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Resetting seems to have helped, however now that its been pointed out to me, I am noticing more bass response to the right side. Slightly annoying now that I notice it. Still, the sound is pretty good for a laptop...
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Just an FYI for some of you with imbalanced speakers on your older MacBook Pro, when using iChat, the sound ONLY comes out of the right and it's normal.

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My macbook white late 2009 model has this problem as well. Hasn't Apple fix it yet?

Could the Macbook White owners care to verify this issue? Thanks.
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Anyone?
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None of the Macbook white users having this issue?
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Yes my white macbook has the problem with the speakers a late 2007 model
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Yes my white macbook has the problem with the speakers a late 2007 model
Apple has recently released a patch that fixes the sound imbalance for MBP. What about Macbook White?
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Apple has recently released a patch that fixes the sound imbalance for MBP. What about Macbook White?
And this patch would be found where?
This is all I could find http://support.apple.com/kb/TS3336
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My White MB is doing ok here ..... Looking forward to to my new MBP arriving in 2 weeks
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Which one did you end up going for Tattster?
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PM to you but getting the 13" low end MBP ...... Cant really justify the extra $700 for the 15's as much as would like one. I dont do music like you and not much video either so 13" will suit me too a tee
Oh and the iPhone 4 when they arrive and by then should have fixed the low Bar count people keep going on about

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If you adjust your speaker balance to the left, can you hear anything from the right speaker?

Which Macbook White are you using?
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Rocc, where do you find the Audio/Midi Setup?

My speaker imbalance is skewed to the LEFT (I know, weird) -- at first it only played from the left speaker, then I used the balance slider in Sound preferences and the right started playing, but in a compressed, mono tone. So even though both speakers are now working, the sound still leans left. I can't even listen to my music it's so irritating!

Would like to try switching outputs as you did to see if this is indeed a software issue...might be worth re-installing the driver either way though, ya?

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Hey folks:

I too have noticed the Right Side Imbalance of the sound, when you put the balance all the way to right it completlely blocks out the left channel/speaker which it should. But when you put the balance all the way to the left, you can still hear sound coming out of the right channel/speaker.

I went into the Audio/Midi Setup section, and decided to experiment. I reversed the Audio Channels, making left/right and right/left. Curiously, the sound changed where the majority of the sound was now coming from the Left Speaker.

I wonder if is could be a driver problem? Because using the software I was able to reverse it.

Has anyone else tried this?

Rocc
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I noticed this imperfection too - sound biased towards the RH speaker. Initially disappointed, I found this thread, and now am re-assured that it is not a fault with my own MacBook, although Apple should have done better. Am generally very pleased with the MacBook, if this is the only fault, I guess I will live with it.

Sound balance works perfectly through headphones or external speakers. My 2 cents.
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same thing here. somehow i just noticed it after almost a year with this MBP. unfortunate design. or implementation of audio.
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