OK so at my house my parents make me use headphones. Whenever I get off I have to switch it to speakers so my rents can listen to their old music. One day during the switch i got a painful static shock while pulling out the headphones. Now I cant get sound from either the speakers or the monitor. The only sound I have noticed is a continuous beep on the very edge of hearing... any ideas?
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Re: Static shock possibly fry my soundcard?
Static shock can fry your sound card from electro static discharge and it can also fry other PC components try another set of headphones in the pack of the PC. Or another pair of speakers rather than using your monitor and see what happens.
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The mics are of two types: electrostatic(cheap and modern) and old-stiled "dynamic". Old souncards were automatically switching to the mics type. Modern soundcards have to be switched manually. In "sound properties" you first must check in that mic is turned on, mic volume in max and in all menues avd buttons find something like "mic amplifier boost"and turn it on. It's only non-standart mic tuning option in standart systems. All other problems in defects. Soundcards can be verifyed by so: (with maximal speaker and mic volume) many times plug in and plug out any reacheable mics and headphones to the mic connection nest (hole), and listen(or recording) resulting scratches. If scratches or other related sounds are abscend(only noise), soundcard is bad. The mic problem may be in "jack left-right interconnection". This useful thing may hang some improper cards. Also that cards often cannot work with dynamic type. And they very sensitive to a manufacturer, and model of mic. Problem may be also in configuring multimode speaker nests in 5_1(7.1) cards like REALTEC - the mic nest may be switched to the speaker output mode. Open Realtec's control center(in control panel or quicklaunch icon) and check in mic nest to "mic mode" or switch mode from 5.1 to stereo speakers.
Make sure you are plugged into the small green 3.5mm jack. if there is no sound whatsoever, then it is a failed amplifier. if there is staticky sound then you likely have a failed 3.5mm jack. Try plugging the speakers into a headphone port (if available) or disable to on-board sound device, puchase an add-in 3d soundcard and circumvent the issue.
sounds like a static electricity problem... this can be due to poor grounding... plugging everything into an extension with a fuse can help, but the static still builds up... i've had the same problem in the flat i'm in as the electric installation, while safe and functioning, isn't the most modern, and there is no general grounding on the house itself (not unusual where i live, i'm in spain and the houses are all stone).
there is something really simple that you can try... i was told to do this by an electrician as i was getting small shocks from the metal parts on my computers and any metal on wire adapters that were plugged into it. here's what you do...
unplug whatever extension you have your computer and the rest of the bits from the wall socket (or anything you have directly plugged into the wall) and plug it back in reversing the prongs from their original position. i don't know if this will work for you, but it worked like a charm for me! i haven't had a shock since!
if this doesn't solve your problem, i do hope you find a permanent solution, static electricity can damage your hard drive and many of the electronic components on your motherboard and device cards.
The sounds(beeps) that you hear are coming from something else inside the computer, and not your main sound card. If your sound doesnt work, even with the correct drivers, then your sound card may be broken.
No, the headphone output is designed for 2 speaker output. Just recently I had a customer who had no sound coming from the desktop speakers yet the headphones worked just fine. I believe that your model has a sound circuit integrated into the motherboard. It may have a “plastic cap” covering the audio ports (next to the USB ports). If you remove the sound card and enable the integrated audio in the BIOS, you can check to see if the sound card is actually the problem. Your responses are intended to improve the level of service provided. Please show your appreciation by rating your experience. Thank You.
This could be a number of things. The first thing to do is make sure the speakers arent faulty, grab some headphones or whatnot from a discman or ipod and plug em in.
If your using a soundcard/ not onboard sound. Then you need to try all the outlets with the speaker connection. Ive come across a few that are mis labeled. Also if your using a soundcard, you need to install all the drivers for your specific soundcard, and disable your onboard sound.
For onboard sound basically check the volume controls, make sure none of the boxes are muted. Silly i know but it happens.
Most issues can be fixed in the sound and audio part of the control panel, make sure your soundcard or whatnot is the installed option for playback, etc.
turn your speakers up and moisten your finger. touch the jack plug that inserts into the pc, if you hear the speakers buzz/crackle then they are ok. If not I would try a new lead if possible, else speakers are u/s as if headphones work then speakers should as well as use the same output from the pc, just amplify it unlike headphones. You could also check in the cpanel to see if your speakers are set to speakers and not headphones but to be honest I cant see this stopping the speakers altogether.