1 Reply Latest reply: Feb 27, 2013 1:29 PM by Mike Sombrio
wncfire11 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

My Macbook internal speakers have not worked for some time, and there is a red light showing from the headphone jack.  Does this mean I will have to replace the sound card or is there a quick fix for this issue?

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • Mike Sombrio Level 6 Level 6 (13,610 points)

    This was posted by Noondaywitch in another thread

    The red light should not be visible with no headphones in the jack; that's optical fibre output, which should be cut off when you remove the headphone plug.


    The leaf contact in the jack is stuck. Try inserting and removing a jack plug a few (dozen) times.

    If that doesn't work, try freeing it with a non-metalic probe such as a toothpick (plastic, so you don't get wood splinters in there).