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Sound problems O.k. I have some static coming from my speakers but it will not play a cd or any sound. I can only hear a small static sound. This sound is constant it doesn't waver or produce any other sound even when I put in a cd.

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Re: sound problems

Happy Holidays amorr36
Well, I have those speakers sometime, and they has problems with static too, and inside board failure. Time to replace them.
I suggest a new pair of sound blasters, or any other brand!
happy time

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Re: sound problems

Are you sure you have plugged in the speakers properly? maybe u inserted the cable in the wrong port or u just didnt insert the cable property. A loose connection can cause static and obviously it wont play anything. Please check.

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Static sound builds up in the sub pops, then no sound comes from it. The sound comes back once I reconnect the power source and fiddle with the power plug. The problem then repeats.

Look for a wire strand or solder splash on any circuit boards or connections that might be 'almost' shorting out anything. Next, if there are any metal screws with very pointy tips (like sheet metal screws) that might be just a smidge too long and clip the very tip off so that it can't possibly short a frame to a component.

The idea is to find any reason why electricity might be bleeding over into another area of a circuit board that uses capacitors where a charge could build up causing the symptom you are describing.

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Static coming from speakers

Not much information here but I will try my best, could be a problem with the cable your using between the speakers and the mp3 player, you could have a dry joint, if it's like a "hum" sound your getting it's a bad ground, without the mp3 playing plugged in tap the end of the stereo minijack cable with the speakers turned up? hear the 50hz buzz - if the interference sounds the same it's most likely a bad cable or bad connector on the speakers. I would need to either hear the interference to determine what fault it is or if you can describe it better i.e. what it sounds like.

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My woofer and speaker make a lot of static and one speaker does't have any sound, it seems that when I move the blue connection the one from the speaker to the woofer the woofer gets louder and so does...

the speakers plug/outlet is usually at the back of the computer you will have to open up the computer to check the lead attached to the rear of the input plug make sure the connection is good
be sure to wear an anti static earth strap before touching anything inside your computer
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The humming sound from the speakers. how do u get rid of it?

i have the same probles woth my atp3 , connected to an airport express , and even to teh laptop itself. seems like it comes from static electricity around or within the speakers. try to change the location but i doubt if it will help alot.
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Static noise coming out of speakers

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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The static is probably coming from the computer sound card itself. Turn the volume down on the computer mixer it should limit the static you are hearing.

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No sound out of speaker(the one with the volume control on it

I'm taking it that from what you're saying, the other speaker is working perfectly.

here are a few things you could try, if this is the case. You've probably attempted most of them, but it doesn't hurt to cover all your bases.

Turn both your speakers, and windows Volume Control up full blast. (while you're within the Volume Control window, it wouldn't hurt to check to see if the balance is off there, as well). Put your ear to the speaker, and listen hard- do you hear any faint hissing or crackling sound, like static?

If you do, then the speakers are working perfectly on their end. The hissing sound would be power going through them. this can only mean that there is :

a) a problem with the connection to the computer - fiddle around with the cable connecting it, twist it slightly in the socket and look for and *gently* bend any creases you may find back into their proper places, while playing a song. if at any point you hear the other speaker come on, you have your culprit. Also, try plugging a headset or spare set in if you have any, to eliminate the possibility it's a bad jack with the soundcard. if you hear both speakers on your headphones playing, it's NOT the card.

b)a problem with the software you're using to play sounds. again, open up Windows Volume Control, and check the speaker balance there. if the problem occurs only with certain programs, like Winamp or Windows Media Player, open up those programs and check the balance there.

If you, on the other hand, DON'T hear any sound coming
from the speaker in question, or if what happened above doesn't work, it could be a problem with the cable connecting the two speakers together. Play with the audio cable connecting to both of them for a bit, see if you can get them working by repositioning it, again while playing test music.

If the above solutions don't help, you could be looking at a blown speaker, and they may need to be replaced. if you do so, i'd recommend any one of the 2.1 (two speakers and a subwoofer) systems that Logitech sells. they are extremely simple to set up, and have excellent sound for a good price.

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Static noise

Check for the Third earth wire of your computer else check for the motherboard taking earth for the cabinet.


Good luck

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