My headphones on my Macbook Air just stopped working! Like they are "stuck on mute". I take them out, no red light on the jack, and they work perfectly. But once I plug my Headphones in, the volume just stopped! I have tried messing around in preferences, nothing! I can't seem to find any solution for my problem. People have the jack red light problem, but I can't get my volume to work! In fact, just now while I'm writing this my volume isn't working! I can't seem to find anything to help me with this. Nor have I found anybody with the kind of problem I have. I would greatly appreciate your help anybody. But this has happened before, and simply restarting my computer worked. This time, nope. Zilch, Zero, No help at all.

  • Is it specific of your headphones or does it not work with the internal speakers or any other audio output device? – Tiago Ferreira Dec 27 '15 at 12:10

Please try this command as admin in Terminal:

sudo killall coreaudiod

It will solve the problem without rebooting


I have the same problem! Know exactly what you mean. No solution yet though... I usually just plug in and out several times and then it suddenly start working again, until it doesn't... Hopefully someone else knows this problem and an effective solution!

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