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Sound only playing out of Subwoofer on laptop

Q: Sound only playing out of Subwoofer on laptop

Hello. I've posted this on a couple different message boards to try to get some help and so far I haven't gotten any replies. Hopefully you guys can help. Here we go:

HP Pavilion DV7 1183cl, Windows 7 x32, Sound only playing out of subwoofer:

Yesterday (5/13/2011), Windows told me I needed to install some critical updates. I installed them and restarted. When I restarted, I noticed that the mute button on my touchbar was red and wouldn't turn back to the on color.

I logged into Windows and tried playing some Youtube videos and stuff to see if the sound was working. It turns out it was, but the sound was only coming out of the subwoofer on the bottom of the laptop and sounded TERRIBLE. When I plug in my headphones it sounds fine except the volume doesn't go as loud as it did before. Pressing the mute button does mute the sound, but it still stays red no matter what.

So I tried resotring my system back to a point when the speakers were working to see if it was a hardware problem, and it turns out it's not. When I restore to an earlier point, the speakers work fine. The problem, however, is for some stupid reason I can't login at the restore point. I just know the speakers work because the error sound comes out of the Altec Lansings on the front, and the mute button actually changes colors.

I've spent the last 3 hours trying everything I can think of. I've downloaded new IDT High Def Audio Drivers, I've uninstilled them in hardware manager and let it reinstall itself, messed with every setting I can think of in Control Panel and I've got nothing so far.

This is very frustraing and I would appreciate any help. Thanks.

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Preferred Solution: Sound only playing out of Subwoofer on laptop

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

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

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

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Hello, I own a HP Pavilion DV7 1183cl laptop with the following specs:

Windows 7 32-bit Home Premium
Intel Core 2 Duo 2GHz
2GB RAM
Radeon 9800M GT w/512MB

I've recently run into this problem:

Yesterday (5/13/2011), Windows told me I needed to install some critical updates. I installed them and restarted. When I restarted, I noticed that the mute button on my touchbar was red and wouldn't turn back to the on color.

I logged into Windows and tried playing some Youtube videos and stuff to see if the sound was working. It turns out it was, but the sound was only coming out of the subwoofer on the bottom of the laptop and sounded TERRIBLE. When I plug in my headphones it sounds fine except the volume doesn't go as loud as it did before. Pressing the mute button does mute the sound, but it still stays red no matter what.

So I tried resotring my system back to a point when the speakers were working to see if it was a hardware problem, and it turns out it's not. When I restore to an earlier point, the speakers work fine. The problem, however, is for some stupid reason I can't login at the restore point. I just know the speakers work because the error sound comes out of the Altec Lansings on the front, and the mute button actually changes colors.

I've spent the last 3 hours trying everything I can think of. I've downloaded new IDT High Def Audio Drivers, I've uninstilled them in hardware manager and let it reinstall itself, messed with every setting I can think... Read more

A:Sound only playing out of laptop Subwoofer

Try updating IDT codec from HP site along with other updates, such as HP buttons -

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/s...roduct=3802977

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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Hi there, So I recently had to get my Harddrive replaced, and OS (Windows 7 Home Premium) reinstalled through a company. However on return of the laptop, my sound and other things were messed up.  (Dell XPS L502X)- WavesMaxx Buttons not working/ no MaxxAudio- Sound appears to only come out of the central subwoofer, despite not failing any hardware tests. Its almost like the L n R treble speakers are being ignored. Something is majorly unbalanced. - Fn Keyboard Functions not working. -  e.g I cant turn the Wifi  on/off or lock my touchpad. Given the company (caused a huge faff with a ton of screw ups on their part to even get my laptop back I really don't want to take it back to them) I decided to try and fix some things myself. - Used the utilities disk to reinstall Quickset64 which now means that the Waves Button Now works to bring up MaxxAudio, but the speakers still aren't working and the EQ sliders don't change anything. - Tested using Dells 32 bit hardware diagnosis, and no errors, but the LnR still seems to be coming out of the Subwoofer located in the centre during the test play. - Deleted and reinstall all the realtek drivers from both the utilities disk, AND the Dell website. And basically I still haven't manage to fix the problem. - Headphones output  has always worked completely fine. These issues did not exist before the OS reinstall, so I thought it was drivers, but now I really have... Read more

A:Dell XPS L502X sound only playing through Subwoofer

Offshot1stnot that you'd even need to take the speakers out to change the harddrive... 
True, but do have to remove the palm rest assembly. It could be that they didn't know how to get to the hard drive and took the whole thing apart.
Offshot1stI'm at a loss as to what to test next, without literally taking the whole laptop apart physically and checking the speakers haven't been plugged in wrong
That's what you would have to do if you want to fix it yourself and don't want to take it somewhere to be worked on. You can download the XPS L502x Service Manual which has clear instructions for disassembly.
Offshot1stTested using Dells 32 bit hardware diagnosis, and no errors, but the LnR still seems to be coming out of the Subwoofer located in the centre during the test play. 
The audio part is interactive. If you don't hear the music coming through the speakers during the test, then that is the error. If it were a software problem that you could fix with drivers etc., you would hear audio as expected during the test.

