Macbook Alu Hissing/Popping Audio problems?

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  1. emotion macrumors 68040

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  2. podam macrumors newbie

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    New Macbook alu , same noisy audio output!! confirmed

    i ve just post a new message here
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=443692&page=9

    3 days old Macbook alu 2.4 ghz 2g ram and 250 hdd japanese version bought in Ginza Store Tokyo.... this is my first mac computer (and my last) and notice from the first day of use the earphone output is noisy but very noisy.... there is no comparison possible, this is a poor quality design, i don t think that can be resolved by update. i ill bring this tomorrow for refund.

    one advice don t but it if you plan to listen music,especially in university or calm home use.
     
  3. emotion thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I have a hissing and popping MBP. I was about to buy an MB Alu (2.4GHz). If this also has the problems I won't buy.
     
  4. podam macrumors newbie

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    the worst thing that when connected on msn, each new connected friends will launch a popping sound in earphone, and start the "psssssssssss" and stop after 20s . and this for all system sound.

    Only a volume control on the earphone can help but can t accept this for a new macbook and since the problem is the same for many years.

    anyone with this issue, i think i am not the only one.

    someone can confirm that i ve to pay 10% for refund, for a buggy computer.
     
  5. emotion thread starter macrumors 68040

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    They'll have to try to fix it first. If they can't then I'd say they have to accept it back. At least in the UK they would.
     
  6. MatLane macrumors 6502a

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    I find it disgusting to be honest i really do


    Apple are really starting to slide of the cliff

    I still need to look at the new ones in person, but im still not very satisfied with them


    I think i may get the older model, or try and push my bucks towards the 17' still in the product line


    ML
     
  7. JJBagoose macrumors newbie

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    FYI, I just picked up the 2.0 MB and my audio is great. No hissing through speakers or headphones.

    Might just be an isolated issue.
     
  8. emotion thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Are the headphones high or low impedance?

    This specifically shows up with low impedance headphones (see MBP thread linked above).
     
  9. pw1388 macrumors member

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    Okay good so Im not the only person who's having the poping sound issue.
     
  10. podam macrumors newbie

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    i agree this totally inacceptable for this product, when i asked for a japanese genius guy i explained the problem in japanese and the guy face seemed out and no complained about this, i think they are aware of this problem....

    but they asked me to pay 10%... i ll try tomorrow morning with other japanese manager to avoid to pay for a defect product....
    anyway apple is over for me, off course the macbook is perfect shape design but hardware is like written on the macbook "made in china" i ill buy a plastic vaio made in japan, even if there is no backlight keyboard hardware seems better.
     
  11. The Samurai macrumors 68000

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    I've bought the 2.0ghz model a few days ago, have the same 'hissing issue'. I always keep my headphones connected and the hissing is starting to annoy me now. It didn't happen on my previous Dell machine.

    I'll kick fuss with Apple when I am in a bad mood :D
     
  12. podam macrumors newbie

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    what kind of earphone do u use?? earbud?
    off course if i use a heavy logitech headset the hissing is gone, but all the earphone i tested, panasonic and old sony reveal the issue.


    no problem with speaker sounds perfect, only headphones output like previous macbook models
     
  13. MatLane macrumors 6502a

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    This is how a lot of people are feeling i know.

    I have a few friends who have flogged the macbooks already saying they cant be doing with the issues and there going vaio

    it really is a shame :(
     
  14. podam macrumors newbie

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    thanks for ur supports an comments guys,

    french in tokyo, i am a bit lost with japanese mac.... we are now 3 people to have this problem, this is no isolated problem just apple didn t care about audio quality...

    the samurai, u ve the samw issue.... i tried all the last update and nothing change, only big heavy headset will bypass the problem.
    will u bring back ur mac??

    i ill tomorrow, i can t stand this "pchssssssss" for all system sound
     
  15. hogfaninga macrumors 65816

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    Depending on what model, the Vaio is a great computer. I think some of them look awesome also.

    My friends new Macbook has a slight hiss and just started last night. We are in the student lounge right now together and I just asked him. He said it isn't bad and he hopes it doesn't get worse.
     
  16. podam macrumors newbie

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    hogfaninga i agree, for use in lound environment or casual use, there is no problem but try to listem classic or jazz or work in librairy with earbud... all system sound launch the ”psssss" for 20 s.

    i was thinking for the vaio z but more expensive...
     
  17. emotion thread starter macrumors 68040

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    The main trouble with the Vaio is the OS. Apple certainly have me locked in.
     
  18. podam macrumors newbie

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    hum...new status/

    now the macbook keep hissing, no sound played, iddle and hiss sound don t go!!! i ll reboot to see, when played flash video the hiss change temporaly with hight tone. really bad
     
  19. DeuxIt macrumors member

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    nose oil remedy

    ok. sounds stupid, but try rubbing some oil from your nose on the headphone plug. has worked for me with brand new ipod with hissing and popping problems. must have been some sort of static problem. or something like that.
     
  20. emotion thread starter macrumors 68040

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    It's not the connection. It's an interference issue.
     
  21. MVApple macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe the oil helps block interference?
     
  22. emotion thread starter macrumors 68040

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    It's interference between components on the mainboard. You can hear the keyboard and mouse movements in the noises on the MBP, for example.

    It's not an earthing issue either (on the MBP).
     
  23. virtuatony macrumors regular

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    So it's an issue with the Macbook but does anybody with the new Macbook Pro have this problem?
     
  24. marbles macrumors 68000

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    thanks for the heads up emotion, this stinks that these machines are doing this now as well.

    I was just going to start searching about the new MB for audio issues and have read this thread ,I'm really , really disappointed ,I was going to be buying one or the other this next week.

    Is there any Apple machine I could buy for trouble free audio?

    I put the link for the MBP below so maybe we can find out if there is a Apple notebook suitable for audio work , I hope so 've been saving for ages and reading up on a lot of different subjects and if their is no machine for audio , I'm going to be seriously pissed off , a long time learning curve for me , all wasted :(


    link to:New aluminium MBP hissing /popping like previous gen ?http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?p=6472084#post6472084
     
  25. MontrealMonger macrumors member

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    Its ridiculous that Apple would let this get through to the new gen of notebooks. Is it safe to assume that the Imac does NOT have this problem and that is a notebook-exclusive issue?
     

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