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Sound (volume) control pad stuck at "Mute"

I  considered a while between post this in the topic about sound or about hadeware, but now it's here anyway.  Smiley Wink

 

Well, straight to the story, here's my problem: I'm using HP Pavilion DV4T-1400 (the Entertainment series if I remember correctly). My sound (or volume) control pad was once fine. One day, after I made some changes about the software installed in my computer (I removed some) and restart it, I got a HUGE problem: the sound control pad kept displaying "Mute" (The red loudspeaker) no matter how many time I tried to touch and touch and touch...

 

The funny part is the volume bar in Windows is still OK, and it changed each time I touched the pad, for example from mute to unmute and then mute again for 3 touches. However, the volume pad was just a red "mute", and I can hear no sound. Smiley Sad

 

I read the support for the Pavilion DV4T-1400 on the homepage, which describes the (almost) same problem with mine. And it advises me to update BIOS by downloading the latest HP Support Assistant to "Tune up" my computer. I did download it and run it twice, and suddenly I noticed that in the "Tune up" process, there is no "Update BIOS" option. All it have is just the same option as a usual disk-cleaner.

 

So I post this thread, hope that someone can help me fix this problem. Three days without any sound is really terrible with someone working in the designing field. Smiley Sad

 

P.S. A few days ago, I remember removing some software with the name kind of "sound plugin" or similar to that, can't remember the exact name.

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Re: Sound (volume) control pad stuck at "Mute"

Hi,

 

The following assumes you are using Windows 7.

 

Download and install the IDT Audio driver on the link below.

 

http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp45001-45500/sp45211.exe

 

After the installation has completed, restart the notebook and after Windows has fully reloaded, check if the mute button now works.

 

If it still does not function correctly, download and reinstall the Quick Launch Buttons driver on the link below.

 

http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp46501-47000/sp46731.exe

 

Again, after the installation has completed, restart the notebook, let Windows fully load and check the mute button.

 

Regards,

 

DP-K

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Hi,

 

The following assumes you are using Windows 7.

 

Download and install the IDT Audio driver on the link below.

 

http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp45001-45500/sp45211.exe

 

After the installation has completed, restart the notebook and after Windows has fully reloaded, check if the mute button now works.

 

If it still does not function correctly, download and reinstall the Quick Launch Buttons driver on the link below.

 

http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp46501-47000/sp46731.exe

 

Again, after the installation has completed, restart the notebook, let Windows fully load and check the mute button.

 

Regards,

 

DP-K

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@DavidPK

 

Well, what's else to say? It rocks! And I didn't even have to restart the computer! Thank you so much DavidPK. I'll add a kudo for you solution now. Thank you again Smiley LOL

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Hi,

 

You're welcome and I'm glad it helped Smiley Happy

 

All the best,

 

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Re: Sound (volume) control pad stuck at "Mute"

Hi, I'm having the exact same problem with my HP b14-003sa (on windows 8). Has anyone else has this issue or can help me??

 

Thanks!

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