17" Powerbook Internal Speakers Stopped Working...

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by andym172, Jan 20, 2004.

  1. andym172 macrumors 6502

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    I posted this subject in the software forum, but have since discovered (by phoning Apple) that it now appears to be a hardware problem. :(

    This was my original post:


    I phoned Applecare who were very helpful and took me through a number of test to see what's wrong with the speakers.

    After 1 1/2 hours we tried the most obvious thing - plug some external speakers into the unit and see if they work. They did.

    So it now appears to be a hardware problem - most probably a loose connection (given that sometimes music plays, others it doesn't).

    SO, my question is, how easy is it to get to the wires to check if there is a loose connection?

    I could and should send my computer away to Apple but I really do need it. They say that it'll take between 7-10 working days to get it back to me, and for a loose connection this seems a bit of a waste.

    If anybody can offer any advice as to how to sort this out then I would be very grateful!

    Thanks! :)
     
  2. yoman macrumors 6502a

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    just a thought

    i don't have an answer to your problem but I thought you should consider that any tinkering that you do on your own to fix the speakers would invalidate your Apple warranty.
     
  3. andym172 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'm not sure - but if it is a very easy problem to fix and is easily accesible I thought I'd give it a go myself.
     
  4. robbybogers macrumors member

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    Just for the record I just sent in my iBook to apple for a bunch of repairs and it was only gone for 3 days, but that doesn't mean it will be the same for you
     

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