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Thinkpad Yoga 370: sounds play even when mute

Q: Thinkpad Yoga 370: sounds play even when mute

The problem is that even when I mute my device, some sounds play (loud), e.g. update notifications. Any help would be appreciated!

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When I first bought this product, two LEDs of Sound Mute and MIC disable work correctly.But after setting up the computer, it does not turn on any more (even though MUTE is okay).Moreover, 'on screen display' of these keys do not appear any more...Can anyone help me? 


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A:ThinkPad Yoga (S240) Keyboard Mute/MIC_disable LED...

Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
I?m sorry to hear that on screen display and mic disable LED in your Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga is not working properly.
Try reinstalling the hotkey integration features and Power management driver.
Hope this helps!
Best regards,

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My Thinkpad s3 Yoga 14 laptop stuck on mute. The soundbar to the right displays mute and the soundbar itself won't go away. On startup the mute LED light keeps flickering. The laptop lags and I have to go to task manager to End the processes "Thinkpad Message Client Loader" and and "Thinkpad message Receiver for Shortcut Hot Keys" for the the laptop to stop lagging (CPU is 100% on startup for some reason which may account for the reason of lagging). I have updated every driver with Driver Easy and Lenovo System Update. I have tried disabling then renabling and rolling back audio drivers but to no avail. I even uninstalled then reinstalled audio drivers. I have also gone to volume mixer, playback devices and recording devices but according to it the speaker works fine. I tried adjusting the volume in volume mixer but it keeps coming back down just as always.  The main problem is that the sound is stuck on mute and I just want it resolved. I have gone through days searching through Lenovo forums on what to do.

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I find System Sounds does not stay at 0 volume or muted, with one exception: when volume mixer is open.

When I close the volume mixer and open a program that requires UAC, the chime is at "full" volume of selected device's volume setting.

As examples, Piriform's CCleaner and Revo's Uninstaller chime and reset the volume to "full" while Auslogics' Disk Defrag does not reset the volume but nevertheless chimes.

Is this a lost cause?

A:How to keep System Sounds at 0 volume or mute?

If you don't want any sounds, pick the "No Sounds" Sound Scheme.

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Symptoms:Random Internet Explorer pop up ads My wave control is near mute every few seconds.I hear random clicking sounds in the background (like link clicks)Random audio of advertisements playing in the backgroundGoogle links are redirectedI tried removing with superantispyware and malwarebytes but it doesn't work. And everytime I try to run the GMER program, the computer shuts off saying a serious error occurred.Here are the DDS logs-DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86 Run by jyoo153 at 0:20:17.48 on 08/03/2010 TueInternet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.949.82.1033.18.1992.628 [GMT -4:00]AV: VirusScan Enterprise + AntiSpyware Enterprise *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {918A2B0B-2C60-4016-A4AB-E868DEABF7F0}============== Running Processes ===============svchost.exe 4C:\WINDOWS\system32\ibmpmsvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k rpcssC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcsC:\Program Files\Intel\WiFi\bin\S24EvMon.exesvchost.exe 4C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkServiceC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k eapsvcsC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k dot3svcC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceC:\Program Files\Thin... Read more

A:Audio goes mute, IE popups w/ sounds every few sec

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is it possible to mute sounds from games and stuff from the internet but still listen to music from windows media player. i know it can be done on windows vista but is there something you can download which can do it aswell.

A:Mute the internet but still have sounds from media players

come on guys please give me some answers

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Ok so I have a simple, but annoying problem. I have no Windows Sound Events like the login sound, the logout sound, and when the battery is low. Every other sound like playing music and running YouTube videos work fine. Even when I turn on my laptop I hear the whole computer startup sound, but I don't hear the login one. I don't understand the problem. I went into personilazation and went to Windows Sounds, but when I select one and click "Play" I don't hear anything. I tried the other Sound Themes and they don't work either. I ran the Fix It program for Audio, and it didn't find anything wrong.

A:No Windows Sounds, but regular sounds play fine

Hello! I have the same problem you have (or had?) with Windows 7 64bit. Everything is working good, but no system sound at all! No sound when I login..no sounds when i insert or remove USB devices..and so on! But sound is ok in youtube or in videogames...how did you fix that? If you fixed it?

