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Red light on in my headphone jack

1577 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Aug 1, 2007 9:07 PM by stedman1 RSS
spiffking03 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Aug 1, 2007 9:27 AM
There is a red light shining in the headphone jack and the audio is not working. Started since installing 10.4.10
Power Mac/iMac G5
  • tele_player Level 5 Level 5 (5,380 points)
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    Aug 1, 2007 9:44 AM (in response to spiffking03)
    The red light is the digital output. It should only be on when something is plugged into the headphone jack.

    There's a switch in the headphone jack which detects when something is plugged in. This sometimes gets stuck. Plugging/unplugging/jiggling a headphone plug in there sometimes gets it unstuck.
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  • tele_player Level 5 Level 5 (5,380 points)
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    Aug 1, 2007 5:17 PM (in response to spiffking03)
    Yes - when the digital output is enabled, the volume control is disabled.
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  • iApple4000 Calculating status...
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    Aug 1, 2007 9:01 PM (in response to spiffking03)
    It is a software problem, it thinks that something is not plugged in fully, update to the next mac os x update
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  • stedman1 Level 8 Level 8 (49,980 points)
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    Aug 1, 2007 9:07 PM (in response to iApple4000)
    No actually it is a hardware issue as stated by tele_player above. Most jacks of this type have a similar switch to disconnect one type of output while enabling another.

    Stedman
    MBP 1.83, 1.5gB RAM, Mac OS X (10.4.10), Quiet, Cool, Re-furbished, iPod mini, iPod shuffle

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