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Q: Muffled Speaker sound

Ok this is my first post on any tech help forum so my apologies if i miss out any key information.

Here's the problem, since purchasing my HP Pavillion dv7-1020ea laptop i have had intermittent problems with my speaker sound going muffled, quieter and losing all high tones. This is a continuous problem from the moment the computer starts and doesnt change.

My laptop runs vista 64 with IDT High Definition Audio codec and the drivers are up to date. I have tried enabling and disabling the device, it says it is working fine. Sound from my headphones works fine with none of the muffling. In the IDT control panel, the settings are set correctly, im not attempting to run surround sound or anything.

At first I thought it was a bad connection or something but suddenly the problem disappeared and never happened again for 6 months. But recently I reformatted my PC and as soon as my PC was running again the problem resurfaced. Restarting my PC sometimes fixes it but more often than not it doesn't.

Its very frustrating because I can't pin the source of the problem down. I dont think its a bad connection because it worked fine for 6 months and then when i reformatted it came back. I never experience crackling or jerky sound or short periods of good or bad sound. When i turn my PC on and it wrks, it works fine until my PC is turned off. The problem never just happens as im using my PC, it turns on with the problem, or it turns on without it.

I have all enhancements disabled and the default format is set to 24 bit, 48000 Hz (Studio Quality). Both boxes are checked that say "Allow applications to take exclusive control of this device" and "give exclusive mode applications priority" but the problem happens with any combination of these boxes being checked. Equally it can run fine with any combination of boxes checked.

I dont own any other speakers and carry my laptop around with me alot so having the built-in speakers not working is very frustrating, i cant listen to music, watch films because its simply so muffled and basey.

I have relatively poor knowledge of computers so sorry if all of what i have said is redundant or i've missed out any key information. Please just let me know what you need.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Preferred Solution: Muffled Speaker sound

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

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Hello,
I just bought the Y50 yesterday with the GTX 960M. Unfortunatly i noticed while playing that the left speaker started to do a clicking noise, in addition the sound became muffled. When i tilt the laptop the problem is resolved i.e. the clicing stops and the sound returns to normal. After a few minutes the same problem returns until i tilt the laptop or lift it again.
Please help.
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A:Y50 clicking sound from left speaker and muffled sound

Hi Goldenbird,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
As per the query we understood that you are facing issue with left speaker in your Lenovo Y50 laptop.
 
This might be issue with the speaker cable which is not seated properly, please visit the nearest service center fo further details
 
Click here to open a link where you can select the country and get the exact contact support number. I?m sure
they will be a great help.
 
 Hope this helps. Do post back if the issue persists!
                 
Best regards,       
                                     
Ashwin. S





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I have bought brand new Dell inspiron 3542, it has maxxaudio wave speaker. The muffling sound is emitting from laptop... The latest virson oh audio driver is already installed and the internal setting also is normal. Please help me solve this problem .... i don't know either it is hardware problem or software problem. 

A:Muffled and Whispered sound in Inspiron 3542 from maxxaudio speaker

Rakshit Trivedi i don't know either it is hardware problem or software problem. 
Hello. Test by switching to the Windows native audio driver.
1. Open the Device Manager2. Expand the Sound, Video & Game Controllers section.3. Right click on the Realtek and select to uninstall.4. Put a check mark in the option to delete the driver software, and then ok.5. Restart the laptop and go back to the Device Manager and check again for a Realtek driver. Keep uninstalling & restarting until Realtek no longer appears under Sound...Controllers and "High Definition Audio Device" appears in its place. "High Definition Audio Device" is the name of the native driver.
[The reason you might have to go through the process more than once is because the driver files for more than one Realtek driver could be on the hard drive. When a Realtek driver is removed, the next one gets installed if Windows can locate the files. Windows installs its generic driver only after all Realtek files have been removed.]
6. At this point, test the audio while the native driver is installed and see if the same problem occurs.
7. When finished testing, download and install a fresh copy of the Realtek driver for your operating system. Get it from your Dell support page. Test the audio again
If the same problem occurs with both the Realtek and the native driver, then probably not a software issue.

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Nevermind. Issue resolved. Please close this topic.

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Some days ago I started noticing that the sound coming from my PC suffered from some kind of muffled distortion. I use earphones and theyre perfectly fine, since they work properly with any other device.

Windows 7 x64 (Completely updated according to automatic updates)
Realtek High Definition Audio

This kind of muffled sound occurs at random times in a video, song, etc, I honestly cant specify when does the distortion occur, its mainly a few times at random.

I connect my earphones to an audio entry in the volume and bass control wheel of my speakers and sub woofer.

What have I done recently that could have affected the sound?

-As I had said before, the earphones work perfectly fine, but the sound distortion occurs with all the earphones I have tried. So discard this.

-Recently I removed my speakers' cables which are connected to the sub-woofer, and the sound problem has started occuring closely to when I plugged them back again. This made me think that I messed up with the cables connected to my sound system, but unfortunately this isnt the problem, since when I connect my earphones to the PC tower audio entry, the muffled distortion occurs aswell.

Basically I must discard the effectof any peripherals and therefore believe that the problem revolves to the sound card

-Recently an update of my nVidia graphics card was released and I downloaded it: GEFORCE 285.62 DRIVER. This update came with: "Installs HD Audio driver version 1.2.23.3". I have no idea if ... Read more

A:Muffled Sound in PC

Not sure what help this might be, but keep it in mind while you troubleshoot:

If the audio entering an amplifier is too high, it will muffle. FOr ex: your computer sound is turned up, sending high amounts of ausio to powered-external speakers. those speakers will then have bad distortion, mostly at high olume points in the ausio track. (also sometimes at high bass points). try turning your pc volume quite low and see if the problem presents with standard, unamplified headphones directly connected to the pc. If this solves it then it is an amplifying problem almost guranteed.
 

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Some days ago I started noticing that the sound coming from my PC suffered from some kind of muffled distortion. I use earphones and theyre perfectly fine, since they work properly with any other device.

Windows 7 x64 (Completely updated according to automatic updates)
Realtek High Definition Audio

This kind of muffled sound occurs at random times in a video, song, etc, I honestly cant specify when does the distortion occur, its mainly a few times at random.

I connect my earphones to an audio entry in the volume and bass control wheel of my speakers and sub woofer.

What have I done recently that could have affected the sound?

-As I had said before, the earphones work perfectly fine, but the sound distortion occurs with all the earphones I have tried. So discard this.

-Recently I removed my speakers' cables which are connected to the sub-woofer, and the sound problem has started occuring closely to when I plugged them back again. This made me think that I messed up with the cables connected to my sound system, but unfortunately this isnt the problem, since when I connect my earphones to the PC tower audio entry, the muffled distortion occurs aswell.

Basically I must discard the effectof any peripherals and therefore believe that the problem revolves to the sound card

-Recently an update of my nVidia graphics card was released and I downloaded it: GEFORCE 285.62 DRIVER. This update came with: "Installs HD Audio driver version 1.2.23.3". I have... Read more

A:Muffled Sound in PC

I would go to Realtex and download the driver from their website. Microsoft's device drivers are generic the ones from the manufactures are better.

If you installed any drivers for your graphics and audio from Microsoft I would download and install the latest from the manufactures website.
Also do you have any codec packs installed? E.g Codec pack lite etc...?

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Im having with w7 atm when i play music the sound is all muffled and screechy like its being amplified kinda like when you turn the equalizer up full. Ive gone through the sound settings but there arent any that i can see that would be causing the problem. The sound card shows up as Creative AudioPCI (ES1371,ES1373) (WDM) under device manager which is the drivers that installed automatically from windows update.

A:muffled sound

have you looked in control panel for the creative audio software, im not familiar with your sound card but it may have a settings panel in control panel.
,has this recently started happening have you installed any sound software recently and have you had an update that may have affected it?
if its a fairly recent thing then maybe a system restore to the point before it started happening will help.

System Restore - Windows 7 Forums

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Hi, I recently purchased a laptop and having some sound issues randomly. Everytime i watch a movie through either a .avi or netflix the sound becomes muffled and at random points it seems like the speakers have been damaged or blown. Tried to reinstall the drivers and no effect. Thanks Regards, Raj

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I've noticed that the sound on my HP dv7 laptop seems more muffled that it used to. I was trying to watch a video with the volume on low last night and I couldn't really make out what was being said. Usually this is fine.

Any ideas? - I checked the speaker drivers in control panel and apparently they are up to date and working okay.

I'm running win 7 RC by the way. Before that it was vista.

