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Solved Sound coming from only one speaker

August 13, 2005 at 06:13:27
Specs: Windows XP with Service P, Intel Celeron 325 D (2.53

I have assembled a PC with the following configuration :
Processor : Intel Celeron D 325 (2.53 Ghz)
Motherboard : HiS
Memory : 256 MB
HDD : 80gb seagate baracudda
The motherboard has onboard realtek ac 97 sound card, on board realtek lan card, and on board usb. I have installed windows xp with service pack 2 and all the requisite drivers. The problem i am facing is that sound comes from only one of the speaker. The same speakers work perfectly fine on my old pc celeron 300 ghz and creative sound card, which has windows nt installed. Kindly help me in this regard. Regards Sumit Sharma


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✔ Best Answer
August 24, 2005 at 14:51:35

If you are using Windows Media Player, try selecting the following options (make sure there is a checkmark next to it):

View -> Enhancements -> Show Enhancements

Then a section of the main display window will be taken up at the bottom showing words such as "SRS WOW Effects", "Crossfading and Volume Leveling", "Color Chooser", "Video Settings", and "Graphic Equalizer". You are looking for the "GRAPHIC Equalizer" - don't ask me why the programmers chose to use this name. Anyways, at the "GRAPHIC Equalizer", push the "Reset" button. Well, at least that worked for me.



#1
August 13, 2005 at 07:36:16

Try going to control panel then click on sounds and audio devices then under speaker setting click the advanced area and check to make sure that it is set for desktop stereo speakers.

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#2
August 13, 2005 at 10:20:22

Hi Marty,
I have already tried this option, still the sound comes only from one speaker. Anyway thanks for your reply.

Regards
Sumit


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#3
August 13, 2005 at 10:46:49

Try START, ALL PROGRAMS, ACCESSORIES, ENTERTAINMENT, VOLUME CONTROL and ensure the balance controls are centered.

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#4
August 13, 2005 at 11:01:22

Hi Clark,
The volume balance control is centered. Thanks for your response.

Regards
Sumit Sharma


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#5
August 13, 2005 at 22:52:01

If you are using Windows Media Player and this is happening, maybe you should read the post I made a short while back. I have the same problem, but I didn't do anything to cause this to happen.

In my case I think it is a problem with the Windows Media Player or something within my computer yet. You might want to try another media player.
http://www.computing.net/windowsxp/wwwboard/forum/138889.html

I haven't taken the time to finish doing some of the suggestions that were made in my post, but maybe this might be helpful. If you do resolve this problem, I would appreciate you letting us know what you did to fix it.
Thanks.

I'm not ignorant, I just need more learning!


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August 24, 2005 at 14:51:35
✔ Best Answer

If you are using Windows Media Player, try selecting the following options (make sure there is a checkmark next to it):

View -> Enhancements -> Show Enhancements

Then a section of the main display window will be taken up at the bottom showing words such as "SRS WOW Effects", "Crossfading and Volume Leveling", "Color Chooser", "Video Settings", and "Graphic Equalizer". You are looking for the "GRAPHIC Equalizer" - don't ask me why the programmers chose to use this name. Anyways, at the "GRAPHIC Equalizer", push the "Reset" button. Well, at least that worked for me.


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#7
August 24, 2005 at 22:56:53

YehKahn Yiin,

THANK YOU SOOO MUUUCH!!! THIS WORKS FOR ME.

I had went into the "graphic equalizer" as you said to, but everything looked alright. I pushed the "reset", but nothing changed.

Well I had decided to start playing a song that was located to the right of the "GRAPHIC Equalizer". Once the song started playing, that was when I saw the "Balance control" slid way over to the right side. No wonder why I only had one speaker working. Well I slide it into the center and now I have sound out of both speakers.

I like the media player and you have made me so happy!

Thanks again so much.

I'm not ignorant, I just need more learning!


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#8
August 28, 2005 at 10:53:57

I want to just make a comment about the sound being slightly distorted. This worked for me. I have a very good speakers to start with so while I was in the "graphic equalizer" section I saw that I could turn the graphic equalizer off or on.

So, I decided to turn the graphics off to see how my speakers would sound without it. Well, I now have my great sound back.

Hope this can help a few of you.

I'm not ignorant, I just need more learning!


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#9
September 2, 2005 at 17:00:03

I have the same issue, but, I can turn my headphones up VERY loud, and take the right side off, the side that works, and it is BARELY audible at full blast in left speaker.

All slides are balanced, I have done everything listed on this page.

I can even plug my headphones into where the speakers should be, and exact same thing.


Any suggestions?


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#10
September 2, 2005 at 17:03:00

Also....it seems my microphone is activated constantly, because I get very bad feedback from my one speaker that works when I turn my volume up past a certain point, which is extremely low.


Thanks.


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#11
September 11, 2005 at 05:22:44

I have a similar problem, sound only comes from one speaker. I tried headphones in the speaker jack and have the same thing. I connected the speakers int the headphone jack and they both work. I have done nothing to make this happen, they both worked last night and this morning I have only one speaker working. I have an onboard realtek audio sound thingy. I am starting to wonder if it is a hardware issue rather than software because I have tried rolling back the drivers with the xp system restore and I still have the same problem.
If anyone has anything else that I could try it would be most appreciated


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#12
September 15, 2005 at 14:59:18

dopeyjoe i had the exact same problem as you, exactly!! i tried what you did, putting the speakers into the pc headphone socket and they worked fine except left and right sound switched!! anyway i seem to have solved the problem byt just putting the speakers in the headphone socket and playing a song. while the song is still playing, i took the speakers out of the headphone socket and plugged them back into the pc were they are meant to be placed. Now they work! strange!!! anyway try that :)

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