Solved Unwanted Radio Playing in computer background

October 14, 2010 at 14:58:27
Specs: Windows Vista, 3 megs

This problem started at the end of september . All of the sudden , one or more stations start playing . The only way I can get rid of it is to turn computer off . Sometimes it starts right up again the moment computer gets turned on . I do not need to be on ant internet , just computer and speakers on . Never ever had this problem before .

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#1
October 14, 2010 at 16:50:00
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I'm assuming you have separate amplified speakers. Sometimes a nearby strong transmission can be picked up by the speaker leads and fed back into the speaker amplifier where it is detected by some non-linearity.

Try turning up the software volume and turning down any control on the speakers themselves.

Also pull the speaker plugs in and out a few times and rotate them. This will ensure that oxide is not causing a high impedance.

Another trick is to wrap each speaker lead back and forth for a few inches near the speaker and tape it together (minimising the slack). This can reduce the pickup and also have a cancelling effect on the unwanted signal.

Note that if the signal is not being picked up by the speaker leads it might prove better to reverse the process given earlier, ie turn the software volume down and the speaker volume up.

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#2
October 16, 2010 at 14:57:38

Geez, that must have been real bad advice - it's made the poster completely disappear. Or maybe he was just letting us know and didn't need any advice at all....


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