Low computer speaker volume

Updated: 05/05/2017 by Computer Hope

Volume turned down

Speaker volume controlsMake sure the volume both on the speakers as well as within the software is properly turned up.

Speakers not correctly connected

Verify the speakers are connected to line out on the back of the computer (not line in). Also, verify that the speakers are plugged in firmly since a partially connected speaker can still generate some sound. The connection must be plugged in firmly into the back of the computer.

Non-amplified speakers

To receive a high volume of sound, the speakers must be amplified, meaning that the speakers must have a power source. If your speakers do not utilize a power source such as through batteries or through the standard power outlet, consider purchasing a new pair of speakers.

Additional information

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