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So, here's my issue. I have Creative Inspire 5.1 Digital 5500 speakers. I originally had them connected to my computer via a single line. So, I took the inputs from the speakers' console and directly connected everything to my computer. Now, I have surround sound (Wahoo!). But, the subwoofer only works when I'm configuring through the Control Panel. But, when I play music, I get zero sound from it.

Also, I have to set the properties in Sound to 7.1 to get all 5 speakers working. And the sub still works when running the test in 7.1 too. I've gone through every program that I can find on my computer that relates to sound and have set everything to 5.1 for now. I don't understand why I don't have sound from my subwoofer.

A:Subwoofer plays when configuring sound, but not when playing music.

Hi ruste84,

Since the speakers are producing 'surround sound' while configuration, it appears that the 'audio track' that you are trying to listen to is a standard '2 channel audio file'. You may try a digitally encoded 'surround sound audio' (a retail DVD with known 5.1 audio) to check if the 'speakers' work as desired.

If the issue persists, please confirm that the physical connections of the 'speakers' are setup properly. For reference, you may want to have a look at the recommended 'setup' for the motherboard installed 'ASUS Crosshair IV Formula'.
Also use the 'X-Fi CMSS-3D Panel' to configure 3D virtual surround effects. (Reference image below)
Hope this helps. Do reply with the findings.

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Hi all this is my first post here..

First of all I have an Acer 5943G model laptop. I have a weird issue since yesterday when I upgraded from Windows 7 to 10. Everything is working fine except that all sound is coming from the subwoofer speaker beneath the laptop instead of the R L speakers above the keyboard.

I have downloaded and updated the latest Realtek HD Audio drivers etc and have gone through the sound settings time and time again to ensure that everything is right. Everything is indeed right in the settings so I really don't know what else I can do to be able to fix this problem. I know this is not a hardware issue because the speakers were working fine on Windows 7.

I have also plugged in my headphones to test the sound that way and it works as it should, I do get stereo sound on my headphones.

Any suggestion is greatly appreciated as I really don't know how to fix this after spending hours on it. Thanks in advance.

A:Laptop sound coming from subwoofer instead of RL speakers.

Check to see if the PC came with any Sound Enhancement, such as Dolby, SoundBlaster MB, etc. Could be one of those is not Windows 10 compatible and causing the problem, or may just a configuration.

One other thing you can try, even though you downloaded the Realtek. Go to the Device Manager, RIGHT click on the Realtek sound entry to highlight it and then LEFT click "Uninstall". DO NOT uninstall the drivers. Restart the PC and when Windows starts it will detect and reinstall the sound. This fixes a lot of problems and may take care of yours.

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Hi guys...
I just plugged my Onkyo 6.1 Channel (S-680) to my computer. I connected the receiver to the Digital Out port of my motherboard (Intel 915GV Chipset-Asus PTGD1 - LA). It uses the Realtek ALC880 drivers. Whenever I open Sound Effect Manager and do the Speaker Test, sound comes only from my front speakers. The rears/centre/sub all light up but no sound is played. However, while running games/music/films I get sound from all my speakers (though not very satisfactory and not real surround sound). Can anyone please help me with this?

Also, I can't open Realtek HD Audio Manager (RTHDCPL.exe). Only RTLCPL.exe (Sound Effect Manager) works. When I click on RTHDCPL.exe nothing happens. Please do help out.

Thanks.
 

A:No Sound From Surround/Centre/Subwoofer In Realtek Sound Effect Manager Test

try this:

1) try to go to the settings of your sound effect manager & there are selections there for 2.0,2.1.5.1 or what ever you may find that corresponds to your speaker channel.

2) if nothing corresponds to the given selections,try to download the latest audio driver from your motherboard's manufacturer website.

3) otherwise,you need to plug-in a sound card that has the feature to play with 6.1 channel audio.

goodluck
 

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The bass will not play in my external subwoofer that is connected to the sound bar I have. The bass will play for about 2 seconds then it will automatically stop playing as powerful. This is the second set of speakers that has done this on this computer so I know its the computer. The speakers play fine while connected to my other computer. 

A:Bass not playing in external subwoofer

Hello @GTFilms, Welcome to the HP Forums, I hope you enjoy your experience! To help you get the most out of the HP Forums, I would like to direct your attention to the HP Forums Guide First Time Here? Learn How to Post and More. I read your post about the sound issue, and wanted to assist you! To start, can you provide me with the Product Number of the notebook?  Here is a link you can use that will help you find your Model and Product Number:How Do I Find My Model Number or Product Number? In the meantime, try reviewing the following document, and let me know how it goes:HP Notebook PCs - No Sound or Distorted Sound from Speakers (Windows 10) Please let me know if this information helps you resolve the issue by marking this post as "Accept as Solution", this will help others easily find the information they may be looking for.  Also, clicking the Thumbs up below is a great way to say thanks! Have a great day!

