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post #1 of 11
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Alright, just sitting here, my speakers sometimes produce a really high-pitched whine. It goes away when I turn them off or just let it sit for a while. What could be causing it?
post #2 of 11
It can be:

Unshielded speaker cables
Your sound card going bad
Your speakers going bad

^From most likey, to least
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post #3 of 11
Thread Starter 
Well, I think my wires are shielded, as I've never noticed it before. However, my sub isn't, so that could cause a problem. My sound card is brand new, so I don't see why that would be the problem.
post #4 of 11
Ill bet its from unshielded wires... a cheap, but ugly way around this is to wrap aluminum foil around the wires and then ground it some how, like let the foil touch the pc case, or some other large metal object.
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post #5 of 11
I'm thinking speakers giong bad, because if it was just unshielded wires, it wouldn't start then stop when he restarted the speakers. And usually unshielded wires have a definite outside influence, such as a high powered AM station near by or maybe a cell phone. Methinks is the speakers going bad.
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post #6 of 11
speakers whining is usually aways due to interference caused by other devices or improper grounding of the speakers. check to see if you have a mic near your speakers that's not muted or some other device that broadcasts signals (cells, walkie talkies, ect) that could be possibly interfering with your signal. if you can't find anything that might interfere with the signal, then try re routing your speaker connections; disconnecting the speakers and pulling all the wires clean from that jumbled mess behind your desk and re wiring them cleanly.

if none of this helps, then it may be your sound card or speaker system. In which case, please refer to my speakers guide if you are looking for new speakers.
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post #7 of 11
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I think it might be interference. I have a pretty bad cable tangle behind my desk, which should be rectified when my sister goes to college next year (she'll have a laptop there, and we'll probably turn her PIII into a file server). I'll take over the entire desk then, and I'll finally have room (whatever papers she doesn't throw out I'll put in one of those 37-gallon totes and let her find it) to leave my stuff. My cell is here right now, but it is turned off.
post #8 of 11
does you or your sister have a mic?
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post #9 of 11
Its from the pot in the volume control, I get it most of the time but it depends on how turn it on,
What speakers are they?
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post #10 of 11
Check to see if the volume one your computer is turned up....
If you have the volume turned down on your computer, It causes you to turn up the speakers which can cause the fuzzing or whining sound

(hope this makes sense)
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