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Question: GRINDING/BUZZING it the HD or..?(HLP!)

I have a Dell DImension Desktop (not a big Dell fan, but it was free, it's my only PC). Anyway, lately at startup I've been hearing a terrible grinding noise from insode the computer, it usually quiets down a bit later after startup, but a grinding/buzzing noise is always there to some degree.

I immediatly figured it was a HD problem, that the HD was grinding. I went to staples and picked up a new 80GB maxtor HD and installed it (removed the old one entirely). I re-installed windows at that point but the grinding noise IS STILL THERE! The noise is basically identical so I am starting to think that it was neve a HD issue, if it wasn't what else could possibly be grinding like that!? Maybe a fan somewhere? I'm not completely computer illiterate, but I obviously have no clue what's going on, please help me!


PS_ if it helps im running off of a GeForce FX 5200 256 MB Vid Card (ya, I know it's not the greatest), I havea GIG of staple's RAM and that's a bout all I think you'll need, plz help me out here!

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Preferred Solution: GRINDING/BUZZING it the HD or..?(HLP!)

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Answer: GRINDING/BUZZING it the HD or..?(HLP!)

A fan is the only other moving part unless its a floppy or cd in the drives

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First post, hope I'm doing this right.Hi guys, about 3 weeks ago I purchased a Lenovo ideapad 110. It's a great laptop, however, about a couple weeks ago, the laptop started making a loud grinding/buzzing sound when playing audio. The sound only lasts for second, but it's quite jarring, to the point where I have to take out my earphones and take a break from what ever I was watching/listening to. It also happens without earphones, so those aren't the problem. YouTube is when it mainly occurs, however other sites with audio have it too. I've tried playing with the audio settings and updating the drivers, it worked for a few days, but the sound has returned. My previous laptop, a hp did this too, but never this frequently, so what exactly is this? I'm not very tech-savvy, so I have no idea.Here are the spec if it helps.15.6-inch (1366 x 768 pixels) TN displayIntel Pentium N3710 Processor (1.60GHz 1600MHz 2MB) with Intel HD Graphics4GB RAM (up to 8GB), 1TB HDDWindows 10 HomeBuilt-in DVD Recordable DriveStereo Speakers with Dolby Audio, 3.5 mm Combo Audio JackUSB 3.0, USB 2.0, HDMI, RJ45 Ethernet and 4-in-1 Card Reader (SD, SDHC, SDXC, MMC)Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi 802.11 acDimensions: 378 x 265 x 22.9; Weight: 2.2 kg24WH batteryThanks.

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So this problem seemed to come out of nowhere, I have no idea why it started. Basically, when I use my internet, eg: opening link, loading video or downloading randomly my speakers make a grinding noise and until the noise stops (can be 1-10 seconds) my internet drops (the internet icon on the bottom right shows it is still connected but nothing loads until the noise stops. Even then, the noise can drop in and out like 10 times in a minute and is constantly messing up the internet.

If someone could help, it would be much appreciated, my speakers are Logitech (doubt that makes much difference as I doubt the problem is linked to them and my LAN card is some Ralink thing, nothing special.

Here is a low volume recording of the noise, turn up your speakers to hear it well.

Answer:Speakers make buzzing/hiss/grinding noise and internet drops until sound stops

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Hello, I was wondering if anyone else had experience with an issue I am having.  I just got my new Y510p laptop and a fan has been making a constant buzzing noise.  It sounds like the fan is loose in the housing or ill-fitting and grinding aginst its housing.  I have a y510p with 2 x NVIDIA GeForce GT 750m graphics cards in SLI configuration, with 8gb ram.  The noise is coming from the fan on the left hand side of the computer.  The fan (and noise) starts as soon as the laptop is powered on.  From experience with previous laptops, I believe the CPU is located on the left side and this is a problem with the CPU fan. I consider this a serious issue, and will be returning the laptop in a few days if the problem presists.  I hope that the fan may "break itself in" over the course of time and the issue resolve itself. Best Regards,Erik

Answer:Lenovo y510p Fan noise : grinding / buzzing

I have recently brought 12 Pcs of IdeaPad Y510p to sold out in Nepal. One of my customer told me he is ireeted while working at night in Peace place due to the Buzz sound which produce in Laptop. After this i checked in my rest of the Laptop and hear the same problems, what is the problem, is this Factory Dafult or some thing.
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I have had my new pc for a few months now and I have noticed within the past couple weeks or so I get these REALLY ANNOYING audio glitches during music playback. Like a 3 second metallic skipping noise every so often.....maybe once a song. At first I thought it was iTunes but the problem also happens when playing music on the emusic website. I tried uninstalling the realtek audio drivers and having windows 7 reinstall them but no luck. any ideas?

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Hi friends,

Last week when I turned on the computer, there was a grinding sound from inside the CPU. Suddenly I turned off
and opened it.I thought it was coz of dust.So cleaned and again turned on,then it worked fine.Yesterday morning when I turned it on,again it made that grinding sound.I don't know whats wrong with my CPU. The hard disk,motherboard,SMPS all are new .Is there any problem with my CPU fan or HD?Today morning also I got the same problem.I turned off and removed the side panel.Then again turned on and now its working fine.I think the sound is probably from the fan.But the SMPS is new one.So I'm confused that is it power supply fan or CPU fan or will it be the HDD. Plz help me...!!

Answer:Grinding Sound From CPU

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Question: Grinding sound

When Windows is closing down I think the hard drive is making a grinding twice before it closes down. It's not a beep but a grinding. On two seperate occassions it has done this.

Running: Windows XP, AMD gigabyte motherboard 1.8, 768 RAM, x800 ATI radeaon card.

What could be causing this?

Answer:Grinding sound


First of all, let me say you need to back up this drive immediately unless you want to risk the chance of losing all your data. This drive might be ready to bite the dust, so get that done.

I would go to the drive manufacturer's website and download the drive utility and run it on this drive to see what might be the problem. You need to get tha done quickly while the drive is still operational.

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hello i just build a i7 cpu this past weekend and i noticed the past 2 days everytime i have the computer on for 3 hours or so i get a grinding sound. can someone please help idk what this is

Answer:grinding sound please help

You'll have to take the cover off your case when you hear it and see for yourself. It could be any of the fans doing it.

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Question: Grinding Sound

Hello, I have a Lenovo Thinkpad T61 Laptop. When I work on the laptop, it suddenly start producing a grinding sound. It is coming form the Top-Left corner of the laptop. It is not coming all the time. It is not coming immediately when I turn it on. But if I use it for like 30 minutes, it will start producing the sound. It will produce this sound for the next 15 to 30 minutes and then gradually stop after that. This happens every day. Is it a heatsink+fan issue? How can I fix this ? Thanks. 

Answer:Grinding Sound

It sounds like your fan is failing. My fan has failed on my old Thinkpad x61 tablet. You can get the instructions here look at page 88, the steps are there. PM me if you need any help. If you replace your fan remember to get new thermal grease.

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Hello, My lenovo P50 is about a year old and has started making this weird grinding noise. I suspect dusts in the fan and the easier option would be to hand it over for lenovo to look at but Im in Abuja, Nigeria. Doubt there are any Lenovo certified centers here. The sound started about 3 days ago and it gets really loud.Does the sound affect performance? I do alot of intensive 3D rendering and compositiing in After Effects, performances seems to have dropped whenever I try rendering. So all I've stopped doing any CPU intensive work to prevent probable damage. I have the 4k |i7 6820HQ | 16gb ram | 256 SSD| 2TB HDD. Thanks   

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I've only had my laptop for 3 months, and I've had the grinding sound for maybe a month now. It's mostly when I turn it on. But it also resumes grinding at a constant pace every few seconds, it grinds for a part of a second, even as I type this. It's a very low sound, though, unlike when it starts, it's a bit louder.