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I have a ThinkPad T450 with Windows 10.  The microphone mute button continues to be illuminated.  I can shut it off for a few minutes, but then it comes back on.  I've downloaded the current drivers for the microphone.  Control panels says that the computer has the Realtek High Definition Audio and the driver is up to date.  I've go through the set-up for the microphone several times, but it still turns back to muted.   Any thoughts on how to keep the microphone active?

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Hi, Team. It has been 24-hrs since I found out my thinkpad is not turning on.I have used this last Saturday afternoon and shut down completely.I never ever put my TP into sleep mode or hibernate mode. When I woke up yesterday, 11am I found out that the Fn, Mute and Microphone keys are lit up. The fan is not working (the entire system is off). The temperature of the laptop is normal, not warm or heating up like it is being used. I have removed the external battery and power adapter, pushed the power button for more than 3mins., put back the battery and plugged the power adapter (the power button blinks when I plug the power adapter as it usually does when) and pushed the power button back - nothing happens. The Fn, Mute and Microphone buttons are still lit up and the TP is not turning on.I haven't pushed the emergency reset button at the back (I fear that I might lose all my files).Up until now, the same 3-keys are lit up. I need help as soon as possible.

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HELLO !!!My Thinkpad L560 stucks after pressing the mute button , then i must force shut down and restart it .Is it common problem for thinkpad or its windows problem .any solution will makes me greatfull .thank you very much !!! : )

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I have a strange issue with my Yoga 460; when I mute (either through via the hotkey or via Windows volume control), mute goes on for a fraction of a second (the light flickers briefly) then immediately unmutes. It was doing this before and after the Win 10 Creator's update. I was on the latest drivers according to TVSU; albeit since the creator's update TVSU seems to either be broken, or not finding any drivers. Any ideas?

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Whenever I try and play a video or clip using the laptop and projecting through a television screen using WPS or HDMI the sound is controlled through the laptop and cannot be muted without affecting the TV. What I need to happen is to be able to turn the sound off at the laptop and leave it on through the TV to avoid a disjointed viewing experience. Thanks in anticipation.

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Hi, I'm very happy with my brand new Yoga 370. Much nicer display than my old Yoga 12.Type 20JHStock Lenovo install of Win 10 Pro that I switched to Windows Insider/Fast Ring...Build 16199.rs_prerelease.170513-2252. No USB or external speakers/headset connected. When I press F1 the light on the key comes on, and the speaker icon changes to show speakers muted. However, any app or program that makes sound still makes the sound. So the speakers aren't really muted. This works just fine on my old Yoga 12 on the same OS build, same apps, etc. Any ideas? Thanks! Greg C 

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I posted a similar question earlier and people referred me to the Yoga (much appreciated).  However, I was interested in the 2.6 lb carbon version with touch screen capabilities.  Asus has a Spin 7 model that is very good at 2.65lb, but I miss the red mouse toggle in the middle of the keyboard and Asus's track pad was designed too large....causing unintended tapping.  The Yoga, while nice, is heavier than I was looking for.  The 14 inch screen is about 3.3lb? the 12 inch at 3? I thought that some of the earlier Thinkpad Carbons had touch screen and was hoping they would make a return soon.  Thanks,

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Hello, I am looking for a laptop which can be securely attached/locked (so that I can let it during the night in the office). Could you please tell me if the following laptops have a security slot (Kensington or similar) to attach it somewhere?THINKPAD X1 CARBON (5TH GEN)THINKPAD X1 YOGA (2ND GEN) I do not find it described in the specifications, but from the available pictures, it seems that they have some kind of security slot. Thanks!

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The Thinkpad sticker with the red light above the 'i' doesn't turn on unless the screen turns to tablet mode. Is there any way for the light to stay on all the times? The one near the keyboard does work, the issue is with the light on the outside lid. 

