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#1 Mallen

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Posted 10 October 2005 - 03:28 AM

Ok, so i have a set of Dell 5650 5.1 surround sound speakers w/subwoofer. And for some reason, after a while of using them, the middle speaker mounted on my monitor is making some weird tapping or popping sound. There are about 6 ever time i do something on the computer, for about 4 seconds. The sound of the popping noise is not connected to the volume either. Solong as the speaker is on, the noise can still be heard. I called Dell about this and after a very long call (The technician was spanish and spoke broken English), they determined that my speakers were faulty and sent me new ones. Guess what, its been about 3 weeks and suddenly my NEW speakers are doign the same darn thing. I don't know what is causing it.

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Posted 11 October 2005 - 05:37 PM

no one huh?

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Posted 11 October 2005 - 06:09 PM

Sometimes when you click on a link or icon, the computer will make a 'click' noise (4-5 times really fast). You might be able to go into the control panel, click on sounds/speech/audio icon, and then sound scheme from the list. This should bring up a window that shows what sounds go with a certain action. Scroll through it and find which one is linked with the click, them use the scroll menu of sounds and set it to 'none'.

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Posted 11 October 2005 - 07:55 PM

no, its not that, thanks though. Its not a sound the PC is suposed to make. Besides, those sounds are conected to the volume of the speaker, where as the tapping isn't. Also if that was it, it would be coming from all speaker, not just the center speaker.

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Posted 12 October 2005 - 01:25 AM

I was hoping that someone would come up with some kind of answer for this because I've also experienced something similar, a tapping sound almost like morse code. It happens at random times, sometimes I won't have it happen for months, and when I does it only last for a couple of hours. I've read other threads where it has been suggested that this could be the results of a cell phone ringing close by, electrical interference, or bleed through from someones ham radio, these things do happen, but that's a different sound.

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Posted 13 October 2005 - 12:50 AM

well im glad im not the only one. Its happening right now as I type this. But its just dog annoying. However, its not really morse code for me, just steady tapping noise about 5 taps then stops, unless I give the PC input.

I tried recording it on my old speakers and noticed that once i heard the noise, i would hit record and after a few seconds it would stop. But then when I hit stop, it would start again. After a few min of trial and error, i found out that if i hit record and let it go, it would stop after about 5 seconds and wouldn't restart. But if i hit the stop button, it would start up again in about a second or 2, then run it's course, rinse and repeat.

also, does anyone know why they make an obnoxious hissing sound when i get a call on my NEXTEL when im by them. (regular calls, not walkie-talkie)

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Posted 13 October 2005 - 03:24 AM

Don't worry about the phone buz, that's normal. You can puchase an inexspensive line filter which plugs into the wall receptacle, and then your computer plugs into it, that might solve some of your issues. Try Radio Shaft, er ah...Shack.

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Posted 13 October 2005 - 10:31 AM

Try rearranging the wires behind the system (while the noise is going on) - does a particular jiggle start/stop it?

I've also heard of problems with telephones (wireless type) that would cause this sort of thing.

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Posted 15 October 2005 - 11:07 AM

Besides, those sounds are conected to the volume of the speaker, where as the tapping isn't.


I wonder if you have an outside power issue. Do you ever notice comparable visual "pops" on your TV? Plug a boombox or something into the same receptacle that your speakers are currently plugged into. See if the noise transfers over.

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