Blown Speakers MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by topher-j, Jun 16, 2007.

  1. topher-j macrumors newbie

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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?
     
  2. 66217 Guest

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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.
     
  3. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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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.
     
  4. topher-j thread starter macrumors newbie

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    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)
     
  5. localoid macrumors 68020

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    How does your MB's "chime" sound at boot? Normal?
     
  6. topher-j thread starter macrumors newbie

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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.
     
  7. Dustman macrumors 65816

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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.
     
  8. 66217 Guest

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    In fact it must be free. Since he still has the 1-year warranty.:)
     
  9. stanizlavski macrumors newbie

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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
     
  10. laptoplover2 macrumors member

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    Worked immediately on my MacBook
     
  11. dusty1989 macrumors newbie

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    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!
     

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