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On my macbook air, the volume isn't working

I try to turn the volume up or down when the icon comes up where the speaker is gray and at the bottom there is a circle with a line through it. I've looked this up before but when i go into system preferences and then into sound, everything is gray so i can't click anything. Please Help! This has happened to me before and it went away the next day but its been like this for about 7 weeks

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Check the headphone jack on the side of your laptop. If you can see a red light inside the jack, then the sensor that determines when headphones are plugged in is dirty or jammed. Compressed air and/or removing and inserting a headphone cable repeatedly can sometimes fix it for a while.

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hey,
so not to be obvious but you have one of two problems either hardware or software. there is a way to check but you need to do a few things. first you should try creating a new user account and see if the volume problem still exists. you create a new user through system prefs/accounts. if that doesn’t work you should try a pram reset by holding down the cmd, option, r, p, key at boot. IF you have never done this before you want to hear the startup chimes at least 3 times then let the computer restart. if that still doesn’t work you should try an archive and install of the os from the discs if you still have them, and if none of that work you most likely have a hardware issue and either the logic board needs to be replaced or the speakers are bad. but either way its going to cost money if there is a hardware issue and you might consider a new computer, im just being honest.

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SOURCE: Speaker volume

This is a common complaint. The key to the diagnosis is that your MacBook is saying "Digital out, built-in output" instead of "Internal speakers, built-in output."
The output jack on this model supports both traditional and optical plugs. A mechanical sensor inside the jack tells it which is inserted. The problem is that the jack is somewhat fragile, and some plugs can nudge the sensor out of position, in which case it thinks an optical plug is permanently inserted.
If one has great repair skill, one can sometimes jiggle the connector back into position with a small pick (make sure the power is disconnected and the battery is out, if it is removable). Sometimes inserting a conventional plug into the jack several times will correct the condition. Otherwise, you should bring it in for repair and insist that it is a widely-encountered product defect.
More information at forums.macrumors.com.

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SOURCE: my OS 10.6.6 MacBook has no sound output. When I

your sound kernal kexts are broken.do a reinstall of the operating system with your 10.6 dvd or book it in with the genuis bar over the phone and take it in for repair

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HOW TO VOLUME the speaker even if the volume is 100 already.why is it low?



WARNING: Before you start troubleshooting remember that you are dealing with electricity that can KILL.

http://www.kitchentablecomputers.com/static.php - rules


Volume problems on computers often happen for a variety of reasons.

Volume troubleshooting, however, is one of the easiest problems to troubleshoot because there are only a few things that usually cause the problems.


Usually the problem isn't even an error but just merely an adjustment that needs to be made.

Test your speakers.


This is the first thing you should check if you can't hear anything coming out of your computer. First try turning up the volume know and make sure you are in fact turning the volume knob and not a tone or balance knob.


Make sure the speakers are completely plugged in to the wall and the computer. Test with another set of speakers or headphones after you have done this.


Check the computer volume level.

On the taskbar is a volume icon, which usually looks like a small speaker.


Click on the icon and turn the volume up.

Make sure it has not been muted.


Double clicking on the icon will bring up a panel of several volume controls.

Try turning up the volume on each slider.


Go to Control Panel and choose "Sounds and Audio Devices."

Under the volume tab, click speaker volume and turn up the level if needed.


Turn up the application volume. Most programs that use sound have an additional volume control just for that program.


Find the volume control and turn it up.

Usually it is located in the lower right or left corner on the program, but you may have to search for it.


Troubleshoot the sound card.

Download the latest drivers from your sound card manufacturer's website.


Go to Control panel > System > Hardware > Device Manager. Click on "Sound, Video and Game Controllers."

Click on your sound card, select the driver tab and then click on "Update Driver."


Point to the file where you saved the latest drivers from the website.

After this, restart your computer.


The speaker plug/outlets is usually at the back of the computer or if its a laptop on the side


you will have to open up the computer to check the lead attached to the rear of the input plug make

sure the connection is good with no dust as dust causes static electricity


clean your computer of dust using a can of compressed air or fine air blower from a compressor making VERY sure that there is

no MOISTURE in the air line specifically around the sound card and the CPU central processing unit

dust causes static to build up in a computer



If this doesn't solve your problem, try reseating the sound card into your computer.


Hop this helps




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Volume loss


Laptop or Desktop ?
Try swapping the speakers around to see if the problem is in the speaker itself.

Volume problems on computers often happen for a variety of reasons.

Volume troubleshooting, however, is one of the easiest problems to troubleshoot because there are only a few things that usually cause the problems.


Usually the problem isn't even an error but just merely an adjustment that needs to be made.

Test your speakers.


This is the first thing you should check if you can't hear anything coming out of your computer. First try turning up the volume know and make sure you are in fact turning the volume knob and not a tone or balance knob.


Make sure the speakers are completely plugged in to the wall and the computer. Test with another set of speakers or headphones after you have done this.


