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Topic # 69888 14-Oct-2010 20:36
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Hello all,

Just got my studio 15 laptop from dell...against my better judgements...and the speakers turned out to be predictably horrid. Tried the online tips (removing the IDT audio driver and using the windows HD one), Called dell's support service, and the repair technician insisted that there was nothing wrong with the speakers. Yet my husband and I can clearly hear annoying metallic humming noises, especially at higher frequencies and volume , both from windows' system sound samples, and an audio CD. My old inspiron 6400 actually does better on this front...

Anybody having similar problems? Any suggestions as to how to fix it? Or ways to squeeze some redress out of dell?


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  Reply # 392993 18-Oct-2010 00:54
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Download and burn a linux live cd and see if the sound works fine there.
Try DSL:
only 50MB, burn to a cd using imgburn or nero and boot off it.

Often it is a driver problem that is the cause.

Can you also hear the noise when external speakers are plugged in? or headphones?

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