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    I've had this problem for a long time, but it only bothers me when I'm listening to quieter music with headphones in- other times it's less obvious.

    Anyway, there's this quiet ringing sound coming from my computer. It isn't affected by adjusting the volume controls, and I've tried shutting down all programs running in the background, but it's still there.

    I'm on a HP laptop with Windows XP.

    Any ideas as to what it could be?
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    Where is the ringing comming from?

    The speakers? fan? internal? CD drive?

    Just whereabouts on the comp?
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    what sort of ringing are we talking about here?
    Telephone sort of that weird whining noise after listening to loud music for a long time?
    Hmm... Interference? Like from a flouresant (sp???!??!?!) light?
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    try this:

    go to start->run->sndvol32

    then tick the mute boxes for the Line-In, Mic etc. until it stops

    make sure you don't mute 'wave' or 'playback'
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    or:

    sometimes my speakers transmit French radio stations (currently it is some lady speaking!) when the dial is low

    so try putting the wave setting to quite a low setting and then use the dial on your laptop (if u have something like that) to turn up the volume
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    (Original post by tiempo)
    what sort of ringing are we talking about here?
    Telephone sort of that weird whining noise after listening to loud music for a long time?
    Hmm... Interference? Like from a flouresant (sp???!??!?!) light?
    It's a quiet telephone noise when no music is/has been playing
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    That seems to have done the trick! Thanks
 
 
 
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