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Yoga 460 mute problem

Q: Yoga 460 mute problem

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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Preferred Solution: Yoga 460 mute problem

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.)


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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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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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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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'm having this same problem as this previous guy had. http://www.techsupportforum.com/f10/...em-168574.html everytime i press my left control button it mutes my sounds. i don't remember installing anything or toggling anything to make it a shortcut key to mute my whole windows but i don't know how to fix it. do you have any suggestions? i use a regular logitech keyboard and i have all of these listed under Sound, Video and game controllers on device manager. ATI Function Driver for High Definition Audio - ATI AA01, Audio Codecs, Legacy Audio Drivers, Media Control Devices, Realtek High Definition Audio, USB Audio Device, and Video Codecs. i don't get what's making the left control button mute my windows.

A:Windows XP Mute Problem

Few days ago I realized that I have the same problem. Only thing we both have in common is Realtek HD audio. But I installed it many months ago. Last thing I installed recently was new Nvidia driver.

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I have a Compaq Presario 2500 Laptop running Windows xp Pro. All of the Sudden the mute button no longer works. Holding the fn button and the backspace key down doesn't mute it either.

Anybody out there have any ideas about what caused this, or a solution.

Any suggestions would be very helpfull.

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Hello for the first time. Before 10 days I have installed window7 on my HP CQ60 laptop and installed all drivers that my laptop needed, but than I found really stupid problem. It is HP Quick Launch Button. When I install this driver my problem, that is mute button doesn't work, still doesn't work. After hours that I was looking for answer I never found one. The funny thing about this problem that when I go to folder where HP QLB installed and click on Setup. When Installing finished mute button works, BUT when I turn of my laptop to next time to use my laptop mute button doesn't work. I hope you will help me and you know the answer for my problem.

A:Mute button problem

Make sure you have not disabled that program in MSCONFIG this happened to me. It was because I had disabled it at startup.

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My microphone automutes itself and when i manually unmute it  automutes again after a short time.Anyone knows how to fix this ?(ideapad 100-151bd)

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same problem as posted herehttp://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/329989/wave-volume-keeps-muting-itself/DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86 Run by Addison Peil at 16:50:46.85 on Thu 07/15/2010Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.2180 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_17Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.1534.932 [GMT -4:00]============== Running Processes ===============svchost.exe 4C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchsvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcsC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGroupsvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exesvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXEC:\Program Files\TortoiseSVN\bin\TSVNCache.exeC:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exeC:\Program Files\Dell AIO Printer A920\dlbkbmgr.exeC:\Program Files\Dell AIO Printer A920\dlbkbmon.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\AdobeARM.exeC:\program files\steam\steam.exesvchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\Program Files\AskBarDis\bar\bin\AskService.exeC:\Program Files\AskBarDis\bar\bin\ASKUpgrade.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k imgsvcC:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jucheck.exesvchost.exe ... Read more

A:problem! volume mute iexplore.exe

attached ark.txt from gmer

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I've looked at other questions on this but can't seem to figure out how to get rid of this *@#$ virus/vulnerability. I would really appreciate some help.

I am on a Dell Latitude D620, running XP and generally use Firefox for browsing. I have MacAfee installed and running but it finds no problems. I have installed and run Spybot, Adware, and Safe Returner, removing some bugs but the problem persists.

This is a home computer I sometimes use to log into work so am stuck using MacAfee and MS 2007 for compatibility. The unit runs VERY slow and I would love to know what I can delete and increase speed.

I am not a real techie but an engineer and can generally follow directions pretty well.

IT appears from the forum most efforts at debugging start with HJT so I downloaded and ran it. Below is the log. Please advise next steps. Thanks.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 7:39:09 PM, on 7/12/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
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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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When I press the left control button (only the left one), my sound automatically mutes. It is the windows Master Volume that is being muted. If I leave the master volume control open I see that the checkbox "Mute All" becomes filled when i press the control button. I would like to disable this shourtcut key feature and I have so far been unable to find any way to do so in the volume options. Any help with this problem would be greatly appreciated.

A:Windows XP Automatic Mute Problem

This may be a setting on your keyboard software (if you have keyboard software installed) or a setting on your sound card.

Can you describe both to us, please? Somehow the CTRL key has been assigned this shortcut function, and this must have been done with some type of software associated with one of the above pieces of hardware.

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Hi. I have HP 15 laptop. The issue I'm having happened in windows 8.1 and now windows 10 same laptop.

I have a new Harmon Kardon soundsticks 3 2.1 computer speaker set. This is connected into the headphone jack.
The speakers work great, sound excellent.

