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Hi Have just purchased a used laptop which appears great but has very low sound. Any suggestions? The sound icon on the bottom right is at maximum but can hardly hear anything. Thanks Dawnl

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Its the wrong sound bit

Posted on Dec 31, 2007



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Hi Check that the speaker cable is properly inserted into both speaker and laptop all the way in. This happened to me before, I didn't have the cable plugged into the computer all the way in so you could have heard sound but very low. If it still does the same thing, then, check to make sure the Media Player or Realplayer or other music player volumes are all on. Otherwise, check with a known working speaker. Please let me know if still does the same thing.

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Have you tried plugging in a regular headphone on the headphone port to see if is a problem with your sound device ot your speakers?? Cause if you plug in a regular headphone and it sounds ok then its a problem with your speakers itself! and if its a problem with your speakers, you might need to get them replaced! When checking your volume make sure the The Main Volume Control is up and the Wave control is high also! Some PC/Laptop control audio independently of the operating system! Like there is a lil volume knob right by the speaker jack or a key combination with the Fn key. Look for speaker control on your keyboard! It will look like speakers with an up arrow or looks like more audio, you'll know when you find it! If those still don't fix your problem there is a possibility its a driver issue! Try to get the latest drivers for your audio device! regards, babb

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