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Speakers are quiet on full volume

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  • Started 6 years ago by loudog
  • Latest reply from michael
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loudog
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I just bought a brand new PC with Vista already installed, it didnt come with speakers so I plugged in my old emachines sp-20A speakers and installed the latest vista drivers. Still to hear anything you have to put your ear right up to the speakers. Please try and help me out!

Lou

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loudog
Posts: 6

help anyone?

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syn
Posts: 41

i am assuming the speakers have there own volume control and that is where you are turning up the volume. Check vista's internal volume in the control panel.... i think it is still there haven't used my vista computer in a few weeks.

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loudog
Posts: 6

no the speakers have no external volume control and all volumes are turned up to max in the control panel

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syn
Posts: 41

Ok do you have multiple ports to plug sound in. and do the speakers have any special functions like required software or an amp that they plug into.

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loudog
Posts: 6

just the usual ports, my machine is Advent T9508

& i dont have an amp

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michael
michael
Posts: 568

Perhaps your speakers are defective? If not, then try reinstalling your drivers.

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Mike

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taybay
taybay
Posts: 521

Try plugging in headphones where you plugged in the speakers. Tell us what happens.

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loudog
Posts: 6

the headphones sound normal

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taybay
taybay
Posts: 521

Then it seems to me like you have a problem with your speakers..

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Bobthenewguy
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I hadd the same problem with a new laptop. It had vista premium. The problem went away after installed all of the new vista updates. You probably know how to do this, but if you don't:
Go to the control panel
In the bottom left corner there is the option to update the computer.
Update the computer several times to be sure that you get all of the updates.

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michael
michael
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Odd. Oh wait - maybe the drivers were out of date, if the system was using WDDM drivers. Thanks for posting your solution Bobthenewguy.

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Mike

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loudog
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which update solved the problem?

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taybay
taybay
Posts: 521

Be careful with the driver updates though. One of Vista's updates made my sound driver unable to detect my microphone. I had to rollback the driver to fix it. Updating drivers is not a cure-all.

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michael
michael
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Oh yeah - I had eMachines speakers. They stopped working one day, so I had to get a new pair. I discovered they had stopped working because the wire protruding from the back had been streched too far. Have you streched yours?

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Mike

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