IMac :: Lost Sound From External Speakers

Sep 5, 2010

After re-arranging my set-up, I suddenly have no sound from my external speakers (JBL Creature II). After the first panic, I figured I would try with my MBP. Odly, they work just fine with that. Then i tried with my headphones from my iPhone - no sound at alle. I?ve resetted PR-RAM (twice), and is now stocked - and pissed.

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IMac (Intel) :: No Sound From Internal Or External Speakers

Jun 27, 2014

Imac 27" mid-2011 running Maverics 10.9.3  I'm not getting any sound from internal or ext. speakers.  I can hear the startup sound when booting up.

System Preferences->Sound only shows Digital Out for OUTPUT and Output Volume is maxed and can't be adjusted.  Mute is NOT checked.

I've done an SMC and PRAM reset with no change.  I've tried multiple times plugging and unplugging the external speaker cable jack.

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PowerPC :: Steelfist Re - Ibook Lost Sound From Internal Speakers

Nov 15, 2006

Saw a problem a member (steelfist) had awhile back regarding loss of sound from internal speakers. I needed to know how that was resolved since I have the exact problem on wife's ibook. Apple iBook Notebook 12.1" M9846LL/A (1.33 GHz PowerPC G4, 512 MB DDR SDRAM, 40 GB Hard Drive, Combo Drive, Built-in AirPort Extreme

Problem: Internal speaker option in sound preferences GONE all of a sudden. Only headphone option exists. Headphones sound good and so does any external speaker plugged in to that jack. But internal speakers are gone.

Tried: everything except reinstalling OS X. I've messed with opening and closing Garage Band, checked Midi defaults, tried to trip jack into not thinking headphones was plugged in - did the PRAM, power reset - no mutes on or sound lever out of balance either. Want to avoid sending unit in for repair if I can do it myself.

Need to know: Would opening the unit and unplugging / plugging the sound jack or speakers (if possible) make the system "see" the internal speakers? Or should I reinstall operating system? Just afraid of losing files.

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IMac :: External Speakers And Earphones Do Not Work But Imac Speakers Do?

May 24, 2010

the external speakers (and the earphones) I use for my i-mac suddenly stopped playing sound from my imac. They do work though when I plug them to the i-pod. My imac speakers work perfectly. Any ideas what's happening?

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OS X :: No Sound Using External Wireless Speakers

Feb 27, 2010

I have bought a set of external wireless speakers to listen to iTunes while outside. If I plug my iPod into the wireless transmitter jack they work great. The problem is getting the speakers to work using iTunes on my iMac. If I plug the wireless transmitter jack into the headphones socket of the iMac I get no sound.

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MacBook Pro :: Very Little Sound From External Speakers?

Apr 15, 2012

After upgrading to Lion, there seems to be very little sound coming from my external speakers. Speakers work with other devices but not so much with MacBook Pro.  In iTunes, the volumn slider is maxed out with the speaker volumn on the keyboard maxed out too.  Used to blast out the house, but not now. 

Don't know if it's as a result of the upgrade or not.  I did a PRAM reset but still nothing. 

Mac OS X (10.7.3), external speakers are harmon/kardon

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Intel Mac :: Not Getting Any Sound From External Speakers?

Jun 1, 2012

i am not getting any sound from my external speakers. 


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MacBook Pro :: While Connect To A Tv/sound Of The External Speakers Low?

Aug 5, 2007

I've just purchased a new sr macbook pro 2.4 ghz. when i plug the macbook pro to external speakers, the quality is really bad, no bass, just high tones. I allready checked the equalizer in Itunes and I turned the bass all the way up, but the sound was still horrible...

When I connect my macbook pro to a tv (via dvi to video adaptor) The sound of the external speakers goes even worse. The adapter causes like a weird tone in the bass...

does anyone know how to fix this?

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MacBook Air :: Cannot Get Sound From My External Speakers (Bose)

May 2, 2012

New MacBook Air...internal speakers work fine.  Have Bose speakers that I just tested on my Dell laptop, so I know they work.  When I plug them into the headphone jack I get no sound.  Volume is up and mute is not on. 

MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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MacBook Pro :: No Sound From Internal Or External Speakers?