I've also been having slowdown issues, as I'm sure that's relevant.

It's an HP Pavilion zt3340ea
512 RAM
Centrino 1.6
60 GB

Answer:New laptop grinding sound

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Here's a question ..... !The last couple weeks when starting up my computer and for the first 30 seconds or so until the welcome screen appears, I can hear a grinding sound coming from my computer. Everything appears fully functional when this sound stops and no manner of tapping or tilting the computer case makes any difference to the sound.My question(s) is therefore what actually moves in the computer when you initialy switch it on and should I be worried?The comouter is only 2 years old (E-machine - XP).Thanks in anticipation.

Answer:Grinding sound on start-up !

Take the side off the case and listen carefully. It`s either a fan sticking until the bearing gets lubricated or it`s the hard disc. The former is easily solved the latter needs urgent, and I mean urgent attention.

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Here's how the problem started..
My 17" crt display went kaput, and the monitor started emitting smoke. I closed the power immediately and that was it.
Forward 2 days later...
called in LG service and the guy fixed my monitor! bingo.
But now when I start my computer, it makes a REAL LOUD noise and everything vibrates wildly. the noise and the vibration 'stay' for 2-3 minutes before stopping.
Now I have searched a bit and come across several probable causes - and eliminated quite a few , like hard-disk, dvd-drive , wires touching fan..

What I really want to know is that could there be any relation between my monitor going dead an smoking, and the cpu vibration?

The system is functioning just fine right now and a soft reboot does not cause any sound or vibration. Also the problem does not happen everytime..

Specs -
17 inch crt LG
amd x2 4000
asus m2a-mx
1gb ram
no pci cards , pci-e cards..

Answer:Cpu making grinding sound and vibrating

Hmm, the only moving parts on a computer are the fans and the hard disk itself. This might sound crazy but have tried to to remove the side panels and listen/see what is vibrating?

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This is the first laptop I've owned, and of course it's a used one. Anyway today while using it, it just froze up on me, and then it would not respond to anything, even cntrl,alt,del. So I had to unplug the battery to get it to turn off. Then when I tried to turn it back on, the HD started to make a sound like if the needle in the HD was actually grinding into the disk. It sounded painfull!. Then it would attempt to post, and then gives me a "disk error". I am going to take a wild guess and say that my hard drive crashed in the truest sense? LOL ... Since my first inclination was to immediately try to find a replacement, I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions as to how to go about selecting a suitable replacement. It is a IBM thinkpad 600 series. I was thinking maybe I should remove the old one and get a part number first? What would you do? Thanks for the input.:blackeye:

Answer:My thinkpad HD is making an awful grinding sound!

Sounds like a head crash. This is when the head and the platters actually make contact. It can make a screaching or grinding sound. Only thing I can suggest about a replacement is to make sure it is the right size drive. Most of the time laptop HDDs are listed separately from the rest so it shouldn't be a problem finding one. If you wish to get an exact replacement then yes, you'd probably want the numbers off of it.

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My comp is making a really loud fan spinning grinding noise. I used speedfan program to try to lower the fan speed, I notice the fan slowing down because the fan sound is changing. Except the lond grinding noise is still present, SO IT MAY NOT BE THE FAN but what else can cause a loud grinding noise? Is it the fan or something else? BTW I cant really tell where the sound is coming from, specifically.

Answer:Loud grinding/fan sound, not sure whats causing it

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I have a problem with a M58P desktop. now and then I hear a grinding rubber sound from the computer. The computer is working fine and I have also run the diagnostics and no problem/error was reported.Any ideas what couses the sound ?


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Answer:M58P - Grinding rubber sound from the computer

what is a grinding rubber sound? Usually grinding sound would occur of fan/mechanical bearing wearing out, or that the fan vane is touching something when spinning, or that the drive is unbalanced.

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So I'm having this problem for a while now. I keep "fixing" it and it keeps coming back after some time. I would be really grateful if you could point me to the problem's origin.

What's up?

I'm on my PC, minding my own business, when suddenly I hear a quick grinding sound (lasting ~1 second). I can guess it's coming out from my hard drive. After that, around 5 seconds past and the system freezes. I kept it like that for 20mins and nothing happened. It does not respond to anything. Then I proceed to restart the PC. Everything looks fine. But after some random amount of time (some time 5mis, some time 1 hour) the same thing happens: same grind noise followed by a freeze.

What I noticed:

Most of the time, explorer.exe freezez first, causing windows, taskbar and other related stuff to now work. Often other applications (web browser, video/music player, game) keep working for a few more seconds, ot at least keep playing audio.

What I did:
Checked the system for any virses/malware (Avast!, MSI, Mawarbites), cleaned and defragg (Ccleaner/Defragger). Computer is clean: no viruses what so ever. Ccleaner did nothing to solve the problem. Trough when I did a defragg of the OS disk (C), the "grind-freeze" stopped for about 2 weeks.

What I did next:
I found out that if I wipe the system and do a clean reinstall of Win7 Ultimate, the "grind-freeze" stops for several months. Yeah that's right. About 3-4 months.

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Answer:Quick grinding sound coming out of HDD followed by a freeze

Before you do anything else, make sure you have at least one full backup of your HDD (hard drive). If you don't have another HDD to copy your data to, you will need to get an external HDD to use.

You can easily rule out the HDD being the problem by cloning your present HDD to a new HDD, then replacing the old one with the new one. Macrium Reflect Free is an easy to use program that can clone and image HDDs. Copying a HDD to another one is best done by cloning.

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So, after a couple of days of using my brand-new acer aspire e15 (nvidia 840m, intel i3) I started noticing a little "rumble" sound every once a while, a little click that can be heard approximately once every two minutes or sometimes even more often (expecially when putting more acrtion into CPU). No luck getting any help online, it doesn't seem to be a hard-drive failure sound or anything that serious, sound more like the fan hits something while starting up, at least from what I could gather without opening it up. Should I just contact the warranty service right a way or maybe it's supposed to be like this? Any help appreciated.

Answer:Brand new AspireE15 makes a little grinding sound ...

There is no moving parts in the lower left corner.This is a hard one to diagnose without actually having it in your hands.Did you check if you left a CD in the drive? If I heard a rumble and clicking in mine, I would think HDD.I know a few days use isn't enough to get a lot of dust in it, but maybe something got into the cooling in packing, etc. Try blowing out the intake and exaust ports all the way through and see if anything comes out.

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Hi, I just purchased Lenovo L440 last week . I hear some grinding sound under the surface near mousepad when i place my ear closer to the mousepad. Its been just a week and I am worried about this issue but do not know if this is an issue or normal behaviour as i do not hear this sound if i am not hearing from closer to the surfac

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Hey. I need help fixing my external passport hard drive.My hard drive was functioning normally until it was jerked off the table and knocked against something when the laptop was suddenly moved. I noticed a dent on the outside case. Afterwards, the hard drive icon wouldn't appear in My Computer and I get a "device not recognised" message. I have tried plugging it into a desktop computer with no success. I am fairly sure it is a hard ware, not software problem.Upon plug in, the hard drive spins with a sort of grinding/clicking sound whenever I press my ear against it, then stops and falls silent. The light still stays on. I'm guessing that the heads have become jarred. Is their anyway that I can fix it? I don't have warranty on it.

Answer:External Hard Drive Dropped While In Use. Now grinding sound.

There is absolutely no way you can fix this drive. It is dead, and the data on it has gone to heaven.

