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Today i was playing something on my sony cr 490 notebook and the right speaker went dead on me. I've updated to the latest bios and reinstalled the audio drivers. Nothing seems to work. Any help?

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  • Aiden Zimmermann Jan 31, 2010

    The sound through external speakers and headphones plugged into the jack is just fine. I'm kind of wondering if this is something I can solve by myself. I can't be without this laptop for more than a few hours at best since I use it heavily for work.

  • Aiden Zimmermann Jan 31, 2010

    Yeah, it's providing a stereo signal alright. When I use the wizard to configure my playback device, I have the option to test both R and L speakers and the right one doesn't pass the test after it happened.
    I've tried adjusting the balance too and that doesn't help either.

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If it just stopped, then odds on it IS the actual speaker, also considering the Other one works... are you sure you are providing a Stereo signal?

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