Gosh, seems just yesterday I was pissin and moaning about my MB 2.0 C2D and how when Apple updated to 10.4.9 the sound card got screwed up and after inactivity the external speakers would click and pop as the sound output turned on and off. Luckily Apple realized they screwed up and patched it almost immediately. Low and behold last night I went out and picked up a MacBook C2D 2.2 gHz Santa Rosa version and what's back, the sound cracking and popping! It's annoying as hell, after a couple minutes of sound silence (with external speakers plugged in) the speakers go "POP" and then silence, then when there is a sound the speakers go "POP" then you hear the sound. The symptoms and cause is the SAME as it was prior when they released that bug fix. Am I alone here or are there others? Anyone know if there might be a way I can patch this annoyance? Thanks!