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How to fix damage caused by a water spill? [duplicate]

There was water spilled on my MacBook Air but I replaced the internal speakers. Now the sound is not working at all. No internal speaker or microphone is showing up and also the sound does not work ...
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Can. MacBook Pro run in closed-display mode without physically. closing the lid? [duplicate]

I have two external monitors with my MacBook pro. I'd like to keep the MacBook lid open for speaker quality - listening to music, but have the same result as it would be closed with external monitors. ...
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MacBook 15-inch speakers on when closed, is it damaging them?

I have my MacBook on a stand and I plug in a monitor and listen to something and I occasionally forget to plug-in my speaker. Will it damage my Mac speakers if they're facing the screen ?
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Sound output set to headphones and most comes through them, but some sounds (e.g. alert sounds) come from internal speakers

I have bluetooth headphones I use on my macbook pro (2017 13", 10.15.6). I don't recall this problem happening before, but over the course of the past couple of weeks (very rough approx - clould ...
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My MacBook air speakers are significantly louder when using Windows OS via bootcamp, how can I do the same for Mac OS?

I installed Windows 10 on my 2019 MacBook Air and the maximum volume there is significantly louder on other earphones and external speakers, any idea why this is happening and how can I make my Mac OS ...
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iPhone: is it possible to route calls to speaker only if answering via smartwatch?

Usually I answer calls with the standard iPhone receiver. Sometimes, while the phone is charging and I'm in the other room, I have to answer the call with a bluetooth-connected smartwatch (otherwise I ...
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External Audio cutting out after sleep

I have a 2018 Mac Mini running Mojave 10.14.6. I purchased a set of Bose Companion 20 speakers to give it decent sound. The speakers plug into the headphone socket, and they have their own power ...
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Disable audio output device fallbacks

I have a Mac Mini connected to my Dell monitor via DisplayPort. I also have a PS4 connected to the same monitor by HDMI. I use my monitor to output all my audio as I have my speakers plugged into it. ...
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Bluetooth Speakers are waking up my MacBook

I have the Microlab H20 stereo speakers for my MacBook Air and it is connected via Bluetooth. I noticed that when speakers are connected it’s making Mac to wake up from sleep. This is causing the ...
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MacBook Pro 16" Speakers Spontaneously Making Strange Noise. How do I fix this?

I have a MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2019) running MacOS Catalina 10.15.6. Ever since I updated from MacOS Catalina 10.15.5, when I play music on my MacBook speakers, after a few minutes I'll start hearing ...
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Use AirPlay enabled TV with AirPlay enabled speakers directly

I'm interested in a Samsung QLED TV (2020 model, which should support AirPlay 2), but I'm wondering if I can then connect the TV with a Denon Home (350) speakers (which also support AirPlay 2) through ...
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iphone xr's screen triggers other devices

Recently I bought a brand new iPhone XR. When its screen is activated by some application (not necessarily a GSM call or a Wi-Fi thing), it affects other speakers or headphones around it. All of them ...
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Setting default sound output device on Catalina and making it stick

I don’t recall if this has always been an issue, but I’ve only really started noticing it fairly recently, so I suspect it may be Catalina-specific. In my System Preferences → Sound settings, under ...
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Duplicating Stereo Output With Mixed 5.1/Stereo Devices?

I have two devices I'd like to use for audio output; one is a USB attached speaker system supporting 5.1 audio (front left/right, centre/sub, back left/back right) and the other is an HDTV which has ...
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Why has my connected Bluetooth speaker stopped being recognized in Sound Settings?