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I am installing updates on a T400 system running WIndows 7 Pro 64-bit. The system has been freshly factory restored and all features work properly... After running System Restore to update to the latest drivers and recommended software, I find Thinkpad Hotkey Features Integration 3.89.0000 breaks features. I am able to use Hotkeys to change brightness up/down, Fn+F5, Fn+F6, etc. The volume up and down keys work to change volume. The mute button does not work at all! There is no On Screen Display to show the adjustment settings for any Hotkeys. I have found that installing the older 3.88.0000 (8jvu40ww.exe) version of ThinkPad Hotkey Features Integration works successfully with mute button functionality as well as the On Screen Display features. Comparing what is different between the 3.89.0000 and 3.88.0000 versions, I find On Screen Display version and Full Screen Magnifier have advanced. The version information table at the bottom of the software download page is inconsistent compared to what is actually reported from the 3.88.0000 setup.exe: Setup shows:On Screen Display 6.71.00Full Screen Magnifier 2.40 The table shows:On Screen Display 6.72.00Full Screen Magnifier 2.41 The System Interface Driver is 1.05 on all the recent versions. With the 3.89.0000 version installed, I cannot uninstall and go back to the older version to get it working. Instead, ... Read more

A:ThinkPad Hotkey Features Integration 3.89.0000 On Screen Display and Mute Button Fail

I have three T410 laptops. Two of them have intel graphics and one has an nvidia graphics chip. I have the exact same problem as RChesley with the two that have the Intel graphics. The latest Hotkey Features Integration driver 3.89 from system update has disabled my on screen display. Removing it with windows system restore brought it back. Uninstalling it and installing an earlier version would not work. My T410 with the Nividia graphics chip does not have this problem. It has the 3.89 Hotkey Driver installed and the on screen display works fine. My two T410s with the Intel graphics do have the latest Intel graphics drivers offered by Lenovo System Update. Lenovo System Update indicates that the 3.89 driver is required in order to install the latest power manager driver which enables the CPU turbo boost. I would like to have turbo boost working. I just figured out how to correct the corruption of the Lenovo Toolbox from an incorrect driver that was pushed by Lenovo System Update, now I have this to deal with. I would appreciate it if Lenovo would look into this and report back on this thread.

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I am hhaving difficulty finding an acceptable scaling mix between resolution, system scaling, and edge scaling. At 1080p, 125%, 125%, os navigation is mostly fine, but edge text is way too large. At 1080p, 125%, 100%, edge text is way too small. At all combinations text is inflated (but crisp) in certain elements while fuzzy in others. What scaling combinations work best for you? I am considering returning this to Best Buy and upgrading to a Pro 4 / Book, or even a Mac. The scaling is ruining an otherwise great experience.

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Hello everyone. im new member here. The problem that i have faced from last on year on X1 Yoga (Type 20FQ, 20FR) Laptop Thinkpad is mostly sleeping issues. When i close the laptop with the option of Sleep mode in Windows 10. It will never wake up by pressing Power button & any keyboard button. Please help i have facing too many issues regarding sleep mode.. 

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Hello everyone. im new member here. The problem that i have faced from last on year on X1 Yoga (Type 20FQ, 20FR) Laptop Thinkpad is mostly sleeping issues. When i close the laptop with the option of Sleep mode in Windows 10. It will never wake up by pressing Power button & any keyboard button. Please help i have facing too many issues regarding sleep mode.. 

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I am looking for a laptop that is compatible with a digitizer pen for drawing on the screen. Does the 10 point touch version of Thinkpad P51  and Thinkpad X1 Yoga come wiht digitizer pens?

