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Muffled and Whispered sound in Inspiron 3542 from maxxaudio speaker

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

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.

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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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No problem with sound on headphones
Speakers tested and working fine under dell tests
Followed all forums recommended answers but still speakers are soundless under ubuntu 12.04 !!!

A:No speaker sound inspiron 15-3542 ubuntu 12.04 but ...

Hi Robert,
thanks for your answer, but the problem is probably solved from dell support.
It's a hardware problem and they will replace notebook's speakers
BR
Filippos

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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.

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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.
Model Number:
20378
Serial Number:
**********
 
Mod comment: Serial number removed for members protection.

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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Hello!
I have a 2 questions:
1. I bought Dell Inspiron 3542 Laptop with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. At first launch it ask me to update. I agreeded to update. After updating is no sound integrated dynamics. But if I attach external dynamics, sounds exists.
2. Also update-manager asks to upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS. On time I try this, but updating failed and I haved to return laptop to factory state with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS.

Thanks!

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Hi,
Dell Inspiron 3542
Windows 10 Home 64bit (1703)
I was watching (and hearing), videos with the laptop at rest on top of my desk and suddenly sound went mute. I check all the typical culprits (Volume Mixer, Playback Devices, Dell Audio Sound Manager, downloaded and reinstalled latest driver, etc), but no sound. Sound does work with headphones and when I insert them the system automatically detects them and adjust volume. When I remove them the system quickly sense that and adjust the volume. So I came here and read Jimco's FAQ. Followed all the recommendations and ran the pre-boot assessment test. Sadly I can not hear the 8 tones. So now, what are my options to fix the problem?

A:Inspiron 3542 no sound from internal speakers

Hi. If ther laptop is still under warranty, contact tech support for service.

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I bought Inspiron 3542 laptop with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS.
At first launch I update software by request from update manager. And then I met problem. There is no sound in built-in speakers. But if  I use external speakers souns is ok

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i formatted my computer due to unmountable disk error, and reinstalled win 10, now i dont have any audio,

i have downloaded the right realtek drivers, and made sure to switch between generic and others,
finally i did an audio test from the epsa(pre assessment tests)  and no sound,
after i removed the speakers and reinstalled to check shaky connection still no sound.

i am at my wits end and can't access any info to help me, so  some help is greatly needed thank you 

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i had to format my hard disk after having an unmountable disk error, and reinstall win 10
after installation my sound stopped working 

i installed realtek drivers, switched to generic and back still no sound even tho in playback devices it shows that sound is coming through
i did a epsa audio test from bios and recieved no sound 
i opened up the laptop to disconnect and reconnect the speakers but still no sound 
also my left speaker had stopped working before re installation, and the audio jack has a bit broken off exposing the metal stick(i dont know maybe this is a problem)

pls i'm at my wits end as ive searched for all information and they not working, i would appreciate any information i can get, thanks in advance for any help, its also hard to get help as i live in west africa, also i'm a student can't afford to change laptop over sound

A:inspiron 15 3542 no audio sound headphones and speakers, drivers ok

Hello. I replied to your other post yesterday.
http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/laptop/f/3517/t/20000413
dejibytealso my left speaker had stopped working before re installation, and the audio jack has a bit broken off exposing the metal stick(i dont know maybe this is a problem)
That information wasn't in your first thread. That might be why there is no audio through the headphone jack.

In light of this additional information, it is possible that you have 2 issues: broken headphone jack, and an interruption in the audio signal to the speakers. I understand that you reseated the speakers, but the ePSA test proves that the signal is still not getting through, or they have failed.
If the laptop is no longer under warranty, all I can suggest is that reseat the speaker cable again.
As for the headphones, I don't think that the Inspiron 3542 has a jack circuit board, so your best option may be to get a usb audio jack. It only costs a few dollars on Amazon. Don't know about the availability in your area.

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i had to format my hard disk after having an unmountable disk error, and reinstall win 10
after installation my sound stopped working 
specs win 10, i3, realtek sound

i installed realtek drivers, switched to generic and back still no sound even tho in playback devices it shows that sound is coming through
i did a epsa audio test from bios and recieved no sound 
i opened up the laptop to disconnect and reconnect the speakers but still no sound 
also my left speaker had stopped working before re installation, and the audio jack has a bit broken off exposing the metal stick(i dont know maybe this is a problem)

pls i'm at my wits end as ive searched for all information and they not working, i would appreciate any information i can get, thanks in advance for any help, its also hard to get help as i live in west africa, also i'm a student can't afford to change laptop over sound

A:inspiron 15 3542 no audio sound headphones and speakers, drivers ok. pls urgent

Hello. This question has been answered in the other two duplicate threads. Please don't start anymore duplicate threads.
This forum is very slow at times. When you post, it might take some time for it to show up.

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Nevermind. Issue resolved. Please close this topic.

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I have a 3520 that was upgraded to Windows 10.  It was giving just 3 beeps on post and nothing else.  I replaced the system board as per Dell, and now it boots up but the right speaker is silent.  The left one works fine though.  I tried headphones and they work normally with sound out of both sides.  I replaced the speakers but it did no good, same issue.  I checked all the audio settings and they are correct.  Any ideas?

A:Dell Inspiron 3520 - sound not working on right speaker only

Hi,
Thank you for writing to us!
We would like you to perform one more test before we conclude a hardware failure , please run the PSA ( LCD test ) and confirm if the same this happens.
Also private message the service tag and email address .
Thanks
Robin

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     I have bought 7567.But i have that problem bot of them(laptop speaker and headphones) If i shut off the internal subwoofer it solved So its no go for bass sound .I have not problem another sound card for usb.In the act of format my pc and it is solved!!! But after some time , after the setup my updates anew started sizzle.Little sizzles Not probelem in the game but If i listen the music or watching the film,it annoys me. Help please. How can i solved this problem ? It originates for software or hardware ? I hope its for reason software.

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Hi, 
I bought a new Dell Inspiron 5559 i7 6th gen Laptop on 1st November, I faced the distorting and crackling issue in the beginning but i checked the solutions here and switched the realtek driver to the windows default driver and it was working well until today. I have tested my dell speakers on various test videos available online and the general speaker configure option of windows, laptops right speaker is working good but left produces a crackling noise at high pitch sound. Please tell me what should i do? I have done multiple reinstalls of the driver but nothing worked. I have decided that its a hardware fault, just trying my luck here. 
Regards
Viren Kumar Gupta

A:Inspiron 15 5559 i7 6th gen, left speaker sound crackling on high levels

Hi virengupta13,Thanks for posting.If the noise is only coming through one of the speakers and it is not there when you listen through headphones, then the speaker probably needs to be replaced. If you are still under warranty you can contact Tech Support, but before you do remove all media players except Windows Media Player, or else you will be denied warranty service.

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Hi my laptop's camera is suddenly not working properly, camera image showing as revsere color.
Checkout this result.
I have also tried to uninstall camera from device manager but problem isn't solved yet, still same result.

Thanks
Asif Soomro

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I have had this Inspiron 15 7559 laptop for over a year now and the audio has been fine, besides the odd crackle or pop here and there. However, after a Windows update, the audio has since become "muffled" whenever I try to watch youtube or movies, listen to spotify, or play any games. It's like the sound is very distant or like it was being played underwater, if that makes any sense. From what I can tell, Windows notification sounds appear to be unaffected. Audio works fine when I use headphones.
I have seen frequent directions on this forum to open the Device Manager and expand the "Sound, Video & Game Controllers" section, then right clicking on "Realtek High Definition Audio". But I do not see that present there, instead I see "Intel Display Audio", "NVIDIA Virtual Audio Device (Wave Extensible) (WDM), and "Realtek Audio" (unless this one qualifies?).
I am not sure whether I have made things more difficult trying other solutions posted on this forum and other troubleshooting forums, which has resulted in the Realtek High Definition Audio" disappearing or something.
In any case, I'm at my wits end here and would greatly appreciate any directions you can give me to find a solution to this problem.

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Hey so I have a Dell Inspiron 15R-5521 (i believe is the model) with windows 7 and I just wiped everything and reinstalled windows 7.  Everything is working pretty well other than when I plug in an auxiliary cord it doesnt play through the speakers, just keeps playing through laptop speakers and I dont have the MaxxAudio program that the computer came with anymore which made the audio much better quality too.  So is there anyway to get that program back and get my speakers working? 
Thanks

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Hi all,
Just swapped out the 500GB Hard Drive for an SSD in my laptop and installed Windows 10. I've downloaded the Audio Driver (Conexant CX20722 Audio Driver) which is the only thing listed under "Audio" on the Dell Support page and installed it. The MaxxAudio program didn't seem to install and I'm not quite sure where to get it.
Any ideas?

