Question about Dell Inspiron 2200 Notebook
The sound on my computer just recently gave out on me for seemingly no reason. When it stopped working, I checked the volume bars to make sure nothing was muted, I restarted the computer, I installed the only sound driver update that was available for the computer and I even did a system restore to a previous date, but none of that worked.
I think that the sound card may have died on me, and I was wondering if there was anything else I could do that may help the problem.
I was also curious about something I heard. I was told that the sound card was part of an integrated system that also included the computers video card and the motherboard and that getting the sound fixed meant I would also have to get the whole motherboard replaced. Is that true for this laptop?
Yes that’s true. The sound circuit is integrated into the motherboard. Does your “Device Manager” have any yellow or red alerts or flags next to the sound device? To access the "Device Manager" go to the 'Control Panel", "Administrative Tools", "Computer Management" and select "Device Manager" located in the left side column (Windows XP). If there are no errors displayed, run the diagnostics on the laptop. Press and hold the <Fn> key while powering the system on.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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click start control panel sounds and audio,volume,advanced,speakers select the appropriate speakers from the drop down list or navigate to the device manager scroll to system devices + to expand,system speaker right click properties then select use this device (enable) also you might check
the speakers plug/outlet is usually at the back of the computer you will have to open up the computer to check the lead attached to the rear of the input plug make sure the connection is good
try cleaning your computer of dust using a fine air blower from a compressor making VERY sure that there is no MOISTURE in the air line specifically around the sound card and the CPU central processing unit dust causes static to build up in a computer
hope this helps you
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