A:Sound Muffled

did this whappened when you started using W7? Drivers for audio on laptops almost always contain software that will enhance the quality of the sound produced by the speaker(s), a thing that can't be done with generic drivers.

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Hey everyone. I just installed a new sound card (upgrade from O/B sound), when i play music like in Windows Media Player it sounds great. But when i play videos like on You tube its all muffled. What would cause this? Thanks.
 

A:Muffled Sound

It's probably just from the low bitrate used on online videos. The sound quality of those is bad because of it. If your sound is good with good audio files, then there's nothing wrong with your setup.
 

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I did a full system recovery the other day because I was having problems with my cpu usage spiking to 100% when no programs were running. The reformat solved my cpu problem but now the sound is all messed up, it works but its so sharp and muffled and echoing kind of, and when I play cs 1.6 the guns sound so dense and muffled. I've tried everything from checking all the settings, making sure nothing is muted and making sure all the confirgurations are correct. I've installed driver after driver after driver but doesn't help. I've searched everywhere on the net but couldn't find a solution, I have broken my Icemat headphones over this becuase I got so mad that my sound don't work right and I can't seem to fix it. So please will someone help me out with this problem. My sound was working great before the reformat

Here's all my system information

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Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600 (WinXP Retail)
Date 2008-06-18
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A:Sound muffled

i'd suggest get a windows update first.

un-install then re-install the sound driver (latest).
 

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I tried updating the audio driver and reinstalling it. The sound from the headphones is fine though.There are no cracking sounds like I've seen in other threads.

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Hi,
Im having a problem which is driving me mad, muffled sound which makes speech (both in games and on youtube etc) completely inaudible. Just sounds like lots of bass and nothing much else.
I have a Foxconn G31mx motherboard which has built in Realtek audio running Windows 7 32bit. I have downloaded the latest Win7 drivers from both Foxconn and Realtek which has made no difference. I thought it may have somthing to do with a recently installed ATI 4850 gfx card as this has a HDMI port but looking at the installed playback devices all that is available is ''Speakers - Realtek high definition audio device'' which is set as enabled and default and ''Realtek digital output - Realtek high definition audio device'' which is disabled. I have tried every possible combination of enabling and dissabling the various options without success.
Any advice or help would be greatly recieved as my little girl is loosing the will to live not being able to play on Nick Juniour website lol.....
Many thanks in advance.
 

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Since an update, the sound has been muffled when any sound is played from my laptop. Any advice? Thank you

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I recently purchased a Lenovo Y50-70 laptop and I realize every so often the sound dissapears to a very small muffled noise. I bumped into the solution randomly, which is closing and re-opening the laptop (putting it on standby and on again essentially). Can anyone help me with this? Thanks

A:Lenovo Y50 - y70 Sound Muffled

Hi Andrewwijiya,
                           
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
 As per the query we understood that you are facing issue with sound muffled in your Y50-70 laptop.
 
Please confirm whether the sound is from the HDD, or from the fan or it can also be from any cables which are shorted inside, as this might be a hardware issue I would like to suggest you to visit the nearest service center for further details.
 
Click here to open a link where you can select the country and get the exact contact support number. I?m sure they will be a great help.
 
Hope this helps. Do post back if issue persists!
        
Best regards,   
      
Ashwin.S



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I am working on my neighbors computer. It's one I gave her, but I am always trying to get the best performance out of this old thing. It's a running a Mitac motherboard from a Compaq computer with a 500MHz processor, 253MB's of RAM, an ATI PCI video card and an AOpen PCI sound card.

I just reformatted and put Windows 2000 on there. It's a bit slow for the system, but W98 is so unstable and I had little success with that.

The installation went fine. I even updated the BIOS. Now it does have onboard audio, but disabled it, in one way or another, in the BIOS (It still shows up in device manager though for some reason, but that's now disabled)

I also ran into putting in possibly a hacked or virus-infected program on it and it, of course, screwed things up. Luckliy I was able to reload everything and get on with the installation of some other programs.

The problem is, that during start-up, the Windows start-up sound is slightly muffled. I tried putting in a different wave start-up, but it did the same thing. I'm pretty sure the problem isn't the sound card either, since I tested the wav in "Sounds and Multimedia" in Control Panel. It sounded fine there.

I also messed around with the advanced features in that category and changed things like hardware acceleration and such, but I really don't know what I'm doing there.

