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Headphone problem

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  1. Ovie

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    When I plug my headphones into my computer into the green socket at the front, I get a really frustrating crackling noise, the noise is there when there is actually no sound being played. This didn't happen at first, but now it does, and I don't recall changing anything...can someone help out?
     
  2. Kablooie

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    It sounds to me like your headphone cable has a broken plug! Try different headphones, or connect some speakers to the green socket... Does it still crackle?
     
  3. guidzilla

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    It could also be on the motherboard itself, i had that problem on my last board. Try rotating the plug while it is connected, also try and clean out the connection on the board with forced air.
     
  4. Ovie

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    It is definitely not my headphones, because the same happens with all headphones that I've tried.
     
  5. Ovie

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    Any further ideas on this?
     
  6. acameron

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    sounds like the jack is dirty / corroded or has a bad connection to the MB. You can try cleaning out the jack. Use a little bit of contact cleaner on a thin cloth and wrap it around something a little thinner than the headphone plug and clean out the port. Don't spray the cleaner directly into the port, just a little on a thin rag will do.
     
  7. Ovie

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    No luck :(
     
  8. acameron

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    How is the sound from your regular speakers? Have you tried the headphones plugged into the jack on the back of the computer? Sounds like the jack went bad or has a bad connection to the MB. Is there a headphone out jack on your speakers? if so you can just use that instead of the front port......
     
  9. Ovie

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    Yep, I just did that this morning, headphones at the back, and speakers at the front, it works perfectly fine.........although it looks a bit silly, and I'm a bit of a perfectionist :p

    But why is it that it doesn't work then?
     
  10. acameron

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    Well, I am not sure, I would say the plug on your headphones is bad but you said that you have tried several pairs, all with the same results.
     
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