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Old 03-21-2009, 01:04 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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I just recently bought a Gateway MD26series laptop and the computer is in great shape and works fine, but my only problem is that the volume is very low. All my sliders are all the way up, but still the volume is low. I don't want to have to carry around speakers and my laptop just to hear music. How can I fix this?
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Old 03-21-2009, 01:43 PM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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There's usually a physical volume control on laptops as well as the Windows controls. Check your owner's manual.
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Old 03-22-2009, 07:25 AM
 
Location: Amelia View
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I've found with some laptops (an older Vaio, a newer Dell, a MacBook) that their built-in speakers cannot be made loud enough to play music to the usual volume we prefer. Volume is fine for computer work, YouTube videos, playing movie DVDs, but for playing music for listening enjoyment, the laptops, even at the highest volume, don't produce. When my daughter uses her MacBook as a glorified CD player, I think she usually attaches her external speakers for better/louder sound.
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Old 03-24-2009, 08:15 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth/Dallas
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You could also use a earphones.
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Old 03-29-2009, 10:20 AM
 
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You could also use a earphones.
I was using some earphones and the volume was still pretty low on those. I'm going to go buy some more today, because the ones I got were kind of cheap.
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Old 03-29-2009, 08:09 PM
 
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Make sure the sound card driver is current. Get the most recent one from Gateway's site.

After that, if you left click once on the sound icon on the bottom right corner, it should bring up the main slider and have "Mixer" at the bottom. Click that and make sure all of those sliders are up.
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Old 04-03-2009, 11:39 AM
 
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I use ear buds or external speakers.
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