MacBook Pro :: The Sound Doesn't Work - Volume Is Muted And Can't Unmute
Nov 30, 2009
The volume is muted, but I can't un-mute it because I am unable to click on any of the sound options because they are all "grayed out". The little box next to mute is checked and I cannot un-check it because it's grayed out. Nothing works when I plug in headphones or speakers or anything, and there is no red light glowing where you plug the headphones or speakers in.
Somehow the sound is muted. I don't seem to be able to unmute it. When I go to system oreferences and go to sounds, it shows the sound is muted, but the box that is checked is grey and won't respond to clicking.
When the sound on my MacBook is muted, and there should be a sound playing (FOR EXAMPLE: EMPTY TRASH), the speakers click. It is almost like the sound wants to play, but does not, instead with a click. This happens every time.
EDIT: It also clicks before it plays a sound too. This happens only when the speakers are not used for a long time. Like a few hours.
I'm running OS X 10.6.8 on a 2.7 GHz i7 Macbook Pro with a 250Gb Apple SSD TS256C.†Since last Autumn, after a problem that saw the SSD replaced by Apple and me needing to migrate my profile across from an older Macbook, every time the system shuts down it forgets my sound settings. So no matter how I set the sound before powering down it always chimes on start up.†It's entirely possible that this may be a problem from the migration, but I don't know how to rectify the issue.
Info: MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8), 2.7 GHz Intel i7
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