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Windows 7: Sound is not in stereo

17 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Sound is not in stereo

I noticed today when trying to make some settings changes to my speaker properties that my sound is in mono, not stereo. I vaguely remember making a change a while back, but whatever I changed, I don't recall. I tried everywhere i could look to see if I could determine why the speakers were mono but nothing was evident. This is a systemwide thing, not just an app or two.

Any suggestions?

Thanks...

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17 Nov 2009   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Control Panel>Sound right click on your device and hit Properties. Go to the Advanced tab and make sure it is 2 channel, not one.
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18 Nov 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

When I plug in speakers, there is no 2 channel option. It shows 2 channel for headphones, but not for the speakers.
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18 Nov 2009   #4

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

Is it grayed out?

Could you give us more specifications on your computer, especially the exact make and model of your sound card>
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18 Nov 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

It's a laptop, HP DV7-2185dx (same as dv7-2180us.). Nothing is greyed. It doesn't show an option. On the headphone properties, it shows "2 channel CD quality... etc etc" No idea what the card is- just says High Definition Audio Device.

Machine has a C2Q Q9000, 6GB RAM, Win 7 Ultimate.
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18 Nov 2009   #6

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

Try here fpr updats for your HO Windows 7 is listed as an option

Select your operating system HP Pavilion dv7-2185dx Entertainment Notebook PC - HP Customer Care (United States - English)

Try swithching the right channel to the left inpit and also the other way around
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18 Nov 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Not sure how I can reverse channels. By the way, I'm using external speakers, not the internal ones, not that it matters.

Downloading the new drivers.
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19 Nov 2009   #8

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

Take out the right jack and put it in the left jack, the put the left jack in the right jack.

Anyway, the new drivers should work
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20 Nov 2009   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

New drivers. Same problem.

I tried putting the jack in all three outlets. No difference. There is no "left jack/right jack." It's a single unit.

This really bugs me! LOL
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20 Nov 2009   #10
whs

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

If you happen to have a Realtech controller (check in Device Manager), type REAL into start/search and pull up the Audio Manager. There you can make speaker settings.
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