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heare is a link to my speakers i do not understand this as if i use google crome on the same web page and scroll on g chrome it dose not make the grinding sound

Answer:weird grinding sound coming out of speakers when scrolling on firefox?

That is usually a setting in System Sounds. The panel for System Sounds can be found in the Control Panel/Hardware and Sound.

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Just built a new computer, and everything went smooth except that a small but sometimes very noticeable buzzing comes out my headphones. I cant really explain it other than its a high pitched buzz, that changes frequency depending on whats on my screen. On the desktop, or web browser its very fast, while when I go into a game it slows down but becomes louder. And when something is loading, as in when i bring up firefox, it pauses for a second, then continues buzzing, or when loading a game, at the loading screen it is completely quiet, then when I am in game, it continues. Another wierd thing is, if I am scrolling through a long webpage or text file really fast, the buzz will vary depending on how fast Im scrolling.
I actually had to take my sub woofer out because i t was amplifying the buzz probably almost 20-fold, so I'm going straight from headphones to the computer.
Also, changing the sound volume on the computer does not change the buzz.

Now, as far as I know, i have the latest sound drivers, I went to my motherboards website, and downloaded the audio driver for the gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L. Other than that I dont know what else it could be.
Here's a dxdiag, if that helps.
(I did all the tests earlier, they all came out successful)

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Answer:Solved: Sound problems: buzzing sound that changes frequency


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Hi, I have an Hp Pavilion dv2700 special edition laptop. I used to have Vista, but now I have windows 7 after I got the computer fixed. I downloaded and installed some programs, but I didn't like the effect they had on my computer after running them, and so I did a system restore to a previous date, which changed the settings back to when I didn't have those programs. Ever since, Windows has been installing updates to my computer, and some of those updates were obviously for the audio device installed in/on the system.

My question is for some reason, (and I can't really discern when the problems started arising), every time I try to listen to something on my computer like songs or videos, etc.-- with moderate volume level--and I try to load something else and/or the hard drive is active, the sound coming out of the my speakers starts to crackle and make weird electric-like grinding noises. This never happened to me before with vista, and it's irritating me a great deal now. Is there any way to fix this problem? Or am I just stuck with this?

Oh and I forgot to mention...when I plug in my headphones the sound continues to play on my speakers rather than within my headphones, any explanation for this? And what I could possibly do about it to fix it?

Thanks for the help in advance; truly appreciate it .

Answer:Speaker sound crackle or make weird grinding, electric type noises

I just checked the HP website and they do not support Windows 7 on the Pavilion dv2700, meaning they don't have any drivers for Windows 7.Evidently you didn't check that out before installing Windows 7 on it.Drivers for HP laptops are custom-made for the manufacturer (or at least some of them are) so that they match the custom-made components.Furthermore, although HP do have Windows Vista drivers for your Pavilion dv2700, they are not guaranteed to work properly on Windows 7.I'm guessing that's the cause of your current sound problem. Go back to Vista & you will almost certainly have no such problem.If you want Windows 7 buy it pre-installed on a new laptop which has been designed to run it, or before upgrading the OS in future, check that suitable drivers are available from the laptop maker's website!If you were led to believe that all Windows Vista drivers will work just as well on Windows 7, you've been misinformed.

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I build this computer back in February and since then it makes a loud buzzing sound at startup for about 45 seconds.  It is an i7 build with a Gigabyte MB.  The sound only comes on bootup and then goes away.  I have a url below to a sound clip of the noise.  The noise is quite loud and the file does not do it justice but it gives an idea of what the issue might be.  I have already ruled out the noise coming from any fans or the power supply.  It seems to be coming from the video card area.  Any help in diagnosing the issue would be great. Thank you!

Answer:Buzzing sound on startup (w/sound clip)

Open up the case and see if you can locate where that sound is coming from.If it's coming from the hard drive, I'd back up your data immediately while it still works and replace the drive.It's also possible that it could just be a fan that's faulty. Those are easily and cheaply replaced.

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Back around the first of the year I sent my xps 17 L1702x back to the depot to replace a bad motherboard. Ever since then I have noticed a buzzing sound in the speakers when the volume is half way up or louder. I can press down on the top of the hand rest area, and the buzzing stops Has anyone else experienced this problem? I would hate to have to send the computer back to the depot for this but it's driving me crazy!

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Hi, I got new problem with my 2nd laptop.
The problem is hard to solve.
My sound card, everything is alright.
I can hear sound very well.
But the problem is, i hear BIOS booting sound-"Beep!"ing instead
of system error sound(like when you type "abcdefg" in run, low piano tone sound comes out with
X mark error msg).
That's all the problem i got.
Only error sound is the problem.
My sound card driver is alright.
How do i solve this problem?

Answer:Buzzing sound comes out instead of normal error sound

Please post your computer model/brand. Usually the manufacturing support site has documentations on beep codes. How many beeps do you hear?

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To be clear; It only happens when speakers are on & is a sample of a fly / bee buzzing therefore it's coming off the soundcard, not a mechanical fault with fan or some such problem. It comes and goes intermittently. I guess this is a virus type problem. Does anyone know how to get rid of it?

Answer:Why is there a fly buzzing sound on my PC?

Try replacing your cables or use headphones for a while and see if you get the same sound coming out. This way you can at least try some minor trouble shooting and weed out the issue a bit. "The great mass of people ... will more easily fall victim to a big lie than to a small one" A.H

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Question: Buzzing sound

Right, so I have a cable that has a headphone plug on one end (for the laptop) and an RCA AV end to plug into my receiver or amp. I get a buzzing sound everytime (with some recognisable noise). Not likely a hardware issue, but I was curious as to know whether or not someone would know the cause of this sound.

Answer:Buzzing sound

I'm not an expert in this  but maybe it's an earth problem - have you tried a different cable,  or plugging the cable in to another amp ( or another input on the same amp?)

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I am using Sonic DVDit! software that comes with adobe premier and when I burn a dvd, there is a buzzing sound that plays during the menus that gets louder the longer the menu is on the screen, it also fades in and out periodically during the actual video portion of the dvd. does anyone know how to get rid of this problem?

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Question: Buzzing sound

Hello,I have a question about my annoying buzzing sound on my one week old laptop. When the master volume level gets higher that 65 on any kind of usage (youtube, movies, music, etc.), left speaker does some kind of annoying buzzing-vibrating sound. Drivers are up to date, are there any solutions on this matter or is it a malfunction?Best regards from Croatia. 

Answer:Buzzing sound

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Question: buzzing sound

I was playing poker and the comp made a loud buzzing sound for about 4 seconds and again for about 2 sec.
I have never heard anything like this before.
the ele circuit going to the comp is new and AFCI protected, and on its own circuit.
the comp didn't blink or go off.
anyone have an idea wjat it could have been.. thanks

Answer:buzzing sound

keep an eye on this. it could be any number of things. for instance i live near the interstate 70 and every now and then i receive cb radio traffic on my speakers this ranges from pops and buzz to clear speach

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I'm using a desktop computer, my computer was allright till this morning. After i click a link which was sent by my friend, Then suddenly my pc fan come out so loud like buzzing sound while running the fan, I tried to off the pc and on agian, it still have it. If anybody know how to deal with this. Help pls

Answer:Buzzing sound on Pc fan

It could be that something (like a wire) has found worked its way near the fan and is just touching the fan blades. The fan itself could be on its way out.

I would suggest, opening up the case and starting the PC to identify exactly which fan is causing the noise. Have a look around it and make sure nothing is near / in the fan blades (clean out the inside while you are there).

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I need help ,some times I get this low buzzing sound in windows 8 while playing audio/video files and while gaming , It only happens for a couple of seconds , 2-4 seconds and then everything goes back to normal .

this happens a lot of times .

