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Grounding Problem with Microphone

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  1. OrbitzXT

    OrbitzXT New Member

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    I have a friend who when he talks in ventrilo there is an awful humming sound. I told him to touch his case while talking and it completely gets rid of the humming/buzzing. From what I've read, this is a grounding issue. It's a USB mic I believe. Are there any remedies he can do with random things that might be around his house already? If not, what does he need to get to fix this?
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    Solaris17 Creator Solaris Utility DVD

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    check the header on the mobo make sure its plugged in all the way. if it is it might be EMI he can get a ferret core to put on the wires that might help the issue.
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    Cores made of ferrets?

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    I believe he meant Ferrite;)

    IF he is handy, he could extend the ground of the front I/O panel PCB and use an eye and a screw and ground it to the chassis somewhere.
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    ^ :roll:

    I have had success using the ferrite core solution in the past.
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    Solaris17 Creator Solaris Utility DVD

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    yes ferrite core. damn spell check.

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