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X201 sound not working

2016-08-13, 11:34 AM

I am posting this in case it is of use to others:

I have a refurbished X201 which worked OK when I got it but now the loudspeakers have stopped working.  The headphone jack output is OK.

I dismantled the machine and discovered that there was a "fur" of steel filing particles around the cones of both loudspeakers (the speakers are located just inside the front edge of the machine adjacent to the lid catch).   Blowing out the filings with compressed air (away from the laptop!) fixed the problem completely.   [Amazing how completely a small deposit of filings can stop the speaker operation.]

I have now glued in place thin gauze across the small grills below the speakers to stop any further ingress.  So be aware that the speaker magnets can draw up iron swarf through the grill holes if you are using the tablet in a workshop environment.

Hope this is of use to others.

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