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Re: Compaq sound trouble
Try and change the drivers for your sound update them then see if it improves. If that dont work the only easy solution for you ie; if you dont want to get inside it and check the sound system or replace it is to buy those external speakers and use them.
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if your computer came with a motherboard disc the sound drivers could be on it click start control panel administrive tools computer management device manager scroll to sound,video and game controllers you might see a yellow question mark? Right click to reinstall drivers click start control panel sounds and audio,volume,advanced,speakers make sure you have selected the (((appropriate speakers))) also audio you will find 3 drop down lists make sure you have the correct settingsthere also click start control panel sounds and audio devices you can adjust the volume there also select speaker volume you can change your settings there you can also tick in the box place icon in taskbar if his does not fix the problem
have you tried this control panel sounds and audio,volume,advanced,speakers select the appropriate speakers from the drop down list or navigate to the device manager scroll to system devices + to expand,system speaker right click properties then select use this device (enable) also you might check the speakers plug/outlet is usually at the back of the computer you will have to open up the computer to check the lead attached to the rear of the input plug make sure the connection is good try cleaning your computer of dust using a fine air blower from a compressor making VERY sure that there is no MOISTURE in the air line specifically around the sound card and the CPU central processing unit dust causes static to build up in a computer hope this helps don
you might have to uninstall then reinstall both the driver and the sound devices control panel sounds and audio,volume,advanced,speakers select appropriate speakers or audio you will find 3 drop down lists make the necessary adjustmentsthere or control panel,administrive tools,computer management,device manager,sound,could be a yellow question mark? right click to re-install drivers or right click select properties to either troubleshoot,uninstall,rollback driver
This article contains tips for resolving sound related issues in Windows XP. No Sound From all speakers
Check that the speakers are powered on.
Check that the speakers are connected to the correct ports on the PC. This is particularly important If the customer has both integrated sound and a sound card.
If the speakers have a volume control button - ensure that this is turned up.
Check that the Windows Audio service is running. If this is not running then many of the subsequent troubleshooting steps will not work. Go to Start->Run and type services.msc. Double cliick on Windows Audio. Select Start if possible and check that the Startup Type is Automatic. Click OK.
If the speakers are digital speakers then try forcing the sound card to use digital. Go to Start->Control Panel->Sound and Audio Devices.. On the Volume tab, click the Advanced button in the Device Volume section. In the Volume Control window, below the Play Control Volume slider, click Advanced. If this does not show select Advanced Controls from the Options menu. Select Digital Output Only
If possible try an external audio source like a Walkman, CD, or MP3 player (connect the speakers to the headphone jack)
Check that the volume control in Windows isn't muted or turned too low. See the screen shots below. Go to Start->Control Panel and double click on Sounds and Audio Devices.
1. Check Output cable properly connected to the computer in Green socket. 2. Check computer Volume Balance. - go to start- control panel-sound & game controller - check ur volume mute/unmute, volume all balance 3. check sound drivers/update driver - go to - My Computyer - right click - properties - hardware - device manager - check sound hardware - Uninsall all sound driver - Then Scan in device manager. it will automatically install again. 4.Then check output volume.
In xp go to control panel>sounds and audio devices>audio (tab) then change the default and check use only default or uncheck it and it should allow both to work, I'm unsure exactly how to do it on vista because i don't have a copy of vista to tinker with right now.
Go to "Start", "Control Panel", Administrative Tools, Computer Management, click on "Device Manager" on the left hand side and look on the right hand side. See if you have a yellow exclamation next to the "Sounds, Video and Game Controllers". If yes, double-click on the line with the exclamation and then click on the driver tab at the top. Click update driver and when it asks if you would like to to check the internet for updated drivers, tell it yes, this time only and continue. After this process, it should either download and install a new driver for your sound card or install the one that was shipped with your computer. If this does not work, please let me know and we will check the next possible problem.
If you set the volume up, and there is a problem with audio, I recomend,
1) reconnect your speakers and press well the conector, (green)
2) see if sound came from output connector using a headset.
3) buy new speakers.
depending on the model of your current spk. check one from creative, they have some good Spk. that work fine for years.
well, it is a sub problem, if you has warranty, use the RMS system, or change the sub. If has internal schematics, you can repair it, yourself, it is a resistant or some boards have a FUSE inside.
Since the majority of laptops do not have multiple sound outputs you will need to buy a couple of headphone splitters.
Plug the first Y splitter into the laptop headphone port and plug one of the input cables going to the speakers in one arm of the Y. Next, plug another Y splitter in the remaining arm of the first Y. This will provide you with the other two inputs that you need. Plug the remaining speaker cables into the other Y arms.
From there it is simply controlling the speakers using the laptop volume and/or the speakers volume. You will not have fader control on a 3.1 or 5.1 speaker system but it will give you what you are looking for.
I have this same configuration at my office using an IBM laptop and a 5.1 surround sound system.