Audio & Video Software forum

General discussion

lost sound in one speaker

i'm running XP Pro SP3 Intel PC
running rca leads from PC [creative usb digital music LX] to stereo amp receiver [2 speakers only].

tried output source from headphones also and same problem.

playback balance slider is always to the right side. i move it to the centre and it's okay for a short time both channels and then the sound on one speaker is almost totally gone again - very quiet - hardly audible. slider in the play control panel is still centred until i close it and re-open it. Always reverts to the side again.

this likely to be a driver problem?

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: lost sound in one speaker
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: lost sound in one speaker
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
Could be.

In reply to: lost sound in one speaker

How I test such is simple. I boot a LiveCD of Linux and play something...

Collapse -
re could be

In reply to: Could be.

Collapse -
Thanks for the link.

In reply to: re could be

Sorry if it wasn't much help but it is my killer tool to make sure the hardware is not the issue.

Thanks for the link.

Collapse -
Live Linux CD idea a good one!

In reply to: Thanks for the link.

i'll have to pick up one of those LiveCD's sometime.

Popular Forums

Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
Laptops 21,181 discussions
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
Phones 17,137 discussions
Security 31,287 discussions
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
Windows 10 2,657 discussions


This one tip will help you sleep better tonight

A few seconds are all you need to get a better night's rest.