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Dell Dimension 4600 Sound Board doesn't work - Dell Audio Cards

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  • tdelemmon Oct 20, 2008

    I sure appreciate the effort. Nothing showed up, making me think I may need to replace my sound board. Don't know how expensive that would be. Maybe a new computer would be about the same cost. I'm pretty clueless about hardware.

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Let’s check the sound card on your PC. Go to "Device Manager" and look if any yellow or red alerts are being displayed next to “Sound, video and game controllers”. To access the "Device Manager" go to the 'Control Panel", "Administrative Tools", "Computer Management" and select "Device Manager" located in the left side column. If there is an error or alert on a device, double click on the device and it will tell what the problem is, i.e.… drivers not installed, cannot start this device, etc…


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  • Walter H Boehm Oct 20, 2008

    Just checked BEST BUY's website and found sound cards ranging from $26.99 to $149.99.









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