Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




21 posts

Geek


Topic # 69888 14-Oct-2010 20:36
Send private message

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?

Thanks!




Create new topic
14 posts

Geek


  Reply # 392993 18-Oct-2010 00:54
Send private message

Download and burn a linux live cd and see if the sound works fine there.
Try DSL:
http://www.damnsmalllinux.org/download.html
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?

Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Geekzone Live »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.