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Hi, community.  i've just bought a Lenovo y700 and it is only a day old. I was playing music and noticed  that the subwoofer doesn't seem to play anything. To prove this. I went to realtek properties and disabled the front speakers leaving the subwoofer on 100 and turned on realtek audio up to 100. When I replayed music, there was no sound at all. I've seen another thread of this problem with the Y700, but there was no solution. I've tried installing the realtek audio driver on the support page for the Y700, but that didn't do anything.Any suggestions?Thank you for any assistance.

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Hey,

So i have on-board realtek HD audio card (6 jack) with my 5.1 system connected via 3 jacks (front , surround & sub). The problem is that i've just run the auto calibration thing with the microphone and it worked fine and calibrated all of my speakers, but now my subwoofer doesnt work with ANY playback at all inc. movies and music etc.

My system automatically does its own "speaker fill" if just a stereo input is connected - which is what it was until i performed the calibration tool. And i know that all of the jacks are connected in the proper place because when i go into settings - (the screen where you can click on each individual speaker to test them), they all work fine.

I've noticed that if i use the EQ tool in WMP and turn it all to the max, i get some bass through - but only the real low-freq. stuff. It's not outputting the full range.

Like i said about my system working with just a stereo input - currently i can leave Front and Surround plugged in and unplug the Sub / Center cable - but then , obviously, i lose the speech as its coming from the center speaker.

Please help
Thanks

EDIT: Oh and also - everytime i download the realtek drivers for it - it says "This file cannot be unpacked.." so i googled that problem and tried installing windows installer 3.1 - which then told me i haven't got enough storage to perform the request. ??

A:No subwoofer with 5.1 sound.

sorted it
needed the official driver

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Hi everyone

Recently i upgraded my GC to Sapphire 5750 as well as my HDD, so I do a clean windows 7 installation. The problem with my sound is, i need to turn the bass volume high (almost max) to actually hear very low bass sound from it. I never had this problem before upgrading

Im using Edifier M3300SF, tried set it as 5.1 but still the same problem..

hope guys here can help me, and if more info is needed..thanks

A:Subwoofer very low sound

hwchan, welcome to the forums.

When adjusting the bass volume is this from within Windows or using the volume knob on the sub itself?

Also have installed/updated the drivers for your onboard Realtek audio?

Latest Realtek HD Audio Driver Version

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I was playing music on my real player then my subwoofer quit working.
We unplugged then plugged back in no help.
We cleaned it no help.
If you hold the subwoofer and blow in it while music is playing the subwoofer works, but who wants to hol a subwoofer just to hear more bass.
The subwoofer is for our computer desktop.
Please help if you can.
TexasChipee
 

A:No Sound From Subwoofer

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Hello everyone, I've just got my new PC and I've got a problem with my new audio system.. I have a 2.1 Speaker system and I don't hear any sound from my subwoofer. I've looked for the problem on Google, I tried to update my drivers, I tried almost everything. A little help would be welcome, thank you!

Specs:

A:No sound from subwoofer in Windows 8.1!

Do you have separate input to subwoofer and did you check "Enable Bass Management" ?

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The problem still exists even after Dell repaired the laptop. It took two weeks to get the repaired laptop back from Dell.

The problem is:
When I plug or unplug the charger while playing music/video on laptop, the laptop is freezing with buzzing sound for 1-2 seconds when the laptop begins charging. Even after Dell repaired the laptop, the problem still exists.
Tried installing the updated drivers, the laptop works fine only for a short period and then after some time the same freezing with buzzing sound problem comes back.
Also, if the laptop is restarted it works fine for a while and then the same freezing with buzzing sound problem comes back.

Not satisfied with the Dell and Dell repair services.
Need help with this problem.

A:Dell Inspiron 15 7567 laptop freezing and buzzing sound issue when laptop charger is plugged in and unplugged while playing music/video

Please verify BIOS version on the system by typing msinfo32 onto the [Cortana] search box and stroll down to BIOS Version / Date. The latest BIOS version is 1.1.0 ,1.1.0, if there's an old version, I suggest updating to the latest version. Please click on link below to safety install latest BIOS version.
Update System Setup (BIOS) for a Dell Computer ... - …

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..i've noticed that my subwoofer sometimes opens with sound already muted!!! i have to unmute it via the remote control, is this normal?

..this dude who sold it to me told me its normal, thats what the remote control is for, but what if the remote got bused or something? its kinda too late to return it now, can i fix it?
 

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Hello,
i have important question, which is annoying me all day yet. I really dont know what to do yet. I have problem with my 5.1 audio speakers ( Genius sw-hf 5.1 4500 ,230V-EU ) . I am daily using windows 10 and i had my speakers connected to pc as stereo /2xcinch to 3,5mm jack connected to line-out conector/ . Everything worked fine.

My speakers are 5.1 and this motherboard which i bought, has 7.1-CHannel, so i wanted connect my speakers as 5.1 system and use for gaming....
Problem is that SUBWOOFER IS NOT PLAYING. I tried couple times reinstall couple drivers from realtek or check and connect speakers different way but i still didnt figure it out and its really annyoing yet. I installed windows 7 on second HDD but even in win7 is not working too! When i am using stereo then is everything fine...

