My sister just got a brand new 12" iBook G4, BTO with a 60GB hard drive. One of the new ones that just came out. Anyway, on to her problem: At completely random times, it makes a relatively loud popping/clicking/static noise from the speakers. Sometimes it is one loud pop, sometimes half a second of static, or a series of pops, clicks and static that lasts for a second or two. There can be anywhere from ten seconds between incidents, to ten minutes between incidents. The volume level on the laptop does not make any difference, and she once heard the noise before the OS itself came up, so I don't think it is a software issue. Has anyone seen this before? Is there anything we can do other than just take it into the service center?