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Old 09-24-2012, 01:39 PM   #1
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Crackling noise


In the past couple of days my speakers started crackling randomly. "No problem" I thought, "I'll just plug in headphones." To my surprise, the same crackling effect was happening with my headphones. I've tried new speakers and different head phones, with no improvement. Is there something wrong with my sound card? How can this be fixed?
 
Old 09-24-2012, 04:55 PM   #2
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My first guess would be to check the mixer settings. There could be an unused input that is enabled and for some reason is experiencing EMI. Try disabling inputs or change the gain control and hopefully the crackling will go away.

There could also be a common component in the output section that could be starting to fail. Not much can be done about a failing component. Replacement is usually the cheapest solution.
 
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My first guess would be to check the mixer settings. There could be an unused input that is enabled and for some reason is experiencing EMI. Try disabling inputs or change the gain control and hopefully the crackling will go away.

There could also be a common component in the output section that could be starting to fail. Not much can be done about a failing component. Replacement is usually the cheapest solution.


As I was searching for inputs, I decided to see if anything was different and I saw that the 'PulseAudio' "Volume Meter" was always TOO THE MAXX, i tried to reset the Interal Audio Analog Stereo, and 'sometimes' it plays the music/video just right, then other times (mostly) it goes right back to the crackling
 
Old 09-25-2012, 01:43 AM   #4
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open up the desktop box( fallow all normal warnings)

unplug the sound card
dust it and the mobo off & the connector
plug it back in
close the box
try again
 
  


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