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Audio jack problems and static feedback

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My audio was working fine up until today until I could no longer hear any sound in the left ear of my earbuds. I have a pretty ghetto setup at home, with a 6ft 3.5mm extension cable running from the back panel of my case to the top of my desk as my headphones and earbuds have very short cables. The front panel audio jack and the one on my monitor are both unusable as there is extremely annoying feedback and static noise whenever I use either. The only way I can get sound back in the left ear while using my extension cable is by fiddling with the jack but it will go in and out.

I'm really clueless when it comes to audio devices, any ideas on what could be wrong? I've already tried multiple headphones.

EDIT: Forgot to mention my case is an Antec 300 which is notorious for cheap grounding with the front audio panel and my monitor is a Samsung SyncMaster T220HD. Would not mind using the audio jack in the side of it if it didn't have a constant buzzing noise when silent.
Edited by rezza123 - 4/8/14 at 3:36am
post #2 of 4
If fiddling around with the jack helps:
- One of the cables is broken (try without the extension cable). This is pretty common.
- Or the output of the mobo is broken.

Usually when the cable is broken you get the kind of symptoms which you described.
Edited by Tiihokatti - 4/8/14 at 4:47am
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Yup, I guess you were right, the extension cable decided to give out today. Going to have to swing by the local computer store and pick up another one.

Thank you though.
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I have an Antec 300 too. I can vouch for the extremely horrible sound quality from the front panel headers. I've simply decided to unplug them completely to avoid the cable clutter.
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