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Disclosure:  I received these laptops from Lenovo as part of their advocacy program, so huge thanks to the folks over at Lenovo. I don't receive compensation for my review, and as always, all opinions are my own.  
The ThinkPad X1 Yoga is first modern ThinkPad that I've ever owned.  I?ve been using Lenovo?s Ideapad lineup for a very long time, and while I?ve used ThinkPads in the past, the X1 Yoga will be my first personal ThinkPad that I own.  So how does it stack up to the Yoga 910?  Let?s find out! I have the i7 UHD model of the Yoga 910 and the i5 FHD model of the ThinkPad X1 Yoga.  I tried out the latest Yoga 920, but I haven?t tried the latest X1 Yoga yet? hopefully, I will! 
Hardware & Design
Even though both laptops carry ?yoga? in their name, the hardware behind them is vastly different.  The ThinkPad X1 Yoga has the classic ThinkPad black design, which is made of a carbon-fiber hybrid for the top cover and a magnesium-PPS hybrid for the bottom cover.  The Yoga 910 has a similar design from the Lenovo?s Yoga lineup, with an aluminum build throughout.  
The ThinkPad only comes in two colors: classic black and silver; whereas the Yoga has a whole suite of colors to choose from, such as silver, copper, bronze, and even a few exclusive designs, such as the Vibe designs for the Yoga 920 and the Star Wars themed designs for the Yoga 910. 
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I have two staff members with different Yoga models, but with the same pen issue. Say, for instance, OneNote is open. The pen doesn't draw or write, but it can select and still be recognized. When I try using an old stylus from an HP Elitebook, it works TOTALLY fine - even the button on the pen functions properly. This suddenly started after months of the Lenovo pens working fine. I thought maybe it was a driver issue, but it can't be as the HP pen works.... I'm thinking it's the pen itself just getting worn down? It looks okay though but may be just a little loose... Any help / direction would be greatly appreciated!

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After 6 months of use, the battery wear is 18% in my new ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2nd / X1 Yoga. I tried to reach lenovo service, but it's an endless lop of passwords and registerAny similar experiences o recommendations? 

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I have recently bought a Thinkpad Yoga 460 with Thinkpad Pen Pro. I leave it in the laptop slot for charging for more than a day and it gives me only a few minutes of usage. As per the user guide, it should be 80% charge in 15 seconds and 100% after 5 minutes. But it runs out of charge very soon. It shows me the low battery level indicator as soon as I use it on the screen. First day of usage (appox 4 days ago) it gave me about 30 - 45 minutes of continuous. But after that not more than 5 minutes. Please let me know if this is an issue with the Pen or Laptop charging port. Is there any way I can troubleshoot it?Please also let me know the average usage time for the pen, if you are continuously using it.

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A:Thinkpad yoga 460 - Thinkpad Pen Pro not charging ...

Welcome to the forums.
I do not have that kind of pen, but I think is the one that has some "bronce contacts" at the top of the pen. I had read some other post about it, just in case check that "contacts" to make sure they are touching with the charger when you put the pen into it's holder. Sometimes the contacts may move.

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I installed the latest build 7100 and it won't let me play my music. I get a popup window with the message:

Windows Media Player cannot access the file. The file might be in use, you might not have access to the computer where the file is stored, or your proxy settings might not be correct.

I tried taking ownership of the directory, but still no go.
What am I doing wrong??

A:Won't let me play my sounds

Did you install the driver for your soundcard?

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My IE will not play sounds from sites like ebaum, youtube, etc. I went into IE advanced settings and checked the box beside play sounds but nothing is working. Any advice would be appreciated.

A:IE7 will not play sounds

What are the settings on "control panel">device volume>advanced???

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Windows XP Home Edition
IE 7
Windows Media Player 11
(All of these installed a week ago)

Webpages with mp3 backgrounds (i.e., bgsound) are not played by IE7; there is no sound.

What works:
- Playing the same file directly from my PC (no IE).
- Get sound OK from this webpage using another PC.
- Get sound OK playing YouTube vids

- Browser Setting - Playing sound from webpages is enabled.
- Volume: All volumes up; no volumes muted.

- A popular registry import fix (no change); re-imported original key settings
- Installed Windows Media Player SDK (no change).
- Ran FileMon during the time when the webpage would be initiating the mp3. Some files were shown as "not found", but those may normally not be found, for all I know.

Add-Ons listed by IE:
Adobe PDF Link Helper
Diagnose Connection Problems...
HP Clipbook
HP Print Clips
HP Print Enhancer
HP Smart Select
NitroPDFBHO Class
PDF Download
PDF Download - Options
Shockwave Flash Object
Windows Messenger

I don't see a Windows Media Player ActiveX listed. Should there be?


