Weird computer problem?
Results 1 to 10 of 10
  1. #1
    Rookie
    Points: 21,224, Level: 44
    Level completed: 53%, Points required for next Level: 426
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points
    cyflier's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    592
    Points
    21,224
    Level
    44
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 56
    Given: 47

    Weird computer problem?

    Does anyone know why my Dell computer speakers are always playing a radio station in the background very faintly even when there are no programs running on my computer. I have no idea how to get rid of it. The volume of the program in the background is not affected by the volume control on the speakers or the control on the computer. Thanks for the help


    Last edited by cyflier; 04-28-2009 at 01:25 PM.

  2. #2
    Speechless
    Points: 734,770, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 67.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience PointsOverdrive
    Cyclonepride's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    A pineapple under the sea
    Posts
    49,029
    Points
    734,770
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 2,175
    Given: 1,031

    Re: Weird computer problem?

    Are you really close to a radio station? You might try moving your cords around.



  3. #3
    Rookie
    Points: 21,224, Level: 44
    Level completed: 53%, Points required for next Level: 426
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points
    cyflier's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    592
    Points
    21,224
    Level
    44
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 56
    Given: 47

    Re: Weird computer problem?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonepride View Post
    Are you really close to a radio station? You might try moving your cords around.
    I am not aware of any radio stations close by. Moving the cords around doesnt help. Thanks though.



  4. #4
    All-Star
    Points: 18,095, Level: 41
    Level completed: 5%, Points required for next Level: 855
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    1,335
    Points
    18,095
    Level
    41
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 22
    Given: 1

    Re: Weird computer problem?

    Quote Originally Posted by cyflier View Post
    Does anyone know why my Dell computer speakers are always playing a radio station in the background very faintly even when there are no programs running on my computer. I have no idea how to get rid of it. The volume of the program in the background is not affected by the volume control on the speakers or the control on the computer. Thanks for the help
    If you're not close to a radio station, maybe you're close to a radio tower. It's not an uncommon problem, apparently. Do any of your neighbors have the same problem?



  5. #5
    All-Star
    Points: 21,891, Level: 45
    Level completed: 27%, Points required for next Level: 659
    Overall activity: 8.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points
    HGPuck's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Des Moines
    Posts
    1,198
    Points
    21,891
    Level
    45
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 44
    Given: 0

    Re: Weird computer problem?

    Disconnect the input from the computer to the speakers but leave the speakers plugged into their power source. At least then it could give you a better idea if the problem is even your computer. Although not necessarily because it could be a combination of that wire and you computer that are picking up the signal even if the above fixes causes the problem to stop. At any rate the first step is most likely finding the source of the radio station "broadcast" whether something is picking it up over the air, it is coming from your computer, or something else.


    When all is said and done, more is said than done

  6. #6
    Addict
    Points: 63,248, Level: 77
    Level completed: 99%, Points required for next Level: 2
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    jumbopackage's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    5,474
    Points
    63,248
    Level
    77
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 21
    Given: 10

    Re: Weird computer problem?

    Quote Originally Posted by cyflier View Post
    Does anyone know why my Dell computer speakers are always playing a radio station in the background very faintly even when there are no programs running on my computer. I have no idea how to get rid of it. The volume of the program in the background is not affected by the volume control on the speakers or the control on the computer. Thanks for the help
    It's RF energy strong enough to induce a voltage in the speaker wires.

    There must be a strong RF source nearby causing this.


    "Homemade beer, after all, is like a democracy. Every so often, youíre gonna hate what comes out of it. But when itís good, itís the best." - woot.com

  7. #7
    Addict
    Points: 83,390, Level: 89
    Level completed: 80%, Points required for next Level: 360
    Overall activity: 11.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    6,055
    Points
    83,390
    Level
    89
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 170
    Given: 0

    Re: Weird computer problem?

    Shield your speaker wires.



  8. #8
    Burgermeister!
    Points: 362,200, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 16.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    TykeClone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    23,228
    Points
    362,200
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 416
    Given: 864

    Re: Weird computer problem?

    Quote Originally Posted by Clonehomer View Post
    Shield your speaker wires.
    Give them a tinfoil hat.

    Or a tinfoil dinosaur




  9. #9
    Speechless
    Points: 408,101, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 72.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialOverdriveVeteran50000 Experience Points
    Wesley's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Omaha
    Posts
    61,103
    Points
    408,101
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 880
    Given: 613

    Re: Weird computer problem?

    Are you near a recruiting station? Have the Chinese hacked your computer? Are you running a botnet for the RIAA?


    Let my Fred's Posse Ride: Georges, Naz, Hogue, Bryce, Nader, Monte, Matt, and McKay.

  10. #10
    Starter Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    870
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Re: Weird computer problem?

    Quote Originally Posted by cyflier View Post
    Does anyone know why my Dell computer speakers are always playing a radio station in the background very faintly even when there are no programs running on my computer. I have no idea how to get rid of it. The volume of the program in the background is not affected by the volume control on the speakers or the control on the computer. Thanks for the help
    My alarm clock radio at home does the same thing even when I have it turned off. It is classical music that comes through the speaker, I just assumed the ghosts in my house like listening to classical music.



Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • TV: Cyclones.tv
  • HOOPS: Iowa State vs. Mississippi Valley State
  • December 31, 2014
  • 06:00 PM