They have a mute function where when you touch both capacitive buttons, the sound is muted.
However this mute function doesn't work when I have the laptop connected to the wall outlet. When i unplug the laptop and the laptop goes into battery mode, it works perfect.

I tested the soundsticks with an ipod, a netbook and another exact same laptop plugged in (same plug).
They work flawlessly.

I can't figure out why this is happening. I've duped the settings as much as possible with the other same exact laptop and it still does not work.

I've tried uninstalling the realtek driver and reinstalling, doesn't help.
I've copied the power settings from the well working laptop, doesn't help.

It does seem to be related to power somehow.

Is there a driver that deals with power I could uninstall and reinstall?

Laptop works perfectly otherwise.


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Lenovo - 2-in-1 15.6" 4K Ultra HD Touch-Screen Laptop - Intel Core i7 - 16GB Memory - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 940MX - 256GB SSD - Pearl black (Model: 80V50009US) purchased 10/28/2016. Brand new straight from the box is unable to connect to the home Wi-Fi. It sees the Wi-Fi and knows the pw is correct, but it fails to connect and says try again. What am I missing? I've talked to Lenovo support 2x and Verizon/Fios support 2x and neither has the answer. I am about to return the machine to Best Buy. Any suggestions?
Mod's Edit: System model added to the front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.

A:Yoga 710 - Wi-Fi problem with new Yoga - Please he...

The laptop is a YOGA 710-15IKB and the wi-fi adapter is Qualcomm Atheros QCA61x4.

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What was it, about a month ago that Firefox introduced their mute tab feature? I loved it. Used it all the time. Now I've updated to Firefox 43 and it's gone. The button is, anyway, which is stupid to begin with, but even if I hit Ctrl+M or right click and select mute tab, nothing happens. Sound keeps playing. Everyone else having this problem?

A:Mute tab come and gone?

Check which version of Flash Player is installed for Firefox. If it's older than, the mute button might not work, so try updating to the latest version.


I'm using Firefox 44.0 beta 2 with the latest Flash Player (updated yesterday) and the mute button works on all compatible sites. See screenshot below.

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What was it, about a month ago that Firefox introduced their mute tab feature? I loved it. Used it all the time. Now I've updated to Firefox 43 and it's gone. The button is, anyway, which is stupid to begin with, but even if I hit Ctrl+M or right click and select mute tab, nothing happens. Sound keeps playing. Everyone else having this problem?

A:Mute tab come and gone?

Check which version of Flash Player is installed for Firefox. If it's older than, the mute button might not work, so try updating to the latest version.


I'm using Firefox 44.0 beta 2 with the latest Flash Player (updated yesterday) and the mute button works on all compatible sites. See screenshot below.

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Mute is turned on Firefox (default browser) for flash player (also in IE) All help so far wants to use it to tell me how to fix it. I have left-clicked upon the speaker & left clicked on the X by it. Please tell me what to do?
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E7500 @ 2.93GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3069 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 3400 Series, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 152288 MB, Free - 109461 MB; E: Total - 152584 MB, Free - 107546 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0T656F
Antivirus: Symantec Endpoint Protection, Updated and Enabled

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My mic is always on mute, no matter what I try I cant get it to come off mute, it is only on mute on the Recording propertys screen. sometimes i can here some sort of noice if i tap the mic and i have tried many mics to see if it was my mic but it was not.

Here is some info from my comp!

Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2 (build 2600)
Bus Clock: 100 megahertz
BIOS: Phoenix Technologies, LTD 6.00 PG 04/20/2004
Multimedia: Vinyl AC'97 Codec Combo Driver (WDM)

let me no if you guys need anymore info
I am sorry if this has been posted here in the past.

thanks in advance

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C:\Path\To\nircmd.exe? mutesysvolume 2          -command  is not working on my w7-hp 64bit   is there any alternate command.thank you

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HI I am running XP not sure that has anything to do with it but my mute keeps coming on and off all by it sel I have tried using sound cards and on board all parts are working but this keeps happening theres no check in the mute box and then it flickers on and off when i move my mouse?? the volume box pops up the box is checked then pops again and is unchecked???

A:Help Mute On/off??

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HI I am running XP not sure that has anything to do with it but my mute keeps coming on and off all by it sel I have tried using sound cards and on board all parts are working but this keeps happening theres no check in the mute box and then it flickers on and off when i move my mouse?? the volume box pops up the box is checked then pops again and is unchecked???


Go to start -> control panel -> sound -> advanced.

See if that is checked, if it is uncheck it. Then hit apply/OK. If that doesn't work... it sounds like a virus or something is playing with your system... i am not sure of that but it is strange that your computer would do that.

