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Am i receiving alien transmissions?

So i finally got my turn table hooked back up and got a phono preamp. Awesome! But now i'm having mysterious interference, and receiving radio signals on it(!?!?)... [more inside]
posted by emptythought on Jun 18, 2014 - 10 answers

What is that electronic noise in my audio system?

I'm hearing some odd noise in my office audio system and I'd like an opinion on what it could be. It appeared right after I replaced three old Shure SCM810 mixers with new versions of the same model. They are usually soft, as heard in this short clip here) but the occasionally sound much louder and become quite noticeable. It reminds me of the interference from Blackberry devices but it's clearly different. Could this be interference from some other device or is something else going on here? Thanks in advance.
posted by Jamesonian on Mar 25, 2014 - 4 answers

LED TV breaking Wifi Network

I have a wifi network on an Airport Extreme 802.11n, extended by several Airport Express (2008 model, MB321LL/A) base stations. My new Samsung LED TV, in a room about 20 feet from the Airport Extreme, takes down my entire network—I can't reach the internet anywhere in the house—until I shut down the TV and reboot the Extreme. Suggestions for diagnosing and repairing the problem, please? [more inside]
posted by MarkWBennett on Dec 27, 2013 - 9 answers

Help me fix an intermittent monitor fault

My husband and I bought two monitors a little over 12 months ago. They worked just fine for 6 months when his developed an intermittent fault. Essentially, the screen abruptly goes static-y and weird, and horrible noise comes out the speakers - I guess it should be described as interference. None of the controls work and it has to be powered down and back on again. Two months after his started going wrong, mine did too - exactly the same way. [more inside]
posted by ninazer0 on Oct 13, 2013 - 8 answers

Can CCTV predict earthquakes?

In this CCTV traffic video of the recent earthquake in China (preceded by a 30s ad), an interference pattern rolls across the screen just before the shaking occurs. Is this an artifact of the recording (or transfer between media), or something "real"?
posted by pjenks on Apr 22, 2013 - 7 answers

Contacting the mothership

My new downstairs neighbor put something on the roof of our three family apartment that is causing horrible interference with all the electronics in my apartment. What is this thing? [more inside]
posted by laptolain on Mar 8, 2013 - 24 answers

Hula Defender

Help me fix fluorescent light fixture noise in a Williams Defender! [more inside]
posted by plinth on Nov 28, 2012 - 4 answers

Minimizing bluetooth interference with multiple devices running simultaneously?

Advice to minimize bluetooth interference and maintain connectivity across multiple devices in a huge public space? [more inside]
posted by red_rabbit on Jun 18, 2012 - 2 answers

What is the screeching?

Computer/Electronic/AudiophileFilter: I just finished my first build of a computer. When I plug in my computer's onboard sound into my receiver through the standard 3.5mm audio jack and output to two KRK monitors and a sub, I get screeching/scrambling from the speakers that drives me nuts. It basically sounds like I can hear my processor. This doesn't happen with headphones. Lots more inside. [more inside]
posted by jwmollman on May 28, 2012 - 22 answers

Please leave your answer after the beep.

Help me understand my landline phone problems and possibly buy a new one. [more inside]
posted by Obscure Reference on May 17, 2012 - 2 answers

Spooky cellphone interference

Walking down the street on a cellphone, my reception cuts out and I hear a different voice through the earpiece, very briefly, say something like "... three months..." It sounds like an advertisement. The person on the other end heard nothing, and the call wasn't dropped. What the heck happened? [more inside]
posted by BungaDunga on Apr 30, 2012 - 6 answers

How to track the source of high-pitched audio interference?

I have high-pitched ringing in my the recording set-up of my new home voice recording studio (it seems to have a pulse, not steady, and occaionally disappears). Where should I start trying to get rid of it? [more inside]
posted by acm on Apr 11, 2012 - 21 answers

Yes, it's a nice Gothic black, but why else does my router need to avoid sunlight?

Why does my router need to be placed out of direct sunlight? [more inside]
posted by limeonaire on Mar 18, 2012 - 9 answers

Wifi/Radio interference question

iMac and MacBook interfere with our FM radio; Dell mini notebook does not. Why? [more inside]
posted by AFII on Jul 5, 2011 - 6 answers

How do I prevent radio interference from my new power meter?

