Volume control does not work

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Red Cube, Feb 18, 2013.

  1. Red Cube macrumors member

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    I have a mid-2010 13" MacBook running 10.6.8. For the past few months, my volume control has not worked properly. If I use the buttons on the keyboard, the volume stays the exact same, even when muted. The volume control on the top menu bar does the same, too. The only way for me to change the volume is to go to system preferences and change the sound output manually. Is there any way to fix this?
     
  2. MisterKeeks macrumors 68000

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    In System Preferences, under the Keyboard and Mouse section, uncheck the checkbox "Use all F1, F2, etc. keys as standard function keys".
     
  3. Red Cube thread starter macrumors member

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    it is unchecked. I think it may be my headphones, which have a volume control themselves.
     
  4. MisterKeeks macrumors 68000

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    Does the volume watermark appear onscreen?
     
  5. heytoomey macrumors newbie

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    I'm having this same problem on a late 2008 unibody macbook 5,1 running 10.6.8. If I plug in my headphones the volume control on the keyboard, and in the toolbar become disabled. I can still adjust the slider in the tool bar and I can see the white boxes and hear clicking when I push the keyboard volume control buttons but nothing actually changes. If I'm in iTunes I have to use the iTunes volume slider. The volume controls on my headphones don't work either although I can hear the clicking and see the indicator move on screen.
    When I unplug my headhpones there is no red light. It's driving me nuts and the only way to restore the volume controls is to restart the macbook, but as soon as I plug headphones in the problem is back.
     
  6. Red Cube thread starter macrumors member

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    yeah, and the watermark bar changes, but you can hear that the sound effect stays the same volume.
    same
     

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