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When the speakers are plugged into my pc I hear thunder

Every so often with the speakers plugged into the PcI hear a thunder like crash

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  • Anonymous Jan 09, 2009

    Same problem - HP dual core processor, Windows VISTA. Random bursts of Thunder from the system speakers (located on the monitor). Does not sound like static - sounds like recorded thunder.

  • Anonymous Jan 15, 2009

    I have the same problem too. Not a speaker glitch, but actual sound of recorded thunder. Happens randomly. I think its a virus but Malware can't find it. Frustrating!!!!

  • elfweld Mar 29, 2009

    I heard the thunder too, then found this posting. I found in "settings" of the weather toolbar I ahd recently installed that the "sound alerts" could be clicked off. That will probably do it.


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I had the same problem too, and it was driving me crazy! Finally, I figured out it was my weather desktop notification thing...If you have one of those try fixing the settings so it doesnt make any sounds...hope it works for you!

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That is normal, but you better put the volume to minimum to avoid damage to the speaker and to your ear.
When you plug it in, the connectors are receiving sudden voltage increase, this is what you hear as thunder.

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