Hissing/White Noise coming from speakers of 15" tbMBP?

dlim1027

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Aug 20, 2012
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Williamsburg, VA
I've noticed my new 2017 15" tbMBP produces a faint, yet audible static/hissing/white noise while/after playing anything with sound. The noise stops after several seconds of pausing music/video. Has anyone else experienced this? It seems like a software issue. I've linked a few threads discussing the same issue.

https://www.reddit.com/r/macbookpro...cwhite_noise_from_speakers_on_2016_touch_bar/

https://discussions.apple.com/thread/7757621?start=0&tstart=0

https://discussions.apple.com/thread/7772834?start=0&tstart=0

https://discussions.apple.com/thread/7762263?start=0&tstart=0
 
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dlim1027

macrumors newbie
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Aug 20, 2012
26
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Williamsburg, VA
Take it in. You have 14 days to return the unit no questions asked.
I'm beyond the 14-day return period, but I do have applecare+. I'll give applecare a call to see if this is normal. It's super faint, and unless you're in a very quiet room, it's unlikely you'd hear it. I definitely think it's a software issue since it instantly stops after thirty seconds of inactivity.
 

Jottle

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Oct 17, 2003
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Have you found a solution to the problem?
It's a design issue. They will all do it. Some people can't hear it due to the faintness/old age etc. Have three 15" 2017 mbps and one 13". They all do this identically. Can't be fixed.
 
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