Forum Question: A Little Bugging Sound Problem

hey gary,

i got a litte problem with my speakers on my macbook 13,3” from late 2008. after i upgraded to 10.6 my speakers are turned of after every start up. it’s not a real big problem, but after 3 weeks now it’s getting buggy.

i always here that start up sound and than (after osx has started) the sound is turned off. that wouldn’t be so bad, but now i realized, that all the ringtones from skype doesn’t work either! so if someone calls me, i do hear nothing!!

i was sure that this would be a big deal, but i couldn’t find the answer yet!?! can you help me out there??

— Till

Comments: 7 Responses to “A Little Bugging Sound Problem”

    10/27/09 @ 11:29 am

    I haven’t heard of this bug before. I don’t have a solution. One thing to consider is to not shut off your machine — I never do. See episode 240. But that doesn’t solve the problem, it only masks it, of course. Still a good idea, though.

    till Schröder
    10/27/09 @ 2:52 pm

    thx gary! so could it be possible that the problem is some where in my settings?? or, is that unlikely?? i think i wait for 10.6.2 before i contact apple…maybe the solution is coming with the update (hopefully).

      10/27/09 @ 3:41 pm

      It is possible. But it doesn’t explain why it resets to 0 volume when you restart. You may want to look into clearing your PRAM. That’s just one suggestion.

        10/28/09 @ 12:36 am

        excuse me, but what is PRAM? i have never heard about it. so could you please give me a little hint! and could you explain me how to do it, or where i can find an explanation??

        many thanks!!

    10/28/09 @ 8:48 am

    many thanks for your help! here is the solution:

      10/28/09 @ 8:51 am

      So, basically:
      /Library/Preferences/Audio and delete:

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