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One speaker not working and Scratchy Audio

Just recently I noticed that my front right speaker no longer produces sound. And just a few days ago I started hearing scratchy audio coming from the speakers as well. About two years ago I upgraded my graphics card and audio card and have had no problems with anything until now. I have run system analysis and tests on both the audio card and the speakers and everything comes back normal. During the speaker test when the computer cycles to the front right speaker, sound actually comes out of the front left one. If I re-configure the speakers so it thinks the front right is the front left and vice-versa then I don't get sound out of my front left one but all the others work as usual.

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  • Dziolko Nov 23, 2007

    I also forgot about the scratchy sound. Now the audio sounds crackley and scratchy when I play games or watch movies. Never changed any settings or hardware since the upgrade a couple years ago.

  • Anonymous Nov 30, 2007

    same here. the one with the power stopped working.

  • Anonymous Nov 15, 2008

    my computer speaker do not work sound only comes out of one speaker and it is really scratchy



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Just check is there any loose contact frm that speaker connection plug out the cable connect it again and have a check it may work...

or may be any time the speaker may be falled on ground so may be there is problem

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