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TwistedKestrel wrote:Can anybody explain what I did? Obviously something ESD-ish happened, but I've never heard of it manifesting like this.
sluggo wrote:If any part of the headphone cable was touching your body when you whipped off the blanket (likely, I'd guess), then you probably injected some very high voltage noise into the cable.
TwistedKestrel wrote:That makes me feel a little better. The "amp" in this case would be my M-Audio AV40s. At the very least I know there's a big ole resistor in there somewhere for the headphone output.
ludi wrote:FWIW I once had a recliner that was very bad at this, and sent an incredible static charge into a gamepad I was holding, which then tracked back to ground through an old school MIDI/gameport on the soundcard. One of the headphone channels immediately went out and the other went fuzzy Incredibly, they both came back within a couple hours and that soundcard worked fine until the day I upgraded it, a year or so later. Go figure.