A:MaxxAudio Download for Inspiron 13 7359?

Hello. There is not a separate download for the MaxxAudio, so if it is not included with the audio driver then it is  not available. You could go the Inspiron 7359 html page and see links to all of the drivers Dell has released for that model, and try all of the Conexants. There are 4 for Win10 -- they are the ones for "WT64A".
If installing an older version of an audio driver, it is best to completely remove the newer one beforehand.

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Hello, 
My problem is that my equalizer won't take any effect after latest win 10 anniversary update, i tried reinstall driver and app. Every settings under Speakers/Headphones wont effect on sound. 

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Hi,
My dell inspiron 14z 5423 no longer have sound from both the speakers and the earphone jack.
This happened after I replaced the Battery and also the hard disk from 500gb to 1TB and upgraded to windows 10.
Before this, I was using Windows 8.1 and everything was working well. I have returned it back to windows 8.1 but the no audio problem still persist.
Also, my speaker symbol on the task bar shows a "cross" sign with "no audio output installed" displaying when I hover on the speaker icon.
Please I need help. have tried all options i can think of including driver updates.
One more thing, the sound driver are not showing up on the device manager window where other drivers are displayed.

Thanks

A:No Sound From Speaker & Headphone Jack On my Dell Inspiron 14z 5423 After Chnaging BAttery and Hard Disk

pizzz4allthe sound driver are not showing up on the device manager window where other drivers are displayed.
Hello. Download this Win8.1 IDT audio driver for the Inspiron 14z 5423. There are two versions there -- get the one that says "File Format Hard Drive". Follow the installation instructions and see if the driver shows up in Device Manager.
If it doesn't, perform the PSA or ePSA sound test. If no sound during the test then there has been hardware failure. Could have happened during parts replacement.

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Hello. I lost Maxxaudio 4 after a Windows 10 upgrade on my Dell Inspiron. I followed support forum instructions and I was able to get Maxxaudio 4 back along with the equalizer. The problem is that I lost all of the equalizer presets for music audio i.e. Jazz, Pop, Heavy Metal, Techno, Rock.. Did this happen to anyone else? Is there any way to get the equalizer music presets back? Thanks for your help in advance!

A:Dell Inspiron Missing Maxxaudio 4 Music Presets

I also lost the euqlizer precets. I updated the drivers available for my system,  insprion 7335 2x, still have same issue. If knows how to fix this please post.

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Hello,
I am trying to install WinXP on my newly bought Inspiron 15 3542 but the setup process can't start. I get BSOD every time i try to install it. I tried implementing SATA driver from the drivers section -
Intel Rapid Storage Technology Driver View details
Serial-ATA_Driver_NX86M_WN_12.8.2.1000_A00.EXE | Update Package for Microsoft® Windows® (23 MB)
Serial ATA |
Release date 4/11/2014
| Last Updated 5/2/2014
| Recommended
Version 12.8.2.1000,A00

into Windows XP installation, but this doesn't help. I think this driver is for W7 or higher. I wanted to change the SATA interface from AHCI to ATA in bios but there is nothing to select, only AHCI mode is present. Can you tell me where can I find a SATA driver that will work for AHCI mode to install WinXP on this model of laptop.
Thank you.

A:Win XP on Inspiron 15 3542

ur problem is win xp! what u are doing man?

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The audio for all media through the speakers will become muffled every few seconds, then revert back to normal quality only to become muffled again. This happens only with the speakers, though, as headphones seem to work fine.

A:Audio on inspiron 13 7000 windows 10 fades in and out, with a muffled quality

 I think I found a fix!

Right click on the speaker icon on the lower right part of your screen (sorry, can't remember the English name for that) and choose "Playback Devices", so you'll get to the Sound menu. Click on the Communications tab. There you'll find a set of options to "When windows detects communication activity:"
Choose "Do nothing".

This solved for me, hope it helps you guys too. Sorry about my English, I am not a native speaker.

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Hello there, After upgrading to Windows 8.1 i sadly found out that the MaxxAudio software is missing from my computer, is there any way to get it back? I've had it on my PC before the upgrade and i want to use it again.
Thanks in advance,-Asaf

A:Dell Inspiron 5521 Waves MaxxAudio driver missing

Hello. MaxxAudio is included in the Realtek audio driver package. Download and install this Realtek audio driver which is for the Inspiron 5521 model with Win 8.1.
If that doesn't work there is no other way -- no separate download for MaxxAudio.

