Your device has a variety of audio features that allow you to:
Play music using your device speakers and/or connected external speakers.
Record sound using an optional external headset microphone.
Download music from the Internet.
Create multimedia presentations using audio and images.
Transmit sound and images with instant messaging programs.
Connecting external audio devices
earbuds, or a headset. For additional safety information, refer to the Regulatory, Safety and
To connect external devices such as external speakers, headphones, or a headset microphone, refer
to the information provided with the device. For best results, remember the following tips:
Be sure that the device cable is securely connected to the correct jack on your device. (Cable
connectors are normally color-coded to match the corresponding jacks on the device.)
Be sure to install any drivers required by the external device.
programs that use the device.
Checking your audio functions
To check the system sound on your device, follow these steps:
Select Start > Control Panel > Sounds, Speech, and Audio Devices > Sounds and Audio
When the Sound and Audio Device Properties window opens, click the Sounds tab. Under
Program events, select any sound event, such as a beep or alarm, and click the arrow button to
check the sound.
You should hear sound through the speakers or through connected headphones.
To check the record functions of the device, follow these steps:
Select Start > All Programs > Accessories > Entertainment > Sound Recorder.
Click the record button and speak into the microphone. Save the file to your desktop.
Open a multimedia program and play back the sound.
For best results when recording, speak directly into the microphone and record sound in a
setting free of background noise.
To confirm or change the audio settings on your device, right-click the Volume icon on the taskbar,
or select Start > Control Panel > Sounds, Speech, and Audio Devices > Sounds and Audio
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To reduce the risk of personal injury, adjust the volume before putting on headphones,
A driver is a required program that acts like a translator between the device and the