Recently the power company installed a new power meter in my home with a radio transmitter, which sends out a signal that meter-readers can pick up outside the house without having to come in and look at it directly. Here's the problem: I use a Tivoli PAL radio as my computer speaker (it's got an AUX jack and it's a great little device). But since the installation, it "chirps" every 30 seconds or so, presumably when the signal from the meter is broadcast. What can I do to stop this or shield my speaker? [more inside]
posted by saltykmurks on Mar 23, 2011 - 11 answers

You're coming through loud and clear, unfortunately.

My boyfriend's across-the-hall neighbor loves to talk on his CB radio at all hours. We don't love hearing it through every speaker in the apartment. What can we do? [more inside]
posted by Captain Cardanthian! on Feb 22, 2011 - 14 answers

All my router-y neighbors are jamming my internets!

How can I reduce/eliminate interference from other wireless routers in my apartment building? I have a Belkin Wireless N+ router connected to a Linksys modem with Comcast cable internet. [more inside]
posted by DiscourseMarker on Oct 29, 2010 - 18 answers

How to get rid of Interference on Car USB Adapter

How can I get rid of the audio interference caused when I use a 12v charger with an mp3 player in my car? [more inside]
posted by Popcorn on Oct 23, 2010 - 10 answers

How do I eliminate audio interference on a 5.8GHz network?

I'm getting tons of audio interference from my 5.8GHz audio transmitters and I've tried everything I can think of - does anyone have experience with this? [more inside]
posted by trevs44 on Aug 16, 2010 - 6 answers

Should guys stay alone in their unsuccessful social situations?

Relatively unfriendly guy, exceedingly caring and friendly with good-looking girl. Help me understand this social behavior -- and should I do anything? [more inside]
posted by knz on May 22, 2010 - 21 answers

Make the voices stop!

How can I get rid of RF Interference in computer speakers? [more inside]
posted by youcancallmeal on May 12, 2010 - 14 answers

Gremlins in my speakers

Why do my powered computer speakers pick up interference from my cellphone, and can I make them stop? [more inside]
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis on Apr 6, 2010 - 12 answers

Snap, Crackle, Pop

Are there any powered computer speakers (2.0) that are shielded from the dreaded snap-crackle-pop interference from GSM mobile devices? [more inside]
posted by jameslavelle3 on Mar 29, 2010 - 6 answers

Mac airports on the fritz

Can you help me get my Airport Utility to recognise my airports in the condo? [more inside]
posted by fantasticninety on Dec 30, 2009 - 3 answers

How do I shield an audio cable in my computer case which I cannot take out and replace?

How do I shield an audio cable in my computer case which I cannot take out and replace? [more inside]
posted by aliasless on Dec 28, 2009 - 6 answers

FM Interference & Potential Coinkidink

Heard some strange radio interference Christmas day, wondered if a hypothesis is correct in relating it to the local 'terror' attempt at DTW??? [more inside]
posted by JoeXIII007 on Dec 26, 2009 - 17 answers

My piano picks up the the radio

My new Casio digital piano picks up the radio. I think this is a bug not a feature. You can very faintly hear a music station coming out of one of the speakers (which is very distracting). Any ideas on how to fix it?
posted by TrashyRambo on Sep 29, 2009 - 6 answers

It's the buzz buzz buzz in the drum of the ear, or, making my amplifier a tinfoil hat to stop GSM noises from my phone.

It's the buzz buzz buzz in the drum of the ear, or, making my amplifier a tinfoil hat to stop GSM noises from my phone. [more inside]
posted by Halle on Sep 23, 2009 - 8 answers

Aside from the inconvenience, it ruins phone sex

What can I do to help a friend with interference issues causing phone problems in her house? [more inside]
posted by notashroom on May 13, 2009 - 7 answers

Is the ticking on my new cordless phone a result of interference from my old wireless router?

Is the ticking on my new cordless phone a result of interference from my old wireless router? [more inside]
posted by IndigoRain on Mar 15, 2009 - 8 answers

Through the luminiferous aether

RFInterferenceFilter: This is a continuation of this question. Summarizing: I'm experiencing a loud buzzing noise in my stereo, accompanied by interference from local FM radio stations. I've done more investigation and have eliminated my power as a (direct) cause of the noise. [more inside]
posted by strangecargo on Jan 26, 2009 - 7 answers

Lite Rock, Less Talk? I'd like neither, please.

(Electronics|Stereo)filter: What is causing this infuriating noise in my preamp and how do I fix it? Links to sound files and long list of symptoms in extended. [more inside]
posted by strangecargo on Jan 15, 2009 - 6 answers

USB Charger Static

My car's USB adapter makes staticy noises over the radio. Should I replace it, and if so, with what? [more inside]
posted by mccarty.tim on Dec 6, 2008 - 3 answers

Microwave vs. Computer, and the Microwave is winning.

