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11-24-2009 11:04 AM
I'm still following this thread. Yes, sometimes after hibernate the sound is miraculously back, but don't start playing any full length features!
I bought a USB sound card and use headphones when I want to hear from my laptop. As far as Quicktouch goes, the only time it actually works is to accidentally startup the DvD player at times when I don't want it.
My laptop is out of warranty. I am willing to pay for it to be fixed. Alas, HP doesn't seem to know how to fix it, and it's pretty obvious they aren't even trying -- that is the awful sore spot in this. I would feel a whole lot better about HP if they just said, "We know what the problem is."
So I don't know if I'm a woosie ... is that it? I dunno what that is, a cross between a wus and a moosie? Anyway, I am certainly sour on HP laptops and my input about this experience got them nixed from being considered for a project I'm working on. I wasn't the only one either; HP is building a negative rep for themselves.
So I'm not going to put up a "Stay away from HP laptops" website or anything, but if there is any specific group effort that goes beyond griping and venting to getting a solution other than USB replacements for the failed internal devices, I'm in.
11-24-2009 04:06 PM
Here is what I have done with my laptop today after reading every post in this thread.
Uninstalled HPLaunchButtons, QuickTouch, and Quickplayer. I never used them anyway.
Since doing that this morning, and after rebooting, the sound has worked. I rebooted, powered down and up, put it to sleep, played music and hour long videos. So, in total, the sound has been working continously for about 8 to 9 hours. That has not happened for weeks.
So I am very cautiously optomistic. BUT... we will see what happens when I shut down tonight and power up in the morning.
In view of others initial success and ultimate failure at solving this I am far from claiming victory. Also, I realize that what may work for one laptop will not necessarily work on others.
11-24-2009 05:14 PM
11-24-2009 06:43 PM
11-24-2009 11:13 PM
Well after wasting money on system and registry cleaners...with no effect of course.
I guess what I have decided is till HP or Microsoft gives us a fix I have to do these 3 options.
Which are all really annoying.
For anything media related at home, I had to download Unbuntu and of course reboot to use it.
For all my regular programs non media related, they work just fine on windows.
and if I want to use my laptop in public or dont feel like switching to unbuntu, I have to invest in a external soundcard, which is another 30-300 depending on the quality you want. Just so I can plug in headphones or speakers and get sound.
So all in all this issue has cost he hours and hours of my time, at least 100.00 and still really is not resolved. I am quite frustrated as I know the rest of you are as well.
11-25-2009 03:23 AM
No offense taken.
As the tone of my post suggested, I am not convinced that my efforts will be successful. In fact, based on the continuing problems even after some have reinstalled Vista or installed alternate operating systems, I should expect the problem to return.
However, even if the problems do return, I find it interesting that by uninstalling the useless programs that I did should have a positive effect. Is there a clue there? Should HP and MS be looking into why such an action to change the behavior of the hardware?
What ever. As of this morning the sound is still working. Only 24 hours, I know, but stay tuned for the inevitable ARGH.
11-25-2009 02:31 PM
Just for Kicks I tried to delete those same useless programs and the effect was not positive for me. Still no sound, just a few less programs cluttering up my system
Have we determined this is specificaly a Vista problem or are Windows 7 folks experiencing the same thing?