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Problem with speakers

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  1. coachdan32

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    I am having a problem with my speakers. They worked fine and then one day I turned them on and they had a loud feedback sound. They have been doing it ever since. I don't know whether it is a software problem or hardware problem (or possibly they just went bad). Can someone give me some things to try?
     
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    Sounds (pun intended) as though the microphone might be on and too close (or volume too loud) to the speaker.
     
  3. coachdan32

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    I muted the mic and it still persists. Iy's more of a real loud buzz.
     
  4. winbob

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    Does it sound like a 60 cycle AC Hummmm?
     
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    It is real loud, even when the volume is down low - seems to be amplified beyond the level chosen.
     
  6. kiwiguy

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    Sounds like an internal electronic failure/problem in the amplifier section of the speakers. if it is not affected by the volume control on the speakers themselves, otherwise (if only the PC volume control is available) it could be the lead PC to speakers.
     
  7. winbob

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    Don't know why I didn't think to ask this sooner :eek: , but what happens if you plug in Headphones in place of the speakers???
     
  8. coachdan32

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    I will try it this weekend and see.
     
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    I tried another set of speakers and got nothing. When plugging into the "audio out" jack there was a lot of popping/cracking as if it may be shorting out. Should I replace the card?
     
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    You said, "When plugging into the "audio out" jack there was a lot of popping/cracking as if it may be shorting out."

    If this occurred WHEN the plug was going in or out, the popping/cracking is normal static and is worse as the volume level is higher. It's caused by the momemtary connection of the "Parts" of the plug as it passes thru the socket.
     
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    Ooooopps, missed a piece.

    As far as replacing the card. You may have to do that, but before I would, I'd try the card in another PC to make sure it was the problem.
     
  12. coachdan32

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    I just thought of an important piece of the puzzle I missed. I am also not able to get sound through the internal speaker of the computer without the speakers.
     
  13. winbob

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    Coach,

    I really do not understand your last statement? :confused:
     
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    I meant that I can't hear any sound through the computers internal speaker either. If you do not have a set of speakers hooked up, you can usually still get some sound from the computers internal speaker.
     
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    Yes, some SYSTEM sounds, but not general audio from applications. So, where are we now....I'm kinda lost in the back and forths.

    Have you tried the card in another PC to see if it works?
     
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