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#223904 - 01/06/08 07:32 PM laptop issue
mikey_maestro Offline

Registered: 07/12/07
Posts: 548
Loc: San Tan Valley, AZ
I've been considering another laptop. It would be used only for live gigging. My other one has all my business sensitive files on it and will remain at the office.

i'd be using it for lead sheets, fakebooks, set lists, dloading midi to use on the fly and mp3's and all the great michael B programs out there.

i've been comparing all the different features screen, speed, size etc.

last night i took my business laptop just to try it at a gig. I connected a 1/8" stereo jack into my laptop headphone input and the other end were 2 rca's. I plugged them into my pa. I got a buzzing noise with interference almost sounding like a bad ground on an old turntable. as I turned up the volume it was still there its just the music was louder.

After this i tried another cable, even tried an 1/8th" to (2) 1/4inche ends 1 in each channel. it still did the same thing.

i dont have a line out on my laptop only a headphone jack

Has this ever happened to anyone?

Any advice, or Am I a complete idiot?

Is there a certain type of laptop that has better results

God Bless,

#223905 - 01/06/08 07:42 PM Re: laptop issue
Fran Carango Offline
Senior Member

Registered: 05/26/99
Posts: 9673
Loc: Levittown, Pa, USA
Mike..use a two prong adapter and it will solve your problem..

#223906 - 01/06/08 08:23 PM Re: laptop issue
Dnj Online   content
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Registered: 09/21/00
Posts: 43635
Loc: USA
exactly Fran

#223907 - 01/07/08 03:36 AM Re: laptop issue
Bernie9 Online   content
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Registered: 09/21/02
Posts: 5217
Loc: Port Charlotte,FL,USA
I think this is a safer solution rather than leaving you with no protection. I have two.

pa4X 76 ,SX900, Audya 76,Yamaha S970 , vArranger, Hammond SK1, Ketron SD40, Centerpoint Space Station, Bose compact


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