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chipmunks in the machine...

Post: #145150 the.fee.fairy
Thu Mar 05, 2009 1:51 am

I've got a compaq Evo N410c laptop and the speakers sound like chipmunks...does anyone know how to fix this? Or is it something that's going to be permanent?

I tried downloading the drivers that were suggested to me by google, but that didn't fix it.

Is it a laptopproblem? I tried puttng my speakers into it and it sounded like louder chipmunks...

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Re: chipmunks in the machine...

Post: #145153 StripyPixieSocks
Thu Mar 05, 2009 3:35 am

Have you gone into the settings and changed them to desktop speakers or what not... I can change mine for headphones, speakers, surround sound and whatnot and it sometimes sounds like chipmunks if I accidentally knock it onto the headphone settings but have no headphones connected... if that makes any sense!

... just looked on Yahoo for you and found this: http://www.fixya.com/support/t474302-co ... _play_fast

or this: http://forums.majorgeeks.com/archive/in ... 14422.html

Hope one of those helps :)

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Re: chipmunks in the machine...

Post: #145178 Annpan
Thu Mar 05, 2009 8:41 am

OH recently returned a Dell laptop that had dire speakers.... he followed instructions to re-install drivers and got a technitian to come round to fix it... and it was still rubbish.

My laptop (mac) and our old laptop (dell) and our new laptop (eeepc) all have fine speakers - not as good as stand alone speakers but pretty good.

So I can't help.... but some laptops have pretty good sound.... if it is a real issue and if it is new I would return it.
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Post: #145287 the.fee.fairy
Thu Mar 05, 2009 11:02 pm

Ta very muchly.

I can't take it back because its second hand, and the website that i bought it from wanted me to send it back anyway because apparently they sold it for the wrong price...

I'll give those links a go and see what happens.

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Post: #145472 the.fee.fairy
Sat Mar 07, 2009 12:41 am

Yeay!

Downloaded the driver suggested and i have near normal sound! Ta very muchly.


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