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Arabian-Nights
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W520 audio

#1 Post by Arabian-Nights » Sat May 26, 2018 8:35 pm

Audio from the speakers on my W520 has become intermittent. From the headset jack it is OK. Any suggestions?
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Re: W520 audio

#2 Post by axur-delmeria » Sun May 27, 2018 4:41 am

It might be similar to my X220.
At first it had intermittent speaker output, and eventually (after a few months) no output at all.

As it turned out, the headphone jack got damaged, and detects a headphone even when nothing is plugged in.
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Re: W520 audio

#3 Post by TonyJZX » Thu May 31, 2018 1:19 am

Dismantle and check the connection to the 2 spks and the 3.5 jack...

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Re: W520 audio

#4 Post by TPFanatic » Thu May 31, 2018 1:57 pm

W520 speaker wires are stupidly ran over the copper heatpipes with zero insulation, and then tightly squeezed in a clip. See: https://youtu.be/lS5EBNhOgCc?t=3m40s
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