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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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Re: One speaker not working and Scratchy Audio

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

Posted on Feb 05, 2008

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Have you check all the Volume setting on you computer?
On the lower right side look for the computer Icon check if there is a red X on the speaker Icon, if there is then it can be that here is something wrong with the speaker driver or it does not detect the speakers.
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