May 2, 2012

There is no sound coming out of my speakers- internal or external. This problem just recently happened (I didn't get my MacBook Pro with this problem). I have checked and double-checked the sound preferences. Nothing is muted or anything and the correct "device for output" is selected.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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MacBook Pro :: No Sound Coming Out Of External Speakers?

Jun 28, 2014

where the external speakers i am running through my Focusrite Saffire 6 USB interface have ceased producing any sound at all when linked in to the Macbook Pro . I have plugged them in elsewhere and they are working fine , so that is not the issue .  

i had performed the software update on my Macbook pro to get  OSX 10.9.3 . I have gone in to sound settings and made certain that both input and output are set to the Saffire interface . A signal is certainly coming through and sound can be recorded , so input is fine . I have also done this in both Garageband and Logic , to no avail . However this issue is effecting ALL sound in the sense that nothing is coming out at all from any source . No sound is coming out headphones when plugged in to the interface. 

Thought it might be the interface but this literally happened as soon as i tried using my set up with the new OSX 10.9.3 software installed . Oh and i also get an error message whilst playing a track on garageband : "Error while trying to synchronize audio and midi...Sample rate  42212 recognized , check conflict between garage band and external device". Here's a reminder of gear used : 

-Macbook Pro OSX 10.9.3
-Focusrite Saffire 6 USB Interface
-Yamaha HS50's  

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MacBook :: Plug In Headphones Or External Speakers Won't Get Sound

Jul 12, 2008

I have a problem with the headphone jack of my macbook. When i plug in some headphones or external speakers, it wont get sound to them, just like the headphone jack isn't there and the sound come out from the macbook speakers. The only ones that seem to work are the ipod original ones, but not if insert them completely, they need to be strategically plug in, like half in and half out, and if i move it a bit more the sound goes back to the speakers again. Does anyone knows what this might be and how to fix it? I can't use the warranty, because the warranty time already passed.

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IMac :: How To Get Mic Sound To Play Through Speakers

Sep 8, 2010

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IMac :: Using 24 Inch Sound From Speakers

Apr 13, 2008

does anyone who has the 24in iMac have any problem with the sound from the speakers? Sometimes when I listen to music on iTunes I will then get a screeching sound for a few seconds then it will go off.

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MacBook :: High Frequency Ringing Sound When Both External Monitor & Speakers Are Connected?

Jan 8, 2009

I searched the archives and I can't believe no one has mentioned this yet! This is a huge problem on both my Rev A and my new Rev B. When you connect an external monitor and external speakers using the headphone output, there is a high frequency ringing sound coming out of the speakers. I've managed to live with it by turning the treble to minimum and keeping the volume low enough but at the expense of sound quality. The strange part is, if you disconnect the monitor, the ringing sound stops. The problem only occurs if you have speakers and monitor plugged in at the same time. I've tried this on my Samsung monitor, my SONY TV, and my Panasonic audio receiver. The problem occurs with both Rev A and Rev B while my white MacBook and 2007 MacBook Pro all sound fine.

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IMac :: Surround Sound - How To Hook Up Speakers

Nov 3, 2010

I know that there's a headphone output jack and an audio input jack on the iMac. Is there anyway to hook up my 5.1 Logitech speakers to the iMac? What kind of adapter would I need or is it even possible?

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IMac :: No Startup Sound When Speakers Connected

Sep 26, 2009

I just got my iMac yesterday, and its been awesome, but I have one question. The classic "bong" sound at startup, I know that is the result of a successful POST, but mine didn't do one after the 1st startup. I had speakers plugged in to it when I started up the 2nd time, and no sound. I unplugged the speakers, and I got the sound. Is that normal or do I need to contact Apple? I jut want to make sure nothings wrong with my iMac. I checked the POST results in System Profiler and it said Passed.

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Feb 10, 2010

I'm trying to connect an XLogic speaker system to an IMac desktop. There are only RCA Plugs on the speakers and the 3.5mm plug on the Mac. Can anyone suggest what cable or junction I will need to achieve my goal of connection.

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IMac :: Audio Jack For Multiple Speakers - How To Get Sound

Jun 5, 2009

I have several speakers (Logitech) which I had hooked up to my PC with three cables, black, pink, green...the Mac Mini only has one plus for Audio...what do I do to get sound out of these speakers all at once?

