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Quiet Noisey feedback out of speakers

So, I have the Dell Inspiron 1521 laptop.
Bare with me this is hard to explain.

When I put my ear close to the speakers I hear this really annoying sound...I can hear it better when I put headphones on and with them plugged in.
You see this wouldn't bother as much...however, when I try to record something I get this noise along with what I record.

So for instance, I press record (on recording software) and without even making a noise....this annoying feedback is already making noise and when I stop the recording and play back what I recorded (which is essentially nothng) all I can hear is this noise. Also, when I being to actually record myself speaking and then play back what I recorded all that can be heard in the background is this noise.

Also, why is my microphone only recording myself in only in the left speaker? I don't understand this and why can I not figure out a way to change it so I can be recorder in both speakers.
I can hear from both speakers otherwise.

It's be greatly appreciated if you could answer me.
Thank you for your time.

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  • Whoooooo Dec 27, 2008

    But, the speakers are built into the computer.
    Also, I cannot find the instructions because this laptop was given to me by someone to use.

    And would this also solve the issue of why the microphone is recording only in one speaker?

  • Whoooooo Dec 27, 2008

    I think I found it, but I am just overwhelmed....there's alot of informtaion and I am not sure where to find what I specifically need.

  • Whoooooo Dec 27, 2008

    Sadly my service tag has expired. (need service tag to chat with them)

    This is getting to be alittle frustrating. :D

    And the only other opption is to give them money.

    It seems to be such a simple problem why am I going through all this? :P oh my

  • Whoooooo Dec 27, 2008

    okay so now I just took apart my laptop and put it together.
    of course I had no idea what I was ws a stupid thing for me to do on my part.....

    There appeared to be nothing wrong....but now as I write here with my headphones in the sound never stops...and more weird noises are heard even.

    It's so annoying....if it wasn't redorded I woulnd't have a problem with it....but dammit....this sucks.....I think i just need a new laptop I guess....I've done all I can do.

    Just a crappily made computer I guess.

  • pinkiex10x Mar 10, 2009

    hi i have a dell inspiron 1521 with windows vista. I have so many issues with it.. for instance if im in the middle of doing something it will randomly shut down and then a blue screen with white writing at its only up for about 5 seconds..then my computer shuts down. It does this very frequently. Probably about 5 times an hour. Iits very annoying and frstrating. Anyone know whats wrong with my computer? please help me out.


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The speakers are not hooked up correctly. I don't know if you still have the instructions but it is a hardware problem and not software. Try to figure out how to hook them up correctly.

Posted on Dec 27, 2008

  • Randall  Trahan
    Randall Trahan Dec 27, 2008

    What I have done in the past is to go to the Dell website. Click on Support. Then do a serch on "Dell Inspiron 121 manuals". It will ask you for you model number or service tag which is suppose to be on the underside of the laptop. Dell is pretty good about keeping manuals and then you can download it, it's free. Let me know if you have any problems. I'll find the correct website and attach it to the comments.

  • Randall  Trahan
    Randall Trahan Dec 27, 2008

    Just try to find anything that talks about sound, speakers and anything related....there is also a chat line on the Dell website and you can talk directly to a Dell support member if you think that would be better. It's free.


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