How can I fix the static that is in the background?

June 1, 2012 at 09:30:47
Specs: Windows XP
In the background of my sound, static occurs. I can't find anyway to get rid of it. I've checked for viruses and there were none. Also the static, after a short time, makes the sound go out. I need help!

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#1
June 1, 2012 at 10:17:29
This is usually caused by magnetic interference. You should try connecting headphones to your computer to see if it is still there. If it is, then the problem is inside of your computer. You either have a very "noisy" power source, or your power supply is starting to go bad. If it's a laptop, try it without the power connected and running off of just the battery.

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#2
June 1, 2012 at 10:19:45
I left out that if it's not in your headphones, you can just replace your speakers as well.

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#3
June 1, 2012 at 10:32:24
In Windows XP, also double-click on the speaker icon next to the clock.

If you don't use a microphone, make sure that "line in" is not checked. This usually causes interference, in my experience.

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#4
June 1, 2012 at 11:24:50
If you're getting static, then the sound goes out, I would suspect a corrupt driver, or failing hardware.

Go to the soundcard manufactures website and get the latest driver for your card. If the sound chip is built onto the motherboard, go to the computer manufactures website and get the audio driver.


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#5
June 1, 2012 at 17:49:32
It could be a signal-to-noise ratio issue. Try turning the speaker or headphone physical controls down and the Windows sound up.

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