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Q: No BASS - poor sound quality.

Hello everyone,Please I need help with my Laptop:HP Pavilion TS Sleekbook 14Original OS: Windows 8, then upgraded to Windows 8.1, then currently upgraded to Windows 10 Home 64-bit.Problem 1: The "Touch Screen" feature is not working anymore. I can't remember if it happened during upgrades since I rarely touch the screen.Problem 2: Since around 2 months ago, the sound quality deteriorated. The volume is still good, but no bass when listening with both headphones or theater speakers. But when I used other music players, both headphones & theater speakers sound very good. So the problem is in my laptop, even the graphic Equalizer cannot enhance the quality. The sound in my laptop is very essential since I do music productions using this laptop. It's frustrating having this poor sound quality. I already did Uninstall & Reinstall the driver IDT High Definition Audio CODEC but still no improvement.Can anyone help me?Thank you.

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Preferred Solution: No BASS - poor sound quality.

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.)

A: No BASS - poor sound quality.

denzjim test the driver Uninstall the old IDT driver and reboot after reboot install the new driver ftp://hpcomllb9.houston.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp71501??-72000/sp71886.exe

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I purchased my HP X2 12-b020nr about a month ago and all of the updates have been completed.  The sound is tinny.  I don't see any controls for bass and treble.  It is hard to listen to the music.  I had to add an external blue tooth speaker.  It was easy to set up but for traveling it would be nice if the speakers worked better.

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Hello, I just bought an HP Pavilion X2 with windows 10, working well, but the sound quality really isn't good, there seem to be no bass even with good headphones on.I've seen some stuff about drivers, but I don't if it would work because it's not the same computer. Thank you if anybody can help!

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I recently upgraded my SattellitePro 4300 laptop, increasing the ram and HDD. This required a reload of operating system (WIN 2000 Pro) and all drivers and software.
Now the sound coming from the speakers or headphones, no matter what the source (CD's, MP3, or WAV files) sound like an old scratched record, with a "click" every 3 seconds. This is more noticable with loud music, and seems to be an "break" in the sound continuity every 3 seconds, just for a small period, perhaps less than a tenth of a second.
I have done all the obvious things (updated sound drivers, etc.) but still the problem remains. All sound output experiences this problem.

The sound driver is Yamaha DS-XG.

Any suggestions what else I could try?
 

A:Poor Sound Quality

Well, maybe "fixed" is a little strong.

Not sure what I have done, but it did not include any more drivers, but merely changes to the settings and today, after I powered up this morning, the sounds is working without those annoying "scratched vinyl" simulations.

I'll have to mark this one up as "smoke and mirrors".
 

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My laptop has excellent quality audio on cd's, streaming videos, games, and everything else EXCEPT DVD's. It used to play the sound normally but suddenly it started to skip, echo and sounds 'tinny'. The video on the DVD's still plays fine, so it is just the audio that seems to be messed up. Like I say, the audio on everything else still works absolutely fine.
I contacted Acer about the problem and they said I should just reset the laptop and start over, but since most of the programs on the laptop were put on at the factory (including windows) if I reset it then I won't have the disks to put all the programs back on. Any help would be much appreciated.
 

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I have an HP 2000-2D19WM that I bought five days ago. It is running on windows 8 and has all the drivers updated. The problem experienced is that it produces very poor quality of sound whether I use speakers or headphones. I tried to tweak by using the enhancement options but to no avail. The sound may be louder but the quality below par. Please I need help.

A:Poor sound quality

Hello @Shelomoh, Welcome to the HP Forums, I hope you enjoy your experience! I see that your notebook computer is producing a poor quality sound, and I would be happy to help you!  To improve the quality of sound on your computer, I recommend following this document on No Sound from Speakers (Windows 8). This should help with the playback on your system. In addition, you can also follow @SuperMario1's thread on Troubleshooting Guide: Audio does not Work after a Certain Period of Time. This guide should help with your notebook's audio output in regards to a recent Windows Update. For more assistance, I will need to know: If your computer has completed all of its important Windows Updates.If you have updated your HP drivers using the HP Support Assistant.The format of music files you are playing, and the program you are playing them on.If this is an on-going, or recent issue.If using headphones produces the same poor quality.  Please re-post with the results of your troubleshooting, as well as the requested information above. I look forward to your reply!Regards   

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For me... when I'm at the near end of my song it just stops for two seconds and makes a crackling sound. What is this? What does it mean? How can I stop it from happening?