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IMac :: Logitech Speakers Hooked Up - Sound Not Good

Aug 7, 2010

I just hooked up my logitech speakers to my IMac and they don't sound as good as they did on my pc. On my pc there was some settings that were the Realtek that had a bunch of audio options that made it sound much better. Is there anything like that for a mac? I can't find anything like that in the apple menu settings.

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May 4, 2008

Im looking to get an imac and some speakers. Im coming from a pc computer with build in speakers in the monitor and they sound horrible, so im guessing the imac wont be much different. So what are some good speakers I could get for 100 bucks?

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Jun 2, 2009

I have my stereo plugged into the headphone jack but would like the sound to also come from the internal speakers when the stereo is off without unplugging the jack in back.I tried going to the sound control panel but it only lists the headphone jack. Is there a way to do this?

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IMac :: Popping Sound From Speakers Post Firmware Update

Feb 4, 2010

I was reluctant to update my 27inch i5 iMac with the new graphics card firmware update since I wasn't having any flickering issues. I finally caved in and did it thinking that nothing bad will happen, well of course something did. Ever since I updated it yesterday my computer makes a distinct and random popping sound from the speakers, it is soft but audible in my quiet room when I am working and it is driving me crazy.

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OS X :: IMac G5 Speakers Don't Seem To Be Able To Handle High Pitched Sound In A Movie?

May 20, 2010

I have a 24" aluminum iMac G5. I have never had a problem with sound before, and feel like this problem is isolated to a certain DVD but the DVD works on EVERY other player I own. Everything pretty much plays DVDs, so that's many!

So here's my problem: There's parts of this movie that have very high pitched sounds, like electronic sounds that are just sound effects in the movie. Whenever I get to those parts in this movie (maybe even other movies for all I know, I don't play many) and the sound goes quiet, like the speakers can't handle that high pitched sound.

I feel there must be something I can do about it, right? I just use the regular default DVD player application that pops up when I put a DVD in. I tried playing with that equalizer but nothing changed.

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IMac :: Get Back Lost Sound?

Nov 15, 2010

This morning I realized that I have no sound. Was away all weekend and know that I had to reboot my systems to get to the internet. How do I get my sound back?

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IMac (Intel) :: Speakers Work But Cannot Get Any Sound Output Running Windows 7

Sep 13, 2014

Speakers work but cannot get any sound output.  Running windows 7 on Intel iMac.  Speakers sound on booting and graphics in Control panel and on toolbar indicate sound is being recieved but nothing comes out of speakers or headphones.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.2)

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IMac :: Lost Sound While Playing Around ITunes Open

Nov 22, 2009

i was playing around iTunes open and everything then suddenly no sound, it was fine before so i checked all my setting everything's fine, checked wiring and power to soundsticks all good. Reboot and the loading alert plays nice and loud as always but log in and still no sound.

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IMac :: Lost Sound After Installing 3rd Party Soundcard Drivers

Apr 7, 2010

My brother has just jumped on the Mac bandwagon and has bought himself a new 21.5-inch 4670 iMac after years of persuading him to ditch PC. He's only had it a few days, but he fears he may have messed things up with the audio after downloading and installing 3rd party drivers to make his existing external audio interface compatible with the iMac. This is the problem as he describes it: I first downloaded the UA25USBDRIVER from Edirol (Roland) and then installed it. However my audio interface (Cakewalk SPS-25) did not work therefore I uninstalled the driver with the uninstall option which came with the download.

I then downloaded the SoundBlaster.USB.Audio.Support.pkg from the following site (had to register first):


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Hardware :: Can My Old PC External Speakers Be Used On An IMac

Sep 8, 2010

I have Harmon Kardon speakers with a subwoofer that I used on my old PC; it used a Soundblaster card. Can I use the system on the iMac? If so, how?

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IMac :: External Speakers With Crackle And Electronic Pop

Oct 28, 2006

I have just bought the Acoustic Energy Aego sat/sub speakers for my 24" iMac...and excellent they are too. A huge improvement on the built in speakers. However, I occasionally get an electronic 'pop' or crackle from the satellites. Only happens occasionally. If I plug the speakers in to my iPod (2nd gen) all is perfect, so I assume the iMac is picking up interference from the mains or network and passing it on. I assume my options are to try a better gangway adapter (or UPS) with noise filtering, or perhaps (but this seems a bit overkill) a USB audio output device rather than using the iMac audio out. I cannot begin to describe just how much better the AE Aego's are, but the interference is annoying...

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