i noticed a slight crackling noise coming from the adapter. It sounded like an electrical problem within the power brick itself but i'm not an electrician. So I immediately called dell and told them the situation. They had me go through a series of restarts, shutdowns, and even updated my bios for me, but still no solution. Fortunately dell will be shipping me a replacement adapter and power cord.
Last night I let my younger sister use my m1530. She says she didn't spill on it or anything but today when I went to use it, some of the keys, mainly the asdf keys are crackling when I type and sometimes I can't even push down the s key.
I was going to take the keyboard out to see if I could clean it but after taking out the screws from where the battery sits, I can't manage to take off the control cover.
I have inspiron 9300 and when I play mp3's on the laptop it makes a crackling and poping noise every 1-3 seconds, when it does this it pauses the song about 1/2-1 seconds each time it makes this noise. It also does this when I play my ripped dvd's on the harddrive and playing video games, it pauses the movies and games 1/2-1 seconds seconds during the crackling and popping noises. I can temporarily fix this sometimes when I take the harddrive out for about 8-9 hrs and put back in again, but after I reboot or turn it off and turn it on again the crackling and popping noises come back. When I play dvd's or cd music in the optical drive this doesnt happen. What can I do to fix this?
I have a Dell Inspiron 1520 and my friend has a Latitude D820.
Tonight she accidentally plugged my power adapter into her laptop. A few hours later, she noticed that her laptop indicated that it wasn't plugged in, and that's when we realized that she had accidentally used my adapter instead of hers.
Now my adapter doesn't work at all. We've tried the adapter with both our laptops with different outlets with the same problem, so we know it's the adapter. The green light also doesn't come on when it's plugged in anymore.
Did plugging my adapter into her laptop somehow screw up my adapter, or could this just be a coincidence? Is there any way to fix the adapter or at least figure out what the problem is? And if I have to purchase a new adapter, do the universal ones they sell at retail electronics stores work OK? I would order one from Dell but I'm working on a project now and I don't have time to wait for it to ship.
I'm trying to figure out why the sound crackles every so often in Vista with this laptop. Using the latest sound-card drivers (January 2007) from Dell. It doesn't happen all the time, and tends to do it most when there's hard drive activity.
Along with other people I have a constant hiss/noise whenever I plug in my headphones, even when not playing music or any audio. I'd like to know whether it is a specific problem of which only my Studio suffers or if this is a problem which occurs to every Studio.
To be clear: I'm not talking about the infamous crackling audio problem.
I have the system listed in my signature running Windows 7 Ultimate and I am having the worst time with pops and crackles sporadically throughout songs during playback. I originally thought it might have been iTunes so I have tried a few other programs with the same results. It almost seems as though it cracks every time my computer has to "think".
I am in desperation currently with this problem. Let me explain my setup first. I have the Dell E1505, 2gb ram, ATI X1400 mobility, 1.66ghz duocore processor, about 2 years old.
I recently got fed up with the onboard sound as I have taken a hobby up in purchasing high fidelity headphones.
This led me to get a M-Audio Fast Track Pro which is an external sound card with a separate headphone amplifier.
I basically used this sound card as my sound card as opposed to the sigmatel audio that's in the computer.
Everything was great but i found out that everytime that I did anything graphics related on my computer (blow up an image, scroll down a webpage, minimize a window, etc) that there would be a crackle/static that comes from the sound.
It got reallllly annoying so I tried finding a solution but really could not.
Frustrated by my audio skipping on my E6500 I started going through various threads (some quite large)
trying to gather solutions that people say worked for them. I wanted to start a new thread contain solutions and links to the referencing thread to help centralize the data.
Hopefully someone might find this more useful than digging through pages and pages of conversations!
I have tried most if not all these solutions and none have worked for me. I still have 1 skip every minute or 2 and cannot listen to a single mp3 without it at least having a single skip somewhere in it.
I bought a Vostro 3445 laptop just 3 months ago. It is a quad core APU A6 processor with 4GB ram and integrated radeon graphics. The laptop worked fine for a couple of months but from the last 15 days I am experiencing an issue with Audio and Video upon continuous usage of the laptop for about 2 or 3 hours. The speakers start producing crackling sound and video starts lagging as well.
The problem goes away once I restart my computer but it resurfaces again in 3 hours.
Few days ago my laptop has this problem, whenever i use battery, meaning im not charging my laptop ..the speaker give crackling sound ..and i have to change sound format from 192000Hz to 96000Hz ..thats only work in balance mode and high performance, but when in power saver ..i have to change to 48000Hz ..it also happen when charging my laptop ...so what is the problem ? i rarely use my laptop speaker because i have external speaker ..but this is the first time it happen ...last week laptop speaker work perfectly ..why now?
I just purchased a Dell XPS 17. The problem while playing video game is, that randomly the sound starts crackling for 1 or 2 seconds and the screen freezes with it, or the FPS drops down to 5 or lower.
I thought it might be problems with the fan on the laptop, or the AC adapter doesn't give energy for the laptop so it chokes down? It mostly happens, when the laptop gets pretty hot.
Also I tried to contact the Dell customer service, but it says i purchased the Laptop in the United Kingdom, which I didn't. I used the Dell Customer service from the U.S. and used the chat without any problems. When i try to E-mail them, it gives me an error, that it cannot read my system components (I don't remember exactly what it said, might be something else, but it was an error).
