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Speaker Volume is really low

Q: Speaker Volume is really low

I have a computer running some crappy speakers, and for some reason I can barely hear anything from them. I read other posts that talked about not having amplified speakers, and that I should just get amplified ones and be done with it. The only thing that gives me pause is that when I shut down for the night, and you get the windows "shut down" sound, it is really loud. So I tried them on another new computer of mine, and they worked fine. I have obviously checked all the volume settings and they are all on and turned up all the way. Any ideas why this might be happening.

Thanks in advance.

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A: Speaker Volume is really low

Hi CluFunkBunk, and welcome to TSG.

CluFunkBunk said:

... the windows "shut down" sound, it is really loud ... Click to expand...

If you go into the "Sounds and Audio Devices" control panel and then select the Sounds tab can you play some of the other system sounds at a fairly loud level?

If so, exactly when do you get lower volume levels? Does this happen with certain programs?

CluFunkBunk said:

I have obviously checked all the volume settingsClick to expand...

Can you give us the details of what you have checked so far? We have no way of know what you mean by, "all".

Some details about the sound controller hardware being used as well as what operating system you are running may help us to help you. Do you have a separate sound card or is sound built-into the motherboard?

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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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Dell Dimension 8200
Windows ME
Sound Blaster Live! Value Digital 1024 Software
Harmon Kardon Speakers

The right (volume control) speaker has lost about 80% of its volume. If you hold it to your ear, you can hear that it has sound. Left speaker is fine.

I purchased a set of new speakers - no good.
I ran OEM Sound Diagnostics - no good.
I have run every audio test and made every volume adjustment that I can find to make.

Is it the sound card?


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I just put together my gf's new Compaq computer. She has an AMD chip and is running XP Home. Realtec AC97 on board sound. Polk Audio speakers with no volume adjust on the speaker, controlled by computer. Problem is the sound will only go up so far, which isn't very loud at all. Speakers worked fine on her previous computer. They are configured correctly. Any clue as to why this would occur? Thank you for any insight.

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Ok, dig, I am a Mac guy and I had to get a Windows laptop for work. So please understand I don't know anything.

First easy question : I have a Braven Balance B/T speaker, when I connected it (Which took like 15 minutes ??) it gets labeled as a headset. It's a speaker!

Then the volume is very low, I can turn up Pandora, the main system volume and I still believe it's low. Also, I do not have the Properties > Levels > Enhancements like I have read about. Under Levels I get Balance, that's it.

Can someone who is patient help me thru this starting point and maybe we can go further. I can provide screen shots of anything necessary.

Thanks so much.

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Hi everyone,

I have only recently upgraded to Vista from XP, I'm very pleased with everything apart from this sound problem, which from what I've read is very common. I was hoping to watch movies on my new widescreen monitor, but the sound is just not loud enough with all settings on max.

The problem I'm having is that my speaker volume is very low, I'm using fairly old speakers, but these speakers were very loud on my old computer running XP.

Anyway I've installed the latest Realtek driver & it has made no difference what so ever. Every setting is set to max volume, does anyone know how I can boost the volume? Or maybe someone else has had this problem & found a solution, I'm wondering if new speakers will make any difference?

The only sure-fire solution I think of so far is installing XP, which would mean losing Vista, as I've not got a disc with it on, the computer came with it loaded already.

Please help! :|

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hey there. recently my sound was working fine until i installed this sigmatel driver update from gateway's web site. after installing that it made my sound icon get the damn red x icon and it didnt work. i then read on here about the realtek and tried that but nothing. it seems though that i have to now do the setup again for the original sigmatel driver under the cabs folder (64 bit system) and then it goes back to green and the sound works. i don't restart it though i just click no on that. i don't know if that will help depending on your system i suppose.

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Hello everyone,
I have recently noticed that my speaker volume is going up and down by itself. It happens when i'm listening to music, playing games, everything. I have a kt3 ultra mobo, with onboard Avance AC'97 audio 5.1 surround sound speakers. I've played around with my audio options when i noticed the problem and can't figure out what is going on. Please give me some advice.


