The connect/disconnect sounds are frequent but random, and only when I am playing games. Sometimes the sound is accompanied by the screen turning black for about one second, but not always. Here is what I have tried so far: Nothing shows up in the event viewer associated to the sounds. I ran a game in window mode, nothing shows up on the task bar as connecting or disconnecting. I updated my video card driver. I ran dell diagnostic, no problems detected. However, I noticed when it was testing the video card, the sounds/screen blanking did occur. I opened the case and cleaned out the minimal dust and made sure everything was tightly connected.
Windows 7 Dell Studio XPS 7100 AMD Phenom II X4 945 Processor 3 GHZ 8GB Ram 64-bit OS AMD Radeon HD 6670 video card
The only things connected to the USB ports are the mouse and keyboard.
I don't know what to do to fix this problem, any advice appreciated.
I am using separate speakers.