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A different noise problem(Speakers)

I have an Hp A305w with windows xp Service Pack 2. My problem is thatonce in a while in the past few days my speakers have been humming no matter which program I run. The main time it does this is when I have my speakers on without playing music. Anyone have this problem or know what to do? Thanks:)!

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Things to try...

...are all mixer related.

With speakers humming, double click on the Speaker icon in the taskbar system tray (the thing with the little time in it). From the "Volume Control" menu choose :

Options > Properties > Playback (dot) > put a checkmark (tick) in all the boxes > left click "OK"

This will display all sound playback channels. With the speakers humming away nicely, mute each option one at a time. If you go through all these options without any luck (one generally works) go back to the : Options > Properties > but put the dot in "Recording" > checkmarks all the boxes > Left click "OK"

This will show all the recorder input channels and options. Again mute one at a time, and let us know how you got on. Wink


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