A:Poor sound quality

Welcome
The fist step is to make sure that your audio driver is up to date and not corrupted
Go to search
type device manager
In device manger look for any yellow markers
Then make sure audio driver is up to date.

Question one in particular
Play an audio or video file: frequently asked questions
http://www.zolved.com/synapse/view_content/26114

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My audio playback quality through wmp 10 has recently become scratchy and tinny. Playback is fine through mplayer2 or through the internet, so my soundcard or speakers can't be at fault. The problem occurs with both CD's and music files. Can anyone suggest a possible fix or otherwise a good alternative media player? Thanks
 

A:poor sound quality

Is it just Audio CDs you want play then itunes is OK
 

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I had a large music collection on my old system (XP sp2). After a motherboard death, I pulled the hard drive and installed it as a slave in my new system. (Presario SR1724NX).
The sound quality is very poor. Sounds echo, and some of the vocal tracks are almost inaudible.
I have tried Media Player 10 and RealPlayer and both sound alike.
I am thinking the Sound Card is bad, but before I buy a new one I am hoping someone will have some suggestions.
Also recommendations for a good sound card and speakers are welcome. I don't have a "Golden Ear", but I would like it to sound good.

Thanks
 

A:Poor sound quality

First thing to do is try uninstalling and re-installing the sound card drivers.
 

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im currently transferring vhs tapes to dvd-R format. Video quality is fine but sound quality is poor. Im using arcsoft showbiz dvd 2 and im using my home cinema audio through my vcr/dvd combi by LG. The manual with arcsoft showbiz dvd is rubbish and i believe their tech support is poor so im looking for someonw with some experience of the software to help me out here. Possibly it is due to the quality of sound on the tape and possibly due to limitations in the arcsoft software
 

A:poor sound quality with dvd-R

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Hello guys,
I just recently purchased an Acer Aspire X1700, which I now regret. Anyway, I am very disappointed in the sound quality of the system. After toying with the idea of replacing the sound card, I found out that this computer is not really upgradeable, and it looks as though the sound card cannot be replaced in this system, because of it's special configuration. Does anyone have any ideas as to how I could make the sound better, if I am not able to change anything out? RIght now all music and video sounds very tinny.
 

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I just bought a Dell 1721 laptop the audio driver is SigmaTel High Definition Audio CODEC... Im assuming that means that its built into the motherboard... I used to be quite happy with the way everything sounded till I bought some SE210's by Shure... Now it does not sound very good... I have plugged the headphones into my brothers iMac and they sound great... What can I do to make the audio sound better and more alive... It sounds very flat and feels like low on power... At low volume levels there is no bass... I turn up the bass on wmp11 and all it does is almost mute the highs when the bass hits... Leads me to think there is not enough power going to the jack to support both.... I can turn it up quite loud and the bass sounds great if i wanted to go deaf in a week but the rest is still lifeless.... I am hoping there is some settings that need adjusting since i dont think i can install anything internally and dont know of any other fixes... (wanting better graphics also but dont think i can change that)

A:Poor sound quality...

