Some Acer monitors have built-in speakers, while other monitors use HDMI ports and audio jacks to send broadcast sound to speakers or headphones. No matter what the set-up for your monitor is, you’ll want to make sure you can clearly hear any sounds that you’re playing.
Usually, making adjustments to your volume is an easy process. However, if you’re having issues with your monitor’s audio, there are several solutions you can try.
How to Turn Up the Volume on an Acer Monitor
You can adjust the volume on your Acer monitor through your computer’s audio settings or by accessing your monitor’s on-screen display settings. To access your audio settings, right-click the sound icon on your taskbar. Hit the menu button in the lower-right corner of your monitor to bring up the menu.
Why Is There No Sound Coming From My Acer Monitor?
If the sound coming from your monitor is too quiet, or if there’s no sound coming from the monitor at all, you’ll need to do some troubleshooting. These are some of the most common causes of audio issues on Acer monitors.
The Computer Is Muted
If your Acer monitors suddenly stop broadcasting sound, make sure you haven’t accidentally muted your device. Many keyboards have mute keys, and it’s easy to press these buttons without realizing it.
Right-click the speaker icon at the bottom-right corner of your screen and select “Open Volume Mixer.” If your computer is muted, you’ll see a red X over your speaker icons. Click the icons to unmute your computer and restore your sound.
The Monitor Isn’t Set as the Sound Output Device
If you’ve just set up your new Acer monitor, but you’re not hearing any audio, there’s a good chance that your monitor isn’t set as the sound output device for your computer. Open the Sound settings from the Start menu to see and change your computer’s output device.
At the top of the window, you’ll see a drop-down menu under “Choose your output device.” Select your monitor from this menu. You may have to restart your computer for these changes to take effect.
If your monitor is set as your output device, and you do not hear sound, your Acer monitor may not have built-in speakers. In this case, you’ll need to connect speakers or headphones and select the correct output device.
Your Speakers or Headphones Aren’t Properly Connected
If you’re using speakers or headphones to broadcast sound, it’s possible that there’s a bad connection. Check to make sure there aren’t any loose cables. If you see a loose connection, fix it and test your sound.
Over time, audio connection ports can become dirty or damaged, which can interfere with your connections. If you’re struggling to keep your audio output devices connected, try cleaning out the connection ports with a can of compressed air. You may have to have the connection ports repaired or replaced if the problem persists.
Your Audio Drivers Need to Be Updated
Not having the latest audio drivers for your monitor or audio output device can cause sound issues. Open the Start menu, type “Device Manager” and select it from the results. When the Device Manager window pops up, click the arrow beneath “Sound, video, and game controllers” to expand the menu.
Right-click on the listing for your Acer monitor or the other sound output device you’re using. Select “Update Driver” and then “Search automatically for updated software” to check for driver updates. If you find updates, install them and then restart your computer before testing your audio again.
Audio Enhancements Are Interfering With Your Sound
If you’re using any sort of audio enhancements, it’s possible that these enhancements are interfering with your sound output. Try disabling these enhancements to see if it resolves your problem.
You can disable sound enhancements by opening the Sound Control panel from the Start menu. Select “Playback” and right-click on your sound output device to open up the Properties menu. Click on the Enhancement tab and disable any audio enhancements that are currently turned on.
What Should I Do If My Sound Still Isn’t Working?
If you’ve tried these solutions and you’re still having sound issues, you’re not totally out of options. You can try contacting Acer support, or you can power cycle your monitor and computer.
How to Power Cycle
Shut down your monitor and your computer. Once both devices are powered down, fully disconnect them from all power sources. Leave the devices unplugged for at least one minute.
After a minute has passed, plug the devices back in. When everything is properly connected, power your monitor and computer back on and see if your sound is working again.
Power cycling can be a way to resolve software issues and reset activity in a device. It can potentially resolve issues with the sound on your Acer monitor, and it can fix other problems as well.