Recently my speakers on my gateway laptop model:MT6821 just started making this clicking noise over and over muting the sound and turning it all the way down does nothing im thinking it could be blown or something but idk im not a very technical person. it is also coming out of the right side only. Also the sound still works out of both side but the clicking never goes away,
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Re: Gateway laptop speakers
Problems of this kind CAN be caused by a driver that has been scrambled by Windows. Try the following, it may not help but won’t get you in any worse condition than the one you are in. -Open the Control Panel -Select System - Click on the Hardware tab -Select Device Manager -Find and open Sound, Video and Game controllers -Find the driver (check manual) used with your audio system and delete it (remove) Reboot your system and, if there is nothing else amiss, it will ‘find’ a 'new' device and re-install the software controlling your on-board audio. If this doesn’t help, then you are likely dealing with a hardware problem that only Gateway can (at excessive cost) ‘cure’ by replacing the main board.
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I don't know if this will work with Vista but in Windows 7 you can go to the speaker icon in the taskbar and click on the icon above the volume control. This will take you to the sound properties. Click the levels tab and mute the PC speaker. This worked for me.
Heat dissipation from the unit in the same area of the speaker assembly, especially since you stated that the RIGHT speaker was smoked. Similar problems occur with this design flaw with any manufacturer as HP has the same problem with some of their models.
Your heat exhaust is killing the speaker, and I would also bet that your chipset is AMD and not Intel, the latter having solved it's heat dissipationn problems.
A more aggressive heat dissipation solution on the motherboard or redirection of the exhaust past fewer heat sensitive components would be a design goal.
The gateway document describing how to take that laptop apart can be found here. However, I'll just warn you that this is not an easy task, and sometimes the force of ripping the ******** the board ruins the board connections in that area and it will not fix it to get a new jack. This is rare, but know that it could happen.