I have a HP pavillion A10-5750M Model- 15-e084ca(windows 7 ultimate) ¬† I recently changed my window from 8 to 7 ultimate and i noticed my grahics adapter has changed from AMD radeon 8650G to standard VGA graphics adapter. Why is that and how do i change it?
I have recently bought a new Dell Inspiron 11 3147. Everything was fine for about an hour (created my MS Windows account, installed some apps, laptop was perfectly quiet), until I decided to play some music from YouTube. The sound was really cracking and from that point the laptop constantly makes quiet buzzing/cracking noise (it does not come from speakers!), just like HDD is reading data very fast or the fan was damaged. Sometimes music is played fine, and sometimes (i dont know what it depends on) sound is crackling even more.
Plus when the computer starts, the fan noise is quite buzzing too.
I don't know what could be the problem since it all started when I played music, I dont know what makes music crackle too! I tried to reinstall sound drivers but I guess it's not the driver, since the buzz is there even when Windows is not loaded.
It's a Sony Vaio PCG-5K2M, and for the almost 2 year period I've had it, I've had no problems at all.
Recently, something must have bashed against it, as I noticed the plastic bars covering what I can only guess is the 'fan' at the back have been snapped off.
By 'fan', i mean the bunch of what looks like copper lines on the left hand side of the laptop, just above "S VIDEO OUT". (Sorry my explanation is bad, I have no technical experience with laptop terms whatsoever).
Ever since the plastic bars were snapped off, the 'fan' at the side has been making 'crackling' noises, and I could have sworn I've seen a few sparks come out the side of it, which alerted me that something isn't right.
The 'crackling' sound isn't all the time, it occurs sometimes, but I'm just curious as has anyone else had a similar problem like this? I'm quite concerned that if I leave it, it'll only get worse and I'll be left with no laptop at all!
A few months ago my audio started crackling and stopping altogether for milliseconds at a time. I have installed XP home on this machine twice and the audio was never quite up to snuff (sounds underwater, but rebooting cures it) but I've never had this kind of problem before. Tried reinstalling the Conexant driver but i still have the problem.
My MacBook has recently been making crackling sounds (very static-ky), especially when I use YM or play the Funk sound in the Sound Preferences. Generally, the crackling sound occurs when I get an alert or any short bursts of sound that quickly plays. After that, the crackling goes away until the next abrupt alert plays.
Also, when I play the Funk sound in quick succession, the systemwide sound altogether fails. I know it's not a speaker thing since the same scenario occurs even when I use headphones.
my computer produces this crackling noise and everything begins to slow down. it doesnt happens everytime but most of the time. like when im watching a video, the crackling noise would come and the video would slow down and the sound would go into a low slow motion sound ..
i recently bought the notebook, after a month it was fine nothing went wrong, then in the pass couple weeks i've notice that a "crackling" sound comes on when i play music, this also happens when my headphones are plugged in. Strangely enough the crackling sound only happens when my charger is unplug, when i put the charger in, the crackling sound stops. Is there a way to fix this?
The issue is most noticeable when I'm listening to my music, in any program. It gets unbearable at times. However, when I stream videos or watch DVDs, the issues seems much less prevalent. Actually, there will be times where I really can't notice the issue at all while streaming video or watching DVDs. Then again, sometimes the issue just goes away entirely. But it has always come back. Basically, it's very inconsistent, but it's a problem.
The sound is a very distinct popping noise, which sometimes occurs in sets of around 3-6 right in a row, or it can sometimes be very sporadic. Also, my audio sometimes tends to "skip," usually when click on buttons, open programs, view certain web pages, or move my mouse over certain things. It's unpredictable.
I'm pretty stumped as to what could be causing it. The annoying part is that I had this issue when I first got my laptop several months ago. However, I managed to fix it. I think by disabling the IDT power management settings. But, my hard drive died on me, so I got a replacement from HP. Ever since the replacement, the problem has been back.
I recently received this acer laptop as a gift. Right from the first time I started it I noticed issues with the sound. With any audio that played there were crackling noises.The crackling got worse and worse so I Decided to restart the laptop and then the sound stopped working altogether.I tried reinstalling the Realtek HD audio drivers that came with the laptop but that didn't work and I still got a "No Audio Output Device is Installed" message in the bottom corner.
I tried reinstalling the drivers AGAIN, and the sound worked. All seemed well until I woke up the next day with no sound yet again.I then tried downloading new drivers from the realtek website, even these drivers didn't work. The only solution to the problem seemed to be basically uninstalling and reinstalling the realtek drivers until they worked, and even then, the sound would still crackle horrendously.After getting fed up with this issue I tried to refresh windows, and even this didn't work.I have tried everything I can think of .....
has anybody else had a crackling sound when playing sound example music/games. i always get it in my right speaker and how can i fix this i believe this is a software/hardware issue as whenever the sound goes off the crackling deaseses.
I have a Pavilion 11x365, ¬† from day one when playing videos¬† via the web I get an audible crackling, having contacted Hp support initially the Drivers were re-installed which did not work followed by a system recovery which has also failed to solve the problem, I returned the notebook for a replacement¬†having received¬†the replacement it¬†also displays the same problem.¬†using headphones or Bluetooth speaker, the crackling is not present.