Windows 10: Venerable Thinkpad T430 no speakers after 1709? Solved

  1.    21 Nov 2017 #1

    Venerable Thinkpad T430 no speakers after 1709?


    perplexing. My pristine thinkpad T430's Realtek High Def audio seems installed right, no bangs, no obvious errors, but with version1709 build 16299.64 Pro, no sound emerges from speakers. Was good before now - very good in fact.
    Using the built in test facilities, nothing appears to be wrong except there is no sound at all.

    if I plug the headphones in, everything's good. With the Realtek driver [last updated May of 2015, windows Catalog], plugging and unplugging headphones shows no change in the control panel or popup: that is, there is no indication of the headphones in use, even when that is the case: still shows "speakers". If I switch the audio device to the Microsoft generic HD device, it will reflect the distinction between headphones/speakers, but speakers still not producing a peep. headphones ok.

    is there some other bit of driver-ware that I need to be looking at? All help greatly appreciated.

    c
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2. Barman58's Avatar
    Posts : 2,785
    Windows 10 Pro x64 1803 - 17134.5 XP/Vista/Win7/Win8.1 in VM for testing
       21 Nov 2017 #2

    This is not an unheard of event, Microsoft sometimes makes a slight improvement to windows that affects the way that a driver has to be written to operate, this is not done often as they have rules that they follow to minimise these outages,

    Although the Microsoft OEM partners are kept up to date the issue arrives when the hardware manufacturer does not re-write the driver for their hardware in time for the update to windows (most are reactive not proactive).

    Only thing I can suggest is that you check with the manufacturer's site to see if they have a suitable replacement driver available, it will eventually be added to the windows catalogue but this may take a while.

    you may have some luck trying the Realtek site for drivers as they write the base code for laptop manufacturers to use, modified, for their hardware
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3. f14tomcat's Avatar
    Posts : 37,033
    Triple boot - Win 10 Pro, Win 10 Pro Insider (2) - (and a sprinkling of VMs)
       21 Nov 2017 #3

    cognus said: View Post
    perplexing. My pristine thinkpad T430's Realtek High Def audio seems installed right, no bangs, no obvious errors, but with version1709 build 16299.64 Pro, no sound emerges from speakers. Was good before now - very good in fact. Using the built in test facilities, nothing appears to be wrong except there is no sound at all. if I plug the headphones in, everything's good. With the Realtek driver [last updated May of 2015, windows Catalog], plugging and unplugging headphones shows no change in the control panel or popup: that is, there is no indication of the headphones in use, even when that is the case: still shows "speakers". If I switch the audio device to the Microsoft generic HD device, it will reflect the distinction between headphones/speakers, but speakers still not producing a peep. headphones ok. is there some other bit of driver-ware that I need to be looking at? All help greatly appreciated. c
    You probably already tried this, but uninstall the device thru Device manager, including the drivers, reboot and let Windows reinstall it. Fairly quick and worth a shot.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  4.    21 Nov 2017 #4

    well - I should have done this b4 posting: I pulled the battery, held the power button for awhile, reinstalled, rebooted. now working.
    wish I knew the Why, but works using the generic driver. About to give it a shot with the realtek driver.

    The HW ID is HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_10EC&DEV_0269&SUBSYS_17AA21F3
    Lenovo only lists these drivers [the one I have is the last one; HID]
    • Lenovo HID HW Radio Driver for Windows 10 (32-bit, 64-bit), 8.1 (32-bit , 64-bit), 8 (32-bit , 64-bit) - ThinkPad
    • 1.0.0.54
    • 2015/06/08
    • Realtek High Definition Audio Driver for Windows 10 (32-bit, 64-bit), 8.1 (32-bit, 64-bit), 8 (32-bit, 64-bit), 7 (32-bit, 64-bit), XP - ThinkPad
    • 6.0.1.7040 / 5.10.0.7040
    • 2013/11/10
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

Related Threads
Thinkpad i7 slow as a pentium in Performance & Maintenance
And the problem is definitely Win10 related. That is the main variable that has changed since this started happening. The laptop is a W510. I will post detailed specs soon. Any other preliminary steps you have, do tell.
Hello, I am currently working on a homemade project in my free time called Project Surround. I am trying to get a full surround sound setup in my room. I have 2 wired speakers in the front and a Bluetooth speaker in the back. The problem is I...
No sound on Thinkpad T520 in Drivers and Hardware
I have no sound on ThinkPad T520 except at headphone jack, Win 10 version 1607 OS build14393.351, I have a ThinkPad T420 with Win 10 version 1607, OS build 14393.447 the T420 has sound from speakers and headphone jack. I have the latest Conexant...
ThinkPad T450s error: irql_not_less_or_equal in BSOD Crashes and Debugging
I got frequent BSOD a few months ago, but fixed it by updating some of my drivers. I got another BSOD today with the error IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL while using google chrome. I have attached the DM Log files. 68701 Any help would be appreciated!
Thinkpad T60 Volume Controls in General Support
So I installed the hotkey fix for Windows 7 on the thinkpad t60 2007-4au and I still have no volume controls.
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:20.
Find Us