More macbook pro, You're awesome. I did some research and tried all of them eg. Option 1. Good to read alternative options in comments too. as I was reading this post to fix the same problem it cleared up on its own. Fantastic! I then noticed that the sound icon in the menu bar was gray. MacBook Air . I had seen on here about resetting the PRAM I tried that and for about 2 days it worked my sound was back but then it went again. This is what finally made the process work for me! My MacBook Air (13-inch, Early 2015) that I've been using for roughly a year is currently stuck on mute. that would have taken forever for me to figure out! Worked like a charm! My Mac can't play anything including iTunes and YouTube, even system sounds such as the sound when you send an email. Thank you! thank you SO MUCH! If done correctly, the computer does not power on at this time and stays dark. Have had the problem in the past, didn't remember what I'd done to remedy, tried this and it didn't work and second time it did. I think the little switch in the jack is actually stuck/malfunctioning. When I brought my MacBook Air to the Genius Bar they coiuldn't diagnose the issue, so they had to send it somewhere else for repair. I have an actual proven fix that doesn't require replacing the jack or the logic board - although it disables the digital out, so this may not be for you. UNPLUGGING AND PLUGGING THE ORIGINAL JACK THAT CAUSED THE PROBLEM OVER AND OVER AGAIN WILL EVENTUALLY SOLVE THE PROBLEM. : ). Thanks much for sharing! Mac Support Specialist: Johnny Mack, Mac Support Specialist replied 5 years ago. Options. MacBook Pro :: Mute Button Not Responding - No Sound Apr 13, 2012. I was just going to bring it to the store tomorrow, but I really wanted to watch Colbert. the option to adjust the volume is greyed out and the mute button remains checked. The red light went out and "Internal Speakers" appeared in the list where it should be. Possible fix for stuck on mute problem Hi, this post may be too late for the OP but may assist anyone out there searching this problem on Google. Not Worked for me. davidsdiego, Dec 27, 2011 10:04 AM in response to PixByCindy, User profile for user: I tried everything. safe mode, NVRAM, SMC even created a new account in safe mode to see if my own accounts … I thank you so much for this link! ;). thanks for the article though i was lost!!!!! Apple disclaims any and all liability for the acts, omissions and conduct of any third parties in connection with or related to your use of the site. MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2009. this saved so much time. Whoa....I just fixed the problem, after none of the above worked, by just plugging in and unplugging the headphones like 15 times. Creating a Mac Microphone Mute Keyboard Shortcut 19 Jan 2014. Much love, it wont work when i plug in the headphones. :((. BackgroundMusic installs as a package and runs from the menu bar. When I want to go to external speakers or headphones, I switch to OUTPUT setting, remove jack, and insert headphones etc. Answered in 21 minutes by: 2/1/2015. Nothing worked until I tried this. Same problem here. But I can confirm that it has nothing to do with round audio port. It is like the button is being constantly held down. Thank you!!!!! All my troubleshooting is done with the mouse or keyboard. The above didn't work for me, nor restarting. Category: Mac. You are awesome. I've looked everywhere! I didn't stop the sound the first time and it didn't work. I am experiencing the same thing with my iMac- pretty odd! Recently I was watching Netflix on my air when static started coming out of the speakers. There is an easy trick that can let you fix the unresponsive Touch Bar. Show More. worked like a charm.. although i had to try it several times and i had to quit itunes not pause it to fix it.. otherwise it wouldn't work for me. On another web forum though I found a trick were you use a tooth pick and it didn't work either. I followed the rules and it didn't work. Fixed and everything running perfectly. Thanks again. it looks like there is something sticking out inside of the headphone jack. ), Tags: audio, hacks, mac, photos, sound, stability, usability, wtf. In response to bugaronie, Dec 27, 2011 10:04 AM in response to PixByCindy Worked like a charm! When I use the buttons on my keyboard the volume doesn't move … thanks!!!! So glad I found your page. MacBook Air :: Stuck On Mute? The Mute checkbox is stuck on Mute, like I can't click on it or change the