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No sound from computer

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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  • Threesix Oct 27, 2008

    No flags or alerts come up in the device manager, and after doing a diagnostic it says that the Analog Sound Playback and the Record Playback features aren't working.

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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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  • Walter H Boehm Oct 27, 2008

    I’m afraid that the motherboard has a problem. If the laptop is under warranty Dell will replace the motherboard.







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