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Re: PC can't find my speakers
You need to reload the sound drivers, its not the speakers, but lets check just to be sure.
check the power adaptor going to the wall outlet and speakers (are the speaker powered and light on when you turn them on and are they connected to the computer, ime sure you've checked this already.
now lets see what your computer says: this is for windows XP, let me know if your running another operating system.
1. click START
2. click SETTINGS
3. click CONTROLL PANEL
4.double click on SYSTEM
5. click the HARDWARE tab at the top
6. click the DEVICE MANAGER button
this will show you a list of all the hardware in your computer and the if one of these listings has a yellow exclamation point or question mark next to it, it is not working properly.
what you are looking for specifically is one called "sound , video and game controllers" OR a sound card that is listed under unknown device. this shows that the wrong driver is present or has been installed incorrectly.
post your findings here and your model of video card from the settings section you were just in. if you have a box the video card came with , give me the info from it.
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I just purchased a Dell XPS 8500 with Windows 8 and decided to keep using my old Harmon Kardon HK 206 speakers because I'm quite satisfied with these speakers. When I hooked them to my new PC, Windows 8 recognized them right away. The speakers work great on my new PC. Try going to the Control Panel and see if your speakers were recognized. (On my PC they're referred to as "Speakers (Realtek High Definition Audio). That's due to the default drivers in Windows 8. As long as you see speakers in the control panel, you should be OK. In that case you should check your connections. If you don't see speakers in the control panel, go back one screen and select add a device and let Windows 8 scan for any device that it hadn't recognized before.
Right click on the speaker icon on your desktop and make sure the volume is up on your computer and not down in the muted position.
Left click on the speaker icon on your desktop:
A window opens and you will see two choices...select Volume control, when the window opens make sure none of the mutes are checked, if they are uncheck.
If this doesn't solve your problem you may have to download new audio drivers for your computer, and it that doesn't clear the problem, then you will need to send it to get repaired as it is a hardware problem.
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First, make sure you installed the correct driver. Then go to the control panel and under "sound" check to see if the speakers are muted. Also, check the speaker volume. Go to the sounds tab and see if, when you click an event that has a sound assigned to it, the little arrow for preview is dark. If it is dark and the volume is up and not muted, you should hear sound. If it is grayed out, you your computer doesn't recognize the sound card or drivers.
You just need to download the appropriate audio driver for your motherboard. Go to the Device Manager and install all missing drivers for "Unknown Devices". Either connect to the internet or use the driver disc which came with the motherboard of the computer.
For those who doesn't know how to access Device Manager, please follow the steps below.
For Windows XP: Start -> Run -> Type devmgmt.msc (in the box) -> Right click Unknown device -> Properties -> Driver tab -> Update driver
For Windows Vista and Windows 7 Start -> Type devmgmt.msc (in the start search box) -> Right click Unknown device -> Properties -> Driver tab -> Update driver
I just finished repairing one of my VR960 units with a similar problem. My problem was that the sub would crackle no matter what input level. After changing a few of the active components, I finally discovered it to be a capacitor which was faulty. Anyway, I replaced the three 100uf 25V capacitors on the main board and all was well.