When it came back to life everything worked great! :). I have tried some of the software solutions such as zapping PRAM, etc. I finally fixed it using this method! Got the idea from here: http://forums.macrumors.com/archive/index.php/t-237405.html. Sweet cheers man, if does not work first time, just wiggle headphone cable in and out a few times then it works :). Creating a Mac Microphone Mute Keyboard Shortcut 19 Jan 2014. 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. Step #1. Why is this working to everyone but me? Anyone know what to do now? This didn't work for me. I turned off my Macbook, turned it on and nothing. Fabulous - just before going to see a movie this happened, but thanks to this post, I solved the problem in 5 minutes. God bless you !!! Sorry, this didn't work for me. Hey, so I tried every thing, toothpick in/pen/... no luck. More Options. I was just going to bring it to the store tomorrow, but I really wanted to watch Colbert. Thank you!!!!! Email me for more details. :), awesome link! It switched to digital output. I turned off my Macbook, turned it on and nothing. A fix: after a lot of fiddling with no success, I discovered that when I plugged into the sound output with headphones and changed my sound settings to use audio port for sound INPUT, the internal speakers kick in. i have inserted and removed headphones several times. Good luck! In response to Gryff. This worked perfectly! Ensure the Mac is not only shut down, but unplugged if you try this. Q: 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. All I am finding, however, are solutions for when the headphones are still playing sound. I followed the rules and it didn't work. I have been looking everywhere for a solution for this problem. There is an easy trick that can let you fix the unresponsive Touch Bar. Sometimes these stick. Try it thrice. So, I shut of the BT and the speakers started to work. Sound was not even coming through the earphones. My mac book is on mute and there is no way to get it back. 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 thank you so much for this link! you are a star....!! Share this conversation. u saved the day! It only took about 5 times, with the Sound window open, and it reset to internal speakers. With headphones in, hit mute on and off, pulled out the headphones and I have speakers again! When I press the volume adjust buttons, the little bars don't move, and the classic circle-with-bar-through-it appears. Less. Then I tried again plugging in my iPhone's headphone jack instead. User profile for user: In response to AlansurfBrazilOzzy. Thank you! How do I unmute a Macbook in System Preferences? Show Less. worked like a charm. You're awesome. This is because my mac book pro is intel based and i windows 7 on it as well. When I go into System Preferences and go to Sound, the mute box is checked and greyed out. While the Sound pane is open and set to Headphones, pull out the headphone plug from the jack. I can't get my Mac laptop's internal speakers to work -- they just stopped one day. OMGGG....finally the red lights gone...had to try it a couple of times, but the problem's been fixed. Can you handle another expression of gratitude? THANKYOU!!!! Windows 10 has the volume mixer which lets users mute anything, even system sounds. Thanks!!! Looks like no one’s replied in a while. just a difference that "red light" some time glows some time not. After that issue, half my scren turned green and my display hinge was loose as well. This is the first problem on my computer that I have ever fixed. Thanks so much! You'll be happy to note that I didn't even need a proper jack.. Fiddled with it for ages! If I pull out headphones, yes, it changes to digital out, but then the icon greys out again and I am once again unable to alter the sound levels. I had initially called Apple about this problem, and they wanted me to pay $50 for Apple Support!! That was very well explained and now my problem is solved! Or buy a jack at Radio Shack for a few bucks if you have no defective phones laying around? @PixByCindy the same thing happened to my MacBook Air. booyakahshot! In response to PixByCindy. They diagnosed it and replaced the logic board. No more AKG headphones for me. i have a macbook that is stuck on mute. It's strange whatever is going on on the inside. thank you-this solved my problem! 1 . Was it a hardware issue? Hold down the keys "Shift+Control+Option+Power" at the same time for 10 seconds. Thank you! When you try to increase or decrease the volume, you see this: When this happens a red LED shines out of the headphone jack: With some clever Googling, I found out that what is happening here is that 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). And be careful; the leaf is fragile and it's an expensive bit to get to and replace, in fact on some models it's directly on the logic board. Nothing worked until I tried this. Mid 2009 Model A1278 / 2.26 or 2.53 GHz Core 2 Duo processor EMC 2326. In response to davidsdiego, Apr 20, 2012 9:48 AM in response to Gryff You just saved me a like 4hrs. I was so frustrated and Apple wanted me to pay to ask a question. Whoa....I just fixed the problem, after none of the above worked, by just plugging in and unplugging the headphones like 15 times. 