Static noise from iPad speaker

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Wikzo, Feb 8, 2011.

  1. Wikzo macrumors newbie

    Feb 8, 2011

    I've got an iPad 16 GB Wifi since late November.

    A few weeks ago I noticed some kind of interfering noise from the in-built speaker. It is not loud, but when you are in a silent room, you can definitely hear the buzzing sound.

    It is especially apparent when I use the virtual keyboard (with the typing sound enabled). When it is pulled up, I hear a small click sound and then the static noise begins. It's similar when I lock or unlock the iPad by hitting the power button.

    The noise seems to start whenever the speaker is activated, and it takes between 1-5 seconds for the noise to go away when the speaker is turned off.

    I am unsure whether it is a software or hardware failure, but it seems likely it's the latter.

    Have anyone experienced this?

    I *can* live with it, but it really bugs me. I would love to have it fixed.

    A few days ago I went to the store where I bought the iPad (a certified Apple reseller). They told me they could send it to Apple, but if they didn't see any reason to repair it, I would have to pay a small fee.

    Since this is my first Apple product, I don't know their repair service. Do they even repair iPads; don't they just send the customer a new device?
  2. Username18 macrumors newbie

    Feb 19, 2011
    My iPad does that too.

    I think it's normal. I tried to have a forum about it, but got no response. But I might go to the apple store and try out other iPads to see if I get the noise. Hey try listing to your iPad with headphones. Then go to a YouTube page pause it then turn up the sound all the way. Tell me if you hear static when the sound is going up. Mine makes a static sound when I do that.

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