A:Speaker volume goes up and down

Any batteries involved in your audio loop? Replace.

Any volume controls on your keyboard? Try disabling keyboard audio control.

Any Windows utilities running that control audio? Running in the System Tray, and check Task Manager. Close any extra audio-related apps.

Otherwise, it could just be your speakers, or sound card amp, going out.

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After the most recent Windows 10 update, my speaker volume has decreased substantially. The change in volume pre- to post-update is very evident. I use my speakers very often so I would like to fix this problem as soon as possible.  Thanks

A:Low speaker volume

Hi: The latest W10 update messed up the audio in almost every one of my HP business desktops and notebook PC's. I had to reinstall the audio drivers to get everything to work right. Two of my PC's do not have W10 audio driver support. For my HP 350 business notebook, I had to reinstall the W8.1 IDT audio driver, which restored normalcy. For my HP dc7800 business desktop, I had to reinstall the W7 Soundmax audio driver, which restored normalcy. Your notebook does not have W10 audio drivers either. So, here are two recommendations for drivers I have... First, create a system restore point in case these drivers make a bad situation worse, and then you can revert to your current status. Then reinstall the W8.1 audio driver from your notebook's support page and restart the PC This package contains the driver that enables the IDT High-Definition (HD) Audio in supported notebook models that are running a supported operating system. http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp59501-60000/sp59654.exe If that doesn't fix the problem, try this IDT audio driver from a newer model notebook (15t-j100) that has the Beats Audio. Install and restart the PC. This package contains the driver that enables the IDT High-Definition (HD) Audio in supported notebook models that are running a supported operating system. 6.10.6491.0 Rev.     Sep 30, 2013 http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp63501-64000/sp63555.exe

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Hello,The sound out of my speaker is too low. I have tried both updating and restoring the plugin but no change. I have gone through the speaker advanced menu in speaker properties but there is no improvement. Please help me get most out of this amazing laptop which is supposed to have great bang and olufsen speakers. Thank you

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My brandnew ASUS laptop, using Windows 7, is supposed to have really good speakers. The volume icon is a circle; at full blast, the icon only covers 25% of the circle. The volume just isn't what I would have expected. Any suggestions? Thank you.

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I'm not sure what measures you've taken in trying to natively adjust the sound (like in this video: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Adjust-the-sound-level-on-your-computer). I find that more times than not, you can usually right click the sound icon and select "open sound mixer" and adjust the sound to your liking from there.

-- Ryan
Windows Outreach Team

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Just got a "new" used computer tower. It's a Compaq Presario Deskpro...Anyway, when I try to listen to CDs or the radio on the internet, the volume is SO LOW! I have the volumes maxed out. I've read some of the other posts regarding this and tried some of the suggestions to no avail. Are some speakers not compatible w/certain computers? Help! Amy

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Hi all,

Recently I had to replace my CPU and now my speakers are not as loud as they were with the other one. I have all the volume controls up as high as they will go on my computer and there is no volume knob on the speakers.

Is there another way to make them louder that I am unaware of?


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Good morning

I am having problems with my computer & speaker volume. It started since family members plugged I-pods in to listen. I have checked all areas on my computer (that I'm aware of) to make sure that all volume is turned up. My actual computer volume is very low also. I have not tried to plug different speakers in though

Can anyone please help?



Well...try different speakers first, to eliminate that possibility.


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After the most recent Windows 10 update, my speaker volume has decreased substantially. The change in volume pre- to post-update is very evident. I use my speakers very often so I would like to fix this problem as soon as possible.  Thanks

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I uninstalle my extra media players to just use windows media player, I ended up with low speaker volume even though I have maximised all speaker settings. Anyone have a fix for this problem?

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i just took speakers from my old pc and put them on my new pc, but they are a TON quieter. anyone know why that is? im running Win xp pro sp2. asus m2n e motherboard.

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I have a Dell Desktop with two external speakers. When I use Windows Media player or any other player, the sound through the speakers is fine. However, when I want to watch videos using the internet (both Internet Explorer and Firefox), the speaker volume is very low. Suggestions?

