The speaker volume of your Windows 10 PC plays an important role in your day-to-day activities, like listening to music, audio files, video sites, creating visuals, and much more. You just simply want it to work fine at al times. But, even the volume control comes with its issues, for instance, you may suddenly hear a crackling sound or an annoying background distortion sound.
This issue can be fixed easily. Here’s how you can fix the crackling sound of your Windows 10 laptop.
Method 1: How to Fix Laptop Speaker Crackling Sound in Windows 10 via Sound Control Panel
Step 1: Click on the Start button on your desktop > Settings (located above the Power option).
Step 2: In the Settings window > Systems.
Step 3: Next > click on Sound on the left side of the pane > on the right side > Related Settings > click on Sound Control Panel.
Step 3: In the Sound window > Playback tab > select Speakers > click on Properties.
Step 4: In the Speakers Properties window > click on the Enhancement tab > uncheck disable all enhancements > Apply.
Step 5: Click on the Advanced tab > select the 1st option 16 bit, 44100 Hz (CD Quality) > Apply.
Step 6: Taskbar > right-click on the volume icon > click on Open Volume Mixer.
Step 7: In the Volume Mixer window > click on System Sounds.
Step 8: In the Sound window > click on Communications tab > select the radio button next to Reduce the volume of other sounds by 80% > Apply.
This should fix your laptop speaker crackling sound. If it persists, try Method 2.
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Method 2: How to Fix Laptop Speaker Crackling Sound in Windows 10 via Settings App
Step 1: Click on the Start button on your desktop > Settings ( located above the Power option).
Step 2: In the Settings window > click on Update & Security.
Step 3: In the next window > click on Troubleshoot on the left side of the pane > on the right side of the pane > scroll down > Get up and running > click on Paying Audio > click on Run the Troubleshooter button.
Now, let the troubleshooter detect any issues and fix it. If this does not work, try the 3rd method.
Method 3: How to Fix Laptop Speaker Crackling Sound in Windows 10 via Device Manager
Step 1: Right-click on This PC > Manage.
Step 2: Next, click on Device Manager on the left side of the pane > right side of the pane > Sound, video and game controllers > click to expand.
Step 3: Right-click on your system’s audio device > High Definition Audio Device (in this case) > click on Update Driver.
Step 4: Next > click on the Search automatically for updated driver software > if no driver available online > click on Browse my computer for driver software.
Step 5: In the next window, click on Let me pick from a list of available drivers on my computer.
Step 6: It will pull up the available sound devices on your computer > Select Model > click Next to install.
That’s about it and the crackling sound of your laptop speaker should be fixed.
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