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IBM Thinkpad laptop speaker does not work

Volume is on high
laptop stereo speakers selected
audio tab only has one choice for the three selections

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  • melissa377 Jun 23, 2009

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  • Brian Schnoor May 11, 2010

    I'd like you to right-click My Computer, select Manage, then go to device manager. Scroll through the list and locate Sound, Video, and Game Controllers. Do any of these entries have a symbol by them (usually !, ?, or X means that device needs attention). Let me know if it looks okay or which symbol you're seeing.

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Plz my ibm laptop speaker does not work

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No sound device and no music play


Which operating system ??

If your computer came with a motherboard disc the sound drivers could be on it
Click start control panel administrative tools computer management device manager scroll to sound video and game controllers you might see a yellow question exclamation mark? ! or a red X 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 selected the correct speaker settings.
Click start control panel sounds and audio devices select advanced there might be a tick in the mute box untick it.
If his does not fix the problem 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 for any further volume control settings you will need to right click on the speaker volume icon system select adjust volume Click start 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 speaker plug/outlets they are usually at the side of the laptop.

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 with no dust as dust causes static electricity Clean 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 http://download.cnet.com/2000-20_4.html on the home page you should see a search tab just type in what you are looking for IE: motherboard name audio driver you might have to try a few times to get it right for windows 7 Click start right click on computer select properties then device manager scroll to sound and video game controllers if you see a yellow question/exclamation mark or a red X the driver will need to update drivers Click start right click on computer select properties then device manager scroll to sound and video if you right click on sound and video then on high definition audio device select update driver software Click start control panel hardware and sound manage audio devices right click on your speaker select configure speakers. Right click on the speaker icon in the bottom taskbar you will see an array of options select playback devices make sure it has a green tick and the correct speakers are selected be updated. If you computer came with a motherboard disk the drivers could be on it although once speakers are connected widows 7 should automatically update the drivers Click start control panel hardware and sound manage audio devices playback you might have to set a default go for via high definition audio then right click on speaker You might have to configure them then select properties you will see tabs general level in this tab make sure your settings are loud enough also enhancements and advanced from the drop down list in the advanced tab select dvd quality or another then apply Hope this helps

Jan 28, 2013 | IBM ThinkPad T40 2373 Notebook

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No sound device


If your computer came with a motherboard disc the sound drivers could be on it
Click start control panel administrative tools computer management device manager scroll to sound video and game controllers you might see a yellow question exclamation mark? ! or a red X 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 selected the correct speaker settings.
Click start control panel sounds and audio devices select advanced there might be a tick in the mute box untick it.
If his does not fix the problem 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 for any further volume control settings you will need to right click on the speaker volume icon system select adjust volume Click start 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 speaker plug/outlets they are usually at the side of the laptop.

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 with no dust as dust causes static electricity Clean 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 http://download.cnet.com/2000-20_4.html on the home page you should see a search tab just type in what you are looking for IE: motherboard name audio driver you might have to try a few times to get it right for windows 7 Click start right click on computer select properties then device manager scroll to sound and video game controllers if you see a yellow question/exclamation mark or a red X the driver will need to update drivers Click start right click on computer select properties then device manager scroll to sound and video if you right click on sound and video then on high definition audio device select update driver software Click start control panel hardware and sound manage audio devices right click on your speaker select configure speakers. Right click on the speaker icon in the bottom taskbar you will see an array of options select playback devices make sure it has a green tick and the correct speakers are selected be updated. If you computer came with a motherboard disk the drivers could be on it although once speakers are connected widows 7 should automatically update the drivers Click start control panel hardware and sound manage audio devices playback you might have to set a default go for via high definition audio then right click on speaker You might have to configure them then select properties you will see tabs general level in this tab make sure your settings are loud enough also enhancements and advanced from the drop down list in the advanced tab select dvd quality or another then apply Hope this helps

Jan 28, 2013 | IBM ThinkPad T43 Notebook

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Desktop or Laptop computer ? Which operating system ?

If its a no sound card problem you will need to install one then configure the sound and the drivers

If your computer came with a motherboard disc the sound drivers could be on it


Click start control panel administrative tools computer management device manager scroll to sound video and game controllers you might see a yellow question exclamation mark? ! or a red X 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 selected the correct speaker settings.


Click start control panel sounds and audio devices select advanced there might be a tick in the mute box untick it


If his does not fix the problem

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 for any further volume control settings you will need to right click on the speaker volume icon system select adjust volume.


Click start 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).


The speaker plug/outlets is usually at the back of the computer or if its a laptop on the side.


