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AnrBjotk

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Original poster
Jul 4, 2010
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So, with no audio, there's this shuffling sound from my mac. It's coming from the audio source, meaning I hear it in my headphones, or plugs, or whatever. Any idea what it can be? Bad connection or something really bad?...
 

keysofanxiety

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Nov 23, 2011
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So, with no audio, there's this shuffling sound from my mac. It's coming from the audio source, meaning I hear it in my headphones, or plugs, or whatever. Any idea what it can be? Bad connection or something really bad?...

Does sound like the headphone jack's on its way out, but you can try reset the PRAM/SMC to see if that makes a positive impact.

Do you still have AppleCare?
 

keysofanxiety

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Nov 23, 2011
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Darnit... No applecare, old mac.

:( I'm sorry to hear that. As a workaround you can possibly try purchasing a USB>audio splitter so it doesn't exhibit the same issue. Hopefully others have some more suggestions. What model/year is your Mac please? Due to its age we can run a few other diagnostics while we're here to identify any other problems.
 

AnrBjotk

macrumors regular
Original poster
Jul 4, 2010
132
3
:( I'm sorry to hear that. As a workaround you can possibly try purchasing a USB>audio splitter so it doesn't exhibit the same issue. Hopefully others have some more suggestions. What model/year is your Mac please? Due to its age we can run a few other diagnostics while we're here to identify any other problems.

MacBook Pro 17" Late 2011.
 

keysofanxiety

macrumors G3
Nov 23, 2011
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MacBook Pro 17" Late 2011.

This might sound odd, but have you had any issues with the monitor going colourful/freezing, synonymous with the below images?

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The reason being that if you've had issues with that (colloquially known as Radeongate), you can get that fixed free-of-charge through your consumer law, as your model suffers from that -- and the repair would involve replacing your Logic Board, which in turn would fix the audio jack!
 
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