Sometimes we come across software bugs that can cause the software to crash, cause the operating system to reboot, but it isn’t very often that we run into software bugs that can cause permanent and physical damage to a computer’s hardware components. Unfortunately for some MacBook Pro users, that’s what happened to them.
In a series of posts made on the Adobe Premiere CC forum (via 9to5Mac), it seems that a bug in the software is causing permanent damage to MacBook Pro speakers by blowing them out. One user writes, “I have a new 2 month old 15″ MBP. I Was working on a project, macbook volume was about on half, when suddenly an audio bug occurred with really loud screatching noise and not letting me pause it. After it stopped, the speakers were really quiet, and after the next restart they’re clearly blown.”
This is echoed by other users who are also reporting that bug caused their laptops to emit this loud screeching distorted sound, which seems to have blown out the speakers and caused permanent damage to them. According to one Adobe rep, they suggested that users should ensure their microphones are off when using tools like audio enhancement. This seems to hint that the cause for the loud noise could be due to a feedback loop.
It is unclear as to what Adobe plans to do about this and whether or not they will be financially compensating users to get their laptop speakers fixed.