Solved

Having trouble with the "sound" system of my computer

Posted on 2004-09-05
3
213 Views
Last Modified: 2011-09-20
Hi,
I have a problem that I need help with.
Last night I was chatting with a friend. During the conversation, all of a sudden, the sound of my system changes dramatically. It went from a normal tone to one of less much hight tones??? These are very nice and expensive Altec Lansing tower speakers that are 7 or 8 years old. Powered by a standad sound card.
I checked all the connectors and wires the best I  could....but could not find anything that appeared to be messed up. I figure that it is either a sound card gone bad or the speaker itself. But the one reason why I do not suspect the spaeker is that - what are the chances that BOTh speakers lost the hight tones at the same time..... Unless the problem developed in the wiring or circuitry at the point of entry into both of the speakers.
I could use some advice. Could it be the sound card? Or do you suspect the spaekers? Please help.....I know it would be a wild guess but I need some advice.
Many Thanks,
Scott
0
Comment
Question by:m-coon
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
3 Comments
 
LVL 14

Expert Comment

by:tmj883
ID: 11984002
Sound card powering tower speakers directly?...fried the amplifiers on the sound card...T
0
 
LVL 1

Accepted Solution

by:
gor_c earned 50 total points
ID: 11984062
Is there any way to test either of these, perhaps using some older speakers or installing another sound card?
Maybe you could try a pair of headphones in the sound card.
0
 

Author Comment

by:m-coon
ID: 11986163
I tried a different set of speakers and it works with them. So I guess I blew my speakers somehow. Is this normal to occur? It seems that it should not have happened....
Thanks,
Scott
0

Featured Post

Revamp Your Training Process

Drastically shorten your training time with WalkMe's advanced online training solution that Guides your trainees to action.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Does your iMac really need a hardware upgrade? Will upgrading RAM speed-up your computer? If yes, then how can you proceed? Upgrading RAM in your iMac is not as simple as it may seem. This article will help you in getting and installing right RA…
This is about my first experience with programming Arduino.
Monitoring a network: how to monitor network services and why? Michael Kulchisky, MCSE, MCSA, MCP, VTSP, VSP, CCSP outlines the philosophy behind service monitoring and why a handshake validation is critical in network monitoring. Software utilized …
If you’ve ever visited a web page and noticed a cool font that you really liked the look of, but couldn’t figure out which font it was so that you could use it for your own work, then this video is for you! In this Micro Tutorial, you'll learn yo…

734 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question