Yes you are right..its inbuilt into the motherboard. All laptops are like that. You could try and external soundcard or a gadget from Creative using its crystallizer software. Heres the link:

Creative Xmod

Hope that helps. Says its built to improve onboard sound like your problem

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Regarding camera issue of mine it's not covered in warranty no damage has been found on phone just on lense what a coincidence I asked for quotation or in written that this will be covered out of warranty service center denied that why I had to voice record there statement 1st on call your excutive said who camera is covered in warranty because camera is single unit she told me bout company and all. And I had Moto X2 for almost 2 year that camera's lenses is bigger that this phone but never got any quality issues with that used iPhone 5s for more than 2 year not even a single spot on lense had Nexus 5 for over 2 year even bigger lense but nothing even tempered glass that cost around INR 7 on my screen lasts for 3 month on my phone but in this phone 100% of back is of glass but no scratches on back but just on camera there is glare type effect and service center said this is physically damaged and not be covered in warranty and I have to pay INR 230+ for quotation orally and approximately they said INR 1000 and even after repair will not be covered in warranty. After use of 25-30 days of normal usage I have to spent INR 1000. So in a year I have to spend INR 14760 on this phone maintenance if I want to use this phone's camera. I think I had make a BIGGEST mistake choosing LENOVO for 1st time. I want a solution or permanent fix for this issue. I am attaching photograp and voice recordings and call records how much I had to suffered and I had to wait for almost 3 hours just... Read more

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I downloaded a few mp3's of old-time radio shows, and they play and sound fine through Windows Media. I burned them to a cd, and now there is a tinny/far away sound, like listening through a long pipeline. Any ideas?
 

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Hi Recently i bought sony headphones, the problem is the sound quality of the headphones for music and movies is excellent on iphone and macbook but when i plug it into my Hp probook 4540s , the quality is extremly poor the bass and treble is very ordinary even for youtube , I can't understand the reason i have checked all the sound settings also.I have windows 8 and pre-installed since 3 years . Anyone can Help? 

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Hello

Once in a while, I got very poour sound quality from Youtube, The sound look like a metallic one. I did listen to the same video on my Android tablet and the sound was normal.

I tried with Chrome and Internet Explorer. Both give me the poor quality sound

Sound from Realteck. Did check and I have the latest driver

Any idea

Win 10 64 24 gb memory

Martin

A:Poor sound quality (Occasionnaly)

Since this is intermittent, I would suspect the internet link from YouTube. From your post I assume all other sound is OK.

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Hello

Once in a while, I got very poour sound quality from Youtube, The sound look like a metallic one. I did listen to the same video on my Android tablet and the sound was normal.

I tried with Chrome and Internet Explorer. Both give me the poor quality sound

Sound from Realteck. Did check and I have the latest driver

Any idea

Win 10 64 24 gb memory

Martin

A:Poor sound quality (Occasionnaly)

Since this is intermittent, I would suspect the internet link from YouTube. From your post I assume all other sound is OK.

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having had this yoga700 14 for a year ,a nd today it is dead , no power at all , the  the LED indicator light is not on even with the adapter plug in . ONE year , this is the shotest life laptap that I have ever own. And I have had it sent to Lenovo's depot center four times in this one year . I can only say that their skill is terrible , every time I received my computer from the cemter , my computer would have some new ugly scratches and some sign and distorting edge which was apparently caused by improper disassembly operations. A month ago the computer could not boot up , and it was sent in again and they replaced the motherboard . in just a month, it completely  dies now ,  it does not have power at all, the power led indicator does not turn on at all , even if I have tried several confirmed working adapters. So you can see how poor their quality is   warranty is expired now , I m really disappointed with this first lenovo product I owned  , it was the first and it would be the last lenovo product in my life.       

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I have recently purchased a new HP laptop but the sound is really terrible - lots of reverb and nothing is clear - very disappointed as a big reason for purchasing this laptop was the supposedly amazing sound technology provided by the Bang & Olufsen speakers! Please can someone advise how to fix this or is it just faulty?

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After having had a Toshiba laptop previously I bought a new Satellite L855 on Saturday. Sad to say I am REALLY disappointed with the speakers and sound quality. Especally as stickers on machine say 'Large speakers for deeper sound' . It sounds really tinny. Much worse than my ipad or iphone :-(

Any sggestions?

A:Poor sound quality on Satellite L855

Hi

Your notebook supports an Realtek sound chip. Right?
In control panel you can find the Realtek HD Audio Manager.

Here you can change the sound effects? you can change the sound properties and can add some deep bass using the equalizer settings.

