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What will the sound card link say when i go to the device manager?

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Go to the audio driver in device manager

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I AM HAVING ALTEC LANCING AVS300. I HAVE LOADED WINDOWS-7. THE SYS IS SHOWING SOUND DRIVERS ARE NOT INSTALLED.PL HELP AND LET ME DOWN LOAD DRIVERS, TELL ME THE TOTAL SITE ADDRESS.


hello waiyasin, this altec lancing don't need a driver, it just plug and play hardware. if there is a problem with the driver, try to install sound driver from your motherboard driver. if u use external sound card, try to install sound driver from the sound card driver. if u have problem how to install the driver then u just need open the device manager. u can find it on control panel. once u open the device manager window, insert motherboard driver (or sound card driver if u use external driver) into CD Rom. in device manager window u will find sound or audio device, right click it and choose update driver then follow the instruction. that's it.
hope this useful, regards.
NB: if u don't have motherboard (or sound card driver) try to goggling it or reply this solution with your motherboard name (or sound card name), maybe i can help to find your driver.

Aug 21, 2011 | Altec Lansing AVS 300 Computer Speakers

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I would like to reinstall my speakers to my dell computer somehow they have been removed? Bar Code CN0D3431 48220 49T 06J3. I know longer can locate the installation disk?


There are a few simple things to check first:

Make sure your computer has a sound card.

You must be logged on as an administrator to perform these steps.

  1. Open Device Manager by clicking the Start button 4f6cbd09-148c-4dd8-b1f2-48f232a2fd33.png, clicking Control Panel, clicking System and Maintenance, and then clicking Device Manager. 18abb370-ac1e-4b6b-b663-e028a75bf05b.png If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

  2. Expand the Sound, video and game controllers category. If a sound card is listed, you have one installed. If no sound card is listed, You will need to install one. See Install or remove a sound card.

  3. If there is a yellow question mark next to the name of the sound card, there might be a problem. Right-click the name of the sound card, and then click Properties.

  4. Click the General tab, and then look in the Device status box to identify problems with the sound card.

  • Make sure your speakers are plugged into a working power source and turned on.

  • Make sure your speakers are correctly connected to the computer.

    On your speakers, find the cable that plugs into your computer. Make sure that the speaker cable is plugged into the speakers and the correct jack on the computer. For example, if the cable is a 1/8 inch cable, there should be a round jack for it on the back of the computer. If it is a universal serial bus (USB) cable, it will plug into any USB port on your computer.

  • Make sure that the speaker volume is not muted or turned down too low.

    1. Open Volume Control by clicking the Start button 4f6cbd09-148c-4dd8-b1f2-48f232a2fd33.png, clicking Control Panel, clicking Hardware and Sound, and then, under Audio Devices and Sound, clicking Adjust system volume.

    2. Under Main Volume, move the slider up or down to raise or lower the volume.

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    Some mobile PCs have an external volume control on the outside of the case. If you're using a mobile PC, check the external volume control.

  • Make sure your headphones are not plugged into the line out (headphone) jack of your sound card or computer (unless you want to be listening with headphones rather than speakers). When you plug in headphones, most computers automatically cut the sound to the speakers.

Mar 14, 2011 | Dell A215 Computer Speakers

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I have Harman Kardon HK-206 speakers that came when I got my Dell Dimension 4500 in 2002. No problem until I got an iPhone and started synching. Now no sound. When I check the control panel, it says...


I realize you frustration in regards to this issue and am not sure what steps you have been walked through. This seems to be a driver conflict (other issues are also possible - sudden hardware failure even though coincidental as it may be). The first step would have been (assuming your still on a windows machine i.e. the Dell 4500) to do a "System Restore" on a date prior to installing any of the iPhone software. Then checked if the speakers had sound. If not the next step would be to check the hardware by: If you're running Windows 7 or Windows Vista, click the Start button, clickControl Panel, click System and Security, and then, under System, click Device Manager. If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
If you're running Windows XP, click Start, click Control Panel, double-click Administrative Tools, double-click Computer Management, in the left pan click Device Manager. If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
Double-click Sound, video and game controllers to expand that category. If a sound card is listed, you have one installed. If no sound card is listed, check the information that came with your computer to see if there's supposed to be a sound card installed.
If there's a yellow question mark next to the name of the sound card in Device Manager, there might be a problem.
Right-click the name of the sound card, and then click Properties.
Click the General tab, and then look in the Device status box to identify problems with the sound card.
If there is a problem with the sound device, it will be stated, and you might need to update your driver for the sound card.
You can double left click on the device marked and click the "Drivers" tab and select "Update Driver Button" to see if this will update the driver.
If this was successful, then restart your computer.
For further details on preforming these steps please see:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/help/no-sound-in-windows
If these steps did not correct the issue I would need a little more information or you exact sound card.

Jan 31, 2011 | Harman Kardon HK206 Computer Speakers

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Speakers are plugged in properly but won't work


Hi Rachelle,

First of all, make sure that the sound is not accidentally muted.

If the sounds seem to play, it means that your speaker cables are faulty or have some kind of break in them. Or, your speakers or the electronics inside them developed some kind of fault.

Unplug the speakers and the speaker cables and test them on another computer. If they work fine on another computer, the problem could be your sound drivers. You could also test the sounds, using a headphone in place of the speakers. If you can hear the sounds fine with the headphones, the problem is with the speakers or the cables.

This may be less likely since the sounds seem to play, but it's still possible that your sound driver is incorrect or not the one meant for your sound card.

Start the Device Manager (Right-click My Computer -> Properties -> Hardware -> Device Manager) and under the "Sound, video and game controllers", see that the sound driver is listed.