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Am facing low speaker volume in my lappie even with 100% speaker volume.mine was a original win 8 upgraded free to win 10 and upgraded again about 3 days back on a new win 10 free update.what can i do.lappie in pavillion 14b015dx

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I am trying to set volume (or mute/unmute) for a wireless Bluetooth speaker in an executable file that I could set as a scheduled task so that my wireless speaker will be silent until such time as the task is run. I have a stock market analyzer running at all times but I only want to hear alerts after 4am, so I really only want my wireless speaker to have volume after 4 am. Now I’m no tech guy so let me explain what I have tried so far and maybe someone could suggest something else to try.

I have tried using executable mixer or volume programs such as Mute, Wizmo, NirCmd, QuickMix, eeePC Wave Control App, etc. Then setting them to run via Scheduled Task. This works fine for the mixers relating to all of my other sound cards but will not work on the Bluetooth mixer.

The mixer associated with the wireless speaker only changes the volume in the “Wave” fader. The “Speaker” volume or “Mute all” have no effect on the wireless speaker. And conversely all of the above executable volume programs only have access to the “Speaker” channel. (they can access other channels for other soundcard mixers but not the Wireless mixer)

Now this is pure speculation on my part, but I think the fact that the wireless speaker itself has a wireless volume control is what blocks other programs from having access to the “Wave” channel. The speaker has a USB dongle that connects it to the comp... Read more

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I just connected my speakers.

I'm able to hear sound but it's very low (even when I turned the dial on the speaker clockwise to highest setting)

I haven't a clue what to do.

Sounds & Audio Devices tab -
I set speaker volume to highest setting - yet it still sounds low.

A:Solved: Speaker volume is very low

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The sound volume coming out of the speakers in my Y530 laptop is very low.Is there anything I can do to resolve this? Thanks

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Toshiba Satellite 1805-S253, Win ME.

Recently tried to install an 802.11g PC card, lots of issues, and had to have a local shop uninstall, fix registry, and repair video drivers and stuff.

I don't want to go back to them, but I now have no sound other than the modem will deliver the dialtone sound. Media Player is silent. No Speaker icon in the taskbar.
No way to click "show volume control in taskbar": I can see it, but it is inactive.

Specs say ALI M1535, and Trident AK4543 Codec.
Device Manager says there is an ALI WMD driver.

Looked all over for an easy driver download.... aargh.

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Hey, recently i was palying my music pretty loud with a few friends over and the volume spider on the speakers broke. as in they're always on the top now, i can turn down the pc volume to 0 and still hear static buzzing. its really getting anoying, i thought i could deal with it and jsut turn the volume on my pc down but its getting to the point where its crackling and making lo screeching noises. is there an application thats able to change the volume on the speakers themselves and not the pc?

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Speakers are very fragile. The failure rate is very high when they are over-driven. The only real fix is to replace the speakers, and perhaps the audio card as well.

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Hi, i have a dell inspiron 1501 the speakers driver is called sigmatel audio.

i have been searching the internet for some software that will allow me to boost my speakers above max for a while now.

i cannot find the software to do this but i have heard people speaking about it etc.

so does anyone know how i can boost my speakers above max.

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I got a new Vista pc and everything is mostly set up. I have onboard sound. All the speakers work, except one barely emits any sound. No distortion, just barely audible. i noticed this when I tested the speakers individually. My guess is the wiring. The speaker in question is one of the rear ones. I turned the rears up but no change.

I have Klipsch ProMedia 4.1, got around 4 years ago.

They worked fine in my old XP machine, but while turning the volume knob, there was a staticy sound. There was major static in the new machine for the first 2 days, then it died down and the speakers were normal, except for that one rear.

A:One speaker=low volume in 4.1 setup...???

One thing I learned long ago is don't mess with the volume nob that is on the speakers. Crank it up to about 3/4 and leave it there, using nothing but software to adjust the volume from there on out.

