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I'm on OSX 10.9.2 using a Samsung SA850 Display connected to the display port of my MBP 15" Late 2012 Model.

All seems fine, but there is a problem with audio. Generally, whenever the display goes to sleep and wakes up again, my audio stops working. I found out that this is because the display has an integrated audio device, so for some reason this seems to mess with my system settings. I have no idea why.

This is kind of a clueless approach, but perhaps anyone knows how I can just totally stop OSX from even considering my display as an audio output device?

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@CummanderCheckov did you find a solution? –  codecowboy Aug 21 '14 at 13:30
Do you have an Nvidia GPU? I know a fix for that. –  Daniel Nov 29 '14 at 21:29
See if the display port shows up in Sound properties "playback" tab, if it does, disable any display port entries in there. –  Moab Dec 28 '14 at 20:47

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Make the sound icon visible in the menu bar (at the bottom of the Sound system preferences window), then Option click it to view all possible outputs. Sometimes the actual Output window in system preferences doesn't actually display all available options.

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