Sound Not Working On Macbook Pro? Let’s Fix It.

Do you know that calling a Macbook with the name “laptop” is true injustice with reputation & fans Apple inc has made in the world? They aren’t just laptops, they are simply the classic example of beast performance wrapped in the sleekest & class apart attire. Yes, these Macbooks do disguise.

Apple has achieved expertise in design and performance which reflects in all its products. The quality of material used in manufacturing is surely the best one but what attracts the user most, is the placement of its features.

Each and every preloaded software and app in the Macbook is useful to every user up to any extent. Work done on a Macbook is simple to distinguish among those which are created on windows based OS computers. The precision of apple leaves no stone unturned to give you the best performance & look, which surely makes some heads turn around exclusively for you.

However, these machines experience minor glitches and unexpected software failures from time to time depending on the usage of the person. Which is quite normal, not every computer is a supercomputer, wait, supercomputers go through technical issues too, right? Maybe that’s why we are so sure that this world will never be run by the machines which will eliminate humans someday.

Reasons & Their Solutions in Stepwise Manner.

Sound Not Working On Macbook Pro

As discussed above, it’s normal for a computer to go through some technical issues on some odd days. Sound failure in Macbook is pretty digestible too. But these issues are solved easily by putting some technical efforts within the keyboard range.

Below are some possible reasons with their solutions from which your Macbook may have been going through. So read them and troubleshoot the way it’s written.

# Possible Reason 1

It’s mandatory to put your first doubt on the technical glitch occurring due to complex operations running simultaneously inside the Macbook Pro engine. The gadget is designed to perform multi-tasking while keeping the background operations ready to execute within the range of a single click. 

Sometimes, this high performing operations entangles the RAM and hence, disabling the sound on the Macbook.


The simple solution to fix this tiny glitch is, free the system from the background running software. So, to this, you will have to reboot the Macbook. Follow the steps and get you sound back into the working form.

Step 1: Click on the apple logo present on the extreme left top corner of the screen.

Step 2: Select the Shut Down option.

Step 3: After complete Shut Down waits for 30 secs, now press the power button on your Macbook pro and restart it.

Step 4: Enter your passcode. Now check the sound rectification status by playing a song or by trying to access sound down or up button.

# Possible Reason 2

If you have ever downloaded an app to enhance the speaker volume or quality and later trashed the app without properly an uninstallation procedure, it will attract the issue of losing the sound in the Macbook machine.

Generally, people download apps like Boom 2 and others in order to achieve maximum output from their speakers and these apps surely do the job pretty well. But not everything that shines is diamond always, these apps have their own set of demerits and the operating system rejects some operational executions and demand for the default speakers.

But as you have already trashed the file and left with just a name and back end plugin which connects the output of speakers to the unavailable file. Looks like your Macbook Pro is never gonna make any sound now. Don’t worry, we know how to solve it. Just read the solution and get back the smile on your face.


The problem may look a bit bizarre but the solution is pretty simple. Download the same or a different sound booster app again and get your sound back.

However, this solution is not recommended by us, as this will redirect your output sound to the app-based server sound software and not to your default speakers which were set on the time of purchase. Still, this app would not do any harm to your system hence, it is safe to use. Hit the steps written below and hear your Macbook Pro singing again.

Step 1: Click on the App Store icon.

Step 2: Write “Boom” or “Mega Boom” in the search bar and hit the search button.

Step 3: Download and install the app you desire to have.

Step 4: Complete the permissions and set the app as default sound for your Macbook.

# Possible Reason 3

In the Macbooks, apple uses an NVRAM concept. This Non Volatile Random Access Memory (NVRAM) saves small information like sound settings, content savings, page retaining etc at the time of shutting down the Macbook and restore all the setting as it was when the machine gets restarted again.

Now if for some reason or glitch, the sound gets suspended, the NVRAM will save the shut-off sound set as your preference and would not allow you to access the soundbar now.


Resetting the NVRAM is quite easy and covers procedure which is easy to perform. This solution works 100% of the times until the damage is hardware related.

Carefully follow the steps written below and get your Macbook’s sound for sure. It’s almost an exercise to your left fingers and palm so, be ready.

Step 1: Click on the apple logo present in the top left corner of the screen.

Step 2: Select the Shut Down option and let your Macbook go off.

Step 3: After 30 secs. Now with your left-hand press Option + Command + P + R one by one and keep them all pressed.

Step 4: Now press the power button while keeping the keys under your left hand’s finger pressed.

Step 5: Wait for at least 5 secs till you hear two chiming sounds from you Macbook. This is the indication of NVRAM getting reset. Now release the keys under your left hand.

Step 6: The machine will reboot normally now. Enter your passcode and access the sound buttons. You can use the soundbar again now, that’s a promise already delivered.

# Possible Reason 4

For some reason or glitch, the account you are using and signing in with is dealing with this no sound access issue so, you won’t be allowed to alter the soundbar as this no sound is now set as your preferred setting in this Macbook. 

Apple will listen to your concern if you call them but expecting a repair from their that too for free, they mean business mate, they aren’t as soft-hearted as we are for you. So keep reading and find your solution in the next paragraph.


You won’t be loving this one as you will have to make your current running profile go off from the Macbook and sign up/log in with other id & passcode.

Yeah, we understand that this is a pretty hectic job, putting your credentials all over again on the apple id and every other platform is a pain in brain undoubtedly. Although, this method holds the potential to get back the sound of your Macbook. So, start following the steps down below.

Step 1: Click on the apple logo present on the top left corner of the screen.

Step 2: Select System Preferences in the menu.

Step 3: Pick the Users & Group option from this pop-up window.

Step 4: Click on the Lock icon and enter your ID & password to unlock it.

Step 5: Click on the + button present right above the lock icon.

Step 6: A new window will slide down. Change the type of New User to Administrator.

Step 7: Fill all the details required in the blanks and click on the Create User tab.

Step 8: Click OK on the notification bar just slid, confirming your action.

Step 9: Get back to the home screen & again click the apple icon.

Step 10: Click on the Restart option and wait for till your Macbook shut down and reboot again.

Step 11: Select the new profile you just made. Put your passcode in the required field in order to log in.

Step 12: A window will appear which will ask you to sign in with your apple id. You can choose not to sign in by click on the Do Not Sign In option or make a new one. But don’t enter your previous apple id. 

Step 13: After a few clicks you will be on the home screen and now able to access all sound options.

I hope I could address all your queries and now you can easily resolve Sound Not Working On My Macbook Pro issue. If you have any further doubts, you can visit or contact your service provider or you may leave a comment below. Also, please leave a like on the content if it was helpful. And do tell me about your experience in fixing this issue, in the comment box.

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