We also have a 3 year old Dell 32" LCD TV with a severe sound problem. I thought the speakers just blow because they are detachable. The problem was an annoying pulsing sound now there is no sound at all. We tried other speakers and they do not work. Could you please tell me what kind of surround sound system you purchased to make you tv useable again? Also did you need to remove the old sound card from the TV? Please help....I think for the money we paid this tv should work forever. Thank you.
Last night strictly by chance I found that putting the mute button on for a length of time cures the problem. I put the mute on to take a phone call (maybe 20 mins or so) and when i came back the sound was working.
will see if this continues to work.
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I had the same problem with my dell tv. It's the exact same one you have. It kept making noise at first, and then the sound just went out. I changed the speaker wires to a slightly stronger, thicker wire and now it works great!! I hope this works for you.
Yesterday I went to the pawn shop and purchased a Sony receiver they just got it in a couple a days (pawn shop) ago. The receiver is in great shape still had the stickers on them for less than 100.00. We hooked the speaker and the cords black/yellow/red to the in/out in back of the TV and the receiver. Wow! Great surround sound and the TV works like new. Please do not go and buy a sound board you will be wasting your money and the same thing will happen again and again. Dell sucks!
That was indeed the sound module. I spent hours trying to find a replacement for my Dell TV. There was one on eBay for over $100.00, I decided to remove my speakers and install a low cost sound bar from Radio Shack. Easy to install and sounds fine. Several techs told me those boards are a problem along with every other board in those sets and since the Dell is low quality to begin with, I wouldn't spend the money. Go with the sound bar and buy a real TV next time. I'll go Samsung or Sony when mine finally dies for good.
I have the exact TV with the same concern. I disassembled my set and removed the sound module to verify part numbers. The cheapest one I could find was on eBoob for over $100.00. My solution was to buy an inexpensive sound bar at Radio Shack and install it. Very simple to connect and it sounds fine. I wouldn't suggest putting money into a low quality TV like the Dell, another board may blow out at any time per several techs I talked to.
We also have a 32" LCD Dell flat screen tv #W3201C that has no sound. It's about 2/12 yrs old. One speaker started having a problem and we disconnected it. That was a couple weeks ago, now there is no sound at all. Dell should not be let off the hook so easily. Obviously there is a problem with the tv and it should be Dell's responsibility to make it right. Does anyone know if a class action suit has been initiated?