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Sound muffled/distored on Toshiba laptop

Discussion in 'Laptops & Tablets' started by vipergrm, 9 Mar 2010.

  1. vipergrm

    Gangster

    Joined: 12 Mar 2007

    Posts: 282

    Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland

    Sound muffled/distored on Toshiba laptop

    Hi guys,

    I have an issue with the sound on a Toshiba Equirum laptop. When playing ANY kind of sound it is all distored and you cannot make anything out. Oddly enough when I plug in a pair of headphones the sound works perfectly through the headphones but then it also plays fine on the laptop speakers simultaneously. This suggests to me that the sound isn't terminating correctly when I plug in a pair of headphones. Is there an easy way to fix this?

    Incidentally, I have tried re-installing drivers and even the operating system to no avail. Laptop is running Windows Vista Premium.

    Thanks all!
     
  2. beermonster

    Mobster

    Joined: 19 Oct 2002

    Posts: 3,165

    Sounds like the headphone jack is damaged, and not turning the noise cancellation on. Repairing the socket by taking one from a dead board or replacing the motherboard is your only option I would think.
     
  3. rickyt

    Hitman

    Joined: 26 Sep 2005

    Posts: 617

    I've had this on a Advent laptop and now on a non branded PC at work .The windows start up tune is all distorted and it was since a MS update was installed.The laptop is OK now after a format and OS install ,but I may have to do the same with the works PC .There has been some faulty MS updates of late .
     
  4. beermonster

    Mobster

    Joined: 19 Oct 2002

    Posts: 3,165

    OP has done an OS reinstall, its definately a hardware fault, quite common on laptops as the sockets are easily damaged.
     
  5. vipergrm

    Gangster

    Joined: 12 Mar 2007

    Posts: 282

    Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland

    Thanks a lot guys. Looks like this is going to have to be a new board then. Must see if I can get one from Ebay. Very much appreciated. Thank you!