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Can the audio component of my Portege R830 be replaced?

I have noticed that the sound has been getting considerably weaker over the past few weeks.

Thanks for any assistance you can offer.

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Unfortunately, the sound chip is soldered as part of the motherboard.

Some suggestions/questions:

• how is the sound level through the speaker/headphone jack?

• if your laptop has bluetooth, try paring to bluetooth speakers

• if your laptop doesn't have bluetooth, try a USB bluetooth dongle and pair it to USB speakers

Bluetooth bypasses any need of the sound chip in your computer.

There's also a USB sound adapter you can use:

https://www.amazon.com/Sabrent-External-...

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