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Hi,

I recently re-installed Windows on my lappy because it was getting bloated, boy do I regret that choice.

Suddenly my Stereoboomm 500, which has worked perfectly for months, switched Left and Right speakers.

Does anyone know of a way to change it back without re-installing the OS again and potentially ending up with the same issue ?

Thanks in advance !




P.S. Not sure if this is the right section, feel free to report if it isn't.


EDIT: I just tested it on my tablet, Left and Right are correct so it must be Windows.
Edited by MoGTy - 12/31/13 at 1:41am
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Windows does not have this ability, however your sound card drivers might. If you're using generic Windows Update drivers, seek out the ones from your laptop OEM instead and replace them.
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post #3 of 11
When you test on your laptop and in Windows on the desktop, how are you testing? Windows 7 has a built in test button that says "left channel", "right channel", etc. So you are doing this and the left channel gets spoken from the right speaker but only on your desktop and not the laptop?
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post #4 of 11
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Windows does not have this ability, however your sound card drivers might. If you're using generic Windows Update drivers, seek out the ones from your laptop OEM instead and replace them.
It's using Realtek drivers, I can't find an option inside the configuration screen.
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When you test on your laptop and in Windows on the desktop, how are you testing? Windows 7 has a built in test button that says "left channel", "right channel", etc. So you are doing this and the left channel gets spoken from the right speaker but only on your desktop and not the laptop?
My laptop is on Windows 7, that's the one I did a re-install on. It shows the incorrect Left-Right phenomenon.

My desktop is on Windows 8.1, it doesn't have the Left-Right issue with the same speakers.

I use the Windows Sound option to test it. So yes, that left channel, right channel bell.

Additionally, Left-Right with my headphone on my laptop is fine.
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post #5 of 11
Strange indeed. Was there any way that the audio was reversed before the reload and you just didn't realize it?

You could always grab a set of these and make your own hardware based speaker reversal device:

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Strange indeed. Was there any way that the audio was reversed before the reload and you just didn't realize it?

You could always grab a set of these and make your own hardware based speaker reversal device:


I couldn't fix it with drivers and reinstalling Windows didn't work either so I ended up buying these for like 5 euros. Problem solved, sort of tongue.gif



+rep for the hint.
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^ I got one of those... works flawlessly.


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+rep for the hint.

Ugh, that's a lot of rigid stuff to hang off of a 3.5mm jack! Consider getting a cable of some sort on there to relieve the tension on the laptop headphone jack, or you'll eventually pull it off of the PCB or destroy the jack.
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Ugh, that's a lot of rigid stuff to hang off of a 3.5mm jack! Consider getting a cable of some sort on there to relieve the tension on the laptop headphone jack, or you'll eventually pull it off of the PCB or destroy the jack.

Nah, it's fine. It's not heavy at all and the cable inserted in it is very flexible. It's a sturdy laptop anyway so it should be fine.
Edited by MoGTy - 1/7/14 at 12:56pm
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You know this is interesting. My laptop was exhibiting this recently. It has a realtek audio device and I do not know how, when, or why, but my L/R were reversed. I eventually just swapped the RCA's going into my receiver, but I really do not know why this happened and every setting I checked seemed fine. Playing audio on the laptop speakers themselves was fine, it was just swapped when using line out. Strange.
   
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