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Audio problem - no sound on left channel

No audio on left channel during any play/playback.

have tried both outputs front and back. have tested two sets of (functioning) speakers (both have L, R and SubW speakers) ....same problem using headphones. could this be a software problem? my local computer repair guys told me that "unfortunately with these HP pc's, if it is a hardware problem....little or nothing could be done due to the way HP configured 'the box' "...don't know if this is true or not...
any advice or help would be very much appreciated...Thanks, Mark
PS...no audio from CD drive/ downloaded music/ youtube video audio etc...i.e., no audio from any sources as far as I can tell....

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  • Marstop Feb 24, 2008

    OOPS..should have mentioned this in my question ..
    Yes, first thing I did check was "control panel, sound settings, and slider is in middle or left or right..same thing with
    generic sound in tray at bottom." Thanks very much for responding so fast...got any other ideas since this is not the problem? thanks again.....

  • Marstop Feb 27, 2008

    Tried switching speakers still no left channel. I have not uninstalled /installed device drivers etc...you mentioned this as the next step....can you help me with this? Thanks muchly.

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Sure..go to control panel, sound settings, and you should be able to check if the slider is in middle or left or right..same thing with generic sound in tray at bottom.

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Posted on Feb 24, 2008

  • Patrick Michaels
    Patrick Michaels Feb 24, 2008

    sure..can you 'switch' the signal, so that the right side, comes out of the left side speakers. just checking for probable cause if this failure. Next thing we'll do is to uninstall the audio device from system/device manager.

    or, we can do a shared screen session. send me an email to my profile one listed.

  • Patrick Michaels
    Patrick Michaels Feb 27, 2008

    sure..go to www.hp.com and get new drivers, and install them..still figuring you have a blown sound card on one channel though

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