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only getting mono from stereo speakers

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by potatoehead64, Oct 28, 2008.

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  1. potatoehead64

    potatoehead64 Thread Starter

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    Hi Folks,

    I have an Acer Aspire SA80-Z970 desktop computer that I purchased about 3 years ago. Some time ago I noticed that I was only getting sound out of one speaker (right hand side). Trying different speakers or the built in monitor speakers did not solve the problem. I've tried updating drivers to no avail.
    I've looked at "sound effects manager - AC97 audio control panel" and everything appears to be in order. I've even tried resetting defaults. There is a "test speakers" option there that proves only one speaker is working. As far as I am aware, this PC has an onboard soundcard. I'm running windows XP and also have Ubuntu Linux loaded on a separate partition. The same problems occurs in Linux.
    Does anyone have any ideas?

    Many thanks

    Martin
     
  2. 12tipp12

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    Hi, sounds like(pardon the pun) a hardware issue, try the hardware forum.

    Bill
     
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