So it appears to me that the problem is in the startup boot sequence itself, right? Or what else could i... Read more

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As my title suggests, whenever I listen to music, play games, and so one, my sound is horrible. I want to know if there is some way to set everything to default, or is there some other method of fixing this?

It's a pain, because I personally can not play games with this kind of sound, and no, it is not my speakers, because my headset does it too.. So if you guys could help, I'd appreciate it.
 

A:Getting a horrible muffled sound with my audio!

Try re-installing the audio driver or get the newest driver.
 

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I'm a noob when it comes to the computer world so bear with me. My laptop is about 3 years old and about a year ago, my sound started to get muffled and I couldn't hear voices when I played games. Whenever I move the earphones in the audio jack, I can sometimes pick up the voices, but I have to keep it steady of put a pillow under it to keep it like that. Is it just my computer? Or did something change?

A:Muffled Sound and can't hear talking.

Either the headphone jack is defective or the headphone plug. To determine which it is, use a different headphone (or the small earphones like are used on MP3 players) and see if that works properly. If it does then the jack in the PC is the problem. Unfortunately either the motherboard or a "daughter board" I/O board will have to be replaced. The jacks are enclosed and not (usually) repairable. The printed circuit boards are multi-layer and unless you have the special tools to work on a multi-layer circuit board you can't fix it yourself by replacing the jack.

One other outside possibility. A few PC's, but not all, have the option to reassign the jacks with a Sound Configuration panel. If yours has this, you MAY be able to make the "Line In" jack a headphone jack.

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I just got my laptop on Wednesday, (yay,) but when I tried going on Youtube I noticed the sound is very muffled.  I compared it to my old laptop and the sound was much better on the old one.  Heck, the sound on my phone is better.  The same thing happened when I switched to Windows 10 on my old laptop so I went to Microsoft support chat.  They only told me to do the usual stuff I had already found in other searches.  The sound is still muffled and very annoying to listen to because it's like something is covering my speakers.  Can anyone help?

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I have a problem with the quality of sound coming from my Logitech external speakers. When I record using INport LP Recorder the sound from my speakers is muffled and not very loud. The same applies to sounds from my Age of Empires Game. On top of that, I get no sound at all when I try and play music from iTunes. I have troubleshot (troubleshooted?) audio devices and had an error detected Hardware changes might have been detected. Another test told me that Low audio device volume had been detected. I have tried adjusting various settings without making any difference (including increasing the audio volume). Is there a not too complicated explanation/remedy?

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8 Pro, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6300 @ 1.86GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 6
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3292 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) G41 Express Chipset (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM 1.1), 1422 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 97 GB (26 GB Free); D: 292 GB (180 GB Free); L: 292 GB (220 GB Free); Z: 75 GB (53 GB Free);
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., G41M-Combo
Antivirus: Avast Antivirus, Enabled and Updated
 

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Today after returning home from school, switching on the PC and turning on Aion. ( Sort of Irrelevant ) I logged into vent, and was unable to hear everybody due to muffled / robot like voices they had. My voice was clear to them. And all other sound on my computer was fine. It seems it is only my voice receiving that is awkward. Any ideas what this could be? - Drivers are all up to date.

Sound blaster x-fi Sound card.
 

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This has been a problem for me for a few months now, but it's just getting unbearable.
 
So, here's the situation:Oftentimes, my headphones give out muffled audio. It makes it virtually impossible to make out human speech, and just generally isn't very good. In the past, I could fix this by adjusting the headphone jack somewhat, but over time I've had to do it more violently and I'm concerned at this point that I'll harm the computer if I continue doing it. Now, whenever it happens, I have to wiggle the jack around with a decent amount of force to get it to work properly.
 
I'm not particularly good with computer hardware, so I'm not entirely sure what the exact issue could be. If you need any more information, just ask. I'd be happy to provide it. Any help is appreciated.

A:Audio jack giving out muffled, bad quality sound

Nevermind. I just hooked up a pair of speakers with audio ports of their own into the back, and it works pretty well.

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HI I am facing audio problem for the last few months. when i install window 7 its automatically install audio driver which plays built in laptop speaker but exteranl headphone/microphone do not play sound. Same like this if i install given audio driver of hp probook 6550b which is sp48147 then headphone play sound but spearkers do not. I have installed windows many times to solve this issue but still this problem is existing. Please help in resolving this issue

A:Laptop speaker play sound but external headphone or speaker ...

