MacBook speaker not working

MacBook speaker not working

Why is your MacBook speaker not working? Have you tried playing some music? Have you checked if your MacBook volume is turned off? Anyway, we have a few solutions that could help you resolve this issue, we’ll also look at how you can take care of your MacBook speaker.

Why are the speakers on my Mac so quiet?

When you notice quite some change in volume, maybe your feel like the speaker isn’t sounding as usual, if you have to try playing some music and it still sounds low. Make sure your MacBook is up to date, then you can do some sound checking. If you want to achieve that first, disconnect any cables from the USB, Thunderbolt, or 3.5mm audio ports on your Mac.

  1. From the Apple, the menu chooses System Preferences.
  2. Click on Sound.
  3. Click the Output tab, then select the built-in speakers. If you don’t see built-in speakers as an option in the Output window.
  4. If the Output volume slider is set low, move the slider to the right and test again.
  5. If the Mute checkbox is selected, deselect it and test again.
  6. If you still don’t, hear any sound.

Your speaker seems to have some issues and may need a little fix on that, you can’t achieve that alone, contact Apple Store, but what if you need to do more checking to see if you can still fix the speaker to work?

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MacBook speaker not working

  1. Play some music and video: Start off by playing some music and also checking if the volume on the music/video player is low, this should be the first thing you should do, and if the volume is still down/mute, this means that your speaker is blocked or the sound is not reaching the speaker, if there’s sound and the speaker is broken, hear a noisy background sound from one side of the speaker.
  2. Turn up the Volume: If your volume icon looks grey make sure you click on it and turn it up, you can also click on F12 to see if the volume was muted and if the result isn’t positive, test a different music player like iTunes and try increasing the volume.
  3. Check your earphone port: Most time, the computer might be stuck on earphone mode causing it to sound as if there was an earphone or headset stuck to the port. The reason this happens is that you have been using earphones on your computer and when the port malfunction, it feels as if there’s an earphone there. You can fix this by plugging your earphone back in the port and notice whenever you plug in the volume icon changes, which means the system notice that a headphone is plugged in, you can remove this by trying the next step.
  4. Restart your MacBook: Try restarting your system, if there is any glitch in the sound setting, this may as well fix it too
  5. Update your software: We all know how apple devices works, if your system lacks behind, it may cause issues and glitches in the application, you can check up for update and update your sound setting as well
  6. Restart the sound controller: Open Activity Monitor locate ‘CoreAudio’ in the list of processes, select it and click on the X to quit that process. The process will restart straight away and in doing so may fix your problem.
  7. Check System Preferences: Open System Preferences and click Sound. Click the Output tab and click on Internal Speakers. Check that Mute next to Output Volume is not muted (there should be no tick in the checkbox). Make sure that the Output Volume slider is moved to the right.
  8. No Internal Speakers? If you see Digital Out instead of Internal Speakers in the window, disconnect anything that is plugged into your Mac (as above). If Internal Speakers still isn’t listed as an option in the Output window then you need to contact Apple Support for help.
  9. Reset the PRAM: This process can fix some sound-related issues. Restart the Mac while holding down Command, Option (or Alt), P, and R. Keep holding them down until the computer starts and chimes. Keep them held down until it chimes again, now release the keys.
  10. If this doesn’t solve the problem, you may need to get your Mac serviced as it could be a sign of failing hardware.
  11. If none of these solve the problem, then consider taking the Mac back to the Apple Store and getting the hardware checked out.

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