volume fading in and out.

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by tylerwatt12, Jul 16, 2013.

  1. tylerwatt12 macrumors regular

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    I've noticed that the webcam appears to control the backlit keyboard and screen brightness. but one other thing that I can't seem to find a preference panel setting for is volume level.

    When I watch youtube videos, the level of the audio goes from inaudible to too loud every 30seconds to 1 minute. I'm not sure what's causing this. It's most apparent when people are talking and not apparent when I use headphones.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. Stealth777 macrumors newbie

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    Known problem

    The volume issue is a known one that lots of people have on their 2013 Air's. I bought two in a row and both have the problem. Many others have done the same.

    Someone mentioned that apple has acknowledged it and is working on a fix, but if you are concerned, return the machine and get a new one once they have fixed the issue.

    Good luck.
     
  3. happyhippo1337 macrumors regular

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    So you are saying that the third machine you bought doesn't have the issue?
     
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  5. hkim1983, Jul 16, 2013
    Last edited: Jul 16, 2013

    hkim1983 macrumors 6502

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    I just received my Air the other day, and this was one of the first things I tested, and I can verify that it does happen, at least for me. It's not isolated to youtube videos either, I tested it with a .mkv on my external HD.

    Hopefully this is software related...

    EDIT: Oops, didn't see the other thread, which also verifies it happens with non-streaming video. Good to read that it may be software related though, I can live with this then.
     

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