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Frampton Comes Alive!

So my piece of shit computer tells me this for the 3rd time in 2 years:



And once I've kicked it into compliance, I discover it has been wiped clean of all ten million plus pictures of myself and my extremely extensive fagrock collection. So I go buy a new Pavillion based soley on the Tim Burtony handwriting all over the box because their is no man in my life to guide me on such things, and take it home.

It's lovely. Except for one thing. The speakers (that I've always had, and that are not cheap-ass, Yahoo Answers) now very, very faintly pick up and broadcast the local classic rock station into my bedroom. Are you kidding me? I need to hear Peter Frampton going "wah wah waaahhh waaaahhhh" into his talkbox at 3:00 in the morning like I need a goddamn hole in my head.

I cannot win.

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skywayman
Feb. 5th, 2009 04:54 am (UTC)
There are two reasons for the speakers picking up radio signals. Either you have a coiled up wire (uncoil it of you do) or the sound card in the new machine has something in it that is picking up the signal.

If uncoiling the wires does nothing, try moving the computer. Just an inch or two in any direction can make a huge difference.

I was in a recording studio once and a vocalist did a perfect take, but during playback we could hear a traffic report that made it on to the tape.
velouria
Feb. 5th, 2009 05:46 am (UTC)
i am not currently motivated enough to crawl around on my face behind my computer right now, but thank you. i will check it out the next time i'm forced to listen to big ol' jet airliner in the middle of the night.
daddylovebucket
Feb. 5th, 2009 04:57 am (UTC)
I'm sorry that happened.

i've had a hard drive fail too. It's no fun.
velouria
Feb. 5th, 2009 05:47 am (UTC)
it's alright. i can download mr. mister songs twice as fast now.
jonn68
Feb. 5th, 2009 06:04 am (UTC)
I can't stress backing up files enough. SRSLY.
velouria
Feb. 5th, 2009 06:15 am (UTC)
i just can't bring myself to back up webcam pictures and flock of seagulls songs.
jonn68
Feb. 5th, 2009 06:19 am (UTC)
But you'll miss them when they're gone!
stephanieseon
Feb. 10th, 2009 06:32 am (UTC)
Dude. I love Peter Frampton's "wah wah waaahhh waaaahhh"ing.
velouria
Feb. 10th, 2009 07:03 am (UTC)
obviously you should spend the night.
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