I'm using windows 8 pro 64 bit
running the os from ssd and storing media files , software and games on a hdd .

Answer:buzzing sound and some lag

I uninstalled the audio driver and video driver and reinstalled them all over again , but with no luck .
I'm still having the same problem.

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I have a HP t650 UK Pavilion desktop computer that has been upgraded to Microsoft Windows 7
The mother board is the ASUS K8N8X-la and the sound chip is a Realtek AC 97 Audio. All the audio works fine with the exception of the Microsoft Studio Life web cam. When this is connected to say Skype or Messenger the audio is fine and at the correct volume, but there there is permanent buzz and crackle on the speakers and earphones.
I know the web cam is ok as it works perfectly on other computers I have checked in the device manager and the Motherboard and the sound chip drivers are up to date.
I would be grateful if anyone can help me with this problem.
Thank you

Answer:Buzzing sound using web cam

Using the inbuilt audio in the Studio Life web cam, if you are getting the crackling sounds, my first suggestion would be to turn down the sensitivity of the web cam. As you say it works fine on other desktops, it is probably just the software on your desktop that is making the sensitivity too high (picking up background noise).

Another thought is that noise might be from your desktop, if the web cam is sitting on the desktop. Trying moving it away from the computer.

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Question: Buzzing sound

Occasionally I'll be on the internet and the hard drive makes the sound it does when it reboots, then it starts buzzing- the buzzing stops once I begin to shutdown.

There was a message during bootup, something about something being greater than the BIOS.

I assume its the hard drive but I'm also wondering if it's a fan.

Any ideas? It's a Compaq P4, recently upgraded the ram and video card.

Answer:Buzzing sound

I dont think HDD will produce that kind of sound. DVD produces some noise, so do fans. There is absolutely nothing to worry about.

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Question: Buzzing sound

  Hi     Im   getting  a  loud   buzzing  sound  .... I  can  still  hear  internet  radio    or   a  video  clip  ... but  that  buzzing  sound  is   almost  overpoweringeverything  ... iM   on   a   desk  top   comp      Model No. 411. a025na

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Question: Sound is buzzing?

When I change the volume using f6-f8 (which on my laptop are volumeMute, volumeDown, and volumeUp), I sometimes get this strange buzz like sound while the volume is clicking up. It will just be counting up and then go --buzz---. If I'm watching a movie or listening to music, it interrupts the music for a short time to buzz and then goes back.


Answer:Sound is buzzing?

Make sure you have the volume turned up to max on your sound volume. Then control volume from function keys.

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Hello, There is a buzzing sound coming from my laptop. I got it since the day I bought it. I consulted the technician from the place Where I bought my laptop. He stated that its coming from the HDD in all 6th gen laptops since they are made slimmer. I am still getting that buzzing sound but i did not recieve any error messages or any kind of problems yet.  I would like to know anything about this matter. Thank you very much. !!! 

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Question: Sound buzzing

Hello everyone im having issues with my motherboard soundcard because i have recently purchased a new keyboard that had the cables to connect into the soundboard, when i plugged them in the volume increased and a buzzing sound was noticeable. I downgraded the soundboard to another driver and the volume went low again and the buzzing sound almost dissapeared but still there, you can notice it when you use the volume from windows, from 0 to 1 there you can notice a little buzzing sound, and my question is if its a electric failure or ai can fix it with anything else. Thank you for your support.

Answer:Sound buzzing

Many wires and cables and more chance of electrical interference. It also depends on signal to noise ratio, top notch device have it high and other ones so-so. Make sure cables are not close to power cables and other inductive stuff.

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Question: Buzzing Sound

I have a Lenovo ideacentre 700-27ISH AIO.  The computer has been working fine until recently when it developed a "buzzing" sound.  I've run a hardware scan on the storage devices and they passed all tests. About the only thing left that I can think of that might cause this sound would be the fan, but there are no tests for that component that I am aware of. My unit is still under warranty. Should I file a service request? Has anyone encountered this buzzing problem and if so, what was the solution?

Answer:Buzzing Sound

 Hi fairmarketvalue ,
Would that be a constant buzzing noise or intermittent?
Would it also be heard in BIOS ?
 To access the BIOS restart and tap on F1  ,
There also would fan on the power supply unit aside from the systemboard to consider .
Is the sound coming from the back or more at the inside?
You can run a temperature test if the noise would also happen on a particular teperature using this .
Having those above check would help identify needed parts for repair .
You may call tech support for the recommended repair service.
English  1-877-4-Lenovo, 1-877-453-6686 Schedule a Callback for faster support  24 hours a day 7 days/week 
Update us how it goes. 

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Question: Sound buzzing

Hello everyone im having issues with my motherboard soundcard because i have recently purchased a new keyboard that had the cables to connect into the soundboard, when i plugged them in the volume increased and a buzzing sound was noticeable. I downgraded the soundboard to another driver and the volume went low again and the buzzing sound almost dissapeared but still there, you can notice it when you use the volume from windows, from 0 to 1 there you can notice a little buzzing sound, and my question is if its a electric failure or ai can fix it with anything else. Thank you for your support.

Answer:Sound buzzing

Many wires and cables and more chance of electrical interference. It also depends on signal to noise ratio, top notch device have it high and other ones so-so. Make sure cables are not close to power cables and other inductive stuff.

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There is a buzzing noise that seems to be related to apps running. I have disabled the exclusive mode on the speaker which helped a little but it is still pretty constant. Very annoying. Any solutions?

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hi all,
my sound works perfectly but it has this buzzing noise its not very loud but its enough to drive you insane, though i can turn the sound up higher to cover up the buzz.

i heard somewhere that it could be harddrive interference with the onboard sound? my graphics card also makes this noise when the sound is off no idea why

Answer:Buzzing sound

What's your graphics card? Mine makes some noise too. It appears to be the voltage converter....

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Can anyone help? I turn on my computer and the sound works fine for about 30 second. Then all of the sudden all i get is a constant buzz, there no music or coherent sound behind the buzz just a buzz. I checked it against my headphones and the same sound is in the head phones. My speakers work fine on other computers and my ipod. i have deleted the drivers and reinstalled them, i also have updated the drivers,  I have had all the old registry cleaned out. i have taken out the old sound card and unistalled it and  put in a new one. I don't know what else i can do to fix this problem. please if anyone can help me out that would be great! thanks

Answer:Buzzing Sound

Make sure the you're plugging the cord into the correct hole on the sound card (the green one) and that it's going in all the way.

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This has been an ongoing problem for the last month or so.

I've been hearing some irregular sounds from my computer lately. An unusual buzzing sound. I'm thinking that it's from the fan and the computer possibly overheating.

Also just tonight, the computer shut down by itself. I checked the power light, and the light was blinking on and off.

I wanted to know what the problem was.

I'm running an HP Pavilion 6370Z/Windows '98

Answer:A Buzzing Sound

Take the side of your panel off your computer case and look at your fans. You may need to clean the dust out of your computer or get new fan(s). The computer probably turned off because it over heated.

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HiI have a Lenovo E520. it has been shutting down on its own for a a few days now. I left it alone and now it wont turn on. when i take off the battery and put it back i get a buzzing sound. if i plug in the power cord with out the battery i get a buzzing sound an i cant turn it on! please help.

Answer:No power. and Buzzing sound.

where is the buzzing sound emanating from? near CPU, near the heat vent, near the power adapter plug in point?

