01-22-2010 12:40 PM
I have a Y530, have had it for a while. I have all software and hardware volume controls turned all the way up, nothing muted and the volume is very low. I can't even hear some web site videos. Ordinarily I'd say it may be the web site but the volume is low when I play a CD. On an old thinkpad scale (I had two for many years,) the volume on the Y530 is about 1/3 the thinkpad volume. I hope something can be done to increase volume but I won't hold my breath. Any advice greatly appreciated.
01-22-2010 12:46 PM - edited 01-22-2010 12:47 PM
set the system volume high ( press fn + right arrow )
and don't forget to set volume high for website either.
01-22-2010 12:53 PM
Thanks for responding so quickly. Guess you missed the part where I said all software and hardware volume controls are all the way up. As for web site controls; been there, done that but I thank you for sharing what you know. Looks like I'll have to live with inferior volume.
01-22-2010 02:13 PM
try removing your current drivers and install the newest one by "installing as administrator". I am not sure about the Y530, but on the Y550 it enable Waves Maxxaudio, which gives the volume a significant boost.
01-22-2010 02:55 PM
I would suggest you download the High Definition audio drivers directy from Realtek
01-22-2010 03:02 PM
Wow! This is really getting weird. I clicked the link to Realtek, clicked the I accept box for terms and am taken to a page that says, "Object moved here." I click that link and go right back to the same page where I started. Looks like I encountered a closed loop in both the driver web page and fixing this blessed problem.
01-22-2010 04:02 PM
What a riot! I downloaded the driver which took considerable time. When it had about a minute I discovered the HD driver is already in the Realtek folder but was never set up. So I set it up and tried some music. I think the volume has increased. Could be wishful thinking however I do believe there's a difference. Thank you for your help.