iMac External Speaker Noise

Discussion in 'iMac' started by bc008, Aug 15, 2007.

  1. bc008 macrumors 68000

    bc008

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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?
     
  2. roland.g macrumors 603

    roland.g

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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.
     
  3. bc008 thread starter macrumors 68000

    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.
     
  4. shipdestroyer macrumors 6502

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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.
     

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