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Volume Low After 10.6.2

1465 Views 11 Replies Latest reply: Nov 12, 2009 2:45 AM by manilx RSS
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Nov 10, 2009 1:43 PM
I have updated my late 2009 MBP to 10.6.2 and i have noticed even though my volume is on maximum the sound is low, and that is from all sources i.e. iTunes, email alerts, calendar alerts etc

Is any one else suffering the same ?

Sorry in advance if it has already been covered but i have searched but couldn't find anything
MBP, Mac OS X (10.6.1)
  • Spider0783 Calculating status...
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    Nov 10, 2009 1:54 PM (in response to dopi30gb)
    I'm having the same issue. I used to have my volume at 50, now it's at 75 to really hear anything! is there a solution to this?
    Macbook Pro 15", 4 GB Ram, 128 SSD
  • Ambrius Calculating status...
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    Nov 11, 2009 4:07 PM (in response to dopi30gb)
    Thank you for your feedback.
    Tried it on my mid 09 MBP with 10.6.2 but not successful for me. The sleep LED blinked, the computers rebooted but sound is still low and, globally, not as clear as before.

    The sound was great with 10.6(.1), loud and clear. I hope they will correct that soon ...

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    MBP 5,3, Mac OS X (10.6.1)
  • Travis Bishop Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 11, 2009 4:17 PM (in response to dopi30gb)
    I'm having the same issue. All of my media sounds really muddy.
    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.1)
  • Statman1 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Nov 11, 2009 4:29 PM (in response to dopi30gb)
    Have you done the usual...repair permissions, zap the PRAM?
    Mac Pro (10.6.2), MacBook (10.5.8), iMac (10.6.2), Powerbook G4 (10.5.8)
  • Spider0783 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 11, 2009 5:22 PM (in response to dopi30gb)
    I just got off the phone with Apple not too long ago. He told me that the volume setting is only a number and not really to worry about it, except if it's at 100% max volume and I can't hear it very well. He also said that the volume being low had something to do with the 10.6.2 update. I tried everything so far, PRAM Reset and NVRam reset. So now, i'm basically out of ideas, until either the next software update comes around, or a fix is issued. Right now I have the volume at 70%, and its ok, but before the update I had it at 50%, and now, What I heard at 50% pre-update, I now hear at 70. Pretty odd. Anyone have any thoughts on this?
    Macbook Pro 15", Mac OS X (10.6.2), 4 GB Ram, 128 SSD
  • Tarkan Calculating status...
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    Nov 11, 2009 6:55 PM (in response to dopi30gb)
    Since I've updated to 10.6.2 (about 45 minutes ago), I have no sound at all on my MBPro 15" 2.8 GHz C2D (late-2008)... The volume icon on the top bar is in fact gray so I can't hear anything nor can I change the volume.

    Not a happy customer right now...
    ① MBPro 15" 2.8 GHz C2D (late-2008) ② MBPro 15" 2.33GHz C2D ③ iMac 20" 2GHz CD, Mac OS X (10.4.9), - iPhone 3G, iPod Nano 8Gb, iPod 80Gb, 2xTV, 2xAirport Express, Airport Extreme
  • Tarkan Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 11, 2009 7:21 PM (in response to Tarkan)
    Updating my status: I tried many things but in fact, the problem was that in the System Preferences > Sound > Output tab, the sound output was somehow changed to "Screenflick Audio Device" instead of the default "Internal Speakers". Once I put it back to the "Internal Speaker" not only I have my volume and control back, the sound is perfect back to normal - not low volume for me.

    I don't know if this helps any of you but as far as I am concerned, it is back to normal on 10.6.2.

    Good luck for the rest of you.
    ① MBPro 15" 2.8 GHz C2D (late-2008) ② MBPro 15" 2.33GHz C2D ③ iMac 20" 2GHz CD, Mac OS X (10.6.2), - iPhone 3G, iPod Nano 8Gb, iPod 80Gb, 2xTV, 2xAirport Express, Airport Extreme
  • pylonz Calculating status...
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    Nov 11, 2009 8:18 PM (in response to Travis Bishop)
    I had the muddy sound too. Try opening GarageBand to see if that fixes it. It worked for me.

    Good luck!
    MacBook Pro, iMac 24, Mac OS X (10.6.2)
  • manilx Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 12, 2009 2:45 AM (in response to dopi30gb)
    Same issue here after updating my 4 weeks old MBP to 10.6.2
    Sound level at 50% was loud now at 80% is lower than the 50%.

    Must be a bug in 10.6.2
    Macbook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.1)

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