That "static" sound you hear is usually dust that gets on the contacts inside that volume knob. It can cause low volume in one or more speakers, or it can cause a speaker to stop putting out sound at all. I've tossed out at least 4 sets of speakers because of overuse of that unnecessary infernal knob on the speakers. If you set it to the max you could ever want, and leave it there, using only software to adjust, it won't wear out or have static problems.

The fact that you have those static noises when you use the knob, combined with the low volume in one speaker tells me the two issues are cause by the same thing. A worn out, dirty (inside, where the contacts are) knob.

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Using a program to restore LP's and burn to CD's. Noticed that the right speaker has little volume. checked all the cables which are ok. also burned a couple of the restored songs and played them successfully on an audio cd player - good volume on both speakers.

Have installed and uninstalled the most recent drivers for the audio card.

After all of this when Settings, Control panel, Sounds, Configure, Test is checked, sound is ok from left speaker but greatly muted from right.

Any ideas would be great.


Intel duo core E6750
Intel DG33FBC motherboard
2Mb ram
ESI [email protected] Sound Card
ATI Radeon X1050 256Mb PCIe
Philips spd2413p mp01 cd/dvd
Vista Ultimate
XP Pro on VM

A:right speaker not at full volume

Go to control panel, choose sounds and stuff section, choose volume on the bottom left, and put the left right sliders in the same line.

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I am not sure if this is a Windows 7 problem but it seems to have occurred since I upgraded

Whenever I am speaking on Skype or listening to a video the speaker volume slowly decreases on the volume bar until it reaches zero. I have tried searching in control panel to make sure all the correct boxes are ticked but cannot resolve the problem. Any ideas guys.

A:Problem with speaker volume

Maybe you have checked this.
Control Panel - Sound Icon - Communictions Tab - Click - Do nothing - APPLY

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I can't seem to get a decent volume of of my speakers, i am using plug in speakers but i have to turn them of 3/4 capacity to get a decent sound.
I checked my speaker settings on my system and they are set ar 3/4 also, i checked with HP help desk and they told me not to turn up speaker settings pass half ? The speakers are Labtec and my computer is Compac Presario , Windows XP

Thank you


A:Solved: Speaker Volume

double click the speaker icon on the task bar -
is the WAVE button all the way up?
sometimes speaker volume (playback) is turned up but wave volume is too low

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I've just purchased an HP laptop (G62-415NR) with Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit). Naturally, there is very little documentation included, for either the computer or the operating system. I'm new to Windows 7. (I've set my system specs in my profile, in case further info is needed.)

I don't know whether this would fall under customizing the laptop or the operating system; I plan to also find an HP forum in case this is not the appropriate venue for this question.

The issue is that I cannot set Internet Explorer to fullscreen using the F11 key, because pressing F11 causes the volume control to pop up instead. Worse, when I use the View menu to set the browser to fullscreen, I cannot F11 it back.

Does Windows 7 map the F11 key to the volume control, or is this an HP-specific setting? If this is a Windows 7 setting, how can I change the keypress that launches the volume control, so that I can get back to the browser functionality I'm used to?

Thanks in advance.

A:F11 conflict (IE 8 / speaker volume)

Hello Byff, and welcome to Seven Forums.

On laptops, you may need to press the F Lock (Function) key, or press and hold the Fn key, before pressing F11 to toggle full screen mode.

Hope this helps,

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I was just given this computer upgrade at work. I have the external speakers that I had with the old computer, but now I can hardly hear my cds! I've checked all the volume controls. Our tech person doesn't have time to deal with this "personal" issue. Could there be something in the sound card or some other hardware issue that just doesn't allow louder volume? I'm no expert on how computers run, so maybe there is something I'm overlooking.

A:Low External Speaker Volume

Is the master volume or any of the other volumes set low? Checking threw
Start -> Control Panel -> Sounds and Audio Devices
In there are a few different volume settings that might be set to low. In the volume tab If you click the Advanced button under the Device volume it brings up a few different audio options, inculding master volume. I'm not sure if you checked that yet if not, I hope that helps. (I wasn't sure if you meant volume controls on the computer or on the speakers...some speakers can have several different types of volume control)

Are you using a seperate sound card, or a integrated sound card?

EDIT: I have my control panel set up under classical veiw, if you do not click
Start -> Control Panel -> Sounds, Speech, and Audio Devices -> Sounds and Audio Devices

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I have dell inspirion 14z 5423
the sound in earplugs and external speaker is normal.
but when it comes to the laptop speaker its very low, actually sometimes its not audible. I tried to update the drivers but its the same
the speaker and skull-candy made hence i got it and was having a lot of expectations .
but it turned into a disaster.
Can yo help me??????

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only getting low sound on full volume . checked volume level indicators and they say all is o,k.

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my system info. intel r pentium r 4 pu 3.40ghz. memory 1022 mb. operating system windows xp pro. 32bit service pack 3. my problem is the volume on my attached speakers is stuck on low even when turned on full. ihave done the various volume level checks and they all say all is o,k. i need help.

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=buddysbestfriend;7901397]my system info. intel r pentium r 4 pu 3.40ghz. memory 1022 mb. operating system windows xp pro. 32bit service pack 3. my problem is the volume on my attached speakers is stuck on low even when turned on full. ihave done the various volume level checks and they all say all is o,k. i need help.[

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Hello, any help I could get would be greatly appreciated!
I have a new Toshiba Satellite Pro, I've only had it for a month or so, and last night the volume was working fine while viewing shows on Hulu. This afternoon, when I went to listen to itunes I noticed that even when I pushed the wheel dial to full volume, the sound was low, almost nonexistant while typing. When I click on the volume icon it shows that it is on max volume but still, I can barely hear anything and it is the same with headphones plugged in. I'm not sure what else to try? Thank you so much for your time!

A:Laptop Speaker Volume

Hello friend,
Check control panel - sounds and audio devices and make sure that all the volume options are all the way up. There's several different ones, including speaker volume. However, there's a few laptops out there that just have terrible speakers that are very hard to hear, and there's nothing to be done about it.


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In the last week or so I've noticed that on many sites, even when I've got the volume at it's highest and my speakers turned all the way on I'm barely able to hear what's being said. The speakers seem to be working properly - I hear through both of them but not as loud as it was before - I always had to keep the settings at their lowest.
Any idea why this has happened and is there somewhere to re-set the volume?

A:Speaker Volume Suddenly Low

Maybe the speakers are dying... Have you tweaked any sound settings/drivers/sound cards, etc?

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How can I increase speaker volume beyond the max settings in volume control?


A:How to further increase speaker volume?

buy a sound system that connects to your computer and has it's own amplifiier

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when i restart my computer the sound icon on the taskbar is missing, yet when i go to the control panel and select the sound it is checked. it says place volume icon in the taskbar. If I uncheck it and then click apply and check it again and click apply it comes back. I am not hiding any icons on the taskbar. This is a new computer only a few weeks old.
What could be the trip?

A:Speaker Volume control

Try this fix from kellys-korner.
Scroll down to line #30,
Windows XP Doesn't Save User Settings
instructions to run regedits at top of web page.

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Hi, As per my product specifications of HP ENVY 15-k203TX Notebook PC i have BeatsAudio with 2 speaker and 1 subwoofer but the volume is very very low from speaker. Even though the volume level is 100% full. Can anyone help it out with this issue? Bye,Siva

A:Volume is very low from speaker even though BeastsAudio is t...

Hi @Varadar, Thank you for posting at HP Forums! I have read your post and wanted to help. I understand that even you put the volume level to 100%, the sound from the speakers is still low. Is the volume low when you play a specific audio file or when you play all the audio files?You can try the steps on this link. Thanks for being a part of the HP community. Please let me know if this helps resolve the issue by marking this post as "Accept as Solution". If you require further assistance let me know and I will gladly do all I can to help. If you wish to say "thanks" for my effort to help, click the "thumbs up" to give me Kudos.   

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I have Parkinson's disease so I use voice recognition software.

