15" 2016 MBP Speaker Crackling?

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  1. AvengerNX08 macrumors member

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    #126
    I have issues with wifi too, whenever I plug in some dongles. Happens to me in MacOSX & Bootcamp. Is it some interference by "cheap" (unprotected?) USB C to USB A adapters? Or does it work with more expensive Apple adapters?

    By the way: VGA signals are interfered too.
     
  2. Kars macrumors newbie

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    #127
    i only plugged in two things

    1) usb c charge cable
    2) apple offical usb c to usb adaptor to plug in my razer mouse
     
  3. imbadwithusernames macrumors 6502

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    #128
    I just ordered a MacBook pro 15 inch 2.6 Ghz, 512 Gb SSD, Radeon Pro 450. I plan to use macOS Sierra, is there any chance I'll have the same problem too?
     
  4. Brennan.14 macrumors newbie

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    #129
    Good news, thanks man!
    --- Post Merged, Nov 28, 2016 ---
    Not at all! The problem only resides in running windows on bootcamp. Which seems to have been fixed, but without apple making a statement it's hard to say!
     
  5. imbadwithusernames macrumors 6502

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    Thank you so much!! Got really worried there
     
  6. MacBH928 macrumors 68040

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    Have you heard that running Windows on the MBP blows out the speakers permanently?
    It happens if you connect XboxOne controller to it, look it up on YouTube
     
  7. xorjo macrumors member

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    #132
    It doesn't just happen with an xbox controller. I'm not a gamer, and all I did was use a usb-c flash drive, and that caused popping, which permanently damaged my right speaker.

    To be honest, I never noticed the problem because I usually had the volume at mid and the left speaker sounds fantastic, and it overpowered the awful sounding right speaker. But sure enough, using the balance slider to only play the right speaker, and the speaker is blown out.

    I can't say for sure it was bootcamp drivers that blew it out, but I did hear popping in Windows 10 2 weeks ago. Didn't pay much attention to it.

    I have an appointment with the apple store, but this computer has been nothing but problems. ALL my flash drives cause the wifi to drop, and that has NEVER happened with all other computers I've owned and used. I know the whole frequency thing, but I can't help but think this is a design fault. These flash drives worked perfectly fine in my 2012 15" Macbook Pro and my 2015 13" Macbook Pro, plus my windows laptop I use for work. And now the speaker problem....
     
  8. qnap macrumors member

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    I have also suffered the same problem after installing Bootcamp Windows 10, plugging in a usb-c to usb-a adapter with a memory stick. Heard lots of crackling and popping. Apple have agreed to return my machine for a new replacement (specs in signature). The wait begins again for dispatch and delivery. :mad:
     
  9. vengapat macrumors regular

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    Does anyone know if the November 22 update fixed the speaker problem? And if so, does this update automatically come installed when you download bootcamp after November 22nd? Or do I have to look for the drivers off of apples website?
     
  10. GoodOne macrumors regular

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    The update from 22nd did NOT fix the issue, I installed my machine on the 23rd and my Speakers blew.

    BUT: I just got a notification by Apple Software Update for the Audio Driver saying that the exact issue I've had has been FIXED! :):):)

    So they officially recognized it as a bug and the fix is available.

    EDIT: weird. I installed the update but the Driver Version still says 22.11.2016. Maybe it has been fixed on the 22nd after all? But how in the world did I get the old Driver when I installed my machine on the 23rd? Weird.
     
  11. Ilhan The Man macrumors newbie

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    Did you have to get your laptop replaced, due to the blown speakers?

    Just because you installed on the 23rd doesn't necessarily mean you had the update. Are you sure that you had downloaded and installed the Boot Camp update released on the 22nd?
     
  12. Quad5Ny macrumors 6502a

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    Oh gee another Macbook with horrible Windows audio drivers.

    Apple has been doing this since at least 2007, it looks like this time they actually caused hardware damage.

    I'm not sure if this makes me angry at their incompetence or if it is funny that they have to replace everyone's dead laptops. :mad::D:rolleyes:
     
  13. Ilhan The Man macrumors newbie

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    Since you have experience with these issues, do you know if they've been fixed for the 2015 rMBPs? I'm looking to buy a refurb 15" 2015 after discovering this problem, and that the iGPU performance leads to lag in the 2016 while scrolling ... I'd prefer to know I won't run into the exact same problem.
     
  14. heeloliver macrumors 6502a

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    #139
    Silly question, but how do you update drivers in bootcamp?
     
  15. scotty588 macrumors 6502

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    Launch Bootcamp Assistant in MacOS, go up to top and click on one of the menu bar options (forgot what it is, I'm not in front of my Mac) and it should say download bootcamp drivers and ask you where to save it. Saved it to a flash drive and booted into Windows, copied from flash drive and launch setup.exe.

    Could also copy it over to your Windows partition in MacOS if you have Paragon NTFS or Tuxera. Vmware Fusion also if your virtualize your bootcamp partition and then copy it over that way.
     
  16. RY∆N macrumors member

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    I just downloaded the drivers right now.
    Can someone confirm that these are the updated drivers?
     

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  17. tianhuailiu macrumors member

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    #142
    But the real question is that when you installing windows using bootcamp, in that specific period. bootcamp will automatically use the latest drivers right?
     
  18. powerocool macrumors 6502

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    Looks like they packed the drivers on Nov 23 4:41 PM.
     
  19. powerocool macrumors 6502

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    Yes these are correct
     
  20. laerning macrumors member

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    #146
    Do I still have to install Windows 10 with Headphones plugged in?
    And it's fine after installing the Bootcamp drivers?
     
  21. powerocool macrumors 6502

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    That wouldn't hurt. I did it that way.
     
  22. qnap macrumors member

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    Have Apple officially released release notes naming a fix to the issue that caused speaker to blow on bootcamp with these drivers? I would expect to see an official statement naming this issue along with a fix before attempting the windows installation again on my replacement.
     
  23. GoodOne macrumors regular

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    Yes, I'm absolutely sure. When I set up my machine on the 23rd there were multiple really loud cracks and when I checked the Speakers the right one is crackling while the left one seems to have a lower volume. So yeah, it Needs to be replaced.
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    When I got the update yesterday it explicitly said it would fix the exact issue we're discussing in this thread. Sadly, I didn't take a screenshot and I couldn't find anything online and it was also not possible to reinstall the Thing to get more Information. But it clearly said the issue has been fixed.
     
  24. RY∆N macrumors member

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    Cool thanks for the confirmation.
    It sounds like you've also already installed with these new drivers as well.
    Gonna try tonight (with headphones plugged in)
     

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