I recently bought a usb headset which is causing some strange problems. Whenever it's plugged in, it's almost constantly beeping. It's many short beeps, like morse code but faster. It's also irregular, sometimes more, sometimes a bit louder. The beeping is totally independant from any sound actually played through the headphones. It's always there, but when music is loud enough it's masked. Strangely, muting the headphones does mute music but not the beeping! So even if I mute everything, they just keep beeping away.
Also, and I don't know if this is related, the volume is now at 0% but music is still quite loud (I mean the speaker icon in the bottom right corner). So my only way to decrease sound volume further is for example to use the slider in Winamp or whatever program I'm using.
Even weirder: if I open the "recording devices" tab, the beeping becomes a lot more silent. It's still there, but harder to hear.
The beeping also seems to interact sometimes with the mouse and keyboard. Like when I hold a key pressed, it becomes faster, and when I scroll in some programs it also reacts.
I tried the headphones on another computer and they work perfectly.
The beeping is the same in all usb ports.
I also tried unplugging all other usb devices without any results.
I tried updating all kinds of drivers.
I even made sure all fans are dust free.
Any ideas? I'm totally confused. Thanks!
Edited by Kg6, 26 January 2013 - 05:24 AM.