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Static noise coming out of speakers

I have a loud static noise coming out of my computer speakers. I know its not the speakers themselves. I plugged in head phones and the noise is still there. When I play music the static drowns out the music and the song sounds horrible in the background. What is this? Sound card?

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  • chad_houston Jan 01, 2009

    It is a desktop. It only does this every once and a while. Last time it did it , I banged on the side of the tower and it stopped. Doing it again though and banging is not helping. Yeah I know banging is not a technical fix lol but I always try it first!

  • jlvshorses Feb 19, 2009

    I have the same problem but I don't have a laptop. It's a desktop and the static changes when the computer does tasks, etc. The static is very loud and high pitched when it is initially started. This seems to prevent the monitor from capturing a signal and I must manually restart several times. The manual restarts are harming my system as sometimes things get lost or don't load properly. Someone told me to get a big magnet and try to **** out the static? Might that work?


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What sort of computer do you have? Is it a laptop or desktop? Many laptops have this problem and it is quite widespread in laptops. The crackling or humming noise could be a result of interference from the mains power signal.

If it's a laptop, try running it on battery alone (take out the mains power cord). My laptop has this kind of noise in speakers when running on mains electrical supply, but it goes away like magic when I run it on battery.

A more long-term solution is to buy a 'Ground Loop Isolator' and insert it between your computer and the speakers/earphones. They are quite cheap and you could get it for under £10. It removes all static noise and you'll hear crystal clear sound.

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I found this post looking for an answer - I had tried disconnecting everything possible, closing windows, restarting etc...but hitting my laptop worked!!!

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