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  • Started 4 years ago by satansoldier
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satansoldier
satansoldier
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Sound won't play through the speakers, headphones work fine(except they're failing), the speakers work, but i cant get audio to them. I tried plugging them into the headphone jack but that didnt do anything. Its just a stereo setup but my headphones arent working right anymore and I need audio. I ran windows update and the device config said the drivers are current. The audio is Realtec.
Edit: The system recognizes when i plug/unplug the speakers, displaying a notification on the toolbar. It appears to be playing sound, but the speakers aren't emitting any.
Edit2: Pluggin them into the headphone jack does work, its just really quite, i had to max the volume and turn on "loundness" to be able to tell they were playing sound, on xp i would assume it was the Wave volume too low, but i dont see any thing like that here. how can I make it louder?

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LH
LH
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How many watts are the speakers ?

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satansoldier
satansoldier
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I'm not sure its just the ones that came with my old HP, their in this image

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LH
LH
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Are they supposed to have their own power supply ?

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mickeyblue
mickeyblue
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in the realtek system panel, go to the tab SOUND EFFECTS, and check loudness equalization, this will make it louder,
also in sound and devices in control panel, select the PC speakers as the default.

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satansoldier
satansoldier
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@LH no they dont have an external power source or even a jack for an optional one,
@mickeyblue, Check edit2 in OP, and the speakers are default.

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LH
LH
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Have you got a resistance meter ?

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satansoldier
satansoldier
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I found a voltmeter in the garage, no resistance meter.

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LH
LH
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That won't work :(

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satansoldier
satansoldier
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yeah, no. Like I said the speakers themselves work fine, i can plug them into my mp3 player and they play at a high volume. Headphones play at the correct volume when plugged into that port. What would i have tested with a resistance meter?

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LH
LH
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No need to check them if they work ok with the mp3 player.
They are 2 speakers, connected up to a single 3.5mm stereo plug yes ?

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satansoldier
satansoldier
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Yes

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satansoldier
satansoldier
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Did some more experimentation, it appears i can get a better volume by plugging them into the headphone jack on the front rather than the "front speaker out" port, but its still less than I had them at on the old PC.

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Bartman
Bartman
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Have you checked the levels?

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satansoldier
satansoldier
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I have and they are maxed.

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Bartman
Bartman
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Have you tried uninstall / reinstall sound driver?

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satansoldier
satansoldier
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The audio drivers are working properly and are up to date, it just seems like the speakers aren't getting enough juice or something.

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LH
LH
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Do a comparison of the AC output levels of the mp3 player, and computer outputs.

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satansoldier
satansoldier
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Plugged into my mp3 player(Creative Zen Personal Media Player) its noticeably louder than when plugged into the computer playing the same song with all volume sliders maxed, loudness on, and VLC's volume set to 200%. While I don't have a decibel meter or anything like that, the difference is noticeable, and really the PC should be quite capable of making them louder than a relatively cheap mp3 player running on a battery...

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