Re: Toshiba Tecra S1 has Slow Audio Playback

Re: Toshiba Tecra S1 has Slow Audio Playback


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Posted by Henk on March 27, 2005 at 16:36:32:

In Reply to: Re: Toshiba Tecra S1 has Slow Audio Playback posted by Zsombor Zsuffa on December 13, 2004 at 08:51:52:

Take out the modem (this one is the fault) and the audioproblems are history. It is possible to put a new one in, but if you dont use the thing it is not nessesery.
It is behind the CPU cover, two screw to remove and pul it out, also the smal wire and you be finished
gr Henk


Hi,

: I have the same problem, does anybody know any solution?

: Thanks,
: Zsombor

: : Hay there,

: : I have a Tecra S1 as well, and I have sufferred the same problems with the audio slowing down, it is a really annoying bug with the soundmax audio set up (must be a cheap and nasty audio solution) I think it is most definitely a driver issuse but like most drivers toshiba haven't bothered to update them for the laptop.

: : A work arround the needed reboot for the audio slow down is to goto: device manager find the soundmax driver disable, then reenable it this should reset the audio device and bring back normal.

: : hope this helps anyone.
: : Regards
: : Rob.
: : : Me too; anybody hear anything? I am running XP Professional SP2

: : :
: : : : yeah i'm having the same problem...i find it quite starnge that toshiba doesn't mention that problem nowhere...go see this link for my problem

: : : : http://www.usenews.org/group/comp.sys.laptops/message-349975.html

: : : : The Toshiba Tecra S1 No Audio/Sound Problem: Full Details & Request For Help
: : : : [comp.sys.laptops]

: : : : Subject: The Toshiba Tecra S1 No Audio/Sound Problem: Full Details & Request For Help
: : : : From: Doctor S
: : : : Newsgroups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.music, comp.sys.laptops, microsoft.public.windowsxp.general, microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support, japan.comp.toshiba
: : : : Date: Mar 11 2004 00:18:52

: : : : (Please excuse the cross-posting: I have posted to every forum I have ever
: : : : found an instance of this issue mentioned in an effort to tie everything
: : : : together).

: : : : I am hoping someone out there has resolved the following audio issue with
: : : : the Toshiba Tecra S1 laptop.

: : : : Multiple instances of the problem have been posted across the web and I have
: : : : referenced five of these below.

: : : :
: : : : SYMPTOMS:

: : : : Audio is working fine, then:

: : : : 1. 'Slow' sound (like a tape played half speed or with flat batteries) from
: : : : system speakers and from headphones via headphone jack.

: : : : 2. This is for sound produced by any application: WMP, MusicMatch,
: : : : RealPlayer, Windows start-up and shutdown, PowerDVD - anything!

: : : : 3. The sound source can be a .wav, .mp3, realmedia, traditional music CD or
: : : : a DVD - anything!

: : : : 4. Eventually no sound at all comes from system speakers or from headphones
: : : : via headphone jack.

: : : : 5. However, if one 'jiggles' the headphone plug in the headphone jack, sound
: : : : (still 'slowed') comes from headphones or system speakers but sound is one
: : : : channel only (i.e. not stereo). This is hard to maintain as one must hold
: : : : the headphone plug with pressure and jiggle it about in order to make this
: : : : happen.

: : : : See the five referenced posts below for other descriptions of these
: : : : symptoms.

: : :
: : : : FIX ATTEMPTS:

: : : : .. I have uninstalled/reinstalled drivers and devices (CD Drive/Modem/Sound
: : : : Card).
: : : : .. I run Win XP OS.
: : : : .. I have booted with all services disabled.
: : : : .. I have run the DirectX diagnostics and disabled acceleration.
: : : : .. I have made sure I have not accidentally tripped Win Media Player's
: : : : 'speed' setting.
: : : : .. I am running the latest Toshiba Tecra S1 BIOS.
: : : : .. I am using the latest sound card driver and have uninstalled/reinstalled
: : : : the driver.
: : : : .. No warning triangles in Device Manager "device is working"
: : : : .. Every other aspect of the Tecra S1 is working fine.

: : : :
: : : : TOSHIBA?

: : : : US have no mention of this issue on their site.

: : : : Toshiba Australia have told me by phone that, irrespective of the multiple
: : : : instances of this unique error, they deny any problems of this kind with the
: : : : Tecra S1.

: : : :
: : : : ANYONE KNOW MORE?

: : : : Obi Wan, Yoda, The One, Anyone? Has anyone resolved this issue?

: : : :
: : : : Please let us all know via these forums.

: : : : Fingers crossed! :-)

: : : : Dr. S.

: :
: : : : Here are multiple instances of Toshiba Tecra S1 owners experiencing exactly
: : : : the same symptoms. Each complaint is clearly just a different way of
: : : : describing the above symptoms.

