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odd problem with samsung captivate (car charger+ mp3 player)

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i use my captivate as my mp3 player, it works fine when i plug it into the cars aux-in port, but if i hook up the car charger, i immediately start getting alot of static through the speakers. any idea whats causing this? can it be fixed?
post #2 of 7
the only thing i could think of is much like my old iphone it may not be 100% compatible with your device the charger that is and maybe its making the radio chip inside do some weird things lol honestly it use to happen in the tc we had before with the built in ipod charging cable i would try either borrowing a captivate charger thats from say at&t store or maybe try buying one you can return to see if by chance your getting some kind of frequency interference maybe!?
    
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I don't think there's anything you can do about that. It has happened in every car I've been in where we charged the phone and used it to play music. Sorry
    
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My phone doesn't do that. Strange. Not sure what would cause it. Out of curiosity, is the screen on or off? I had some issues with one pair of old headphones. If the screen was on, I got static. Screen off, static off. Only on the one pair though.
    
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post #5 of 7
Sounds like the power coming from the car charger isn't very clean. Had that problem with my Captivate as well, however I was listening to music through earbuds. So the next trip I just used another charger, and there was no static.
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interesting. ill try a few different chargers, i love using my captivate as an in-car mp3 player
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Definitely sounds like your car charger doesn't have a clean output. Swap out your car charger and see if it makes a difference
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