level comes up greyed out. The sound comes out of the monitor at an unchangeable level, unless I went into the monitor menu and fix it manually. If I instead connected with a DisplayPort to the monitor, would it fix the problem?

  2. Bruno09 macrumors 68020

    Aug 24, 2013
    Far from here

    no, the problem will be the same.

    I have an Eizo monitor connected via DisplayPort to my Macbook Pro, the speaker icon is greyed out an I can't change the level that way.
  3. snaky69 macrumors 603

    Mar 14, 2008
    That would be because the monitor's DAC is taking care of the sound, not your computer. That's why you cannot adjust volume. That's 100% normal and expected behaviour.

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