I have a MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2009) and I've tried just about everything I can think of to fix this. The problem is that I can't hear anything out of my headphone jack. I can set it to input instead of output and I can input audio just fine, but it refuses to output (yes, I'm using the proper "Use audio port for:" settings.) I can get normal output from the mac speakers.

I can't remember having this problem before. The only difference is that I just moved into my college dorm. There was nothing abnormal about the move; put my laptop in its case, headed about 10 miles from my house, and I was there. Here's what I've tried:

  • Resetting the PRAM
  • Everything in System Pref>Sound
  • Changing bit rate in Audio MIDI Setup
  • Jiggling a toothpick into the audio port (No, I don't have the red light problem)
  • Taking out, putting to sleep, plugging in, and waking up
  • Trying my headphones with something else
  • Sacrificing a new-born child

And still nothing works. Any other suggestions that I haven't thought of would be appreciated!

  • You say you've moved dormitories. What kind of move was that? From another dorm, across town, or further? How was the computer transported? Can you get a qualified tech to look inside the computer? – D A Vincent Aug 17 '15 at 12:06
  • Sorry to hear about the baby. :-) – D A Vincent Aug 17 '15 at 12:07
  • assume you can get sound out of the Macbook speakers? If not may be an amp issue = motherboard – cmason Aug 17 '15 at 13:02
  • Thanks, I will try to get a tech guy to look at, info was updated otherwise. – Jiro Aug 22 '15 at 14:18
  • Boot from an external system, that will help you figure out wether it's a software or hardware issue. – Kevin Grabher Aug 22 '15 at 20:32

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