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TF201 speaker is crackling
hello - I have searched a lot on this but no luck so may be I am out there on my own - I hope not!
My new Asus Transformer Prime 201 (little used since I got it in July has started to crackle from the speaker,= serial no c10kas069214 12
It started a few daya ago. It may be pure coincidence but cracklingg started after I found and accidentally switched on the google voioce/talk recorder on it.
It crackles erraticlly over music/voice when it is playing back music/voice from my own archive of MP3s etc.
After it had sat switched off all night, it played back with no crackle.
Switched it off, Turned on an hour or so later and crackling starts again.
Just now I turned off music and the erratic crackling continues even though nothing is playing.
Have not dropped it
Have moved it away from signals at my laptop (turned it off), and away from battery free mouse,
when I press house/home icon to go to home page it gets worse, hand off crackle reduces.
If I and when i hold house/home icon down it sshows a radiating semi-circle with word Google
in a bubble on top of the semicircle.wave symbol circking oout
If I start playback of a video BUT keep the volume switch right down for that video, I GET the crackle and only the crackle from the
If I turn the sound up I also get the crackle over the video playing video.
If video music is playing (and so speaker crackling too) and I then pause the video the crackle goes away.
I wonder if it might be the google microphone thing on the home screen - I have searched to find out if there
is a way to disable that ( and so eliminate it as a possible cause -- could it be still recording while I am playing something else and
the result be feedback (tho not the usual whine feedback of a mic) but a static crackle.?
If I hold my thumb on the right bottom set of icons and pull it to right or left along the glass scree, the erratic crackle turns into a smooth hiss!!!
Ahh - now I find that if I touch and hold my finger on the glass screen and swirl it around I also get the non-stop hiss.,
Am I causing a radio "short circuit" (remember the crackle only started a few days ago) through the metal - the Prime does vibrate when you touch it when it is charging from the electric mains - same as the new Apple Mac powerbook.... essentially your body on Mac is acting as the earth.....crazy but true.
And could my crackle have some relation to the GPS Prime metal case issue. (I have the dongle but not used it yet as it is 200miles away......, so cannot test for that_
I am trying unsuccessfully to record the crackle with tthe Googe mike but dont know how!! (You have to know how to use the TF before you can use it......
Maybe the only way I can show this is to do a video and post it.
Thanks in advance for any thoughts - this crackling essentially makes the playback pretty well disastrous.