Recently I was watching Netflix on my air when static started coming out of the speakers. Using Itunes seemed to work. Windows 10 has the volume mixer which lets users mute anything, even system sounds. I tried everything. Options. I thank you so much for this link! thanks!!!! The best guide to easily create a keyboard shortcut which allows you to mute and unmute your microphone on Apple's macOS without having to be in the application. This isn't a software issue, so reloading the OS won't fix it. So glad I found your page. Worked like a charm. 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!! MacBook Air :: Stuck On Mute? 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. The volume button on the top of my screen is greyed out. 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. Thanks! thanks for the help on the audio issue with the MAcbook PRO !!!! However the Toothpick trick DID work!! safe mode, NVRAM, SMC even created a new account in safe mode to see if my own accounts … A cotton bud* did, so try that- just be gentle! 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. inserting toothpick, matchstick on only make problem worse. thank you SO MUCH! MacBook Pro :: Headphones Won't Go In The Headphone Jack And Volume Stuck On Mute? Fiddled with it for ages! I can't get my Mac laptop's internal speakers to work -- they just stopped one day. You need to bring the computer to an Apple store and see if the folks there can help. OMG!!! Thanks! Share this conversation. I turned off my Macbook, turned it on and nothing. It has been stuck on mute for a few days now. My MacBook's Internal Speakers Are Stuck on Mute May 17, 2008 10:08 AM Subscribe. speakers! I've checked the volume in System Preferences, and the "mute" button is not selected by accident. Didn't work for me. The cause is a little leaf switch that is pushed over by the jack when you insert it. I have tried some of the software solutions such as zapping PRAM, etc. UNPLUGGING AND PLUGGING THE ORIGINAL JACK THAT CAUSED THE PROBLEM OVER AND OVER AGAIN WILL EVENTUALLY SOLVE THE PROBLEM. I am adding this to my knowledge base of Mac fixes and I thought I'd share it with you. It only took about 5 times, with the Sound window open, and it reset to internal speakers. In response to bugaronie, Feb 19, 2011 1:29 PM in response to bugaronie Its only 2yrs old, I am so bummed. You are a total legend!!!!! I paused the movie, shut down anything I had running and it was still static just not as loud. thank you. Thanks for sharing these instructions. Try inserting and removing a jack a few (dozen) times. The frustrating thing is that when you open the Mac OS Sound preference pane, it simply confirms that it is stuck and won't let you change it to the normal speakers (called "Internal Speakers"): The articles linked above explain that this appears to be due to some sort of stuck sensor in the headphone jack and that, most of the time, sticking a toothpick or matchstick in the headphone jack (or blowing with compressed air) can get it to reset itself. Thanks!!!!!! a workaround that works?for me. :P. IT2's solution did not work either. ), Tags: audio, hacks, mac, photos, sound, stability, usability, wtf. Macbook stuck on mute Apr 20, 2012 9:32 AM in response to davidsdiego Best wishes from Lisbon, Portugal. Occasionally, my MacBook Pro will get "stuck on mute"1 if I pull the headphones out too quickly. Not Worked for me. It is like the button is being constantly held down. THANK YOU! BackgroundMusic installs as a package and runs from the menu bar. Its a permanent fix, and is reversible. God bless you !!! 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. Hold down the keys "Shift+Control+Option+Power" at the same time for 10 seconds. Play a bit of sound through them (e.g., a song), then stop the sound. In response to bugaronie, Mar 9, 2011 11:20 AM in response to bugaronie So I am faced with taking it for repair I guess, which so stinks I was hoping to find another solution. I paused the movie, shut down anything I had running and it was still static just not as loud. I was going bonkers but it worked. Show More. It switched to digital output. You're a genius! Fixing a MacBook Stuck on Mute. You rock dude!.. I finally fixed it using this method! I did it wrong the first time, THEN read more carefully! And, I should note, that my scheme here doesn't always work. 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. Also people say that your suppose to see a red light coming out of the headphone jack, there is no light. My theory is that running the Sound preferences pane fresh does some sort of check on the sensors that clears this up. I own an iPhone 4S and MacBook Pro (late 2011) and they have been bulletproof so far. But I can confirm that it has nothing to do with round audio port. I had initially called Apple about this problem, and they wanted me to pay $50 for Apple Support!! Was it a hardware issue? Sending a happy hug. so, when I try to change the volume it wont let me change it, and even when I put headphones in I have the same problem. davidsdiego, Dec 27, 2011 10:04 AM in response to PixByCindy, User profile for user: I have been looking everywhere for a solution for this problem. What should I do? I just kept doing what you said and it worked after a couple tries!!!! I have reset the NVRAM and repaired the disk using Disk Utility. Macs. speakers stuck on mute My speakers stay constantly on mute. More Less. When I go into System Preferences and go to Sound, the mute box is checked and greyed out. MacBook Pro :: Mute Button Not Responding - No Sound Apr 13, 2012. If i press volume up, it will go up but then when i release the volume, it goes right back down to mute. Posted: 10/03/2015. very useful - thanks for the tip. tried IT2's way, your step by step solution and plugging the headphones 25 times but none of the above worked. This was a lifesaver! :((. Like others, I missed the part about turning off the sound. Mar 31, 2012 my headphones will only go about halfway into the headphone jack and the volume is stuck on mute. Check the headphone port - if you can see a red light, the port is still live, cutting off the internal speakers. I tried, I failed, I tried again, repeated those steps a few times, and boom! Thanks! Category: Mac. sadly, it did not work for me. I solved this on macbook pro 2011 by plugging in a usb headset. Note: I've was not using headphones when this occurred. It's been in repair quite a few times for other issues too. Option 1. THANKYOU!!!! I've been fighting with this problem for days !!!! 