Last night my music on both iTunes and Windows Media Player started sounding distorted with no treble, almost like what happens when speakers are turned up full blast, which I never did whatsoever. This sounds the same on headphones as well. I have no explanation for how this happened since I figured this kind of distortion would only happen as a result of maxing the volume on the speakers, which as I've said, I never did. Here are the specs:
Dell Inspiron 600m
Windows XP with Service Pack 2 and the latest upgrades
Sigma Tel Audio software
Intel Pentium M Processor 1500MHz
598MHz, 256MB of RAM
I posted this here because I think this is a hardware issue. I might have to replace something on this computer, but since so much is hard-wired onto the motherboard, I want to make sure I don't have to replace the motherboard all together. Any suggestions?