Sony :: Interference When Z Audio Out Plugged Into Amp

Jan 5, 2009

When i plug my Sony Z into my Denon Receiver, using 3.5mm Jack -> 2 x Phono cable, there is a huge amount of crackling interference. At first i thought i was the lead but then I used it the other day again and it was fine and didn't know why.

In the end, i found out the AC Power Adapter wasn't plugged in and this worked fine. I then plugged in the AC Power Adapter and the crackling interference came back. My old Dell i8100 does not have this issue.

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HP/Compaq :: PC Audio Does Not Cut Off When Headphones Are Plugged In

May 3, 2009

i am the proud owner of a brand new HDX18T. Everything seems to be functioning fine except the following:

Whenever I plug in headphones, the audio from the PC speakers continues to play. I can hear everything in the headphones AND the PC speakers at the same time. I spoke with an HP support tech who suggested reloading the driver which I did. The problem remains. I am hoping that this is a software setup somewhere that I just haven't found yet,

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Dell :: Interference With External Sound

Jun 13, 2009

I've found an issue that I haven't noticed before. Basically, whenever I plug in external speakers (my surround sound, for example) there is a lot of interference sound.

It seems to coincide with the hard drive light - When the hard drive is being read, interference happens.

I've tried this with the built in speakers - no interference. Also with sound muted, it still makes the noise. Anyone got any ideas why this would be, or how/if I can stop it?

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Sony :: HDMI Audio- Z

Nov 8, 2009

I did a clean install of Windows 7 on my Z590 after upgrading the BIOS to R2170M3. Everything works perfectly but I just can't get any sound over HDMI on my TV. Totally ruins the Windows 7 experience...

I have the NVIDIA 187.35 drivers from Sony installed. When I install the previous NVIDIA drivers for Vista (174.49), I immediately get sound over HDMI. Apparently this is an NVIDIA problem.

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Sony :: VAIO SZ AUDIO CHIP

Sep 9, 2009

I was wondering if there was anybody here that might know where Sigmatel Audio Chip is located on the VAIO SZ1XX series. It can only be in 1 of 3 places; the main board, the PWB Board (Speakers attach here), or the CNX Board (Where audio jacks are located)

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Sony :: Audio Skipping...static

Mar 27, 2010

its happening on my SR, so here goes:

Recently I've found 2 things:

1- my hard drive makes a very soft clicking noise, only noticeable when the room is perfectly quiet. but it's also noticeable because my system locks when it clicks for this split second, enough that if im scrolling it lags. not a biggie but...

2- ive found my audio (mp3s) to be skipping (odd click or blip here or there, like the track was ripped badly), and to my ear's horror, PURE STATIC for a few seconds will pop up irregardless of the volume settings (ie. i will try to scroll down volume in itunes but it has no effect on the banshee like sound thats trying to destroy my ear drums).

This happens in WMP and iTunes, so its not a software problem....

so whats going on? hdd dying? sound card dying? windows?

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Sony :: Audio Over HDMI Through An AVR (ATI 3650)

Mar 29, 2009

Running my FW290 with an ATI 3650 through my AVR (Onkyo TX-SR706), I get video, but no audio - audio stays with the computer. I have no audio issues running the computer through HDMI directly to my TV (except at times I've had to switch the default playback device to HDMI). That option is not available here as the computer is not showing any HDMI output.

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Sony :: VAIO S Audio Clipping/distortion

Apr 21, 2010

I have recently purchased a new i5 vaio S from bestbuy. the first one that I got had a squeaky keyboard so I returned it for another. Both of these brand new computers audio randomly glitch out after about 20ish minutes of listening to music. This happens with both headphones and using the laptop speakers. I can only describe the sound as if you tazer'd a robot... its the weridest noise I have heard and only last for a second and then music continues to play. This happens with music on my computer, youtube videos, ect...

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Dell :: Plugged In Not Charging

Oct 4, 2009

I recently got the dreaded "Plugged in, not charging" message in vista of my Dell XPS 1530.My laptop is out of warranty .I tried all the methods suggested and flashed the bios to A09 from A12.I also checked the BIOS and it says

Battery Charge = 6%
Charger = 90W

Also when I connect the charger the charging light would flash for 5 sec. and then go off.Due to this the battery charge has moved from 6% to 7%.

I cannot buy a new mbd worth $500 . Any other cure for this ????

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Sony :: Outputting Audio Over HDMI (Windows 7-Vaio Z)

Sep 12, 2009

Put Windows 7 on Vaio 620n. I get audio (through HDMI) but only 2 channel.

In the driver window it says Max number of channels 2/ HDCP not supported.

When I play a channel mapping wav file, everything is mapped to the front of my system.