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I have an winXP on a desktop Gateway PC. The mute keeps going on without me doing anything to the volume controls. I don't play games on this machine so that has nothing to do with this problem of the mute continuing to turn on. Is there something I can do to stop it from going into mute mode? Thanks

A:Volume keeps going into Mute

Still having trouble with this. Is there no one out there who knows how to stop it from turning mute?

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I have just completed putting a PC together, but I get no sound.
Using Windows 7 Ultimate Service Pack 1.
Here are some images that show my confusion.

The drivers were obtained from the motherboard's website.
Motherboards - SABERTOOTH X58

I purchased new speakers, but...

I assure you the speakers are connected.
Since I am using the onboard audio system, there are no cables involved less the speaker cable.
The speaker power is turned ON.

The only this that come to mind is there might be a BIOS setting that needs to be set, but I am a newbie where BIOS settings are concerned.

BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. 0603, 10/29/2010
SMBIOS Version 2.5

If this is a BIOS issue, please specify where in the BIOS I need to go to make the adjustment.

If this is not a BIOS issue, then I am lost. I need a Sound expert. No pun intended.

A:Upgraded MUTE PC

If you are using typical "computer" speakers, the "Speakers" need to be set as the Default Audio Playback Device.

What is the speakers you are using? Standard 2.1 or 2 speaker analog computer speakers need to be connected to the GREEN speaker jack.

The S/PDIF is a digital output (normally used to connect to some other audio system, such as a TV surround sound system).

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I'm a new girl in this forum, and desperate need help because i 'm mute, can not ask anyone.
I cannot access to Microsoft Internet Explorer, Ebay.com, and email from Yahoo,
otherwise, all other pages work perfect. I use DSL wireless in the house. all my roomate'computer work no problems. Is my computer got virus ?
I'm very appreciated your help.

A:A mute girl need help

Run these online virus scanners:http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan/http://housecall.trendmicro.com/Are you using these basic security programs?(They're all free.)a? free - a complementary product to antivirus software which is specialized in protection against harmful software. Antivirus software often features an inadequate protection against Trojans, Dialers and Spyware. a? fills this gap.Ad-Aware - A good program similar to SpyBot S & D.Spybot S&D - Detects and removes spyware, of different types, from your computer.SpywareBlaster - A good program that prevents spyware from being installed on your computer in the first place. This program is always running in the background, protecting your computer. It prevents the installation of bad active X controls found in web pages.SpywareGuard - A nice compliment to SpywareBlaster. This allows you the option to prevent downloads that contain bad active X controls.If not, you need to. These programs, updated and used regularly, will do a lot to keep your computer clean of spyware, trojans, keyloggers, browser hijackers, etc...Download them, update them, and then run them.Important:Please read this tutorial on Spybot S&D before using it. Spybot can do SERIOUS damage, if not used properly.If that doesn't help, then:Read the pinned post in the HijackThis forum, here Please read, and follow, all directions carefully.Then, run a log, and post it in the HJT forum, at this link. Do not, fix anything, yet.A member, of the HJT T... Read more

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The "mute" button does not light up in orange when active, but remains off. The keyboard backlight works perfectly for all the buttons, even for the "mute" that lights up white when activated. Is the button broken? Could be due to windows update?Thank you 

A:Backlight of "mute"

Hi, Can you post back with the following details. The full Model No. and Product No. of your notebook - you can usually get this by holding down the fn key and pressing esc, otherwise see Here for a guide on locating this information. The version of the operating system ( ie Windows 10 64bit ). Regards, DP-K

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Hello everyone, new poster here.

I just had this strange problem pop up. In the Adjust Audio Properties, the MUTE ALL check box is checked, but "cycles" on / off. This is a rapid cycling of about twice per second. I can play CDs, but the sound "skips" due to the cycling of the mute feature.

I tried the easy stuff like rebooting, then shutting down the computer and restarting thinking maybe a process just got hung up, but neither of these worked.

I'm running:
Windows XP (Service Pack 2)
RealTek AC97 audio driver [for VIA] (driver version

I wanted to try and download and re-install the driver, so I went to the VIA website, but you have to know the bridge type (EX: VIA AC97codec incorporated into VT8233 south bridges). If i go to SYSTEM\DEVICE MANAGER\SYSTEM DEVICES\ I see a VIA standard host bridge and a VIA standard PCI to ISA bridge, but "properties" doesn't give me any numbers like on VIA's website (The SYSTEM\DEVICE MANAGER\SOUND-VIDEO-GAME CONTROLLERS\RealTek AC97 doesn't give me this info either).