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Hi, I have Dell Inspiron 5558 and today I noticed that when I turn "Speaker Enhancement" off, it turns back on automatically after "Dell Audio" is closed. It doesn't happen for "Microphone Enhancement", just for "Speaker Enhancement". I think it occured first when I updated Realtek HD Audio Driver. If that is so, is there any known fix for that, since I don't remember which version of driver I had before?

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I noticed that while using battery, color distortion appeared on the screen, the screen seems washed out, after I plug in the adapter, everything backs to normal, I try to turn off any power save function in the graphic control panel(the Intel one, my computer doesn't have any individual graphic card), or in the windows power panel,  it just doesn't work, how do I solve this issue

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My desktop 'died' and now I have to use this laptop. The desktop had a nice keyboard and I would prefer to use that keyboard on the laptop. Here are the keyboard details:
Logitech - Internet Pro keyboard
Model Name: Y-SZ49
P/N: 867449-0403
It is PS/2 . Can I simply add a PS/2 to USB adaptor and use it ? How is the Inspiron 3542 configured to cater for a larger keyboard ?

A:Inspiron 3542 and PS2 keyboard

It should work with a keyboard to USB adapter -- but note that these are different from mouse to USB adapters, so make sure you purchase the the correct adapter.
www.amazon.com/.../ref=sr_1_12

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Which screwdriver should be used for removing chassis of Dell Inspiron 3542 for replacing the ram?

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I read in a post its possible to swap your DVD Drive with another SSD or HDD drive. So i am planning to upgrade my laptop (i know its quite old :P ) with both my legacy HDD and install SSD for the optical driver place. Is it possible ? if how then kindly let me know a guide please.

A:inspiron 3542 Help installing HDD and SDD together

If you want to be sure of booting the system from the SSD, replace the hard drive with it and mount the hard drive in a third-party adapter in place of the optical drive.  Most of these adapters will work with a storage drive but will not work as boot devices.

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can this ram be fitted in my dell inspiron 3542 laptop: all of these are manufactured by Hyperx.
Impact SODIMM - 8GB Module - DDR3L 2133MHz CL11 SODIMM
or 
Impact SODIMM - 8GB Module - DDR3L 1866MHz CL11 SODIMM

or
Impact SODIMM - 8GB Module - DDR3L 1600MHz CL9 SODIMM

A:dell inspiron 3542 ram

There's no point in using the faster RAM - DDR3L-1600-CL11 RAM is fine.  As for compatibility you'll have to ask Kingston.   The RAM they sell for Dell systems is usually fine - but it's not HyperX;  the part numbers begin with KTD.

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I purchased this Laptop in Austrlia in July 2014. Have been using it most days since then. The battery has died.
The light on the front RHS that is usually blue, is flashing, blue and red. Power up - a message appears - "Your battery has experienced permanent failure and needs to be replaced. Strike the F1 key to continue, F2 to run the setup utility".  Some questions:
1. What is the warranty of the battery
2. What is the part number of the battery for replacement.
3.  Can I purchase a battery with greater storage (mAh )
4. is the battery 11.1V or 14.8V
Also, for the last 6 to 8 weeks, I have been using the laptop with the power connected all the time. Has that affected the life of the battery ?

A:Inspiron 3542 - No battery

1.  12 months from the date of first service (even if the system has a longer warranty).
2.  V8VNT
3.  No - it appears only a 4-cell is available for this model.
www.dell.com/.../pc-accessories

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Windows updates couldn't find them.

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit (10.0, Build 10586)

Screenshot of outdated drivers:

A:Dell Inspiron 3542

You may need to get these drivers directly from the DELL website:

http://www.dell.com/support/home/uk/...ivers/advanced

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I recently discovered a difference in the volume; the left speaker of the laptop has been functioning normally while there seems to be very low to no sound coming from the right speaker.

Any suggestions?

