I just got a refurb Macbook Pro (14,1) and I’m getting a single crackle sound coming from the right speaker every so often. I looked up online but the only references I could find were of a “pop”. I looked at some videos and that’s definitely not the sound I’m hearing. It doesn’t seem to matter what I’m doing or when I’m doing it. It happens when I’m playing audio or when I have the speakers muted and am not doing anything at all. It seems totally random. It’s not very loud but it’s loud enough that it’s noticeable. It happens probably only once every 15-20 minutes.
So I was just wondering if this is anything to be concerned about. I don’t trust any of the Mac repair shops anywhere near me and getting to an Apple store is a big ask so I’d rather not do so unless I have to. I’d also rather avoid talking to Apple support until I need to due to anxiety issues and dealing with people over the phone (I know it’s weird but it’s not like severe anxiety makes any logical sense anyway).
Could it just be random static or something? Does it necessarily indicate a problem or is it pretty normal for a laptop?