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Sound for some season my sound is always so staticy or fuzzy, and i've read reviews of people having the same trouble, for a 1000$ computer that shouldnt be a problem , its been doing that since i bought it

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  • danzig74 Mar 04, 2008

    well i thought the same, so i bought some headphones and when i was using the head phones it was still messed up , so itsnot the speakers...and also i ran a test on my drivers, which are still the originals , i just got the computer, and no problems were found....

  • darkscorp777 Mar 25, 2008

    Hi, I have got the same problem, I bought the laptop from Germany so the operating system was German so the first thing that I've done is to format it and install Windows Vista Business in English, I tried the drivers and the same problem happens... even without rebooting..
    I have tried installing another version of the driver (Audio_Realtek_v6.0.1.5449_Vista) , the problem disappeared, but the sound was really poor, the subwoofer didn't work, and the sound was like an old radio.. please help

  • ManicSidski Aug 18, 2008

    I have a similar problem, there is sound but only the basics, like on Messenger or when you have a direction pop-up to over-ride a saved doc etc. However playing a game, video and the likes it plays briefly and then crackles and disappears. I have checked and all drivers seem fine, the system obviously has sound or I would not even hear basic sounds. The only thing I remember doing was uninstalling the Acer Widget (annoying thing) and after that I have had this problem. Problem is I don't even know how to retrieve the Widget so I can test to see if that was indeed the problem.

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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.)

ftp://ftp.work.acer-euro.com/notebook/aspire_7720/vista/Bios/v1.34.zip

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.

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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

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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

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