Recurring Static sound

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this one has me perplexed. A static type sound comes through my speakers and seems to respond to mouse movements and Hdd actvity. It starts randomly and is stopped by rebooting. I've checked cables,etc. and everything seems to be fine. It usually occurs once a day and when it starts it stays until reboot. Anyone run across this or have an idea where to start looking for a solution? thanks for any help-

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rpalfery,

My computer has a similar problem. Without going into all of the detail of the similarities, I will say that I found a work around, which consist on muting all audio inputs except Wave and turning the speaker volume down to about half, then using the Volume Control on the computer to control the volume.
I am not sure of the cause of the problem. I just figured that the sound card was very sensitive. Whatever the actual cause of the problem, I hope this helps.

Charles

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  • Jackg0
    If it is an on-board sound card, you may need to add additional grounding wires in and outside the unit. If it is a slot card (PCI for example) try removing and replacing with the same or different card. There might be a contact problem. Also try different speakers, they might be picking up static in their amplifier, not really directly from the wire input, but RF noise.
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  • Bobkberg
    This may be off-base, but I've seen various wireless appliances cause sounds on PC's. Cell phones, cordless phones sometimes do. Bob
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