Hi, Please try to enable it using the following steps (a) Right click the speaker icon,(b) Click Playback devices.(c) Right click External speakers (or similar) ,              (d) Click Enable,(e) Click Apply/Ok Regards.

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I have an issue with my 5.1 speaker. Only the front left and front right would produce sound. However, when i run the speaker test on the CP, everything are working fine.

Here's what I did.

Thanks in advance!

http://support.creative.com/kb/ShowA...785):obj(51680)

here's what i found. I'm using an on board sound card. Don't really understand what Creative is talking about. lol.
 

A:Solved: 5.1 speaker, front speaker produces sound only.

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I have an MSI 785GTM-E45 Mother Board. I have no sound coming from the speakers. Tried new speakers and still no sound. If I click on the speaker Icon on the bottom right it shows the speaker graph going up and down as sound is being produced. I tried the head phones and nothing coming from them either. I tried playing a CD and nothing from there either. I first noticed it when I was trying to play something from YOUTUBE and thought it might just be the site but then I tried off line as well. I am running Windows 7 Home Premium. This is the first day that I have noticed it. Thanks for any help. I have checked all the settings I can think of but probably have missed something somewhere.

A:No sound from speakers but showing sound graph on speaker control

Go to the Control Panel/Hardware and Sound and finally the Sound Panel. In the Playback section, set your "Speakers" as the Default Playback device (if it's not now set). Then see if you have speaker and/or headphone sound.

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I'm looking for sound effect program.I had program 10 years or so , I think it was sound blaster live ( not sure) had some thing similar .Want I wont is program that will add sound effect to sound coming through my computer speakers or headphone. The different sound effects that make your voice sound deep ,less muffled voice, tunnel ,echo ,slow talking ,sound like you talking in small room ,car or out side.

I wont it for both music/sound/audio streaming from the internet and music/sound from the computer , I have on the computer.And be able to go in setting and turn it or off or add or remove effects.

I'm not sure but I think it was sound blaster live I had ,that had some thing similar to add effect to sound coming through the computer speaker or headphone.

Note I have windows 7 .So some thing that works with windows 7.
 

A:I'm looking for sound effect program , sound coming through the computer speaker

Creative (ie: Sound Blaster) has had that type of setting in their software for years. The Creative/Sound Blaster software is for their chipsets only. There could be a similar audio tool that works with any audio source, but I'm not familiar with any.
 

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I just upgraded my OS to Win 7, but I realised that when I play any sound, it come out of my speakers fine, but my headphones has no sound at all. How do I solve it? I plugged my headphones into the original jack, I have also tried plugging them into the other jacks, but still there is no sound. How do I fix it so both my speakers and my headphones has sound? If I plug my headphones into the jack I plug my speakers in, there is sound in my headphones though ..
 

A:Problem with sound - Speaker works but headphones has no sound

try double clicking on volume control and see if headphone is muted.
 

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PLEASE HELP ME IN SOLVING THE LESS SOUND EFFECT FROM MY COMPAQ PRESSES C-700 -WINDOW VISTA HOME BASIC 32 BIT OPERATING SYSTEM NOTE BOOK Also please guid me how can I upgrade this window to the best suitable latest window available I mean Window 7 / window -8 / window 10

A:less sound from speaker & no sound from external head phone ...

Hi @Satpathy,I hope you enjoy your visit to the HP Support Forums. I understand you are having an issue with low or no sound. I will be glad to help you. Please look at the following documents.Notebook PC Does not Automatically Switch to Internal Speakers when Unplugging HDMI Cable or DeviceTroubleshooting Audio Problems with External Speakers, Headphones, and HDMI Sound DevicesResolving No Sound or Audio Problems (Windows Vista) There are only Vista drivers for this computer from HP. Please keep me informed of how things went. If you require further assistance, let me know and I will gladly do all I can to help you.Please let me know if this resolves the issue by marking this post as "Accept as Solution".To simply say thanks, click the Thumbs up below!  Thanks.

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I've NEVER heard this out of my computer before. While World of Warcraft is running the box itself suddenly makes what sounds like an "alarm" from im guessing the internal speaker. The moment I close the game or minimize it the sound stops.