Any ideas what could be causing this problem or how to determine my bridge type?
Thanks for reading this, ANY help will be GREATLY appreciated!

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I looked for souutions for this simple problem. When I press the f6 key the audio will shut off. However the amber light does not light up. The solutions listed were either for different type of laptop, not ENVY, or for a different operating system Windows 8 or 7. It worked before a windows update. Thanks for your help, Dave

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I'm thinking about buying a Blue Snowball iCE because they are fairly cheap and but have great sound quality. I've read some reviews and watched some videos and I'm very happy with this mic, the only problem is that is doesn't have a mute button. I use the mute button a lot because my parents come in to my room frequently and just start talking, so i need to mute my mic so my friends can't hear them. The Blue Snowball iCE mic doesn't have mute button on it so i need a quick way of muting my mic.

I thought of putting in a switch in the wire that goes into the PC. The mic is connected to the computer by a USB, is there an extension wire i could buy with a switch attached to it, that i could plug the mic into and then plug that into the computer?

I really need a fast way to mute my mic and if anybody has any ideas I'm open to them!

Thanks for reading and I hope you can help!

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My laptop mute button stays orange/red and I can't get it to turn off, and when I try to turn up the sound from the control panel it slides back to mute. I've restarted the laptop, tried instaling everything from the assitant, and nothing has worked. Please help? Preferably in simple, easy steps.

A:mute button

 1. Insitall Quick Launch software.2. Uninstall and Install quick launch and audio software (Not Driver)3. Check if any other devices connected to the computer is reducing/changing the volume.This looks like software issue and not hardware so the drivers and application are causing the issue.

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Hi Have a fault that cant be resolved by my local helpdesk - have tried updating all drivers related.Symptom - Soft volume Conexant audio slider appears on screen and is permenantly set to mute, Mute button F11 permenanty on.Causes system instability during use. Currently dissabled SOUND and touchscreen to allow work to continue.  Any ideas?

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i have been facing this problem from some months that while having voice chat on msn or wathching youtube videos or while playing any audio the sound became mute and also youtube video stop at that point and also song playing in real player became mute and the name of song from real player is gone , when i pull the moving audio point to other place then it also dnt play.
and whole system becamne mute and always check volume controls and it isa unmute and my microfone works at that time and when i click mute all then it produce some tik tik noice.

then i take my pc in stand by mode and when i come to normal mode the song start playing from that point and if song os not playing then it plays some previous sound which was not heared, like buzz or nudge from msn or yahoo.
now i start this topic when again my pc muted and now sound starts automatically and you tube video starts playing autmatically.
plz tll me how can i cure this problem?
and how can i save youtube videos?

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Hope this question is simple! I need to have or make a keyboard shortcut to mute all sounds from the system quickly, as in when I have to pick up the phone. I know F7 works if I'm in Windows Media Player, but I'm usually working in another program and it's time consuming to click over to WMP running over on another monitor to mute. I can use the Volume Control, but again that's a matter of locating it on the hidden toolbar with the mouse, click, click.

I tried a macro with Macro Express, but the Toggle Audio Mute command there doesn't seem to do anything in W7.

Enlightenment and/or suggestions would be appreciated. BTW, sound is from motherboard, VIA VT1708S, latest (7300) drivers. Sounds great!

A:System mute in W7?

Here is a perfect solution for you.
Create a Shortcut or Hotkey to Mute the System Volume in Windows :: the How-To Geek

Please let me know if you like this as much as I do.

As shown in screenshot, I am using F1 key to mute and un-mute audio perfectly. I can also use mouse to click on the shortcut to activate/deactivate, same as using F1.

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my mute buttons led is not turning on however the button is working fine.any one can help or is it the hardware issue?

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I purchased my laptop in 2015. Recently, I have been facing this issue of the mute key. My mute key won't lit up, tho it works fine. The light on the mute key is very important for me as I usually bring my laptop to college and I don't wanna disturb others.Any help? Any Help will be appreciated Thank You 

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My mic keeps muting on its own I would go and fix it back but it would go back to muting how can this be fixed

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Hello wonderful people at bleeping computer.

I have a multimedia keyboard and a headphone with mic attached.
I am trying to bind one of my multimedia keys (it is intended to open my computer) to mute/unmute the mic.
I have tried using nircmd but it won't work with my system. I have also tried other people AHk scripts but those do not work either.
I am running windows 7 64 bit and I have my mic plugged into the front mic port.

Please help,

A:Mute microphone

Just a friendly bump since its been over a month and maybe a fresh pair of eyes could look at this? I did not think it was that hard but apparently it is. My keyboard is a gateway KU-0833. My headphones are a rocksoul er-201.


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