1. Computer problem? Tech Support Guy is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations. Click here to join today! If you're new to Tech Support Guy, we highly recommend that you visit our Guide for New Members.

Hard Drive Interference over Speakers and Headphones

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by ZenDog, Jul 28, 2013.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. ZenDog

    ZenDog Thread Starter

    Jul 28, 2013
    I was about to post this as a problem, then I found the resolution.

    [Windows 7]

    If I go into my sound properties via the taskbar.
    (right click on the speaker in the bottom right corner and select Playback Devices)
    Select your speakers/headphone and click Properties.
    Then select the Levels tab
    Now click the little headphone icon against the two entries associated with your microphone, to mute it. I.e. for me, Rear Pink in and Front pink in.

    Voila, no more clicking on my headphones.

    I think it's something to do with interference between the two ports (microhone and headphone) being so close to each other.
    BTW you can still monitor/hear your own voice if you wish simply select Listen to Device in the Recording Devices properties.

  2. valis

    valis Moderator

    Sep 24, 2004
    what was the original issue? Never heard of a HD causing interference over audio.....
As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 733,556 other people just like you!

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Short URL to this thread: https://techguy.org/1104752

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice