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Old 11-10-2005, 02:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
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My friend bought these cables to connect his laptop/ipod/etc to his stereo. When he plugs in his ipod to his stereo it sounds great, but when he does his laptop, it sounds really bad, and the volume doesn't go high at all. I installed the latest drivers for his soundcard. Could this possibly be a sound card problem? And if so, is it easy to upgrade sound cards in laptops?

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Old 11-10-2005, 04:51 AM   #2 (permalink)
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The answer is probably not and no. Don't know what laptop you have, but most are not super in the sound department. Only very few have their own separate sound card for upgrading. Your freinds computer speck's would be nice.

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try getting an inexpensive external USB sound card and see if that makes a difference.

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Old 11-10-2005, 10:38 AM   #4 (permalink)
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here is the best sound upgrade for a laptop. http://www.soundblaster.com/products...&product=10769
Its going for $80 after rebate on newegg. If you must have great sound from a laptop this is the way to go.
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