Can anyone help with this?
 

A:Internal Speaker makes what sound like an alarm sound

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Can anyone help please. I have had my HP Pavilion TS 11 Notebook PC for a little while now and from day one there has been no sound fom the internal speakers. If I plug headphones into the headphone socket the sound is there. There is a circular symbol and "dts/Sound+" written on the notebook if that helps. How can I get this rectified? Kind Regards Steve  

A:Sound through headphones, but no sound from internal speaker...

Hi @STEVEisFUBAR, Welcome to HP Forums! I have read your post and wanted to help. I understand that there is no sound from the speaker. Please follow this document for troubleshooting: HP Notebook PCs - No Sound from Speakers (Windows 8) Let me know how it goes. If this helps you to reach a solution, please click the "Accept as Solution" button down below in this message. If you wish to say "thanks" for my effort to help, click the "thumbs up" to give me Kudos.  Regards,

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Hi guys i've hard this problem for ages now, whenever i play music or videos in windows media player (version 11) the sound only comes out of my right speaker and in poor quality.
All other programs like i tunes and youtube vids etc. play fine through the speakers so i think its possibly just a fault within the pogram.
I have checked all sliders and stuff and are all where they should be.
Please help guys!
Thanks in advance!
 

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My wife HP Pavilion DV6175ea laptop running windows 7 ultimate 32 bits was fine with the sound until a month ago. Note that upgraded from vista since the windows 7 launch.
From that date till now it as no sound from the speakers but it is ok from the headphones.
Tried different audio drivers but no results.
Tried to insert and remove headphonde jack several times with no results.
Any ideas of what can be the problem?
Thanks,
Jorge

A:HP laptop no sound from speaker but there is sound through headphone

Laptop speakers are generally very delicate and if played on full volume can be blown very easily. My Dell Vostro's right speaker has gone like that while I was watching a movie on VLC player with volume more than 100%. So people using VLC player, should be careful with the sound controls within the player. This is my experience with laptop speakers. I hope you did not have this problem.

On the system tray right click on the speaker icon, select Playback devices.

On the opened Sound Dialog box, make sure that Speaker icon has a green check mark as shown below. Click on Configure button and test the speakers working or not. Complete the speaker setup and close the dialog box.

Check the properties and make suitable adjustments in available tabs.

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I have hp dv1738od and have upgraded to Windows 7, previously Windows XP. Everything seem to be working ok except, for the sound. Window 7 automatically installed the driver, and said the sound card was working properly. But there was no sound through speaker.

I removed the driver and reinstall the driver that I got from HP website that work for Window Vista. Installation went through with no problem and Device manager indicated no isssue on sound driver. However there was still no sound coming out from the speaker, only through headphone jack.

I read tons of forums, and some has suggested that it may be the jack connection. I tried plugging in and out numerous time, and that did not solve the issue. Sound could be heard for like a sec, when headphone was being plugged out but it goes away quickly. To determine if it was hardware or software issue, i reinstalled Window XP and there was sound through speaker. So for sure it is not the speaker issue.
If anybody can help me out, I greatly appreciated.

A:HP laptop no sound from speaker but there is sound through headphone

Hi imek and welcome to the forum!

I would assume that you are running the 32-bit version of Windows 7. If you are, you're in luck. Please download the latest BIOS and software for your HP Pavilion dv1738od, here.

I would suggest that you try using the audio driver found in this page to check if that resolves your issue. If it doesn't, it is highly recommended that you update your BIOS, found in the link provided, that might correct the issue you're having.

Let us know how it turns out

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Hey,

If this is the wrong forum for this question then I apologize in advance.

I'm having some problems when I try to record music.

I have my microphone plugged in, but whenever I sing/play into the microphone, the sound only comes out from the right speaker. Therefore, when I mix my songs using my software, the sound is still only coming out of the right speaker, which is very frustrating. This also means that if I listen to my songs on my iPod, the music is only coming out of the right headphone.

If I listen to songs from CDs or whatever, or just any other sound on the computer, the sound is coming out of both speakers simultaneously as is normal. I only have problems when I am using my microphone.

I am using Windows XP (2002 Home Edition) and Realtek HD Audio Manager. My speakers are ViewSonic Speakers, which entails a subwoofer and two smaller speakers (the left and right ones). I plug my microphone into the blue 'Line In' port at the back of my computer rather than the pink 'Microphone' port, because this is what works best for the recording/mixing software I am using, but even when it is plugged into the 'Microphone' port I have the same problem.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks very much,

Tim.
 

