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Yoga 370 mute speakers problem

Q: Yoga 370 mute speakers problem

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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Yoga 370: I found some older forum threads about this but hope that this has been addressed by Lenovo lately - sorry if there are new threads that I've missed. I have swapped the Ctrl and Fn keys' functionalities in BIOS. Now I wonder if it's possible to replace those two keys with new original Lenovo keycaps with matching labels, i.e. a "Ctrl" labeled key cap at the current "Fn"-key's place and vice versa. Or are label stickers still the only option? Thanks.  

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When i plug my headphones into the front panel creative console changes from 5.1 to headphones but it doesn't mute my speakers and auto mute speakers option is checked. Is this because speakers are through optical to a logitech z5500? Also is optical out the best way to send sound to the z5500's?

A:Headphones mute speakers problem

I have optical connection to a Z5500 too, didn't have a problem with a Creative card before and now an on-board Realtek.

Try changing console mode, un-check the option, try re-plugging and then check again. You can also try re-installing console.

I like optical, it seems clearer, fuller and louder (at least to my ears). One set back is if you are doing audio creation, then all the encoding and decoding induce latency in sound.

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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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My external speakers work but my internal ones stay muted.  I have re-installed all drivers (Realtek) & problem won't go away. Also tried system restore & system scan shows no problem. 


Dell  inspiron 7737OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8.1, 64 bitProcessor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4500U CPU @ 1.80GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 69 Stepping 1Processor Count: 4RAM: 16282 MbGraphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M, -2048 MbHard Drives: C: Total - 952889 MB, Free - 497561 MB;Motherboard: Dell Inc.,Antivirus: Norton Security, Updated and Enabled

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I have a new Twinhead Durabook D15TS running Windows XP Pro, with a Realtek audio device.

When I insert the headphone plug into the jack, my speakers continue to play. This defeats the purpose of headphones.

I called Twinhead (now Gamma Tech). The tech tested his headphones on a laptop identical to mine and it worked properly. This was no help.

I've tried 4 different sets of headphones, all do not mute the speakers. I've searched the web, and I can see this isn't a random problem, it happens quite frequently, and no one's been able to fix it.

I'm curious as to what the genius' here think. Thanks for your time.

A:Headphones don't mute speakers

There is a set of contacts inside the headphone jack that are supposed to disconnect the internal speakers when you insert the headphone plug. Your laptops jack may be defective or damaged...

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OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Genuine Intel(R) CPU T2300 @ 1.66GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 14 Stepping 8
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2037 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 945GM Express Chipset Family, 224 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 95385 MB, Free - 10646 MB;
Motherboard: FUJITSU, TRUFF01
Antivirus: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2012, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

When I plug in my headphones, my internal speakers in my laptop do not mute. I can no longer listen in privacy.

Any suggestions?



A:cannot mute internal speakers

That's often caused by a faulty headphone jack on the laptop. When you plug headphones in, a spring-clip inside the jack is moved to one side by the jack-plug. This "breaks" the sound-signal circuit to the speakers. That spring clip is probably distorted or snapped.

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I have had this Thinkpad P50 since January and it has been functioning perfectly however starting roughly 3 weeks ago the speakers have been stuck on permanent mute. The mute key on the keyboard is permanently lit and if pressed the windows sound display switches from mute to unmute however the key stays lit. Headphone used with the audio jack as well as usb work perfectly and sound plays from other speakers(television) when using an HDMI cable. It seems the only thing effected is the laptops speakers.Things I have tried:I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling the audio drivers twice.I have switched the laptop off and on again mutiple times.I am running Windows 10 which is up to date.I have made sure the audio is set to play out of the laptops speakers.I have run the playback diagnostics in order to try solve this to no avail.Any help would be greatly appreciated.Thank you

