As the title says, a few months ago my audio began fading out after about anywhere from 3 to 7 seconds of continuous playback, after which I'd need to wait about the same amount of time before playing back again to make it full volume--rinse and repeat ad nauseum. I've attempted everything as listed here, to no avail. The chipset download prompts me with an "unknown error" after each attempt, and the Realtek driver simply reinstalls itself and nothing else happens.
The OS does not report any change in volume, program nor system side. This leads me to believe it's something with the laptop itself, which is a bit irritating truth be told.
The Audio Check given by the Support Assistant does not report any issues and fails to fix the problem after diagnosing other devices and checking/repairing drivers.
This issue does not affect any devices connected via Bluetooth nor does it affect headphones when plugged in either via USB or the headphone jack, and only applies to the built-in speakers.
No third-party audio managing software has been downloaded, and this occurs with all programs on the device.
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