MacBook Pro Speaker Distoring

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Hiwatt, Mar 15, 2008.

  1. Hiwatt macrumors newbie

    Mar 15, 2008
    I got my new 2.5ghz MacBook Pro about 1 week ago. Up until last night I was happy and everything was going well until I noticed speaker distortion on the right speaker whenthe main vol is above 3/4 of the way up.

    This never happens on the left speaker even when I go into the audio controls and hard pan the sound left but then panning right it's definitely there.

    Now this gets stranger... I fired the thing up this morning and there was no distortion. This afternoon it has returned! I have a feeling this is happening once the metal chassis has expanded after the computer has heated up a bit.

    I discovered it seems to be worse with certain videos on youtube and things that are not highly produced rather than commercially produced albums. Been playing Velvet Revolver on it and it's not rasping at all even on full vol but on youtube whenever someone talks with a deep voice or some plays some guitar chords it farts making thinks it's a problem with the midrange. :( Can the video plugin for you tube also be contributing by being louder than everything else causing clipping??

    Does anyone else have this problem? If so have you returned your computer for repair or anything?

  2. VanMac macrumors 6502a


    May 26, 2005
    Rampaging Tokyo

    I have a MBP, and have not noticed this issue. I typically plug in external speakers though, as most laptop speakers are sketchy.

    If you have some, try plugging in some externals to narrow down if it is speaker, or other integrated audio components.

    Either way, if you can reproduce the issue and are unhappy with it, you should bring it in to get it fixed.

  3. Silent!Avenger macrumors newbie

    Mar 15, 2008
    That was always one of my greatest fears w/ laptops... Hopefully it won't happen to the MBP I just got.
  4. arc80570 macrumors newbie

    Feb 6, 2009
    I have got the 2.53 unibody and i have got the same problems, a couple of my friends have one and they don't have the problem.
  5. ikermalli macrumors 6502a

    Aug 9, 2008

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