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778 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Sep 2, 2007 4:00 AM by Gail Noullet
Currently Being ModeratedSep 1, 2007 9:18 AM (in response to Gail Noullet)If you have odd noises and the volume comes up intermittently, could you have a bad connection somewhere to your speakers?
What happens if you plug headphones into your PC?compaq presario iPod 20GB iTunes 18.104.22.168, Windows XP
Currently Being ModeratedSep 1, 2007 11:00 AM (in response to polydorus)hmmm...
well, I plugged the head phones in and played a song when the sound was soft, and I couldn't hear anything through the headphones, just the same old soft sound coming through the speakers.
I'll have to try it when the sound is loud...who knows when that will be and how long it will last?Dell
Well, I had my headphone plugged in to the wrong place. I plugged it into the correct one, and I can hear it... yeah! At least it is a temporary fix
What does that mean? Bad speaker? Bad soundboard?
I took apart the computer, checked all connections, cleaned it thorougly (it was dusty!)
Currently Being ModeratedSep 2, 2007 1:24 AM (in response to Gail Noullet)If your sound is OK in your headphones, it means that everything before the headphones is OK. It was intended as a diagnostic test, not a workaround. It tells you that the problem may well be in your speakers, their connections or any amplifier they use.
Always suspect a bad conection first. If you have any other speakers, try them, if you have any alternative connecting wires, try them. Try fiddling with the wires and connecting plugs while listening to music - does that cause crackling noises?
I am afraid it is a process of elimination.compaq presario iPod 20GB iTunes 22.214.171.124, Windows XP
Thanks for the advice and help on diagnosing the problem. You're right, things must be OK from the computer end of it, hopefully it's the speakers and/or the wires.
I don't have any extra speakers or wires but can get some at the local electronics store and play with them. I can always return them if that is not the case.