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No audio output device is installed

I don't know what happened to it. It was there, but it isn't now.

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  • tootsie1912 Oct 12, 2008

    Thanks! I'll try that.


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You can try reloading your audio drivers. If you have the original cd's that came with the laptop, there is one that has all of the device drivers on it. If not, you can download the driver directly from Dell.

follow this link to be connected to the download for the Inspiron 1501 audio driver.

save the file to your desktop. close the browser after download and double click on the file to run the install program.

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You can reinstall the driver from the software cd again. if it uninstalled by mistake.or is not working

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  • masterexpert Oct 12, 2008

    just click the above link to make your audio out put work.

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    this is a review of some person facing the same problem like yours and how he solved it please read

    Hi i have a dell 1501 laptop with Vista Premium. I'm not computer savvy but I'm learning a thing or two. I had the same problem with my lap top reading (no audio device installed). Thanks to your site it helped me to investigate. I'll try to help you. My audio is working well, and I'm happy again. Step one is to go to control panel, and click on device manager. I know you did this already but bear with me for a minute. Look up Sound, video, and game controllers. Next click this (+) to see what kind of audio device you have, then right click it to open properties. Go to driver, and uninstall your device. Make sure you didn't uninstall your speakers, smile. Next step is to go to Programs, and features. Find your audio system and uninstall it with it's wizard. Next step is to close your programs, and restart. Windows Vista will restart your machine. Wait... A system wizard will appear and ask you if you want to install. I was going to cancel the wizard, and put in my drivers, and utilities disk, but before i could my narrator came on, and said hello Tony blah, blah, blat! I almostfell backward with joy. The wizard ran, and installed my original device completely, and my little circle with the (X) inside dissapeared. I stayed up for hours listening to my oldies but goodies.


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