01-05-2015 09:17 PM
Hi, I'm not sure how to properly describe this, but I've only ever had this problem with Lenovo Laptops.
Consider the following,
You plug in your headphones to an iPod or your phone, or a Desktop computer, and by default, you hear nothing. Just silence, like in real life, until you turn the volume up to maximum and you start to hear that weird sort of low staticy sound that sounds like a blank recording.
The problem I am having is as follows.
When I plug my headphones into my Lenovo Laptop, no matter the volume, that sounds always persists. If I have my volume set to 0, the sound goes away, but as soon as I set it to 1, the sound comes back. It doesn't go up or down depending on the decibel level, just stays the same. It aggravates me because I don't have this problem with any other audio device in my home. Only the laptop. I have created an example of what it sounds like. listen with headphones and turn the volume up so you can hear it. https://app.box.com/s/kdlpgpt08v5yfklk96z8
Anyone know any reasong why my audio jack sounds like this? There must be a solution if that sound isn't audible on any other of my devices. Help?
01-06-2015 08:18 AM
I have this problem too on my Lenovo Z500, it sounds exactly like yours.
I've looked all around and couldn't find an answer. I even bought new speakers on ebay and replaced them myself and still heard the sound.
01-06-2015 04:30 PM
01-06-2015 05:09 PM
I'm using a usb card too, it sucks because I like the sound the dolby adds.
I don't want to pay a fortune to send it in to lenovo to fix it, especially when I no longer have warranty and it has been like this since I got it.
01-06-2015 05:20 PM
Mine is a Y50 and is brand new, and I doubt it is an actual problem, and rather poor placement of internal components. So it's not really something that can be helped..
01-06-2015 05:34 PM
I have a Z500, ever since I got it over a year and a half ago, it has always been this way. I wonder if its a common issue with these models because I haven't found many complaints about it
01-09-2015 05:53 PM
I think I got my fix for my lenovo z500
I noticed that the hdd sits on top of the ribbon cable that connects the headphone jack to the motherboard. This hdd was also near to the speakers.
So I bought an optical drive hard drive case
(I should have bought the slim version. It is recommended to buy the slim version to fit the case)
So i put my hard drive in this and it boots perfectly.
I also download an old realtek hd audio driver with Dolby Home Theater v4 instead of Dolby digital plus.
Also in the speaker properties under the advanced tab I set the sample rate to 24bit 192000Hz
I can no longer hear the static.