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Overcoming Broken Volume Switch on laptop

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February 13, 2006 5:19:13 PM

I have a Toshiba Satellite with a broken volume control wheel on the front of the laptop. The wheel seams to have come off its hinge. The problem being that when it came off, the volume setting was set to off, so I have no volume on my laptop anymore.

Is there a way to over-ride the dial setting and control the volume through software?

This is on a WinXP with SoundMAX.
February 13, 2006 5:20:58 PM

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I have a Toshiba Satellite with a broken volume control wheel on the front of the laptop. The wheel seams to have come off its hinge. The problem being that when it came off, the volume setting was set to off, so I have no volume on my laptop anymore.

Is there a way to over-ride the dial setting and control the volume through software?

This is on a WinXP with SoundMAX.


No,

You'll need to get her fixed. If she's under warranty then you're in the clear.. If not then you may want to bring her into a PC shop for repairs.
February 13, 2006 5:51:28 PM

Yeah, it is under warranty... but this is on my work laptop and I wanted to avoid having to drop it off, or worse, having to have it sent away (through Futureshop).
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February 13, 2006 6:10:18 PM

Check out the construction of it, perhaps you can open 'er up and get the knob to adjust?
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December 17, 2010 4:40:17 PM

You could use a USB Audio device, such as that made by Turtle Beach.
The headphone jack on our club's Satelite broke, and that's what we used to work around that. Audio device has mic and headphone outputs - this will not fix it to provide sound thru the internal speakers.
December 17, 2010 6:59:55 PM

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