Sound Uncontrollable

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by adavid12, Jul 26, 2010.

  1. adavid12 macrumors newbie

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    Today, out of the blue, the sound on my 15" MacBook Pro (October 2008) started rising on it's own. Now, the translucent speaker notification will just blink. If I try to lower the sound, it sometimes fights me and then, even if I've muted it, the sound will just rise again.

    Is this a virus?
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    It is not a virus, as there are no viruses for Mac OS X currently in public circulation, thus none exist right now.
    Have you installed any third-party sound application? Can you control the volume via System Preferences > Sound > Output or the Menu Bar icon?


    Have a look at Activity Monitor ( Applications / Utilities / ) and select All Processes and sort by Name to see what the culprit may be.

    image below uses sorting by CPU as an example
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    Then select all processes via CMD+A, press CMD+C to copy it to the clipboard and paste the clipboard's contents via CMD+V in your next post.



    Also have a look at the following links, as the information presented there might be helpful in your future endeavours into Mac OS X and could clear up initial confusion and may even prevent harm to your system or your files.

    Mac OS X Basics

    Switch 101 - guide with articles made by Apple on how to accustom yourself, after you switched to Mac OS X from Windows​

    Mac 101 - How to get started with Mac OS X​

    Find out how - tutorial videos made by Apple on how to do certain thing in Mac OS X​

    Pro tips - tips made available by Apple for easier ways of doing certain tasks​

    Mac OS X Keyboard Shortcuts - Learn about common Mac OS X keyboard shortcuts.​

    Mac OS X Beginner's Guide by MacRumors - learn about software, media players, shortcuts and some useful tips, tricks and hints​

    Mac Guides - tutorials, product guides and more​

    MRoogle - a very effective tool to search these fora using Google and made available by edesignuk, introductory threads: 1, 2 and 3

     
  3. Consultant macrumors G5

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    sounds like your volume button is stuck

    any liquid damage to the keyboard?

    LOL spinnerlys, let's make it a novel!
     

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