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Static Noise from Speakers on Select Inspiron Laptops

Summary: This article provides information about how to fix static noise issue on your Inspiron laptop.

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You may experience what can be described as "static noise" from the built-in speakers of select Inspiron laptops when playing music. This can also be observed on headphones connected to the computer.


This issue can be resolved by switching the Realtek audio driver with Windows native driver (High Definition Audio Device). Follow the steps below to switch the audio driver.


  1. Go to Device Manager.
  2. Expand Sound, Video and Game controllers.
  3. Right click RealtekAudio and click Update driver.
  4. Click Browse my computer for driver software.
  5. Click Let me pick from a list of available drivers on my computer.
  6. Select High Definition Audio Device and then Next to complete.
NOTE: If you are prompted that the driver may be unstable or not recommended, click Yes and continue to install the selected driver.

If this does not resolve the audio issue, see the Dell knowledge base article How to Troubleshoot Audio or Sound Playback Issues.

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Affected Product

Inspiron 13 5378 2-in-1, Inspiron 13 5379 2-in-1, Inspiron 7373 2-in-1, Inspiron 14 7460, Inspiron 15 3565, Inspiron 15 Gaming 5577, Inspiron 15 Gaming 7567, Inspiron 7570, Inspiron 7573 2-in-1

Last Published Date

14 Jun 2024



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