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Interesting Issue

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Elec_Jester, Apr 29, 2008.

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  1. Elec_Jester

    Elec_Jester Thread Starter

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    Hello all,

    I have returned yet again with another interesting issue.

    The Problem:

    A humming mic ...

    a) this only happens when the mic is enabled
    b) this sound will go away if I touch any metal part of my case

    Yes, I have figured it is a grounding issue, but I am unsure of exactly WHAT is causing this issue, since before I rebuilt my machine ... I did not have this problem.

    I have both onboard sound and a proper soundcard (although I have onboard disabled).

    I have tried both cards, as well as multiple headsets (although I have yet to try a USB one).

    I have the mic in "playback" muted and the one in "recording" enabled.

    I have tinkered with every setting I know to adjust to figure out the issue, but as I can touch the case and magically make the humming go away, I am convinced it's hardware specific.

    I have tried reseating the motherboard, the cards, etc ... still doing it.

    So, I have 1 of two options:

    a) I find a way to ground my case, so I don't have to constantly be holding onto it so that I can use my mic

    b) figure out exactly what the grounding issue is and fix it.

    Ideas? Suggestions? Answers?

    Thanks in advance,

    Ej.
     
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    Elec_Jester Thread Starter

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