3 . didn't work. It's strange whatever is going on on the inside. thanks for the article though i was lost!!!!! Hope this alternative works for those that still had the isue or it … Rep: 55 . I own a few vintage and new Apple products and the only two devices that were always bad and caused me an abandance of frustation were the iPhone 4 and the MacBook Air (2010). Its stuck on mute and the options in sound preferences are greyed out as well. Ask Your Own Mac Question. 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. Thank you! I would have never been able to work that out! Thank you soo much! but on mac i am facing exactly same problem as described here. no issues. At least some of the jack detection is hardware based, so although everybody wants to believe clicking and unclicking will fix it, if you really have the problem, it won't. THANK YOU SO MUCH THIS WAS SO EASY TO FOLLOW AND WORKED A TREAT! How do I unmute a Macbook in System Preferences? ( the one that came with Dictate ). Hey, so I tried every thing, toothpick in/pen/... no luck. Or buy a jack at Radio Shack for a few bucks if you have no defective phones laying around? Is there anything else to try. Recently I was watching Netflix on my air when static started coming out of the speakers. :') but yeah, thanks man! Looks like no one’s replied in a while. I then noticed that the sound icon in the menu bar was gray. Thank you SO much. :) Thanks again! ;). Much love, it wont work when i plug in the headphones. Why is this working to everyone but me? Thanks again. This worked perfectly! @PixByCindy the same thing happened to my MacBook Air. :). Sometimes these stick. Thank you!!!!! In response to bugaronie, Dec 27, 2011 10:04 AM in response to PixByCindy Especially often we hear it, Fred von Lohmann (The Ever Diminishing Difference), Raymond Yee (Mixing and Remixing Information), Aaron Perzanowski (Substantial Similarity). Sound was not even coming through the earphones. This section can only be displayed by javascript enabled browsers. 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. I turned off my Macbook, turned it on and nothing. Good luck! This problem happened after I used a set of powered speakers with the computer for the first time. What do I do? THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH ! This site contains user submitted content, comments and opinions and is for informational purposes only. I uninstalled it in favor of Amadeus Pro a long time ago). Failing for you? just a difference that "red light" some time glows some time not. On macOS, you need to install a free app called BackgroundMusic to do the job. Thankyou, I was using my boyfriends macbook and thought I had broken it! Thank you! The above didn't work for me, nor restarting. It will reset itself to "Internal Speakers" and you are good to go. Click on the Apple menu at the top right corner of your screen. .thanks for saving me $19.99 + tax per incident from the Apple guys! IT TOOK MULTIPLE TIMES, BUT MUST BE THE ORIGINAL HEADPHONES OR EXTERNAL SPEAKERS THAT CAUSED THE INITIAL FAIURE, May thanks, only thing that worked for me - cheers. I unplugged the headphones and it set itself back to optical. THANK YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU! But still has red jack and muted sound. Dude I was trying to fix this problem for months! Everyone " retina ". Finally worked with IT2's solution. In response to AlansurfBrazilOzzy. my macbook air is stuck on mute (can't even adjust/uncheck mute box in preferences) Submitted: 5 years ago. All my troubleshooting is done with the mouse or keyboard. Thanks a ton bro, you gotta pause the music or it won't work. the mighty toothpick did the trick. Thank you so much for sharing your expertise! Another thank you to go on the list. : ). audio just work fine on windows.. with or without headphones. as I was reading this post to fix the same problem it cleared up on its own. I really didn't want to stick a toothpick into my mac! None of these worked for me, but eventually I jammed a plastic tube (the inside of a pen) into the socket and rotated counterclockwise. Thank you so much. Eventually the toothpick broke off inside. Same problem here. Johnny Mack, Mac Support Specialist. Whoa....I just fixed the problem, after none of the above worked, by just plugging in and unplugging the headphones like 15 times. Isabell Eckard. I did a slight variation in that whilst the song was playing in i-tunes i pulled the headphones out and it then started to play through my internal speakers again! Jun 5, 2014. Satisfied … Check to see if a red LED shines out of the headphone jack: - the MacBook is stuck on digital optical out (that is, it thinks you have a fiber-optic line -- for high-fidelity output -- stuck in the laptop). Works just great now. sometimes restarting your mac will clear this issue too. All I am finding, however, are solutions for when the headphones are still playing sound. Comment D. Daniel2424 macrumors newbie. And the only way I could find this was by print screening the mute sign and using google image search! The most common occurrence of this problem is on pre-2015 Macs that had digital audio output support in the headphone jack. I went to System and Preferences then clicked on Sound, but it says that my computer is "Digital Out" and there is no way I can fix it. the option to adjust the volume is greyed out and the mute button remains checked. :), THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU. This was exactly my problem! dude OOOOOOOOMMMMMMMMGGGGGGGGGG ur a lifesaver this is my school laptop and i thought i was gunna have to pay a repair. Nothing worked until I tried this. Mac Support Specialist: Johnny Mack, Mac Support Specialist replied 5 years ago. MacBook Air . but this cannot solve my problem...........it is not showing internal speaker option now what would i do......plz mil in account....plz.plz, You sir, are a total genius, not to mention a saviour. Fantastic! Recently the volume dropped down to nothing and when I access the control panel, I see the mute button checked on all outputs except the digital (the one I have never used). I don't have a red light showing through the headphone jack, and I've never used the headphone jack before today, trying to fix the problem. I was so frustrated and Apple wanted me to pay to ask a question. Notebooks. I had to try a couple of different times, paused the music, then unplugged the headphones, but it did finally work! 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