What to do if your Mac sound is not working?

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If your Mac sound is not working, there are a few things you can try to fix the issue.

1) Make sure Volume is turned up

First, make sure that the volume is turned up on your Mac. You can do this by going to the System Preferences and clicking on the Sound preference pane. Then, check to see if the output volume is turned up and that the Mute checkbox is not selected.

If the volume is turned up and you’re still not hearing any sound, try restarting your computer. Sometimes, a simple restart can fix audio issues.

2) Reset PRAM or NVRAM

If you’re still having trouble, try resetting your Mac’s PRAM or NVRAM. These are small pieces of memory that store settings for things like your computer’s sound. To reset your PRAM or NVRAM, restart your computer and hold down the Command, Option, P, and R keys simultaneously. Keep holding these keys until your computer restarts again and you hear the startup chime.

If you’ve tried all of these things and your Mac’s sound is still not working properly, there may be a problem with your audio hardware. In this case, you’ll need to take your Mac to an Apple Store or an authorized Apple service provider for repair.

3) Reinstall Mac

You can also try reinstalling or upgrading your Mac’s operating system. This can sometimes fix problems with your computer’s sound. However, before you do this, make sure to back up your Mac first.

4) Plug in a headset and check

You can try plugging in a headset or headphone and see if that fixes the problem. If it does, there may be a problem with your computer’s built-in speakers.

5) External speakers

If you’re using external speakers, make sure they’re plugged in properly and turned on. Also, check the volume on both your Mac and the speakers to make sure they’re set to the correct level.

6) System Preferences

Open the “System Preferences” app and select the “Sound” option. Make sure the sound output is set to your desired device (e.g. external speakers, headphones, etc.). If it’s not, change it to the correct setting.

7) Restore Defaults

If you’ve tried all of the above and your Mac still isn’t producing any sound, you may need to restore the system defaults. This will reset all of your audio settings back to their original state. To do this, open the “System Preferences” app and select the “Sound” option. Then, click on the “Restore Defaults” button at the bottom of the window.

8) Contact Apple Support

If you’ve tried all of the above and your Mac still isn’t producing any sound, you may need to contact Apple Support. There may be a problem with your system that they can help you troubleshoot.

9) Restore your Mac to an earlier time

If you’re still having trouble getting your Mac to produce any sound, you may need to restore it to an earlier time. This will erase all of your data and settings, so make sure you have a backup before you do this. To restore your Mac to an earlier time, open the “Time Machine” app and select the “Restore from Time Machine Backup” option. Then, choose the date and time when your Mac was working correctly and click on the “Restore” button.

10) Format and reinstall MacOS

You can try formatting and reinstalling macOS if the above methods don’t work. This will erase all of your data and settings, so make sure you have a backup before you do this. To format and reinstall macOS, open the “Terminal” app and type in the following command:

sudo /Applications/Utilities/Disk Utility/diskutil resetDefault /dev/sda3

After you enter this command, Disk Utility will start formatting your Mac’s drive. Once it’s done, you can reinstall macOS by downloading the installer from the Apple website and running it.

If none of these methods work, you may need to take your Mac to a technician for repair.