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Issues with my PC headset

LightReaperLightReaper Registered User
edited November 2006 in Help / Advice Forum
So a couple of days ago my headset started acting strangely, noises that I could only describe as a mixture of static and crackling was playing over the usual sound. The headset in question was a Logitech USB headset 250 which had been working fine for about 6 months, recently the speakers had become loose but still functioned fine, then this problem popped up. I have tried a few things but thought it was just a broken headest, so I got a new one. Same model as the old one had served me well, and this headset has the same damn problem. So it's either a sound issue in which case I need help fixing it, or it's something to do with drivers.

It's a weird thing, when I go to 'Sounds and Audio devices' under control panel, I have two options, Nvidia Nforce Audio and Logitech USB headset, both have the same problem.

Please help, as this is extremely infuriating. Strangely enough the old brick speakers from yonks ago work fine, they are plugged into the usual green port thing, it's not USB.

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  • robaalrobaal Registered User
    edited November 2006
    Did you try different USB ports? Especially if you have them plugged in at the front switching to the back might make a difference...

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  • LightReaperLightReaper Registered User
    edited November 2006
    The ones at the front don't work =/.

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  • robaalrobaal Registered User
    edited November 2006
    And other ports at the back are also noisy?

    Maybe it's dirty power - you could try moving the PC to some other mains outlet. Checking the voltages the PSU is outputting wouldn't hurt either, you can use the freeware Everest for that (they should be within 5% of target value).

    I'm just guessing here but maybe the chipset is overheating or something? If you can - check it's temperature or just take the side off and point a big house fan to see if that helps.

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    At night, the ice weasels come."

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