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10-21-2009

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W510 stereo audio mixing problems/loss of stereo sound (w/ workaround)

2010-03-21, 5:25 AM

Hey all, I have to make note of this strange issue I had with the sound on my system.  I've read other posts with people losing the sound from their speakers or all together.  Well, I had something like this, but not a total loss of sound. I noticed it at first when playing videos that sometimes the sound would change phasing as it it went from robust stereo sound to weak mono sound and then switch back occasionally.  Then after a while the sound started to get worse until all I heard was the mono sound.  It got especially bad after playing video games.

 

I immediately dug into my sound properties and went to "Control Panel > Hardware and Sound" and chose "Sound", then under the "Playback" tab I selected "Speakers" and chose the "Configure" button.  It was set to "Stereo" (the obvious and only option).  When I hit "Test" the sound that played started off fine in one speaker and then played in both speakers, or it always played in both speakers or it didn't play hardly at all.  I thought it odd especially since it was previewing left and right speakers that it would not play sound out of the left side or right side or would play in both speakers.

 

I cancelled out of that and then pressed the "Properties" button, went to "Enhancements" and checked the box labelled "Disable all enhancements".  I went back and tested the stereo sound and it worked perfectly.  Crisp, clear and robust.  I had to restart the video game I was playing, but it worked fine after I restarted and I played for a couple hours after that point with no sound issues at all.

 

Not sure if this would resolve other peoples sound issues or not, but it fixed mine.  Perhaps this is a driver bug, but I'll keep you posted if I have any other issues like this.

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12-30-2010

South Windsor, CT

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Re: W510 stereo audio mixing problems/loss of stereo sound (w/ workaround)

2010-12-30, 20:01 PM

This was a great help! Thanks for the tip! It worked perfectly for me. 

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12-30-2010

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Re: W510 stereo audio mixing problems/loss of stereo sound (w/ workaround)

2010-12-30, 20:01 PM

This was a great help! Thanks for the tip! It worked perfectly for me. 

0 person found this solution to be helpful.

This helped me too

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03-14-2012

Austria

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Re: W510 stereo audio mixing problems/loss of stereo sound (w/ workaround)

2012-03-14, 20:44 PM

Hi, thanks for the hint!

 

had the same problem with games, also while skypeing and simultaneously listening to music.

 

works fine now ty! :)

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09-27-2012

Ireland

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Re: W510 stereo audio mixing problems/loss of stereo sound (w/ workaround)

2012-09-27, 9:19 AM
This solution worked for me too. Immediately noticed stereo returning to normal. Great stuff thanks!
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01-08-2013

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2013-01-08, 16:23 PM

YES! Registered an account to thank you. I just started having this problem a few days ago with my 2 year old T420 and this solved it instantly. Thank you! I was getting worried!

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09-24-2014

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Re: W510 stereo audio mixing problems/loss of stereo sound (w/ workaround)

2014-09-24, 1:29 AM

You're awesome :D 

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