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Screeching noise My thinkpad x60 tablet has started to make a screeching noise a lot of times when I turn the sound up. I dual boot vista and ubuntu but the noise is only in vista and I do not hear it when I go into rescue and recovery either. It sounds like a feedback problem from the onboard mic because whenever I rub my finger against the mic I can hear it through the speakers and the screeching noise changes. I have tried turning the sound down on the mic all the way to zero, but I can still hear the screeching noise and I can still hear noise from the mic through the speakers. I tried disabling the mic, but it disabled my entire speaker system and everything and I had to reinstall soundMAX. After doing that I got my sound back but the mic also. Any help anyone could give me would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: screeching noise

Right click on the speaker icon in your taskbar, select Open Volume Control. If you do not see the Microphone control select options>properties and select it from the list of check boxes. Press OK. Check the mute box for your microphone.

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Re: screeching noise

Remember that you might also need to bring up the "advanced" menu, when you get into the controls. That will get you to the level from which you might be able to control things better.
Also, go into Device Manager and ensure that you have no conflicting devices enabled, which can make the screeching noises.

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Re: screeching noise

Thanks for the info KandoNYC. However, the instructions didn't stop the screeching on my Lenovo 3000 N200. In case anyone else still has issues after muting their microphone here's what worked for me...

open Start Menu ------- open Control Panel ------- open Hardware and Sound ------- open Realtek HD Audio Manager ------- click Microphone tab ------- click speaker icon to mute Playback Volume. more feedback noise!!

I'm sure there's a quicker way, but I'm not too computer savvy and this worked for me. Hope it helps someone.

When I muted only the recording volume, in my system tray, my laptop continued to screech. When I went into the Realtek HD Audio Manager and muted the playback volume it fixed the problem.

Posted on Jul 28, 2009

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