Audio (or headphones) make shuffling sound

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by AnrBjotk, Sep 17, 2015.

  1. AnrBjotk macrumors regular

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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?...
     
  2. keysofanxiety macrumors G3

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    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?
     
  3. AnrBjotk thread starter macrumors regular

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    Darnit... No applecare, old mac.
     
  4. keysofanxiety macrumors G3

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    :( 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.
     
  5. AnrBjotk thread starter macrumors regular

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    MacBook Pro 17" Late 2011.
     
  6. keysofanxiety macrumors G3

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    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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