How to Solve My Acer Laptop Speaker Problems

By Susan Reynolds

Acer laptops run on the Windows operating system. They also have built-in speakers that have a menu to change the settings. All laptop speakers have a driver that tells the speaker how to function. If the driver gets damaged or deleted, the speakers are rendered unusable. Acer speaker problems usually have a driver issue that can be solved by the user.

Update Speaker Drivers

Step 1

Go to "Start," "Control Panel," "System and Security (or System and Maintenance)," "System," then "Device Manager."

Step 2

Type in the Administrator password, if you are prompted to do so.

Step 3

Click on "Sound, Video and Game Controllers."

Step 4

Right-click the name of your Acer speakers and select "Update Driver Software."

Step 5

Click on "Search Automatically for Updated Driver Software" and allow the computer to download any updates.

Step 6

Reboot your Acer laptop.

Raise Speaker Sound Levels

Step 1

Click on the "speaker" icon located in the lower right corner of your desktop.

Step 2

Raise the volume bar all the way up to increase the sound.

Step 3

Select "Mixer" to raise the other volume bars all the way up.

Tips & Warnings

  • If you cannot hear headphone speakers, make sure it is plugged into the correct port.