The MacBook family was first introduced in May 2006 and replaced the iBook as Apple's consumer laptop.

3724 Questions View all

Headphone jack only able to hear one side

I used to be able to plug the headphones into the jack and wiggle it around to get both sides to work. But now it is almost impossible to get it to work. So I can only hear one side when I plug my headphones in. Do I need to replace the Logic Board (is that what its called???) or is it something simpler than that?

Answered! View the answer I have this problem too

Is this a good question?

Score 0

Comments:

Does this happen with all earphones?

by

Yes, it does. Also with speakers. I can only get one side to work. Everything is mono...

by

Add a comment

3 Answers

Chosen Solution

Gabe, I think it is just like anything else. You get out what you put in, yes the USB cards are good to listen etc. but as for recording it depends how sophisticated you need and if you are looking at M-audio then I think you want sophisticated :)

Was this answer helpful?

Score 1
Add a comment
Most Helpful Answer

The headphones jack is dead... and its soldered to the logic board so unless you're really good with soldering then you're gonna need to buy a new logic board...

An alternative is a USB sound card

Was this answer helpful?

Score 1
Add a comment

Hey Gabe,

Is a USB sound card pretty much just a cheap interface? If I'm interested in recording, would I be better off just buying an M-Audio interface or something like that?

Was this answer helpful?

Score 0
Add a comment

Add your answer

Joel will be eternally grateful.
View Statistics:

Past 24 Hours: 0

Past 7 Days: 2

Past 30 Days: 11

All Time: 2,909