Sound Uncontrollable

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

  1. adavid12 macrumors newbie

    Jul 26, 2010
    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


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    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

    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


    Jun 27, 2007
    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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