Investigating further (after I attached the speakers back to the laptop), I found that the right speaker didn't work (it has just a tiny hum) when I was listening to internet radio, mp3 and wav files. But it did work when listening to midi files. For all listening, I use Windows Media Player.
The volume control shows Balance set correctly, and will turn off the left channel when moved to the right. Just to be sure the problem wasn't the Media Player, I updated from WMP 10 to WMP 11. Same results. Just the left channel heard.
Anyone know what could be the reason? Is there a setting somewhere deep in Windows that somehow changed from Stereo to Mono?
Moderator Edit: Moved topic to more appropriate forum. ~ Animal
Edited by Animal, 15 November 2006 - 02:29 PM.