How is this even possible?

By Jskid ยท 6 replies
Jul 21, 2012
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  1. Sometimes when I have my ear buds plugged into the speakers and scroll the wheel on the mouse, I hear static. Only when the wheel is moving. I also have a whinny power supply. Even when the computer is off I hear noise. I red that some PSU make noise when displaying 3D objects, could it be a simillar situation? I have a UPS which the computer and speakers are plugged into.
  2. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 3,797   +117

    Run them without the UPS, plugged into the mains as normal and see if that cures the problem.
  3. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 2,995   +1,316

    are the mouse and the earphones both plugged into the front of the computer? or both the back? plug one into the front and one into the back and see what sounds like the PSU may be dying which may also be causing your problem with the mouse/earphones, like the PSU might not be supplying enough power to whichever side of the PC you are using. Of course, thats just speculation from me, I cant be sure of anything.
  4. Jskid

    Jskid TS Guru Topic Starter Posts: 346

    Both are connected to the back but it's not happening now. The mouse is wireless btw.
  5. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 2,995   +1,316

    idk, I doubt its possible but perhaps the scroll "signal" was causing some interference..normally its between 2 wireless devices instead of 1 wired and 1 wireless..idk. just speculating again.
  6. Jskid

    Jskid TS Guru Topic Starter Posts: 346

    I think it happens when my external hard drive is on (btw this thing is ancient)
  7. Jskid

    Jskid TS Guru Topic Starter Posts: 346

    It's hard to tell when this happens. I was scrolling along Facebook and the noise was happening and I turned off my external hard drive and it didn't fix it. I closed and opened Firefox and the noise went way. It only happens with my ear buds when I unplug them from the speakers the speakers have no static noise.

    Oh I just turned my hard drive back on and noise happens when I scroll. But after posting that sentence it stopped. And now it started again, no joke.

    It only happens if I can actually scroll, for example if I'm on the desktop and scroll nothing happens and no noise is made.

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