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Upgrading Acer Laptop Speakers

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by lefsalady, Feb 20, 2013.

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  1. lefsalady

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    I have an Acer Aspire 5253-BZ602 with 2GB and added memory. The speakers are rather worthless. I have to hold the laptop up to my ear half the time to listen to anything. A real pain. Is there a realistic fix/upgrade for this? Thanks
     
  2. Simba7

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    Yep. Buy a set of external speakers or some good headphones.
     
  3. lefsalady

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    Any ideas on how to do it within the laptop itself?
     
  4. Brvsfn01

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    @lefsalady, upgrading your actual laptop speakers is just not going to happen unless you are willing to take a saw to your laptop.

    You mentioned that you can't hear your laptop speakers. Did you try to increase the volume on your laptop? There should be an Icon in your System Tray that looks like a speaker. Just double click on the Icon and move the slider to increase the volume. As a suggestion, I wouldn't increase the volume to more than 80 to avoid blowing the speakers or distorting the sound.

    If you still want to get new speakers to produce a higher quality sound there are a lot of options out there from inexpensive to break the bank. All you have to do is plug the speakers into the headphone jack on your laptop and you are set. Good luck.
     
  5. Dougx789

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    As said above.. Make sure you have all your volumes turned up in the system via the taskbar icon and the program which is playing the sound (music player, youtube etc)..
    Most laptop speaker will go pretty loud (but don't produce very good quality sound).. easiest fix to produce a loud sound with better quality is as stated by both simba7 and Brvsfn01 is to buy external speakers, headphones or earphones..

    If you really think the speakers themselves are the cause of the problem and you want to use internal speakers the only possible solution is to replace them with the same shape speakers... Most laptop manufactures use similar shaped speakers in a range of their laptops.. only way to guarantee the speakers will 1. fit and 2. connect (without the need to rewire them) is to buy some from the exact same make and model laptop. Whether this will fix the problem or not depends on whats causing the reduced volume.. (you could try to find replacement speakers from a broken laptop being sold for parts to make this a cheap solution).

    If I were you I would check every system sound setting first.. as I said before most laptops will produce a fairly loud sound (even with poor quality).
     
  6. lefsalady

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    Very poor sound on this laptop. Full volume and all. Probably a cost-savings thing, unfortunately. Can I order speakers myself?
     
  7. Brvsfn01

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    To order replacement speakers for your laptop you will have to go back the manufacturer and they may not sell them to you since you are not an authorized technician or repair center and you are not going to find them on the secondary market.

    Something else I thought to check is the set-up on your speakers in Control Panel. I had a similar problem with sub-standard sound on my laptop and it drove me crazy until I found it. Go into Control Panel and then Sound. Make sure the tab at the top says Playback. Highlight your speakers and then click on Configure then click on Next. Make sure that Full Range Speakers is clicked on and not Surround. Next click Next and then Finish and you should be set.

    The question I have to ask is why are you so determined to replaced the speakers in your laptop when there are other options. You have to find speakers and then open your laptop with no guarantee of better sound so why are you so hot on this?

    If you travel and space is limited then Targus and Belkin make speakers that telescope together for laptops and can easily slip into a laptop bag. They run off a USB port and plug into the Speaker Out port on your laptop and will give you an improvement in your sound. Try it, you may like it.

    Good luck.
     
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