A:IE does not play sounds

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Over the past couple of days, my kids have been saying that they hear sounds starting to play out of nowhere. I've checked active programs and processes, the only thing that is suspect is an item in start-up: c:\progamfiles\commonfiles\alg.exe ... I've ran MalwareBytes, removed the items it suggested, uninstalled the torrent and p2p program the kids were using, and performed the log scans as outlined. Here they are. Any help would be appreciated...

JP Balzen

DDS (Ver_09-11-24.02) - NTFSx86
Run by John at 21:35:53.21 on Fri 11/27/2009
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18828 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_17
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Basic 6.0.6002.2.1252.1.1033.18.1918.785 [GMT -5:00]

SP: Windows Defender *enabled* (Updated) {D68DDC3A-831F-4FAE-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k GPSvcGroup
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
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A:Sounds play out of nowhere


Please do the following:

Download Combofix from either of the links below, and save it to your desktop.

Link 1
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**Note: It is important that it is saved directly to your desktop**

IMPORTANT - Disable your AntiVirus and AntiSpyware applications, usually via a right click on the System Tray icon. They may otherwise interfere with our tools. If you have difficulty properly disabling your protective programs, refer to this link here

Double click on ComboFix.exe & follow the prompts.When finished, it will produce a report for you.
Please post the C:\ComboFix.txt for further review.

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I've got the RC beta of W7 installed on the 5th.
My motherboard is an Asus P5Q-E with Soundmaxx audio.
I plug my headphones into the front audio jack and it is NOT seen by W7.
I move the plug to the rear jack and it is not recognized.
Go to Sound control panel and the headphones are listed as the default device but it is greyed out and can't be used.
When I look at the volume settings for the system I see the green bars moving. There is sound in there somewhere but I can't access it.
The headphones work.
The front jack works.
According to W7 my drivers are OK.
I do not have enough knowledge to know where to look next.
Hope somebody can help me fix this.

A:W7 does not play any sounds. Need help.

Hello Halfbaked,

First of all, have you the latest Vista driver for your chipset ? You can find it here : http://dlsvr01.asus.com/pub/ASUS/mis...10_Vista_n.rar

Then I heard of that problem, it seems that your headphones are the default device whereas you should have the speakers as a default, try to install the driver i linked in order to see if it can solve that problem.

Good luck !

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Hi there,
Recently I've been having a problem with the sound on my computer. I can only play MP3s and WMAs, but only in Windows Media Player. .wavs do not play, which means there are no system sounds. And when I'm watching something on a site like youtube, the sound won't play either.

A:Certain sounds won't play

I've also tried to install codecs, but that didn't work either

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Well, that's it, mostly. I know VB.Net can play sounds, but I have no idea how to do it. Little help please?

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Hi there,
Recently I've been having a problem with the sound on my computer. I can only play MP3s and WMAs, but only in Windows Media Player. .wavs do not play, which means there are no system sounds. And when I'm watching something on a site like youtube, the sound won't play either. I've also tried to install codecs, but that didn't work either. I'm using Windows Vista.

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Just curious, why is the new Thinkpad X1 Yoga I7, 16 GB RAM, 1 TB SSD, FHD about $1,000 more than the similarly equipped commercial Lenovo 910? 
Is it the ThinkPad brand name? The eraser nubbin? The 2 combined?
Just curious.
I've got a friend who needs a new laptop. She likes the touch/fold aspect of my 1st gen Thinkpad X1 Yoga. Do you all think she would be happy with the commercial Yoga 910? 
Any real reason to get the new plain FHD ThinkPad X1 Yoga instead of the similarly equipped commercial Yoga available at Best Buy besides spending an extra $1000 for the ThinkPad brand name?
I've owned 6 various ThinkPads since 2011 FWIW. I get it, they're cream of the crop. But I kinda got sticker shock when I just priced out a plain FHD (and we need nothing more) X1 Yoga. About  $2,800, wow!
Opinions and advice -- no spam please (thank you!) -- welcome.
Best to everyone...
Moderator edit: Matched subject to content

A:Why is the ThinkPad X1 Yoga $1,000 more than a similar Yoga 910?

