macbook fan noise makes skype unusable - why?!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by benmadrid, Jun 4, 2007.

  1. benmadrid macrumors member

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    Hi, when I am using my macbook and headset to speak to other's using skype, as the fan kicks in and gets faster and faster, their ability to hear me clearly diminishes massively - the faster the fans, the worse they hear me. But that is with the headset mike some distance from the macbook. Has anyone else noticed this or can anyone tell me why this could be? Thanks!
     
  2. killmoms macrumors 68040

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    Probably because you don't have the headset selected as your sound source in Skype's preferences. It's probably defaulting to the internal mic, which is directly next to a fan.
     
  3. benmadrid thread starter macrumors member

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    Thank you so much! That's it!!!
     
  4. cyclingplatypus macrumors 6502a

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    Check out Rogue Amoeba's SoundSource for on the fly switching of your sound source, works great and it is free! :D
     

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