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Sound fluctuations on Pavillion Beats Notebook

Q: Sound fluctuations on Pavillion Beats Notebook

I've been trying to solve the sound fluctuations on my HP beats but have been unsuccessful with the options I've seen posted. Did HP ever come out with a real solution? HP Pavilion Notebook - 17-f114dxModel #: J9N57UA I have updated all drivers and removed beats drivers. Any suggestions are appretiated. Thank you.
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A:No sound coming through 'stereo mix' device

Go to Edit -> Preferences and to the 'Audio I/O' or 'Devices' tab, and make sure the the audio INPUT is set to the source you want to hear from, in this case, the pc sound card or such, apparently Windows 7 does not change the input device when you select the Stereo Mix function for some reason.

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If you don't want any trouble at all, you can just plug you speaker in the PC's 'Line In' plug (the blue one), and set Audacity's Input device to "Line in" or such.

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Two same signals

You're doing the right thing... getting rid of the other input signal.
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List any Problem devices

Make sure devices are connected and powered on
Click Start->Run, enter: msinfo32. Click the + sign next to Components to expand it
Click Problem Devices. Anything appear?
If yes, click on it, Ctrl-A to select all, Ctrl-C to copy it, Ctrl-V to paste into next post
On the other hand, if no devices are listed, tell me so
Generate and attach a DirectX report

Click Start->Run, enter dxdiag and click OK
===> If you?re running 32 bit Windows, dxdiag will launch on its own
===> If you?re running 64 bit Windows, you?ll see 64-bit DxDiag. Click it to launch the 64-bit version of dxdiag
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Attach it to your next post by clicking the Upload a File button
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A:No sound on laptop and all known methods fail to fix it

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