Speakers make chirping sound

By farai
Nov 15, 2006
  1. Hi All,

    I have an Acer Travelmate 220 which is making a continuous chirping/clicking sound from the speakers even when the volume is turned totally off.
    It starts as soon as I boot the machine.
    The problem started when the machine overheated (it's that hot in Africa).
    It just rebooted and showed a brief (.5 sec) blue screen/dump before starting up.
    I shut it down and let it cool and when I next started it the sound was there.
    It's been there for the past three-four weeks and is driving me crazy.
    I don't want to disconnect the speakers, are they fried for good?
    I also have a Dell needed a bios password, but alas, that's another story.
    Any and all help will be appreciated.

    Farai (farai at farai dt co dt zw)
  2. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

    Unfortunately, it making the niose the moment it starts up probably means the built in sound card has fried!!!!
  3. farai

    farai TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Ouch. Can I replace the sound card with another? Maybe of a different make?
  4. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

    If its a pc yes, if its a laptop then not without spending a lot of money!!!!
  5. farai

    farai TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks, I think it's time to look for another laptop.
  6. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

    I have no idea how expensive laptop repairs are in Zimbabwe but i know they are expensive here in the UK!!!!
  7. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,183   +225

    You could try and reinstall the sound driver. There are external USB "sound cards" available for laptops, but if your on-board sound is fried these USB devices won't be of much help. Repairing this means replacing the laptops motherboard... A very expensive laptop repair indeed
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