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My left speaker is not working on my macbook 13"   externals do work.

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I reset my PRAM and NVRAM during start-up, and it completely fixed the problem.  Thanks to the support of the people at, they suggested troubleshooting before I went out and bought a new speaker.  The best part was that it was free of charge.  Thank you for your offer though.  I'm sure you're going to suggest this to the next person with the same problem and charge them for this suggestion.  I hope it all works out.  

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