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Old 10th May 2008, 23:13   #5
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I have the same problem when plugging in a Compaq laptop into a stereo receiver or mixer. The noise can not be heard when I plug in normal mid-sized Harmon/Kardon computer speakers, even if I turn them all the way up. I have no idea why this is the case. It's not just the usual 60 Hz buzz from a bad ground - there's a few defined machine gunning pitches in there and a little static/white noise that is softer. When playing alternateen music that's just plain steady loud, it's not noticeable, but when playing REAL music with dynamic contrast, it's incredibly annoying.

The laptop has an Intel Celeron (/ducks away from thrown tomatoes) 2.0 GHz, 512 MB RAM, 30 GB HD, and DVD rom/CD burner.

It really sucks, because sometimes I would like to hook that laptop into other people's stereos when I want to play my music at a party. On the newer laptop, that's not a problem.

If you ever figure it out, tell me - I'd like to solve this too.

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