volume. If i press volume up, it will go up but then when i release the volume, it goes right back down to mute. :), awesome link! That was very well explained and now my problem is solved! It's strange whatever is going on on the inside. Its only 2yrs old, I am so bummed. THANK YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU! From my MacBook Pro I send all audio using Airplay to my Airplay Express. Fiddled with it for ages! my macbook air is stuck on mute (can't even adjust/uncheck mute box in preferences) Submitted: 5 years ago. Reactions: keysofanxiety. you're a champion Joe. I guess some jacks are more compatible with the MacBook than others. You just saved me a like 4hrs. inserting toothpick, matchstick on only make problem worse. MacBook Pro :: Headphones Won't Go In The Headphone Jack And Volume Stuck On Mute? sadly, it did not work for me. Apr 20, 2012 9:32 AM in response to davidsdiego They diagnosed it and replaced the logic board. However, I am please that I can at least use headphones or speakers cuz I am currently deep in a rustic cabin deep in the rainforest and my laptop is my sole amusement once the sun goes down. Q: The cause is a little leaf switch that is pushed over by the jack when you insert it. Recently I was watching Netflix on my air when static started coming out of the speakers. I got scared because it wasnt working..LOL thanks(: Had to do this a few times for it to work but it is back on - Thank you!! Category: Mac. My audio on my MacBook Air is not working. Solved it, but the instruction didn't work for me so I tried the following: Why i can't I try it four 5 times,and I still can't make to internal speaker.Why? This worked perfectly for me. After a few tries it worked! You are a total legend!!!!! When I pulled out the headphones, the dialog box did not change to "Internal Speakers". :). power off >remove all peripherals > hold down power button for 10 seconds (once it chimed on) > immediately held down APPLE/ALT/P/R hit power hold down for 4 cycles. THANK YOU SO MUCH THIS WAS SO EASY TO FOLLOW AND WORKED A TREAT! Definitely a stuck switch. Got the idea from here: http://forums.macrumors.com/archive/index.php/t-237405.html. When recording our podcast there is nothing more annoying than playing it back only to find hearing yourself banging away on the keyboard when someone else is speaking. Looks like no one’s replied in a while. It will reset itself to "Internal Speakers" and you are good to go. This worked perfectly! Eventually the toothpick broke off inside. Thank you so much! The mute button don't respond. This worked for me: In "System Preferences" > "Sound" I moved the "Output volume" slider from midway to max, then checked and unchecked the "Mute" box next to max. you are a star....!! Apple may provide or recommend responses as a possible solution based on the information provided; every potential issue may involve several factors not detailed in the conversations captured in an electronic forum and Apple can therefore provide no guarantee as to the efficacy of any proposed solutions on the community forums. THANK YOU!! In response to AlansurfBrazilOzzy. I had to try it a few times, but it worked eventually. Hey, so I tried every thing, toothpick in/pen/... no luck. dude OOOOOOOOMMMMMMMMGGGGGGGGGG ur a lifesaver this is my school laptop and i thought i was gunna have to pay a repair. Had an old set of bad headphones, cut off the jack, and used that jack plugged in, with the INPUT setting, and get speakers to work. macbook pro, Mac OS X (10.5.6) Posted … thanks all. I have tried some of the software solutions such as zapping PRAM, etc. A cotton bud* did, so try that- just be gentle! In response to bugaronie, Feb 19, 2011 1:29 PM in response to bugaronie :), THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU. My MacBook's Internal Speakers Are Stuck on Mute May 17, 2008 10:08 AM Subscribe. AlansurfBrazilOzzy, Apr 20, 2012 9:32 AM in response to davidsdiego, User profile for user: Especially often we hear it, Fred von Lohmann (The Ever Diminishing Difference), Raymond Yee (Mixing and Remixing Information), Aaron Perzanowski (Substantial Similarity). Jun 5, 2014. Thank you thank you thank you! but on mac i am facing exactly same problem as described here. THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH ! Jun 5, 2014. Eventually it worked! i found this post and tried what you had said and it was a no go. Thank you so much for sharing your expertise! 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