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I have a Imac G4 20 flat running 10.5.6. My sound now just starts up then cuts out, starts up then cuts out continuously. (had this computer for some years and this just started) Any ideas on what to do?

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  • cardtoon Mar 12, 2009

    Okay, when it starts up the chime starts and then fades.
    If I play itunes or other like it, the music starts then quickly fades out, then comes back for a few seconds and then fades out again. 
    Same applies when I get mail, the sound gives a half a beep then cuts out.
    does this make sense now?
    The rest of the systems is working fine.

  • cardtoon Mar 12, 2009

    I put in the headphones and the sound is fine so it must be the internal speakers going off and on.  Will it need to be replace. Better plug in some external speakers if I can't repair the other internal problem.

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Sound starts up then cuts, this is realy not gona help could you be more specific please

Posted on Mar 10, 2009

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    lotfi bouakaz Mar 12, 2009

    i never heard of this before but can u do the following

    plug earphones they're the ones you use for ipod, does the same happens?



  • lotfi bouakaz
    lotfi bouakaz Mar 13, 2009

    yes hence its a desktop best to just buy a $20 pc speakers or if you fancy better soud buy the cinema surround ones for like $40

    to replace the internal is very expensive and I wouldn'd bother.



    so thereyou go. fixya isnt it?

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