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I'm on my Phillips Laptop, and it's been through a bit of a saga after a failed installation of ubuntu, I had to do a clean install of windows xp sp3 and then get all the bits and pieces working again. The audio has been my biggest headache, and now this is the situation. After installing realtek ac'97 audio driver, and realtek HD audio driver, the sound came through speakers, hooray! Now whenever I plug in my headphones, the speakers don't mute. There is sound coming through both the headphones and the speakers. When I plug in the headphones, the realtek audio manager (which I would like to be rid of without losing my audio, but for some reason do this) recognises that the headphones have been plugged in with a popup, so sound comes through the headphones, but the speakers don't change volume at all. I've been looking round the internet to try and find a solution to this, to no avail. I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling the audio drivers countless times, going into audio properties and changing the speakers to headphones, nothing has worked so far. Really hoping someone here might finally have a solution.

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HP ENVY 23 TouchSmart All-in-one OCProduct No: H3Z81AA#ABAModel No. 23-d027cWindows 10 The following is a screen shot of my sound playback setting. We tried (1) Windows sound troubleshoot, (2)  uninstall/install sound driver, (3) plug headphone to the sound jack on the side or at the line-out at the back. Unfortunately, nothing worked to fix the problem. Please advise a fix. Thank you!   

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I am using my computers recorder to record audio that comes out of the speakers. It is a rather long recording. In order to be sure the volume of the recording is loud enough, the speakers need to be turned way up.

Is there a way to not hear it on the outside? Because there are other people around and they don't want to hear it.

Thanks for any help.

Just a thought: If I plug headphones into my computer would that do the trick?

A:Can I mute speakers while recording the audio?

EvasAudio said:

I am using my computers recorder to record audio that comes out of the speakers. It is a rather long recording. In order to be sure the volume of the recording is loud enough, the speakers need to be turned way up.

Is there a way to not hear it on the outside? Because there are other people around and they don't want to hear it.

Thanks for any help.Click to expand...

I'd think you could crank it up as loud as needed but UNplug the speakers.
Ignore that. I mis read your post.

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After one of the windows updates, when I insert headphone the speakers will not shut off.  I can hear the sounds in both the speakers and the headphones,  I tried upgrading and downgrading the device drivers and there has been no change.  ANy help will be appreciated

A:speakers won't mute after inserting headphones

frankxcid wrote:After one of the windows updates, when I insert headphone the speakers will not shut off.  I can hear the sounds in both the speakers and the headphones,  I tried upgrading and downgrading the device drivers and there has been no change.  ANy help will be appreciatedHi, Right click on the speaker icon in taskbar and select volume control options. put a check mark on "All devices currently playing sound". Make sure you have "The default communication device unchecked". place a check mark on both speakers and headphones. Regards

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got a new 'puter 3 months ago compaq cq1120uk running windows 7 . now my usb connected speakers just mute at random. I first thought I had turned them off accidently but when I opened the small window to turn them on again they were switching on/off without me doing anything . I am a gamer so this is really annoying. compaq/hp have no answers for this problem so you guys are my last hope .
Please help! Thank-you

A:Solved: speakers mute at random

It could be a problem with insufficient power at the USB ports if the speakers are USB-powered, a problem which doesn't affect speakers plugged into an internal sound adapter. If that is the problem, you can solve it by buying a mains-powered USB Hub which plugs into a mains power socket, then plug your speakers into the USB ports on the hub.

Mains-powered USB hubs are like this example: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Port-Mains-Power-Supply-Cable/dp/B002LPVO66

Just make sure a mains-adapter is supplied with it, as I've seen some which are mains-capable but no mains-adapter is supplied.

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This morning my Satellite Pro C50-A-1E4 suddenly stopped muting the speakers when headphones are inserted. Previous posts resolved this via a Realtek control panel which is not on my particular system.

Hoping the fix is as easy just can't find where to set the right parameters.

A:Satellite Pro C50-A - speakers don't mute when headphones are in


Usually when you connect headphones in sound properties > playback speakers should be off and headphones must be shown as active.
Connect the headphones and try to change these settings manually. Does it works properly when you do this?

