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Low External Speaker Volume


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#1 Bertabin

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Posted 04 August 2006 - 07:12 PM

I was just given this computer upgrade at work. I have the external speakers that I had with the old computer, but now I can hardly hear my cds! I've checked all the volume controls. Our tech person doesn't have time to deal with this "personal" issue. Could there be something in the sound card or some other hardware issue that just doesn't allow louder volume? I'm no expert on how computers run, so maybe there is something I'm overlooking.

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#2 Seth_z

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Posted 04 August 2006 - 08:59 PM

Is the master volume or any of the other volumes set low? Checking threw
Start -> Control Panel -> Sounds and Audio Devices
In there are a few different volume settings that might be set to low. In the volume tab If you click the Advanced button under the Device volume it brings up a few different audio options, inculding master volume. I'm not sure if you checked that yet if not, I hope that helps. (I wasn't sure if you meant volume controls on the computer or on the speakers...some speakers can have several different types of volume control)

Are you using a seperate sound card, or a integrated sound card?

EDIT: I have my control panel set up under classical veiw, if you do not click
Start -> Control Panel -> Sounds, Speech, and Audio Devices -> Sounds and Audio Devices

Edited by Seth_z, 04 August 2006 - 09:01 PM.


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Posted 04 August 2006 - 11:08 PM

Make sure the speakers are plugged into the right jack.

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Posted 04 August 2006 - 11:14 PM

Try starting in Safe Mode.

See if any of the drivers in the sound section have a red or yellow warning icon - if they do, update the driver.

Edited by Enthusiast, 04 August 2006 - 11:17 PM.





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