Weird Noise From Speakers

  [DELETED] 15:17 15 Feb 2006

Occasionally, at unpredicatable intervals, when either I left the speaker turned on or plugged a earphone into it, it makes a flatulent honk.

This isn't a joke. I get irritated by this noise when I'm busy understanding dialogue from a movie i'm watching.

My theory is that there is nothing wrong with my speakers or sound card, and that this must be a default Windows sound, like a error message, or the startup theme music.

Can someone identify the file so I can disable the honking?

  [DELETED] 15:51 15 Feb 2006


  [DELETED] 03:06 16 Feb 2006

What's that supposed to mean?

  [DELETED] 08:35 16 Feb 2006

.could it be that you have U2 playing in the background? :-)

  [DELETED] 09:11 16 Feb 2006

As soon as you hear the honk -take a deep breath.
Then you will appreciate what Ray 5776 meant.

Now to the serious bit.
When you get the 'honk' press Alt/Ctrl/Del
and check Window Task Manager- to see what else is running- and if necessary shut it down.

  [DELETED] 18:56 16 Feb 2006

How are you getting on with the "Honking"

  [DELETED] 06:24 21 Feb 2006

Still persists.

  [DELETED] 06:33 21 Feb 2006

go to cotrol panel, sounds and audio devices. click the sounds tab.

click on the sounds one by one and press play.

Is it any of those?

  [DELETED] 07:14 21 Feb 2006

I tried that before. It isn't any of those.

It seems to sound off randomly, doesn't matter what applications I have or don't have open.

THe sound only pipes up when I listen through my headphones, which from what I have concluded, are perfectly fine. It happens randomly after I plug my headphones into the phone jacks on the speakers.

  [DELETED] 08:42 21 Feb 2006

When the phone jack is plugged in, I assume the speakers are then off.

If this is so ,the likely cause is the jack socket.

When the 'phone jack inserts, a spring contact plate on the socket is lifted thus cutting out the speakers. This then cause the speakers to dissconnect, in so doing a small arc is caused as the plate lifts.

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