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Offline hoosier

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All of a sudden any commercial CD, or any CD I have burned ------ upon playback via my CD Player or my DVD/CD Player/Writer, I clearly hear a continuous background sound like "put, put, put, put, put"

I have a SAMSUNG SC-148A CD Player and a SONY DRU-180A DVD/CD Player/Writer

I do not get this sound from anything I play directly from my computer hard drive

I have made no recent changes to my hardware or software. I use Windows XPS3 and play CDs using WMP

Anyone have ideas on what might cause this?



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Re: My CD Players Sound Like a Motorboat. What Could Cause That?
« Reply #1 on: Jun 19, 2009, 07:31 PM »
For clarification... is it a mechanical noise that the units are making? Or is it background noise coming through the speakers?
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Re: My CD Players Sound Like a Motorboat. What Could Cause That?
« Reply #2 on: Jun 19, 2009, 09:06 PM »
Coming thru speakers only

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Re: My CD Players Sound Like a Motorboat. What Could Cause That?
« Reply #3 on: Jun 19, 2009, 09:26 PM »
Okay... try re-seating, or possibly replacing the IDE ribbon cable.
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Re: My CD Players Sound Like a Motorboat. What Could Cause That?
« Reply #4 on: Jun 21, 2009, 07:49 PM »
Since my ribbon cable goes from motherboard and splits in two to connect with my two players, reseating or replacing the cable seemed good advice. I did remove and reconnect the cable with no result.

I will get a new cable and try that, but because my DVD/CD Player/Writer continues to burn movie DVD disks with no sound problem I'm not very confident that a new cable will help.

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Re: My CD Players Sound Like a Motorboat. What Could Cause That?
« Reply #5 on: Jun 23, 2009, 07:18 AM »
Nope, new ribbon cable did not help.

Perhaps I should mention that these "put-put-put" sounds are very close together and they are in the background but quite easy to hear.

Anything I might try next?

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Re: My CD Players Sound Like a Motorboat. What Could Cause That?
« Reply #6 on: Jun 23, 2009, 05:24 PM »
Further info: I've just discovered that I can still rip sound from a CD in my CD player, and then that sound can be played back from my hard drive without the "put, put, put"

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Re: My CD Players Sound Like a Motorboat. What Could Cause That?
« Reply #7 on: Jun 24, 2009, 01:13 AM »
I'm am sorry to say that I do not have any other ideas.

This is a tough one. Anybody else have any suggestions?
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Re: My CD Players Sound Like a Motorboat. What Could Cause That?
« Reply #8 on: Jun 27, 2009, 09:29 PM »
Sounds like it might be a shielding problem, but other than that I have no ideas.

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