Yeah the other one is getting tooooooooo..... long so i thought lets create a part II!!! So here's something that i found just now dunno why that happens. If you plug an earphone into the jack (while the computer is switched off) and then turn on the computer, you don't hear any static, but when windows load, the static starts. If this static were due to some external effect or some hardware thing i assume you should hear it even when the computer in still booting. I think the issue is windows/software related. what do you guys can understand from it. Please tell me if my reasoning was wrong. Also try using high quality earphones, if i use my high end logitech headset there is no interference. But when i use regular ipod earphones i get the static.