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unwanted radio interference

Discussion in 'Do It Yourself (Not Computer-Related)' started by lesthebest, Apr 1, 2009.

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  1. lesthebest

    lesthebest Thread Starter

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    Hi there - my laptop has recently started to emit a radio frequency and suddenly we hear voices coming out of nowhere ..I think it's AM frequency...it comes and goes..just a five second blast then silence,but it's definetly picking something up (which is a little annoying to say the least...)... does anyone know what's causing this and more importantly how to stop it??
     
  2. daniel_b2380

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    lesthebest,
    welcome to tech support guy,
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    are these voices telling you to send me money?
    listen to them, listen to them! send lots! :D :D
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    seriously now, give us a bit more info:
    - are you at all able to decipher what is being said?
    - does it occur on a regular basis?
    - just erratic times of the day?
    - does it seem to be doing anything to your computer when this occurs?
    - does it seem to just come from the speakers?
    - do any cb-ers or ham operators live real close?

    i used to play around with ham radio, had just finished building a new 'toy' and was trying it out at about 2 am or so one morning, scared the living bejesus out of my neighbor about a quarter mile away, his stereo was off but my voice was coming through his speakers, very loudly! :eek:
     
  3. lesthebest

    lesthebest Thread Starter

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    thanks for your email...it just happens ..no rhyme or reason...won't hear anything for an hour or so then all of a sudden you get a radio programe as clear as day ..generally some discussion ,it lasts for 5 seconds or so then all goes silent again...this can happen when the laptop is not being used,or in the middle of a powerpoint presentation..could it be the power cable ?
     
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