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Hi, I am experiencing problems with my speakers. Every time I play anything the sound becomes distorted and there is a small buzz, as if the frequencies/sounds are too much for the speakers to handle. It even happens on system sounds. It started happening about a week to 10 days ago, and I think it was after Windows installed a substantial package of updates. I am also under the impression (although I can't be sure) that it doesn't happen directly when I turn the computer on and play something, but if I am playing something and then a system sound or a sound from another source comes up, that's when the distortion occurs. If I plug my headphones in the sound is great and there are no issues.All my drivers are up-to-date, I manually installed the latest ones two days ago but that didn't seem to solve the problem. I've also made sure that the sound levels (audio output) are not too high.  Any ideas would be much appreciated, as this is becoming very annoying and I am beginning to wonder whether the speakers are somehow damaged. It's barely been 2 months since I bought this computer, so this is quite upsetting.Many thanks

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Hello, I hear a buzzing noise in my headhones when plugged into the headphone jack of my aspire 5760-6025. I can fix the issue by running the driver update executable file Vista_Win7_R249.exe However when i do this i can see no stereo mix channel under my recording devices on windows 7 64-bit. I need to see this option because I am a musician and I need to record the sound I hear on my computer, in order to capture the effects within the live recordings I do. I can do this if I update the driver with the Vista_Win7_R249 exported to program files folder named realtek then update the drivers through the device manager. However when I do this I get the buzzing noise again. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Since no one responded perhaps im not asking the right questions. Why would the exe version of the realtek drivers install differntly then updating the driver in the device manager and selecting the unzipped folder? The difference between the two things is this: one is you can see the stereo mix within the recording devices, and the other one is the buzzing noise. When updating the drivers from device manager I have both the stereo mix and the buzzing noise, the .exe driver download i have no stereo mix and no buzzing noise. What makes these install differently? The drivers can be found at:;GetDown=false (hit accept to see the latest driver downloads) I downloaded both the zip and exe version for windows 7. If anyone knows the answers to the above questions or knows information about the stereo mix and the buzzing noise, please post, any info might lead to a solution thanks again, cody

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for a few days now my computer's not been playing songs properly, there is frequently a distorted buzzing sound over them, it seems to go on and off when different notes or tones are played.
and i've no idea what's causing the problem, whether it's because of hardware or software.
ive cleaned out the whole pc, and re-installed the sound driver (reltek high definition) but nothing has worked so far.
i dont think the tracks are damaged in any way because the audio is also distorted on games and video's as well.
it's not the speakers either becuase headphones play the buzzing sound too.

if you have any ideas on what could be the problem or what component might be causing it, please let me know


Answer:annoying buzzing sound

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Sounds like a warning buzz of about 7 in number, one second long, then interrupted one second.

Answer:I'm getting a buzzing warning sound from my C

See owners manual.Could it be a temp warning?1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.

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My X61 battery died few weeks ago after 18 months. Now comes the high pitch buzzing noise from inside. I suspect the fan, since I have not seen the HD indicator blinking. Since my warranty expired, I guess nothing Lenovo can do. Moderator note: Type added to subject line for clarity. Message Edited by Agotthelf on 24-04-2009 09:42 AM

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The buzzing sound is intermittent. It increases and decreases in volume. Is independent of the speaker volume. But disappears with the speakers off.

Answer:There an intemitte fly buzzing sound on my PC

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Whenever doing process intensive tasks (photo/video editing being one of them) I hear a buzzing sound. Example, when changing settings in photoshop with the arrow buttons I hear a buzz every time the button is pressed. Also when scrolling windows.
Has anyone had this issue? I still have the ridiculous crackling sound when watching videos fullscreen which dell seems to ignore, I've tried using an intel updater but it says the 9350 is not available for them to update.

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Built my first computer 3 days go, everything was fine, but today a buzzing sound appeared.
it only happens when i turn any game on.
click here Intel I7 6700k 4Ghz
GPU: Gigabyte GTX 1080 OC
Motherboard: ASUS Z170-A
RAM: 16GB (4x4GB) Dominator Platinum DDDR4
PSU:Corsair CX750 (750W)

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My PC is connected to a home theatre system via an amplifier. The home theatre system's plug is two pronged and all the plugs including those of PC and monitor are connected to the same extension cord that is connected to the wall power outlet by a three pronged plug. When I plug the 3.5mm cable from the amplifier (home theatre) to the sound card output I hear a loud buzzing sound. Please help.

Answer:Buzzing sound from speakers

Until someone else comments - can you test the 3.5mm cable with something else? Like your phone?

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Question: x220 buzzing sound

Hi, so my thinkpad x220 has suddenly started making a short buzzing sound when I play any files with audio (video and music). As far as i can tell it's only at certain frequencies and its just a short buzz. I have tried different media players, with headphones, without headphones, adjusting the volume and the buzz always happens. it hasn't been damaged or dropped or anything.any suggestions appreciated! thanks.

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Hello guys i signed up just to ask you about my problem which is ongoing for a year now.

The problem is when i play games like Battlefield 4,Arma 3 and lots of heavy games i don't really have any problems.But there are some games that causes my pc to freeze with a really loud buzzing coming from my headphones and requires me to restart my computer.For example Total War Rome 2,Shadow of Mordor,Grid Autosport,Splinter Cell: Blacklist are the ones that caused this to happen.The weird thing is,i was having this problem 2 months ago while playing Rome 2,and now i can play Rome 2 as long as i want without having this problem,but 4 months ago i could play Grid Autosport as long as i want without that problem but nowadays i'm having this problem while playing Grid Autosport.The freezing appears randomly,sometimes 30 minutes in to the game,sometimes after 3 hours of gameplay.I can't predict when its going to happen.If i'm to describe it more clearly,the freezing starts with little buzz sounds and mouse starts to slow down,then system gets to a full freeze with loud buzzing noise from my headphones.
My System:

i7 3770k
Gigabyte GA-Z77M-D3H
16 GB Corsair Ram
850W Raidmax PSU

FYI if you think this is a heat related problem,i am certain that its not a heat related problem..Because this happens no matter how hot my CPU & GPU is when the computer freeze.I did both prime95 and furmark tests for 1 hour,no problem occured.I even formatted my PC 2 mont... Read more

Answer:Freezing with buzzing sound

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Well i was playing a game i think it overheated im not sure cause its like over 100+ and i was playing games. Anyway there was a screen that was a bunch of colors i think mostly purple or pink but whatever. So i shut down my computer and when i turn it on it makes a buzzing noise for like a minute. I cleaned the inside of the computer all the dust out from the fans and all that but it still makes the sound. Also after the buzzing sound it turns off then back on then a light buzzing sound for a bout 4 or 5 mins then i think its gone.

Its either that or because i turn on my modem then turn on my computer a second later.(i dont usually do that)

Whats wrong with it and does like anything fry or something? Please help. Thanks

Answer:Weird buzzing sound

I think its because i turn my modem on then turn on my computer a second later because i just restarted it and it didnt make the sound anymore it started like a normal computer.

I still dont know whats wrong and what happened when it made the colored screen something.

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When starting up and at restart, my E530 makes a buzzing sound at the point the desktop opens. Could someone tell me what is causing this?

Answer:Buzzing sound when starting up

Hi, shirlag
I have a few questions that should help provide more detailed insight for your issue:
1) How long has this problem been occurring?
2) Where is the buzzing sound coming from? (Back left, front right, fan, hard drive, etc.)
3) Have you ensured that all your drivers are updated? If not, you check out the latest ones for your system here.
4) What is your operating system?
Best of luck, 

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Hi all,

I recently brought a hiper 580w type-R PSU around a week ago, i have fitted it and it has been fine for a week, all of a sudden it has developed a buzzing noise coming from round the back next to the 80mm PSU. I have done some troubleshooting myself and found that if i shut down my PC there is still a small (annoying ) electrical noise coming from the PSU. I swith the main switch off from the PSU and the 80mm fan stops and the noise goes (obviously) when i swith JUST the PSU back on the noise reappears. Fan stays off.

