Black Cardinal wrote:Does an Onyx2 have an internal speaker? If so, where is it?
I didn't think it would but when running apps that use audio, certain sounds cause my Onyx2 to emit a nasty crackling noise. The workstation never emits any other sounds, such as boot chimes. (Other than fan noise, of course!) It doesn't matter if I have external speakers plugged in or not. External speakers do work properly with this machine.
Only certain clangy/crashy sounds do this, for example, when a tank is shot in bz or pretty much any sound when flying around in vroom. At first it sounded like electrical arcing but it seems more likely there's a ripped speaker cone somewhere in the chassis.
I thought someone here might know something before I tear the thing apart to find it.
Guess this is my month to ask SGI audio questions!
sybrfreq wrote:It could be fun to see which programs cause the noise and how to trigger it. Then you can pin down where the problem is. OTOH you should probably just repace it.
Another clue may be that this machine can't record decent audio from the microphone port. It turns my voice into an 80s synthesizer with distortion cranked up to the max.
sybrfreq wrote:Do you think the relay is actually stuck or do you think the relay is fine and it is just turning on/off rapidly for some bizzare reason?
sybrfreq wrote:So, I started my octane up last night for the first time in a little over two weeks and it made a horribly disgusting screech for the first 2-3 seconds or so and then climbed in pitch until I could no longer hear it.
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