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. Worked like a charm! sometimes restarting your mac will clear this issue too. Thank You!! wouldn't have thought of this for the longest time thank you thank you. audio just work fine on windows.. with or without headphones. Make sure the power supply is plugged in (If a MacBook or MacBook Pro). :') but yeah, thanks man! .thanks for saving me $19.99 + tax per incident from the Apple guys! I own an iPhone 4S and MacBook Pro (late 2011) and they have been bulletproof so far. Worked like a charm. Also people say that your suppose to see a red light coming out of the headphone jack, there is no light. Just to say thank you! ( the one that came with Dictate ). I have reset the NVRAM and repaired the disk using Disk Utility. I am happy camper once again! sadly, it did not work for me. omg thank you. Thanks for the post. 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. This problem happened after I used a set of powered speakers with the computer for the first time. :). :((. It will reset itself to "Internal Speakers" and you are good to go. But I can confirm that it has nothing to do with round audio port. Thanks for the excellent advice and well constructed answer. Everyone " retina ". This worked perfectly for me. i tried your method and didn't work, but then opened garageband and that worked. Jun 5, 2014. Using Itunes seemed to work. Dude I was trying to fix this problem for months! On another web forum though I found a trick were you use a tooth pick and it didn't work either. Aug 29, 2016 #3 Thanks for the help. 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. I just kept doing what you said and it worked after a couple tries!!!! My Macbook is not playing sound, on the speaker nor through the headphones. Case in point: you cannot mute an app on macOS out of the box. All my troubleshooting is done with the mouse or keyboard. I spent 10 minutes sticking toothpicks in my headphone jack. Thanks a ton bro, you gotta pause the music or it won't work. MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2009. Didn't work for me. This trick didn't work from me. Try it with or without the headphones plugged in, whichever works. My theory is that running the Sound preferences pane fresh does some sort of check on the sensors that clears this up. THANK YOU SO MUCH THIS WAS SO EASY TO FOLLOW AND WORKED A TREAT! speakers! #124 James: THANK YOU. I tried but when you said it will say headphones i can't click on the choices it's like grey ish so it won't change, thank you! I woke my MacBook Pro from sleep today and when I tried to play an iTunes track the Mac made no sound. If the volume control is not working on your Mac, either using the keyboard or the slider in the menu bar or System Preferences, it could be ’stuck’ on mute. The red light went out and "Internal Speakers" appeared in the list where it should be. Thanks! Anyone have any solutions? Did a quick google search and came across your site. Thankyou, I was using my boyfriends macbook and thought I had broken it! After I fished it out, it worked perfectly. People if this solution isn't working on its own, please try it again and then restart your comp, restart hadn't worked before but after this, magic!!!! UNPLUGGING AND PLUGGING THE ORIGINAL JACK THAT CAUSED THE PROBLEM OVER AND OVER AGAIN WILL EVENTUALLY SOLVE THE PROBLEM. I tried fixing the problem as above plugging the power speaker jack back in. Mac volume not working and stuck on mute? Your a star, ta!! Thanks so much, tried a few times and got it right. OMG!!! PixByCindy, Mar 9, 2011 11:20 AM in response to bugaronie, User profile for user: The mute button don't respond. The clicking finally stopped, thank goodness, but now my sound is permanently stuck on mute, it won't let me listen to the sound through the speaker, any headphones, or just the laptop itself. Rep: 55 . Sending a happy hug. MacBook Air :: Stuck On Mute? thanks all! 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. The cause is a little leaf switch that is pushed over by the jack when you insert it. Thanks a lot for this man !!! Thanks! Then proceeded per the instructions. many many many thanks!!! the only helpful answer online! And the only way I could find this was by print screening the mute sign and using google image search! Permalink; History; Subscribe; Unsubscribe; Greyed Out Volume Stuck On Mute. THANK YOU! no issues. very useful - thanks for the tip. Note: I've was not using headphones when this occurred. Had no idea where to start trying to fix this problem! thank you SO MUCH! I've looked everywhere! What do I do? Notebooks. Hope this alternative works for those that still had the isue or it … I uninstalled it in favor of Amadeus Pro a long time ago). speakers stuck on mute My speakers stay constantly on mute. It has been stuck on mute for a few days now. I am adding this to my knowledge base of Mac fixes and I thought I'd share it with you. Its a permanent fix, and is reversible. It's been in repair quite a few times for other issues too. 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