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Trouble getting sound loud enough

Hi,

This is not a game I'm creating, it's a pizza delivery management program.  So there's a very load background: a pizza shop.  And a speaker connectd to a laptop computer.  All the volumes are maxed out and we need much more.

How do we do this?

Thanks,
Bob
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8/22/2022 - Mon
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Hi Bob,

It depends on how much area you are trying to cover with the speakers.  If you are trying to go for just a simple sound setup loud enough for the pizza delivery staff to hear in the kitchen, then a simple pair of amplified speakers should be sufficient.  Depending on your budget, you could spend anywhere from $10 up to $150 on this.  A good place to look would be at a local Best Buy or similar store, so that you can get a look at some of the options that are available.

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Hi all,

The volume was fine weeks ago when we first installed the system, running on a Toshiba laptop.  But now that we are ready to implement the sound feature, it's muted.  But we suspect a problem with the hardware actually.

About 1-1/2 weeeks ago the mouse pad died on the laptop.  And the port for the speaker is right under it.  And we're afraid that there is a hardware failure of sorts which is keeping the sound from functioning correctly.

So we have purchased a new pair of external speakers, this new one is USB.  We have a USB hub and have no restriction on the number of USB ports available.

I wonder if my C# program will be able to use these speakers without any coding change.  Does anybody know?

Bob
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There will not need to be any code changes, I can guarantee that
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Jose Parrot

Hi,

Did you have reinstalled the sound drivers?

Jose
ba272

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Jose,

That sounds like a great idea.

How do I do that?

Bob
thegilb

Prerequisites:
Sound card drivers on disk

1.) Open device manager

My Computer -> Properties -> Hardware -> Device Manager


2.) Open list of sound card drivers

Device Manager -> Look in the list for 'Sound, video and game controllers'


3.) Uninstall the sound card driver

(Audio device) -> Properties -> Driver -> Uninstall


4.) Install the driver again

Open the driver disk and run the setup program
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ba272

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We don't have the sound drivers on disk or anywhere.
thegilb

The drivers may be available online. If you go to the manufacturers website and look for support downloads for your model # you can normally find your drivers online this way.