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Volume control not working

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Tracymay Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Mar 10, 2010 6:43 PM
My volume control in the tool bar is white instead of blue, and I don't have any volume and can't adjust it. If I log in as a new user, it works fine. I have repaired disk permissions, and that didn't help.

Tracy
Macbook Pro-2G Ram 160 HD, Mac OS X (10.5.5), 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
  • Mac Medic (be@MacOSG.com) Level 6 Level 6 (17,290 points)
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    Mar 12, 2010 11:20 PM (in response to Tracymay)
    Try trashing this preference file and reboot.

    HD > User > Library > Preferences > com.apple.systemuiserver.plist



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  • Baby Boomer (USofA) Level 9 Level 9 (55,540 points)
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    Mar 16, 2010 11:39 AM (in response to Tracymay)
    A few other things to try out...........


    Did you restart your computer after repairing permissions and trashing the previously mentioned .plist file?

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    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1411 Apple Portables: Resetting the System Management Controller (SMC)

    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=2238 Resetting your Mac's PRAM and NVRAM

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    Boot from your Install DVD #1 & run the *Repair Disc* setting.





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  • Mac Medic (be@MacOSG.com) Level 6 Level 6 (17,290 points)
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    Mar 16, 2010 11:59 AM (in response to Tracymay)
    Does it work if you login to another User account?



    Dave M.
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  • Mac Medic (be@MacOSG.com) Level 6 Level 6 (17,290 points)
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    Mar 16, 2010 2:18 PM (in response to Tracymay)
    OK, then your problem is most likely in your main User Library. Try dragging the whole preference folder to the desktop and rebooting. If it works, start dragging a bunch of preferences back at a time and retest until you find the corrupt preference file. Note: you can log out and back in vs. rebooting (when testing) if you wish.



    Dave M.
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  • i.3d Level 2 Level 2 (415 points)
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    Mar 16, 2010 5:49 PM (in response to Tracymay)
    Before you take a screwdriver to your computer tell us if you are getting sound out.
    Secondly, check in sys prefs what is your audio output set to. If you have nothing connected the output should read - internal speakers.
    3x Laptops: 1x'08 + 2x'09 MBPs, 10.6.2, Mac OS X (10.6), mighty mouse, iPods, iPhone 3Gs
  • Mac Medic (be@MacOSG.com) Level 6 Level 6 (17,290 points)
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    Mar 16, 2010 6:26 PM (in response to Tracymay)
    You don't delete any preference in the folder you put on your desktop. When you reboot a new set of preference in your Library will be created.



    Dave M.
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  • i.3d Level 2 Level 2 (415 points)
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    Mar 20, 2010 4:20 PM (in response to Tracymay)
    Simple is good.
    Glad it worked, glad to help.
    cheers
    ..
    3x Laptops: 1x'08 + 2x'09 MBPs, 10.6.2, Mac OS X (10.6), mighty mouse, iPods, iPhone 3Gs

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