Static coming from MacBook Pro speakers every so often.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Gucci Mane, Oct 8, 2010.

  1. Gucci Mane macrumors newbie

    Sep 16, 2010
    Hey everyone. I have a Macbook Pro MC666ll/a. It is a core i7 15" with the AG screen. The issue I am experiencing is a random static noise coming from my speakers every now and then. If i have external speakers plugged in then the sound comes from the external speakers. Is this normal?
  2. mrdm macrumors regular

    Jul 21, 2010
    not normal

    Sorry....this is not normal. I've listened to many hours of music, both internal speakers and external and have never experienced this. Take it to an apple store to have it looked at.
  3. toxic macrumors 68000

    Nov 9, 2008
    I've had something similar happen. take it to Apple, they'll probably replace the IO board. or at least that's what they did to my early '08 MBP.
  4. olletsocmit macrumors 6502


    Jun 24, 2010
  5. Sliert macrumors newbie

    Dec 5, 2010
    Do you use Outlook 2011? If so, turn off the "no new mail" alert from the sounds & notifications preferences. The soud was driving me crazy and found out by accident this was the problem for me... :D
  6. bassstark macrumors newbie

    Apr 19, 2011
    Outlook 2011 was the problem!

    this was super helpful, thanks a lot! Would never have suspected Outlook, really thought this was a hardware problem. Who would design a sound that is so awful you think your computer is having problems?
  7. Apple 26.2 macrumors 6502a

    Apple 26.2

    Jan 1, 2011
    What up, 212?!
  8. Fireproof! macrumors 6502a


    Dec 1, 2008
    Frisco, TX
    Do you have a Blackberry or other cell phone sitting next to your computer. My BB used to do this whenever it would ping the network or something like that. Moved it further and it stopped.

    Interestingly enough - my iPhone doesn't do it.
  9. dzrtr macrumors newbie

    Sep 19, 2011
    I just found the solution!!! Try unplugging the power cord, see if you still hear the static. I think it's electrostatic noise that the power cord picks up, like a radio antenna. So trying to move your computer to a different location or move the cord around. I shortened the cord, by unplugging the long part and inserting the little plug into the plastic square adapter and plugged it directly into the outlet. The noise dropped by around 70% and is now quite tolerable. Good luck!
  10. j4sm197 macrumors newbie

    Feb 3, 2017
    That fixed the static! Thank you :)) (6yrs on)

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