2011 iMac HDMI Audio Crackle

Discussion in 'iMac' started by pufferton, Jul 30, 2012.

  1. pufferton macrumors newbie

    Aug 29, 2010
    I have a 2011 21.5 iMac 2.5 i5 running 10.7.4

    i have it set up in my office with an mini display to HDMI to my TV. never had issues until tonight. any audio source on my iMac produces a crackle sound behind (Netflix, iTunes, DVD). almost like it is distorting. it gets louder and softer as the audio flucuates. and then when audio signal stops it stops as well. i have troubleshooted it and isolated to just the HDMI output (internal speakers and fire wire studio monitors work fine) and only HDMI inputs on my TV (Xbox and TV ant work fine)

    i have:
    switched HDMI cables (twice)
    switched mini display/HDMI adapter
    switched HDMI inputs on tv
    rebooted 4 times
    switched every setting in Audio Midi Setup

    again i was just using this yesterday and no issues whatsoever....to my knowledge nothing has changed....

    please help!
  2. pufferton thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 29, 2010
    hmmm so i plugged in a 1/8" cable into the headphone jack to watch a movie and when i plugged back in the HDMI the crackle was gone....well there you have it

    Hopefully this helps someone else

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