08-07-2012 10:06 AM
I had to wipe my original install due to nasty virus... I've rebuilt my machine, Windows 7
I have the Conexant 20672 SmartAudio HD driver installed, 18.104.22.168, dated: 6/5/2012
I will get an initial pop/click out of the built-in speakers when it tries to play something, but nothing else
When I connect headphones up, everything is playing properly
Have I disabled the speakers somehow with an Fn +? The speakers off button is not lit.
I can't find anything in BIOS that shuts off the speakers
08-07-2012 11:28 AM
I understand that this can be frustrating for you.
This is the driver you need for you audio, you can download it from here:
This should get your speakers and audio up and running again.
Hope this helps,
08-08-2012 06:09 AM
I understand you have the latest drivers and I know that those are the ones I posted a link to. But if you could try to uninstall the drivers and reinstall them. This will give the computer a fresh install of the drivers. There is a chance that there was some interference with the drivers on the original download. This can be cause by almost anything. This helps solve many of the problems with software.
Let us know how it goes.
I hope this helps,
08-08-2012 06:50 PM
I did that previously with no change in outcome.
I just did it again. uninstalled Conexant 20672 SmartAudio HD package from control panel/programs & features.
Rebooted. Reinstalled Conexant 20672 SmartAudio HD 22.214.171.124
No change in situation.
I did notice that the Conexant 20672 SmartAudio HD entry shows up in Device Manager under Sound,Video and game controllers under Location 0. I also noticed that a High Definition Audio Device entry is also set at Location 0. If you delete the High Definition Audio Device at Location 0, Windows will re-install it.
08-09-2012 07:11 AM
Well, lets try something else then.
The sound icon at the bottom right of the screen, right click and go to sound.
When it pops up click on the playback tab. What is shown under this tab?
Hope this helps,
08-09-2012 09:50 AM
The built-in speakers and microphone should also be able to work with Windows default High Definition Audio Driver. Have tested out on my W520. alex1906 have already typed out on how to test out whether your device is working or not.
Have a nice day!
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08-09-2012 06:26 PM
Maybe this thread will be of some interest.
If I may ask one question, is there any kind of pop or crackle from the speakers. not 5 minutes after I pulled my new W520 out of the box and set it up, the speakers went out with a pop.
08-09-2012 09:32 PM
I begin to wonder if this is my case?
Maybe I will take apart this weekend to see if the wiring insulation is messed up.