Right now i have connected my speakers like this :
-subwoofer+central by reduction (which i did buy specially because wasnt in package with speakers) 2xcinch-3,5mm jack connected to CS-Out
-rear same reduction connected to RS-Out
-front same reduction connected to Line-Out

In realtek HD Audio Manager i choosed 5.1 , when i was connecting speakers i ticked what i am connecting ,but when i connected front into Line-Out it didnt pop-up any window to confirm that speakers (but they are playing) ..

When i am ticking choice ,,swap center/subwoofer output, subwoofer is playing center sound and i feel basses, so subwoofer is working, its not physical y broken,.
I wan... Read more

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hey , i have a 5.1 speaker system by creative and i have a question ;
is there any program that can make my normal speakers sound quiter but to leave my subwoofer the same loudness ... i might not be very clear and i cannot express myself very good but i have an example : in the sound section in control panel you can make the right speaker louder or left (and such) and there is also an option for subwoofer but it wont make it louder... so basicly my question is can i make my subwoofer sound louder compared to the other speakers ?

A:Making Subwoofer Sound Louder

you could try messing with the EQ in your media player. boost the bass frequencies (125Hz and lower). i recommend against this though, you are changing what the music is supposed to sound like.

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Hello,
i have important question, which is annoying me all day yet. I really dont know what to do yet. I have problem with my 5.1 audio speakers ( Genius sw-hf 5.1 4500 ,230V-EU ) . I am daily using windows 10 and i had my speakers connected to pc as stereo /2xcinch to 3,5mm jack connected to line-out conector/ . Everything worked fine.

My speakers are 5.1 and this motherboard which i bought, has 7.1-CHannel, so i wanted connect my speakers as 5.1 system and use for gaming....
Problem is that SUBWOOFER IS NOT PLAYING. I tried couple times reinstall couple drivers from realtek or check and connect speakers different way but i still didnt figure it out and its really annyoing yet. I installed windows 7 on second HDD but even in win7 is not working too! When i am using stereo then is everything fine...

Right now i have connected my speakers like this :
-subwoofer+central by reduction (which i did buy specially because wasnt in package with speakers) 2xcinch-3,5mm jack connected to CS-Out
-rear same reduction connected to RS-Out
-front same reduction connected to Line-Out

In realtek HD Audio Manager i choosed 5.1 , when i was connecting speakers i ticked what i am connecting ,but when i connected front into Line-Out it didnt pop-up any window to confirm that speakers (but they are playing) ..

When i am ticking choice ,,swap center/subwoofer output, subwoofer is playing center sound and i feel basses, so subwoofer is working, its not physical y broken,.
I wan... Read more

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Hello
My brand new xps L501X arrived last week (Wednesday).
Since the first time i hit the startup button, i noticed a ticking sound from
the bottom subwoofer (2.1 JBL speakers + waves audio:
stereo speakers and subwoofer). I
updated all my drivers and bios and it’s still there. So did something go wrong in the assembly?
Or did I miss something? Someone with a simelar problem? 

 
Some observations:
There’s no steady pattern
It’s happens a few times a minute
No cell phones or whatsoever nearby ((tried it on different locations, still there)
It’s really annoying me
 
Thanks

A:xps L501X: Ticking sound from jbl subwoofer

I just received my new custom built L501X on Tuesday (30th Nov) and I have the exact same problem.  It is a minor clicking / popping noise that occurs seemingly at random whether I am on the desktop, running an application or even playing a game.  I noticed it first coming from the built in speakers but now have external speakers plugged in and can hear it coming though them as well.  Also when wearing headphones it is quite noticable so I have to assume it is something to do with the sound card.  It's not the worst thing in the world but as with any new expensive long term purchase like a laptop we want it to be as perfect as possible.
Same basic observations as the above post.  I have also tried disabling the built in mic as I figured this might be
causing some interference but popping noise still occurs.  One thing I have noticed is that the noise seems to occur much more frequently when I am navigating around "my computer" or when I am working in the control panel windows.  I also notice the popping noise just before the windows sound effect when I click to transition back or forth into folders and then it will always occur again 4 seconds after.
Aha....I think I might have actually just solved the problem while writing this!!  I have gone into control panel, sounds, and turned off the sound effect for "start navigation" and presto...I'm not hearing the click at all any more.  Will have to see if... Read more

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I am using XPS 15 L502X laptop. From 1st Jul 2016 my laptop subwoofer starts shuttering. I guess this is after Windows 10 upgrade patch. I tried to revert my patch upgrade but no luck. I guess my drivers are corrupt. 

Please let me know from where can I download its drivers or how to disable this JBL subwoofer? 

