Why are My speakers behaving in a weird way ?

July 7, 2017 at 12:27:23
Specs: Windows 7
well recently for a while now when i lower the volume to almost mute on my speakers my right speaker is still having it's loud normal voice like it's not even effected .
meaning the wheel on my left speaker which controls the volume on both (normally it does that )
so when i lower the volume on it the sound on my right speaker is still normal and loud like it's not even effected at all .

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#1
July 7, 2017 at 14:51:52
Any chance of trying your speakers on another computer? It sounds like a problem with the volume control itself or the speaker amplifier. If it does the same on another computer then unless you are in to working on Speaker electronics there is little you can do.

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#2
July 7, 2017 at 15:31:20
well i don't actually have another computer and when i checked the settings in realtek it's normal as it should be (at least when that thing happens and always happens that way if i leave sound of both speakers as normal the right one is loud like its not responding like i never lowered the volume for it )
each time i try to lower the volume from the left speaker it self out side the right speaker has it's volume too high like it's never effected , and thats when the both volumes are adjusted as they should be in realtek .

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#3
July 7, 2017 at 16:56:46
Are the sound levels controllable on headphones? If so then it confirms my suspicions this is a problem with the speaker itself. The electronics are contained within one of the speaker units.

Maybe you could try the speakers on a friends computer.

IMO what you are describing points to the speaker hardware itself not RealTek software.

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#4
July 7, 2017 at 17:29:02
You are saying that there is just one mechanical volume
control, located on the left speaker, which controls the
volume on both speakers?

There are no other mechanical controls on the speakers,
such as for left-right balance, or for treble or bass?

Does adjusting the volume in software work correctly?
That is, if you set the mechanical volume control so that
both speakers are reasonably loud, you can adjust the
software volume to make both speakers louder and
softer, all the way to completely off?

If all of those are correct, I would suspect that the part
of the mechanical volume control which controls the
right channel is broken or just dirty. Even if you know
nothing about electronics, you should be able to fix it
if you can get at it. You ought to be able to get into the
case. But if the volume control is in a closed box or is
surface-mounted on a circuit board, you may find it to
be inaccessible. But if you can get at it, clean the parts
inside it and examine it to try to determine if both parts --
one controlling the left channel and one controlling the
right -- rotate and make contact when you turn the knob.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#5
July 7, 2017 at 17:39:16
Can try the speakers on your TV?
Have you plugged in the speakers on your PC at the right (green) plug? COMPLETELY inserted the plug?
What model/brand is the speaker set? (and your computer)

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#6
July 7, 2017 at 18:01:20
Re #5
Good point to check that the speaker plug is fully home.

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#7
July 7, 2017 at 19:39:39
I am going to respectfully disagree with the previous posts regarding software or speaker plugs.

If it is a physical volume knob on the speaker, then software or plugs would not come into play. The knob itself is connected to a dual potentiometer, one pot controls the left side volume, the other controls the right. Either the shaft the connects the two pots has broken and only one pot is spining or the wiper arm on one pot has broken free and is not spining when the knob is rotated.

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#8
July 8, 2017 at 10:05:12
Re #7
Hmm yeah#7. A partly inserted plug could make a channel come and go, or even give you mono. In terms of the original description I think it's back to my #1. Maybe I'm reading between the lines and getting it wrong but possibly the poster is seeking a software solution. Somehow I don't think there will be one.

The speakers need to be checked somehow and/or the system checked on headphones.

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#9
July 8, 2017 at 12:18:45
"A partly inserted plug could make a channel come and go, or even give you mono."

But it's not a problem with coming and going, it won't turn down at all when he turned the knob. This couldn't be a plug problem. The only possible way it would not turn down the volume would be an issue with the pots.


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#10
July 8, 2017 at 14:06:25
If the volume control is not fastened directly to a circuit
board, it could be easy to replace.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#11
July 8, 2017 at 16:16:56
THX 1138
Err.. yes, agreed. I was backtracking, see "In terms of the original description I think it's back to my #1".

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#12
July 8, 2017 at 19:17:35
Derek, ah yes, points to the speaker hardware :)

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