I have an HP ProBook 4440s. I've been disappointed in the speaker volume since I bought it. Even after adjusting all the settings I could find it's like a whisper during movies, music, Internet Videos. Everywhere I checked for the info. it said the device was working, and the drivers all said they were current and didn't need updating, Speccy only gave me this for the Audio Info.:
SoundcardAnvSoft Virtual Sound Device, High Definition Audio Device, and another,High Definition Audio Device
I can get more from a manual or HP site if needed.
So, I went to the greatest computer store on the planet, Walmart, (a little humor folks..) and bought a iHome iHM60 Rechargeable speaker, an Apple Product, which said would work on anything..
I plugged it in, watched some drivers being installed and a few minutes later was listening to it. An improvement, but I won't recommend it. Surely there is something better in the $20 to $50 price range. Later, I turned it off, unplugged the USB power cord and the 3.5 mm jack ( I needed the USB port ) did my thing, and then replugged in the iHM60.
Nothing, no sound anywhere. Skype doesn't work, none of my Players work (WMP, Wondershare Media Player, VLC, or Free All in One. No system sounds, nada. Everything I could think of to check (above) still said everything was okay. The speaker website has no help and only an email support thing to London and they haven't responded. When it was plugged in I couldn't find the thing in the device manager, even after rescanning for new hardware. It must be called something other than the product name there...
Can someone steer me to the right place to get this thing working? Or offer instructions on what to do to fx it?If I don't have to, I would rather not do a system restore. The Troubleshooter in the Control Panel says nothing is broken as well...