Posted 25 April 2010 - 01:19 PM
If there is a setting on low somewhere I can't find it.
I have two choices when I RClick the volume icon in taskbar. Volume Control has Volume, Wave, SW Synth & CD Player - no mutes and all at max volume. The 2nd choice takes me to the Control Panel Sound and Audio Devices Properties applet. Every volume control accessible is set at max except for voice recording, which is set low. Yet I can't hear Narrator. [I haven't set up Windows Media Player again since the recent reformat/reinstall]
When I did a search for audio updates at lenovo thinkpad downloads and drivers site I got no hits. Going thru all the available downloads manually I found one driver update [smwdm.sys] listed, but the version  matches the one already installed. Which is good because there were "no available downloads" on following the link.
Previous google searches for thinkpad x41 audio only turned up threads w/ the complaint of poor sound and no solutions and I thought the integrated audio or speakers must be poor. The hardware test makes me think it might be fixable.
Could I be missing an audio codec or something? I know nothing about audio x to check the mute box.
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