: : : :
: : : : ---- INSTANCE 1 ----

: : : :
: : : : From: Nick (anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com)
: : : : Subject: Slow Audio Playback
: : : : Newsgroups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.music
: : : : Date: 2003-12-01 06:00:28 PST

: : : : I have a Toshiba Tecra S1 with XP Pro. The laptop is
: : : : playing all audio too slowly. This includes MP3s on the
: : : : hard drive, CDs, DVDs & streaming, and it happens on
: : : : whatever media player I use. Strangely enough, it only
: : : : happens about 80% of the time, and occasionaly works OK.
: : : : Toshiba don't have a clue, and I have updated the sound
: : : : card drivers and de/reinstalled the media players, but it
: : : : still has the problem. Anyone got any ideas?

: : : : The audio is playing as if it were a tape player that was
: : : : low on batteries, so al voices sound much lower than they
: : : : really are!

: : : : Thanks,

: : : : Nick.

: : : : INSTANCE 1 LINK:

: : : : http://groups.google.com.au/groups?q=tecra+s1+audio&hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&edition=au&selm=084b01c3b813%2450f70040%

: : : : 24a301280a%40phx.gbl&rnum=2

: :
: : : : ---- INSTANCE 2 ----

: : : : From: Sharyn (anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com)
: : : : Subject: Audio has stopped working
: : : : Newsgroups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.configuration_manage,
: : : : microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
: : : : Date: 2003-12-30 19:10:19 PST

: : : : I have a Toshiba Tecra S1 laptop running XP. It has a
: : : : built in SoundMax device with a driver dated Nov 2002. I
: : : : have just loaded DirectX 9.0b.

: : : : The sound was working fine after the installation of the
: : : : DirectX update, however it suddenly stopped working (may
: : : : have been after a reboot).

: : : : There is now NO sound (system or otherwise) from the
: : : : laptop, however all diagnostics and testing and device
: : : : checks show that everything is working ok and I get no
: : : : errors anywhere indicating that anything is wrong.

: : : : All help appreciated.

: : : : Thanks, Sharyn

: : : :
: : : : INSTANCE 2 LINK:
: : : : http://groups.google.com.au/groups?hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-
: : : : 8&edition=au&threadm=050301c3cf50%2480ec77e0%24a501280a%40phx.gbl&rnum=5&pre
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: :
: : : : ---- INSTANCE 3 -----

: : : : "Sound Card sucks" 20-Nov-2003 09:21:13 AM

: : : : Cons: Sound card is crappy. Sound cards have bugged out. No sound unless
: : : : headphones or speakers plugged in, and half the sound comes out at best.

: : : : INSTANCE 3 LINK:
: : : : http://reviews-zdnet.com.com/Toshiba_Tecra_S1/4852-3121_16-21063848.html

: : :
: : : : ---- INSTANCE 4 -----

: : : :
: : : : "toshiba laptop music slows down by half" 2004-02-10 23:28:17 PST

: : : : Dear all,
: : : : I need some advice on this. I have a Toshiba Tecra 1.5 GHz, 512 Mb.
: : : : Recently the sound/music is playing up in that:
: : : : 1) with the fist boot up, every bit of sound/music slows down by half.
: : : : Kylie Minogue sounds like Frank Sinatra.
: : : : 2) But with a reboot, the sound playback speed returns to normal!

: : : : However, this happy state of things didn't last. Now the sound/music
: : : : just stays half speed."

: : : : INSTANCE 4 LINK:
: : : : http://groups.google.com.au/groups?hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&edition=au&selm=c3d411f.0402102328.7d08f582%40posting.goo

: : : : gle.com

: : :
: : : : ---- INSTANCE 5 ----

: : : : "All sounds slow on Tecra S1" 2004-01-13 09:50:55 PST

: : : :
: : : : "I guess this is more a software issue but I haven't come across it on
: : : : any other machine, ever. When I reboot and sometimes on a cold boot, all
: : : : sounds are slow on the machine. That is, music, voice (on VoIP phone),
: : : : windows bootup music, videos etc all play around half speed.
: : : : A shut down and reboot usually fixes it but I haven't been able to
: : : : figure out the problem. I have the latest BIOS and all the latest
: : : : drivers. Am running XP Pro that came with the machine.
: : : : Anyone got any ideas?"

: : : : INSTANCE 5 LINK:
: : : : http://groups.google.com.au/groups?hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&edition=au&threadm=ObZMb.10585%24ZuL1.7702%40twister01.bl

: : : : oor.is.net.cable.rogers.com&rnum=1&prev=/groups%3Fq%3Dtecra%2Bs1%2Bno%2Baudi
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