Hey guys. Just diagnostic stuff, so stick around if you are interested in playing a speaker doctor for a bit.
My left speaker started giving off a raspy cackle.
I thought "codec" before I noticed the problem was just with the left speaker.
It's worst during dialog on TV shows on my HD or on other "midway" sounds. I was actually able to listen to two songs so far from my HD that actually had no noticeable crackle on any volume. I think it's hardware, but I need to know what to do about it, if anything. Replacing the speaker is kind of a scary thought since a tech support rep had told me that they are not sold seperately... A new sound system is needed. No, the tech support rep wasn't any help. In fact, I plan to keep myself from calling there for a while.
- Crackle goes away below about %40 volume, changed by a few combination of hardware and software volume controls. I felt like a mixer for a second.
- 3 inch drop has no effect. Neither does 6 inch. Resisting urge to drop it off roof.
- WinXP SP3
- PC's clean of malware.
- I think my sound drivers are Realtek R223. Let me know if that's the wrong naming scheme or something. It is a Realtek HD sound system, but I don't know how to find the model no. on these. Never bothered to look, and I don't want to enter my Cable Labyrinth unless I have to.