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MacBook speakers off, red light coming from the headphone jack Ask Question. More surprisingly, the headphone jack has a glowing red light I had no idea it could do that! Why is this happening? Can I do anything to fix it? Thunderforge Thunderforge 5 5 gold badges 15 15 silver badges 32 32 bronze badges. Same problem on MacBook Pro mid I am running Yosemite The speakers do work , though, I hear the chime at startup and it frustrates the hell out of me!
I can't believe there's no software bypass somewhere that can disable the optical output and return the internal speakers option? Old question but since I had 5 minutes ago the same problem, I'll post my solution: The audio output is as Graham Min describes a double output, working for headphone jack or Toslink adaptor.
Optical out on Mac Pro won't work
In my case the problem appeared as I disconnected my headphones: OSX didn't switch to integrated output but stayed on digital optical output This page describes an elegant non invasive solution and in my case the solution was as simple as connecting the headphones again, and diconnecting them gently. Here the steps Plug your headphones back in. Play a bit of sound through them e. Make sure Preferences is quit. Launch Preferences and open the Sound pane. While the Sound pane is open and set to Headphones, pull out the headphone plug from the jack.
It will reset itself to "Internal Speakers" and you are good to go.
Canelo Digital Canelo Digital 1 1 silver badge 6 6 bronze badges. Graham Miln Graham Miln Ada zeze. Switch off your Mac, unplug the power adapter. With pressure blow into the mac head phones port mouth to port. Plug in any working head phones jack into the port and move the jack in different directions gently.
Martin Cleaver. I fixed it using a digital optical cable. A couple of times inserting and removing did the trick :. May 19 by BD Worth. If it's any consolation, I, too, have this problem and am going to attempt the solutions offered above. My "workaround" right now is some Logitech USB speakers which clip on to the top of my screen. As a last resort before a whole logic board replacement it looks as though you can remove the metal housing as shown in this blurry low res video.
I took my MBP apart, and with lots of guts, small tools, and the youtube-tutorial which shows a slightly different socket! I squeezed and bent the contacts a bit. Just a little extra pressure on the spring is what it needs. To replace the jack, I would have to have one sent to UlaanBaatar Mongolia, and lots of soldering involved. Show 4 more comments. Same problem here with a MacBook Pro 13 mini jack is stuck on digital out. The jack was totally damaged by a stupid guy, so I had to remove the jack. I'm searching for replacement, but could not find anything.
So my question is, Can you help me which pins need to be connected so that the internal speakers will work again?
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I couldn't find the information anywhere any help or pictures to solve this problem. I'm from Germany so no way to come by. I'm not sure if there is a work-around. I'm under the impression if it is removed your speakers should work again. Maybe another issue, I'm not certain. Have you tried putting on a new one?
Well, after removing the mini jack socket which doesn't work. The replacement part seems to be impossible to get You can buy them online. I've seen that section sawed off with jack for sell.
I know this is a little late, but I've only just become frustrated enough with this issue on mine to try fixing it—user Ryan over on this thread was able to track down the contacts to connect if you just want internal speakers and no headphone jack: Audio jack problem, no speaker sound, red light.
I haven't tried this solder job yet, but I've seen a couple other sources mention something similar. Zack Taylor d3adlygame. Nothing works and the red light disappeared but its still stuck in digital out mode. I have a MacBook Pro. Isn't there some sort of a software loophole? I've searched and searched came up with no results. This Sucks! A few days ago my digital output stopped working altogether.
I had no problem switching from built in output to digital, i just had no audio at all via digital. I ended up fixing it by using the cotton bud fix given in this page above.
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I removed the cotton from one side of the cotton bud, leaving just the plastic bit remaining, and very gently put it into the headphone jack, then twisted it around slowly. I also blew into the headphone jack which might have dislodged a tiny bit of dust. I'm assuming that the optical red light in my macbook jack port, had been partially blocked by dust. Tried wiggling the headphone jack, and then ear bud without cotton. I then used a can of Air Brush compressed gas which seemed to do the trick.
How to replace the missing optical-digital audio output on newer Macs | Macworld
William Isted williamisted. Posted: May When I turned it on next, the Digital Out interface was active, plugging in headphones would allow sound through the headphones but once unplugged would return to Digital Out. Feb 24, DVD. Recently, I wanted to use this digital audio output to connect to my living room home theater receiver but found very little information about it. I called two Apple stores in San Francisco and neither Genius knew about the feature and could not explain how to use it or buy cables for it.
In this post I share what I learned after much online research and experimentation. How It Works From the outside, the minijack output looks and behaves like any tip-ring-sleeve analog audio minijack.