noise from speaker

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Old 03-01-01, 11:57 AM
Kathy D
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I noticed there is no sound, so checked the
plugs. When I checked to make sure speaker wire
was plugged in at the tower, there was a real
loud buzz noise--sorta like when you turn volume
up really high on an amp.

It makes this noise when the plug is 1/2 in the
outlet. Once it is completely in, no noise.
I know I am not using correct names. The speaker
wire has a green plug--this goes into the green
outlet on the tower. This is Gateway computer.
 
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Old 03-01-01, 01:01 PM
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Getting noise when the plug is only 1/2 way plugged in is not unusual, they are designed to function only when they are fully plugged into the speaker output of the sound card.

Now if there is no sound with the speaker wires completly plugged into to the correct connector of the sound card...

Check to make sure that the volume is not muted. There should be a little speaker like symbol in the system box, lower right of your windwos screen, double left click on this, make sure that the mute box is not checked off, and the volume ,and that all controls are at least half way up.

If that doesn;t work check this,
click on START/SETTINGS/CONTROL PANEL/
click on the SYSTEM icon, then on the DEVICE MANAGER tab
scroll down to anything that mentions sound , and click on the + on the left of the name to expand it is it is not already, is there anything listed that has a ? or an ! beside it.

 
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Old 03-02-01, 04:10 PM
Kathy D
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Thank you for helping. I reinstalled the sound
card. Then, it worked. First time I have tried
to do something and it worked.

Are you aware of any instructional books that
are available for people who don't have a clue
about computers?

Thanks again for helping. Kathy
 
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Old 03-02-01, 05:00 PM
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Kathy D, If asked to choose one book on computers that will help you get the most out of it in every way it would Windows 98 Secrets by Livingston and Straub...Mike
 
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Old 03-02-01, 06:56 PM
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Good job Kathy. See when I asked you to look at Device Manager , I was trying to determine if the motherboard reconized the existence of a sound card, adn 2nd if the correct drivers were installed.

There is an excellent series of books out, Dummy books,
like WORPERFECT FOR DUMMIES, WINDOWS 98 FOR DUMMIES, and I beleiv there is one out called PC's FOR DUMMIES. These are excellent books that give a lot of good information in a very basic language explained in laymans language.
 
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Old 03-02-01, 08:43 PM
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Here's another vote for the 'Dummies' books, have 3 myself.
 
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