4 Replies Latest reply: Dec 21, 2008 8:02 AM by allano
allano Level 1 (0 points)
I have a DSL connection, and I leave my computer on at night. My speakers pick up the radio, and I actually have to turn the speakers' volume down at night. Is there a way to correct this? Just curious.

Thanks.

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  • spudnuty Level 5 (7,050 points)
    allano,
    I have a DSL connection, and I leave my computer on at night. My speakers pick up the radio,

    Is the radio there if you disconnect the DSL? If not it could be a grounding problem in your phone line.
    Richard
  • allano Level 1 (0 points)
    If I turn the computer off (and leave the speakers on), there's no sound.

    But if I turn off DSL, or even unplug the phone, there's still radio sound. It's a small room, and the cordless phone is located near the speakers.

    Again, just curious.

    Allan
  • spudnuty Level 5 (7,050 points)
    Allan,
    So this is a third party set of speakers? With a line level imput? There could be a bad ground in the input cable, floating ground in either the computer or speaker set or ground loop ( Google it ).
    We used to have this problem at a place I worked in downtown Chicago. Any piece of equipment at one end of our tech repair bench would pick up this radio station big time but we were just down the street from a ton of radio transmitters.
    Richard
  • allano Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks for the help. I think I'll just live with it.

    Hopefully you picked up XRT.