The volume on my Sony Vaio VGN-Z610Y is too low. At maximum volume levels there is just not much sound. I tried external speakers and that does not change the volume level at all. I've been searching and trying the different suggestions but so far nothing has worked. It looks like purchasing an external sound card may help. How annoying that Sony has this issue. The laptop wasn't cheap either ($2K or so).
Will continue researching this when I have more time. If something you've tried has worked, I'd love to hear about it. Thanks!! ♥♥♥
Some links I'll save for latter review
http://www.google.com/search?aq=f&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8&q=Echo+Indigo+(PCMCIA) - recommended external card per above link