audio output balance changing on its own

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Brilopad1, Jul 17, 2006.

  1. Brilopad1 macrumors newbie


    Jun 3, 2006
    Landenberg, PA
    For some reason the audio output balance on my 2Ghz iMac is randomly changing on its own. It seems to happen almost every day. And when it changes it never changes the same amount as the previous time. It doesn't matter if i'm using the internal speakers, my logitech speakers or my headphones. It's really annoying and i have no idea why it's doing it. Does anybody have any clue why its doing this?
  2. funkychunkz macrumors 6502a


    Jun 1, 2005
    Ottawa, Canada
    Does it change WHEN, you switch between audio devices, or randomly while one is plugged in?
  3. alexprice macrumors 6502a

    Jan 8, 2005
    I have the same issue. Almost daily as well. Any ideas?
  4. idkfa macrumors regular

    Mar 30, 2006
    Same issue with my iBook. Always goes all the way left or right independant of what I am doing.
  5. emptyCup macrumors 65816


    Jan 5, 2005
    This has been a known issue with OSX for a long time. Apple says it happens from pressing the sound up/down keys rapidly while the computer is under load. Generally the drift is only slight, if yours is going all the way to one side I would call Apple. I have never bothered calling because the drift on my computer is minimal. If they tell you anything useful, come back and tell us.
  6. uneducated dave macrumors member

    Sep 19, 2006
    i have a similar problem on my new 2ghz imac. the volume just seems to return to the middle of the slider every time i turn it on. since i use my hi-fi speakers it's mildly annoying, but what can you do.
  7. Warbrain macrumors 603


    Jun 28, 2004
    Chicago, IL
    Under load my ass. It happens all the time on my iBook no matter what. It was a solved bug in OS X for a few versions, but it snuck back in with Tiger. I hope they fix it when Leopard comes out.

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