My iBook leans to the right... or at least its speakers do...

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  1. ChePibe macrumors member

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    I have a strange, strange problem that has plagued my iBook (12" G4 1.33) for as long as I've had it (a little more than a year now).

    The speaker balance will randomly shift to the right speaker. Sometimes all the way, sometimes just a little bit, but it just seems to inevitably shift that way.

    I have no idea what causes it. The only link I can think of is iTunes, but I'm not sure if iTunes is changing it somehow or if I only notice it when I have iTunes running.

    Any idea what's causing this? I lean to the right a wee bit myself, but I somehow doubt the iBook is picking up on these vibes...
     
  2. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    I've had that happen, too. It hasn't happened recently, so I haven't been able to track it down. It did happen more than once, though.
     
  3. zflauaus macrumors 65816

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    I think it's a glitch in Tiger. It happens on my iBook too, so don't worry. It's note iTunes, it's just Tiger.
     
  4. panoz7 macrumors 6502a

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    Almost the same thing happens to me on my powerbook... for me the sound shifts to the left speaker only.

    I haven't found the cause. For me it seems to be correlated to when I unplug my speakers. That may just be a coincidence though.

    Could you do me a favor? Shift all of the sound to one speaker and see if you can hear the sound out of the other one. You shouldn't be able to, except for me it's not possible for me to shift the sound to the right speaker only; the sound still comes out of the left speaker. I can successfully shift the sound to the left speaker though. So strange. Perhaps these two issues are related?
     
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  6. Xeem macrumors 6502a

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    I have the same problem, but it can shift left or right. Like you, I also have a 12" 1.33 gHz iBook I got a bit over a year ago. I think it's sleep or battery related, as I'm on the go with my iBook quite a bit.
     
  7. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    Went through a few iterations of re-centering it, only to have it shift again. Hopefully, if/when it happens again, I can correlate it with some app.
     
  8. Xeem macrumors 6502a

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    Or option-mute (or volume up or down) to get there a bit faster. Yes, it fixes it temporarily, but the problem is that I have to fix the balance almost every day at some point. Not a horrible issue, but very annoying.
     
  9. ChePibe thread starter macrumors member

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    Whew, I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one.

    Interesting - you'd figure Apple could come out with some kind of simple fix to a problem like this. Surely, there must be something modifying that setting...

    Anybody know of a fix? :D
     
  10. Bobdude161 macrumors 65816

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    my right speaker is also lower than my left one, weird. I asked my doctor about it and he said it was normal. :eek:
     
  11. neonblue2 macrumors 6502a

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    10.4.8 (or was it 10.4.7) fixed this issue for my old PowerBook. I wonder why you're all still having problems.
     
  12. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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  13. ChePibe thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks iMeowbot! Works like a charm!

    Wish I'd found this months ago!
     

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