Is my MacBook's Internal Speaker Blown?

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When I play a music or other sound and set the volume more than 3/4 of max volume, I hear disturbing rattle/cracking sound especially when playing music with great bass. Rattling sound most likely come from left side but when I drag left-right balance to full left or full right, Rattling sound gone. Someone can tell me what happen actually with my mac? Is it really blown or this is usual problem?

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Try using the balance control in the sound control panel to isolate what speaker is having problems. Don't forget you also have a third speaker! A subwoofer.

It's possible you have something loose which is vibrating. Have you had anything altered in your system? If you did I would review that area.

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I've already used balance contol. when I drag slider to full-left or full-right, rattling sound gone. Maybe the subwoofer has been blown, or maybe something loose after I bring my mac to the service center. I will find out


hey i am having the same problem. can you tell me how did you solve it ?


Did you try the sound balance control? Are you able to isolate out which speaker?


Hi! I found out my right speaker is busted. How do I fix this?


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My Mac book pro retina 2013 have a same problem how to fixed ?

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Sounds like you need a new speaker or two. Use the balance control to help you isolate out which is bad.


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