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Bad sound chip?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Fyreflye, Aug 14, 2012.

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  1. Fyreflye

    Fyreflye Thread Starter

    Aug 14, 2012
    These problems started a couple of weeks ago, and are only getting worse. Here's what's up; On the front panel of my PC, I have a VU meter that is now making a rhythmic ticking sound and twitching. When the computer speakers are on, they emit a ticking sound as well, in rhythm with the meter. The sound from the speakers was stuttering, but is now also static-filled. It seems that the front audio jack is not functioning either, and is constantly giving me an 'unplugged' error message.

    I am still able to connect a headset to the rear USB, and get sound that way, but I'd like to have my audio set up and speakers functioning properly! What's the next step, what else should i be doing? Could a sound chip be making all these issues?

    What I have tried:
    Gave the inside of my PC a good cleaning and dusting, reconnected my speakers.
    Set up a different set of speakers, no improvement.
    Updated drivers for Realtek Audio.
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