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Speakers crackling

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Lincoln-Imp, Sep 26, 2003.

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  1. Lincoln-Imp

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    I recently inastalled xp pro and now when i just listened to some music and i realised my speakers are crackling, is there any way i can fix this? they werent like this when i had ME. I have Creative AudioPCI (ES1371,ES1373)
     
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    unfortunately they havnt worked:( do you know anything else that i could try
     
  4. GwizJoe

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    Do they "crackle" all the time? During replay of all sound formats?

    I would be inclined to diconnect the speakers and pull the sound card out,remove any trace of them in the system(Device Manager),and re-install the whole thing.
    One poor connection can cause poor sound...
     
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    When i try windows start up sounds they play fine
     
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    Related problem (I didn't want to start a new thread, as there seem to be a lot of them on this topic:

    Okay, I have a (don't laugh :mad: ) Dell Inspiron 5000 that, until a couple of days ago, was doing wonderfully (I don't know the make of the speakers they put in these things). Anyway, mine are crackling even when I have all sound muted. I try to play audio, and the sound breaks up every time the speakers decide to crackle; it's like waiting for a cow to cross the tracks. I have absolutely no idea what is causing this, as I haven't installed any new software in... *looks at log* ...a long time. It's in totally random spurts, and sounds almost reminiscent of a crab cautiously trailing through the sand. My first thought was that I needed a new driver for my soundcard, but seeing as how I can disable the damn thing and still get crackling, I'm inclined to think it's a hardware issue. What is my freaking problem?
     
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    So this happened out of the blue? It may be the hardware has failed. Is it coming from both speakers? Have you tried external speakers or headphones?
     
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    Can you provide more info about your computer? Is it a Compaq or Dell or another brand and if so what is its model number.

    Have you tried the drivers from Creative? http://us.creative.com/support/downloads/download.asp

    And where does this crackling happen? In a media player? If so try a different one like Winamp(free) or Windows Media Player. It may also just be a setting in the player. Check the player and see what setings they offer for audio. You can also go to to Start - RUN - type DXDIAG. There should be a Sound tab where you can adjust the Acceleration. Try turning this down and see and then try playing the audio.
     
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    As a matter of fact, I did that, and it worked beautifully, which renders the conclusion that it is, in fact, the speakers. Damn. :( What's odd is that when it does occur, it seems to correspond to the movement of my finger on the touchpad, or the movement of the entire computer.

    I find that's the tricky thing about laptops--I can't tell. It seems to be coming primarily from the left, but inspection also provides noise on the right, though I can't be certain my ears aren't tricking me, as there is not much space between the two.
     
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