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09-27-2020 09:12 AM
Product: HP Envy x360
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)
I've seen this issue all over the forums and the HP gurus don't post the solution; instead, opt for private messaging with the individual rather than posting the solution for the community to see. It's been a reoccurring theme that the speakers on this laptop crackle and pop like Rice Krispies. Anyone?
-One extremely disappointed customer
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09-29-2020 01:45 PM
@alessiocorbetto Did you check with a headphone or an external set of speakers to check if that works without the voice of the kraken? 😛
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:
- Go to Windows Device Manager > Sound, video and game controllers section.
- In the list of audio device drivers, look for Realtek High Definition Audio or Conexant (depending on what driver you have).
- 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.)
- Right-click and select Update Driver Software.
- Select Browse my computer for driver software.
- Select Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer.
- 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.
- In the Model box, highlight High Definition Audio Device (this is the substitute audio device driver) and click Next.
- At the Update Driver Warning window, click Yes. You should see a confirmation window with High Definition Audio Device displayed. Click Close.
- 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.
- At the prompt to reboot, click Yes.
- Enjoy your music now without the noise.
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