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Windows 7: Left Channel in Audio Give Constant Clicking

27 Apr 2015   #1
ducogranger

vista
 
 
Left Channel in Audio Give Constant Clicking

I have an ASUS P5B mobo and Im using the onboard audio jack to connect me GX Gaming audio system. It was working well until I unplugged it for a party. When I returned I noticed a constant light clicking in the Left channel both in my speaker system and when I plugged in my own headphones.

The sound continues throughout the booting process and in bios and only turns off briefly during the end of a reboot sequence. It does not override any audio but does maintain the clicking in the background.

Please let me know if you have any suggestions.


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27 Apr 2015   #2
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

Welcome to the Windows 7 forum. We'll try to help.

Is the clicking ONLY with the GX Gaming audio system, whatever that is, connected?

Have you reseated all audio cables? (unplug then plug back in making sure they are fully inserted).
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27 Apr 2015   #3
ducogranger

vista
 
 

Like I said, the clicking happens when I pug my headphones directly into jack so it has nothing to do with my audio system. Seating doesnt matter as Ive already established that its coming from the jack in the comp as I get the same issue when I plug my headphones in.
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27 Apr 2015   #4
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

Your initial post wasn't completely clear, the reason for my response.

I get it that you had something plugged in and it was OK. You unplugged it and now you have the clicking.

The sound is not used when in the BIOS, which clouds up the situation. The sound really does not get activated until Windows loads the driver. Thus your problem eliminates Windows and goes back to the hardware.

For testing, disable the audio in the BIOS and see if you still get the clicking.
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27 Apr 2015   #5
ducogranger

vista
 
 

Anytime the motherboard is active it gives the clicking sound, regardless of what stage of the boot cycle it is in or what is active or disabled.

Ive been using it now with only the right channel and now notice that it is infact clicking in both channels but it is much less apparent in the right.
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28 Apr 2015   #6
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

Did you disable the sound in the BIOS as I suggested? to see if you still get clicking with it disabled.
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28 Apr 2015   #7
ducogranger

vista
 
 

yes... as I said regardless of what is enabled or disabled, whenever the mobo is active I get the clicking sound.

My guess is that somehow I damaged the internal jack (I hadnt removed the cable in a couple years) and now there is a slight short.
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28 Apr 2015   #8
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

If you are using the front headphone jack, plug a cable into the rear Green speaker jack (nothing connected to the cable). That will "open" the jack and see if that makes any difference.

On the remote chance the front panel headphone/mic jack connection is causing the problem or the front panel output on the motherboard, disconnect the front panel audio plug on the motherboard (probably labeled HD Audio, but could also be labeled with the old AC97). Then plug the speakers or headphone into the rear Green speaker jack and see what you have. Just trying to test and see if can be isolated.
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28 Apr 2015   #9
ducogranger

vista
 
 

I dont have my front jack connected. Ive only been using the back speaker jack.
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29 Apr 2015   #10
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

From your posts I would suspect a hardware problem, although I would question if its actually the sound chip or something else in the PC causing it. Based on what you've reported the only way to tell would be to install a separate sound card (and disable the on-board in the BIOS) and see if it happens or corrects the problem. There are inexpensive USB connected sound "cards" and that would be the way I would go to test.

Here is an example of an inexpensive USB, that can be used for testing. It won't break the bank.
SYBA SD-CM-UAUD Adapter - Newegg.com
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