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Very low audio

Im having problem w/my sound its super low i've turned it up as loud as possible and can barely hear it it was fine couple days a go help!
oh yeah its a Del inspiron 6400 i call it a laptop but know thats what they dont call anymore as you may tell im computer illiterate. thanks Tim

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  • timr837 Sep 11, 2008

    i did as you instructed when i looked in volume control: volume control is @ highest setting, In Wave is @ lowest setting, in the S W synth is @ middle setting, inthe CD player is @ highest setting. everything else in volume control is @ highest level even the speakers. I have all the volume turned up on my computer but it comes out very low barely able to hear it. how can i check if something was erased and then possibly restored oh by the way i went to a restore point b 4 this happened and didnt fix problem. thanks Tim

  • rmedrano77 May 11, 2010

    In wiindows go to the control panel and open the sounds and audio icon. Don't change too much just one at a time to see what the problem might be. Correct audio speakers, audio levels not muted?

    Everything is the same? Is the audio jack plugged into the external speakers all the way? Are the external speakers okay?



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Hi Sir's / Mam,

In order to resolve your issue you would need to do the following steps:-

1.Update latest BIOS and sound drivers.
link for BIOS update :-

click on this URL and before any steps are done please save your work and also check in BIOS battery charge should be more than 10% in BIOS and Ac Adapter should be connected and make sure that there should be no power failure during this process.

Update the Sound drivers:-

After the BIOS update try to update the sound driver on the link mentioned above.Even after both the updates don't give results call Dell Tech Support and based on the HW warranty get the motherboard replaced.

Also try and connect to external speaker and see if the issue is same or different??

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