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Random strange noise from speakers/earphones

Q: Random strange noise from speakers/earphones

Yesterday I started noticing that my computer randomly makes 2 quick noises in a row that sound like sandpaper being scratched together. The first is a longer noise, the second is the same type of noise but abbreviated.

It happens when I am using the computer at random times (maybe every 10 minutes) and also when I am not using the computer, just a few feet away perhaps.

Any ideas? ... This noise is annoying because I have the volume on quite a bit due to medical transcribing w/ sounds files.

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A: Random strange noise from speakers/earphones

A click or buzz noise that happens every 10 or 15 minutes, could be coming from another electrical device on the same mains wiring, for instance, a fridge, or central heating thermostat.
Each time a fridge motor starts up, it puts a 'spike' of noise into the local mains wiring, which is amplified by items such as Hi-Fi or PC speakers. If that is the case, it is possible to buy for a few pounds (dollars), a small choke that will clip over the mains lead, near the plug, which will cut the interference down.
Also, there are mains extension cables with multiple outlets designed for HI-Fi of PC use, which have spike suppression built in. It is sometimes called 'mains conditioning'.
These are not the same thing as £5 extension 'gangs' !
The prices vary wildly, but here is one I found quickly.
Or try (if in UK)

Also: From past experience with interference in a HIFi system, the problem turned out to be coming from the central heating boiler next door! In that case the fault has to be stopped at source. You might try fitting an RF filter to your speaker or headphone lead. I have a similar 'Choke' on my PC speakers. I bought a DAB radio this year, and a similar device is fitted to the mains adapter.
These clip on ferrites are designed to go over the mains lead to prevent the interefence from running up the lead, but if you use headphones for transcribing work, or audio typing, it might be better to wind the headphone lead through this choke, several times over.
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Hey guys,

Basically, occasionally when I open up a tab in google chrome, I get this weird alien noises from my speakers. Its at 100% volume and loops until i close that tab.

In the sound tray, it says it is coming from chrome. I have no extensions or anything like that in Chrome, and I have done a virus search with norton 360 without much help. Any ideas?

It can be quite annoying late at night when i get this incredibly loud sound coming through, it sounds like an alien mothership or something like that.

If you guys need any info on my computer, just shout

Thanks for any help at all


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A:[SOLVED] Strange beeping noise coming through my speakers

So i restarted my PC and it seems to be OK.
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I am not going to lie, I am not brilliant with the mechanics of PCs.. I have filled in the PC specs through the help forum post, but am a little stuck in reporting my problem with the correct files.

Here is what happens, randomly my computer crashes, (not BSOD) just regular screen freezes, completely locked up (also speakers make droning noise), only way to get out is to restart computer. Which then comes up trying to start in safe mode, but I always go back into normal mode. Thing is, when I come back into my computer, everything is fine.. how can I see an error report? Or is there anything else I can give which might indicate a clue in the right direction.

It's happened when browsing the net / gaming, its only happened about 4-5 times in the last 2 weeks. Skype has always been running.. if that helps!?
Thank you for any help

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A:speakers and earphones crackleing

Yeah, I'd make sure you have the latest drivers for your sound card and I've heard that sometimes the video driver can cause sound issues as well.
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Hi, Please try (a) Right click the speaker icon,(b) Select Playback devices. Can you see TWO items similar to this               (c) If yes, right click the external and enable Regards.
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Hi thanks for helping,

sound from speakers works fine, but when I plug earphones or headset into the jackplug(s) the sound still comes out the speakers and no sound in the earplugs/headset.

I have recently bought this as a refurbished pc and have only just tried to use earphones. ie it has never worked properly.

In control panel/sound there are no earphones/headphones devices listed under playback devices. Only speakers (default) and 2 HDMI devices (unplugged)

there is an IDT Audio software program installed

A:Solved: plug earphones in but sound still through speakers

What is the exact make / model of the machine?

Are you using a front speaker / headset socket for the headset and a rear socket for the speakers?

Not intending to insult your intelligence but are you definately plugging into the correct socket? It may have multiple speaker sockets (for 5.1 surround for example) which is very common nowadays, if you plug the headset into another speaker socket it will not cut the sound to the speakers already in use (if that makes sense).
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( It's a combo jack - speakers and mic - why do they do it, I have no idea )

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A:Audio stops when plugging earphones / speakers to 3.5mm

Are you using the correct sound driver from Lenovo?

