Scratchy audio from Macbook?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by btdubz, Mar 15, 2011.

  1. btdubz macrumors newbie

    Mar 15, 2011
    I have a 2008 Macbook, the black one with a 250 GB hard drive and 4 GB RAM. Everything has been great with my macbook up until this week or last, the audio that comes from itunes, websites, notices, it's all scratchy. I thought it was only the built-in speakers at first but even with headphones plugged it the audio is terrible sounding.

    This isn't a huge problem, but I do want to make my Macbook last as long as possible. It's still got a few years left in it!

    Is there any troubleshooting I can try or should I schedule a repair? I'm still covered under the Apple warranty.
  2. tug macrumors 6502

    Feb 3, 2010
    loughborough. u.k.
    when you say its "scratchy" do you mean the high frequency's or across the whole spectrum like say a vinyl thats covered in finger prints, the reason i ask is cos mine does the same in the highs, i cut the 16k band out altogether, but its still there on some tracks faintly. it is very annoying, i know how you feel.
    sorry can't help with a solution, hopefully some of the great guys here might have some ideas

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