Just wondering if anyone has any thoughts on the likely culprit for my mac that has decided to start being a pain in the ass.
Basically, the in-built audio has failed with both sound input and output displaying the "No Output Devices Found" message in the sound preferences screen. At the same time, the left side USB port (as looking at the device, under the magsafe port) also isn't working.
- PRAM/SMC reset
- Trying headphones
- Trying a USB headset (works on right side port, but seems to make the mac try to recognise the in-built sound, which causes the whole system to crash)
- Doing a complete fresh install of OSX (I know, extreme. And ineffective)
The system is fully updated. But based on the audio and left side USB port both failing, I suspect a hardware problem.
Is it hardware? And if so, any suggestions on a fix other than taking it back to the apple store for expensive fix?