Im using the Nvidia Vista driver that originally came with the system. Because every other driver I find is useless. Amazing that Sony is so behind as far as Windows 7 driver support.

So I guess my question is:
is anyone in a similar situation having more success than me -and how?

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Sony :: Z Series Why HDMI Audio Out Shows Only 2 Speakers

Nov 8, 2009

i just noticed when i play movies via HDMI cable from my Z750 to my TV sound is only stereo - 2 speakers!

There is not even possibility to chose 4 or 5.1 speakers in device settings! only 2!

I tought ANY HDMI is capable do transfer also HIGH QUALITY sound (including 5.1 speakers) other then High quallity picture!

Do i need to download something ( like realtek high definition audio) ?

When i use HDMI connection from my desktop computer trough my TV im always able to change number of speakers in settings.

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Dell :: Xps M1530 Plugged In, Not Charging

Sep 20, 2008

I have a dell xps m1530. Yesterday, suddenly a problem developed. The laptop charges for a few secs and then the battery icon says plugged in, not charging. I have tested the power supply and the adapter pin on the laptop motherboard its working fine. I purchased the laptop 4 months ago. i am using windows vista Ultimate with sp1.

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Dell :: Noise From Laptop When Plugged In?

Mar 27, 2009

I just recently purchased a Dell Studio 17. I am very happy with my purchase, however, I have started to notice a high pitched whining noise sometimes when I have it plugged in for charging.

If I disconnect the charger from the laptop, the noise goes away and sometimes it goes away on its own..

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Acer :: 4810TZ Plugged In Light

Apr 7, 2010

I bought the laptop today. When I first plugged it in, the LED turned yellow when charging. From reading another thread I thought it would turn blue when charged and plugged in, yet the light just goes out after a while. Is it broken? Quick guide also says blue light should be on after the battery is charged.

I tried removing the battery, put it back in, plugged the laptop in, blue light came on for a few seconds, then went out again.

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HP/Compaq :: Wireless Not Working When Plugged In

Jun 26, 2009

sometimes when i plug in, the wireless disables itself. hp wireless helper app tells me that it is disabled using the button... but the button is on. and then immediately when i unplug the laptop and run on battery, the wireless turns on and connects, and the wireless light on the switch is blue.

i tried disabling and enabling the wireless network adapter, it didnt work. i tried turning the switch on/off manually while plugged in, it doesnt work.

also, i noticed that the LED for the "power on" near the wireless switch (next to "charging" light and "HDD access" light is very dim or off, while the laptop is on. I think it might be related.

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HP/Compaq :: Battery Not Charging While Plugged In

Mar 13, 2010

i have my computer (win 7) set to high performance. I also keep it plugged it but it hasnt been charging my battery, its down to 35%. Does it have some sort of a cycle function where it waits until the battery is drained and then charges it back up? I dont want it to do this because when i need to use it on the go i would like a full battery.

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HP/Compaq :: Battery Plugged In, Not Charging

Aug 12, 2009

I've got an HP Compaq nw8240 and when I move the mouse over the battery icon it says Plugged In, Not Charging. It only shows a 40% charge too, and if I unplug the AC adapter the battery will drain and then recharge back to 40% again.

I'm running the latest version of Windows 7 also.

I've also tried updating the BIOS but when I download the file from HP's support site it and run it all it does is restart my computer and nothing changes.

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Apple :: MBP Doesn't Sleep When Plugged In

May 11, 2009

I have my MBP set to put the screen to sleep after 5 mins of inactivity and system to sleep after 10 mins.

This works fine when not plugged in, but when connected to the power the screen goes to sleep but not the computer.

I am not running any apps in the background except Quicksilver...

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Sony :: Raltek High Definition Audio No Digital Output

Apr 10, 2009

I have the following problem:
Sony Vaio VGN-FW370J with Win Vista Home Premium 64 with Aptio Utility.

I do have realtek hd audio card and this card should have digital output. My gf has a toshiba satellite with the same card and she has it but I don't. I called sony and they replied (twice with different technicians) that this feature is not available on this model. Both audio cards have the same chip so I suspect that this feature is disabled hw.

It is not a driver problem. The driver does not install the Realtek Audio Manager so within the OS there is no way to enable it.

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Dell :: XPS M1530 Charger Turns Off When Plugged In

May 9, 2010

My Dell XPS M1530 just shut down on me. When I plug the charger into the laptop, the green light on the charger turns off, just like it wasn't plugged into the wall outlet.

I tried a second charger, and the light on that one just blinks in rapid succession. I've tried booting it up without the battery and with a replacement battery with the same results.

So now my laptop can't start up and I'm not sure what's going on.

