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e-machines Audio dilemna

By pyuschenkoff
May 10, 2006
  1. Good evening one and all,

    I have an e-machine T6520. We bought it less than a year ago.
    Operating System: Windows xp MCE
    Issue Description: Thanks for the e-support.
    Yesterday, my audio started sounding funny. Various playbacks (via
    headphones/speakers attached to either Line-In) played out rather
    scratchy and distorted). I ran the MCE online support(great resource)but
    alas, the assorted diagnostics, tests, and other troubleshooting hints
    did not lead me to a solution.
    Do you have any suggestions/guidelines/directions that could assist me in this most confounding dilemna ?

    Please get back to me SOON - Thanks, Patrick
     
  2. WinDoWsMoNoPoLy

    WinDoWsMoNoPoLy TS Rookie Posts: 252

    Wow, you never really hear of audio problems with Windows. So when is that occuring? Just constantly?
     
  3. pyuschenkoff

    pyuschenkoff TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Your brief but relevant comment is inspiring

    Dear Fellow Techie,

    Your mention of something like this rarely happening tin Windows makes me think it may be a driver issue. I'm gonna investigate it.


    Thanks for the return mail,
    Take care and God bless,
    pyuschenkoff
     
  4. N3051M

    N3051M TS Evangelist Posts: 2,115

    Common causes of audio problems(windows included):

    -driver issue
    -sound controller application (eg: Realtek, C-Media etc) settings wrong
    -Sounds and Multimedia/Volume settings wrong
    -program using cpu power and taxing the bit an integrated audio usualy uses..
    -bad sound source
    -over driving what the sound card/speakers can produce
    -EQ settings/Reverb settings screwed around
    -hardware problem - dirty input jack, broken/dodgy cable, loose/damaged connector, speakers damaged.... list goes on...

    I'm sure you've done a couple of them already.. its just an FYI Troubleshooting guide for people running into audio problems.. see how you go..
     
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