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IBM ThinkPad Laptop Sound Fades Out & is Low ... Until Restart

Over the past few weeks, even turning the computer volume up to maximum, the sound will still be too low to be intelligible. Or I'll start out turning it up maybe halfway, then over a few minutes/hours/days I'll turn it up full blast b/c it'll have lessened again. Restarting fixes the problem for a while, til it does it again.

Sound quality used to be excellent, and it was almost *never* necessary to turn it up full blast -- that would typically be too much to handle. Now, that's the only way I can generally hear any sound. I don't have any external speakers any more to hook the laptop up to, nor do I have headphones.

I have no ? or ! in my Device Manager, and all drivers are installed and up to date -- I just checked again today. Do I need a new sound card...? If so, how can you tell when it's that?

Thanks for your help!

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  • lionessthere Jun 25, 2009

    No. As I said, "Restarting fixes the problem for a while, til it does it again."

    However, restarting is not a "fix" -- it's a bandaid over the problem that still will recur. Anyhow, I just need a new darn computer -- I have a couple of issues with this one.


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I think i know how worked for me but dont kow if it will work for ok first you push and hold the power button untill all the lights turn off then wait like a min and turn back on and your done it worked for me.


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