A:JBL subwoofer sound shuttering / fluttering

AshishDCXPS 15 L502X laptop
AshishDCWindows 10
AshishDCwhere can I download its drivers
Hello. Dell does not support Windows 8.1 or 10 on the XPS L502x model and cautions that you might lose some functionality if you do run Win10. There is no Dell-provided audio driver for your laptop with Windows 10.
However you should be able to install the Realtek audio driver for Windows 8 with no problem.
If there is a problem, try to install the driver with Compatibility mode:
1. Download and save the audio driver to your desktop or any convenient location on the hard drive.  2. Double click on the new folder to extract (unzip) the driver files.3. The extractor wizard will create a new folder for the driver files. It will be at "c:\dell\drivers\xxxxxx". Write down the exact location that the wizard creates. 4. If the driver begins to install automatically, halt (cancel) the installation.5. Browse to the driver files on the hard drive (the location you wrote down).6. Find the "setup.exe" file.7. Right click on setup.exe to open the context menu.8. Select the Properties.9. Select the Compatibility tab.10. Check the box "run this program in compatibility mode for Win8.
AshishDChow to disable this JBL subwoofer
I don't know if there is a way on your model or not. In one of the other threads that you posted on today, one of the moderators had posted an earlier reply saying that there is no way to disable. You could look through the BIOS settings. At la... Read more

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I setup a subwoofer to run from the pc from the orange hole to the sub via a 3.5mm to rca cable. I can't get it to play sound from any other program other than pandora, battlefield and youtube. VLC, netflix, mediamonkey all ignore the sub and don't use it. My speakers are connected to the computer through the green hole to the t amp (no sub out on the amp). I tried downloading my audio drivers but I get an error saying "can't find hd audio device". My motherboard is a gigabyte gaz77xd3h running on the latest f18i bios. When i was on 7 the drivers worked fine, but on 8.1 they don't install. I've tried the original version that came with the mobo and the most recent one and both don't work.

A:No sound in subwoofer when using mediamonkey, vlc, netflix

You apparently are trying to circumvent the speaker setup with the separate bass speaker. Audio systems are set up to feed audio based on how you have your speakers set up (e.g. 2.1 stereo , 5.1, etc). As you apparently have a 2.1 (or 2.0) speakers connected to the green speaker jack, what do you have the speaker type set as?

In multiple speaker setups such as a 4.1, 5.1, 7.1, etc although there are separate connections to the speaker jacks, its really controlled internally in the speaker system, not separate like you want to do it. What you are doing may work with some functions but its not the correct/legitimate setup.

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Subwoofer and Sound  issue :  Windows 8.1 pro all sound worked fine;  Windows 10 lots of issues with sound. I set system up to use stereo speakers left and right this works as expected tinny and unacceptable . Set up to use subwoofer in 2.1 speakers and using varied sources of sound is a mix bag as to what works. some sources voice is distorted through sub background sounds through left and right speakers while others sources no sub at all just tinny sound,  If I use edge to go online some sound is 2.1 as should be but others web site distorted or no sub. Use Acuradio no sub at all.  Use Homerun tv tuner few channels work ok with sub most distorted or no sub. use hdmi input from a rogers cable box no sub. use my own audio files no sub. wonder if that ___ HDCP crap  is at fault.  I Have tested with Beats audio control  and  just Windows 10 default audio no difference all updated drivers done spent hours on this issue.Totally unacceptable behavior using windows 10.   Good sound is a must including subwoofer on all sources as was case in windows 8.1. I bought this system because it had a dedicated Subwoofer output jack wish my HP laptop did.May 22 2016 only a few days for my option to revert back to windows 8.1 or will be stuck with Windows 10.  This is not a cheap or Old computer There should be no issues upgrading This system to windows 10 at this late date. I jus... Read more

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Hi,

I just upgraded my HP dv7-1135ea from Vista to Windows 7 RC and the speakers are not producing sound, only the reflex subwoofer at the base of the laptop is producing sound.

Is there something I can do to get the speakers working? While installing Windows 7, the installation complained of a compatibility issue with Quick Launch Buttons, could this be the reason for the abnormal behaviour and what can I do to rectify this?

Please help.

daysey

A:No Sound from speakers only from reflex subwoofer

Hi, greeneggsam, The OP was made on the 28th of may, I would call that some patience.

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Hi. I recently ordered a Frisby FS-5020BT, along with an Optimal Shop 5.1 external sound card. For some reason, stereo audio doesn't redirect low frequency sounds to the subwoofer channel and instead only utilizes the front left and right speakers. When playing 5.1 content, such as a Blu-Ray movie, all 5 channels and the subwoofer are used, like they are supposed to. When I run the sound test in audio playback devices options, the subwoofer does vibrate. Is there some driver I need to install to get stereo audio to utilize the subwoofer, or will I just have to get used to no real bass when playing music from YouTube? Any help is appreciated.

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A:Genius SW-5.1 1005 -- only getting sound from subwoofer and one speaker

You have no installation manual? What type of audio or sound card are you using to drive this new sound system?
 

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New 17 R3 delivered today.  No subwoofer.  Really subpar sound from working front speakers.  However, headphones work well and eq works great with them.
Is there a chance that the subwoofer isn't connected?  No sound at all coming from it.
Checked device manager and everything is fine.  Tried installing driver from Dell found in my account.  Still no subwoofer sounds at all, not even a crackle.
Seems weird for a new AW build to be missing subwoofer functionality.

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Hi everybody.