My Bluetooth speaker has worked fine with my Macbook Pro 10.15.5 for a month. Just today, it stopped appearing as an output device in Sound Settings and is not outputting audio. However, I can connect ...
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MacBook Pro 13-in/2018 Clicking Sounds w/ audio

Often when I listen to music/audio from places like YouTube I get a very repetitive clicking sound which overlaps the audio/music. It seems to follow closely the volume of the audio itself, as when ...
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Bluetooth Connectivity in MacBookPro Touchbar 2017 (latest Catalina)

Recently I bought a JBL Flip 5 speaker, first thing I did is connect it to my iPhone XR, the speaker was fine and then I connected it to my MacBook Pro 2017 then it starts stuttering, I let it be for ...
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Macbook's speakers “pop” when entering stand-by mode

On my MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2017) I have noticed a problem with popping sound. It happens both on running on AC adapter and battery: Macbook makes light pop sound (like from static electricity) from ...
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macOS Catalina + Mac Mini: How to (reliably) use external speaker + control volume with media keys?

In Short: I have not been able to find a reliable solution to use external speakers + media key volume control on macOS Catalina. Is there any good / known solution for this? Long Story: I haven ...
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Set macOS audio output to an iOS device

The speakers of my computer have a bad crackling sound. I'd like to be able to watch videos on my computer (for the large screen) and have the sound on the iPhone speakers (better sound). Is it ...
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Using speakers on both screens depending on window location

My configuration: 2x Apple Cinema Display 27" 1x late-2014 model Mac Mini I would like the speakers in each display to be used depending upon which display the window that made the sound is on. For ...
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How to clean speaker hole on macbook pro

if you have macbook with thunderbolt - you will have some weird verry small hole on speaker. If this hole is dirty - HOW TO CLEAN IT ? I have try with vacum cleaner nor air compressor not work.
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Macbook Pro putting out low sound input

Every app that I use, the speakers hardly put out sound even when set to full volume full blast. I went into sound settings and made sure the volume was up all the way and it sounds like it is on a ...
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MacBook Pro Speakers loss of bass (sound blown)

A few months ago my right speaker on my 15" 2016 MacBook Pro made a crackling/pulsing sound just after opening. Since then this speakers plays audio very quietly and with no low end whatsoever, ...
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Macbook pro 13 - Sound comes from speakers instead of headphones

Recently there appeared an issue when I plug my headphones into 3.5 output, the sound does not come from headphones instead it comes from the internal speakers. The strangest thing is that Mac ...
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Play sound from phone through MacBook speakers without Audio-In port?

I want to play the sound coming from my Android phone through my MacBook speakers, but it does not have a dedicated Audio-In/Microphone port. I have a normal AUX cable, but connecting to the normal ...
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How can I test individual speakers on a MacBook Pro?

The MacBook Pro 2019 has 6 built-in speakers. Is there some way I can test them 1 at a time? All I can find is how to test left side or right side independently, or how to run Apple Diagnostics which ...
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How to use dual speakers in macOS

I am using macOS Catalina; there are 2 LG UltraFine displays with speakers in them. I can use one or the other fine, but it would be nice if I could use both speakers at the same time. I tried making ...
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My Mac Switches Audio Output From Bluetooth Headphones to Internal Speakers

I was watching some youtube videos on my mac (macOS Catalina, MacBook Air, 13-inch, Mid 2012) with my paired Bluetooth headphones. Randomly, about 15 minutes in the audio output just switched to the ...
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iPhone's volume low on Bluetooth speakers

Anytime I connect to a Bluetooth speaker it won’t play full volume, I have the volume all the way up on my phone and the speaker but it will only play at about half the volume than other phones will ...
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Switching inputs from MacBook Pro Speakers to External Headphones

When I have my headphone plugged into my Mac and open an application like YouTube, I can hear sound from the headphones. When I unplug the headphones, I then hear sound from the MacBook Pro speakers. ...
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MacBook Air 2017 internal speakers and headphones sound fluctuating - hardware or software issue?

Problem: My MacBook Air 2017 (OS Mojave) internal speaker is emitting barely audible audio even at max volume. When headphones are plugged in, at times the audio suddenly becomes clear of its own ...
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Does plugging iPhone into speakers shorten its life span?

I yearn to play music on my external speakers that can be connected to iPhone or $50 USD 256 GB USB flash drive. I'm assuming that both's life time will shorten. But which to use? I'm guessing USB, ...
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Mute single speaker?