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How can I mute the speakers when headphones are connected?
I couldn’t find this option in Windows Device Manager nor in Realtek (‘Headphones’ doesn’t appear in both).

Thank you.

A:Mute Speakers when Headphones are connected

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It's really a weird problem.The speakers of Laptop don't mute even after I plug in the headphones.If the volume level is increased or decreased by Windows XP's volume control,both the speaker and the headphones are responding accordingly.Please show me a way out!!

A:Speakers don't mute even after plugging in headphones

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I tried following provided option in other post but didn't resolve my issue in windows 10 Try the following steps to see if they resolve your issue. 1. Right click on sound icon in system tray select playback devices2. Click speakers (not your headphones) if not your default device make it your default device3. Click on the recording tab4. Click on stereo mix right click properties5. Go to the listen tab6. Playback through this device make sure your headphones are not selected7. Repeat process for your headphones making sure playback is not through speakers as well

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How can I mute the speakers when headphones are connected?
I couldn?t find this option in Windows Device Manager nor in Realtek (?Headphones? doesn?t appear in both).

Here is My Computer Specs:

OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise, Service Pack 1, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU G860 @ 3.00GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3488 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, 1552 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 476837 MB, Free - 455119 MB;
Motherboard: Intel Corporation, DH61HO

Thank you.

A:Mute Speakers when Headphones are connected

The default, normally is to mute the speakers when headphones are plugged in.

The option is in my RealTek HD Audio Manager, Advanced Settings.

See these two pictures.

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- How do I mute the laptop speakers while still getting sound out of my headphones? So even if I pull my headphones out, still no sound comes out of the speakers.

- As a laptop user, you know that most of the time we work in quite areas such as libraries. When you accidentally pull the headphones jack out, your music blasts causing a lot of unnecessary disturbance.

Dell Inspiron 5150, Windows XP, SigmaTel Audio C-Major.

- YES. It was for the past 3 years until a few days a go. I say this because I used to achieve this by checking the 1 PC spk Mute checkbox under ADVANCED in the Volume Control panel. I recently had to reinstall the SigmaTel driver and now when I check the 1 PC spk Mute checkbox, It mutes EVERYTHING including the headphones.

- Rolling back SigmaTel driver: not possible since the original was uninstalled.
- Installing the SigmaTel driver from the dell website
- Installing the SigmaTel driver from the drivers CD
- Searching the net. Most results suggested checking the PC spk Mute checkbox, but as mentioned earlier, now it mutes my headphones as well.
Any suggestions are welcome and very much appreciated. Thank you.


PS: I accidentally posted this in the Windows/NT/XP section so I apologize for reposting.

A:How to MUTE laptop speakers, but NOT headphones

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I found HP Elitebook speaker is blaring after headphones are connected so everyone can hear. I got the manual on the internet and it shows a second speaker which has a larger surface area but claims it will mute as soon as headphones are connected.  As this is not happening what could be wrong?  PS I have to install drivers but from the HP website which provides more than 100 drivers i am not sure what is important.  I assume these drivers are for different submodels? Like 20 software drivers-something like that? Surely we dont need them all?  I am wondering if I wont have this problem if i had the all right drivers? 

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my mute button is always on, i have tried all things like to update the drivers, reinstalling them. playback i also not showing any option. i have restored my laptop also 

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On My ENVY23 touchsheen when I plug in my Headphones the speakers won't mute.Listed are the things I tryed . Please Help1.Several new head phones 2. Computer sherch for trouble.3. Down loaded updates to drivers

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Seen some posts here in Sound & Audio section regarding this topic.

What is the Universal Windows 7 method to do this ^(see title)^ regardless of hardware or drivers used?

Edit: Looking for default Windows method to control this function. (Registry or other)

A:Windows 7 64Bit, Speakers Audible or Mute when Headphones in use.

The default on most is mute the speakers when headset is plugged in. Some sound hardware, such as Realtek, have options to mute the speakers when a headset is plugged in or not to mute the speakers.

