External Speakers stopped working after installing leopard
I have a Macbook Pro. After installing 10.5, then upgrading to 10.5.6, my external speakers stopped working. System prefs do not recognize that any external speakers are installed. System Profiler does not see them. Have ran utilities. First Aid. The speakers still work on another audio system. Apple says it's a hardware problem, but after googling this, leopard has messed up many external apps. Does anyone know how to fix? Apple Support is useless. There is no red light coming from the port. Yes, internal speakers work, but they are not great for music, etc. HELP ME!
Re: External Speakers stopped working after installing...
Go to control panel and find out what brand and modile your sound card is ten go to the manifactures website and download the drivers for that sound card but note unistall the sound card from the device manager first then once you have the drivers downloaded restart your computer and let windows find the driver for you if it says it cant find the driver install it manualy from the location of wich you saved that driver software you downloaded and the problem should fix itself
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Apple has made this feature free, and fairly simple. You should first make sure you have a backup of your hard drive on an external drive (easiest to complete with the TimeMachine feature of your Macbook Pro).
Open the App Store app and select the Featured or Top Charts tab. You can search for Yosemite, although Top Charts will usually list it as #1 in the Top Free apps.
Click on the Download button for Yosemite wherever it appears (either in the search list, or in Top Charts). Follow the prompts.
Depending on your connection speed and the specs of your macbook pro, the installation will take one to four hours.
Of course, you will have to have an Apple ID to download anything from the App Store.
If you don't have an Apple ID and don't know how to get one, please ask another question on FIXYA.
You will need some install disks to even begin working on your issue.
Find someone with the same model MacBook Pro and borrow the disks.
Buy a copy of Leopard (10.5) or Snow Leopard (10.6) and use them. If you are going to buy a set you might as well update to Snow Leopard (10.6)
Check eBay for install disks but make sure they are for the same model MacBook Pro.
Contact an Apple service center and purchase a replacement set of install disks.
Once you have a install CD, I would recommend backing up your system by making a disk image of the hard drive to an external drive. Then doing a clean install and then using the Migration Assistant to restore your user files to the clean install on your hard drive.
Hi, I understand that external speakers are working but internal speakers are not working on your laptop.
This could be due to the socket you are using to connect external speaker. if the socket's inside contacts looses the contact it cannot internal speakers.
There is an internal switch inside the actual 3.5 mm headphone/speaker jack. When you have either headphones or speakers plugged in, it automatically switches to external. FYI: Macs are also notorious for getting 'stuck' in this mode (external) and I've had to walk numerous people through the steps to correct this. My Macs are definitely not excluded :) I hope this helps.
Plug in your external speakers then go to system preferences then sound when in the sound control panel go to the output tab and select the external speakers as the device for sound output and of course at the bottom of the control panel make sure that the mute check box is unchecked and turn up the volume. Hope this helps
I had the same problem..... turns out that there is a specific order that you need to plug them in. Disconnect your speakers from usb and from power. Then plug in the Power first. Then plug in the usb connection. They should show up in your sound control panel now.
I hate to break it to you, but it sounds like a hardware issue. Have you tried going into System Preferences yet? If not, go to System Prefs>Sound>Output tab and then check the speaker balance. If the slider is in the middle, then it definitely sounds like a hardware issue.
I'm going to guess you've had your MBP for a while now, which would mean that something inside like a speaker wire could have gotten knocked around enough to just fall off, or loosen a connecter just enough to make the speaker not work. That is, of course, if it is not System Prefs. Let me know how it goes.