buzzing sound from my stereo reciever

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    rightdownupleft New Member

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    so i have this 5.1 sourround hooked up to my computer and i have this buzzing sound that is driving me crazy!! i need to know how to get rid of it!!
     
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    Juvenall What Would Juvie Do?

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    It could be a HUGE list of things. It sounds like it could be electrical interference. The first thing I would try doing is to move the speekers further away from your computer. I had this same problem when I hooked up my 5.1 system. An old computer I had close by was causing all sorts of noise.
     
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    yea see i tried that already and it didnt work...its the most annoying thing!!!
     
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    sounds like a ground loop
     
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    well what is a ground loop and how do you fix it??
     
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    a ground loop is the difference in potentials of the grounds of all the components hooked together. When there's a slight difference in voltage flowing to the ground the electricity tries to balance itself by traveling thru whatever is easiet, usually the interconnects between the components. Make sure everything is plugged into the same powerstrip. If that doesn't cure it try using 'cheater plugs' on some of the pieces and and 'flipping' the plug in the outlet.
     
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    tried all of what you said and it still didnt go away...now im not sure if this is help...but its obvious...when i turn the computer off the humming goes away...now could it be a peice of hardware inside my computer???
     
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    :rolleyes: ground loop.
     
  9. Afterimage

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    obviously there's a ground loop between your computer and your receiver. One of those isn't grounded well enough so do something about it.
     
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    I had a buzzing problem that i couldn't track down, ended up being the sound card driver :hsugh:
     
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    i wish it was the sounc card...i got rid of that idea when i installed a new sound card that i had extra laying around
     

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