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  • simonwilliams75 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I posted my issues way back in January (page 3 of this thread), but somewhere along the way the annoying pops and sound disruptions stopped, I assume from one of the updates to Mountain Lion. I wonder if some of the other original posters have also had their problems disappear?

  • cbs20 Level 4 Level 4 (2,785 points)

    I posted when I first received my retina. I thought this problem went away with 10.8.3, but I was wrong, it just wasn't happening as often when the Intel card was in use. Even with 10.8.4 this problem is present on my machine, but only when using the Intel graphics and not as often as it did when I first purchased the machine.

  • marckiller2n Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Same problème for me.


    My computer need réparation for an other problem (screen flickering). So they Will tell me what they think about it. I will try to do replace the logic board, but it's maybe a software problem...


    I don't test with headphone, but with the GT 650M and a clean install, smc reset and pram reset, it doesn't disappear :(

  • Cyan007 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I've been having the same issue and so far have had no luck with troubleshooting it... tried the following:

    • Resetting the SMC
    • Resetting the RAMs
    • Disabled the on-board graphics


    No luck...


    I don't recall this happening in the past or maybe I was just naive and didn't pay attention to it.


    Any help would be appreciated.

  • marckiller2n Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I will go at an Apple Store the 21th of august for reparation.  I will tell the sounds problem to the genius. I stay you inform !

  • Richard Raanes Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I had this resolved by taking my MPB to the Apple Store and they replaced both speakers in the laptop.  This fixed it.



  • Cyan007 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Unfortunately, I don't believe this is a speaker issue as the same static / crackling occurs using my set of Bose QC15 headphones.  Headphones work perfect on all other devices playing the same songs from within iTunes.

  • rbnjnssn Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Do you guys also have the issue when there is no sound output? With my brand new rMBP I get a slight crackle from the left hand speaker even when it's on mute. It makes a sound like a small spark as one of you described it before.


    I tried turning off automatic graphics switching and I haven't heard it yet, but I can't say for sure that it's gone since it only happens once or twice a day. I can only confirm that this 'solution' eats battery life. It's not the end of the world, but I expect better from an expensive machine like this.

  • jessfromhorsens Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have the same problem with an external apogee duet II sound card - so it cant be the internal soundcard

    Think it is a software issue - Shape up apple!!

  • marckiller2n Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I go to an Apple Store tomorrow at 10 a.m. I will sat you inform  For me, the problem is same in Windows than OSX 10.8.4. Often, it happen when I listen a web radio and use an other app in same time (like a vine video on facebook, a you tube video, iTune). But, the problem is also there when there no sounds, like at the start of Windows.   Yesterday, it happen when I set up the volume. The « dong » sounds have been glitch

  • rbnjnssn Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I can now confirm that turning off 'Automatic graphic switching' makes the crackling sound disappear. However, now my rMBP constantly runs on the Nvidia graphics card and that drains the battery very quickly.


    I'm not happy with this solution, but at least that annoying sound is gone. If anyone has a better solution I'd appreciate it very much.

  • Cyan007 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Was there anything special you need to do after you turned it off or once you turned it off you noticed the difference instantly?


    I tried that before and wasn't able to notice a difference.

  • rbnjnssn Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    No, I just turned it off. I didn't even restart the computer. It wasn't crackling at the exact moment that I turned off the setting, because the sound came and went. There was no telling when it was gonna appear next. Yet, I took a few days in order to validate wether the sound really didn't return. So far I haven't heard it anymore *fingers crossed*.


    The sound seemed to appear only when the computer was working with the Intel HD graphics 4000 card. In your case I would give it another try. If it doesn't work yours is definitely a different problem from the one I have. That wouldn't make it easier at all...

  • marckiller2n Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Finally, I can't help you with this. Apple change my computer by a new one.

  • RedApples7 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Well I have the all the Issues as above Baterry Screen Sound my Iphone sounds Louder and theres no equalizer to speak of! they need to fix this when I took it in to them they said its Fine and wanted to compare it to a 13 inch macbook I said now why would you want to that this was fine and now for no reason looks worse than the one i just replaced! they wouldnt hear a word of it! Im Not sure how long we have to return this thing do You Ive had it about 6 months! they still havent fixed the sound Pic okay and battery sound like my iphone which has no speaker of this magnitude and ols 13 inch has better sound!

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