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Apple MacBookPro Headphone output crackling

Discussion in 'Tech Support' started by geoboy333, 2 Nov 2013.

  1. geoboy333

    geoboy333 Sometimes I say something bright...

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    Hi guys

    Had this issue for a while and it's finally got my last nerve. Every 5 mins or so the headphone out starts to distort the audio. I've tried different media players (I normally use VLC cause I mainly listen to FLAC) and none of them change the problem so I'm convinced it's something to do with the output itself.

    I've googled it and others seem to have a similar issue but their fixes don't help me.


    Any ideas
     
  2. theshadow2001

    theshadow2001 [DELETE] means [DELETE]

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    Have you verified that its not your headphones?
     
  3. geoboy333

    geoboy333 Sometimes I say something bright...

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    yeah cause it's every pair.
     
  4. theshadow2001

    theshadow2001 [DELETE] means [DELETE]

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    If you had a windows pc the next thing I would do is try and boot a live CD then play some audio. If you still have the crackling then you know its the hardware thats the problem. How easy thats going to be on a mac book pro I have no idea.
     
  5. geoboy333

    geoboy333 Sometimes I say something bright...

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    ahh

    so I've just heard something else happen (never happened before now) but the speakers also just started crackling intermittently too. I think it might be VLC struggling, it dips a few cents in pitch every now and then too. anyone know a good FLAC player on Mac?
     
  6. geoboy333

    geoboy333 Sometimes I say something bright...

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    updated my version of VLC and it seems to have cleared it up.
     

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