I assume this is your question.

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For quite a while now i've been using a pair of USB Speakers.
I had it set so my games came out my speakers and my Team speak Voice chat came through my headset.
I recently decided to swap back to my Creative speakers, but now i have an issue.

When i plug my speakers and headphones in the Realtek HD Audio Manager is only detecting one device. (Muting my speakers when my headphones are plugged in) I've managed to get them both working at the same time but due to the fact it's only detecting one of them i can't organize / change which programs use which.

I remember at one point in the past when using these that i selected ''Mute rear speakers when front pannel is in use'' but now i can't seem to find this option?

I've looked at a few forums that say ''Go into Device advanced settings'' and even seen a screen shot of someone pointing out that it's at the top right on the Realtek HD Audio Manager, but on mine that option is not there and nor can i find it!

Any and all help would be lovely! Thanks <3

Attached is a screen shot of what my Realtek HD Audio Manager looks like with BOTH Headphones and Speakers connected.

A:Realtek HD Audio Manager ''Mute Rear Speakers'' HELP

My RealTek HD manager has a "Device Advanced Settings" option which allows how the headphone/speakers act. Yours does not appear to have this option. Some Vendors include this and others do not, and using the generic RealTek sound drivers instead of the PC Vendor (or motherboard on a custom built system) drivers does not always work or work correctly.

Using USB audio devices is a separate function and the reason it worked with the USB device.

My RealTek Manager:

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Asus M4A78-EM motherboard using Realtek drivers from Asus site.

The front headphone jack did not work until I installed the Realtek drivers from the Asus site.

Actually they didnt work until I checked on Disable Front Panel Detection. That got it going but the rear speakers are still playing.

Mute the Rear Output Device When Front Input Is Plugged In is checked on.

From what I've read this is simply a result of having the front audio panel set up as AC97 instead of HDA. 5 wires versus 7(or is it 9)

I'll include some pics. First one is how the wires are currently configured and the second is a page from the manual.

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With 2 extra pins on the left end of the front audio board not being used I'm wondering what they might be for? Are they not used or would running 2 wires from those pins to the Presence and Sense_send connectors on the audio header on the mb do anything.

Or are there an extra 4 wires used on an HDA front panel? Presence, Sense_send, Sense1_Retur and Sense2_Retur.


A:Front headphone jack does not mute rear speakers

Hi FrostyWinnipeg and welcome to Windows 7 Forums

Have a look at this: AC'97 and HD audio front panel layouts

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I have a T470p and if I open a youtube video, then a constant static/high pitched noise starts coming from my speakers, even if I stop the video it will continue for some time, but if I mute it stops. But its not affected by volume, so nomatter if windows is at 10% or 100% volume the static noise volume is the same. If I plug in a minijack headset the noise also stops Is there any way to fix this or should I just call warrenty support? Product number: 20J60018M

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As it stands right now, my Creative Soundblaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio Card will not allow me to plug in my headphones via the front panel of my desktop. (This makes sense, as the onboard audio solution was disabled upon installation of the card.)

Thinking that this would only be a minor setback, I purchased a simple Y audio cable that enabled me to plug in both the speakers and the headphones at the same time.

Unfortunately, this does *not* work as well as I intended. (It merely reduces the output of each, while simultaneous emitting sound. Nothing is muted.) Furthermore, it seems I can not get my card to actually *detect* the headphones. Whenever I insert them, it still tells me I have a 2.1 system installed.

Is there anything I can do about this?

A:Creative SB X-Fi: Speakers refuse to mute upon inserting headphones.

Have you tried changing the front panel headphone/mic jacks from the Integrated audio (connection on the motherboard) to a connection on the SoundBlaster? I know that is not possible on some factory PC's (older Dell's had this problem) but on others they have a standard HD audio connection on the motherboard and in those models you can unplug it from the motherboard and connect it to the sound card (in this case the SoundBlaster).

