Is it possible to make a Cambridge Soundworks SBS52 fully functional in windows 10 (latest 64 bit version)?

Joshua 1 Reputation point

I previously used these speakers sometime in the last few years on a different Windows 10 laptop. I did not have the same type of HP laptop. I also had not updated windows. I found an article on this site that said that somebody with a different issue updated some sound drivers. However, it seems that I probably have those updated, and I know this is an old speaker system. I am having an issue that it only lets the left speaker function. I am wondering if somebody might know if there is something that might get this working. Thanks.

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  1. Dave Patrick 426.3K Reputation points MVP

    Seems pretty old. The vendor will be your best resource for issues with the hardware.

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  2. Dave Patrick 426.3K Reputation points MVP

    manufacturer went out of business

    Sounds like you may be out of luck.

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  3. Joshua 1 Reputation point

    i found that they still work on another windows 10-based system. Logically, there should be a system setting that can be adjusted. There must be some software or something that is programmed and conflicting through my headphone jack. It is telling the speakers to only play through one speaker. When I plug a generic headphone to that speaker's right headphone jack, it functions like the speaker. It will not play the right side. However, if the headphone is plugged directly to the jack of the laptop, it will not function that way.

    I do not know if it makes a difference, but the other laptop that it actually functioned correctly through, had the headphone jack on the right side, while mine had it on the left. It would likely be some other setting, like internal hardware, or software issues.

    Both laptops have the same version of windows (21h2) 10. 64 bit. however, the latter one uses intel audio and realtek, while mine uses nvidia audio and realtek on the system. HP's website i can check to see if there is a difference. also see specs to see if the audio specs are different. i have not seen updates for an audio device for nvidia. only realtek. when i updated the audio driver, it did not change (unless the month is listed after the day in the date format).

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  4. Dave Patrick 426.3K Reputation points MVP

    Ok, I'd ask the pc manufacturer or in their forums. They'll be your best resource for trouble shooting problems with the hardware and or integration of components.

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  5. Limitless Technology 44,061 Reputation points


    Thank you for posting your query.

    Kindly follow the steps provided below to resolve your issue.

    Method 1: Follow these steps to run the troubleshooter.

    a. Press “Windows key + W”.
    b. Type “Troubleshooting” without quotes in the Search box and hit enter.
    c. Select “Hardware and Sound” from the Troubleshooter Window.
    d. Select “Hardware and Devices” under Devices option.
    e. Follow the On Screen instructions.

    Method 2: I would advise you to download and install the latest sound drivers for Windows 10 from your manufacture's website if it is available otherwise run the drivers for Windows in Compatibility mode.

    . Right click on setup file.
    b. Click on Properties.
    c. Click on Compatibility tab.
    d. Put a check mark on Run this program in compatibility mode for.
    e. Select the supported operating system.
    f. Put a check mark on Run this program as an administrator under Privilege Level.

    Method 3: Tips for fixing common sound problems.

    Please refer to the below link:

    I hope this information helps. Please do let us know if you need any further assistance.


    If the answer is helpful kindly click "Accept as Answer" and upvote it.

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