Audio Crackling on the 15x - Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Alienware M15x' started by BatBoy, Jun 29, 2010.

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  1. miahsoul

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    At 100% there's distortion in my speakers. In headphones, there's no distortion or crackling @ 100%. Though, I do recall some crackling on the audio when I first got it.
     
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    Never had the audio crackling issue on my laptop to be honest. Maybe I am just deaf to a particular frequency, but it seems fine to me.
     
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    My laptop hasn't had the issue in the onboard speakers or headphone jacks, never heard any crackling or static at all. I think it's just hit and miss, if it was something that happened to one particular part or combo of parts Dell would have found a better solution than replacing the mobo by now IMO.
     
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    The problem occurs when listening to audio with headphones, with the volume over 50% (more apprent towards 80%).

    I think the new mobo fixed this problem. I guess they sent me the older revision when they tried to fix it for me... and thats why it failed.
     
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    for those who experiencing the same audio cracking issue,
    please ring dell and have them to replace this new revision of motherboard
    part # 0G5VT - ASSY,PWA,NBK,ANW,M15X,B3

    the old that is causing this problem would be
    part # 72HGG - ASSY,PWA,NBK,ANW,M15X
     
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    Thank you for the info!
     
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    has anyoen found a real fix for this ? i mean have they put out new drivers yet
    i just started to notice my crackling

    if i understand what i read are you saying that the Aliane FX is whats casuignt his to be crackling questiong
     
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    ah ok just saw this at the bottom
    so its the System MOBO that is casuign the cracking ?
     
  9. Jstarnino

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    I got my mobo replaced, and all it did was make it better, but never go trid of it 100% ... instead of crackling at 50%, i got it at 85%... they couldn't fix it. So they bumped me to a M17x.
     
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    wow was it right after you purchased it or somehtig
    how did you get them to bump you to a 17x thats very unlike dell to do that without you having to go head over heals and fight them to
     
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