Now if i turn my PC on the noise becomes slightly louder, it also becomes more louder when i am scrolling, mainly in Internet explorer when i am on the internet.

Is this a PSU fault? there is a 3 year warrenty on the unit so i'm not to worried if it is faulty, but i don't need the hassle of sending it back and waiting for a new one, especially if they want all the cables and stuff back!

Answer:PSU buzzing sound, is it faulty?

that buzzing sound is the capacitors or the resistors from ur PSU or from ur CRT monitor. What it does is it vibrates and creates a buzzing sound. BTW why does ur fan still spin while the system is off?!i!? To me sounds like its surged by a electrical spike and its gonna fail soon.
I would sent the PSU back A.S.A.P.

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I just bought a new computer and when i enter a game i hear a buzzing sound, sounds realy like a shaver or something.
When i talk to people on skype they also hear the sound, and its quite annoying.
I'v tried many things, updated my drivers, checked the wirerings and such.

my soundcard is a creative PCI Express X-Fi Titanium,
Please help

Answer:buzzing sound in the headset

Try connecting the headset to the back of the case if you're using the front connections now.

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I recently bought this HP15ac646tx 15 days ago n its making buzzing sound & I guess it is coming from fan or something. It's very annoying. I can hear it only when the room is absolutely quite. Plz help me. Thank u ?

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I seem to be having an issue again, on a smaller scale. I have made sure the Enhancements option isn't enabled. My drivers are up-to-date, and I don't recall having installed any system updates lately or changed anything in general. I would appreciate some help.
Many thanks

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My PC has over the last 3 days started just freezing randomly, and while freezed just saying a loud buzzing sound in my headset. Like the sound it was just about to say, then repeated 1000 times a second. I have tried removing my ram and putting them back in. But in really not an exspert when it comes to PC hardware. I do not know what causes this problem, but i would like to find out so i can fix/replace the component.

my specs:

**Processor**: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 860 @ 2.80GHz 2.80GhZ

**Graphic-card**: Radeon 5850, 1GB GDDR5

**RAM**: Kingston 4GB DDR3, 1333Mhz (DUAL)

**hard disk**: Samsung 500GB, 7200rpm

Answer:Freeze, with buzzing sound.

Hi and welcome to TSF try reinstalling you sound and graphics drivers you can get them either from the pc makers support site for your model or from the motherboard makers support site for your model motherboard.

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I have on board sound and no matter what I plug into it I get a buzzing hissing sound. Is there any way to fix this or am I going to need to buy a sound card? Thank you for your help in advance!

Answer:Buzzing Sound From Speakers

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I don't know which category this question belongs to but..

Ever since a couple of days ago, there's been this annoying buzzing sound that's playing over all my media files. It doesn't always persist but seems to go on and off every 30 seconds or so. I did some searching but as the problem is very vague, I wasn't able to find a definitive answer on whether it's the hardware or what not. There HAS been a similar problem posted here back in janurary that I found with google though, and the original thread is here:

As you can see the problem was not answered. And like the previous person, I don't think the media files were damaged in anyway as videos also exhibit the same problem. At first I thought i was because of lag caused by bittorrent, so I restarted my computer. However the problem persisted. I've run adware and virus scans dozens of times and they can't seem to pick out the problem either.

As for the suggested solutions:

What's the difference between directsound and waveout? If that's the problem, how can I change it?
As for EMI, that's probably not the case either since both my cellphone and DS lite are turned off. Please help me out if you know what's causing this problem because, as the title suggests, it's VERY annoying. Thanks in advance.


On a side note, I've first noted the problem aft... Read more

Answer:annoying buzzing sound

Are you using a desktop computer with external speakers? Or a laptop? I heard laptop speakers can blow pretty easily and not be able to output certain notes from the music. Same things goes for external speakers im pretty sure.

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For some reason, when I booted up my PC this morning, it was going quite slow, in comparison to yesterday, and there was a strange buzzing sound coming through my headphones. I shut down my PC, and booted it up again. Then I got the message that recent Hardware or Software changes made my computer not boot. I clicked further through the options I got from then, and it booted regularly. It was still slow, and I was still getting a the sound.

I also got got a strange crackling sound through my headphones the last week while booting up (when the white text on black screen goes away, it started, and when everything was running, it stopped), but that's gone now.

I switched my headphones for my boxes, and I still got it. After some research, I came to the conclusion it might be that I'm getting "dirty power" or something, but I have no clue what that means. This is the first time this happened.

I have not changed, added or removed any hardware in my PC for the last 4 months, and the only recent application I recall installing was the video game Dragon Age: Origins, 2 days ago.

Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.


Answer:Buzzing Sound + Slow PC

Have you tried installing that latest sounds drivers and video drivers? was this doing it before you install Dragon Age?

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Hi everyone whenever i plug in my headphones into the audio jack i get a buzzing sound that is quite loud and irritating. However, the normal speakers are working fine with no buzzing sound. Any help is appreciated.


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Answer:Buzzing sound from headphones

whoops i have an edge e530

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Ok folks, I got a weird one for you. There is a buzzing sound coming from the MOBO... NOT the FAN !

Anyone ever heard of this before ?

When powered on, it doesn't start right away. It starts a couple of minutes after powering on the machine.

Once again its not the fans.

Any Ideas ???

Answer:Weird Buzzing Sound

Nevermind I figured it out : )

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I was having problem with issue of buzzing as soon as i get to logon screen and continued into windows,the buzzing sound even cam up in "Mixer". so i came to this site in hopes of finding a solution, i found a forum on here but no answer to my problem. i am here now to tell you how to fix such an issue: go to control panel > sound > recording, and try disabling "internal mic" (for laptops), and "stereo mix". Hope this helps anyone.

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Just out of interest for people who had the same problem as me with buzzing sounds in their headphones here is the details of my repair which seems to have solved the problem  Fault Description: Audio-Distorted SoundRepair Description: Audio Jack ReplacedComponents Replaced: USB_Audio Sub Card Thanks to lenovo service for fixing my problem and people make sure when you get your laptop back from lenovo your repair is the same as mine Thanks


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Answer:Re: Buzzing sound from headphones

Thank you sunil23 for sharing your expierence with us concerning your audio-distortion issue. If you will though, share with us the machine your using to give a little bit of clarity to anyone who may having a similar problem.  Thank you for being a part of the Lenovo Community!

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I just bought my laptop and after I started to play some videos, there is a random buzzing sound coming from the speakers. After I stopped the videos, it's still there. It is not very loud but I can always hear it. How should I fix it? I've tried restarting the laptop but it still doesn't work. Thanks!

Answer:Buzzing sound from speakers?

Hi, well the buzzing sound can be a problem with the hardware, update the drivers for audio from and connect external speakers or headphones and check if the buzz persists on the external speakers too , if there is no buzzing sound in the external speaker , then its the hardware problem , call hp for repair , if there is a buzzing sound on the external speaker too , then it must be a software problem , run a recovery to check  steps to run a recovery power down the note book as soon as you hit the power button , keep tapping the esc key on the top left corner until a new window opens up(the start up menu ) choose the option f11 and choose the option trouble shooting, and run the option called recoveryNote: recovery  will cause all the data to be lost on your computer and makes the computer to go back to day 1 condition , try and back up the data before you run the recovery  

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I today bought a USB Trust HS-6200 5.1 headset. All was going well will I loaded up ventrilo, logged on and heard a buzzing, or humming - basically an audible high pitched tone. I have no idea what causes it and although moving some sliders around here and there can slightly alter its volume I cannot get rid of it. Furthermore, when I join a channel with my friends an additional static joins the fray, making it totally unbearable.

