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Windows 7: Laptop speaker system (5.1) has incorrectly swapped outputs

08 Feb 2013   #1
Alexander Moore

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Laptop speaker system (5.1) has incorrectly swapped outputs

My PC has an issue where the right stereo speaker is now using one of the speakers under the computer. The computer is fitted with a 5.1 setup, five speakers inside total, with two in the front and two more under the computer and a subwoofer.

I've consistently had issues with the 5.1 setup so I started using only the stereo speakers and subwoofer. Now all of a sudden the right speaker has swapped with one of the bottom speakers (which were not being used until it swapped on it's own) so now I can't even do that.

I've already tried reinstalling the drivers (RealTek drivers) to no avail. The outputs are still swapped.

Any idea what's going on and how I can fix this? So far I've found no working way within the sound options and drivers.

- Alex


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08 Feb 2013   #2
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

Some of the speaker distribution is controlled by the speaker system and not the PC.
Check the RealTek HD Audio Manager, as there are a lot of options available for 5.1 systems, including using or swapping speakers.
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08 Feb 2013   #3
Alexander Moore

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I have done that. Everything is correct.

The only swap option is "Swap Center / Subwoofer output" which does not affect my problem because I am not having subwoofer issues.

When I test, it appear that the "Front Right" and "Rear Right" speakers are using the same output speaker for some reason. I can't seem to convince the software that my front right speaker physically exists.

Edit : Oh, swapping the Center and Subwoofer outputs seems to have fixed my subwoofer for some reason. before, the subwoofer would not work. But now the center does not work and only the subwoofer works.

This is confusing.
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08 Feb 2013   #4
Alexander Moore

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

In fact, even when I'm using the Stereo option, the speaker output is using the wrong speaker. It sucks.
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08 Feb 2013   #5
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

Proper connection to the audio I/O panel is imperative. Double or even triple check to make sure you have the correct connections both at the PC and at the speaker end.

I do not have a 5.1 speaker system but this is what is displayed on my RealTek HD Audio Manager for 5.1.


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08 Feb 2013   #6
Alexander Moore

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

It's a laptop running internal speakers. I think that cuts this part out of it.

I am not using any external speakers.

My laptop has 5 built in speakers.

Just clarifying.
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08 Feb 2013   #7
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

Ouch! If its not a configuration problem, it may be an internal speaker connector problem. That would probably involve tearing the laptop apart to get at the speaker connectors.
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08 Feb 2013   #8
Alexander Moore

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Well this sucks. I don't know how this would happen because it suddenly just stopped working. Never opened it or anything.

Every issue I have with the sound on this thing just comes out of the blue.
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