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Defective sound system in ibm laptop.

Sound is there in games and other areas. but not while playing the dvd or cd.earlier with the same srttings it was audible and now it is not.please help me out.

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  • jennya576 Oct 07, 2008

    I have the same problem but now I have no sound. I believe that it is a motherboard problem. My IT guy thinks I just need to get a new motherboard.

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U can give the IBM laptop for servicing if you have warrenty they will check it once and tell you is it a hardware problem or software problem..

you can check the sound settings once... even for our ibm laptops it is like that only but we use VLC player and some other players which gives more sound for playing videos etc...

Thanks
Mohan

Posted on Oct 29, 2008

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