Fix my speaker: On this page, we provide information on the most common reasons why speakers are not working and how to fix these problems. The below troubleshooting process should be reviewed regularly as it will help you identify your problem through the elimination process.
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Turn down the desktop speakers
This step may seem small, but troubleshooting works best when you start with the basics. Make sure the speaker volume knob is high enough to create volume. Each pair of buttons increases the volume by rotating the speaker from left to right, known as clockwise.
Laptop speakers are rejected
If you’re using a laptop without external speakers attached, make sure the volume is turned up using the keyboard. A secondary function may be the volume control buttons (pictured) or other keys indicated in the blue text. Hold the Fn key on the secondary function key at the same time to activate these keys.
The monitor speakers are muted.
Some monitors have built-in speakers. You have to use the buttons on the monitor, adjust the volume in Windows settings, or use the keyboard. All monitor manufacturers have different buttons and controls, so check your user manual for specific steps.
Make sure the software volume is also increased
An important aspect of a computer with external speakers is that the volume is primarily controlled by software. For example, it doesn’t matter how loud the external speakers are if the volume is turned off or off in the software settings. Speakers do not produce sound. Therefore, users should ensure that the audio settings in the software are properly activated.
Is Sound On.
Another common mistake is accidentally turning up the volume on the keyboard. To check if audio is enabled, look for a speaker icon with a “no” icon at the bottom right of the taskbar.
The speakers are not connected properly.
Some sound problems can be caused by poor speaker connections. To check if the speakers are connected correctly, follow these steps.
If you’re troubleshooting a laptop, skip this step because you won’t be able to check the laptop’s speaker connection.
External desktop speakers
Audio devices connected to a computer have different cables and use different ports. First, make sure the speaker cable is connected to the sound card on the back of the computer. As you can see in the picture, the sound card has several jacks. The speakers should be connected to the line out connector, which is usually indicated by the arrow in the sound wave image. Jack is usually green. If the speakers are connected via USB, connect them to any USB port.
Make sure the power cord is connected to the back of the right speaker or in some cases the subwoofer. Most speakers have a small LED (light) that indicates whether the speaker is on or off. After turning on the speakers (usually with a button or moving the volume knob from left to right), look for lights. If the LED doesn’t appear or the speakers still don’t seem to have power and you check the power connection, you may have a faulty light.
The default playback device in Windows
If your computer is running a Windows operating system, make sure the correct playback device is set as the default. If the wrong playback device is set as the default device, sound will not come from the expected device (ie, speakers or headphones).
Open Control Panel.
Hardware and Sound Click or double-click the Sound icon.
In Windows XP and earlier, under Manage audio devices sound.
In the Audio window, on the Playback tab, find the input of the speakers connected to the computer.
Right-click on the speaker input and select Set as default device.
Click OK at the bottom of the Sound window to save the settings change.