Check the Lenovo documentation on this model and see if there is a separate cable that you can move to the SoundBlaster.

If this is not possible, and you have an open 3 1/2" bay or a 5 1/4" bay (a CD drive bay) you can buy an I/O panel that will give you the headphone/mic capability from the SoundBlaster.

There should be adapters available at places such as www.newegg.com or www.compusa.com

Here is one that I found doing a google search: FRONTX - FRONT PANEL COMPUTER PORT ( front usb, front ieee 1394 connector, etc )

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So here is something I have always been wondering...
You plug in your headphones...turn the music up really loud...
you forget your wearing them...walk away...the headphones unplug...
computer switches to speaker and scares the shit out of everyone in the house...

Is there a way to "Mute" the Laptop speakers...but allow the HeadPhone devices to remain unchanged...so that when you unplug it...it just goes mute...

Especially while watching porn or something this would be really usefull...LOL

A:Mute Laptop Speakers... without muting Head Phone Devices?

Open Sounds in Control Panel, go to Playback tab, right click on your speakers go to Properties, go to Levels tab and click on the little speaker to mute.

Check your Computer manual you may have some keyboard shortcuts to mute them.


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I have a new Dell XPS 8900 I7 6700 running Windows 10 that is working fine. The only issue is; when headphones are plugged into the top headphone jack the external speakers do not mute. When I plug in the headphones a dropdown box appears “Which Device Did You Plug In” with the choices “Headphones”, “Front Speaker Out”, “SkullCandy Headphones”, and “Dell Speaker Out”. The “Front Speaker Out” choice is immediately highlighted. Now both the headphones and the speakers of my Dell A525 speaker/subwoofer both have full audio output. Now if I select the “Headphones”, “SkullCandy Headphones”, or “Dell Speaker Out” the audio of both the headphone and the speakers is muted.
I have the Dell A525 speaker/subwoofer’s Green plug plugged into the Green “Front Speaker Out” jack. When I plug or unplug the headphone plug a pop up visual message appears. On every other desktop, laptop and any other audio device I have used will mute the speakers when you plug in the headphones. Was curious if there was a resolution to this issue? Any thoughts would be appreciated.

A:XPS 8900 I7 6700: When headphones plugged in the external speakers do not mute

Along those same lines...I don't yet have speakers (first non-laptop in a while) I tried to plug in my headphones in front port to get audio but it wouldn't play in the headphones.  Even after selecting headphones from the box mentioned "Which Device Did You Plug In"

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The microphone mute button doesn't actually seem to mute my microphone. But after several weeks of trouble shooting my WiDi display, I found the source of my audio problem. The external display gets muted when using the microphone mute setting. Not sure why they are related. Intel WiDi speakers also don't appear muted under playback devices and shows an audio signal but nothing comes out of the external display. 

A:W540 Microphone mute button mutes WiDi Speakers

Thanks man, i went through all the troubleshooting to try fix the WiDI, and the issue was coming from the microphone.Thanks

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There is a reverberating sound when the sound of the speakers is incresed. Very frsustrating since the speakers were one of Lenovo's unique selling propositions for this laptop.Another problem is the noisy fan which seems to work non-stop although no other program is working besides the browser and the bottom is quite hot. Nothing like the reviews I have watched. 

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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 X1 Yoga (3rd Gen with new i7-8650U chip) will only connect to an external monitor via HDMI when the computer has just completed a fresh power cycle.  If the connection is lost for any reason (laptop is put to sleep or switched to "Project" to "PC Only"), when attempting to go back to the external monitor connected via an HDMI cable ("Project" to "Duplicate" or "Extend"), the monitor is not recognized and cannot be found (Windows 10 display function shows there is no external monitor). NBD service has replaced the mother board and I've updated all of the latest drivers and continue to have the same problem. Separately, the keyboard mute/unmute feature does not always operate (pressing the key will not toggle the mute/unmute light and the computer will not go between mute/unmute). Thanks,Jim

