10-21-2005 12:47 PM
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10-21-2005 03:40 PM
Those are my speakers. I can't remember what "self-powered" meant as it applied to speakers, though...
10-21-2005 04:22 PM
10-21-2005 05:00 PM
I believe you are using the powered speakers where in the speakers are connected separately to the wall socket. To troubleshoot this issue, try connecting the speakers to the orange port of the sound card and see if the sound output is okay. You may also download and install the updated sound drivers for Pavilion a450n from here:
10-21-2005 05:07 PM
I think the way it works is that the power cable runs from my subwoofer to the surge protector, and the speakers are connected to the subwoofer (and are not disconnectable, I believe). Then the sound plug (that you plug into the out input port on the soundcard) runs from the speaker to the soundcard.
10-21-2005 05:13 PM
I wonder if maybe there's a master volume setting that set too low.
10-21-2005 05:14 PM
10-21-2005 07:18 PM
Another possibility is that, even though you think you have turned the volume up, you may not have. CLick the speaker icon in your system tray if you have one or go to the sound devices section in your control panel. You should see an sound level panel that resembles an equalizer with sliders. Make sure you are looking at the playback part, which you should see by default. Click proerties and make sure all of the devices are showing. There are volume sliders for each one as well as a master volume. Turn the master volume up at least half way. Similarly adjust the slider for the device you are playing and make sure the mute box is not checked for either volume control.
10-22-2005 10:54 PM
I know this is a real reach ... but, what the
10-23-2005 08:12 PM
Make sure Digital Output Only is not checked under Advanced options.
Make sure the Wave selection is not muted and the slider is not at a low level.
Make sure your speakers are plugged into the GREEN Line Out port.
Check the fuse in your sub woofer. It should be somewhere on the back. Look for it around the power cord.
If you have multiple speaker outputs on the back of your sub, try one of the others
10-23-2005 11:27 PM
If there is an ORANGE colored port with a speaker symbol, try using it. Even if it does not have speaker symbol, give it a try.
11-04-2005 03:43 PM
Also, will a pic of these settings help?
11-04-2005 07:12 PM
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11-14-2005 07:07 PM
You aren't alone. I am having the same problem with a HP Pavilion a1040a and a search of the net using Google and "realtek sound volume" indicates others who are having similar problems on all sorts of PCs with Realtek onboard sound. As far as I can work out so far its a quirk with the Realtek onboard sound that effects and unlucky small minority of users. See http://www.pcmech.com/show/troubleshoot/743/. The suggested solution there doesn't work as there a no jumpers on the mobo for this HP (see http://www.ctechinfo.org/manuals/pufferm_manual.pd
I've have sound but its at about 20% of the normal volume. The digital audio is greyed out and at a low setting on the volume control panel. This happened following a number of changes:
a) Installation of Sony Ericsson Image Studio
b) Swapping my USB Cable modem connection for a ethernet cable connection.
c) Installing the Creative Software Updates for the Creative Zentouch MP3 player.
I tried a system restore and swapping back to USB but that didn't help. I have also uninstalled and re-installed the Realtek sound and drivers but I still have very low volume. The volume controls on the sound effects panel etc are all set at max. The plugs are in the correct sockets and correctly inserted.
I have both a flat panel with speakers and Logitech speakers connected. Swapping there plugs around just confirms it's not speaker related. I have also plugged both sets of speakers into a MP3 player and they work nice and loudly with that.
I been playing around inistalling and reinstalling drivers with no luck and searching teh net for a solution. I can't swap to an aftermarket sound card either as I have no spare slots left. If I find a solution I will post again.
11-16-2005 03:11 AM
but HP don't offer it as a fix for these machines although they featureIntegrated Intel High Definition Audio so perhaps not.
12-21-2005 12:26 PM
I too have had this problem on a a1050w pavilion. I have ordered some powered or active type speakers to see if that solves the problem. However awaiting the arrival of the speakers , and my time to get back to trying to work out the problem; I checked on the troubleshooting section on the HP webpage and it has a step by step suggestion on solving sound problems. One step I have not tried is to enter the BIOS and check to see if the onboard sound card is disabled or if the other sound card is enabled. Just a suggestion- I know I am also still working to solve my problem ( actually my son's computer problem).