A:Sound problem: Mic sound only coming out of one speaker

Either the Microphone cable is not plugged in correct.Try not to plug it in all the way/or push it in further. Sometimes you have to play around with it to get them to work. Or you might have the balance on the microphone on one side which is a setting in the Sound Icon. Double click on The Icon and then options and then on Properties. Make sure There is a check mark next to Microphone and then click OK. You should see the Microphone settings on the screen and make sure the balance is in the middle. If none of this works you might need a new Microphone.
 

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I have a Acer ASpire V3-572GWhen I unplugged my headphones the audio didn't switch over to my speakers. When I replugged my headphones the sound returned but only through the headphones. Things Ive triedChecked in playback devices to see if speakers were checked as default audioReinstalled and updated my Realtek Audio drivers.   

A:No Sound From Speaker but Sound When headphones ar...

Shyninja,
 
It looks like you resolved the problem in this thread.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 46.4

I have a Acer ASpire V3-572GWhen I unplugged my headphones the audio didn't switch over to my speakers. When I replugged my headphones the sound returned but only through the headphones. Things Ive triedChecked in playback devices to see if speakers were checked as default audioReinstalled and updated my Realtek Audio drivers.   

A:No Sound From Speaker but Sound When headphones ar...

Shyninja,
 
It looks like you resolved the problem in this thread.

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Ever since we upgraded our tower, I have been experienceing speaker problems. I checked the control panel and it says I'm at full volume, but the sound is so low I have to lean forward to hear it. I don't know if anyone can help but any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Computer monitor: Presario MV700
operating system: XP home

Thanks, Cheshire Girl
 

A:low speaker sound

Hello!

What exactly kind of upgrades did you make? Have you loaded the proper sound card drivers?
 

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Just put together my new computer, and quickly found out that only the left speaker puts out (somewhat noisy) sound. What's curious is that when the speakers are connected to another device they work fine. Also, when using a headset the sound from the computer works fine also. I am using the jack connection on the motherbord.

What I've tried:

Installing new realtek drivers

Checking connections and rebooting

System:

Motherbord: ASRock X99 Extreme3 LGA2011-3 ATX

RAM: KINGSTON HyperX Predator DDR4 2666MHz

Processor: INTEL Core i7-5930K 6-kjerner 3,5GHz LGA2011-3

Speakers: Logitech Z623 2.1

OS: W10

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Hi Folks,

I have an Acer Aspire SA80-Z970 desktop computer that I purchased about 3 years ago. Some time ago I noticed that I was only getting sound out of one speaker (right hand side). Trying different speakers or the built in monitor speakers did not solve the problem. I've tried updating drivers to no avail.
I've looked at "sound effects manager - AC97 audio control panel" and everything appears to be in order. I've even tried resetting defaults. There is a "test speakers" option there that proves only one speaker is working.
Balance settings are also all correct. As far as I am aware, this PC has an onboard soundcard. I'm running windows XP and also have Ubuntu Linux loaded on a separate partition. The same problems occurs in Linux.
Does anyone have any ideas?

Many thanks

Martin
 

A:sound from only 1 speaker

I had the exact same problem.The solution is to buy a sound card. I just fixed mine about a week ago.Card cost around $30 Canadian, just a real inexpensive one but loaded with features.
There is no fix for the onboard AC97 sound.Trust me,
been there,done that.
 

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I haven't used my speakers in a while. They are Altech Lansing ACS340 and I have a subwoofer too. Today when I played a sound file, I noticed that sound was only coming out of one speaker. It's an older system running Windows 98se. I checked the control panel media devices and it said all drivers were functioning. Any advice on troubleshooting this? Thanks.
 

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Hello folks! I have bought a new logitek x 240 speaker system because my old speaker wasn't functioning properly, just to find out the new one works in a very similar way!
The right speaker DOESN'T WORK!
For the old one it seemed like a connection problem for if I press around on the volume button, the volume of the right speaker will go up. For the new one it just doesn't work.
I had looked around the asus realtek audio manager config, and found out my speaker will work only if I set it to 6ch speaker. In the picture there's like 4 speakers but mine is only 2 speaker. There is a selection for 5.1 but no 2.1.
Also, if I set the output part to "Front Speaker Out", my right speaker will work! Actually both speakers and bass work but it doesn't work well. Music volume will go higher and lower and the sound is extremely weak. When it's on center/subwoofer the sound and bass is rich but there's only 1 speaker working.