@Jelks, The biggest difference I see between the X1 Yoga (2nd) and the Yoga 910 is active pen support which seems to be missing from the 910. You could use a capacitive stylus, but expect fingertip resolution, not pinpoint, and no pressure-sensitivity. Fewer USB ports: no HDMI or MicroSD; no Thunderbolt. No TPM module, if you need to store encrypted creditials, e.g., for BitLocker. Not sure about battery life; they claim up to 9 hours of local video for the 910 vs. up to 15 of MobileMark for the X1. Not an apple-to-apple comparison. You're not going to get the (soon to be patched, at least for now) security hole that is Intel's vPro management tech. You may not get Windows 10 Pro, possibly just Home (but you could always give Microsoft the money to upgrade if you need BitLocker or Remote Access). You're not going to get all the "mil-spec" design and testing etc, but if it's a personal machine, you're probably going to avoid abusing it. As you suggest, the "wave" keyboard -- including the trackpoint "eraser nubbin" -- is definitely going to be more expensive on the ThinkPad than the plain Yoga keyboard. I used two generations of ThinkPads (T61p and W520), but about 3 years ago I switched to a Dell XPS 13. A year or so ago, I ordered a X1 Yoga 1st gen for my wife and she likes it very much, so I am pretty familiar with the design and capabilities. TLDR: I think most people would be happy with the 910 vs. X1 unless they want the active pen. Als... Read more

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Some system event sounds won't play in Vista on my Dell Inspiron 1525. It was working until about a week or two ago and I have no idea what happened. I've searched here and elsewhere, chatted with Dell tech support and tried absolutely everything I can think of.

The problem is some even sounds work, like Startup, Shutdown, mail notification and some don't like Asterisk, Default Sound, Close Program. When I use the Test button in the sound scheme scheme area the sound will play, but then the sound won't play when the event happens in Windows.

Things I've tried:
-updated sound driver (confirmed with Dell support)
-upgraded to SP2
-checked items in services.msc to make sure Themes support and other sounds items are running
-used default sound theme and overall theme
-checked Mixer to make sure nothing is muted (even though some sounds are playing)
-other things I can't even remember

After upgrading to SP2 I apparently don't have restore points going back far enough.

Anything I can try? This is driving me nuts even though it's not anything critical. Thanks.

A:*Some* System Sounds Won't Play

other drivers can conflict with this..u can try getting drivermax its free and it will tell u what drivers need updated and things like that..idk try that

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Hi,. i for some reason cannot get my windows sounds to play. In the control panel/sounds and audio devices box, it is set to play them. But for soem reason doesnt. It also doesnt preview them. All other sound play, and when i manually play the files via c:/windows/media they play fine through windows media player. Can anyone help with this?? I have also noticed i can't seem to get sounds to play through webpages. For example, www.ebaumsworld.com, none of the sounds from there will play. Any help would be appreciated, thanks


P.S windows XP Pro

A:Windows sounds will not play.....

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I click on the speaker
then audio devices
then sounds
I click on (example desktop mail notification)

windows notify email. wav pops up
I click on test

no sounds

and this goes all wav. files

A:no wav. file sounds will play

Do you have a filetype association for .wav - here: Control Panel\Programs\Default Programs\Set Associations

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Hi, I've recently had a lot of spyware on my computer that I've been trying to get rid of. I've got a big part of it removed, but after my efforts my speakers have something weird going on. I can play music from my iTunes fine, but any sound I try to play from my browser won't play. I don't get any errors, I just don't hear anything.

The only audio device I have in my device manager is "Unimodem Half-Duplex Audio Device", which makes little sense to me. I'm not sure if that's referring to my speakers or not. When I go to Sounds and Audio Devices in the control panel though, it tells me there are no audio devices connected.

So my questions are: Is this "Unimodem Half-Duplex Audio Device" referring to my speakers? And if not, what can I do to get my computer to detect the speakers? Obviously they're hooked up right and functional, so what else could the problem be?