I did some further testing and when I go control panel>sound and audio devices>voice>test hardware it plays the same buzz when expecting to hear me.

I then established that if I disable the speaker output it still buzzes. it is only when I choose a mic input in vent that isnt the headset's mic that the buzzing stops. This obviously isnt a satisfactory solution as I do need to use the mic.

Things I have tried:
-muting mic in windows
-installing newest drivers
-using different USB ports

I am tired and frustrated. Please someone, help me.

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My build:

Intel i5 3570K
MSI Z77A-G45
8GB Corsair Vengeance
Corsair SSD Force 3 120gb
ATI 7850

So the problem is when I move windows around in Windows 7 or I'm in specific screens in certain games, there are buzzing sounds coming from the mobo's onboard sound (any of the inputs cause it except line out). The sound from dragging windows around on the desktop is different from the sound in-game. No clue what any of this could mean but for some of you this must be a pretty dead give away I hope.

edit: Turning the mouse polling rate from 1000 to 125 gets rid of the problems on the desktop, but it doesn't affect the in-game buzzing at all.

This issue has been going on for a week since I built this machine. The first GFX card I had was a Sapphire 7850 OC edition which was faulty (display driver kept crashing) so I got it refunded and got a Diamond 7850 instead. So I think we can probably be fairly certain that it's not the GFX card at least, although I have the new 7850 OC'd, taking it off doesn't change the buzzing sound.

Thank you for the help.

Answer:Buzzing noise from onboard sound

When you installed Windows 7, did you install the drivers from MSI's website?

I have found with some motherboards that if I let Windows 7 setup choose the drivers, setup doesn't guess very well.

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My computer has started this crazy phenomenon where it goes blank with a single color and makes a loud buzzing sound. The computer does not stop doing this...I have to restart to resolve the problem. At first this was only happening when I played DVDs on the computer. Now it happens at any moment. I have no idea what's going on. I posted a video here:

Any thoughts???

Thank you!

Answer:Screen Blank with Buzzing Sound

Most likely an internal hardware fault which a laptop repair centre will have to look at.

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I have lenovo G50-45. While playing music or video (online/offline) it frequently gives that buzzing sound and sometimes freezes the screen with the irritating sound from the speakers continuously coming. The laptop is not even ONE month old. 
I have windows 10 in laptop with necessary audio Contexant driver which I recently downloaded from Lenovo's website and hence  is latest.
What could be the problem? Is it specific to Windows 10 because this is the first time I'm using it. Also laptop is under warranty, so is this problem solvable or should I give the laptop to service center ?
Moderator comment: Model added to subject for clarity.

Answer:G50-45 - Buzzing sound with sometime screen freezing

Hi Dheeraj,
Welcome to Lenovo Forums.
I would suggest you to visit the nearest Lenovo service center since your system is brand new one & doing anything would void the warranty.
Shashi Kumar
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Theres this annoying buzzing sound while playing music or any kind of audio, this just popped up today it was fine yesterday, and I didn't update/install anything. This only happens with the computer speakers, when I plug in headphones the sound is fine. I'd show you the audio clip but I'm not sure how, I'm not great with computers so if you need to know anything about it tell me.

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I just bought a pair of new headphones, SteelPad 5H Headset (Not the USB version)

The audio is perfect, but the problem is i hear this very loud, constant, buzzing sound everytime i turn the microphone on.

I have no idea what the problem is Cant really explain it.

(For thoose who know what Ventrilo is..)
I went into Setup in Ventrilo, and used the Monitor function. When i keep the microphone volume on "Low" (Its got a controller on the cord to controll the audio) i get a constant buzz of 30-50 units. When i keep it at "High" i get a constant buzz of 250-270 units.

It's unbearable :/ I was hoping to throw my old table microphone away when i bought this headset, but its unusable :/

There arent any drivers with theese headphones, so it must be something else.
I didnt get this buzz with my last headphone/microphone.

Does anybody might know what the problem is?

Thanks in advance!

Answer:Buzzing sound - Headphones/Microphone

Could be a Ground loop.

You may want to try a Ground Loop Isolator.

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Today I made three changes to my PC.

#1: Removed a faulty DVD drive.
#2: Gave the inside of my PC a good dusting with CO2 can.
#3: Formatted C: drive and reinstalled Windows.

Now I have everything reinstalled, but I have a sound quality issue that's a bit weird. There is a slight buzzing that varies with graphical on screen movements and perhaps even CPU activity. I always use headphones on the rear audio output, and tried on a separate pair and the same noises occur. The drivers I am using are the latest from the manufacturers website.

The sound card is a Soundblaster Live! 24 bit and the PC is a Dell Dimension 5000. Does anyone have any ideas of what might be the cause/solution of this problem?

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Hello,Since yesterday the desktop speakers (conveniently plugged into the back of the pc) have been making a very annoying buzzing sound. I'm not sure what caused it. On Sunday, the sound was fine. On Tuesday, it was non-existent.Now I've done all the things that I think I should do: I uninstalled and installed the soundcard (built onto the motherboard), I installed new drivers for the aforesaid soundcard, I've even installed a new sndvl32.exe, I've opened it up and gave it a good dusting (because it needed one anyway) and I've tried to get sound out of the cd rom itself (with no results).I'm wondering if it's not just the plugin port (where the speaker plug) goes that's broken (but how?). If not, can you suggest anything else? Is it worth just disabling this soundcard and installing a new one (into one of the expansion slots)? Any help? Please?

Answer:Speakers' funny buzzing sound...

Try plugging the speakers into a personal stereo or similar and this will at least tell you if its the speakers at fault!

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so I was making a video in sony vegas pro a few minutes ago, and noticed a buzzing/sizzling noise coming from my computer, so I opened up the side panel to take a look.
I think it's either my GPU or my CPU, but the weird thing is it's not the fans because I stopped them with my finger and the buzzing continued.
also another MAJORLY weird thing is that the buzzing only occurs when the video is playing. when it's paused- nothing.
Ive also noticed this happening during gaming.
could you guys please inform me of what you think is happening? because I'm at a loss.
and yes, I'm sure the buzzing is coming from my GPU, CPU or Motherboard, and not my speakers.
please help me, I dont like the sound of this...
also sometimes, out of nowhere, the screen will like go red for a few seconds then just turn off, then it re-appears and a notification bubble pops up saying 'Display Driver stopped responding and has recovered. Kernel 260.99 has stopped working.'
what is going on???


Mobo: ASRock 970 Extreme 4
CPU: AMD FX-6100
GPU: Gigabyte GTX 550Ti

Answer:Buzzing/sizzling sound coming from CPU or GPU? It's not the fan?

Does it sound like this?

Determine exactly where the noise is coming from. Its more likely to be your power supply than your gpu, and least likely to be your cpu.

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I have had my U300s for two years already, and just since the past 4 days, randomly my laptop would be making a buzzing sound, it sounds very similar to an electric razor. It would make this type of noise about 20% of the the time that I am using the laptop. I am assuming that this is a fan noise. I tried to hit and press that part of the laptop, but the fan noise does not stop. It is already becoming so annoying already, that I need to fix this ASAP, or else will need to buy a new laptop. Thanks in advance!

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Just a couple of day ago I plugged my microphone in to my computer and it was working fine, now it just seems to make a consistent buzzing noise every time it is plugged in. I know it is not something with the headphones because when I am talking with someone on Skype I can't hear the noise. Is there any simple way to try and fix this problem, or could it be something to do with the sound card all together? Also, is there any mixer program that is better than the one that comes with vista? Preferably one that gives the option to lower certain frequencies, because I originally thought I could use something like that to try and reduce the buzzing noise. Thanks.

