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  • WalrusC Level 1 Level 1 (45 points)
    RacerX - I was starting to wonder if it was a powersave issue. Seems to happen as I load an application or am about to do something that plays a sound.

    Apple - please fix this. It is annoying as all heck.
  • climhazzard Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    Yeah this is a bit ridiculous, Apple needs to fix this, it can't be that hard.
  • dpdpdp Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)
    I am having exactly these symptoms on my first-generation MacBook.
  • ctj Level 1 Level 1 (50 points)
    One thing to try... open up the Utilities folder and start the Audio/MIDI Setup app.

    In the "Audio Devices" tab, select "Built-in Output" where it says "Properties for:". Then, where it says "Audio Output", toggle the number in the "format" pulldown (go between 48000 and 44100, then leave it on the lower one).

    See if that solves the issue. I had some crackling on my system, and when I did that, the crackling went away. It may not be the same thing as yours, but hey, why not give it a try?
  • WalrusC Level 1 Level 1 (45 points)
    Nope. No luck. Those settings were already fine, and the noises still occur. It's definitely a powersave issue. If I keep iTunes playing, no noise problems (or at least I cannot hear the noises). Otherwise, the noise remains.

    Thanks for the help though!
  • Kar98 Level 1 Level 1 (140 points)
  • R C-R Level 6 Level 6 (14,875 points)
    Yeah this is a bit ridiculous, Apple needs to fix
    this, it can't be that hard.


    Is will be hard for Apple to fix this if the problem is incompatible or corrupted software users have added to their Macs, which is likely the case unless everyone using a particular model has the problem. Every update Apple has ever released causes this kind of complaint. While occasionally it really is caused by a bug in the update, overwhelmingly, it is not.

    I suggest you folks with the problem go with the odds & look for an app, extension, startup item, or the like you have in common & see if removing it solves the issue.
  • WalrusC Level 1 Level 1 (45 points)
    I haven't added too much to this particular mac, so I tend to doubt it is a third-party issue, but who knows.
  • baltwo Level 9 Level 9 (61,830 points)
    Just another data point. Booted into a backup of my baseline 10.4.9 volume and ran Disk Utility on the baseline, repairing the disk and permissions without incident (nothing to fix WRT to the disk). Backed up the baseline installation using Carbon Copy Cloner 3, beta (16 GB in 21 minutes), booted into it, and all mimicked the original. Downloaded the COMBO updater, launched it, and updated the baseline. Booted back into the baseline, repaired permissions, and restarted. Everything, including Safari 3 beta running as expected. Just another routine, safe update.
  • climhazzard Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    I honestly doubt there is too much software out there that can mess with energy settings that would cause something like this. I do not have that many programs on here..your basic firefox, adium, itunes etc.
  • WalrusC Level 1 Level 1 (45 points)
    Like I've said - I think it's an intel mac issue. People without problems seem to be those running G4 or G5 machines.
  • climhazzard Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    Yeah my G4 iBook is perfectly fine, it's only my intel mini that has an issue.
  • Kar98 Level 1 Level 1 (140 points)
    I suggest you folks with the problem go with the odds
    & look for an app, extension, startup item, or the
    like you have in common & see if removing it solves
    the issue.


    The common issue is an Intel machine with laptop parts, running 10.4.10.
  • climhazzard Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    So should we all call apple up tomorrow or do you think they actually read these boards?

    WalrusC and any others, do you also have Adium?
  • Allan Eckert Level 8 Level 8 (45,460 points)
    Hi climhazzard;

    The Apple Discussion Forums are a user to user forums so that we can generally help each other.

    If you want to be sure that Apple knows about your problem, you are going to have to call them

    Allan
    tiger
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