! PC Audio ?

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I loaded SSDR v2.4.9 on a new Dell laptop this morning.  Everything seems to be working fine except I can't get audio to come out of the laptop speakers.  Instead the audio is coming out of PC shack speakers connected to my Flex-6700, and in the upper right corner of the laptop screen SSDR indicates ! PC Audio and clicking on this button does nothing.  DAX is indicating Slice A is streaming normally and Device Manager shows Ports 4 and 104 are mapped to SSDR and are operating normally.  Evidently I'm missing something.  Any ideas?
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Check your audio output device on your PC.  Make sure it is set to the PC speakers.  I have only seen that when I did not have a valid output device selected.

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Thanks Chuck.  For some crazy reason my laptop had shifted its output audio to MIC.  When I reset it for internal speakers I was able to hear the radio audio through the laptop speakers.
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Steven Linley

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Yeah, it happens
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Craig Williams

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Isn't Windows great. It always generates a project to keep us old retired people busy.

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Johan / SE3X

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Well seems to me they are generous enough to embrace all and everyone .. Us still working as well!
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Al K0VM, Elmer

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Windows seems to make an assumption that last audio device installed ( or plugged in ) should be the default device.
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Steven Linley

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Yeah, I don't like that. Windows must think, once the user gets it set they're done. Just doesn't work that way for us techies.