Volume randomly going to max on Lenovo Smart Display 8"

I recently (within the past month) purchased a Lenovo Smart Display 8" and for the most part I really like it.


However, it sporatically goes to maximum volume regardless of the application running – while it is displaying Flickr pictures most of the time so that is where most of the issues occur (& since no audio associated with it when it goes to max volume there is an annoying high pitched clicking/static), but it has occasionally doen it when a YouTube video is playing (so the YouTube audio is at max).


If I use the ‘Home’ app to turn down the volume it almost immediately returns to max volume … if I use the volume buttons on the unit to turn down the volume but leave the onscreen volume dispaly open it also almost immediately returns to max volume … I have to both use the buttons to lower the volume & then touch somewhere on the display so that the volume menu ‘goes away’ for it to stay at the reset volume level.


Note – this occurs randomly & not necessarily daily & on 1 occasion it occured during the night which work us up.


As I indicated above, for the most part I really like it … but my wife hates having it & this issue is just another reason why she doesn’t want it – and of additional note, because of my wife’s concern the mic is always muted & the camera shutter is covering the camera


Any assistance/advice will be greatly appreciated.





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Hello everyone!


I have Lenovo Legion Y520 (15IKBM) with Windows 10, installed Realtek HD Audio Manager and a Headset with a 3.5 mm connection. I want to set it so that I can hear the same (or different) audio through both the laptop speakers and my headset. The problem is that Realtek Audio Manager only has 1 output device. Keep in mind that the headset works fine when plugged in, but despite having or not having the headset plugged in, I only have the speakers output device (and yes, I have both show hidden and disconnected devices turned on):


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– Uninstalling Realtek Audio (Tried and failed, seems like Windows really does not want me to get rid of it)


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