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Loud, Constant Static noise coming out of headphones

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by tim09345, Dec 28, 2006.

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  1. tim09345

    tim09345 Thread Starter

    Dec 28, 2006
    I recently got new headphones (Bose QuietComfort3) and they work fine with an ipod and one of my computers. However, with my other computer, I get a loud, constant static noise coming out of them. The noise starts around half-way through booting up Windows and doesn't stop until the computer shuts off. My old headphones work fine with the computer (they are very cheap headphones though) and my speakers work fine. These new headphones also play sounds fine, but the static sound drowns everything out. My soundcard is a SoundBlaster Live! 24-bit.

    Things I've tried:
    1. Updating the soundcard drivers.
    2. Disabling the soundcard.
    3. Making sure there were no loose connections in my case.
    4. Cleaned out my case.

    Thanks for any help.
  2. schusterjo


    Nov 11, 2006
    Bad headphones
    poorly grounded motherboard.
    Wall outlet poorly grounded.
  3. deskicio


    Jan 4, 2007

    i have your same sound card and had the same problem.

    Probably muting your "line in" from the volume control panel should fix the problem.

    Good Luck
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