SR MacBook Speaker Popping

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by parpart33, Nov 13, 2007.

  1. parpart33 macrumors newbie

    parpart33

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    I just replaced my first SR BlackBook with a keyboard issue today with this new machine. Now there is a new problem. My speakers will randomly make an unprovoked popping noise. Anyone else experiencing this problem and is it worth ANOTHER discussion with AppleCare and a trip to the Apple store?

    Cheers.
     
  2. peapody macrumors 68040

    peapody

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    Hmm that is very strange indeed. I am actually experiencing the same thing with my logitech speakers. It is probably worth discussing with apple care, as I can't discern what would cause a random popping noise from the speaker besides an internal error of some sort.
     
  3. ~David macrumors regular

    ~David

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    I'm getting the same thing whenever I hook up external speakers.
     
  4. RedDragon870503 macrumors 6502

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    Does is seem to be caused by screen movement?

    I had this problem with my Pismo... Took two logic boards even though i thought it was just a loose connection.
     
  5. Nils01 macrumors newbie

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    Speaker POP!!!

    I just bought an SR macbook 2.2 and I am having the same popping problem. When I'm watching something or listening to music, it is not there. Only when the computer isn't doing anything. It sounds like the same speaker discharge that happens when a computer wakes from sleep.

    HELP!!

    (its annoying)
     
  6. Fuchal macrumors 68020

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    This is an old problem affects many Apple laptops and goes back years. Sometimes Apple fixes it in a point release only to break it again.

    Basically, the pop is the audio amplifier in your laptop turning on. To save power, it powers down the amplifier when not in use. When a sound occurs, the amp powers on (pop) and the sound plays.

    This is supposed to occur on battery power only, but it continues to occur on AC power as well, sometimes.

    Anyway, that's the problem. :)
     
  7. robrose20 macrumors 6502

    robrose20

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    I have a MBP 2.4 Ghz SR and it does the same thing. Its so loud that it scares the heck out of me.... There was a software update that was supposed to take care of it for the MBP, but even with the update it still happens to me now and then ... especially when I play Civ 4
     
  8. Nils01 macrumors newbie

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    Fix?

    Has anyone contacted Apple or know if Apple has a plan to fix this really annoying popping sound?
     
  9. Mackan macrumors 65816

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    There is a longer thread about this issue on the Apple support forums. It seems Apple doesn't really bother with fixing this. Someone claimed he had no popping sounds when running Windows on his MacBook, so it is probably software related.
     
  10. wowser macrumors 6502a

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    ANother unhappy owner of a popping Macbook, here. Sounds like a goldfish blowing air bubbles every 300 seconds or so. Annoying.
     
  11. H$R macrumors 6502

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    I think I have the same issue at the moment. Ii seems to have started a few days ago, or at least I didn't hear it before. Maybe 10.5.3 is doing this to my MacBook. Very randomly. I hope it's only a software issue as described above, because my MB is just a few months old. I am mostly runnining with the power cord, but it could be the amplifier as someone wrote.
     

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