Beeping and Popping noises on external speakers

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by whatjones911, Jan 19, 2009.

  1. whatjones911 macrumors newbie

    Jan 9, 2009
    I get beeping noises if i don't play any music or sounds from my external speaker via audio out from the mba. Then when i do play something say like a song, the speakers will make a loud pop noise and play the song. After i stop the song the speakers are quiet but after a minute, the speakers will make a loud pop noise again and make beeping noises. Its as if the audio hardware would shut off when no song or sound is produce and the beeping sounds would come on.
  2. kloan macrumors regular

    Aug 3, 2005
    It's a common problem that Apple refuses to address... if anything, they decided to make it worse in 10.5.6.

    The sound card goes to sleep. Some moron thought this would be a great idea, even if your machine is plugged in.

    So it goes to sleep, makes a clip noise, then beeps faintly over and over and over again. Awesome huh?

    Then to make it even a cooler feature, it comes back to life with any system alert or sound output with a 'pop. Depending on what speakers you're using and what the volume is set at, it can be quite loud.


    No, it's not the plug. It's Apple and their stupid team of developers that program these dumb little tidbits to save energy. Completely useless and aggravating to the end user.

    People have been complaining about this for years.
  3. whatjones911 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 9, 2009
    Yea this is my exact problem. You phrased is just right! And I've done my research on this problem and found that yes this problem has been prominent for a very long time and affecting almost all the macbooks. This is very stupid on apples part to not fixed this when they have a lot of complaints for this problem.

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