Speaker Distortion/Buzz Macbook Pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by pufftissue, Apr 27, 2007.

  1. pufftissue macrumors regular

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    Got a refurb unit.

    When the unit starts up and there is that "Welcome to Mac" chime, the left speaker growls/buzzes/has distortion .....even at 1/3 the volume.

    When watching a movie, I can hear some distortion too (usually during louder, intense scenes).

    Is this normal? I think that it isn't...

    so what is the problem and how can I fix it?

    I've had notebooks before and this is the only one that his this problem to this degree.
     
  2. madog macrumors 65816

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    Buying a refurb essentially means you are buying someone elses malfunctioning machine. Doesn't sound like software at all. Take it in to get it repaired if there is a store near you. If all you have is a CompUSA don't let them trick you into charging you anything for hardware problems that are covered under warranty.

    Oh, and while I normally recommend the AppleCare warranty for notebooks I would HIGHLY recommend it for a refurbed one if you don't already have it.

    I've seen a refurbed iMac [G5] that had screws missing internally; and while I'm sure it is an extremely rare circumstance it didn't really surprise me on the refurb.

    Probably something lame like a blown speaker :p
     

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