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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 have been chasing threads trying to find solutions to this.  Found a clue, was directed to the power management driver thread as a possible solution, was told it was not as I was on Windows 10 and was told to start a new thread.  So here it is.Very frustrating as none of my other brands of laptops have issues wth actual buttons working after an update....however Lenovos do.  Here is the situation that occurred after most likely a Windows 10 update. However I cannot be sure it was not a Lenovo update or a Lenovo update hidden in a windows 10 udpate.  All I know is my volume buttons don't work correctly now.  Some specifics.... Holding the function key and hitting escape toggles the fn behaviour.However the light on the mute button never goes off although it does mute and Un mute the volume. It also brings up the onscreen volume display which you can touch and change volume crudely.However while the mute button toggles muting the volume....Although the light stays on....the volume up and down buttons also mute and unmute vs. raising and lowering volume!!!I saw the comment that in windows 10 these buttons are controlled by windows. However not sure why only lenovo has issues with their functions keys after oem or Windows updates.Thanks for any help.BJBBJB

A:Volume Buttons have stopped working correctly on S3 Yoga 14 after Win10 or Lenovo update (they mute)

Can you please provide the "System Model" and "BIOS Version/Date" exactly as they appear in msinfo32.exe?  Thanks!

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Mute button light indicator (red) on keyboard wont turn on when i press it. The function itself works though. light just doesnt show.

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A:mute botton light indicator wont turn on on my laptop. mute ...

Hi, Try the following. Download the IDT Audio installer on the link below and save it to your Downloads folder. http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp63501-64000/sp63555.exe When done, hold down the Windows key and press R Into the Run window, type devmgmt.msc and hit enter. In Device Manager, expand Sound, Video and Game Controllers.  Right click the IDT device and select Uninstall - you should also get a prompt to remove the current driver, tick the box to allow this and then proceed with the uninstall. When complete, download and reinstall the Chipset driver on the following link. http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp63001-63500/sp63408.exe When the Chipset reinstallation has completed, shutdown the notebook. Unplug the AC Adapter and then remove the battery.  Hold down the Power button for 30 seconds.  Re-insert the battery and plug in the AC Adapter. Tap away at the esc key as you start the notebook to launch the Start-up Menu and then select f10 to enter the bios menu.  Press f9 to load the defaults ( this is sometimes f5, but the menu at the bottom will show the correct key ), use the arrow keys to select 'Yes' and hit enter.  Press f10 to save the setting and again use the arrow keys to select 'Yes' and hit enter. When windows has reloaded, open your Downloads folder, right click on the IDT installer and select 'Run as Administrator' to start the installation.  When this has completed,... Read more

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The light on this button has always been dark when volume was on, and orange during mute.  This condition seems to have started with recent, unknown update.   Don't know if it is a keyboard issue or sound driver issue.  Can't find drivers for either on HP drive download site.

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Hi, recently I bought a new keyboard with multimedia keys
Model : Microsoft Wireless keyboard 1000
All the keys are working fine, I also installed the latest drivers and Intellitype Pro to the correct OS i'm using.
However, when I press the mute/unmute button, the volume bar shows up, but does not actually mute. It seems like it flashed the mute symbol for half a second but it still just stay unmute. I tried using the default Microsoft sound driver and the latest Realtek sound driver but still no luck.
I also tried turning HID services on and off but still the same
BUT, I remember the mute button WORKING until a few days ago.

I don't know if it is due to the Windows Update, or something to do with my motherboard driver or something else. The roll back driver option is greyed out in Device Manager so I don't assume that is the problem..

I'm currently using:
Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
Microsoft Wireless Keyboard 1000
YAMAHA speakers YST-M15 (really old model)
Realtek High Definition Audio Driver
ASUS M3A78-EM Motherboard

I'm really confused because if all the multimedia keys are working then it should not be a driver problem. If the volume up/down is working then it should not be speaker problem. It is ONLY the mute button that is not working.
Thanks in advance for any replies.

