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internal speaker output device missing

91680 Views 103 Replies Latest reply: Jan 24, 2009 4:42 PM by anikolaev RSS
  • JasonHears Calculating status...
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    Jul 20, 2008 4:05 PM (in response to eKiTeL)
    That's what worked for me too. I had the same problem with no internal speakers, and audio output saying digital output with the glowing red headphone jack. BUT, I noticed it wasn't always glowing red, but as soon as I tried adjusting the volume it would turn on. So when it wasn't glowing red, I opened up iTunes and played a track...SOUND! yay!

    Seems like a software issue that apple needs to address.
    Macbook Pro 15", Mac OS X (10.5.4)
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    Jul 20, 2008 7:03 PM (in response to Dan Diemer)
    I have a similar problem, but its different, It detects my headphones, It displays they are in, but no sound comes out of my headphones. Ive tried at least 4 different pairs of headphones. There is the same problem with my line in jack, it doesnt work.
    mac book pro, Mac OS X (10.4.5)
  • Neal Moser Calculating status...
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    Jul 21, 2008 11:38 AM (in response to cfc)
    Hello,
    As the guy said above,,,,,
    Use a toothpick, and poke around in the headphone jack hole. "Gently"
    Make sure you have Volume Preferences open so you can see what's going on.
    You will see it change from Digital Out, back to Internal Speakers..
    Yeah!!!
    MAcBook Pro 15in., Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • The MacGuy Calculating status...
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    Jul 24, 2008 4:33 AM (in response to cfc)
    Brilliant idea. After a few seconds of gentle poking around, the light went off and sound returned. It seems the microswitch collects dust (just like the rest of the machine) and that was causing mine to stick. When I pulled the toothpick out, it had a little dark, sticky dust on the end of it.
    Kudos to whoever brought that info to the thread.

    Ciao,
    B
    iMac 2GHz G5, Mac OS X (10.5.4), Nope. That's all.
  • joyfulgrrrl Calculating status...
    Thanks Robert!
    Even 2+ years later your suggestion helped!

    Any suggestions for keys not working? (Caps lock and the #four/dollar sign key)...
    MacBook Pro 15", Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • serranot Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 16, 2008 5:24 AM (in response to The MacGuy)
    I had this problem, the toothpick worked. I just shot some silicone in there and "jacked" it around with some headphones. Seems okay for the moment. This on an almost-two-year-old Macbook Pro.
    2.33ghz MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.4.8)
  • tomahawk Calculating status...
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    Aug 20, 2008 8:10 PM (in response to jimbo2k)
    $4000.00 for a laptop and it doesn't come with its own toothpick. Shameful!
    PBG4, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
  • Gregory Stygar Calculating status...
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    Sep 26, 2008 1:11 PM (in response to BingCeper)
    Plugging in the headphones, muting, pulling the headphones out, and unmuting... Worked for me.

    So amazing that it worked... I know it's not the solution for all, but wanted to give it a thumbs up in case it would help anyone else...
    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.4)
  • vmunoz Calculating status...
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    Oct 16, 2008 9:01 AM (in response to jefrow)
    did you find any solution for your problem yet?
    Macbook Pro 15" 2.6 Ghz, Mac OS X (10.5.5)
  • MacWilde Calculating status...
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    Nov 8, 2008 2:08 PM (in response to cfc)
    http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=1437916&tstart=0
    this might be of help?
    it worked for me!!
    thus shutting down system, taking batteries out. restart system...
    Macbook, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • MacWilde Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 9, 2008 1:41 AM (in response to Vagieray)
    me too...
    first time around, it worked after re-booting the system, but it came back..
    so I have (for the past 5 minute or longer) tried the head phone trick, since I couldn't find a toothpick.
    IT works!

    anyhow, I realized that when people mention the 6 o'clock, 12 o'clock directions, it means not towards you and towards the front of you, but more so downwards and upwards.. am I right? I think for me, when I tried to wiggle the headphone jack up and down(rather than front and back) it worked..
    Macbook, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • kaseli Calculating status...
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    Dec 30, 2008 9:08 AM (in response to MacWilde)
    I can confirm that plugging your mini jack headphones in and out a couple of times fixed the problem here on a fairly new MacBook.

    When this happened to me, I was using a pair of Sony headphones and I have to say that they don't fit as smoothly as the apple earbuds. Maybe this is just caused by a bad fit of non-apple mini jacks.
    iMac 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, Mac OS X (10.5.6), MacBook 2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
  • Dragon2ca Calculating status...
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    Jan 22, 2009 8:55 AM (in response to cfc)
    Toothpick is a must have tool for next generation laptop.
    powerBook, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • anikolaev Calculating status...
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    Jan 24, 2009 4:42 PM (in response to Dragon2ca)
    What a joke, few thousands bucks and a faulty switch!!!!
    Is mac turning slowly into Windows?

    thanks for the toothpick idea. just worked for me.
    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
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