Volume is locked at mute

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  1. Raptor Red macrumors newbie

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    My volume options are locked for some reason, has anyone ever experienced this before? How do I unlock them?
     
  2. DollFaceDork macrumors 6502

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    Try opening Garage Band and starting a new project then exiting out.

    I read somewhere that it may work or has worked for some.

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    Alternatively...

    Read this
     
  3. Raptor Red thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks for the tip

    I tried the garage band trick but unfortunately it didn't work. That other post you linked me too is incredibly useful (I can't believe I missed it while I was searching around).

    For anyone else who comes across this thread:

    My solution was to put in a pair of headphones and hold them there for about 30 seconds. When I took them out I had full volume control again.

    Earlier I had tried a paper clip but that didn't work at all. And when I first tried the headphones, it was for about a second and the red light would turn off and then almost immediately go back on again so it's key to hold it there for a while:apple:
     
  4. Oxonian3 macrumors regular

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    raptor i believe u are booted into some different version of the os like verbos or something i've had this problem before.
     
  5. DollFaceDork macrumors 6502

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  6. njsa04playa macrumors 6502

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    this has worked for me in the past
     
  7. throner macrumors newbie

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    Wirelessly posted (Opera/9.80 (BlackBerry; Opera Mini/6.24851/25.729; U; en) Presto/2.5.25 Version/10.54)

    I'm in no way a pro at Macs, so I'm sorry if I'm wrong here, but I'm pretty sure "verbose" isn't a different version of the OS. It just means that while you boot, you can see what's going on behind the scenes with commands and such, hence the "verbose."

    As for the topic, thanks for the solution. Definitely helped me out.
     
  8. Oxonian3 macrumors regular

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    I just used it as a term for a different booting option
    like OHHH EMMM GEE people relax
     
  9. LoveArt macrumors newbie

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    Another Volume Mute FIX!! NO INSERTION!!

    I just ran into the mute stuck problem with my mid 2010 MBP. What's funny is that the power comes back on and there IS sound, unles there is a different speaker for the start up chime. But anyway, my issue... Muted spound problem; No red light.
    I looked at different solutions:
    - insert something possibly (but w/o a red light I didn't want to try)
    - Reset the SMC (it didn't help)
    - Repeated in/out of head phones (didn't try but 3x's figured it would offer little success)
    - FIND A FRIGGIN' REAL FIX through the keyboard command (which I found mentioned by chance some where else)

    Now I have it.... IT'S SIMPLE These are the initial directiions...
    power off >remove all peripherals > remove battery > hold down power button for 10 seconds > re-install battery> hold down APPLE/ALT/P/R hit power hold down for 4 cycles.

    What I did for my MacBook Pro was only part of the directions...
    power off >remove all peripherals > hold down power button for 10 seconds (once it chimed on) > immediately held down APPLE/ALT/P/R hit power hold down for 4 cycles.

    When it came back to life everything worked great!

    Hope this alternative works for those that still had the isue or it comes back again. Although for some people it could also be dust build up in your audio port hole. Use compressed air (but in the upright position of course to not freeze the inside of port damaging something)

    LoveArt
    www.theloveartonline.com :cool:
     
  10. modit macrumors 6502

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    I had this problem for the pass week and I came across your post. Cut my q-tip and it worked like magic.

    Despite being skeptical beforehand than you!

    Good stuff!!! :D
     
  11. LouiseCarmen macrumors newbie

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    Volume on keyboard and elsewhere is disabled after using earphones

    I just had this problem, tried a couple of options mentioned, but the following enabled the volume for me again:
    1. Plug in your earphones
    2. Listen to your music, forum etc. using the earphones
    3. Now as you are listening, unplug earphones and at the same time, press on the volume (F12 on macbook) as you unplug the earphones.
    Hope this little trick will work for some of you. Good luck!:)
     

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