Are you having issues with your Harman Kardon Soundsticks volume control not working? If so, don’t worry, you aren’t alone!
In this article, we will show you several ways to fix the volume control on your Soundsticks. We’ll even show you how to diagnose and repair the most common causes of this issue and give you some tips to avoid these problems in the future! Let’s get started!
I also faced the same problem when I got new Soundsticks. Being a veteran, I solved the problem easily by searching the internet. Here’s what I did.
Make sure you have the latest software
The initial volume control issue seems to have been fixed by Windows Update KB2883200. If you’re having trouble with your speakers, that may be an indication that there’s a problem with your audio drivers.
You can check on them through Device Manager by right-clicking My Computer and selecting Properties, then Device Manager.
As shown below, your audio drivers are listed under either Sound, Video, and Game Controllers or under Other Devices depending on what devices you have connected to your PC.
Check if the device is connected properly to your laptop or desktop computer
First, you need to plug in your speaker to a power source. Also, make sure that it’s correctly connected via audio input or output ports of your laptop or desktop computer. You can also check if its volume is set high at the maximum level.
Then if it is not working, turn it down and see if that works for you. If nothing works for you and your Harman Kardon Soundsticks have volume control issues even after being connected properly, try turning off all other devices that are connected via USB ports with your speaker to make sure that they aren’t causing any trouble with your speaker having sound problems.
Disconnect other devices from your laptop/desktop
If you have other devices that are also connected to your laptop, disconnect them. This will help determine if it’s a problem with your headphones or something else on your computer.
Make sure to also disable any USB controllers, like gamepads and webcams, as well as any Bluetooth devices. If disabling those items doesn’t work then try uninstalling them and restarting your computer.
If you still have trouble then we suggest trying a different pair of headphones because it could be a problem with them rather than an issue with your machine.
Uninstall and Reinstall your drivers
Fix driver issues by uninstalling and reinstalling your drivers. You can do so on Windows and Mac. On Windows, you should see two or more Sound options on your computer when you click Start -> Computer.
Select both, then right-click and select Uninstall. Restart your computer after, then go to device manager by clicking Start -> Run, then type in devmgmt.msc; all devices will be listed in alphabetical order with an ! next to those that are not working properly.
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Also watch this video to solve the issue
The volume control not working on your Harman Kardon Soundsticks III speaker system isn’t necessarily a sign that you need to buy new speakers.
While it’s possible that there is a problem with one of your speakers, if both are not working properly, there is also a good chance that you may have an issue with your sound card. The speaker swap test will help you determine whether or not your speakers are faulty.
When you swap out your speakers and continue to experience problems, read over our troubleshooting guide for further instructions. Our top tip for getting back to listening?
Simply hold down F1 while playing music and use this shortcut to lower the volume. You may need to restart Windows after performing these steps.