Well i have a stereo 5.1 system by Creative, version SBS 580.
When i first got the computer everything was fine, then my brother bought those headphones, so we didnt use the speakers at all.
so after about 1-2 years without use i plugged them in and tried to use them.
The problem occured was that only the subwoofer worked, none of the speaked did,
and the subwoofer only worked at the "Realtek HD Audio Manager" program.
I tried reading forums of creative, tried to connect the system to the computer in many ways, all of the ways give me the same result, only the subwoofer produces sound.
the way creative's guide say to connect the speakers is like that :
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The program that im using is "Realtek HD Audio Manager" :
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so when i play this play button, only the subwoofer makes the sound, non of the speakers. All of them are connected to the subwoofer correctly, they are turned on.
no technical problems.

Is it a driver's problem?

Please help me, Im exhausted...

A:Surround 5.1 problem, Only subwoofer produces sound

As the subwoofer also contains the amplifier(s) and routing of sound, I would suspect that is where the problem is.

You can verify that you are getting audio output from each of the three PC sound connections by hooking a headset to each output and playing audio. If you hear audio (it will only be that channel) from each output then that isolates the problem to the speaker system. On the other hand, if you do not hear audio from all the jacks, make sure 5.1 is set in the Sound Panel, playback section. Click on the speakers icon to highlight it and then click on the Configure button and select 5.1. If that doesn't fix it, reinstall the PC Vendor or motherboard if its a home built system, RealTek audio drivers. They will work better than non-Vendor drivers.

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I recently bought a creative 5.1 sound system for my pc, but every now and then (usually when a new screen opens) the sub woofer makes a noise.
Ive tried several things and I think ive narrowed it down to windows sound effect or sound card.The sound effect is when there is a screen change which is being detected and played by the bass woofer. I'm not sure where I would find this in the control panel I have looked and cant see where to disable.
Regarding the sound card, if your monitor has built in speakers and your sound card is getting confused between the different systems.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance
 

A:Sound issue -- noise coming from subwoofer

I think you can find all the Windows sounds under Control Panel->Sound->Sounds tab. You can select a system sound and then hit the Play button (it's the right arrow button) to play and hear it through your speakers. Don't know why you're having the problem but is one way to check system sound playback
 

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Hi Guys!

I hope I'll get an useful answer here!

My problem is that i don't get any bass out of my subwoofer, my system (as i configurate) recognizes my subwoofer, but as soon as i listen to music there's no sound coming out of it!
My other speakers work, but only the bass is missing!

I wanted to install the console launcher from CD, but in Setup windows said "couldn't find any compatible hardware. Setup will be closed"

But i do not find any latest console launcher in Creative technical support, that's compatible with my Live 24 bit soundcard.

I started this thread, because i couldn't contact any other user who's problem was solved ^^

Greetz from Germany
Mitch

A:Creative Sound Blaster Live 24 Bit - No Subwoofer

Problem solved

i just downloaded and installed this supportpack!
hell yeah it works

SB P17X Series Support Pack 2.0 (07/31/2009) - Aud... - Creative Labs

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Hey all,

I have a Sony Vaio VGN-FW. At first, the only problem I had was no bass. I could hear the tremble fine, but no bass at all. I started clicking around under some sound settings and no I have no music at all however, when I "test" the speakers, I hear the test noise going off.

How do I fix this? Thanks!

A:My laptop has sound but isn't playing music - help!

Tony, what are you using to play music and you can verify that NO mute feature is on, be it within the music player or the PC itself?

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And it's not just the laptop speakers - it doesn't work when I put headphones in either.

I opened up audacity and as it was loading, all my sound that was playing cut out. I system restored my laptop and it was fixed, and thought it crashing with audacity was just a coincedence, so I reopened audacity. The sound stopped working again. I uninstalled audacity, that didn't work, so system restored it again but this time that didn't work either. I tried an even earlier date but it still didn't work.

Help please?
Thanks x

p.s. i'm not really technical so I apoligize in advance, ty.
 

A:Laptop stopped playing sound?

Hi Sarahbbb!

What's the model of your laptop? (It's usually on a sticker on the bottom side, something like "Dell Dimension L6203")
 

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The sound will not play through the speakers, I went into sound settings and all it says it HDMI audio And headphone audio no Laptop Audio Please Help -CrazyesticGa

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Hi All,
recently after installing windows 8 my subwoofer has started producing crackling sounds when playing any video or music..i went through many similar posts on this forum but none helped...i reinstalled my windows 7 64bit provided by Dell itself and installed all the updated drivers...still its producing the same crackling sound.
it very irritating and also this laptop's one of the fascinating feature was subwoofer..i want it working can anyone help me with this??
and i expect Dell to go through this once.

A:Dell XPS15 L502X subwoofer crackling sound

akm151i reinstalled my windows 7 64bit provided by Dell itself and installed all the updated drivers...still its producing the same crackling sound.
Hello. Have you listened for the crackling through headphones? If the noise is not in the 'phones, only in the speaker, then probably the speaker needs to be replaced. This is particularly likely if the issue happens with both Win7 and 8, and with different audio drivers.

You can find the instructions for replacing the speaker on page 75 of the XPS L502x Service Manual.