The problem occurs when I want to edit my dictation and I want to play back my words. It seems there is a speaker buried deep in the computer. The volume on that speaker is so low as to be almost useless.

I would like either to adjust that volume or direct the audio through my normal speakers.

I'm ignorant of computer terminology so I may have viewed the settings but not recognized them.

Your guidance will certainly be appreciated.

Thank you

A:Volume on internal speaker

This probably should be in the hardware forum, but here goes.

I am guessing you do not have the speakers plugged in if you are not hearing anything through them. When you plug in the speakers it will usually stop using the internal speaker. You want to plug your speakers into a like colored port on the back of the PC coming out of your sound card. It will have lots of tiny holes in it like you would plug a headset into. If it is not the same color then it will probably show you an arrow pointing out from the center.

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Hi guys this is my first post in a while. I wanted to ask the folks at BP to help me before i take it in, but i need help with my speaker problems: My speakers have been working weird lately i kept having to wiggle the line and it got worse and now you cant even hear the left speaker. I've reinstalled the driver and checked the cables but it's not working anymore someone please help.

A:Right Speaker Works But Left One Has A Very Low Volume

Sounds like a bad speaker jack. Is this a laptop or desktop?

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I had a slide in my system tray for controlling speaker volume, somehow it disappeared, so how to I get it back?

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How do I make it so when I turn my speakers off, there is no audible sound?

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Is there anyway that I can increase the volume level of the speakers. The Volume, Balance and system sounds are all at 100 %. Is there a way to increase the volume further? The enhancements don't help so I have disabled them.
My OS is Windows 7 Home Premium. Laptop is Acer 5250.
Thank you.melita

A:Increasing speaker volume of laptop

Low Volume:

There are many different places to adjust the sound. Are all of these turned up?

1. On the speakers, or if you have a laptop there might be a sound adjustment nob somewhere.  
2. On the program you are using to play music/video.  
3. Next to the clock on the bottom right of the screen there is usually a sound icon you can click.  
4. In the Control Panel under the Sound section. Start -> Control Panel -> Hardware and Sound -> Adjust System Volume.

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Does any have any idea why the volume control on Altec Lansing ada880 4.1 speaker system will not turn volume up..I turn it up and goes back to zero automatically..no matter how high I turn it..same with bass and treble control.everything else works..Reseting to default does not help..Thanks..

A:Ada880 speaker system volume

I think that's 5.1

If I understand right, you are saying that when you slide the volume bar up, it drops back to 0.

If that is the case see if you can select it with the mouse then use the arrow keys to adjust it.

And a permanent fix may be to try installing the latest drivers for your sound card.

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Hi, I'm fed up forever adjusting my PC speaker volume up or down to suit whatever sound is coming out (vids, games, music etc).
I saw a youtube vid a while back where the guy said it's possible with a small app or prog or something to pre-set the volume level you want, so that all sounds automatically come out at a comfortable volume.
For example if you set '5' on a scale of 1 to 10,the prog will auto-adjust everything to come out of the speakers at level 5. 
I can't find the vid again but if anybody knows what app he was talking about I'd definitely like to get it.
I'm Win XP Home

A:Speaker volume auto-adjustment?

I've always wanted the same thing.. Can't find anything for it anywhere, it has been driving me crazy how long I have been looking.. Although I would only use it for movies, I don't ever have a volume problem with music and games.

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Hi, I have a pair of old Yamaha speakers and an SB Live Value sound card and I'm running XP. The speakers have a volume control and a headphone jack on them. Up until recently they were working fine but then my children were playing around on the PC and now neither the volume control on the speaker nor the headphone jack works (if I plug in the headphones the sound continues to be played through the speakers).

I've searched through the archives but haven't spotted anyone who has had a similar problem and since I've been banging my head against the wall for a couple of weeks I'd really appreciate some help.

A:Speaker volume control not working

If I read your post correctly, you are still getting sound from the speakers, right? It kind of sounds like the speaker controls and the headphone jack have been damaged somehow. Do you have another set of speakers you can test with or another PC to try these speakers on?

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