How come my sound is distored after moving my computer?

by on January 26, 2010

Q: I have a Dell XPS 400 desktop computer. I have a creative sb x-fi sound card or speaker setup I believe. A while back my audio suddenly became distorted and messed up. I don’t remember how I fixed it but I did.

A couple of weeks ago I unplugged my computer, modem, printer, etc so I could move it across the room. When I plugged everything back in I found myself with the same distorted speaker problem. How can I fix this?

4 Responses to “How come my sound is distored after moving my computer?”

    Double check and redo all your connections with the speakers and make sure the sound card is still well seated with the motherboard.


    well ive done that and i still have same problem..when i move some of my wires around it sounds like the distortion wants to go away but it doesnt…this is the same way it acted the last time this happened and i know that i didnt have to buy new wires or jacks to fix the issue


    Only other thing I can think of is if another electronic device nearby is causing the interference. Try moving or unplugging any nearby stuff and see if that makes a difference.


    there’s nothing next to my computer that hasnt always been next to it….thanx for all your help