Question about Compaq Armada E500 Notebook

1 Answer

Volume control buttons no longer working :(

Hi, I have a 4-yo notebook, which came with software preloaded incl Win 2000. About a year or so ago both the HDD and battery failed (literally a week out of warranty!), and were replaced, after which I then also upgraded to XPSP2. However, since then I've no longer been able to use the front buttons to adjust the volume, and it's causing quite a problem for me at times, as if I don't remember to set it low with software it will often produce some major loud sound unexpectedly on me which is a bit offputting. I have downloaded widgets and all sorts of other volume software to make it slightly easier for me to push it up and down quickly if need be, and in particular to mute it when necessary. Are the buttons also software controlled, or has something else died in the darned thing?? I don't have any means of obtaining the original Compaq software that was loaded on to it, unless someone knows where I can perhaps do so online if necessary?? Many thanks.

Posted by on

  • Romayne Wright Nov 23, 2006

    Thank you SO much for that - be great to see if I can get things working properly once more. Appreciate your prompt response :)

  • ali645ali Apr 16, 2009

    the volume control buttons on the front of my laptop do not work and the solution link is not correct. please re-post the link

×

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Master
  • 2,961 Answers

You will have to download the keyboard from this web site http://h18007.www1.hp.com/support/files/Armada/us/family/model/1006.html?submit.y=4&submit.x=7&lang=en&cc=us Your ratings are important.

Posted on Nov 23, 2006

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Is the volume control easy to repair and are needed parts available?


If it is a potentiometer that controls the volume and you have some experience and a few tools you will almost certainly be able to find a replacement in one of the many constructor catalogues and be able to change it.

Modern electronics tend to just use buttons to turn the volume up or down and those have been with us for longer than we realise. In the early days of this technology the manufacturers wanted to use buttons but the buyers still wanted a nice big volume knob so there was a compromise where behind the big knob is a mechanism that presses buttons as it is turned.

I suggest you take the amp apart and take a look at which method is used. I have managed several years ago to repair such a mechanism by making a replacement pert from a piece of junk plastic.

Jan 03, 2016 | Audio Players & Recorders

1 Answer

Philips TV 42PFL7403D/F7 Remote no longer controls Volume & ON/OFF


you can start with opening the remote control and clean the buttons on your remote control. don't use any aceton based products. there can be some grease on the buttons.
if you used the on/off and volume more then the other buttons.

Dec 19, 2017 | Philips Televison & Video

1 Answer

HOW TO TURN VOLUME UP ON NOTEBOOK?


Hi,
Try this,
1. Go to your Media Player in The Play tab or if you're using KDE Desktop mode go to
Launch aplications Multimedia SMPlayer. 2. Go to Options -> Preferences. 3. Click on the " Audio : tab and click the" Use software volume control " 4. Right of
that there will be " Max Amplification ". 4. Turn it up! 110 shall be turn it up to 3000 so that volume will be bettar.

If this helpful, please give a testimonial and vote by pressing button four thumbs up
icon.
Sincerely, Thiyaga

Aug 28, 2011 | ASUS Eee 4G Notebook

1 Answer

Hi. The "camera control" doesn't


Hi,

Please find the below steps to access Camera Assistant Software:
a. On the taskbar double-click the Camera Assistant Software icon , or from the Windows® Start menu, point to All Programs, Camera Assistant Software, and then click Camera Assistant Software. The Camera Assistant Toolbar location briefly displays on the desktop.
b. On the Camera Assistant Toolbar, click the Start Camera button and click on the icons on the software.
NOTE: If you are not hearing the audio portion of the video you created, try the following: Verify that you do not have the audio capture muted. An X appears on the Mute button when Mute is selected.
Click the Functions button, and then click the Audio tab. In the Audio Output section, verify that the Digital Mic is selected from the Audio Device drop down list, and then click Apply. In the Audio Volume section, use the slider bar to increase the volume level. Verify that the notebook's volume is not muted. Pressing the Fn+End keys mutes the volume. Pressing the keys a second time restores the volume. Increase the notebook volume level by pressing the Fn+PgUp keys.
If the the above steps are not working, then follow the below steps:

You can reinstall the WebCam drivers from the Acer recovery management, to do so:
Start Menu> All Programs> Acer erecovery management> Restore> Restore Application & Drivers> Contents> Select Acer Crystal Eye and install it

OR

Got to http://gd.panam.acer.com/home/
Select the computer model
Select Operating System
Click Drivers
Select Camera (Suyin) and download it.
Once downloaded install it on your computer.

If still facing the issue, then you may need to perform full system recovery, to do so please follow the steps mentioned below
You can restore the computer back to factory default,to do so, follow the below steps: Turn OFF the computer, now as soon as you hit the power button, keep on holding "Alt" key
& keep on tapping "F10" key, i.e Alt+f10, it will open the recovery console, select full factory restore and follow onscreen instruction.
NOTE: This will erase all the datas on the computer.

Thanks and regards,
Jitha

Mar 28, 2011 | Acer Aspire 5610-4648 Notebook

1 Answer

The volume control and on/off no longer work from remote.


In warranty send BestBuy store service for free.....

Oct 29, 2009 | Dynex DX-L42-10A 42 in. LCD TV

6 Answers

Presario f700 drivers


You have to download XP drivers from the manufacturer's website. This normally happens because your harware was designed for the new OS(Vista).

Just go to hp.com and search for the model of your Laptop.

May 20, 2008 | Compaq Presario 700 470024-192 Notebook

Not finding what you are looking for?
Compaq Armada E500 Notebook Logo

406 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Compaq Computers & Internet Experts

pankaj rautela
pankaj rautela

Level 3 Expert

1252 Answers

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18429 Answers

Alun Cox

Level 3 Expert

2678 Answers

Are you a Compaq Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...