How To Fix Sound Not Working On MacBook

Aside from using the MacBook for works only, such as writing, checking emails, etc, we also use it for watching movies or listening to music. In those cases, the internal speakers of Mac are necessary. But, what to do if the sound is not working on MacBook Pro? Should we replace the old inbuilt speakers with the new ones? Don’t rush in making a quick decision since the problem might be a software glitch. Simply follow the steps below first before taking your Mac to an Apple Service Shop.

Solutions to Fix No Sound on MacBook

Volume Up

The first thing you should do is to check the volume of the app you are using and increase it to the maximum. If you don’t’ here anything, level up your MacBook volume until your Mac reaches the maximum level as well. You can try to plug earphones into your device and check if the issue disappears.

Try other apps

The sound quality is different for each app and some of them might have poor quality. If you don’t hear any sound on your MacBook when you are listening to the music from a streaming website, you should try another site like YouTube.

Restart your MacBook

Simply click on the Apple logo on the left corner and choose Restart. Once your computer is ready, open the same app or, try to play a song and check the sound.

Update Software

Make sure your MacBook is running on the latest MacOS version. You can check if there is a software update for your computer. Just click on the Apple logo and select About This Mac section.

Check Sound Settings

If there are external audio devices connected to your Mac, like external speakers, earphones, you should remove them first. Then, follow these steps:

  1. Click on Apple logo on the left corner of your Mac screen
  2. Choose System Preferences
  3. Click on Sound option
  4. On the Sound window, select Output tab
  5. Click on Internal Speakers
  6. Now, make sure to untick Mute If not, uncheck it
  7. Move the slider to the right to increase the volume to the maximum level
  8. Close the window and check the sound again.

If you don’t see the Internal Speakers option from the list and it’s Digital Out instead, you should disconnect all external devices from your Mac and check it again. If nothing happens, bring your computer to the Apple Authorized Service Center.


You might not know that NVRAM, standing for NonVolatile Random Access Memory, keep all the information related to sound volume, display resolution, etc on your Mac. Thus, resetting NVRAM is a good solution to fix sound issues on MacBook. Simply follow these steps to reset NVRAM on your computer.

  1. Power your Mac off first
  2. Switch it on again, and immediately press and hold Option + Command + P + R keys on the keyboard altogether
  3. Wait for it until you hear the start-up chime, and then release all keys.

That’s done!


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