A:Responding to Keyboard Mute button, but does not mute?

nvm problem solved
since im using old speakers i installed AC'97 drivers and it works now

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unMute/mute button keeps coming on/Off.  Just started after 2 years of using the ThinkPad E4 31 and dragonVoice recognition.  So basically prior to Tuesday, May 31 I never had the icons pop on and off on the screen and now it's been challenging using Dragon is a pop on/off and turn the Dragon microphone on and off.  Any words of wisdom?  Much thanks and peace

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I just bought a HP 9470m Ultrabook. 3 days ago, the hard mute button (next to wifi button) still works fine. However, I just updated BIOS today. After that, the button does not work at all. It does not mute. When I press it, it just shows the volume bar. It does not even increase or decrease the volume. Any one has the same issue and can suggest solution? Thanks,

A:HP 9470m Mute button do not mute

Hello @bluesky141,  Please try to load defaults after going to BIOS, Tap F10 at the boot. Go to BIOS Page. Under MAIN Tab, click Restore defaults > Save changes and exit. See if that helps. If not reinstall drivers from the below link, restart after installing and check if that works.http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/swd/public/detail?sp4ts.oid=5271102&swItemId=ob_130088_1&swEnvOid=406... Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,GBL84I am not an HP Employee

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So I got my yoga yesterday and the situation is this: - No sound from speakers (if I check the volume bar, it actually goes up and down like if it was working)- Perfect sound if I plug in an headset I tried all I could: - Update drivers- Uninstall and reinstall original drivers- Install D/drivers/audio/setup.exe- Factory resetThis should cover all the solutions posted on this board. But still can't get it to play. Despite all, I'm quite sure it's just a driver/software thing and sending it back would be my last choice.What could I do?

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My speakers are not muted, are set to default playback device, drivers are up to date, and in mixer the sound bars show sounds playing from them. Yet there is no sound.  I have sent the device away to Lenovo. It came back with sound working after what appeared to be full factory reset. Standard windows updates were required, and I logged into my microsoft account. Beyond this nothing significant has happened. However, the issue is now back. What is going on? Any ideas? 

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All of a sudden there is no sound in the speakers. The audio headphone socket works allright. Whether Windows or Linux (Ubuntu, Parted MAcig, etc.) - the problem remains. In linux I see a comment "Speakers - device unavailable". Is there a way to fix it without sending Yoga to the Service Center?  

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Ok so i would describe myself as an intermediate/advanced PC user, but this has baffled me. My speakers suddenly stopped working so i did the normal reinstalling of the drivers however this did nothing. I tried this many times, uninstalling the windows audio drivers. Nothing worked. Because of all my messing with the system to try and get the speakers to work, i decided to reinstall windows hoping this would fix the issue. On the newly installed version of windows i had no sound from the Microsoft drivers or from installing the Realtek drivers. Currently i have noticed that the drivers do not seem to be correctly installing. After installing the Realtek drivers the installation all works perfectly, restarting the computer and then finishing the installation etc. But after i check in device manager the Microsoft drivers still seem to be installed? I have tried manually uninstalling the Microsoft drivers and then installing tthe Realtek, but the Microsoft drivers just reappear.The sound does work from the headphone jack. I initially thought it might be the hardware the speakers themselves but after noticing the drivers aren't installing correctly it may well be a software issue. Can anyone help?!?! I really don't have the £99 Microsoft wanted to help and Lenovo were completely useless, uninsterested and told me to contact Microsoft. What really sucks is the fact my Warranty with Lenovo has literally just ran out  

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A:Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro no sound from speakers

Are these the drivers you are trying to install?
All driver updates are here, you might want to apply all updates -
Could you please post a screenshot how your audio drivers are showing up (in Device manager)?
Also, go to system try >> right click on volume >> Playback devices
and post a screenshot of what is selected there? Also, see if something can be configured in those settings?
You may also want to upgrade your Intel Graphics (chipset) drivers, sometimes they cause problems with audio.

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