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Problem with sound card static.


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I've been having lots of problems with the sound card on my ASUS G60JX Laptop, mainly problems with static and buzzing noises (in my headphones) that are absent until a microphone is plugged into my mic jack or I try to rout my Xbox 360 through my Line-in jack. After sending the laptop in for repairs twice with no impact at all (I'm not even sure they replaced the sound card or ports either time,) I noticed something: this buzzing noise still goes even when all sound is muted. This leads me to believe that the ports are at fault. I don't care at all about the warranty anymore, could replacing the ports on my laptop myself possibly fix this?

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(P.S. I said I only hear the buzzing in my headphones, but that's only because the speakers are very cheap, quiet ones, and it's hard to hear anything out of them.)
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Have you tried another pair of headphones?

Does it do it when the notebook is running on battery?
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yes to both.
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Then I doubt there's anything you can do. Replacing the ports will not likely do any good because I suspect the noise is being introduced in the circuit earlier on. If this were a PC, I would say to inspect for loose ground wired, loose connections, and a good ground at the wall outlet. But notebooks are different - especially when running on battery. Sorry.
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Well, thanks anyway, then. ON a related note, do you know of any USB sound cards with a line-in jack on the cheap?
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never mind, I think I found one.
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I hope that solves your problem.
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