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  • William Kucharski Level 6 (14,985 points)
    Also, I noticed my battery never goes over 98%
    anymore, even though it is always plugged in.

    This is an artifact of how battery charging works.

    If the battery charge is too high, the battery will never be "topped up" to 100%.

    Unplug your power cord and use your machine until the battery drops down to 90% or below; when you reconnect your power adapter your battery should recharge to the 100% level.
  • WalrusC Level 1 (45 points)
    I do have Adium, but the problem occurs with or without Adium loaded.
  • RacerX Level 2 (170 points)
    Although I do agree that this is a usual suspect, that is simply not the case here. My system was just restored about a Week ago from the Restore disk, completely formated and reinstalled, then updated to .9 and then today .10. My system is as stock as it gets, and nothing is installed that wasn't installed previously. I don't use hacks or apps that alter the system or use KEXTs if possible.

    That being said, the only software I have installed that could be using a KEXT is VM Ware Fusion.

    This is looking like a definite Apple problem, if it is a problem, for all we know this could be the way they want the audio chipset to act, from here on out. I sure hope not, because it is not good.
  • WalrusC Level 1 (45 points)
    I may have to kill Apple if they in fact did this on purpose to my mini. Maybe they're trying to get us to buy more songs on iTunes Store so we keep the pop away.
  • RacerX Level 2 (170 points)
    I can't try it right now, but has anyone tried resetting the SMC or NVRAM? Just curious since it seems like a audio power save issue and those items would reset those settings... I have a project working right now that is going to take a while to finish, other wise I would try it.


  • RacerX Level 2 (170 points)
    LOL! That would be some bum marketing there...
  • WalrusC Level 1 (45 points)
    If you care to tell me how to do these, I would give it a shot.
  • RacerX Level 2 (170 points)
    Might I recommend that all those that are having this issue, please send Apple some feedback on it? You know the squeaky wheel thing?

    Here is the link to send Feedback on OSX:

    I am doing so now.

  • climhazzard Level 1 (10 points) explains how to reset the NVRAM. explains the SMC reset.

    SMC would seem much more relevant in this situation.

    I'll worry about this tomorrow, I'm going to sleep.
  • MikeyPD Level 1 (10 points)
    iMac Core 2 Duo doing the SAME THING!

    Crackles every 15 seconds or before it makes a sound
  • WalrusC Level 1 (45 points)
    SMC Reset does not appear to have worked. :/
  • snidersh Level 1 (0 points)
    Just adding my two cents to this. My intel mac mini is popping before any sound and also about 30s after any sound. I'd say that is probably a sleep issue as well. I tried the old apps called KeepSoundAwake and SoundOn that were designed to stop this behavior on laptops on battery power: KeepSoundAwake won't open, but SoundOn stopped the popping. Unfortunately, with SoundOn I got a little, almost inaudible 'tick' every 20s as the program pinged the audio... but it did stop the wakeup and sleep 'pop' completely.

    The pop is really maddening... and I don't mean as in 'making me angry', I mean in the sense that would slowly drive me insane if I had to work at my computer for a long time right now. This teaches me not to hit that Software Update so quickly next time. I really hope they release a fix soon... like tomorrow.
  • XBrendon1st Level 1 (0 points)
    I've always heard the popping sound... even before 10.4.10 or 10.4.9. I don't think it's a system problem... I think it's supposed to be there. If you all listen closely, preferably with headphones, when the system or an application makes a sound (i.e. a buddy signs on in iChat, or a message is sent/received in Mail) your speakers will go from "dead silence" to a normal air-distortion sound when a speaker is on or connected, the application sound is heard, the "popping" sound is heard, and finally the speakers go back to "dead silence." I think the popping sound (which to me sounds more like a tapping) is just the sound the system makes when it is running power to and from the speakers; which I can only imagine is to prevent the ongoing sound of air or hissing from speakers that are left on. The sound I hear isn't a popping, it's more of a tapping/clicking which definitely sounds man-made and programmed.

    I'm not sure if I'm right. I hope others try listening carefully (with headphones) to see if I could be right, or if I have a colorful imagination lol.

    MacBook   Mac OS X (10.4.9)   Updated to 10.4.10

    MacBook   Mac OS X (10.4.9)   Updated to 10.4.10
  • WalrusC Level 1 (45 points)
    No, this is definitely something new that was not happening prior to the 4.10 update. Trust me.
  • cmascatello Level 1 (5 points)
    Same pop/"thunk" issue for me with 10.4.10 on a 1st Gen. Black Macbook. This was not an issue with 10.4.9 and I have not added anything to the machine since the update an hour ago. It is also free of KEXT modifications,KEXT extensions, haxxies, etc.

    This is very annoying and I am going to call Applecare in the AM. In the meantime, I am going to file a bug report and urge everyone else to do the same.
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