Laptop volume problem..

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77john77

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I have a toshiba Satelite laptop. The volume is very low and I decided to put on a pair of external speakers plugged into the headset receptical. The volume is no louder. When I remove the speakers the computer sound is so low I can't hear it. Any ideas?

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Have you checked all the controls? Make sure to check all the controls in the Mixer settings and Sound applet. Check any volume settings for the speakers that may be in the input section, too.

Did you use powered speakers? The earphone jack has a very low output, sometimes even with a resistor across the terminals to prevent ear damage.

Trying to drive unpowered speakers on the jack can overheat and possibly burn out the sound circuits.
 

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The speakers I plugged in are powered. They are logitech S120 speakers. I went into the speaker control panel and set all controls to max. Don't know what else to do.
 
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Even with powered speakers you couldn't hear it? Then there must be something wrong with the sound circuit if all else is all right.

Have you checked Device Manager for problems? Is the coorect device chosen in the Sound applet for your output device?

I have Logitech speakers powered by USB and on my Satellite and they are as loud as a stereo system. Are they powered by an adapter or USB?

Is this a new problem or has it always been like this? Have you installed anything sound-related?
 
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