Bose Soundlink Micro

Bose (bluetooth) Soundlink Micro, I have just purchassed a new Surface Laptop 2 to replace my Surface Pro 4. The transfering of date from my old Surface Pro to the new Laptop 2 went according to plan. I was able to test most things before my next trip to Edmonton to train the final course CompTIA Security + for the 3rd intake.

During my presentation I needed to play a video to the class and I connected my Bose (BT) Soundlink Micro, well what can I say, there was absolutly no volume, so I had to revert back to my build in speakers. The volume was enough for the students to hear the content but nowhere like it should have been, had my Bose speaker been working.

After much testing on various devices I proved that the issue was with my new Surface Laptop. How very sad, searching online for a solution I quickly realised that hundreds of people had the same issue with different hardware, something that Bose themselves had not yet been able to resolve. Realising that it could not be my Laptop, I of course couldn’t give up and revert to the Surface pro. I have just gotten used to the slightly larger screen of the Laptop 2. After many hours I found an inconspicuous post that said we had to add a registry setting. Me I had to check this first in the registry myself, and found setting was already there but needed to have its value changed from 1 to 0.

Below is the command to add the registry entry, but as I said above my entry already existed, so all I did was change the DisableAbsoluteVolume REG_DWORD to 0

reg add HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Bluetooth\Audio\AVRCP\CT /v DisableAbsoluteVolume /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

Once that had been changed my volume was back to loud.

I can now go back to Edmonton and not have to worry about the volume when showing videos.

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