none of the above really worked - or worked temporarily and then stopped working. the sound is a little bit crackly when i listen to music sometimes too. balls. i reckon in can stick it out for now though as i need to get a new laptop soon anyway. the screen on this one is literally falling apart.
BUT i have another really really irritating issue now as well. the wi-fi signal is much weaker than it used to be. works totally fine in the living room where the router is, but in my bedroom directly above where it used to work perfectly, it now disconnects regularly. i have to keep it exactly at the corner of the bed and even then it goes off sometimes.
anyone know what the problem is there? gave it a google but nearly every result i found was just “have you turned the router off and on?”