Wednesday, April 12, 2006

sound problems

When I bought this computer, I upgraded the sound system by purchasing a sub-woofer with four speakers.  Cliff and I felt like we had a regular juke box in our kitchen, and we listened to music often.  On Saturday mornings we'd lay in bed listening to Moe Bandy and Mickey Gilley and all our other favorite "has-been" country artists.

Then the strangest thing happened:  I noticed that "full-blast" on the speakers was no longer as earth-shakingly loud as it once was.  It was OK; it was loud enough that we could still hear it in the bedroom.

But little by little, I'm losing my volume totally.  I've turned everything up that CAN be turned up (yes, at the little speaker icon on my screen, and on Windows Media player and on the speakers themselves).  Turned wide-open, the sound isn't loud enough to hear well, even right here at the computer.

It's driving me CRAZY!

There's a message board where I go to ask computer questions, and some of the people there make their living with computer programming.  This has stumped the experts.

I miss my volume!

11 comments:

mutualaide said...

No help from me, but some empathy sent your way!

sugarsweet056 said...

Seems like if it ain't one thang it''s another!
Blessings dear,
SUGAR

bhbner2him said...

Well, I am computer illiterate.....but, I have noticed there is an update at microsoft windows update that has something to do with correcting sound issues.  I have not downloaded it as I have had no issues.  So, you might try going there (http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/en/default.asp) and checking for updates.  -  Barbara

ksquester said...

Have you have your hearing checked recently?   Just asking.........sometimes our own "tweeters" wear out.    Anne

chat2missie said...

Could it just be the woofer got blown??  My mom did this to hers by doing the same thing.  
Missie

mastersblynn said...

Maybe you should just turn on the radio. Barbara

astaryth said...

It might be a mechanical rather than a software/computer problem. I would try hooking up an external speaker and see how that does. You might need to contact the manufacturer and see if there are any recalls, or if it is stillunder warranty they might replace?? Lots of luck, those little things will drive you right up a wall!
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siennastarr said...

I don't usually have my volume turned on, even though I sometimes really want to listen to music while I'm reading my alerts... but, I can't.  I'm one of those people that can't walk and chew gum at the same time! lol  If I listen to music, than I must listen to it LOUD and sing along.. thus, I can't concentrate when I'm reading journals.  So...  no music for me...

Hope you figure out why your speakers aren't working...

And.. those were some good, positive answers about your parents.  I really don't know if I could do that...   I'm gonna have to think on it a bit!

Jackie

csandhollow said...

Sounds like it could be the speakers themselves. If you disconnect the speakers and just use the speakers that are bulit in how is the volume?

am4039 said...

well not sure but maybe you need new speakers. Hope you get the problem fixed.

tendernoggle said...

Hi Mosie!!
I have been having the same problem! If you find out anything please let me know!
Hope the doctor's appt. for cliff turns out good..but I am gald you are getting him checked!!! Please let us know how it turns out!
love,
carlene