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    iMac 21 Inch - 3.1 GHz I7 Quad Core - 16 GB RAM - 512 GB SSD, iPod Nano, iPad Air - 16GB Wifi Only
    MBP - No Sound?
    About a six year old (early 2008 model) 15" MacBookPro with only 2GB Ram running OS X, version 10.9.2 with all updates current. Processor: 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo. Never had an issue with sound - and for the life of the computer (I bought it new) I only used the built in speakers. About a week ago suddenly the sound is dead - both through the built in speakers and with headphones in the appropriate port. I think I have checked the VERY obvious things to check: the sound is not muted and the volume is up all the way. No sound for iTunes songs on the computer, any u-tube video has no sound, the "pings" or sounds that confirm an action are gone. I am a tech idiot! Having said that I'll guess the sound card died - however I know so little about all of this I wanted to see if you experts know of something simple to check in an effort to get the sound working again. I know this computer is struggling in processor power & memory to be running OS X - but everything works, just a little slow. I'll be replacing this with a new iMac 21 inch model in a few months so I don't want to spend a lot of money on this well worn machine. Many thanks!

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    Nov 28, 2007
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    iMac, i7 4GHz, 32GB memory, 1TB Blade Drive, OS X.13.4
    Check this link out. For starters rebooted and ran PRAM? To do this reboot and hold down Command, Option P and R immediately after the chime and keep held down until the third lot of beeps.

    3 Ways to Fix the Sound on a Mac Computer - wikiHow
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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