Why do my speakers make buzzing noise??

Question

I get a low grade "buzzing/huing" from my Altec Lansing speakers. The noise gets louder when the volume is turned up. It almost seems like feedback but nothing new has been done to the computer since its purchase last year. It worked falwlessly for the first 12 months.

I have already checked the sound card in the device manager. It is working properly (SB Live). Should I replace the speaker system? Thank you.

John Harpenau

Phoenix, AZ

Answer

This question was answered on April 13, 2001. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Hello and thank you for your question.

I suggest you first check your speaker cables, unplug and plug back in. Then if you feel comfortable doing it, I would check your sound card and audio cable and make sure they are seated properly. Again, I would unplug and plug back in. If after doing these things and no change, then you should go to your sound cards website and download a "new" driver. If still no change then I would recommend a "new" sound card.

Good luck!!

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Posted by Lanny of Chandler-Gilbert Community College on April 13, 2001