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How do I get rid of the background noise when I Skype with someone?

Asked by chelle21689 (5205 points ) August 21st, 2010

Whenever I do a video chat, my laptop makes a ringing kind of noise for the person on the receiving end. I tried to turn down my microphone, use ear phones, but sometimes they still hear it. I notice that it’s always when the fan on my laptop starts spinning….but there’s nothing I can do about the fan inside my laptop because it’s necessary lol

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Seaofclouds's avatar

What is your laptop sitting on? While you can’t stop your fan once it comes on, maybe you can prevent your computer from getting to the point where it needs your fan. I’ve seen several different cooling docks and other platforms that are raised up and meant to keep the bottom of your laptop from getting hot. I’ve never used on, but they might help. If it’s only when the fan comes on, it seems like at that point, there really isn’t anything you can do. I could be wrong though, maybe someone else that knows a bit more about computers will have some other ideas.

lapilofu's avatar

Buying an external microphone should solve it.

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