4 Replies Latest reply: Apr 3, 2009 1:01 PM by Gregory Mcintire
EPMD24 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
It sounds like my overall sound volume is down on my Mac Book.

I have obviously used the keys on the key board that turn the volume up and my iTunes is on 100% volume.

Any way to turn it up so its louder that Im not aware of?

MacBook
  • GfulDedFan Level 4 Level 4 (3,315 points)
    If you're talking about the volume through the built-in speakers, they're not very loud. It's as if a muffler is on them so you can't blow them out. They're tiny and it doesn't take much. I'm thinking Apple came out with a firmware update that muffled the sound through the built-in speakers because they were tired of replacing them under warranty. They seemed to be louder when I first bought my MB. For bigger sound, I connect externals or use headphones. -GDF
  • EPMD24 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Any other suggestions out there? There has to be something I would think
  • Lyssa Level 6 Level 6 (17,635 points)
    If you're across the room, can you hear the sounds from your MacBook when the volume is at maximum? If not, I'd suspect a hardware issue. Try connecting external speakers and see if anything changes.

    ~Lyssa
  • Gregory Mcintire Level 4 Level 4 (2,170 points)
    You say that "It sounds like my overall sound volume is down on my Mac Book". I assume this to mean that you think it used to be louder than it is now. This could be because of an installed update. If Lyssa's advice about another user account does not improve the volume you could first backup your entire HD onto another drive then install the original OS X version that came with your Mac to see if the louder sound volume returns. If it does not then it would appear to either be a hardware failure or perhaps your perception assuming you do not have any kind of instrument measured record of what it used to sound like.

    You could of course also do the above by booting off of another drive that has your original OS installed on it.