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Crackling sound on my PC speakers...

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by JackofHearts, Aug 14, 2003.

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  1. JackofHearts

    JackofHearts Thread Starter

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    I get a Crackling sound when listening to music on my PC, through my Speakers. Anyone know how I can fix it? I think its a problem with the speakers not the computer.

    Thanks.
     
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  3. ~Candy~

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    Can you test different speakers?
     
  4. JackofHearts

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    Yes I tried with some other speakers and didn't hear the crackling, but I need to use these speakers. Is there anyway I can fix the speakers? Anyone know whats wrong with them?
    Also when playing music, not neccesarily from a CD but from mp3 files too, It skips alot.

    Please help. THanks.
     
  5. stod73

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    Probably the connector. Cut it off and get a new one or try different speakers.
     
  6. ~Candy~

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    Why do you need to use those speakers?
     
  7. mobo

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    Same thing happened to me and what I did was clean the connectors inside the speakers and the pins with alcohol and it worked fine.

    PS....don't use Jack Daniels cause its for drinkin not cleanin:D
     
  8. JackofHearts

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    your not gonna belive this but i downloaded realplayer instead of windows media player which i was using to play audio stuff, and it seems to have solved the problem, interestingly. thanks for all your help. :)
     
  9. JackofHearts

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    Actually not solved.... lol

    The crackling is still there just less noticeable. Motherboard could you tell me what do I clean when I open the speakers up? What will the dirt look like etc?
    I don't want to damage the inside of the speakers.
    Thanks.

    -JOH
     
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    On my altec lansing speakers there are rca type jacks to and from on the back of each speaker which I cleaned with alcohol and q tips. Opening the speakers isn't a real dangerous venture as long as you don't pull too hard when separating the pieces. Be sure to remove the screws all the way then clean any contacts and verify that any bare wires are not touching other parts.

    If this doesn't work for you then I would suggest new drivers.
     
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    Since other speaks work fine, I don't think it's the drivers.


     
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