iMac External Speaker Noise

bc008

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Aug 6, 2007
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well, whenever i plug my iphone into my computer my speakers make that noise that they make whenever a phone is around.

i really like my external speakers because they actually have bass, and i would like not to get rid of them.


any way of solving this short of putting my phone into airplane mode whenever i dock it?
 

roland.g

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Apr 11, 2005
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Is it all the time it is docked or just intermittently?

Are the speakers plugged into the same power strip as the computer?

Try plugging the speakers into a different strip even if both strips run to the same outlet.

Also, is it a grounded outlet. Not all three prong outlets are actually correctly grounded.
 

bc008

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they actually make the noise when my phone is in airplane mode, when it is streched as far away as possible, and when they are plugged into a different outlet.


looks like i may have to get rid of em
edit: in airplane mode it dies down dramatically, and only crackles in once every minute or so.
 

shipdestroyer

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Jun 5, 2007
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It could be the cell phone radiation causing this, regardless of being docked. My TV (display and speakers) go a little wacky whenever my phone is sending/receiving data.