I got my laptop back from out-of-warranty repair a couple of months ago (loooong story) and a few days later, the sound went out in my front right speaker. A friend of mine said it might be something as simple as the techs forgetting to lock down the audio cables properly.
I know my way around PCs and would be comfortable opening it up and checking the cable(s) myself, except I'm not quite sure how to get to the sound card.
Does anyone have a manual/schematic for the XPS 1710, or could someone perhaps walk me step-by-step through the process of removing the plastic "brushed aluminum" cover?
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Check the device manager in the windows control panel and make sure your audio device is listed and has no conflicts present. If all is good there, I suggest downlading the latest driver, then uninstall/remove your audio device from the device manager, then install the new driver and let the computer rediscover the harware. Sometimes it just helps when the computer thinks it's a new device.
I HAVE A DELL INSPIRON AND A FEW YEARS AGO I HAD THE SAME PROBLEM,BUT THE THING IS THAT MAYBE U ARE USING THE SPEAKER AT FULL VOLUME,CAUSE OF WHICH THE SPEAKER TENDS TO BURST ,THE ONLY SOLUTION TO THIS IS GET IT REPAIRED BUT I PREFER U TO BUY A NEW ONE BECAUSE WHEN U GET IT REPAIRED IT MAY GET THE SAME PROBLEM AGAIN...
SORRY ,BUT THIS IS THE ONLY SOLUTION...
Hi Patrick, The most likely problem is that the ribbon cable from the touch pad is not making proper connection with the motherboard. I would recommend you get this repaired under warranty, there is a bit of work involved in pulling the laptop apart to get to this cable & connector and if you do something wrong it could void your warranty.
I can give you instructions if you wish to try and fix it yourself. Let me know.
The xps 1330 is known to have problems with the internal speakers. Kindly call Dell Tech support and get the same replaced,while your system is under warranty. The cable that connects the speakers inside is either not connected right or is broken. If you are geeting sound form the headphones , your soundcard is fine , and there is no software problem on the system.