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Volume screen doesn't go away when its adjusted

I have a HP dv2988nr and whenever i adjust the volume the little volume indicator does not go away and it freezes or lags everything else that i am doing. It eventually goes away after several minutes.

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  • scorpion31 Jan 01, 2009

    The laptop is new by the way, we just opened it up to test it and this is what happened.

  • consultantgr Jan 10, 2009

    I have the same laptop (HP Pavilion Entertainment) and once the keyboard volume button is pressed the icon only goes away immediatelly as long as you are not running anything else. If you do it takes something like 5 minutes and everything slows down.This is an issue only with the volume buttons on the keyboard. This is a brand new laptop which I bought just a few days ago. Other than that, it is a great laptop and very fast. I am sure it is a software issue and an update should be available soon.

  • scorpion31 Jan 10, 2009

    Problem solved! There was a driver update available and it fixed it. Works great now!



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This is what I read and it works great

"..have the same problem and did a little looking around. I found a way to avoid the problem not to fix it. I have a dv9933cl with Vista (64bit). Go the the search bar under the menu and search 'msconfig'. Under one of the tabs on the screen that appears after clicking 'Open msconfig' there will be a list of checked items. One of the items is named 'Quick Touch On Screen Display' deselect this item. Click 'Ok'. It should then prompt you to restart your computer. Do so. Your volume Touch Sensitive keys should now work properly with any application open but you will not get a display.."

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Uninstall the driver and audio software associated with the soundcard, and reinstall with the latest drivers from the HP site. That may remedy the problem. You also might want to scan the hard drive for errors. It is possible that the driver or the utility got corrupted by improper shutdown.
Check for viruses and spyware. I hope you have a decent anti-virus installed. Norton, McAfee and Trend Micro don't really do much and they don't detect a lot of stuff. AVG is a free AV/AS software that works well and updates daily. Kaspersky is also good, but they have no free version and if you are not careful it can disable important Windows functions.
Last ditch would be reinstall Windows and see if it fixes it. If it doesn't then there is an issue with the sound card or the motherboard.

Cheers and best wishes

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  • Shayne Schecht Jan 01, 2009

    I would check with HP tech support to see if they have an update for the system or if it is a defect that needs to be addressed. The other option is to return it for a replacement.

    Sorry I could not tell you more.




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There is a ribbon cable between the laptop & the screen. It sounds like you have a short in that cable. If you're not good with tedius electronic repairs, it would be best to have a shop repair it.

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