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 with no dust as dust causes static electricity.


Clean 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


http://download.cnet.com/2000-20_4.html

On the home page you should see a search tab just type in what you are looking for.

Tick in either the all software or windows software box


IE: motherboard name audio driver you might have to try a few times to get it right


for windows 7

Click start right click on computer select properties then device manager scroll to sound and video game controllers if you see a yellow question/exclamation mark or a red X the driver will need to update drivers.


Click start right click on computer select properties then device manager scroll to sound and video if you right click on sound and video then on high definition audio device select update driver software.


Click start control panel hardware and sound manage audio devices right click on your speaker select configure speakers.


Right click on the speaker icon in the bottom taskbar you will see an array of options select


playback devices make sure it has a green tick and the correct speakers are selected

be updated if you computer came with a motherboard disk the drivers could be on it although


once speakers are connected widows 7 should automatically update the drivers.


Click start control panel hardware and sound manage audio devices playback you might have to set a default go for via high definition audio then right click on speaker.


You might have to configure them then select properties you will see tabs general level in this tab make sure your settings are loud enough also enhancements and advanced from the drop down list in the advanced tab select dvd quality or another then apply


Hope this helps


Laptop

If your computer came with a motherboard disc the sound drivers could be on it


Click start control panel administrative tools computer management device manager scroll to sound video and game controllers you might see a yellow question exclamation mark? ! or a red X 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 selected the correct speaker settings.


Click start control panel sounds and audio devices select advanced there might be a tick in the mute box untick it.


If his does not fix the problem

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 for any further volume control settings you will need to right click on the speaker volume icon system select adjust volume


Click start 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 speaker plug/outlets they are usually at the side of the laptop.


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 with no dust as dust causes static electricity


Clean 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


http://download.cnet.com/2000-20_4.html

on the home page you should see a search tab just type in what you are looking for

IE: motherboard name audio driver you might have to try a few times to get it right


for windows 7


Click start right click on computer select properties then device manager scroll to sound and video game controllers if you see a yellow question/exclamation mark or a red X the driver will need to update drivers


Click start right click on computer select properties then device manager scroll to sound and video if you right click on sound and video then on high definition audio device select update driver software


Click start control panel hardware and sound manage audio devices right click on your speaker select configure speakers.


Right click on the speaker icon in the bottom taskbar you will see an array of options select

playback devices make sure it has a green tick and the correct speakers are selected

be updated.


If you computer came with a motherboard disk the drivers could be on it although

once speakers are connected widows 7 should automatically update the drivers


Click start control panel hardware and sound manage audio devices playback you might have to set a default go for via high definition audio then right click on speaker


You might have to configure them then select properties you will see tabs general level in this tab make sure your settings are loud enough also enhancements and advanced from the drop down list in the advanced tab select dvd quality or another then apply


Hope this helps

Nov 19, 2012 | Computers & Internet

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Driver sound


if your computer came with a motherboard disc the sound drivers could be on it


click start control panel administrative tools computer management device manager scroll to sound video and game controllers you might see a yellow question exclamation mark? ! or a red X 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 selected the correct speaker settings there


click start control panel sounds and audio devices select advanced there might be a tick in the mute box untick it


if his does not fix the problem

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 for any

further volume control settings you will need to right click on the speaker volume icon system select adjust volume


click start 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 speaker plug/outlets is usually at the side of the laptop
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 with no dust as dust causes static electricity


clean 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


http://download.cnet.com/2000-20_4.html

on the home page you should see a search tab just type in what you are looking for

IE: motherboard name audio driver you might have to try a few times to get it right


for windows 7

click start right click on computer select properties then device manager scroll to sound and video game controllers if you see a yellow question/exclamation mark or a red X the driver will need to update drivers


click start right click on computer select properties then device manager scroll to sound and video if you right click on sound and video then on high definition audio device select update driver software


click start control panel hardware and sound manage audio devices right click on your speaker select configure speakers

right click on the speaker icon in the bottom taskbar you will see an array of options select


playback devices make sure it has a green tick and the correct speakers are selected

be updated if you computer came with a motherboard disk the drivers could be on it although


once speakers are connected widows 7 should automatically update the drivers

click start control panel hardware and sound manage audio devices playback you might have to set a default go for via high definition audio then right click on speaker


you might have to configure them then select properties you will see tabs general level in this tab make sure your settings are loud enough also enhancements and advanced from the drop down