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Dell :: Plugged AC Adapter In And My Laptop Shut Down

Jun 25, 2009

i was watching family guy in the kitchen today and when i plugged the laptop back into the AC adapter it just shut down,

i attempted to restart but it will not boot up at all ive attempted to take the battery out and then try with that however nothing happens at all any ideas on what ive done and how to fix it?

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Dell :: M1530 &plugged In. Not Charging Solution

Oct 31, 2008

i was having this wierd behavior of my laptop where battery woudnt charge above 6%, ive tried most of the "solutions" on the web, but none of them worked.

-Desinstalling Microsoft's ACPI-Compliant control method battery

-Doing a vista clean install

-Restarting/Removing/Plugging the battery from the laptop with the system running and shut down, and all sorts of combinations between.

-Trying different AC (from dell, some of my friends have got some dell systems, i tried a m1330 AC)

-Tried to find a battery calibrator, but was unsuccesful, and even tried to downgrade my BIOS, but couldnt because my battery wasnt charged above 10% (thats a requisite to flash the BIOS)

NONE OF THOSE WORKED.

So i called dell, they told me to go to the BIOS, tech guys told me that the problem could be figured out there by 2 ways, it'd either:

-Recognize the AC adapter (in due case, it was a battery problem)
-Or it wouldnt recognize it (in which case, it would be a MoBo or a AC adapter problem.

Turned out it recognized the AC adapter, so next step was to send me a new battery, since i had a 6 cell battery (which the dell guy confirmed after i gave him the serial number of the battery) i expected to receive a 6 cell battery replacement, but no, lucky me i received a 9 CELL BATTERY INSTEAD, free within warranty period (system is only 7 months old) so yeah, im happy, and my battery is charging again.

Everything is fine, so i thought i would share this info for you guys.

One thing to get in consideration: The embedded battery health indicator might not indicate that the battery is healthy, since my faulty battery had 5/5 green lights when i tried to check the health but was still faulty (my new one has 5/5 health lights and works wonderful)

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Dell :: My 1530 Is Louder When AC Adapter Is Plugged In

Mar 31, 2009

Is this normal that when the machine has no cable attached is very silent - the fan runs occasionally for a short period o time unlike when the laptop is plugged in, makes much more noise -

the fan only stops for about 3-4 min and starts cooling again for another 5-6min or sometimes longer depends on work..?

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Acer :: 8930g Power Laptop Is ALWAYS Plugged In

Jan 22, 2009

I own a Acer Aspire 8930g which I bought at the end of November 08.

Ive been having power problems, Id be playing a game or just browsing the web, and the machine just switches off.
Upon booting up again and logging into windows I notice the battery is completely flat, and is charging at 1%

The laptop is ALWAYS plugged in.

It seems to run down the battery if the computer is put into sleep mode, even though the power is plugged in, and also, I think, cant be 100% but seems to drain the battery even when fully shut down with the power plugged in.

Strrange problems and is really annoying as you would imagine if your in the middle of a good game or halfway through a good movie.

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HP/Compaq :: Presario 1200; Plugged In But Won't Turn On

May 31, 2009

This is an old notebook. A Compaq Presario 1200 Series notbeook (1200 XL-101). When I plug in the power cable, the LED lights up, indicating it's plugged in - however absolutely nothing happens if I hit the power button.

I have tried this with or without the Battery in it. In the past this notebook was able to turn on WITHOUT any battery in it if it was plugged in; being directly powered by the power cable.

Does anyone have any input one where I can begin to fix this? I don't want to bring it in to a shop; I'd rather fix it myself. I'm handy with hardware so I can open and replace parts. I just don't know what is wrong with it.

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HP/Compaq :: Laptop Plugged In All The Time (hp's)zd8000

Mar 23, 2009

We have some older hp zd8000 laptops, where the battery stopped charging at one point.. granted, they were pretty old, but in one case, we ordered a replacement battery, its been "ok".. in another, the replacement stopped working (stopped charging or holding a charge) after 3 months..

Now i'm about to get a new hp dv7t.. I'm wondering if i should avoid leaving it plugged in (and charging) all the time, or has the tech changed so that this wont hurt the unit..

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HP/Compaq :: 8510p Touchpad Erratic When Plugged In

May 4, 2009

I had to buy a replacement HP AC adapter because the original one stopped working. So I went out and bought the HP 90w AC/Auto/Air Smart Adapter (The box says 8510p is compatible).

When I plug in the laptop, the touchpad seems to go out of whack and jumps around at times. When I remove the AC power, the touchpad works perfectly.

There are a couple of differences written on the back of the adapters:

Output (Original Adapter): 19V / 4.74A
Output (Replacement): 19.5V / 4.62A

It is an Authentic HP replacement part (KS474AA #ABA / 481197-002).

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