The 8.1 driver can be downloaded from Lenovo here
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A:Bad scratchy noise from speakers, but speakers OK. No IDE ATA/ATAPI???

I started getting very scratchy noises coming from the left speaker. This noise comes even when unplugged from my computer

If I understand that statement, your speakers have the scratchy sound, even when unplugged from the computer. Does this happen if the monitor is powered off? (trying to determine if there is some radiation from the monitor that is affecting the speakers).
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A:Noise from speakers

couple things...

Make sure that your speaker wire is not close to or traveling along a powercord for a long distance... you might be picking up EM signals off that.

Do you have any Radio (RF) transmitters near them? (wireless mouse, keyboard)

If you go into your advanced sound settings and make sure that all control sliders are shown... and you mute the each one... does it affect the amount of noise (video for some reason is an issue with mine)

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Can you please tell us which PC model do you have? Do you use original preinstalled OS version?
> This has always happened...
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Download and Re-Install the Latest Audio Drivers

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Hi and welcome to TechSpot,

Do you still get the static after taking off the USB peripherals?
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Sounds, like it's picking up noise from the HardDrive
If it's a PC, consider taking it apart and removing all internal dust
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Hi, Click Start->'Control Panel -> Sound -> Playback ->Select the entry that has Green Checj Over, click Properties. Click Advanced Tab above, unclick 'Allow applications to take exclusive control of this device',  click Apply/Ok. 1) Click Start=>Control Panel.2. Double-Click on the ?Sound? Icon3. Single-click the Speakers to highlight them on Play Tab4. Click on Properties (bottom right corner)5. Go to the Enhancements Tab and Click on it6. Now click "Disable All Sound Effects"7. Click OK/Apply.  Check if the issue has fixed.

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Hello Shannon
My experience with noise in the speakers is that it usually is coming in through the speaker's power adapter, although defective audio cables may also cause the problem.

I would suggest... (in this order)
1. Swap your surge protector for a known good, and see if that resolves the noise.
2. Swap the audio cable (the one that attaches between your speakers and the audio out port on the computer).
3. Swap speakers for known good.
If none of these solve your issue, then it could be a bad sound card in your computer.
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A:High pitch noise coming from speakers

Pretty sure its a driver issue.

Right click my computer and goto "manage" you will find device manager.

It will load it on the right of the window click the + icons next to "Sound video and game controllers" Print screen this for us.

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A:ANNOYING clicking noise coming from my speakers

It is true that wireless devices may be causing interference, and that would in fact be my first guess.

But in the event that it isn't this, I'd suggest reinstalling your audio drivers. But that's really the best I can do for you. Again, my first guess is the wireless interference.

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souds like feedback do you have a microphone hooked up?
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A:Solved: Screeching Noise from Laptop Speakers

Although no one replied I have discovered it is related to the heat of the laptop if anyone is having the same problem.
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A:Crackling noise in audio on both speakers and headphones

Hi dmang24,
I appreciate for the drivers update. I suggest that you run diagnostics on hardware components, since both speaker and headphones are having crackling noise even after drivers update.
To run diagnostics restart the system and at the Dell logo tap the F12 key every two seconds. This will start the One-time boot menu. Using arrow keys select ‘Diagnostics’ and hit enter. This will run diagnostics on the hardware components of the system which may take around 5 minutes. Please reply to this post in case of any error message.
You may also go through this link for assistance.
Please reply with the status to assist you further.
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A:Static noise from speakers (DELL i7559)

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A:Solved: Monitor Flashing with noise from speakers

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A:Acer V15 Nitro VN7-592G Speakers crackling noise

Hi, The cracking is done as you told by the latest drivers from Realtek. I think they screwed something up. There were some reports in this topic: Regarding Dolby, well download the drivers from the Acer webpage And inside there is a folder called DS1 and PCEE4. In these folders are the installation files for Dolby. Run the installation from one of these folders and it will install Dobly, but it will not replace your audio drivers.
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A:when audio is about to begin a crack noise is coming from the speakers

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