Answer:Microphone making buzzing sound

The buzzing noise is usually caused by a faulty cable on the mic, but if the noise can be heard through your headset while not using the mic then it could be just picking up white noise, try reducing the volume of your headset and see if the buzzing is still present, if so then you may need to try a different jack for your headset and/or microphone

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As of a day ago my pc won't start. I hit the power button, lights turn on on the tower, the monitor shows nothing, and there is a very quiet repetitive buzzing sound coming from the speaker on the motherboard. I think it buzzes six times and then nothing. I can then hit the power button again and all the lights instantly turn off.
Yesterday I opened it up and blew it out (it was VERY dusty) but that didn't help.
Any ideas?

Answer:PC won't start and makes buzzing sound

Try another power supply.

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I've got a Toshiba Satellite laptop that's giving me a new, strange problem after a year of more or less good service. I recently sent it back to have a fluttering screen replaced under warranty, got it back and reinstalled all my files from a back-up and everything was peachy except:

When I play a DVD, CD or even a media file from the HD on it I get static and a sort of raspy buzzing to the sound and everything seems to be dragging time-wise, it sounds like a dusty LP record with someone pressing a finger to the thing to lag the sound.

I also no matter what I do to clean the registry and all get the new QuickTime and iTunes to install. All I can run is VLC, Real Player and Windows Media Player, abet with the static. I've done a good dozen tries with everything online I've found to purge everything Apple, reinstalled from new installers and no joy.

I started thinking well maybe it's a hardware problem but then it occurred to me to boot my Knoppix CD on it and try to play some of the AVI and MOV files that suddenly play with static and lo and behold no static.

Under Knoppix I've played a huge amount of MP3s as well and no static, lag, wobble or anything. If I didn't need a couple of XP only things I'm almost ready to go Linux all the way at this point, but alas...

I went back to the Toshiba XP boot, reinstalled all the drivers I could and there's still the static. My only option is to backup and erase the drive as there isn... Read more

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Since I first got my Y50 the headphone jack has been admiting whitenoise/static sound constantly. The noise is very noticible and is annoying. It's getting worse now and I've already tried to fix it with no luck. Suggestions?


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Answer:Buzzing sound from headphone jack

Welcome to the Lenovo Community !
Try uninstalling the audio driver, reboot the computer and then install a fresh copy of the audio driver.
Click here for the Windows 7 audio driver
Click for the Windows 8.1 audio driver

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Just hooked up to BT home hub via ethernet cable but now have a buzz-buzz sound constantly from speakers?!? It's at the same volume regardless of sound volume>> Have a Dell 5150 deshtop with creative 5.1 speakers, have never had this problem before!Any ideas pls??

Answer:Buzzing sound from speakers after connecting to ho

You have an earth loop. If you unplug the ethernet cable at the hub, it should stop.

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So I don't have a tv, so I connected my xbox one to my Dell Inspiron 2330! I have the sound of the xbox, and I have 1 sound I don't know what is. So basically, I connected my xbox one with HDMI to my computer and some weird buzzing sound is coming from the inside of the computer when I switch to the hdmi monitor! 
Can you help, please?

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Hi, Ive got this problem where i got "micro" lag and an annoying buzzing sound coming from the speakers randomly when i play games or a video. Temperature of both cpu and gpu only hit about 60 C after 1 hr of play
Things i tried:
-Updating drivers for Ethernet adapter, bios, graphics card, Chipset and sound card
-Changing from cable to wireless
-Used a different router and isp
- used headphones
-changed the resolution on the games to lowest
-Done a Hard drive ChkDisk run
-Tested Ram using MemTest86+
-Defragmented Hard drive
And i have a laptop which is only 3 months out of the box (although its 2 years old) Its been working fine for 2 months or so it happened only 2 days ago.
Dell inspiron 1545
-ATI Radeon Mobility HD 4330
-Intel pentium T4500 (2.3 GHz,Dual)
-IDT HD audio codec (no idea about the card specs)
-4GB DDR2 Ram
-500GB AHCI connected Hard Drive ( only 150GB used)
-Marvell Yukon fast ethernet controller
I have a youtube video showing my problem-
I also recently had a bsod before this problem I have attached the dump for this also, Dont know if this is the cause. Had to attach as a zip since raw file is 267kb.

Answer:Micro lag and buzzing sound in game

"And i have a laptop which is only 3 months out of the box (although its 2 years old) Its been working fine for 2 months or so it happened only 2 days ago"...
Windows XP, Vista?

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I am experiencing a buzzing sound when I play music online.  I primarily listen to music through the microblogging site Tumblr.  For example, if I had a song playing for a minute or so and opened a new tab I will hear a buzzing sound for anywhere between 2 to 10 seconds.  Other times, particularly during songs that are longer, the audio will fail and I will get an error message with a red x on the song I clicked.  Neither of these problems happen all the time.  The buzz is more prominent and seems to happen more frequently when I am opening and closing tabs.  
I have narrowed this down somewhat.  It does not happen when I play an actual CD in the drive.  It does not happen when I listen to a song on Youtube.  It does not happen if I play an mp3 that I have saved on my computer.  It does not happen when streaming a podcast.  I have listened to podcasts that are over an hour long and did not get the buzzing or failed audio message.  It does not happen in Internet Explorer.
This seems to be related to tumblr sites and/or Chrome.  I have pasted a link as an example of a song where this occurs.
Things I have tried:
1. Updated the drivers
2. Scanned for viruses/malware
3. Updated Windows
4. I thought perhaps there was a conflict between the different versions of Adobe Flash but was not comfortable with removing a... Read more

Answer:Buzzing sound when playing music

You can safely remove flash players re-install, I think your plugin may be out one version... should still work though, but might help. Updating Shockwave is also a good idea as sometimes the technologies are interdependent.
Could be a Tumblr bug also... I doubt it is Chrome. Have you looked at the Tumblr support? (if there is such a thing)

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Hey guys, I have a Gigabyte GA-Z68XP UD3 with the new UEFI Bios. 2 x 4gb gskills , MSI 770gtx , Samsung 250gb SSD, Razor Deathadder Mouse, Razer Blackwidow Keyboard

The system is rather old/ board about 3 years. I had this problem before and it went away after re-installing windows last year but now its back.


System will make a loud buzz from speakers almost like an audio loop , play audio extremely slow and freeze system. Now at first i thought the system was hard freezing since I could not move mouse or Cntrl Alt Delete anything. Last night i got so pissed off after it happened again i got up and walked away and to my surprise when i came back everything was fine and responsive which was about 10 minutes later.

I triggered it again and waited, and again after the temporary freeze the system came back and I did not have to hard reset it. There is

No Event log

What I have tried

Driver Wipe of all drivers
12 Hr Memtest86
Intel Burn Test
Safe mode (which problem does not seem to happen)

Everything is set to default in Bios, no OC of any kind and using XML profile for memory
I used the Verifier and set it for all drivers besides microsoft and it triggered a blue screen for Razer synapse cloud based software which i removed and installed the old non cloud based driver so but the freeze still remains

It tends to happen the most when cruising the Internet watching videos or listening to Spotify,and rarely in games. It ... Read more

Answer:Sound Loop Buzzing / Freeze

Since you have a Gigabyte motherboard (I used to have a Gigabyte Z77 UD5H), do you happen to have the Gigabyte "EasyTune" installed? That is a know CPU hog and can case sound problems.

You may want to run the DPC Latency checker and/or the Resplendence Latency Mon and see if they pinpoint the problem.

DPC Latency Checker

Resplendence Software - Advanced System Tools and Developer Components

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