08-22-2019 10:59 AM - last edited on 08-24-2019 11:07 AM by Arthur-c
I have same laptop and my right speaker sounds dirty (significant cracks), and sometimes it is almost inaudible. Is it possible to fix or it is a hardware problem?
08-25-2019 10:56 AM - edited 08-25-2019 10:59 AM
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Does the issue persist when you connect a headphone to your PC?
I would suggest you could try to run the test on the audio from F2 (Please remember to capture the failure ID for further assistance).
Hold the power button for at least five seconds to turn off the computer.
Turn on the computer and immediately press the F2 key repeatedly, about once every second.
The HP PC Hardware Diagnostics (UEFI) main menu is displayed.
- Select Component tests.
- Please initiate a test on the Audio - The Audio Playback Test checks your system to make sure the audio device is functioning properly. During the test, a few music notes are played in sequence and then repeated. This test takes 1 minute to complete. Click Audio, then click Run once. Choose either the speakers or the headphones. When asked, enter the number of notes you heard.
If the test passes, as mentioned this could be a software or driver related issue. Let's try these steps here:
I would suggest here is to Run Windows Updates troubleshooter -
Download and install the troubleshooter from this link.
Now try to perform a Windows update:
1) In the search box, type and open Windows Updates.
2) Check for updates.
3) If the updates are available, click on install and restart the computer.
If the issue persists, I would suggest here is to uninstall the audio drivers from device manager:
Right-Click on start button> click device manager> expand sound video and game controllers>then select the sound drivers and right-click on it and uninstall the audio drivers.
Then check the box delete the software for this device.
Now restart the computer and then update the Bios, Chipset and Audio drivers on your PC from our HP support website, using this link.
Also, download and install HP support assistant on your PC. It should automatically download and install the latest updates and drivers for your PC.
Refer this link to know how to use HP support assistant.
Let me know how it goes for further assistance!
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