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help there is music coming from my speakers
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Mar 12, 2007, 10:55 PM
 
I just moved into a nice house, but there is a radio tower not to far from me and for some reason my speakers are now playing rap music, even when unplugged. I think there using jack cord as an antennae. is there a way to stop this its driving me nutty.

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zac4mac
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Mar 13, 2007, 11:25 AM
 
First thing to do is send a complaint to the FCC - then
Go to radio shack and get some ferrites for your speaker wires and power supply cord - the kind you snap around the wire since you have connectors on each end.

A broadcast station is not allowed to bleed like you describe, at the very least their engineer has some work to do..

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Mar 13, 2007, 11:53 AM
 
wow the same thing happens at my house it dose not effect it if it is playing from my comp or turned off so i never really did anything about it............
     
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Mar 13, 2007, 01:31 PM
 
Probably is the speaker wires, especially if they are unshielded zip cord - ie, a pair of straight wires joined to each other.

If the ferrules don't work, try giving the speaker cables a steady twist all the way to the computer. My next step would be to replace the cables with shielded ones, but that might require solder work.
     
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Mar 13, 2007, 05:21 PM
 
Same thing happened to me when I lived in boston. I didn't do much about it, when the speakers were off it didn't play anything. I settled for using headphones or my G4 towers internal speaker, which isn't THAT bad.
     
   
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