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?
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Re: No sound from computer
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. Your responses are intended to improve the level of service provided. Please show your appreciation by rating your experience. Thank You.
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Has the volume ever worked? Have you recently installed a new sound card or graphics card? You can see whether the soundcard is installed and operating by right-clicking on "My Computer", choose "Manage", and go to "Device Manager" - your sound device will be in there and you can right-click to update the driver.
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There are some possible reasons why the sound is not working. It could be the volume control is in "MUTE", or the right sound card is not selected in the volume properties, or the speaker is defective.
Here's what you need to do:
1. Try to connect an external 2-channeled PC speaker. The computer should recognize the speaker and the sound should be transferred to the PC speaker. If the sound works on the PC external speaker, then you know that the volume control is NOT in mute and the sound card is selected. It means also that the built-in speakers could be defective.
2. If the same problem occur after connecting an external PC speaker, check the volume control, and make sure that the "MUTE" box is not checked. Then adjust the master volume.
* If everything's properly configured, but there's still no sound, check the volume properties under the Control Panel. Be sure that the correct sound card driver is selected. If that did not help, try to re-install the sound card driver.
* And the last option, contact the manufacturer and have them fix it for you.
This could happen for several reasons. Of course, the first is that the speakers might have gone bad, but that is not usually the case. The next reason would be if you have muted the speakers in the "sounds" option in the control panel. Check that. While there, be sure you have the volume up and not way down.
This is not a problem with mic. Settings in System was changed so that mic has been muted. To enable goto contol pannel and Select Sound & Devices and Select Advanced in Device Volume there you will get Master Volume Settings Menu So that uncheck the Mic option and check for Mic Setting in that.
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check the volumes on sound driver.., also check maybe the master is muted ...if any of these won't work ..check wave volume also ...or reinstall the sound driver .... look that when you double click the volume in trey system ( bottom right ) you get the full volume manager .. if those would not fix the issue...uninstall the sound driver and reinstall it ..I assume you have the installation cd ..or the driver on disposal
Go to Start, Control Panel, Sounds and Audio Devices. Mute should not be checked. Go to the Sounds tab, slect Critcal Stop in the lower window. The line below that should show a wave file and in the middle a dark arrow. Click on the arrow. Sound? If none go to the Audio tab. The Sound playback and recording devices should the same and the default device may or may not be the same. Click Volume. No mutes selected and all sliders to the top. If none of this works then the operatings system has missing drivers and needs to be reinstalled and/or repaired.
I can only suggest checking via your Control Panel > System > Hardware. Making sure the drivers are still installed. Also worth noting - Have you installed anything else recently - that may have stopped it... Also, try the help wizard via you help and support pages on your O/S
There might be number of reasons 1) check your sound drivers are good. Start-->run--> type devmgmt.msc and check if u can see any yellow mark on sound devices 2) in control panel go to volume control and check if wave bar in not at bootom or mute button is not checked. 3) Go to start-->run--> type services.msc, check in windows audio if service is not stopped if its is then restart this service. Hope it helps !! Please rate my answer
Couple of thoughts:
1) is mute on?
2) is the volume turned too low?
- assuming you have XP for the following -
3) if you open the control panel and go to 'sounds and audio devices', make sure the volume is 25-50%. Click advanced button and put all volume sliders at 25-50%. Make sure none of the 'mute' boxes are checked.
4) Right-click 'My Computer' and click 'manage'. From the list at the left, click 'Device Manager'. On the list at the right, is there any items under 'sound, video, and game controllers' that have a yellow exclamation or red x on them? If so, you'll likely need to reinstall the audio drivers.