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Hi,

I have Sound Blaster Live! 24-bit external. I've installed Win7 beta drivers from creative. com (1.01.0092). But no sound is comming form subwoofer. When I open creative audio control panel I don't have bass redirection tab, like in WinXP. Did anyone have the same problem?
Thanks

A:Sound Blaster Live! 24-bit external - dead subwoofer

I also do not have any sound from my subwoofer when I play normal music. When I'm watching TV and the station supports 5.1 sound then all is ok. It's only stereo musik where it does not work.

Any ideas?

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Hello.After upgrade to Win 10 x64 sound only from subwoofer. No sound from front speakers. I tried reinstall audio drivers but have no success.Pls help.

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I bought the plantronics .Audio 335 studio headphones, but when I plugged them in, it screwed up my sound. My compute'rs sound is now playing through both the headphones AND the laptop speakers. After unplugging it and trying again a couple times, I gave up and decided to just use my old headphones.

Except for the sound still played through both the headphones and laptop speakers.

Distraught, I restarted my computer. When that didn't work, I restored my system to a point I made yesterday. Still no luck. I've been scrounging google for a few hours now, and nothing is helping. Any ideas? I REFUSE to refresh my system and reinstall all of my programs again.

This is urgent. I'm a freelance musician and require headphones for my work.

A:Sound playing through both laptop speakers and headphones

Have you tried with and without the microphone adapter? In your sound device manager see if there is a setting you can change when the headphones are plugged in.

Something in settings like this:

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   Hello. I have a Toshiba l505-s  5988   that I recently upgraded from windows 8 to windows 10 with no issues. Everything has worked fine. Suddenly yesterday my sound stopped working. The sound bars show there's sound playing, but there isn't. No it isnt muted anywhere. I have ran Microsoft's troubleshooter, but it finds no problem. I tried system restoring, but it still didn't fix it. I have uninstalled all audio drivers (2 drivers under AUDIO- microphone, speakers + 1 alternate "stereo mix"; 1 under SOUND/VIDEO; 1 under SYSTEM DEVICES "High Def Audio Controller") & tried even installing them straight from Toshiba's support site & from Realteks support site. By default it shows 1component under " playback", 2 components under " recording" so I've tried every combination of defaults & which is disabled, and only get the same result. I've had this same odd thing happen 1 other time a few years ago with I think my old hp laptop (possibly this one instead), and I know I tried so many billion of weird things that I do not remember at all what fixed it. Could anybody PLEASE help?
 
P.S. Headphone jack has never worked so I cannot try it. Also laptop stays stationary so nothing internal should have came loose
 
SUMMARY OF WHAT IVE TRIED
Isnt muted
microsoft troubleshooter found no problem
system restore didn't fix it
updated drivers (which had no updates)
uninstalled drivers & reinstalled from Toshiba & from Realtek
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Hi,

This is the first time I've posted on this forum so pleas be patient with me.

Used HiJackThis to scan my computer to find the potential cause of the sound ads on my laptop that runs with XP.

This is the resulting log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 13:28:06, on 12/08/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.17055)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\ArcSoft\Connection Service\Bin\ACService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgchsvx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgrsx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\Program Files\IObit\IObit Security 360\IS360srv.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgnsx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\Common Framework\FrameworkService.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\NICCONFIGSVC\NICCONFIGSVC.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\NLSSRV32.EXE
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A:Unwanted sound advertisements playing on laptop

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When i connected by head phones , i am hearing sound from laptop speakers as well as from head phones. So please help me to overcome this issues with your guidence. Thanks for thr help.

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Hey,

I am looking to buy a subwoofer that I can connect to my Dell Inspiron 15 Laptop at home. I can't afford to spend over 100 so I found this one http://www.amazon.co.uk/Yamaha-NXE700BL-Bass-Reflex-Speaker-System/dp/tech-data/B001K9P2S0/ref=de_a_smtd . I was wondering whether I would be able to connect this subwoofer to my laptop as for I know some laptops can get damaged if they are connected to too powerful speakers.

Any help would be much appreciated and also if you know any other good subwoofers that can be connected to laptops and are under 100 please let me know.

Thanks
 

A:Subwoofer - Laptop help?

Hi remaldinio, and welcome to TSG.

You would need a separate amplifier to use that speaker with your computer. You would be better off getting a full set of amplified speakers that include a sub-woofer.

EDIT: By the way, the speaker in your link is not a sub-woofer.
 

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Hi all this is my first post here..

First of all I have an Acer 5943G model laptop. I have a weird issue since yesterday when I upgraded from Windows 7 to 10. Everything is working fine except that all sound is coming from the subwoofer speaker beneath the laptop instead of the R L speakers above the keyboard.

I have downloaded and updated the latest Realtek HD Audio drivers etc and have gone through the sound settings time and time again to ensure that everything is right. Everything is indeed right in the settings so I really don't know what else I can do to be able to fix this problem. I know this is not a hardware issue because the speakers were working fine on Windows 7.

I have also plugged in my headphones to test the sound that way and it works as it should, I do get stereo sound on my headphones.

Any suggestion is greatly appreciated as I really don't know how to fix this after spending hours on it.
Thanks in advance.
 

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Hi everyone,

4 months ago freezing problems started with my laptop and running chkdsk and hdd regenator repaired bad sectors and this relieved my pc health making it better than before, but not totally sufficient.