Check the computer volume level.

On the taskbar is a volume icon, which usually looks like a small speaker.


Click on the icon and turn the volume up.

Make sure it has not been muted.


Double clicking on the icon will bring up a panel of several volume controls.

Try turning up the volume on each slider.


Go to Control Panel and choose "Sounds and Audio Devices."

Under the volume tab, click speaker volume and turn up the level if needed.


Turn up the application volume. Most programs that use sound have an additional volume control just for that program.


Find the volume control and turn it up.

Usually it is located in the lower right or left corner on the program, but you may have to search for it.


Troubleshoot the sound card.

Download the latest drivers from your sound card manufacturer's website.


Go to Control panel > System > Hardware > Device Manager. Click on "Sound, Video and Game Controllers."

Click on your sound card, select the driver tab and then click on "Update Driver."


Point to the file where you saved the latest drivers from the website.

After this, restart your computer.


The speaker plug/outlets is usually at the back of the computer or if its a laptop on the side


you will have to open up the computer to check the lead attached to the rear of the input plug make

sure the connection is good with no dust as dust causes static electricity


clean your computer of dust using a can of compressed air or fine air blower from a compressor making VERY sure that there is

no MOISTURE in the air line specifically around the sound card and the CPU central processing unit

dust causes static to build up in a computer



If this doesn't solve your problem, try reseating the sound card into your computer.


Hope this helps

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SPEAKERS DON'T WORK WHEN I PLUG THEM IN.


desktop or laptop computer ?

if your computer came with a motherboard disc the sound drivers could be on it

click start control panel administration tools computer management device manager scroll to sound video and game controllers you might see a yellow question exclamation mark? ! or a red X Right click to

reinstall drivers

click start control panel sounds and audio volume advanced speakers make sure you have selected the

(appropriate speakers) also audio you will find 3 drop down lists make sure you have the selected correct speaker settings there

click start control panel sounds and audio devices select advanced there might be a tick in the mute box untick it

if his does not fix the problem

click start control panel sounds and audio devices you can adjust the volume there also select speaker

volume you can change your settings there you can also tick in the box place icon in taskbar for any

further volume control settings you will need to right click on the speaker volume icon system select adjust volume


click start control panel sounds and audio volume advanced speakers select the appropriate speakers


from the drop down list or navigate to the device manager scroll to system devices + to expand system

speaker right click properties then select use this device (enable) also you might check


the speaker plug/outlets is usually at the back of the computer or if its a laptop on the side

you will have to open up the computer to check the lead attached to the rear of the input plug make

sure the connection is good with no dust as dust causes static electricity


clean your computer of dust using a fine air blower from a compressor making VERY sure that there is

no MOISTURE in the air line or use a can of compressed air specifically around the sound card and the CPU central processing unit

dust causes static to build up in a computer

if its a desktop swap the speakers around if one still does not work its either a faulty speaker or the speaker connection



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My problem is that the sound coming out of the speakers is muffled how can I fix it so the sound isn't muffled?


if your computer came with a motherboard disc the sound drivers could be on it
click start control panel administrive tools computer management device manager scroll to sound,video and game controllers you might see a yellow question exclamation mark? ! or a red X Right click to reinstall drivers
click start control panel sounds and audio,volume,advanced,speakers make sure you have selected the
(((appropriate speakers))) also audio you will find 3 drop down lists make sure you have the correct settings there
also
click start control panel sounds and audio devices select advanced there might be a tick in the mute box untick it
if his does not fix the problem
click start control panel sounds and audio devices you can adjust the volume there also select speaker volume you can change your settings there you can also tick in the box place icon in taskbar for any further volume control settings you will need to right click on the volume icon system select adjust volume

click start control panel sounds and audio,volume,advanced,speakers select the appropriate speakers from the drop down list or navigate to the device manager scroll to system devices + to expand,system speaker right click properties then select use this device (enable) also you might check
(((the speakers plug/outlet is usually at the back of the computer you will have to open up the computer to check the lead attached to the rear of the input plug make sure the connection is good
try cleaning your computer of dust using a fine air blower from a compressor making VERY sure that there is no MOISTURE in the air line specifically around the sound card and the CPU central processing unit dust causes static to build up in a computer)))
hope this helps you

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How do you turn on the volume? Thank You.


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2. After making sure the muting is off (no slash symbol on the speaker icon), press and hold Fn again.
3. With Fn pressed, press the key with the upward triangle and speaker symbol to increase volume which is shown at the bottom middle of the screen by the green lettering & vertical bars Volume ''''''''''''
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Hi!
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3. Single left click and hold down on the slider in the 'Volume' dialog box. As you are holding down on the left mouse button, drag the slider up to raise the volume or drag the slider down to lower the volume. When you let go of the left mouse button, you should hear a tone to give you an example of how loud the volume is now set. 4. Single left click on the on the blue 'Taskbar' to make the 'Volume' dialog box disappear.
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