Weird Noise on my PC! Any ideas?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by Euph-Bari, Feb 1, 2004.

  1. Euph-Bari

    Euph-Bari Active Member

    My Computer keeps making funny noises at me, through the speakers
    its sounds like a camera phone when you take a picture (well some of the camera phones)

    Could it be a programme running in the background or somthing?, i havn't a clue!

    any idea?

  2. jameshowell

    jameshowell Active Member

    It could be as simple as dust on your speaker connection, this will create a nasty "crackling" type sound.

    All you need to do is unplug your speaker jack from the back of the computer and look to see if there is any dust, and if there is just use one of those really low powered hoover type thingies.
  3. James McFadyen

    James McFadyen New Member

    PC Soundcard????

    One time, when I moved my mouse, the speakers would make a strange noise. Just a thought.
  4. jameshowell

    jameshowell Active Member

    Just as a note James, that could have been down to dust on the speaker connections and in the jack inouts on the back of the soundcard. If the mouse cable touched the speaker cable when it was moved, then it would make the connection crackle 'cos of the dust.

    This would be the best thing to cjweck first, before getting into anything more complicated. :lol:
  5. James McFadyen

    James McFadyen New Member

    I actually managed to fix it, it was a driver problem with my soundcard; SoundBlaster Platinum 5.1 running on WindowsXP. But thanks anyway! :wink:
  6. jameshowell

    jameshowell Active Member

    Yeah, XP doesn't seem to like music software/hardware much!

    All our systems in music tech at school, and my home computers, all run XP and it isn't the most stable OS in the world. But it's getting better as fixes are released.

    Still not as sound as the Mac's for music though. Eagerly awaiting such a time I am loaded enough to buy a new G5 for all my music work!
  7. Euph-Bari

    Euph-Bari Active Member

    aint such a crackling sound - its egsactly the same everytime it does it
  8. lynchie

    lynchie Active Member

    it's a warning alarm, you have too much adult entertainment stored on your pc, delete it now! :wink:
  9. jameshowell

    jameshowell Active Member

    hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha :lol:
  10. Euph-Bari

    Euph-Bari Active Member

    got it in one! :p :lol:


    Edit: just have to point out that i do not look at adult entertainment whatso ever, erm it is wrong, WRONG! :lol:
  11. HBB

    HBB Active Member

    :shock: :D
  12. JessopSmythe

    JessopSmythe Active Member

    It could even be your mobile phone. Even if you're not actually using it, they send a "hello, i'm here" signal out every now and then. I always know my phone's going to ring or receive a message a few seconds before it actually does because of the interference through the speakers.
  13. Big Twigge

    Big Twigge Active Member

    Maybe your hamster is stuck in the speaker...I hate it when that happens :roll:
  14. ju33les

    ju33les Member

    Adult entertainment?
    Is that like crown bowls or sequence dancing? :?
  15. HBB

    HBB Active Member

    :shock: :)
  16. Euph-Bari

    Euph-Bari Active Member

    More like Knitting I'm afriad
  17. ju33les

    ju33les Member

    Can't pull the wool over my eyes young man!!.....OK it was awful! :dunno
  18. NeilW

    NeilW Member

    Serious answer (sad, I know!)

    Does it correspond to anything happening on the screen - like you maximising a window, navigating a menu, error box, warning box or the like?

    If so, you've got a sound associated with the event. Go to Control Panel-> Sounds and see which events have sounds associated with them.

    (of course it could be the "you've got something on your computer that you shouldn't have" event that its been associated with as well....)
  19. Di

    Di Active Member

    Does it happen for a short while after its been turned on? I noticed our computer making lots of popping and clicking sounds on different pitches and thought it was about to self destruct. Apparently, in this case, its some sort of feature of the sound card and settles down after a few minutes.
  20. BottyBurp

    BottyBurp Member

    could be the MS Office Assistant (Grrrrr :evil: ) making it's noises every so often...

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