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Speakers making random thumps.


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Aukake

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Every once in awhile my speakers will make random thump, clicks, thud sounds and it gets annoying. Not sure what happened. When im playing a game or watching a youtube video. the click turns off the sound for a sec then when it clicks again the sound comes back. or it will raise really or then normalize again.

Edited by Aukake, 23 November 2011 - 10:47 AM.

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Aukake,
There are many things that could cause the behavior you are describing.
Most likely you will have to go through a troubleshooting "process of elimination" to find the actual cause.
I don't know what kind of speakers you have but here is something to try.
If they are powered, ie: have an on / off switch or a power cord that plugs into a wall outlet I would simply turn them on and off and see if you hear the same thump or noise you have described.
Most audio equipment has a turn on / off thump when you apply or remove power.
If that is the sound you hear then try moving the power cable around a bit, with the speakers on and see if you can recreate the sound. Look for signs of damage on the power cable. Pets LOVE to chew on cables :)
If there is a connector where the power plugs into the speaker try moving it around a bit. Those connectors are known to wear and just the slightest movement can make you turn on and off for just a moment.

There are many here who are much better qualified to help you with Soundcard and Software issues that may be causing your problem as well . However I have 20 plus years experience with loose and damaged power and audio cables :)

Last thing...if you have access to another set of speakers....try them. If you still have the problem it is pretty safe to say you have a problem on the computer side...... if not , well it looks like time to go get another set unless you want to break out a soldering iron and test meter. (Not really worth it in most cases ).

RR
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