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My audio sounds slightly distorted (especially the high frequencies) while listening to MP3's at a normal listening volume. (and thereís some air noise, only when a song is playing)

A) The Source CD had copy guard protection, which distorts sound quality when transferred to a computer.

B) The songs were recorded at too low of a quality, because the person who made them was frugal with HDD space.

C) The sound card is of poor quality, and isn't "rendering" the sounds correctly.
If "C" is correct as I suspect, what sound card would you recommend?

I listen to Music, and watch DVD's on my system. I'm not really into gamming. I'm looking for high quality, and willing to pay a little more for it.

I would like Dolby 5.1 SS support.

I have heard that Audiogy (SP?) is pretty good.... thereís like 8 different grades of it though, so Iím a bit unsure of which is right for me.

Any help is greatly appreciated as usual.
 

A:Poor audio quality - Is it the sound card?

You probably can't go wrong with the Audigy cards or any of the middle to top end Sound Blasters. The cheaper SB's give distortions- that you may be experieincing- on some mother boards. I have a little machine in the bed room with one in there and the voices sound like robots many times.

Check out Turtle Beach. They have good cards for a little money and the sound control software is pretty cool. They usually ship with mixers and custom stuff in the software bundle. I have a old Quadzilla 2 in the game machine here and it's still kicking. This one doesn't do surround sound from the CD player but the new ones do. My neighbors can hear Godsmack from across the street when I wind this one up.

Bottom line. Stay with the well known sound guys and you should do ok without having to hire a research team to compare products. Be willing to drop a couple hundred geeta on a card and you'll be in business.

Don't forget to have good speakers.
 

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Hi,

I just bought a new 64 bit computer with 4GB RAM and 3.1 GHz AMD Athlon64 AM2 Dual Core 6000+. Also got Windows Vista Home Premium 64 Bit. But my problem is that the sound is awful, it sounds like tapes in a cassette player when the batteries are running down, with added dropouts and crackles, especially when I minimise the media player when playing audio files, (i've tiried WMP, VLC, Zoom and WinAmp). Any videos I stream on the net also sound like this. AVI's also have poor sound quality and can also be "sticky" the picture not running smoothly.
My soundcard is fine, i've run different ones on the machine and they all sound like this, my amp, cables and speakers are working perfectly too. I never use more than 1.5GB RAM and about 20% of the CPU according to TaskManager.
I think it's a problem with Vista 64 but can't get anywhere with MS, and my usual Google searches on the problem have proved fruitless.
Please Help!
Thanks in advance
Jamie

A:Poor sound quality and sticky videos

Originally Posted by tyui


Hi,

I just bought a new 64 bit computer with 4GB RAM and 3.1 GHz AMD Athlon64 AM2 Dual Core 6000+. Also got Windows Vista Home Premium 64 Bit. But my problem is that the sound is awful, it sounds like tapes in a cassette player when the batteries are running down, with added dropouts and crackles, especially when I minimise the media player when playing audio files, (i've tiried WMP, VLC, Zoom and WinAmp). Any videos I stream on the net also sound like this. AVI's also have poor sound quality and can also be "sticky" the picture not running smoothly.
My soundcard is fine, i've run different ones on the machine and they all sound like this, my amp, cables and speakers are working perfectly too. I never use more than 1.5GB RAM and about 20% of the CPU according to TaskManager.
I think it's a problem with Vista 64 but can't get anywhere with MS, and my usual Google searches on the problem have proved fruitless.
Please Help!
Thanks in advance
Jamie



ok i have had this problem before as well, its nothing bad, in fact its something built into vista to stop your speakers blowing, what you need to do is reduce the volume in windows and use the volume on the amplifier or speaker set, heres a demonstration of what i mean....
when your volume reaches a certain level, you will hear distortion and see the grey bar go past the marker on the sound devices (1st picture),
to fix the problem, all you need to do is reduce the... Read more

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I recently got a eliteboook 820 G3 with a 2013 ultraslim docking station, with windows 10 professional. I use bose quite comfort headphones for audio from the notebook. When I connect my headphones with the audio port on the docking station, the sound quality is poor. The sound is hollow and lacks depth, particularly for the voice and audio calls.  When connected to the audioport on the notebook, the sound quality is perfect.  I have tried adjusting the B&O sound app, and toggled it on and off. But the sound quality from the port on docking station does not improve. I also tried using different headphones (apple earpods) with the docking station but the sound continues to be poor.  Looking forward to a solution to this issue. Lack of audio compatibility will render my docking station only partially useful, as a use my notebook to make a lot of conference calls.   