A:Dell Inspiron 15 5559 Audio - Right Speaker has low volume while the left speaker functions normally

Hello.You didn't mention the headphone jack, so if you have not yet done so, plug in headphones and see if the balance is okay in them. If the headphones check out okay, then most probably it's a problem related to the speakers.
The test for speakers is the ePSA audio test. It is a hardware test, which means that if the test  tones are very low in the right speaker, but normal in the left speaker, then there is hardware failure somewhere, related to the right speaker.
If both speakers sound normal during the test, then the problem is in the software. Do the usual things like re-install the audio driver, check the balance levels in the Sound properties, try different audio sources, etc.
Re-installing the audio driver resets the settings to their default configurations, so if you do it then you don't have to bother with things like volumes and balance settings, because they will be okay.(Also if the balance is okay through headphones, then it should be okay through the speakers too.)
Here is how to do a simple driver re-install:
1.    Open the Device Manager.2.    Expand the "Sound, video & game controllers" category.3.    Right click on "Realtek High Definition Audio".4.    Click "uninstall".5.    Do not check the box to “delete the driver software for this device”. 6.    Restart the computer. Windows will detect your device a... Read more

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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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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

--------[ EVEREST Home Edition (c) 2003-2005 Lavalys, Inc. ]------------------------------------------------------------

Computer TAYLOR (Games)
Generator Owner
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600 (WinXP Retail)
Date 2008-06-18
Time 20:56


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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'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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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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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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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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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 just want to know that is it possible to unlock the bios of Inspiron 3542 or reset the password?

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When I tell it to shutdown it will shut off and immediately come back on.  I have checked of driver updates and am current for all updates.

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Hello everyone!
Recentl I decided to experience with a new PLC program software from a company called Beckhoff.
The program is called TwinCAD and I am using the free version of it which runs through Visual studio 2013.
When I try to run a project solution I get an error saying that Intel VT-x is not enabled in my BIOS. 
I downloaded the latest version of compatible BIOS in my computer.I searched in BIOS for this feature but all I found is a "virtualization" choice and that was already enabled. I  downloaded the Dell CCTK configuration wizard and enabled the VT-d option in there as well.
In the specifications of my laptop it says that VT-x is provided but I cannot make my program to work.
Can any of you please tell me what else to do?

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I turned on my computer this morning and have the following error

"Internal Hard drive not found to resolve this issue try to reseat the drive.
"No Bootable devices--Strike F1 to retry boot, F2 to enter setup menu, F5 for PSA"

I removed and reseated the HDD. I'm getting the same error.
According to the BIOS setup I have a "Fixed HDD Toshiba MQ01ABF050 (500 GB)"
According to the F5 PSA for Hard Drive 0 "ePSA 4236.5 Success All tests passed"
Service Tag <removed>
If I go to the setup and change the boot option to "Legacy" from "UEFI" and boot from a USB recovery disk Chkdsk /f finds no problems. Diskpart shows 4 partitions.

I tried to recover the OS from the USB recovery drive and at 99% comes up with an error. "There was a problem resetting your PC" I'm back to the original problem.
Computer Originally came with Windows 8 and was upgraded to 10.
I am currently downloading Windows 10 via microsoft's media creation tool and will do a diskpart /clean and clean install.
I assume this is a BIOS problem since Bios detects it, PSA passes, then appears bootstrap or something does not work. I also can not access partition 4 the recovery partition.
Dell what should I do?

A:Dell Inspiron 15 3542 HDD problem

You can't change the mode from UEFI to Legacy without reloading the OS - and the reload image is made to boot the system in UEFI mode.
When you ran the diagnostic, did you do the surface test (takes a couple of hours) or the quick 10-min test?  If the latter, do the former - you'll likely find the drive is faulty and needs to be replaced.

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The left touchpad button no longer works. I am trying to find the part number and where to order it from Dell.

I have found M214V (touchpad and palm rest) and this 460.00H0N.0002 for the touchpad by itself. But apparently only ebay, amazon, and every other repair store on the internet sell them. Where can I find the correct parts from Dell?  

A:Inspiron 15 3542 Touchpad replacement

You'll need to call Dell Spare Parts.
In the USA:  800-357-3355
Outside the US, call your local Dell office and ask for Spare Parts.

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My Dell Inspiron 3542 power off When Booting, Sometimes on Desktop, Sometimes on BIOS.I Checked Power Adapter, Battery, RAM & Hard Disk. They Working Fine.

A:Dell Inspiron 3542 power off

Hi,
Thank you for writing to us!
Kindly check if the system comes up to the Dell Logo and if it does kindly follow the steps :
1- boot into safe mode with networking 
2- run diagnostics on the systems to check if there are hard ware issues.
3- release flee power and check if the system boots 
Kindly private message the service tag and email address.
Thanks
Robin

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