Crackling Sound

  TED1 10:08 01 Mar 2006

My friends PC is running Windows XP Media centre. It has been working fine, until recently,now the sound crackles on startup, and during the radio from the BBC website, although playing the sound sample in media player seemed OK. I have updated the sound drivers, and turned off hardware acceleration, but still no joy. Please help.

  rmcqua 10:11 01 Mar 2006

Faulty/dirty audio output connector?

  TED1 10:26 01 Mar 2006

It could be, but the system is only 6 months old, I will get him to check. Is there any other cause?

  Stuartli 14:04 01 Mar 2006

Plugs and sockets can often build up a resistance over quite short periods.

That's why occasionally unplugging and replugging the jackplugs etc helps to keep the socket clean.

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