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October 23, 2010 2:45:25 PM

On my computer the sound has lots of static when it starts. the sound card is on board, any help is welcome.

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October 23, 2010 10:01:33 PM

Have you checked the cable connections?
October 24, 2010 3:38:20 AM

yes and tried different speakers.
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October 24, 2010 6:48:56 AM

change the position of the speaker cables. they are most likely picking up interference from some other device or cabling.
October 24, 2010 7:46:45 AM

When it starts? So it goes away?
October 24, 2010 3:29:04 PM

Yes in around 10 minute
October 24, 2010 4:17:57 PM

Which board do you have?
October 24, 2010 4:33:36 PM

M2N78-LA (Violet) motherboard

This is a pre-built computer from hp.
October 24, 2010 9:48:33 PM

Which model number?
October 25, 2010 2:19:20 AM

p6228p
October 25, 2010 10:38:57 AM

if it goes away then aint the problem partially solved?
October 26, 2010 2:26:43 AM

yes but it gets really annoying
October 26, 2010 2:59:31 AM

its probably picking up interference. arent hp's the ones that had alot of bad motherboard caps?

that being said you could get a cheapo sound card and that might fix it.

not really a whole lot you can do about your problem.
October 27, 2010 7:10:34 PM

iam2thecrowe said:
change the position of the speaker cables. they are most likely picking up interference from some other device or cabling.


Did you try this? Do you have good speakers with thick cables or really thin cheap cables?
October 27, 2010 7:22:41 PM

Also check your settings in the sound manager and if not using the microphone be sure to mute that channel (the mic input can pick up distortion and feedback if it is not muted)
October 27, 2010 7:28:55 PM

Good call.
October 27, 2010 9:50:15 PM

My mic is unplugged, and how thick is a thick cable? I think it is a mobo malfunction.
October 28, 2010 1:59:13 PM

ramsey_79 said:
My mic is unplugged, and how thick is a thick cable? I think it is a mobo malfunction.


The mic is unplugged but is the input channel MUTED in the sound manager ?? Even without a Mic plugged in the input can pick up distortions and amplify them as if they were coming in from a mic so if not using that channel it should always be muted in the sound manager unless in use !

By thick he means well shielded to prevent outside sources of radio interference being picked up and amplified by the wiring causing distortions to the sounds (if using non shielded wiring it can pick up ambient noises from things like your fans etc. and amplify them thinking they are playable sounds.
October 28, 2010 10:18:47 PM

^+1. This kept happening on my laptop and it took a good 10-15 minutes to find the problem. After disabling the Mic input (I don't use it) I have not had this problem. Granted, this was not as bad as the OPs problem (only happened randomly).
October 31, 2010 6:28:31 PM

My mics channel is now muted but it still makes the noise.
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