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How do I get rid of Static on my gateway (music)?

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  • jolawman1 Jan 08, 2009

    My computer is a Gateway Notebook MX8523 and I use wondows media player to play my music. The files are MP3. This problem just started. When I play music the is static it sounds like the laptop speakers may be blown. This laptop is 3 years old but up until this time I never heard any static when I played music. If the laptop spekers are blown would this be a costly repair.

  • Thomas F. Schneider May 11, 2010

    Plug in a set of headphones to see if they have static also. This 
    will narrow it down to the speakers or something else. Tell us the results. Speakers are inexpensive. Labor is not.

  • Curtis Tuendemann May 11, 2010

    May I ask;



    The model of your Laptop

    What Program you use to play music?

    What format the sound files are?

    When you noticed this issue?

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Try hooking it up to an external Speaker. If this works then you will be better off getting a new laptop. If it dosn't work then you need to re-install the driver for your speakers

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