Sounds stopped working on 17" macbook pro

detz

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I got home today and went to turn up the audio to have it not do anything. When I hit the volume keys the icon appears on the screen but it doesn't move up or down. I can't move the volume control in the menu bar either. I've tried restarted and my system is up to date.
 

detz

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Jun 29, 2007
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Is there a red light coming out of the audio jack?
No, headphones(normal and usb) work fine. IN the sound preferences in the Output section there is only "Digital Out" Built-in Output when nothing is connected.

Edit: I was playing with the headphones and now there is a red light coming out of the jack.
Edit: It's off again... :-(
 

thegoldenmackid

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Dec 29, 2006
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This is an issue with the optical drive and the light apparently comes from that. Just plug and unplug your headphones until it works - that is the only solution that I know of, perhaps Apple has a better idea.
 
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