ever since i plugged in my iphone to charge on my laptop, there has been a red x on the speaker icon. i still do get some sound, it's just too low to hear. i can use headphones and hear better, but it's still very low.
if i right click on the icon, it tells me no audio device is installed. but....if i go to the device manager, they are there, and are enabled.
i've tried uninstalling and re-installing. i've tried disabling and enabling. i've updated drivers, and tried a system restore.
i'm at my wit's end! i watch a lot of shows on my laptop, and this is upsetting.
got any suggestions? i've seen a lot of sites where people are asking about this problem, so i guess it's not something unusual. but the standard answers i'm reading aren't working for me.