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  1. #1

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    Mar 07, 2010
    Question Internal speakers not working on Macbook
    Hi everyone,

    I have a late 2008 aluminum Macbook which hasn't had any problems till now. After connecting headphones for about ten minutes, and then removing them, my computer isn't recognizing they're out, and when I go into the sound setup it still shows "Headphones"..

    I've searched the net and the closest problem I could find was something with a red light coming out of the headphone jack, which I don't have.. I tried reconnecting the headphones and using various objects which were recommended, but nothing worked..

    Before I have to take my computer into the store for repair, do any of you have any suggestions?


  2. #2

    osxx's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 19, 2008
    houston texas
    09 MBP 8GB ram 500GB HD OS 10.9 32B iPad 4 32GB iPhone 5 iOs7 2TB TC Apple TV3
    Usually plugging and unplugging the headphone jack a few times will trigger the on board
    speakers if not I would take it back or you could try some one else's headphones just to
    see if there is a slight tolerance difference to trigger the switch.

  3. #3

    Member Since
    Mar 07, 2010
    Thanks, but no go.. Ain't workin'..
    Any other suggestions please?

  4. #4

    Member Since
    Sep 13, 2009
    Aluminium MacBook, 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 2 Gig Memory, GeForce 9400M, 160 GB HD, Snow Leopard.
    Just started having the same problem with my 2009 Aluminium MacBook too. As recommended above, plugging and unplugging the headphone jack a few times sorted it. For how long I don't know.

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    Member Since
    Jan 22, 2010
    Victoria, BC
    Mid-2012 MBP (16GB, 1TB HD), Monoprice 24-inch second monitor, iPhone 5s 32GB, iPad Air 2 64GB
    Probably some schmutz in the jack. A small (SMALL!) blast of compressed air might sort it.

  6. #6

    Member Since
    Apr 09, 2009
    Ithaca NY
    13 inch alMacBook 2GHz C2D 4G DDR3, 1.25GHz G4 eMac
    Reboot your computer. Your sound card is confused. As someone who does a lot of audio production, I've run into this a few times before.

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