Popping Sound from Computer Speakers

Popping Sound from Computer Speakers - Computer Repair

Do you get extremely frustrated when you’re listening to some awesome music on your computer and all of a sudden there’s another sound playing in the background? Is it annoying when you can’t figure out where it’s coming from? What if that noise continued all the time, nonstop, as a constant popping? You would lose your mind wouldn’t you?

Why You Hear a Popping Sound

The popping, cracking, and breaking up of audio in speakers seems to be a very common occurrence.  This could be a result of many different things such as the sound card, plugins, or sound drivers.  While there is no guaranteed way to prevent a popping sound from computer speakers, there are a few things you can try.

How Prevent Popping Sound from Computer Speakers

1. Double-check and make sure your headphones and speakers are properly plugged in.  Improperly plugged in devices can result in crackling and such unnecessary noises.

2. Also check to see if the speakers make similar sounds when plugged into a different computer.  If not, it may be the computer and not the speakers.

3. Make sure that the surge protector is properly seated.

4. If none of these steps help, you can try to sync digital audio between devices with different levels.

5. Furthermore you can attempt to check the sound drivers.  To do this, go to the Start Menu > My Computer > Properties > Hardware > Device Manager > Sounds > Sound Card > Drivers. Uninstall the drivers, restart the computer and then reinstall them.

6. In the rare case that none of these solutions helps you, you may need to either update the sound card or replace the speakers.

Find Professional Help

Before taking any drastic steps you should definitely consult a professional.  In today’s economy there are hundreds of choices that you can make to get help, but only the best are available through TalkLocal.  Just tell us what you need, where you are, and when you are available, and we will connect you with up to three computer technicians. They will call YOU, ready to help — for free!

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