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I can't get any bass on my audio and my Beats control panel isn't working.  I'm running Windows 8.1.  Is it a driver issue?

A:Poor sound quality on Beats laptop

Hi @henry8181 , Thank you for visiting the HP Support Forums and Welcome. I have read about your HP Notebook and having issues with the sound on Windows 8.1. The Microsoft Sound Troubleshooter will go through some settings and will fix it automatically. The first thing to try is this HP support document No Sound from Speakers. It has a number of good troubleshooting steps including using the built-in Windows troubleshooter.Another solution is to uninstall the driver manually then force Windows to reinstall it. Follow the steps below to do that. Open Device Manager and open Sound, video and game controller section.Right click on your audio driver and select Uninstall.Restart the computer. Windows will then force in the driver on startup. I would be happy to assist if needed as there are many models of HP I would need the model number. How Do I Find My Model Number or Product Number?Please let me know. Thanks.

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My laptop's speakers have had poor sound quality for the past several months--fuzzy/static especially when bass sounds are played.  This only happened through the speakers; headphones had fine sound quality.  I had assumed it was a hardware issue.   But I recently thought to change the quality of the sound (sample rate and bit format in the sound properties dialog), and once I changed it the sound was better.  But only for one use.  If a new video is played, the sound gets bad again.  If I go and change the quality again (to anything, it doesn't matter if it's lower or higher quality), then the sound will be good again. And so on.   It says the driver (realtek high def audio ver: 6.0.1.7944) is up to date, so I had it use the older version of the driver (ver: 6.0.1.7564) which gave the same result, and also tried the basic  driver (high def audio device) which produced a tin-like sound and was not very loud.    The speakers worked fine prior to what I assume was a windows 10 update that occured sometime in fall 2016.  I would appreciate any suggestions. Thanks!

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Hi,

I have the XPS 8700 and just got a new set of PowerBeats3 headphones. They paired with my desktop but the sound quality is terrible.  It's extremely muffled. Sounds just like bad AM radio reception.

Any suggestions?

Thanks.

A:Poor sound quality with Beats Bluetooth headphones

The sound quality of the headset depends greatly on how it seals in the ear canal.  Try the different ear inserts and see if one allows better sound.  As long as you do not have them set as a communications device, they should sound good.
With mine if I put a little downward pressure the seal is better and I hear really good base ..
If you think it might be your computer, try the headset on another system.

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Hi,

I have a Toshiba satelite A30 with a Realtek ac97 audio device.
The audio has been working fine for a few years now, but has recently been producing poor quality sound, like it is saturated.
I have been playing with sound volume, have reinstalled the latest drivers as well as the latest version of directX, but still experience the same problem.
I have also checked if there was a hardware conflict, but nothing shows...

can it be that the hardware is damaged, and i need to buy an external sound card or can this be solved otherwise?

thanks for anyone's help.

thomas
 

A:Realtek ac97 audio - poor quality sound

impossible to buy an external sound card for a laptop. Did you recently update any software or drivers?
 

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Hi, need some help trying to figure out why my Ipod sounds lousy when played through my Toshiba laptop (w/ Windows XP). Sounds fine when played alone-sound on computer is also ok when playing a CD/DVD. It sounds fine when you first start for about 60 secs, but then the sound quality deteriorates; there's static, and the overall sound is best described as something like helicopter blades in the background. Weird. Any help with this would be greatly appreciated.
 

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Ive recently purchased this laptop brand new as a replacement to my HP chromebook 14. Although a better spec, this laptop is seriously underperforming compared to the chromebook. Biggest issue is the audio quality, any noise played from the speakers is accompanied by a static buzzing/muffling sound.  How do I solve this?

