Learn about the common audio problems in Dell® Latitude laptop
What are the problems dogging the audio component of the Dell Latitude laptop?
Dell Latitude laptop is designed for the business uses. This powerful laptop comes with the latest Intel Dual core processor and built-in wireless communication facilities to handle the business applications and connectivity. It also has the High Definition Audio codec 2.0W and an Omni-directional directional micro phone. Dell Latitude is not a multimedia laptop, so the audio functionalities in it could only handle the system sounds. If you want to enjoy enhanced sound quality, use the head phone or get external speakers. The Dell Latitude laptop also has its share of problems, especially when it comes to audio. One common problem is, hissing noises in the head phone. This might because be due to some problem in the audio system.
Some of the audio problems commonly seen in Dell Latitude laptop are given below:
- Problem due to unstable SATA driver
- Stuttering audio
- No sound
Problem due to unstable SATA driver
You might experience weird audio glitches while playing music in Dell Latitude laptop. It might behave like data transfer interruption because of heavy load in hard drives. But actually there would be only minimal load in hard drives and you can check it via resource monitors. This is common for both Windows Vista and XP operating system. You can check your music files for any corruption, or you can adjust your sound effects in your audio player. If the problem persists, then it might be because of the stability problem of your SATA driver that is showing audio problem as a side effect. You can fix this problem by installing Intel Matrix Storage Manager Driver.
Another commonly seen audio problem in Dell Latitude series is stuttering of sound provided by IDT HD92xxx onboard device. You might experience with the hiccupping of every audio or video tracks while playing it. This problem is commonly seen in the Dell Latitude E6410 laptops. The cause of this problem might be due to the Dell control point system manager. The stuttering audio problem can be solved by completely uninstalling the Dell control point system manager and updating video and audio drivers and the BIOS from the Dell driver download page. You should also install the NVidia drivers for supporting audio hardware of Dell Latitude E6410.
Sometimes you might experience the no sound problem with the Dell Latitude laptop. The one and only sound from it might be its annoying beep. This problem is usually observed in laptops with SIGMATEL STAC 92XX C audio devices. When you check your hardware, there is no problem at all. Make sure that the audio devices are plugged in internally. You should also update the audio drivers from the Dell site. It may also be due to the problem of your sound card.
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