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Hard Drive noise in speakers


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tubanks7

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I have been getting a constant static, almost white noise coming through my laptop speakers even when the volume is muted. Its like that harddrive sound is being magnified through my speakers, so i cant listen to music without having the static along with it. I am running vista on a gateway t6330u..any help would be appreciated. My audio card is SigmaTel High Def

Edited by tubanks7, 27 June 2009 - 12:34 PM.

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Neil Jones

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Very doubtful its the hard drive. It's usually either a problem with the speakers themselves, a loose connection or the speakers are picking up interference from the monitor or another source. Leaving cordless telephones next to speakers generates static, as does mobile phones.

I have known of monitors with built-in speakers acting as virtual radio receivers and therefore suddenly start picking up radio stations and what not that you can clearly hear if you crank up the volume. Source: My own monitor years ago that I now no longer have.

Has this just started or has it been ongoing?
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ok i got it fixed but still not sure what was going on. I just switched from a selective startup i had done to the normal start up and it stopped. I obviously stopped a process on start up that was necessary but really not sure which one it was.
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