macbook output problem

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alexsg
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macbook output problem

Post by alexsg » Sat Oct 17, 2009 7:12 pm

the headphone jack on my macbook has spontaneously screwed up.
when i plug headphones in im unable to change the volume.
in sound preferences the digital out device has no output controls and wont let me change the output volume/mute.

any ideas about whats happened?! im on tiger and its an older blackbook. different speakers/headphones being plugged in makes no difference.
hopefully its not a hardware problem!
the macbook speakers still work fine, but they dont really cut it for making music!
:? :cry:

alexsg
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Re: macbook output problem

Post by alexsg » Sat Oct 17, 2009 8:22 pm

yeah ive read lots about the sensor being screwed but i havent been able to sort it out yet.
most of the stuff written about it on google are concerning when the sensor stays on and thinks headphones are plugged in though.

i dont think its the sensor though because when anything in it automatically switches from internal speakers to digital out in the sound preferences, it just doesnt have any settings/volume.

any ideas or do you still think its the sensor?

fishmonkey
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Re: macbook output problem

Post by fishmonkey » Sun Oct 18, 2009 1:10 am

you can't adjust the volume because the Mac mistakenly thinks you've plugged an optical digital connector in...

alexsg
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Re: macbook output problem

Post by alexsg » Sun Oct 18, 2009 4:08 pm

fishmonkey wrote:you can't adjust the volume because the Mac mistakenly thinks you've plugged an optical digital connector in...
do you know how to manually change this or anything?

alexsg
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Re: macbook output problem

Post by alexsg » Sun Oct 18, 2009 4:34 pm

Rave wrote:PMSL, you could have fixed the problem by now if you listened LOL

LOL LOL LOL

I just wished I hadn't wasted my time.
excuse me, what?
i have already tried wiggling stuff around in the headphone jack.

alexsg
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Re: macbook output problem

Post by alexsg » Sun Oct 18, 2009 4:41 pm

Rave wrote:Must try harder , u forgot your manners too.
lol what are you on about?

alexsg
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Re: macbook output problem

Post by alexsg » Sun Oct 18, 2009 4:50 pm

Rave wrote:LOL, I am not the one with the problem which I could fix within 30 seconds max LOL
i know! that why i made this thread, but do you need to be enigmatic/an ass, or can you just explain?

is your 'fix' unsticking the sensor because, as i already mentioned, that hasnt work.
in which case i suppose maybe this is a hardware problem.

UKRuss
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Re: macbook output problem

Post by UKRuss » Sun Oct 18, 2009 5:01 pm

Are you guys ex-lovers? :lol:

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