Speakers left vs right (they dont sounds equal)

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  1. koelle

    koelle Notebook Consultant

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    Hi everyone, I called to dell in order to repair my m18x's speakers, because left one sounds more high and clear than right, yesterday a technician changed both speakers but, its still the same (I have to use IDT control to put the left one down) is the same for you?.

    One thing, he had to open the laptop but he scratched the front part is not much but, can I call dell for change it?
     
  2. tecrp7

    tecrp7 Notebook Consultant

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    This exactly how my m11xr2 is as well. Looks like it might be a design flaw of some sort.
     
  3. koelle

    koelle Notebook Consultant

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    Right speaker is smaller than left one, is the same (left sounds loud than right?) in all M's?
     
  4. Lancer91

    Lancer91 Notebook Consultant

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    Open the realtek software. Inside it is an actual setting that enables speaker volume level. Enable that and then set it to the middle. I got my m14x last week and it was the same way. I thought my left speaker was blown.
     
  5. koelle

    koelle Notebook Consultant

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    Lancer91, m18x doesnt have realtek software (you can put down the volume with idt control of left speaker but you lost sounds)is like the right speaker is broken (the sound isnt clear as the left one, and there're the second speakers)...
     
  6. SOS4DELL

    SOS4DELL A Notebook Philosopher

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    I had once a similar undesired 'effect'. What I did was:
    1) go to 'control panel'
    2) click on 'sound'
    3) select the playback device (speakers) that you want (in my case I had two). After you select the one of your choice
    4) click on 'properties'
    5) On the new little window you have 3 tabs: choose the second one ('Levels').
    In the case you do not have configured a surround system you will see under the Tab 'Levels' one Volume Control and one Main Volume.
    If you have those two, click on the 'Balance' next to each one of them and check that they have the same value.
    If you have configured a Surround system:​
    6) click on 'Balance' and check that all of them are at the same level (or according to your taste if you want L, R, C, Sub, RL, RR, different).
    Then when all the balances have the same values, you can listen if one of your speakers is giving more or less sound than the other.
    In my case, it help me solve the issue... ;)
    edit: BTW, in my case the unbalanced balance come just out of the box...
     
  7. koelle

    koelle Notebook Consultant

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    Thanks sos4dell, it doesnt works, it seems that the right speaker would have less power than the left
     
  8. SOS4DELL

    SOS4DELL A Notebook Philosopher

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    So, at least we know now that it's a hardware failure. Sorry!:(
     
  9. koelle

    koelle Notebook Consultant

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    A lot of thanks sos4dell, but the have already changed the speakers and still the same!!
     
  10. Akari

    Akari Notebook Evangelist

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    I thought it was made like that on purpose so when you're using WASD keys the left speaker isn't as muffled by your arm.
     
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