The left internal speaker on my 2018 MBP fried (sounds annoying common). I don't really want to take it in to get it fixed, and I'm hoping I can just disable the left one and use the right one. In ...
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Use iphone as speaker with old unibody white Mac

I have a very old Mac, white Unibody 2009. High Sierra 10.13.6 with upgraded 8GB and SSD. I also have a iPhone SE. The speakers on my old Mac are past their best and the volume from my iPhone can ...
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Setting system volume in macOS when an external display with speakers is connected

Recently I purchased an external display for my MacBook Pro (2017). I chose an LG 27UK850. The display has built-in speakers and is connected to my MacBook via USB-C port. The speakers are working ...
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Multiple Apple devices/One Bluetooth speaker

I have my iPhone synced to a Bose bluetooth speaker. I would like to sync my MacBook Pro to the same speaker. When I open "Bluetooth" on the Mac, there are no options to add another device, and I'm ...
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MacBook Pro 15 speaker wattage

I am interested in knowing the technical specifications of the speakers supplied with the 15 inch MacBook Pro (2018). They sound distinctively more loud as compared to any other laptop on the market. ...
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Prevent external speakers in monitors connected via HDMI being used

I sometimes run into an issue where I connect an external monitor via HDMI, and my Macbook Pro's sound is now routed to the monitor instead of my headphones or the internal speakers. Worse, sometimes ...
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Is there a way to mute internal speakers on startup without unplugging headphones?

Some backstory: I use my MacBook at odd hours and don't want to disturb anybody with the loud startup chime. As you may well know, you can mute that by pressing the Mute key before shutdown with the ...
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How to pair a Boxanne Bluetooth speaker

I was given a Boxanne bluetooth speaker as a present and have been trying to pair it with my Mac but have so far been unable to. I just get a message saying: Couldn't connect to the device Is ...
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Crackling/Popping Right Speaker on Mid 2015 15" Macbook Pro

I've only began experiencing this issue this morning, I first noticed it at around 4 AM. Its 1 PM now. What I've done so far: Reset PRAM & SMC Switched Left & Right Speakers. The right ...
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What do these Bluetooth icons shown in iOS status bar mean?

I have two Bluetooth speakers from the same brand. They both have a mic and a call answer button as well as media playback control. When I connect to one of them I see the following icon in the ...
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Fix for 2018 MBP internal speaker noise bursts?

I have an issue with my 2018 15" MacBook Pro where the internal speakers will start to emit loud periodic bursts of noise after I've been using them for a seemingly random amount of time. If I use an ...
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iMac Speakers don't work

Looking for a little bit help here. I've searched everywhere and couldn't find an answer. My 2013 27" iMac doesn't play sound with the speakers (movies, youtube, itunes, etc..) but when I go to "...
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iPhone 7 Plus randomly wouldn’t let me do things?

My iPhone 7 with iOS 11.3.1 has a problem with its microphone and headphone jack. When I make a call, I am unable to click on the loud “Speaker” button, and also am unable to hear the person on the ...
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Launch AppleScript when bluetooth device is disconnected

Spotify continues playing on my Mac when my bluetooth headphones are disconnected (when they go out of range or lose battery for example). I have an AppleScript to pause Spotify, and I want it to be ...
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How do I use a Mac as a wireless speaker for an iOS device? [duplicate]

I know it’s possible to do this when the device is wired to the Mac (using Quicktime’s record audio), but I haven’t found a way to do it wirelessly.
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How can I use my Bluetooth speaker for 2 Apps Spotify + Microphone Apps at same time?

I would like to play the music on my Bluetooth speaker while singing over the music played from another application such as Spotify or YouTube. (Microphone Apps can be downloaded from the Apple store ...
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How to do speaker correction on a MacBook Pro Retina

On a MacBook Pro 15inch Retina I find the sound output from the internal speakers to be quite 'strange'. It is like there is too much bass from where the spectrum starts and then as if there are some ...