Laptop mains noise

Discussion in 'Computing' started by uita, Jul 23, 2005.

  1. uita

    uita Guest

    I'm trying to use my laptop in a live situation, the trouble being there is a lot of interferance when connected to the mains,unplug the cord and all is well. I have tried using an external usb sound card but still have the problem.
    Is there a solution where I can use the mains?
  2. poprocks

    poprocks Guest

    Need some more info on the signal chain ...
  3. eoink

    eoink Active Member

    Apr 21, 2005
    Dublin, Ireland
    Do you have a dell laptop by any chance? I had a similar problem but ended up solving it by using a decent preamp/DI.
  4. SimnaWeb

    SimnaWeb Guest

    If it is a dell I had the same problem getting a LOT of pink noise through the system. Simple gound loop so it seemed. I corrected it by using a small 2 prong edison adapter. I try not to use my laptop for live gigs though. I like having a ground for my equipment.

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