[SOLVED] Sound problem

Aug 10, 2019
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I have already done a lot of research on this problem, once of my speakers (right) has a much louder volume than the other.
E.g: Right speaker at volume 1 is louder than left speaker at volume 50, I can hear it that way.
And the right speaker is stuck at that same volume throughout 1-100.
I know of the balancing method but occasionally somehow the right speaker goes up by 1 and it annoys me.
I troubleshooted everything and the issue seems to be from the hardware, but if you really have any solution that can fix it without replacing hardware that would be really appreciated as the problem comes from a laptop and replacing speakers there is kinda complicated.
 

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Glorious
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I suggest you verify that is is hardware before continuing. measure twice cut once as they say.
you have updated the audio drivers? does it happen with headphones in the same way? is it just the speakers themselves? have you tried the speakers with another source - a phone? right its a laptop.
you can change software environments and test the hardware with different drivers and software. its much easier than it sounds.
Boot to a USB drive with linux on it. grab a USB drive, a copy of rufus and a linux distribution.
http://distrowatch.com/ has tons of differing linux distributions and download links. I personally am fond of linux mint with cinnamon.
https://rufus.ie/ the utility used to extract the ISO file to the USB drive.

use rufus to extract the selected ISO to the thumb drive. it will make the drive bootable and you can run linux from the drive once done.
Reboot into linux and proceed to test the hardware. connect to internet, watch videos, await problems.
if linux is good and stable the issue is most likely inside windows or otherwise software related.
this is a test of the hardware.
if linux is behaving the same the issue is indeed hardware and a USB soundcard or headset will bypass the onboard malfunction.
I suggest disabling the onboard audio in the BIOS when you attach a replacement device, if needed of course.
 

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Glorious
Ambassador
I suggest you verify that is is hardware before continuing. measure twice cut once as they say.
you have updated the audio drivers? does it happen with headphones in the same way? is it just the speakers themselves? have you tried the speakers with another source - a phone? right its a laptop.
you can change software environments and test the hardware with different drivers and software. its much easier than it sounds.
Boot to a USB drive with linux on it. grab a USB drive, a copy of rufus and a linux distribution.
http://distrowatch.com/ has tons of differing linux distributions and download links. I personally am fond of linux mint with cinnamon.
https://rufus.ie/ the utility used to extract the ISO file to the USB drive.

use rufus to extract the selected ISO to the thumb drive. it will make the drive bootable and you can run linux from the drive once done.
Reboot into linux and proceed to test the hardware. connect to internet, watch videos, await problems.
if linux is good and stable the issue is most likely inside windows or otherwise software related.
this is a test of the hardware.
if linux is behaving the same the issue is indeed hardware and a USB soundcard or headset will bypass the onboard malfunction.
I suggest disabling the onboard audio in the BIOS when you attach a replacement device, if needed of course.
 

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