Question about Acer Aspire 7720 Notebook
I have found a perfect fix for this problem. You MUST update the BIOS in order to fix what Acer calls BOBO audio problems. (No one knows what BOBO means.)
That link is from the Acer Europe website, but the update worked on my Aspire 7720 here in the US. I did it easily by downloading the zip and then extracting ICL50134_Winflash.zip folder. Then I extracted the executable from that folder and ran it. It will detect your current BIOS and ask if youw ant to update. I clicked yes. Then it reboots and the audio works as it should have always!
Secondly, there is another change I suggest. The 7720 series laptop comes pre-installed in device manager saying that it is using IDE when in fact it is all ATA. I suggest going to the device manager and right clicking both IDE channels at the top of your list in IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers. Then reboot and vista or xp will reinstall these automatically as ATA. I have honestly noticed a performance difference based on that small difference.
I got most of this information from: http://forum.notebookreview.com/showthread.php?t=224288&page=2 and http://forum.notebookreview.com/showthread.php?t=224288
Posted on Jun 30, 2008
I have the same problem the sound sucks unless you use headphones my static comes and goes it also says thers a media failure on startup going back to staples thank god for extended warranties if anyone can fix this I'll write.
Posted on May 13, 2008
It's a defininite driver problem. Adelete and reinstall of the driver cures the problem until the computer is rebooted the the problem reappears.
Posted on Mar 15, 2008
Could be the speakers are faulty, or u installed generic sound drivers instead of its original drivers, if u have the original drivers install them and see what happens
Posted on Mar 04, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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