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HP ENVY TouchSmart 17-j160nr Notebook PC (ENERGY STAR)Model #: E8A06UAWhen Windows was giving a free Windows 10 upgrade from 8, I upgraded.Since then, I have had very low sound from only the front speakers near my wrists, and low quality like they are from a really old game boy.Beats Audio does not work, and there are no drivers for it.I have scoured the internet for a solution to my problem, but I have not found one. I have checked every other week researching. I've been in the properties and drivers, I even did a Windows Update at the time of installation and have kept it current to see if there is a fix; to no avail! HP Doesn't find any updated drivers for my computer for audio. Beats Audio has no software or drivers for my computer either.Again, I have not found the same problem with a solution. None have worked so far!Please help

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Hi All

i am at the end of my tether with this machine. the sound quality is terrible. the only way i can hear anything is if i am in a silent room and then its difficult to hear. i bought the laptop brandnew so i doubt its the speakers as the sound as always been this bad. i have updated my drivers and still my audio is woeful. please help!

regards

Rich

A:poor sound quality Lenovo Ideapad Conexant Audio HD

Originally Posted by mightycee79


Hi All

i am at the end of my tether with this machine. the sound quality is terrible. the only way i can hear anything is if i am in a silent room and then its difficult to hear. i bought the laptop brandnew so i doubt its the speakers as the sound as always been this bad. i have updated my drivers and still my audio is woeful. please help!

regards

Rich



Hi,
Welcome to the forums, you could try installing Dolby Home Theatre 4, installation instructions are in this link:https://forums.lenovo.com/lnv/attach...eater%20v4.pdf
HTH.

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I recently updated to windows 10 but the Waves Maxx audio is not working properly. It doesn't start automatically at startup (it is not disabled in task manager) and the audio is cracking both in speaker as well as in all my headphones and earphones. I've reinstalled the driver from Dell's official site several times but nothing works. My windows 10 OS is up to date with anniversary update. In device manager all the drivers are installed.

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My son was given a laptop for his birthday last year and it has a cracked hinge. 
After much research I've learned that this is a very common problem in this laptop. We called customer care center 2 different times and stayed on the phone for at least an hour each time. We were told a box would be sent out for repair. His laptop was still under the 1yr warranty at this time. 
Today, we called again to get some answers and they have no record of us calling. (Surprise, surprise!) We still have not received any return box and his warranty has now, of course, expired. 
I will never purchase another Dell product again in my life! Also I'll warn everyone I know to stay far away from your products. 

A 16 yr old kid has a "new" computer that he uses a stack of books to prop the screen to use his $400 laptop! (because of a cheap screws and plastic casing)
This is unacceptable and shame on you Dell! 

A:Poor Quality & Poor Customer Service!

Hi,
We?re listening. We?ll surely have this reviewed and let you know with the right information. We don?t want to see our customers upset and inconvenienced. We request you to PM us with the service tag, registered owner?s name, your email address and any reference number in regards with the previous conversation with Dell. We?ll be more than happy to look into it and assist you further.

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Hi, I have this interesting issue I've ran Into lately .
First , for you to know , I'm using one of the latest skull candy big headphones , and iPhone 4S for music .
Anyway , after downloading tons of tunes ( drum and bass / dubstep mostly)
I've noticed that every mp3 has a different response for my hardware .
Some of the tracks are blasting bass with perfect treble and everything around it , what makes me really happy , but some of them are with low volume ( not that reasonable but still I can hear the difference )
In some of them the bass is low volume , and some of them sounds like poor quality .

I'm downloading only 320 Kbps , and I can't figure out what's the problem .
My guesses and attempts to fix it :
1.i know that the Kbps might be fake. , just resampled to 320 Kbps .
2. Some of the tunes I tried to maximize the volume on, started to sound just horrible so I had to switch it back
3. And my last and the most disappointing guess is that the artist just mixed it poor/wrong .
4. I tried to maximize the volume with mp3gain , where you just polling the DB meter higher .
If ill try to mess with more complicated apps , in witch I should analyze song by song and play with MHz levels, will it help? Or how should I know that the mp3 is good quality when I'm downloading it from the first place?