However in the past 2 months I am suffering from a new set of freezing issues which occur so often and i could not manage to solve or get any improvement. Basically, it happens
1)every 20-40mins and freezing lasts about 5minutes. if I am playing a music video on a website, then the speaker would be forcing itself to play the music for less than a minute which would be heard as buzzing, and then it will stop.
2) Same type of freezing also occurs when a game is open while all browsers and music players are closed in the background.
3) In rare occasions no freezing occurs but skype crashes during a voice call giving an error related to shockwave. I believe this could be a related problem but not sure.

here some more info:
-graphics driver is updated to latest version and downgrading back to the older versions did not help
-no disk errors could be found using chkdsk and hdd regenarator scans/repairs
-Uninstalling flash player and installing/upgrading to the latest version did not work
-cleaning cache using ccleaner, diskdefragmenting using popular softwares, or running popular computer care taker softwares did not help.
-windows 7 has the latest updates.

my computer info are:

Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
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A:laptop freezes and buzzing sound if playing a music

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System - Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
Motherboard - Gigabyte GA-880GMA-UD2H
Sound - Realtek on motherboard
Speakers - Altec AVS300

My problem is that I cannot figure out how to get sound playing from my left speaker and also the subwoofer. It worked fine on my previous Win XP system.
As far as I can tell only the right speaker works.

The Altec systen has 2 speakers and a subwoofer with 1 leads that plugs into the motherboard. I used the Green connector on the back of the motherboard.

The realtek HD Audio Manager does not a a 2 speaker plus subwoofer configuration.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks.

A:Realtek no sound in left speaker or subwoofer using Altec AVS300 speak

I think your stereo cable has the problem, try connect with your TV or ipod and see if both speakers and subwoofer are working or not. If not, then you may have to buy a stereo cable. Hope this helps

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I have been having an issue recently with my Windows 8 HP laptop (i'm not too sure of the exact model at the moment) where it'll just stop playing videos (whether if streamed through the internet such as you tube or if played on the actual computer as a downloaded video) or the sound for said videos just won't play. The problem can usually be temporarily fixed by restarting my computer but it gets annoying to restart my computer constantly because a video is not playing or the sound is not working so I am trying to see if there is a permanent solution. Adobe flash player is up to date and the problem has been occurring before and after I updated flash player. Thanks to anyone who takes their time to read this a possibly attempt to help. If any more information is needed please do not be afraid to ask and thank you for helping.

A:Windows 8 HP laptop suddenly stops playing videos/sound

As the problem is both video and sound, this is more than just an "audio" problem (this forum section),

Any Flash type video/audio (such as YouTube) is related to the Flash player (and there are many reported similar problems).
A complete uninstall of the Flash Player, restart the PC and then a new install of the Flash player helps in some cases.
Here is the link to the Flash Player Uninstaller and instructions. Click Me

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I recently bought an Acer Aspire 7738G laptop with Windows 7. After a day or two the speakers (in fact i think it was the internal subwoofer) started to make a loud grinding noise which was intermittant but which became increasingly prevalent. It seemed sometimes to be brought on by my going online or somethin like that whilst music was playing, but sometimes started on it's own. Thinking it was a hardware problem I changed my laptop for exactly the same model. Unfortunately however after a few days exactly the same thing has started to happen.

I don't think I am the only one to have had this problem (see link below) and I wonder if it's aproblem with Windows 7 and Acer internal subwoofers. I am not a techy and all I can think to do is to take this laptop back and get a non Acer one. I'd rather not go through all that again (transferring itunes alone is a pain let alone getting the computer to perform in the shop).

Please let me know therefore if there is a simple fix to save me the trouble.

A:Acer laptop subwoofer noise with windows 7

Yea a lot of us acer users have had this although the latest drivers seem to have repaired most of it so if you havent got the lastest realtek drivers i would head over there and get them latest is 2.37 i believe, also take a read through this thread Realtek, Windows 7 64RTM Crackle/static/popping good luck.

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Hi Lenovo and everyone, I have two issues with the sound of my Y700-15ISK:I.When any Realtek driver is installed that includes support for the subwoofer, a high pass filter is applied on the main stereo speakers, making sound poorer and more mono-like, especially with enhanced bass using an equalizer.(High pass filter removes low bass frequencies from the main stereo speakers.)(When the default Microsoft driver is installed that does not have subwoofer support, no high pass filter is applied on the main stereo speakers.)Is there a way to disable the high pass filter? I would like bass to come from the main stereo speakers as well. I see no such option on any of the available GUIs, is there such an option from a Command Line Interface?If there is no such option currently, could you put this option in a subsequent driver release, or simply remove the high pass filter from the driver?If you do not have the resources to do so, could you enable us to modify the driver source code and create a custom driver without high pass filter? I am sure the community would love the enhanced music coming from this and similar laptops using the updated driver.(Win 10 or Win7) II.Only on Win7:Subwoofer is out of sync with the main stereo speakers resulting in echo.Happens using Lenovo's Win7 64-bit, Win10 64-bit, and Realtek's generic driver as well. Could you guys fix this? Does anyone have a solution for these? Thanks,Andras

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