MBP 15 touch bar- Problem with speaker

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  1. Frit, Mar 30, 2017
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2017

    Frit macrumors newbie

    Dec 24, 2016
    So, I've received my second MBP15 TB (first one was replaced cuz of keyboard issues) about 1.5 week ago.

    Usually I use mbp with my headphones, but today I tried to listen music through internal speakers and found out that left speaker doesn't work properly. It has significantly lower value and actually sounds awful.
    I've checked preferences and audio midi setup, all is well.

    Before this I was disappointed with my mbp, cuz I was waiting for 1.5 month for replacement (laptop is my main working tool).
    Now I hate it.
    Apple rly?
    Tomorrow going to the service center -_-

    Anyone else with the same issue?
  2. Sanpete macrumors 68020

    Nov 17, 2016
    Haven't heard of that issue. Sorry for your bad luck.
    --- Post Merged, Mar 30, 2017 ---
    I suppose I should add that I have seen similar issues on past MBPs with the volume, caused by software glitches, but not the sounding awful part, and not till now with the new MBPs. Have you tried the usual things, restarting without the headphones connected, SMC and NVRAM reset, safe mode reboot? I expect Apple will do a clean install, but if you want to try it first, you can.
  3. Frit thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 24, 2016
    Yes, I tried. I'm 95% sure of a hardware issue. Because when I slowly drag volume slider, left speaker works, but at the value ±75% it totally brakes. After 1-3 minutes of silence it works again.
    + The right speker works cleaner than the left one (until left speaker works < 75%)
  4. BlinkerFluider macrumors newbie


    Mar 30, 2017
    that's likely to be a hardware issue for 99%, thats crap. if theres an Apple Store in reachable distance, just try to get it replace on the scene.
  5. ressac macrumors regular

    Oct 30, 2011
    same thing happend to my mbp 15" 2016 after loud "pop" sound from left speaker ,
    i was sitting browsing with chrome and after opening tab with youtube video left speaker just made loud "POP" sound and after this left speaker showing same behavior you described in this thread

    have you fix it? Apple replaced top cover again?
  6. Frit thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 24, 2016
    Yes, was waiting for ~10 days and they replaced it.
  7. Frit thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 24, 2016
    Hi guys! A moment ago right speaker died
  8. jerryk macrumors 601

    Nov 3, 2011
    SF Bay Area
    Wow you have bad luck.

    Are/did you run bootcamp? There was that early bug that was causing speakers to pop when Windows was being installed.
  9. Frit thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 24, 2016
    No, nothing special.
  10. Frit, May 19, 2017
    Last edited: May 20, 2017

    Frit thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 24, 2016
    Ok, they have fixed it again yesterday. But today V button started produce double press again. I think I have to sell it.

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