Popping noises on Dell Vostro 1000

Discussion in 'Dell' started by James, Oct 15, 2008.

  1. James

    James Guest

    I just got this laptop, with Windows Vista. The audio has popping and
    crackling sounds. This is true both from the speakers and from headphones.

    Anyone have any idea of this problem, or what the problem may be ? I had
    heard of cheap speaker complaints on this model, but this popping and
    distortion is not limited to the speakers. Again, I hear it constantly
    when using headphones.

    I will appreciate any advice or hints.


    James, Oct 15, 2008
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  2. I think it would be safe to say that the system has a hardware
    problem. If it is under warranty, it should be sent to Dell and

    You could try to repair it yourself if it is not under warranty.
    Laptops are typically much more involved to work on than desktops. You
    will need a good set of hand tools and the service manual, which is
    available from Dell on their support site.

    William R. Walsh, Oct 17, 2008
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  3. James

    James Guest

    It turned out to be that I needed an audio driver update. That cured the

    James, Oct 17, 2008
  4. James

    S.Lewis Guest

    Thanks. Certainly beats a motherboard replacement.
    S.Lewis, Oct 17, 2008
  5. James


    Nov 23, 2008
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    Help needed! Thanks!

    I have exactly the same problem with my Dell Vostro 1000 (Windows Vista). From where did you find that update, which fixed the problem? I allready have tried downloading audio driver on Dell webpage, but it didnt help me. The audio still has popping and
    crackling sounds. This is true both from the speakers and from headphones. Dont know what to do!? Thanks.

    MarioL, Nov 23, 2008
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