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Why are my speakers buzzing?

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by Bramish, Nov 28, 2009.

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  1. Bramish

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    A few days ago I noticed a low buzz and tracked it down to my desktop speakers (Creative 245). It's not there all the time, and it never used to happen, and none of my setup has changed. It's almost inaudible, as in if I'm playing any sound from my comp it drowns out the buzzing, but I know it's there and consequently it's all I can focus on. So annoying. Any ideas?
     
  2. stantley

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    You could try plugging your surge protector into a different outlet. Switch the plugs for the speakers and PC in different combinations.

    Make sure there are no power lines running next to the speaker wires.
     
  3. DKTaber

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    Also make sure the green plug into your computer is all the way in, and likewise, the connection plug in your primary speaker. I have gotten humming/buzzing whenever they're loose.
     
  4. Bramish

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    Tried that - still buzzing :(
     
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    Do the speakers have an amplifier? A volume control? Have you tried turning down the volume in Windows and turning up the speaker volume instead?
     
  6. DKTaber

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    Well, the amplifier in the speaker with the controls may have gone 'south'. Just had that happen to the speakers on a VERY old (1999 Pentium II) computer belonging to an elderly couple. Went thru the same things you have, and nothing worked, so I told them to buy new speakers. They can be had for very few $$ unless you go nuts with subwoofers, 5-channels, etc.
     
  7. Bramish

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    These are only 6 months old :(
     
  8. DKTaber

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    They can be 6 days old when the amp fails. You have to remember that this stuff is made in China (most likely). If they have a 1-yr. warranty, you should be able to get new ones or get those repaired for nada.

    Before you do that, however, I had another thought. Do you have access to another computer, either in your home or at a friends? If so, you should try plugging your speakers into that computer to see if they do the same thing. If they do, it's the speakers; if they work fine, something is wrong with your wiring or with your sound card or onboard sound.
     
  9. Bramish

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    Good idea. Should have thought of that :)
     
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