Blown Speakers MBP

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

  1. topher-j macrumors newbie

    Jan 18, 2007
    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

    Jan 30, 2006
    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


    Oct 29, 2006
    ~119W 34N
    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

    Jan 18, 2007

    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


    Feb 20, 2007
    America's Third World
    How does your MB's "chime" sound at boot? Normal?
  6. topher-j thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 18, 2007
    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


    Apr 17, 2007
    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

    Jan 30, 2006
    In fact it must be free. Since he still has the 1-year warranty.:)
  9. stanizlavski macrumors newbie

    Jun 24, 2010
    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...


    hope this works for you

  10. laptoplover2 macrumors member

    Feb 4, 2011
    Worked immediately on my MacBook
  11. dusty1989 macrumors newbie


    Apr 18, 2017
    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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