Have a studio 1737...audio plays back without the crackle/popping...seem to have sorted that out! But when i skip tracks or have music in my wmp on shuffle every time a new song starts there is an audio squelch or high pitched distortion...same happens when i play a movie in any player...if I fast fwd or skip scenes there is that awful noise almost like a clipping noise! Anyone have this issue?
If your computers sound works ok via external speakers / headphones then this issue is not related to drivers and is actually due to the speaker issue seen in this flickr page.
a guy fixing it can be found here:
This means that your speaker does not have enough space to move and is vibrating against the top of the keyboard bezel and is resonating.