Blown Speakers MBP

topher-j

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I've had my MBP C2D for about 6-7 months now. Just recently both speakers seem to have blown. Any sound that comes out of it is extremely staticy. It happened the first time, but when I turned the sound off and back on again (with F3) it corrected itself. But now it's constant.

I'm wondering if it's a hardware or a software issue. When I plug my iPod headphones into the side jack, I hear the same static. If it was just the speakers, wouldn't the headphones sound correct?

Should I try to install the sound driver (can you do that in os x?), or do a reinstall of the OS?

On a side note, I didn't buy the Apple Care package when i got my laptop. Can i buy that now?
 

66217

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You have the first whole year to buy AppleCare, which seems to be a good investment if you have a laptop.

As for the speakers problem, it seems it is software and not hardware what is causing the problem.
Don't re-install OS X just yet. There must be a way of fixing that.
 

gr8tfly

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My first C2D has something very similar right out of the box - it was definitely hardware. On mine, it was the right speaker only. I exchanged it for another the next day.
 

topher-j

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My first C2D has something very similar right out of the box - it was definitely hardware. On mine, it was the right speaker only. I exchanged it for another the next day.

I've read on a bunch of forums that the HW configuration of the MBP makes the left speakers sound better than the right, and a bunch of people have had problems.

But mine was both speakers simultaniously, which leads me to believe it's a software problem. (Hopefuly it's a software problem, I don't want to have to send it away :p)
 

topher-j

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Nope, the boot chime sound is also staticy.

I have boot camp installed, and when i boot into that it's also staticy.
 

Dustman

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Edit: I just re-read your post, NVM

take it into apple. it might be cheaper to fix it without buying applecare.
 

stanizlavski

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Jun 24, 2010
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Change the EQ in iTunes

I had this problem, i went to 'Window', then 'Equalizer', set it to bass booster. This sorted out the problem...

:D

hope this works for you

Stan
 
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dusty1989

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Change the EQ in iTunes

I had this problem, i went to 'Window', then 'Equalizer', set it to bass booster. This sorted out the problem...

:D

hope this works for you

Stan
I was going through all of those damn instructions in which I had to turn off my system integrity to try to disable the sound and killall...yada yada yada... and then I found this post, tried it, and it fixed it immediately... Wish I would have found this first... Thank you so much!