Thanks

A:Mp3 quality / loudness / bass ?

I have a recording studio (using Sonar).

Mp3's can be affected by which MP3 encoder that was used, along with what you suspect some are just 128Kbs that have been converted to 320Kbs. Once an audio file is converted to whatever bit rate, that is the fidelity you will get regardless of what bitrate or if you save it as a wav file, you can't restore it.

You could use an audio editor, such as Goldwave (the audio editor I use) and try to enhance the EQ (try) but that's probably as much as you can do.

Its sort of like someone bringing a mixed down song to me and asking me to "fix" it. Not much can be done with a mix.

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hello, you probably get this all the time, but some pictures i download from the net are small, then when i want to blow them up to a viewable size, they are way too blurry. if i wan to print them out, will they still be blurry, and if so, are there any really good programs that would create a sharper, more focused picture.
 

A:poor quality

Most photos on the Internet are optimized to be as small a number as possible of bytes of information and still look acceptable on your monitor.

The reason is to minimize download times for web pages. So most pictures from the web are not suitable for enlarging or printing.

You can right click a picture and click on properties to see how many KB the picture is before you even download it. By experimenting you can up with a number you feel will enlarge enough for your purposes and make acceptable prints.

I include many pictures from the web in greeting cards I create. As long as you keep them small they can be fine for that purpose.
 

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I have a new HP with a conexabt hd audio card.  My music sounds very distorted and there is no bass what so ever.  I tried adjusting the enhanecments, but there aren't any listed.  I have also updated the driver, but still very poor sound quality.

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I have a Minolta magicolor 3100 (1200x1200dpi) laser printer that works just fine for everything except PHOTOS. I have downloaded and installed the latest driver from the Minolta website with no improvement. I am using Adobe Photo Shop 3.0. The test pictures that the printer produces are much sharper than anything I can print from Adobe. My jpeg files are 500K or greater and the pictures look great on the monitor. I have also tried printing from the Cannon software that came with the camera, but the results are the same. Minolta tech support is now saying that this may be the best I can expect. How can a 1200 x 1200 dpi be of such poor quality for photos? This seems incredible to me.
Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks
zebes
 

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Just installed Lexmark printer 3400 to my windows XP. In testing the print quality, I find it is quite Light-gray rather than black. How can I adjust the printer to improve the quality.?
 

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Hi Berthan
Welcome to TSG.
You have posted in a non technical part of this web site.
I have asked a moderator to place your question it in a tech forum here

Good luck
Jack.
 

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I have the Beats by Dre audio software/hardware on my laptop and it sounded great but all of a sudden, some months ago, the audio became very poor. It's quite tinny and very quiet. I feel like it may have occurred after a system/OS update but can;t say for sure. I constantly connect it to a bluetooth speake ror use headphones but it's becoming a pain. I should've dealt with it right away but didn't. any ideas?

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I really hope someone here can offer me some help with this!

I've built a small htpc with a HauupaugePVR 500 Tunerand connected it (via my motherboards HDMI) to a Sony 40w4500 LCD.

The tuner is connected to my SAGAM set top box via a SCART to phono adaptor with s-video. There's no other way to connect the two together as my stb only has the following connections,
Digital tv broadcasts via a cable Sagam stb with the following connections,
Audio - S/PDIF, Right and Left audio connectors.
Video - HDMI connector, Y, Pb and Pr?
The only other connections available are 2 Scart sockets one labeled TV and the other VCR.

I've got a s-video lead plugged into the tuner card and the end of it plugged into the adaptor and the then the adaptor into the stb tv SCART socket.

With all this done I'm geting a pictures but is pretty bad. Quite fuzzy with faceting and stripy looking. When I use the phono video input it improves but it's still not a patch on simply connecting the cable box straight to the tv via scart.

