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Jennifer Fadriquela
Jennifer Fadriquela

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Audio Levels Troubleshooting

For the longest time, I thought my laptop audio jack was broken. Whenever I plug any type of earphones, the left bud is somewhat muted or not audible. I was on the verge of purchasing a USB audio adapter but thankfully did not push through with it.

The fix:

  1. Search 'Sound' on Window Search
  2. On 'Playback' tab, select 'Speakers/Headphones (Realtek Audio)' then click 'Properties'.
  3. Go to 'Levels' tab and click 'Balance'
  4. Adjust the left and right volume.

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As it turns out, my left audio was in a super low volume all this time.

Lesson Learned: Explore Control Panel first before compulsively adding something to cart.

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