Mac Virus? Or What the Hell's Going On?

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  1. jackmack macrumors regular

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    So I'm working on my project and i watch my volume go down.....

    So i turn it back up...

    few minutes later, it turns itself back down...

    I turn it back up and sit back.... lil while later it turns itself back down.
    I reboot my mac thinking its some glitch.. still does it randomly.

    Any ideas on how to figure out what is wrong?

    MBP 17" 2 gigs ram
     
  2. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    Someone messing with your remote...? Or someone else's remote...?

    Or a stuck volume key...?

    Or a normal hiccup that should be taken care of with the restart...?
     
  3. balamw Moderator

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    GSM mobile phones cause that kind of interference with 5G iPods, so maybe it's something similar...

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  4. jackmack thread starter macrumors regular

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    Son of a bitch... my dog was playing with the remote behind me.

    *sigh*

    This has been driving me nuts all day. Thanks for the quick replies.
     
  5. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Dang Dog virus. You got to watch those! :D
     
  6. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Wait, erm... the 5G iPod doesn't even have any kind of radio frequency receiver, does it? A phone causes interference with it? :eek: :(
     
  7. balamw Moderator

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    It's the clickwheel, particularly after Apple dumped Synaptics and went out on their own.

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=171014

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  8. jackmack thread starter macrumors regular

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    lol, i have a feeling this is going to be one of those threads im never going to be able to live down.
     
  9. calculus Guest

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    Yup. I've had this happen. When a call or a text message comes in the volume goes up and down.
     
  10. balamw Moderator

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    Dogs can definitely be vectors for many viruses... :p

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  11. calculus Guest

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    Well at least you found out what it was. You did use the words mac and virus together though which as you should know is forbidden.:)
     
  12. jackmack thread starter macrumors regular

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    Forbidden? Yes. A way to get a bunch of mac people riled up enough to respond asap? you betcha. ;)
     
  13. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    You sure your dog didn't bite your cell phone? :eek: ;) :D

    Okay, sorry, couldn't resist. Trailing dog days of the summer. Erm. Ahem. I'm sorry for being a bitch. Oh! :eek:
     
  14. calculus Guest

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    'Dog Bites Phone' now there's a headline...
     
  15. balamw Moderator

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    Nah. "Phone bites dog!" now there's a headline!

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  16. zephead macrumors 68000

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    One of the big headliners today in Soviet Russia. ;)
     
  17. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    No worries. You are among friends.

    ...besides, most of us have stories/situations similar to this -- just some of us haven't admitted them! :eek: :D
     
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  19. nakedguy macrumors member

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    I actually had that, it wasn't my dog though. It was my Logitech Mac keyboard that actually got ruined because of cigarrete ash along other trash. Nice that your dog haven't actually eaten your remote.
     
  20. upupnorth macrumors newbie

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    thank you

    We spent an hour troubleshooting and searching the web to find out why the volume key was stuck...after reading this thread, we moved around the papers on our desk and found a book on top of the volume control for the headphones. :eek:
     
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  22. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    why do dawgs always get blamed for everything?

    first it was your homework being eaten

    now it is the volume

    where will it all end?


    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     

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