What i would like to do is be able to manually switch to the internal speakers even if something is plugged in to the headphone jack. Reason being my docking station has a connector plugged in but i do not have an speakers attached (nor do i want to attach them). I think the connector is adjustable/removable but i'd really rather not mess with that.

Im thinking this is a low level hardware driver issue/feature because I have 10.10 running on my 2011 13" MBP and it still has the "Use audio port for:" option in the sound prefs. I'm wondering if maybe there is a kext I can disable or a terminal command i can use to get this option back, or otherwise allow "Internal Speakers" to be selectable even when something is connected.

  • I would really wish this was possible too. For a more general use case tho, one ugly solution is to buy a bluetooth receiver and disable that receiver to switch to internal speakers – Kaan Dec 4 '17 at 19:21

That is not possible.

By design there is a mechanical switch inside the headphone jack that will automatically turn off the speakers.

  • %s/seekers/speakers – prodigitalson Jan 15 '15 at 21:29
  • ughh. good catch :) – Ruskes Jan 15 '15 at 21:29

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