- Apr 12, 2005
Hello, i hope i am posting to the right forum, please excuse me if i did not. I am having an odd issue with my mac mini and static. The static only seems to happen noticably when there is activity going thru the Wireless Access Point, when there is no traffic a faint "tick" static is noticable. If i turn off hte access point the static stops, if i mute the macs volume the static stops, if i unplug the output audio cable the static stops. Up till last night it worked fine, no static at all. I decided since i didnt need the extra ports to remove a switch i had and plug the Access Point directly in to my Cisco PIX box, once i did this and moved things around a bit (maybe cable wise inadvertantly) the static started. I am not sure if moving the network wires was a coincidence and the issue is with a bad connector in the mac mini itself, or if i should take the effort to rewire the whole network and see if that makes a difference. This seems really odd to me since its worked fine for me over the past 3 weeks up until yesterday. I am using JBL Creature 2 speakers and the static seems to only come out of the right speaker, it also happens if its with headphones or any other speaker. Any help would be appreciated, the noise is making me go nuts..