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Old 11-15-2007, 05:04 PM   #1
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I ran a cable from my computer to my surroud sounds receiver for audio and i have a nasty little hum i can't get rid of. i know the cables are good. they came out of my DJ rig and i have tried them on other electronics and they work just fine, no hum. so whats causing this!?? I'm thinking a bad ground loop somehow but i dunno...
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Old 11-15-2007, 05:27 PM   #2
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he he he...


got it... Its something as stupid as i have to have the computer & Monitor pluged into the same outlet as the stereo system. anyone know how to make it so I don't have to do that? its a pain having an extension cord running through my living room!
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do you have a sound card or are you plugging it into the onboard audio?
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It could be noise coming from your PC'* power supply.

How do you have it hooked up? Are you going from your PC out to your recievers Aux in? Problem could also be that your running a stereo signal (from your PC) to a mono input (L or R Aux In) unless you have a sound card and you have L and R outputs??? Then it could be your sound cards outputs. Or last resort, you can go into your volume properties on your PC and turn down your .wav volume and see if that helps. Sometimes that emits noise or hum.

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well to answer you guys...

It is onboard audio and is 1/8" jack. its hooked up to the "aux" in on the receiver. i used a 1/8 to RCA cable and couppled it to a LONG RCA to run across the room. i know that it has something to do with the power because i have it working now... just got this ugly arse extension cord running across the room.
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You can probably change the frequency your monitor displays at and you might be able to run it off the same power source.
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I agree, that it sounds like a ground loop problem. You could try an outlet that is on the same leg of your electrical service, that may or may not help. You could also try to run a ground wire between all of your equipment. The easiest fix may be to buy a cheap set of RCA cables, and then cut the grounding wire at one end of each cable.
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The easiest fix may be to buy a cheap set of RCA cables, and then cut the grounding wire at one end of each cable.
I never thought of that one. what are the chances of this damaging something do you think?
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The only possibility of damage would be in the unlikely event that the hum actually increased,, and had the volume up so loud that the amplified goes into clipping. That could damage your speakers. It'* an old trick used to eliminate ground loops.
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