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Static Noise with microphone PLEASE HELP

Last response: in Components
November 26, 2012 6:16:28 PM

I am trying to talk via skype with people on my headset, but the problem is whenever something is running, any kind of program, it produces HUGE static noise in my headset. This only happens when i plug my headset into the front green slot of my computer. Its not a cheap or old headset either. Any ideas what may cause this? Thanks.
November 27, 2012 1:08:56 PM

So i should just open it up and move some cables around? try to get them away from the front?
November 27, 2012 11:11:17 PM

Usually theres a ground for the front panel and sometimes its put too close to noisey things like the usb or esata ports or sometimes it a poor solder or loose screw causing a poor ground connection.

You need to open the case and find your headphone jack's ground and see where it goes. It could be as simple as moving some wires or tightening a screw or you might have to do something as complex as rewire the jack.

Ground on the jack would be the one closest to where you plug in the headphones.