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Random Static over Music

I have a Latitude D830 with 32bit Vista Business and about a week or two ago I started getting static in my audio from both my headphones or from the laptop speakers. Its really weird because its not really predictable, sometimes it comes a lot while other times it doesn't at all (its only for a split second). I thought it could be software, but I am not sure what processes/services could cause this because if have a 2.2 ghz core 2 duo processor and 2gb or ram (usually around 50% used). Sometimes it gets better with a restart, but other times it doesn't so is it easier to determine if its a hardware problem or software problem and does anyone have any idea what is going on?

Thanks a ton! Happy

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In reply to: Random Static over Music

Always call this in. You don't want to wait till the warranty expires.

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Ok, I will see what they can do

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In reply to: Random Static over Music

I'm just wondering if you by chance solved this problem. I have the same computer with the same problem and have spoken to Dell but with no luck. We replaced my motherboard (including the audio card) and completely reinstalled Vista and associated programs. All with no luck. Also, I'm at a school with certified Dell technicians and they can't figure it out either.

One thing they did try: they ran Linux and played audio through it with no problems so I doubt it is a hardware issue. Just can't figure out the problem which is pretty annoying for the quality of computer we have.

Hope you found a solution...please let me know if so.


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