MCBA: MacBookAir (old one) loses sound

For no apparent reason, there is no sound on the McBa. The volume controls on the keyboard don’t work. And in the system preferences | sound, there are no output devices defined.

The only help I can find online says to run the permission fixer, which I did to no avail.


So much for Apple’s reputation of “bulletproof-ness”. I go get this on a Windoze machine.

Time for a bare metal restore?

But I’ll lose all my email archives.


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MONEY: Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act is what?

How Will Financial Reform Affect You?
by Ric Edelman
For Immediate Release
October 29, 2010

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After months of debate, the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act is law — and a long one at that. At more than 2,300 pages, the law requires regulators to create some 240 new rules, conduct 68 studies and issue more than 20 periodic reports. All this will occur over time; in many cases, implementation dates and deadlines are unspecified.

Parts of the law will impact the products and services that are available to you; others are designed to improve the nation’s financial stability. Read on to learn about some of the law’s most important provisions.

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Ric Edelman has a lot of smart people looking into this. It’s going to impact everything. And, I doubt that it will be good. Who know what the “unintended consequences” will be? FYI!

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