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Loud and noisy childrens toys

If you're sick of a toy that makes a huge sound even on the lowest volume setting?
Simply put some sticky-tape over the speaker hole (this'll usually be a couple of little holes or vent looking things) Either cover it completely for a really quiet version, or play with covering only half of the holes and see how it goes!

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I just bought Bose Companion 2 speakers which I don't know how to connect to my HP Pavillion desktop PC. The pdf instruction booklet does not help. There are multiple jacks (6) at the back of the tower + 1 jack (pink) at the front. The left speaker hums but there is no sound coming out of the speakers. Do I need drivers?


You need to connect the speakers to the green jack in your PC.

Check your system sound volume setting to make sure it's not set to MUTE or the volume slider is on or near the lowest position - you don't specify what system you have on the PC so I can't give you an exact pointer but Volume Control generally is found under Programs -> Accessories -> Entertainment.

Please come back and rate the solution if helped or post a comment for further assistance.
Thank you for using FixYa, the community-based help site :)

Jul 24, 2011 | Bose Companion 2 Series II Multimedia...

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very low volume HK 695-01


There are several ways in which you can increase the volume.

First, the most obvious way is to use the volume control attached to the speaker unit itself. If that isn't working, there's also an icon in the lower right-hand portion of the task bar in Windows. Simply click the ^ button, select the icon that looks like a speaker, then drag that up to your desired preference.

If that doesn't work, click on Start, go to Control Panel, click on Sound, then search for your Speakers in the "Playback" tab. First, make sure it's set as your Default Device. There should be a green check mark in it. Double click on those, select Levels, then make sure Play Control is set to maximum.
If that doesn't work, then check the settings on your Sound Card. Make sure the wire going into the back is plugged in properly. You may need to update your sound card drivers. If you aren't sure who the manufacturer of your sound card is, you can find out by going to Start > Control Panel > Device Manager. The Manufacturer will be under Sound, Video and Game Controllers.

Once you have that information, you can go to the Manufacturer's website and update the Drivers. If this doesn't resolve the issue you are experiencing, or if you require more specific / additional information, simply respond to this thread. I'll be happy to assist you further.
Regards,

Aaron Busch
Senior Tech of LiveFix Support Services (LiveFix.net)

May 03, 2011 | Harman Kardon HK695 Computer Speakers

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tar like adhesive has gone sticky round speaker cones and volume has droped


The tar like sticky substance is the suspension of the speaker cone and there is nothing wrong with that. Its doping compound applied by the speaker company to damp the speaker ( Was it not always there? ) If the suspension has come off the bass notes will flutter, if not its some other problem. Play some music and put your ears near the tweeters flared horn to see if they working. Nearly 30% of your sound comes from the upper part and if you have damaged it there will be a volume drop.
These speakers are quite complicated on the inside. It has two amplifiers, one for the woofer and one for the tweeter. It also has a digital sound processor. Any thing could be at fault, even a simple wrong setting.

Mar 09, 2011 | Behringer Eurolive B212A Speaker

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HIT KC-91 clock alarm


If the manual says you can't chance the volume, then you can't change the volume! You might be able to rig something to make it a bit quieter though...

See if you can see where the speaker/sounder is located (there are usually some small holes drilled in the casing to let the sound out, although sometimes there might only be the one.) Try covering some/all of these with a piece of sticky tape. Other than that, there isn't really anything you can do!

Hope this helps,

Matt

Mar 03, 2008 | RCA RP5430 Clock Radio

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The volume is way to high even on the lowest setting


Sorry I don't have a solution. We have this model and ours is loud also, at the very lowest setting. I disconnected some of the speakers, and sometimes have to put the working speakers into a drawer to lower the sound.

May 29, 2006 | GPX DV7500 System

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