Could someone tell me why my picture is so poor? Surely it's not supposed to be like this? The resolution I'm using is 1280x720 and I'm running Vista Ultimate. Could it be that the signal from my cable supplier is digital or something?

Any help greatly appreciated.

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When I connect my CB3-111 to my Sony bluetooth speaker  with WI-Fi the sound quality is pretty unbearabely poor. I know it's not the speaker because that sounds great when streaming off my smart phone. Any ideas why??

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Sounds like it could be a setting in Chrome OS. I read on another forum users reporting that turning off Ok Google helped. Can you try this and see if it helps?
 

Open Google Chrome.
In the top right corner, click the Chrome menu  > Settings.
In the "Search" section, check Enable "Ok Google" to start a voice search. To turn Ok Google off, uncheck this box.
If you're on a Chromebook, you may be asked to turn on the Voice & Audio Activity setting.
Under Enable "Ok Google" to start a voice search, you'll see where you can use "Ok Google." In Chrome, it's usually on google.com or a new tab. On some Chromebooks, you can say "Ok Google" from any page if your screen is on and unlocked.




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hello, very new here. i recently was given a cannon BJC-4100 printer. after purchasing new cartridges and replacing them i am still having trouble.

i can get it to print things, color is fine. however the black is very light and appears as it would when the cartridge needs to be replaced.

i tried to preform a nozzle check and preform a cleaning, but neither one will print. after a few minutes i get an error.

any input would be greatly appreciated, thanks
 

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Redbud,

Check the print quality setting of your printer. If it is set on draft quality you can get the results you are describing. Hope that helps.

Nitro
 

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I've had the P50 now for about two months and the touchpad and it's buttons are really poor quality. So bad indeed that they are also unusable. The touchpad seems to get triggered by the slighest touch, even if I have the 'disabled while typing' set and am typing away (which means while I am typing the mouse pointer will have a mind of its own, jumping all over the place, even selecting large block of text and overwriting it while I'm typing.) And then when I actually want to use the touchpad, it seem to take mutiple 'taps' before it registers, and the left mouse button, when usin git for drag and drop is 'hit-and-miss'  it either takes two or three attempts befor eit actually selects the object under the cursor, and half the time it stops working half way thorugh the drag-and-drop, meaning files get dropped where they shouldn't. It's come to the point where I use the menu cut-paste, which is inconvienient., and will have to go shopping for an external keyboard and touchpad. This is not what I've come to expect from a Lenovo Thinkpad ... this is the 4th Lenovo model I've owned (since back when they were IBM) and this laptop is by far the worst in terms of build quality. ------- Note: I am running RHEL 7.3, not Windows and have no intention of loading Windows on anything I own. But I've been using Redhat on all my Lenovo laptops, and had little to ni issues with them running it to this point.

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Hi. I recently bought a new monitor the other day. It's a flatscreen, 20.1" LCD Sceptre.

I'm new to this whole HD thing, so I was wondering: Why do dvd movies look so grainy on my new monitor?
 

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Have you set it to its native resolution? LCD's unlike crt monitors have one native resolution at which they look best.
 

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I know absolutely nothing about Audio. I know that my speaker set up has a subwoofer. That it connects to the back of my computer through a black, green and orange 3-way spliced cable. I know I took the computer apart to move it to a new case and that's when it started. I use the on board sound card to an ASUS A8N32 SLI board with the proper sound driver.

The assistance feature for the less informed, like myself, says there's something wrong with my green cable. There doesn't seem to be any tears or weak connections.

As for the problem itself. Sound is mildly distorted. There's severe bass tones? where there shouldn't be. Half of the sounds from 3d games like Oblivion, do not register.
 

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You should have a Realtek Aux console. Start/Programs/Realtek===> some drop down menu. In there you can set-up your speakers for 2.1, 3.1, 5.1 etc. also there should be a graphics equalizer where you can set base or there can be a tab just for setting how much sub-woofer (volume and cross-over frequency) I set my cross-over at 60Hz.

You need to tell it how many speakers you have, then set your sub-woofer and you should be ok.
 

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