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Low volume when using external speakers


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#1
When I connect speakers to my laptop the volume is initially high but then reduces automatically within a few seconds.

My laptop is a TOSHIBA Satellite L50-C-1FQ

This is problematic because even if I increase my volume to 100%, I still only get 3 bars maximum when I connect speakers as per the 2nd image attached. How can I prevent this?

Thanks
 

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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    TOSHIBA Satellite L50-C-1FQ

fireberd

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#2
Exactly what type of speakers are you using? Are they "computer" speakers or something else?
 

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#3
It does it with different speakers and headphones alike, anything connected via the 3.5 mm audio jack
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    TOSHIBA Satellite L50-C-1FQ

fireberd

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#4
Try refreshing the sound driver. Go to the Device Manager, RIGHT click on the entry for the sound and then LEFT click Uninstall. DO NOT uninstall the drivers. Restart the PC and when Windows starts it will detect and reinstall the sound.

If this does not fix it, I would suspect a hardware problem.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Home Built
    CPU
    i7 6700K
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus VIII Hero
    Memory
    16 Gb G Skill TridentZ DDR4 3400
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel (i7 CPU)
    Sound Card
    RealTek Integrated
    Monitor(s) Displays
    27" Dell SE2717HR
    Screen Resolution
    1920X1080
    Hard Drives
    500GB Samsung 850 SSD, 3TB for backups
    PSU
    EVGA Supernova 750 G2
    Case
    BeQuiet Silent Base 600
    Cooling
    Deepcool Captain 120EX
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Wireless
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless
    Internet Speed
    Cable - 100MB Downlink
    Browser
    Edge/Firefox
    Antivirus
    Microsoft
    Other Info
    Sonar Platinum 64 bit recording studio software with MOTU 896Mk3 Hybrid recording interface unit.

Berton

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#5
With Notebooks/Laptops I always have to keep in mind that there's 2 volume controls, one is hardware with the Fn and another Fx key combination plus the Operating System control. Add in external speakers and there are now 3 controls to deal with. Sometimes there's a fourth setting depending upon other software for the sound feature being installed.
 

My Computer

System One

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    WinVista, Win7, Win8.1, Win10, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17.1
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    PC/Desktop
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    2 Customs and 3 OEM/Brands
    CPU
    AMD and Intel