Static in earphones when scrolling

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by windstarfy, Jul 1, 2009.

  1. windstarfy macrumors member


    Dec 16, 2008
    I have a Macbook Alu 2.53Ghz Macbook Pro

    Today when my iTunes stopped it's playlist and I was lazy and decided not to start it I had my earphones on while nothing was playing. As I was browsing around I heard (still hearing) a very annoying click/static sound while scrolling. This happens in normal pages like this forum and Google and scrolling with both the trackpad with two fingers as well as using a USB wireless mouse.

    This is noise from the earphones. I assume the speakers also show this noise.

    (Now that I tried unplugged my earphones and inserted them again there is now a very high pitched noise along with the static while scrolling.)

    I guess I am still young so I can still hear these, but it is very annoying. Does anyone else have this problem? If so did you get it fixed by Applecare?

    I am using my iPod Nano earphones.
  2. Pivzavod macrumors member

    Jan 23, 2008
    Something like this, 'buzzing' sound when scrolling and connected to power adapter, happened on my Penryn. Didn't bother me much, so lived with it for a while. Currently in repair, hope to get back today. Let's see if the problem is fixed and what was replaced..
  3. Pivzavod macrumors member

    Jan 23, 2008
    Just picked it up; those i***ts replaced the flex cable, logic board, the speaker and both fans, and didn't fix the problem. Although, it's clear that(in my case), the problem is with the power block(i don't know if it's a part of a logic board, but highly doubt it, should be left I/O board), and i told this many times while talking to a genius. What a waste of parts..
  4. windstarfy thread starter macrumors member


    Dec 16, 2008
    I'll try giving Applecare a call. Is there anyone else with this issue?
  5. m85476585 macrumors 65816

    Feb 26, 2008
    I get some noise most of the time, but I just ignore it. I don't think there is any fix Apple can do, as most built-in sound cards have this problem (my desktop PC is particularly bad).

    If it bothers you, you can get one of these:

    The noise will not get louder when you turn up the volume on the MBP, but the music will. Then the volume knob makes everything quieter, so you won't hear the noise but you will still hear your music.

    Another solution is an external sound card, connected either optically or by USB, Firewire, or Expresscard, though that will be more expensive than a volume knob.

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