A while back my headphones mysteriously started making static noise and one of them stopped working completely. At first I thought it was headphones so I bought new ones. Alas that did not solve the problem. The problem must be inside my headphone jack. I did some research online and they suggested unplugging USB devices. Which has a strange effect of changing the static noises to high frequency Morse code noises (it's the aliens).
I don't have this problem when i listen to music on speakers. The static is there on headphones whether there is music or not.
I own a soldering iron for electronics and I am quite skilled at soldering. I would appreciate any help I can get.
My laptop is the HDX 18. It has 2 headphone jacks that act exactly the same. Interesting thing i just noticed is that when i pull out my headphones almost all the way both of them start working but so do the speakers making the headphones kinda useless.
Maybe there is a way to turn of the speakers as a temporary solution.
I am using vista x64.