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Inspiron. I don't know what settings I screw up on but when i type I hear like a squishing sound on every so many letters i type.

Q: Inspiron. I don't know what settings I screw up on but when i type I hear like a squishing sound on every so many letters i type.

I haven't figured out how to get rid of it.. i don't see anything I set in ease of access. it's making like s a squish sound every few letter i type. it doesn't do it like for every letter. it's not when i touch the mouse pad either. please give me some ideas on how this happened..??

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A: Inspiron. I don't know what settings I screw up on but when i type I hear like a squishing sound on every so many letters i type.

Always include your model name and number as well as the operating system when posting a question. Also include a clearer explanation of the problem.
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What is your make/model of motherboard?
Have you tried another headset (or speakers) to determine if its the computer and not the headset? Try hooking up the headset to another computer and see if it works the correct way.
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Two same signals

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List any Problem devices

Make sure devices are connected and powered on
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shiv said:

Hello friends
i am unable to get sound from the external speakers , when the speaker jack is connected to the cpu i hear sound from the internal speakers, how do i get my external speakers working

ShivClick to expand...

How about some more info about your system man?
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failed to query tcp/ip settings of the connectionClick to expand...

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Any idea would be highly appreciated. Thank you a lot in advance

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A:No sound found

Hmmm.. Everything in your snapshots looks good.

Check CtlPanel->Sound. Make sure the device output is set to what you want. Also, there's a Properties button for the speakers. Try unchecking the "Allow exclusive use" buttons. See if any difference