I have a new Dell 980 Desktop computer with an SSD and though, i purchased new from a local shop's business, the warranty on computer's already expired. The long and short to that is, i was aware of that when i made purchase and they also replaced the already-installed Win. 10 with my preferred Win. 7.
So, the problem-even though maybe minor, is that by attaching typical 2.1 speakers to the port on the mini tower (in the back) the internal speaker plays, regardless. And it requires two separeate volume controls (obviously); the internal speaker's icon is how i use its volume control from the desktop and hand-held remote for the Creative 2.1 external speakers. But if i mute the internal speaker volume, the external speakers are muted too. The sound card or the integrated sound is Realtek, by the way.
Note* Dell's own website tech suggested removing the cable to the internal speaker and presented picture of how to do that in a diagram. When i posted on other forum this same topic and besides doing it or having to remove the speaker's internal connection, the response was almost identical with the same picture of the diagram cable to the motherboard and all.
So, if there are any suggestions or ideas to try in this regard to either purge the internal speaker or disabling it some way as opposed to disconnecting the cable from motherboard, please input. Maybe that is the only solution in this regard but i noticed for this specific Dell model, there's not an abundence of information online for it. Thanks.