How to Fix Sound Problems on Laptops

Audio issues occur every now and then, but finding a solution can be an annoying experience. That’s largely due to the fact that sound problems are different on different platforms. If you are facing this problem on your phone, the method of fixing it would be different. If you are facing this issue on a desktop PC, the resolution method will be different. Similarly, if you encounter audio issues on your laptop, there is very little chance that you will be able to fix those problems by applying desktop or smartphone solutions. Laptop works in its own way and because of that, the audio issue it faces cannot be fixed easily. However, that doesn’t mean that there is no solution at all. Following are some of the methods which can be applied to get your laptop’s audio back on track.

Method 1

  1. Go to Start Menu, and in the search bar, type “Device Manager” and open it.
  2. Once Device Manager is opened, look for “Sound Drivers”
  3. If you don’t have dedicated Sound Card in your laptop, then you should look for “Sound, Video, and Game Controllers”
  4. Here you will come across your driver (if you have any)
  5. Right Click on the Sound Card and select the option “Update to the Latest Driver”
  6. The laptop will look for the latest drivers within the computer and online, and when it finds one, it will automatically update your Audio.
  7. After the update is done, your laptop’s audio should go back to normal.

Method 2

This method is solely for people who suffer from busted speakers. It means that their Laptop speakers used to work before but now for some reason, they do not work. The first method usually does the trick but if it hasn’t, then that means that the problem does not lie with the drivers. Now this could mean two things, either the volume settings are messed up or your speakers have stopped working altogether. To check if it’s the volume issue, just go into Sound Setting via control panel and there you can easily come across all the sound related options. If the problem is in the settings, you will find it here. However, if you don’t find any issue here and your drivers are up to date as well, then there is definitely a problem with your speakers. You must take your machine to an expert and get it checked out.

Both of these methods work quite well and will most likely fix your issue. However, as we mentioned at the end, if you tried both and none of them worked, then your only option is to take it to an expert who would then check your hardware for issues.