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iMac internal speaker problem

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Jul 28, 2007 9:55 AM
I have an iMac G5 1.8GHz 17" without isight. I bought it almost 2 years ago. While I was totally convinced that my Mac's internal speaker has died since it's not working for last 8 months. But suddenly from last week it started to 'bong' at the startup. However, it doesn't work after the bong. I mean it makes no sound after loading into the OS. Is it possible to recover this problem and get back my internal speaker? Please help.

Just to let you know, I tried resetting nvram about 6 months ago but it didn't help that time.
iMac G5 [17" 1.8GHz ComboDrive], Mac OS X (10.4.10)
  • MGW Level 7 Level 7 (26,940 points)
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    Jul 28, 2007 11:03 AM (in response to nsmgr8)
    Rev A 20" iMac G5, 1GB Ram, 160GB, Mac OS X (10.4.10), 15"iMac G4, 12" PB G4, 15"iMac G3 DVD, LaCie 160GB
  • MGW Level 7 Level 7 (26,940 points)
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    Jul 28, 2007 1:14 PM (in response to nsmgr8)
    The bong is a diagnostic sound - try booting from your install disc and running Hardware Test to see what comes up.

    Please post back with results,

    Miriam
    Rev A 20" iMac G5, 1GB Ram, 160GB, Mac OS X (10.4.10), 15"iMac G4, 12" PB G4, 15"iMac G3 DVD, LaCie 160GB
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    Jul 29, 2007 2:04 AM (in response to nsmgr8)
    On my iMac, if I mute the sound before I shutdown or restart, the next time I power on, the "bong" won't be sounded.

    I don't know if this is the problem, but this might solve it.
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    Jul 30, 2007 6:17 AM (in response to nsmgr8)
    Then I suspect there's a loose connection somewhere inside, so open the case and see if you can find anything.


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  • DaddyPaycheck Level 6 Level 6 (16,035 points)
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    Jul 30, 2007 6:58 AM (in response to nsmgr8)
    Hi nsmgr8-

    What are you using for external speakers?

    Have you tried this with all devices disconnected at power on?

    Luck-

    -DaddyPaycheck
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  • MGW Level 7 Level 7 (26,940 points)
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    Jul 30, 2007 7:01 AM (in response to nsmgr8)
    You should probably take it in and have an authorized Apple Repair shop look at it, or make an appointment with a genius.
    When it's fixed, please post back with the diagnosis,

    thanks,







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  • DaddyPaycheck Level 6 Level 6 (16,035 points)
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    Jul 30, 2007 11:10 AM (in response to nsmgr8)
    Hi nsmgr8-

    Since these are speakers that use the line out port, have you taken a close look at it to make sure no crud or dust bunnies are somehow wedged inside? I know it is a small opening but it sounds as though it is somehow intermittent at best.

    Luck-

    -DaddyPaycheck
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