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No sound from speakers

I had speakers on a previous computer, but had a problem and bought a new tower. Now the speakers dont work in the new computer.

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Ya, I think this is a digital/analog problem - the speaker's male jack is only 2 conductor, not the three required for analog stereo. My Ipod won't come over the speakers either, but 3 conductor headphones work great on the computer rear jack, so hardware/drivers NOT the problem. Still researching, but think I need new analog speakers. Not much about this problem around, but I think this is the answer.

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Hi, Did you install the sound driver in your new computer? That is the first issue you should try. If the little speaker appearr at the lower right of the screen then the spearkers should be ready to go.

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Old Altec Lansing (no model number on them but they're at least 10 years old) speakers won't work on new Dell Optiplex desktop. They still work on the old Dell Dimension they were on and work on a Del

I have a similar set of Boston Acoustics speakers, which work fine for my tower.
I find it hard to believe that they would just fail outright, and also that (unless you bought an upgraded sound system) you would have digital-only for your audio.
I would recommend to check the basics first.
  1. Check the speakers on another device. Mp3 player will work fine.
  2. check the sound card on your computer (use a set of headphones or another speaker set).
  3. If you find they weren't plugged in, powered on, etc. resolve that. Usually the power plugs are black, and only fit in one spot. The audio cable to plug into the computer is similar to a headphones jack (3.5mm). On most computers the audio output (speakers) port is colored green.
  4. If none of these get you fixed, go into the control panel and click the sounds icon. From there you can view your volume levels (is the sound muted?), view your playback device (it might have a hardware problem, or be disabled), and test the settings.
  5. If you are still stuck after this please also post your version of windows, and the make/model of your computer. If you know it, the type of audio device you are using would also be helpful. (if it's a Dell standard device or perhaps an upgraded Creative or other brand device + model #)
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Hi c-king,

Ah, cavaet emptor the dreaded used computer. I'm going to assume that it had speakers that worked in it's previous life. Check all cable connections, make sure system is not muted, speaker control knob is on. In windows, most editions, follow: start, control panel, sounds and audio devices, volume tab-speaker settings-advanced settings. Here you can configure and choose your speaker setup(it may be set at headphones) i.e. 5.1, 7.1 etc.. Also check the audio tab to make sure you have a digital audio device installed i.e. Sigma Tel Audio or what ever is installed in your computer. I hope this helps a little, if not, hit me back, we have other options i.e. new audio drivers.

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Sincerly, cyyyd7

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check if any other speakers are working
If not try and install the drivers for sound ,if the other speakers work ,try and check the compatibility of the speakers with he new system and windows vista.
The best thing is get in touch with the hardware vendor from whomsoever you bought this and they will let you know about the compatibility and if its the drivers and other support you can visit

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