I'm using on board sound card. It's a realtek high definition audio device, from Asus P5W DH Deluxe.
Thanks!
 

A:No sound from right speaker

OMG sorry guys I completely ignored one selection when I was looking around.
If I choose Digital PCM output both speaker will work and the sound is rich.
OMG lol
*Ok sorry. It will work only if I set the output part to 2 front speakers.
If the output is set to center/subwoofer and the system is set to Digital PCM output, there will be no sound output at all.
My speaker is linked together to the subwoofer and plug to the computer. Should I just leave it on 2 front speakers with digital PCM output or there's something else going on?
 

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i have jus bought a new pc intel core 2 duo, and connected my old speakers on it you know the ones without a power cable. but i'm having difficulty hearing as the volume coming out of them is vey LOW. i have turned up all the setting on the conrtal panel, device manager and without any luck. The sound card i am using is realtek 8111b on window vista. Can please someone help me!!!!
 

A:very low speaker sound, HELP PLZ!!!

You are going to need powered speakers for that unit... The unpowered speakers only work on certain motherboards.
 

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Hi...I am having difficulties with the sound on my PC..I have via chipsets with on board sound. The thing is my on board sound has been working perfectly for ages. I was able to listen to sound both on the internal PC speaker, or connect to my HIFI directly from the o/p port on the back of the PC.

The other morning I turned on my PC and no sound ( althougth I did here the beep codes while booting )...I have since tried several things. I have checked that the drivers are loaded for the AC97 VIA audio device. This is OK...I have also tried connecting a sound blaster card and installing the drivers for this( disabled the onboard sound in BIOS) ..still no sound...this led me to think that it was something to do with windows rather than the hardware.Soooo....I formatted C: and reinstalled XP...then installed the drivers for both the onboard sound and also for the Creative SB...nada..zip...zero...no sound!!!!

Last attempt was clearing CMOS, reformat and reinstall of XP and audio device drivers...

I am really at a loss as to what to do next, and I fear I may have to set something in my BIOS, but not sure what exactly..I chose default options when setting up the BIOS..I have run aida on my PC and it states that the BIOS is two years old and may need upgrading...do you think this could be the problem??

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated..

My system setup is as follows:-

Soltek 75DRV mobo, with VIA chipset.
VT8366 Northbridge
VT8233 Southbridge
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A:No sound on PC speaker

That sounds like quite a problem there, I had a somewhat similar problem with dualbooting windows XP and Red Hat 9. I didnt know how it happend, but the setting in the BIOS that enables or disables the onboard sound device would turn off by itself. It was mysterious and I never did find an answer, but I knew the problem. I honestly dont have a solution, maybe a BIOS update should be in order to correct it. But to my knowledge to aggree with your information, it must definitely be BIOS-related. If yuor have onboard components, look for them in the BIOS, make sure all of your onboard sound options are on. usually, there will be and option for Soundblaster sound, MPU-401 codec, and MIDI controller, make sure all of your options are on and there are no device or resource conflicts in your device manager in windows.

With only the given information in the above post, this is all i can say at the moment about this strange anomoly.
 

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I have reformatted and reinstalled WindowsXP in my Granddaughter's one year old Dell Dimension 2400. No sounds come from the system but Windows Media Player will play stored music and CD's. I have gone to Device Mgr. and everything under Sound and Video checked OK. When I go through Control Panel to change speaker settings it says their are no speakers. I've also used the Dell CD to reinstall all Sound and Video drivers and codecs.

Please help and thanking you in advance.
 

A:No Speaker Sound

closing thread.

Please do not double post. It will make it difficult to know what has been suggested to you or what you have done.

Reply here: http://forums.techguy.org/t333232.html
 

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Speakers were working fine but now I have no sound. Uninstalled sound card and restarted. Reinstalled sound card and Windows XP found it and said "loading drivers". Still no sound. Any ideas?
Bill

A:No speaker sound

Check the speaker cable hasn't come loose, also try different speakers (or same speakers on different pc) they might have fried.

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