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Strange "rasping" noises heard through speakers


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#1 Just Mercury

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Posted 12 January 2011 - 07:04 AM

I occasionally get strange "rasping" noises through the speakers. It sounds like when you run your thumb across the pages of a book and they snap back into place. any ideas as to the cause and cure of these noises would be appreciated. :thumbup2:
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Posted 12 January 2011 - 10:10 AM

Have you checked the connections and the wires to the speakers?
Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one should be silent.

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Posted 12 January 2011 - 10:13 AM

Did this just start or has it always been this way? If the former, what is new or different since just before the noise became evident?

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Posted 14 January 2011 - 05:16 AM

All Speaker wires have been checked and appear fine.
This happens quite randomly and can be whilst i am browsing the web or just messing around with photos and stuff like that.
Some days it doesn't do it at all, very frustrating.
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Posted 14 January 2011 - 08:02 AM

Sorry to suggest the obvious, but my first suggestion would be to try different speakers just to determine if the problem is with the speakers themselves or elsewhere.

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Posted 14 January 2011 - 08:49 AM

Do you have Microsoft WORD installed on the computer?

When these noises occur, is there any chance that WORD is open?
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Posted 14 January 2011 - 10:34 AM

Yes on both counts, WORD is on the computer and may well be running when the sound occurs.
The rasping is definately coming 'through' the speakers and not 'from' them.
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Posted 14 January 2011 - 02:07 PM

Yes on both counts, WORD is on the computer and may well be running when the sound occurs.

In that case, I would suggest that you investigate the "Office Assistant" that you use within WORD: It may be the culprit.

Turn the Office Assistant sound on or off

  • Click the Assistant.
    If the Office Assistant isn't visible, click Show the Office Assistant on the Help menu.
  • In the Office Assistant balloon, click Options.
    If the Office Assistant balloon isn't visible, click the Assistant.
  • On the Options tab, select or clear the Make sounds check box.


Edited by AustrAlien, 14 January 2011 - 02:21 PM.

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Posted 14 January 2011 - 02:46 PM

Oh man, it's the paperclip guy doing that?
I was gonna guess that it was a haunted audio system.

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Posted 14 January 2011 - 10:12 PM

Thanks for that AustrAlien, I'll let you know how it goes re the sound. Might take a couple of days to prove it though.
I'm hoping it's not frankothemountain's suggestion :hysterical:
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Posted 26 January 2011 - 02:07 AM

Cheers AustrAlien the machine cured :thumbsup:
Without the need to turn to exorcism too. :clapping:
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Posted 26 January 2011 - 03:32 AM

Pleased about that: Thank you for letting us know.

Edit: I noticed that you had to go to quite a bit of trouble to be able to get back into Bleeping Computer to post the good news/thanks .... and for that I appreciate your posting even more.

Thank you.

Edited by AustrAlien, 26 January 2011 - 03:57 AM.

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