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Dell 32" tv speakers making popping sound

It started when changing channels, there would be a short pause in sound then a loud pop, now it just makes a constant popping sound, i tried using different speakers and using the dvd player, and got the same result.

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  • b4petersen Jan 26, 2009

    I have the same problem as well on my 32" dell.the right speaker went out about a year ago, and the left one went out days ago. the monitor works fine but is useless with out sound.

  • nbody Feb 10, 2009

    Same thing. It was the left speaker about a year ago, but it would come in and out. It started with crackling, so I just unhooked it and went with the right speaker for a while. Hooked it back up every now and then to check it out and it did finally work again. Then the right one started crackling a few days ago, so I unhooked it, then the left one started with the popping. Now both of them have basically crapped out, as of late last night. Watching tv with the CC on is not quite as interesting. I'm wondering how much new speakers generally sell for. The tv is almost 2 years old and works fantastic otherwise.

  • gumby9 May 11, 2010

    The sound goes out on these TV's after about 2 years. Dell is aware of the issue. They are working hard to ignore it. They no longer sell/support (Dell)TV's. They will offer to remedy the problem by selling you another (repaired?)TV for only 20% more than the price of a new one. I have called several times and sent several emails to customer (non)service. I sent an email to MD and finally got a response ( a flunkie sent a link to a repair place, they would not touch it). I think maybe it's time MD should get another email, or 2 or 3 or ?...


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SOURCE: Dell no sound

I got this solution from an apprentice on the site, try it out.

Posted on May 08, 2008

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SOURCE: dell 32' lcd

I tried this and went from no sound to a popping noise that does not adjust with the volume switch. It is either on or off.

Is there anywhere we can a replacement for this???

Posted on Aug 25, 2008

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the problem is the audio amp board has been fried. It needs to be replaced. This will restore the actual sound transfer to and from the speakers.

Posted on Feb 08, 2009

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SOURCE: I have the same problem with my 3 year old Dell 32 inch Tv

The audio amplifier board has a number of components covered with a tough brown waxy, rubbery potting compound. Very careful and tedious removal of this compound exposed many corroded component solder joints. The problem created by this potting technique is apparently a common problem with this sound board. In my case cleaning the corrosion of the circuit board proved to correct the sound failure problem. (Not for the faint of heart).

Posted on Jul 13, 2009

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SOURCE: I have a Dell TV 32 In.LCD W3201\r\

I had the same problem with my dell tv. It's the exact same one you have. It kept making noise at first, and then the sound just went out. I changed the speaker wires to a slightly stronger, thicker wire and now it works great!! I hope this works for you.

Posted on Dec 16, 2009

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