Forum Question: Headphone jack doesn’t work on Macbook Pro 2011?

Hey Gary, when i plug in my earphones into the jack, i can only ever hear from the left side. Why is this so? The settings is on “balanced” so its directly in the middle.
Can this be a faulty jack? If so, how do i repair it?
David Do

Comments: 5 Responses to “Headphone jack doesn’t work on Macbook Pro 2011?”

    6/9/11 @ 8:03 am

    The first thing to do is to check with another set of earphones. It may be your earphones. Use another type completely, if you can. (or some external computer speakers). Also, if the jack for these headphones are slightly different than standard, they may not work with the port because the port is actually designed for output and input (earbuds with a mic will work in them). So it is possible that a set of headphones with a jack not designed properly could contact the wrong parts inside.

      6/10/11 @ 1:56 am

      What if the speakers work but the earbuds with mic don’t?

    6/10/11 @ 2:54 am

    The speakers only work one side (same side as ear phones; left), so can we conclude that the jack is faulty?

    12/27/12 @ 2:21 am

    Hey anyone who has this problem go to system preferences (sound) and there is a use audio port select click use as an output and it will be fine

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