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rhoodtay 03-21-2008 12:34 PM

Volume Keys not responding.
Every time I try and change my volume it won't go anywhere. If i hit the F4 and F5 volume keys, it just shows the computer at full volume with a little circle and line through it underneath. When I have speakers plugged in they volume buttons work fine but without them in I can't change my volume under system preferences or with the volume buttons. Any ideas?

Thundermoon1994 03-25-2008 12:14 AM

Try using one of those compressed air cans to spray air into your headphone jack. It's probably dirty/dusty inside.

tweaked 03-26-2008 07:43 AM

Switching from external to internal speakers will effect your audio output and volume controls. You need to change it in your audio setup..

applications/utilities/audio midi setup/built in output

your default audio output and properties are probably (aggregated) just change it back to Built-in output and all should be fine!

hope this helps! ;)

erinsbagley 09-24-2010 03:27 PM

Having the same problem
I'm having the same issue that someone listed in this thread. I haven't been using any headphones on my computer lately, or plugged in external speakers. I just turned my MacBook Pro on this morning and was unable to adjust the volume; the exact same thing happens to me as listed above. I went to system preferences and all the options for changing sounds are faded - I am somehow locked out of making any adjustments. Ideas? Thanks!

chscag 09-24-2010 07:42 PM

Let's try to reset the PRAM / NVRAM. Follow the instructions in this Apple KB article and post back results.

erinsbagley 09-24-2010 09:23 PM

Gillespey cab
Thank you, that worked!

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