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#1 DreadTech

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 07:54 AM

Hello i have a Dell Inspiron 1545 That I downgraded to XP a few months and i randomly get a clicking sound but not from the hard drive its coming from the speaker any ideas?


Edited by hamluis, 25 July 2013 - 01:56 PM.
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#2 Chris Cosgrove

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 05:51 PM

So long as you are happy that this clicking is not coming from your hard drive but is coming through your speakers, it is most likely to be pick up in the speaker amplifier. If you are using fairly standard type computer speakers, where the audio goes to one of them which has an amplifier built into to feed both sets of speakers, typically these are not very high quality amplifiers.

 

Most houses, and offices for that matter, have a considerable number of mains powered circuits which switch on and off at more or less random intervals - lights, fridges, freezers to name but three - and all of these can generate switching 'crashes' which echo around both by the wiring in the house and as RF energy. Filtering most of this out is not too difficult or expensive, filtering virtually all of it out is both difficult and expensive !  This is one of the reasons high quality amplifiers cost so much. Since you are happy that the problem is not your hard drive, then this is the probable cause of the clicks on your speakers.

 

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 08:11 AM

You said the clicking noise is random. Can you give us some examples of what you are doing when you hear it?

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 08:37 AM

Another suggestion:  Look in your Control Panel for Accessibility options and see if something related to text-to-speech is enabled.  Sorry, I don't remember exactly what it's called, but XP used to come with it always enabled, and I just noticed my Win 7 did too.  It has a tendency to produce random sounds, or in speech-to-text, random text in odd places.



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Posted 25 July 2013 - 11:21 AM

@ Queen Evie For Instance When I boot up it does it several times thanks for the suggestions MzLindy i will check that out and thanks for the response Chris.






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