MBP 2011 Speaker Pop
October 15, 2011 12:15 PM Subscribe
My MacBook Pro 2011 13" is making an odd noise through the speakers/headphones. Has anybody come across this before?
posted by anaximander to Computers & Internet (8 answers total)
I recently bought a 13" MacBook Pro, and I've been very happy with it. In the last few days, however, it's started to make an odd and extremely annoying noise through the speakers of headphones (speakers if no headphones in, headphones only if they are in). I can only describe it as 'geiger-counter like', a sort of persistent popping noise that happens regardless of what I'm doing with the computer. It can happen on either of the user accounts I have set up in Lion, but switching directly from one account to another doesn't bring the problem with it; switching back, however, makes it resume immediately. Muting the speakers also stops the noise entirely, which is what makes me think it's something related to the sound and not any other component.
I haven't been able to find anybody else mentioning this exact problem online. Has anybody here come across it before? Is there anything I should do? If I bring it back to the place I bought it (it's still under warranty), are they likely to do much for me?
(If anyone is particularly curious about what exactly it sounds like, I've got a recording of it that I could share.)