MBA Sound Issues

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Glockron, Sep 4, 2012.

  1. macrumors member

    Jun 16, 2012
    Hey everyone,

    I've noticed on my MBA, the sound when I use headphones through the 3.5mm jack has a background static / other "noise".

    This is only an issue on AC power though, as soon as I'm on battery, the noises go away.

    Is my left I/O board flawed?
  2. thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 16, 2012
  3. macrumors 6502a


    Jun 24, 2010
    Chicago and Spooner (when it's not 20 below)
    Strange. I would take take it in to an Apple store to have them look at it. Any static noise when using built-in speakers? Or have you tried other headsets to see if the same thing occurs? Apple will ask these things, in an effort to rule out possible causes.
  4. macrumors 601

    Aug 27, 2012
    I will try another outlet, away from your current, say the office see what happens. Never discount bad wiring at your place (reversed polarity, noisy/old wires etc) but for the for most part this shouldn't happen.
  5. macrumors regular

    Jul 2, 2012
    The Netherlands
    So much as above, could also be LACK of grounding. Try a grounded outlet, like kitchen or washroom one

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