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Thread Interference when recording on laptop???

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1 Interference when recording on laptop???
Hi all,

Im new to the forum so first of all Hi. I wonder if anyone can help me.....I am using Cubase sx3 and rying to record v drums and guitar through a m-audio firewire to my Laptop (HP pavillion zd 8000).

However whenever Iconnect th v - drums or guitar to laptop, I get a terrible inteference in the background, which sounds like an old computer game loading or mobile phone interfernce. However, i have switch all apliance of in flat, and have isolated the interference to the laptop. Anything plugged into the firewire or mic input of laptop and the interference starts. The v-drums, guitars, leads, m-audio are all functioning prfectly independently, so i thought it might be a setting on my laptop or something running in the background but cant work it out. If anyone knows the solution or can help in anyway, i would be very grateful.

Cheers
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you don't understand, your laptop gives you problems because of the way it was built.

its a serious hardware limitation that just can't be solved by a few touches here and there.

does it still have a warranty? because your best solution is to replace it with another one.
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this behavior occurs on not correctly shielded laptops.

the energy that is dispersed through the motherboard's main bus interferes with the firewire interface.

the interference causes cracking/buzzing/humming noises that correspond to data being transferred on the firewire cable.

try connecting the m-audio to a different pc. if it works fine, then i'm afraid your laptop has shielding problems.
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hmmmmm,
thanks for the info. have tried m-audio on other comp and its fine, i fear its my comp the problem. Any ideas on correcty shelding my laptop?

Cheers
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It might be the power, try running it off the battery. I have to do that with my ACER