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I started to get crackling from my computer speakers but they were working fine earlier this week. After doing some searching, I noticed that I don't have the Bang & Olufsen audio control. I've uninstalled the Realtek drivers & tried updating again, but the crackling continues. Are my Nvidia sound drivers supposed to be active? The graphics card shows that Nvidia audio is available, but its not listed as an option for the computer--I just have the Realtek option. Please assist!

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@arbnmp If the headphones are working fine while the speakers alone are producing the crackling noises, we may have faulty speaker to replace, that said, I suggest you talk to HP support and discuss your options, follow the below steps to get started:

 

1) Click on this link - http://www.hp.com/contacthp/

2) Click on Sign-in or select the product using the below step:

3) Enter the serial of your device.

4) Select the country from the drop-down.

5) Click on "Show Options".

Fill the web-form, to populate a case number and phone number for yourself!

 

Also, if you are having trouble navigating through the above options, it's most likely because the device is out of warranty, if yes? please send me a private message with the region you are contacting us from, 

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If you wish to thank me for my efforts, you could click on "Accept as solution" on my post as the solution should help others too.

 

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@arbnmp Help me, help you by responding to my queries listed below:

Did you check with a headphone or an external set of speakers to check if that works?

Did you update to the latest drivers from the HP website?

(Click here to find and install, if you haven't)

 

If the issue persists, please try the below steps:

  1. Go to Windows Device Manager > Sound, video and game controllers section.
  2. In the list of audio device drivers, look for Realtek High Definition Audio or Conexant (depending on what driver you have).
  3. Right-click and select Disable. The downward arrow displays on this driver, indicating it is disabled. (NOTE: At this point, you won’t be able to play any music files.)
  4. Right-click and select Update Driver Software.
  5. Select Browse my computer for driver software.
  6. Select Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer.
  7. You should see a window that says Select the device driver you want to install for this hardware. NOTE: If you see a window that says something like This is the best driver for this device, exit the window and repeat steps 4, 5, and 6.
  8. In the Model box, highlight High Definition Audio Device (this is the substitute audio device driver) and click Next.
  9. At the Update Driver Warning window, click Yes. You should see a confirmation window with High Definition Audio Device displayed. Click Close.
  10. In the list of audio device drivers in the Sound, video and game controllers section, you’ll notice that the High Definition Audio Device now displays instead of Realtek High Definition Audio.
  11. At the prompt to reboot, click Yes.
  12. check if it works fine.

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So I have checked w/ the headphone jack & the music is flawless. I have updated the drivers & reinstalled a couple of times. Regardless of what I do, I cannot get the Realtek label to disappear from the list of devices. It gives me the warning & looks like everything is going according to plan, but won't switch over to the generic driver.

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@arbnmp If the headphones are working fine while the speakers alone are producing the crackling noises, we may have faulty speaker to replace, that said, I suggest you talk to HP support and discuss your options, follow the below steps to get started:

 

1) Click on this link - http://www.hp.com/contacthp/

2) Click on Sign-in or select the product using the below step:

3) Enter the serial of your device.

4) Select the country from the drop-down.

5) Click on "Show Options".

Fill the web-form, to populate a case number and phone number for yourself!

 

Also, if you are having trouble navigating through the above options, it's most likely because the device is out of warranty, if yes? please send me a private message with the region you are contacting us from, 

here's how private messages work: Click here for details.

 

If you wish to thank me for my efforts, you could click on "Accept as solution" on my post as the solution should help others too.

 

Riddle_Decipher
I am an HP Employee

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