Please help! Echoing iMac speakers

Discussion in 'iMac' started by TomSGH, Jun 11, 2012.

  1. TomSGH macrumors newbie

    Jun 11, 2012
    Hey all.
    Sorry if this is in the wrong place.

    I had a problem with my late 2008 imac earlier.

    Restarted it and I got stuck at the login screen. Looked on the internet (on my phone) and fixed that problem.

    Got it running once more, opened Spotify and played a song and the audio settings are just way off, I noticed a huge change straight away.

    Sounds tinny, echoing and as if someone has turned stereo off.

    I have looked around in settings to no avail yet, hoping someone can help point me in the right direction.

  2. flatfoot macrumors 65816

    Aug 11, 2009
    Have you tried another reboot? That helped me a few days ago when I had echoing speakers.

    Might also be that there's something wrong with your kexts (drivers). Try repairing permissions in Disk Utility.
  3. TomSGH thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 11, 2012
    I've tried a reboot yeah. Still same old crappy Noise quality.

    I'll have a go at your suggestion when I get home, thanks!
  4. Mister Bumbo macrumors 6502

    Apr 30, 2012
    You can try resetting the SMC, fast and easy and no risk of messing anything up, not sure if it would help though, but worth a shot.
  5. TomSGH thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 11, 2012
    Well I tried both of your suggestions and everything seems to be back to normal, so top result!

    So thank you both for taking the time to answer my question, I really am terrible when it comes to getting technical with computers!

    Cheers, chaps!

  6. elev8d macrumors 6502

    Dec 9, 2008
    Do you have your mic on? It could be causing a feedback loop.
    Just a thought...

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