While you were going to spend the evening watching your series Netflix favorite, your plans come to fall in the water.. The sound of your Mac has stopped working, you can neither watch videos or listen to the music..
So, what to do in a case like this ? Before you go into an Apple retail Store or the servicer of the corner and spend a fortune, you should first take a look at our a few tips.
In this article, learn the steps to follow to get them up and running the speakers of your Mac again.
What to do if the speakers internal and external to your Mac no longer work ?.
No sound is coming out of your Mac even after you have increased the volume or plugging in headphones ? Here are 10 tips to solve this audio problem.
If you want to delete the sound to start up your Mac, take a look here.
1. Turn on your Mac .
Sometimes, the simple process of restarting your Mac can you get out of this kind of impasse.
2. Check to see if a red light appears in the audio port .
If a red LED illuminates at the level of the audio output port, then that means that your output is placed in the optical mode.
You can try to unlock it using a toothpick or a cotton swab (object end) by gently pressing it to the bottom of your jack.
3. Check the devices of your Mac .
For a start, unplug all of the cables to lightning, HDMI and USB which might prevent the sound to come out.
Now, click on the Apple and click System Preferences. In the Sound tab, go to Output and select the device’s internal speakers or digital Output.
If the option internal speaker is not displayed, then contact Apple support.
4. Clean the jack .
Sometimes dust can block the port of the socket headphones to your Mac. If it is saturated, then your Mac will act as if a headset is already plugged.
To dislodge any potential dirt that is found, blow just in the port.
5. Update your software .
Make sure that your Mac works with the macOS update is the most recent. To do this, click on the icon of the Apple, about this Mac, and finally on software update.
6. Check the sound settings .
In the Apple menu, go to System Preferences, then select Sound. In the Output tab, go to internal speakers and adjust the volume slider.
7. Check the activity monitor .
In order to restart the audio controller of your Mac, in your activity Monitor utility to locate, in the list of transactions, the option coreaudiod. Select one and click the button to Quit the operation, coreaudiod will then restart.
8. Reset the PRAM .
To reset the PRAM (RAM settings), hold down simultaneously the keys Command + Option + P + R, for about 20 seconds and release after hearing the second tone of the startup sound of your Mac.
9. Reset the SMC .
The SMC is the management controller of your Mac, it supports all the basic features such as sound, keyboard backlight or the battery.
To reset, turn off your Mac by pressing simultaneously (for 4 seconds) the key combination Shift + Ctrl + alt and the power button. Then, release them and turn on your Mac.
If none of these tips resolves the sound problem on your Mac, then you should consider contacting the Apple Store.
10. Your Mac there is no sound when connected to your TV .
If, after you have connected your Mac to your tv via an HDMI cable no sound, then check the system preferences as well as your equipment.
Go to system Preferences and click Sound. Then, go to the Output tab and select HDMI.
Also, make sure that your HDMI cable is not too old and that it is compatible with the audio transfer.
If despite these tricks, the sound still does not work on your tv, try the steps how proposed above (activity monitor, PRAM and SMC).