Sat. Jan 22nd, 2022

How to Fix Computer Speakers

Warranty or D-I-Y Plan

The first thing you should do is to check if the speakers are still covered by warranty. If it is the case, abandon all your do-it-yourself repair plans and simply call the manufacturer to tell them about the problem. If you try to repair it yourself, the comprehensive warranty cover would be null and void.

Most of the times, the problem would be innocuous. 15 inch speaker box  Either the speakers are not plugged-in in to the right socket or the power cord is not connected properly. Determine that everything is properly connected. Try changing the power socket as that may also be one of the reasons. If the speakers are USB powered, try plugging it in a different USB port as at times, the USB port may not be functioning properly. See if the USB cable is not cut or damaged.

After checking everything, try the sound check once more. If you find that the problem persists, reconnect the 1/8 inch TRS cable that is connecting the computer and the speaker with each other into the audio jack of the computer. The audio output jack is green in color.

Hardware Woes

It is a distinct possibility that the actual problem exists in the hardware. Depending on whether the problem is the lack of software or hardware that is needed to run an add-on sound card or a serviceable on-board sound card, you may have to get a new add-on sound card or a cheaper one instead of messing with the motherboard. The BIOS may also be an area of concern as chances are high that if you have been in there, you may have disabled a setting needed to run the on-board sound card effectively.

Self powered USB speakers may be causing the hardware concern. The best thing to do is unplug it and try plugging it into another USB port. Change the set of mains connected speakers to check if the problem persists in the speakers or the connection. If none of the hardware based issues present the problem, you may be suffering with a software concern.

Check for Software Problems

Simply follow these steps to check if your volume system is working properly.


  • Reach the Desktop and click on Start
  • Select Control Panel
  • Click on Sounds and Audio Devices option
  • Finally, check the Volume tab.
  • If the area is grayed out, you may not have any playback device on your computer OR a corrupted hard drive that will have to be changed to fix the speakers.
  • On the other hand, if the area is active, confirm that the Mute button is not checked and the Device Volume is as high as you need.


Once this is done, you will have some work to do in the Sounds tab.


  • Click on the tab titled ‘Sounds’
  • Click on ‘Sound Scheme’ and rule out the possibility that ‘No Sound’ is the scheme selected.
  • Pick ‘Windows Default’ as the sound scheme you want and test your settings. To do this, you can simply click on any of the sound options that are available in the ‘Program Events’ section as denoted by an icon of a speaker. Left click it and simply play to hear the sound. If this doesn’t work, you may have some other software problem.


In the Audio tab, you will have to select ‘Sound Playback’ option to ensure that the default playback device is set as your sound card and not any other device that may be listed in case of multiple playback devices which may be installed on your system.

If this doesn’t work either, you will need to inspect your sound drivers.


    • Go to Start and zero in on the My Computer Icon
    • Right click the My Computer icon and go to Properties
    • Click on the Hardware Tab to reach the Device Manager Button that you need to click.
    • Go to the Sounds, Video and Game controller section.
    • Find your sound card. It will in all probability have been saved as something with the word ‘Audio’ in it. A drive error is indicated by the presence of the symbol ‘!’ near the icon for the sound card.
    • Double click to view the sound card in another window. Click on the Drivers tab which has to be there if you have selected the right device.
    • Click the Driver Update button and let the Wizard lead you step by step. This is done so that you have the latest driver installed in your system.
  • In case, the driver you have is the most updated version, you will have to uninstall it and restart your PC which will ensure that an automatic reinstallation of your driver takes place upon restart. The PC manufacturer will be able to help you with the very latest audio drivers that are generally found on the Internet.

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