My operating system is XP. Hopefully I gave you guys enough information. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Solved: Some sounds won't play

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My Windows 7 computer won't play most sounds when an event occurs. I've already gone into the Sound window from Control Panel, and the sounds still won't play. The following program events DO play a sound : default beep, device connect, device disconnect, device failed to connect, empty recycle bin, windows change theme, windows logoff, windows logon, windows UAC, and start navigation. The following events DO NOT play a sound: Asterisk, Critical Stop, Exclamation, and System Notification. How can I fix this? I can appreciate any help. Thanks.

A:Some System Sounds Won't Play

Have you tried changing the Sound Scheme to something other than the "Windows Default (modified)" that you have. Then change it back to the Windows Default Modified and see if that fixes it.

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It's wierd,I can play music in Itunes but I can't hear sounds from anything else! I opened sound properties everythings like grayed out! And when I try to play windows sounds it says that it can't play the sound and my video may be in use. I tried starting the service but it wan't work!
Here's what I see:


A:Solved: Cannot play sounds

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Okay, so this problem has been bugging me for a couple of weeks now. My computer will not play any sounds through the speakers unless it is through a media player and the file is on my computer. I have a Realtek AC97 sound driver. I know that my speakers are fine because my Xbox 360 is hooked up to them and they play perfectly.

I have even done an XP repair install, this has not helped either. Sometimes, when a sound needs to be played, the speakers make a bumping crack (if you know what I mean ). When I play a game on my computer, they just make a constant crackle. It is as if they want to play an instrument but don't have a music book.

I tried downloading that codec pack (forgot the name, but it's popular). I have tried fully uninstalling all my sound drivers and stuff and then reinstalling from manufacturer's website. I have tried all the suggestions out there about editing the registry and stuff, they haven't done anything either.

I did get it back from the pc shop recently because they replaced the hard drive with a new 500gb one and the sound did not work from the moment I turned it on. I would like to avoid having to spend more money there and instead see if this is something I can fix with a mouse and keyboard?

Thanks for reading and I hope you can help.

A:Sounds ONLY play from files?

Take the computer back to the repair shop. They shouldn't charge you to fix this sound issue

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Hello, from my username you can tell I am experienced with Macs. However, I am using a Windows computer for a school project and I am having trouble with Powerpoint.

I'm using several sound files for my presentation. Most of them are midi files from Clip Art. Everything was working fine, and all the sounds were playing, so I saved the presentation and then I added another file, in wav format.

This file wouldn't play in previews or in the slideshow, so I deleted it and tried again. Still didn't work. I took it out again, and tested the presentation without it. None of the other sounds would play.

How can I get the sounds to play, and what do you think caused this? I didn't move any files or anything. This is so confusing!

Any help would be appreciated.

A:Powerpoint Won't Play Sounds?

What version of PowerPoint are you using?

Are you sure the sound has NOT been "muted' on this system?

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I have Win XP Home SP3 and I use mIRC 6.35 for xdcc download. When I choose mp3 file to play sound for events that listed at Tools --> options -->sounds,

mIRC crashes and a message appear saying that " mIRC has encountered a problem and need to close".

If I went to set sound for even I have first to convert them to .wav.

What is the solution since some scripts like xdcc klipper for mIRC doesn't allow you to choose the files for the sound and they are mp3?

Note : I can play mp3 file normally outside mIRC ( I can play them with windows media player 11 , media player classic or VLC)

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Hi everyone,Until a few minutes ago my computer was playing sound files perfectly fine. All of a sudden I can't play any sound anymore. I tried testing Windows sounds in Control Panel -> Sounds and Devices, but an error messages appears which says -"ErrorWindows cannot play the file %systemroot%\media\Windows XP Battery Critical.wav file. It may be damaged or may not be a valid sound file. Replace the file and try again."I'm also unable to hear audio on the Internet and on Windows Media Player / VLC.Any idea what could have gone wrong? Edit: I have a Dell Dimension 9150.

A:Can't play sounds on my computer

If you go to start, run, devmgmt.msc do you see any yellow question marks next to your sound drivers? It used to happen to every time I ran windows update on xp, it replaced my drivers with ones that didn't work.

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