11-05-2011 06:57 AM - edited 11-08-2011 01:20 AM
I had my PC audio working well for quiet some time, then i used an HDMI cable to display (clone mode) my desktop to a bigscreen TV, and that worked fine, audio came out from the TV while i worked; but then, when i unplugged the HDMI cable i could no longer get audio to work on my PC alone, tried reboot etc., can anybody help? Tia!
ThinkPad SL500 series. Latest drivers etc. i think, Intel GPU driver 22.214.171.12480, Intel HDMI driver 126.96.36.1996, Conexant HD SmartAudio 221 188.8.131.52.
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11-05-2011 05:14 PM
go into your sound property under control panel for your main audio playback make sure you select the standard speakers and not the digital audio out through the HDMI.
11-06-2011 01:46 AM
Thanks for the reply!
I'll guess you meant "Start>Control Panel>Sounds and AudioDevices" and not "Start>Control Panel>Smart Audio". Then the Tabs are: Volume, Sounds, Audio, Voice, Hardware; in any of these tabs there is no mention of HDMI, just Conexant HD Audio Input/Output. The speakers are setup as Laptop Stereo.
In the Device Manager i can get to the HDMI devices, and they are enabled, i tried disabling them, but on reboot they are back on.
I've loaded and unloaded, installed and uninstalled drivers all day, there must be a trick to this, my laptop has been silent ever since disconnecting from TV. =(
11-06-2011 01:52 AM
so your speakers are enabled like this?
does your speakers icon have a green tick next to it?
11-06-2011 12:38 PM - edited 11-08-2011 01:24 AM
Oh, i'm on WinXP, you're on a newer OS (& drivers...?)
(if i can get images uploaded i will, what's with this forum not letting us upload images directly??)
Somehow, the Intel HDMI drivers are crossed with the Conexant HD drivers, if i disable the HDMI mixer, it disables the HD mixer; if i enable the HD mixer it enables the HDMI mixer, they're crossed ever since i disconnected the HDMI cable from TV.
So it seems i cannot get out of this issue, i'm going to try uninstalling HDMI drivers or something...
Update: 3 days of messing about with drivers and i find my headphones are working fine..., so is there a driver just for the laptop speakers to work? Seems like i may have a fuse issue or connection problem.
11-18-2011 10:02 PM