list in the advanced tab select dvd quality or another then apply


hope this helps

Oct 11, 2012 | IBM ThinkPad T20 T22 T23 T30 T40

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No sound in my ibmthinkpad r50 laptop


if your computer came with a motherboard disc the sound drivers could be on it


click start control panel administrative tools computer management device manager scroll to sound video and game controllers you might see a yellow question exclamation mark? ! or a red X 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 selected the correct speaker settings there


click start control panel sounds and audio devices select advanced there might be a tick in the mute box untick it


if his does not fix the problem

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 for any

further volume control settings you will need to right click on the speaker volume icon system select adjust volume


click start 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 speaker plug/outlets is usually at the side of the laptop
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 with no dust as dust causes static electricity


clean 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


http://download.cnet.com/2000-20_4.html

on the home page you should see a search tab just type in what you are looking for

IE: motherboard name audio driver you might have to try a few times to get it right


for windows 7

click start right click on computer select properties then device manager scroll to sound and video game controllers if you see a yellow question/exclamation mark or a red X the driver will need to update drivers


click start right click on computer select properties then device manager scroll to sound and video if you right click on sound and video then on high definition audio device select update driver software


click start control panel hardware and sound manage audio devices right click on your speaker select configure speakers

right click on the speaker icon in the bottom taskbar you will see an array of options select


playback devices make sure it has a green tick and the correct speakers are selected

be updated if you computer came with a motherboard disk the drivers could be on it although


once speakers are connected widows 7 should automatically update the drivers

click start control panel hardware and sound manage audio devices playback you might have to set a default go for via high definition audio then right click on speaker


you might have to configure them then select properties you will see tabs general level in this tab make sure your settings are loud enough also enhancements and advanced from the drop down


list in the advanced tab select dvd quality or another then apply


hope this helps

Oct 04, 2012 | IBM ThinkPad R50e Notebook

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I'm not getting any sound on my ibm thinkpad


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 exclamation mark? ! or a red X 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 settings there
also
click start control panel sounds and audio devices select advanced there might be a tick in the mute box untick it
if his does not fix the problem
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 for any further volume control settings you will need to right click on the volume icon system select adjust volume

click start 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 you

Sep 09, 2011 | IBM ThinkPad Soundcard

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Very weak sound from ibm t42 thinkpad - internal and exteranl speakers


There are two ways to set the sound on an IBM thinkpad, hardware and software.
Hardware sound can be set via the speaker buttons below the screen. There should be three buttons: Mute, Volume Down, and Volume Up.
Software sound can be set in windows through the speaker icon on the bottom right of the screen. Click on the icon, and drag the slider up or down to change the volume.
If you don't have the correct drivers installed, these two settings are separate (e.g. It is possible to have the hardware volume down low, and the software volume set really high, and still have music playing relatively quietly). I would suggest turning both of them up and see if the sound gets louder.

Mar 07, 2011 | IBM ThinkPad T42 Notebook

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I dont have sound in my ibm thinkpad T.43 centrino


control panel sounds and audio,volume,advanced,speakers select appropriate speakers or
audio you will find 3 drop down lists make sure you have selected the right speakers or
control panel,administrive tools,computer management,device manager,sound,could be a yellow question mark? right click to re-install drivers if you have tried this you might try

control panel,administrive tools,computer management,device manager,sound,right click select properties to either troubleshoot,uninstall,rollback driver or

scroll to sytem speaker right click select properties you will see at the bottom use this device enable/disable this device

hope this helps

Dec 19, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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I can only hear the person I am talking to through headphones, I want to hear them on my speaker


To solve this problem ,do this; goto start menu >control panel>sound and audio devices
in volume tab under speaker settings , click on "advanced" in speakers tab speaker setup:select desktop stereo speakers
click performance tab Hardware acceleration =full sample rate conversation quality=best. click on apply,and ok
select audio tab in sound and audio output. click on volume ,unmute all . increase all volume to high. close it.
select voice tab in click on volume ,unmute all . increase all volume to high. close it.
click on apply and ok.
then open your audio manager .increase play back volume and unmute all .
important :select default device (sound play back) .to your audio manager's default device . after apply all settings .click ok and close it. in sound and audio output. tick on "use only default devices". . do it and solve it

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I have no sound on my laptop


is it a thinkpad t20? you need the sound card drivers.

drivers for the t20 available here
http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/MIGR-4JSQHB.html
its under audio, select the one that is right for your operating system.

if its any other model or another brand those drivers wont work.
send me the brand and model in that case.
Thanks,
Ekse

Jun 03, 2009 | IBM ThinkPad T20 2647 Notebook

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