Double click the item in that list that contains the word "audio device" in its name. Does Device Manager say that the device is working properly? If Device Manager says that the audio device is not working properly, or if there is a yellow exclamation mark next to the device, or if it says that the drivers are not installed for this device, install the drivers from the CDs or from the laptop manufacturer's website. However, there's an easier way to do this, as given below.

Here's the easy way to get or update your sound drivers:

You could try to use this driver scanning tool, which scans the computer for needed drivers and has an option to automatically retrieve them for you.

You can download this free tool from here or directly from this link.

After you have downloaded the above file, double-click on it and follow the simple steps to install it. Then, when it asks if you want to run it, just answer yes. This is easier than manually searching, downloading and installing the drivers.

If, after trying with the above method, sound still can't be heard, you can try with the System Restore. To know more about System Restore, go to this link.

If none of the above methods worked, pull out your sound card and test it in another computer. You can also try re-installing Windows and lastly try another sound card, if it still fails to work.

Hope that helps,
Regards,
Raspal

Mar 21, 2010 | Altec Lansing VS4121 Computer Speakers

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My latops speaers are not givig out sound. i am using windows 7


First check whether the audio volume is not muted, and turn the volume all the way up, if you didn't already try that.

Did you try playing the system sounds? Enable them from the Control Panel (double click the sound and audio devices icon from the Control Panel), if you didn't try them, or if they aren't enabled. Then, play one of the system sounds from the "Sounds and Audio Devices" (second tab, labeled sound).

Can you see a speaker icon in your system tray? If yes, double click it. Do you get the 'Master Volume' control or do you get a message that says something like you don't have audio enabled?
If you get such a message, then the audio drivers are missing or corrupted, or not properly installed.


If you can open the Windows Device Manager, open it and check whether the sound drivers are present and are functioning correctly.

(For opening it in Windows 7, open the Control Panel from the Start Menu. Click on the System and Security link. In the System and Security window, click on the Device Manager link located under the System heading.  (Another easier way is to click the Start button and type the following command in the search box: devmgmt.msc Then, hit the enter key.

In Device Manager, expand the 'Sound, video and game controllers' (click the plus sign next to it). See that the sound driver is listed. Double click the item in that list that contains the word "audio device" in its name. Does Device Manager say that the device is working properly?


Instead of manually searching for the drivers, or your old drivers CD (you probably don't even remember where you kept it), you can download this driver scanning tool from here: http://xpdrivers.com/index.cfm or directly from this link: http://xpdrivers.com/download/download.cfm

After you download it, double-click it to install it and follow the simple instructions and run this tool to scan your system. It will inform you and update the needed sound drivers.

Hope that helps,
Regards,
Raspal

For Windows XP Driver Files and How-to Resources, visit http://xpdrivers.com

Some FAQ about laptop sound and Windows 7: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Sound-cards-frequently-asked-questions

Mar 19, 2010 | Recoton Advent Computer Speakers

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No sound


If you have verified your speakers are getting power and the patch cable is plugged into the correct source output from your sound card then check your WAV and Master volume located in your task bar. Double click the speaker Icon and verify the sliders are up or they are not muted. If they are fine go to your my computer icon, right click and go to properties. From here go to the hardware tab and then device manager. Once device manager opens up see if there is a red X next to your sound card located in Sound, Video and game controllers. If there is you will need to double click on the soundcard and then click reinstall driver.

Even if there is no red X you may want to update your driver regardless.

Feb 07, 2010 | Computer Speakers

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Popping sound coming from unit.


1. Check that the speaker input cable or input jack is not damaged. Do this but plugging in some other speakers or headphones into the computer and plugging the speakers into a MP3 player or cd player.

2. check device manager. This can be done in Win XP by right clicking my computer, properties, hardware, then click device manager. Alternative way to enter device manager is by clicking start menu, control panel, system (performance and maintenance), hardware then device manager.

In the deice manager window see if any question marks or exclamation points are visible.

If so, see if it the mark is for an audio device.

If it is an audio device, uninstall the device.

Next, try to install the sound card driver again. If that fails, the enter the device manager and uninstall the sound card again, restart the PC, ignore the hardware manager, and try to install the sound card driver software again.

3. If the sound card is a separate discrete card then you can power down the PC (do powerdrain procedure to drain capactors) and reseat the sound card.
Hopefully some of this helps
Brian

Jul 09, 2009 | Altec Lansing M604 Computer Speakers

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88780078 error


your sound drivers seem corrupted you need to uninstall them and reinstall them
use start/control panel/system/hardware/device manager
right click on sound name for your card uninstall reboot and reinstall drivers

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Durabrand uc-280 don't work!


go to device manager locate the speakers, right click and update drivers, if that fails search google for that sound card driver.

Nov 12, 2007 | Computer Speakers

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Spearkers


I would suggest you test your speakers with another source of audio (eg. walk-man). Using cellphone radio intruption isn't a good test.

 

Then you can try to troubleshoot your sound card.

 

1) assuming your using windowsxp you should download the drivers from the manufacutrers website. (if you have a brand name computer eg. dell, sony etc.. it makes determining your sound card driver and download easier). If generic system you have to open your computer and locate the sound-card manufacturer. (NOTE: please use caution when opening computer and have to be grounded and in a secure surface with proper tools.

 

2) once you have downloaded the driver; right-click "My Computer" and choose manage. From the device manager 

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 choose sound and remove the driver. Reboot your system and when it boots up it should detect your sound card;  from the location you have downloaded and save the files update the driver when it prompts you.

 

Hope this helps

Oct 15, 2007 | Computer Speakers

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