Why theres a loud pop sound when the computer is turned on?

Question

WHenever I turn the computer on I hear a loud pop or crack sound. What's going on?

Answer

This question was answered on April 17, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Cause:

Computer speakers are amplified speakers.

Solution:

Similar to powered stereo speakers it is normal to hear a pop or crack from computer speakers receive or loose power and/or when the device connected to the speakers is turned off.

If the noise continues after the computer and speakers have been turned on this is not normal We first recommend you first attempt to move the speakers to an alternate location to make sure that the noise is not being cause by something around the speakers If this does not resolve the issue unfortunately it is possible that the speakers are failing or a component within the speakers have already failed

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Author

Posted by olivia of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on April 17, 2003