The kitchen computer has a little trackpad/keyboard combo that sits atop of the microwave. When the microwave turns on, the trackpad stops working. Looking for suggestions on shielding, putting a filter in line with the cable, grounding, anything to help me cook and mouse at the same time. [more inside]
posted by sol on Jun 28, 2008 - 5 answers

Attention Tivo customers: Mars Needs Women

What is the purpose of this random noise my electronics are making? [more inside]
posted by bondcliff on Jun 4, 2008 - 11 answers

Can I install aftermarket iPod interfaces into my BMW?

I have a 2003 BMW 325i. There is a sticker on my windshield warning me that aftermarket electronics (and cell phones) may interfere with the car's electronic system. For real? The dealer says they cannot install the factory iPod interface (it's only for 2004 and later). My fiance has a 2006 BMW X3 with the factory-installed iPod interface and I am insanely jealous. DO WANT. [more inside]
posted by desjardins on Apr 28, 2008 - 7 answers

Avoiding DVI interference on stereo for Macbook

Macbook- DVI question: How to avoid "hum" sound interference on stereo cable with DVI/HDMI cable hooked in? [more inside]
posted by tonci on Apr 25, 2008 - 4 answers

Cable TV weirdness

Why is my cable TV signal acting differently and is this just me/just my provider? [more inside]
posted by Cosine on Mar 4, 2008 - 14 answers

iPod + car charger = BZZZZZZ???

How can I listen to and recharge my iPod at the same time in my car without the audio quality sucking? [more inside]
posted by steveminutillo on Dec 5, 2007 - 18 answers

There are four bars.

What is going on with my cellphone? [more inside]
posted by M Edward on Nov 27, 2007 - 8 answers

Do I REALLY need to take offf my iPod during takeoff?

Am I going to bring down the plane if I listen to my iPod during takeoff and landing? [more inside]
posted by Sheppagus on Oct 5, 2007 - 31 answers

Electromagnetism vs. The BBC

TV Signal Problem: Co-axial cable suffering EM interference (I think), and it only affects the good channels! [more inside]
posted by boosh on Sep 16, 2007 - 6 answers

Brand new noise coming from G5 into audio signal

I have a Mac G5 and it is connected via the analog audio output port to my stereo receiver, and a new humming buzzing just started. [more inside]
posted by lockedroomguy on Sep 7, 2007 - 18 answers

Does my iPhone hate my Sennheiser noise cancelling headphones?

My iPhone and my Sennheiser noise cancelling headphones are not playing nicely. Periodically, I get an annoying buzzing/interference noise when I'm listening to music on my iPhone and have noise cancellation switched on. [more inside]
posted by kathryn on Aug 7, 2007 - 11 answers

Soundcard interference but only over KVM?

I need help figuring out a strange audio interference issue with my computer setup, involving headphones, a KVM, and an apparent contradiction. [more inside]
posted by cyrusdogstar on Jul 10, 2007 - 7 answers

¿¿why so trippy??

What kind of interference-pattern phenomenon have I got going on here? [more inside]
posted by garethspor on Jul 8, 2007 - 8 answers

Is this substation a problem?

I'm considering buying a house that's right beside a small electrical substation (just a small path between it and the wall of the house). Are there any risks attached to this? [more inside]
posted by ascullion on Jun 4, 2007 - 15 answers

Satellite TV Interference

I'm thinking of getting Satellite TV (Sky+). Does anyone know how susceptible it is to interference from signals from nearby mobile phone transmitters? [more inside]
posted by booksprite on Apr 15, 2007 - 5 answers

le monde du bruit

RF Filter (literally): I'm using my trusty Sony ICF-2010 shortwave radio (1990 vintage) with a brand-new Edirol R-09 digital recorder. Unfortunately, once I hook up the R-09, it spits up digital noise all over the bands. [more inside]
posted by mykescipark on Apr 8, 2007 - 6 answers

Silver bullet for my nausea-inducing monitor?

[DirtyPowerFilter] My CRT monitor has developed a nasty shake/vibration at certain refresh settings, since I moved to a new apartment. I think the problem stems from the old electrical system. Is there anything I can do to "clean" the power and alleviate the problem? Or are all "power conditioning" products bogus? Backstory and more info below the fold. [more inside]
posted by Kadin2048 on Feb 13, 2007 - 16 answers

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