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I have an audio comfiguration problem/no sound from speakers.

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CHECK THE HARDWARE

Are the speakers receiving power? Some speakers require external power.

Are they connected together? Some stereo speakers (2 speakers) must be connected together by a connector cable that is permanently connected to one of the speakers.

Are they properly connected to the computer? Ensure the plug for the speakers is plugged into the proper jack on the computer. There may be several jacks that look the same except they are colored differently.

Make sure the speakers are plugged into the jack that is represented by a symbol that looks similar to this ←))) (sound out)

Make sure the speakers are NOT plugged into the jack that is represented by a symbol that looks similar to this →))) (sound in).

If you have a sub-woofer and satellite speakers, check to make sure the subwoofer is turned on. Some sub-woofers have a on/off switch.

Some sub-woofers also have a fuse, or a circuit-breaker. Check to make sure the fuse is not blown and/or reset the circuit-breaker. You may also consider referring to the users manual for the proper wiring connections, if you think they may have become disconnected.

If you have an external sound-processor unit, refer to the users manual. There are just too many units for me to even try to guess what could be wrong.

Also, some keyboards have a volume control function built into them. Look around your keyboard to see if you may have inadvertently engaged the volume control function. It could be a "rocker-type" button, a regular button, a lever, a slider, or even a special "function key" that may be used in combination with the ALT or CTRL or SHIFT keys.

CHECK THE OPERATING SYSTEM

Click on the speaker icon in the System Tray in the lower left corner of the screen. The speaker icon may be hidden, so click on the "less than" symbol to left most edge of the System Tray. Once you find and click on the speaker icon, adjust the volume (also uncheck MUTE, if checked). Alternatively, START>ALL PROGRAMS>ACCESSORIES>ENTERTAINMENT>VOLUME CONTROL.

If all these methods have failed, please refer to the users manual for your computer or sound card. Most modern computer sound systems have an application from the manufacturer to provide the user a finer level of control than is provided by the basic operating system. This application could also be causing the sound problem. Again please refer to the users manual.

The suggestions I have provided are basic in nature. Sound can be tricky at times. There is no way I can be more specific in my sugestions because I have not idea what kind of computer system you have.

Please respond to this post if you need more help. There are a few more things that can be checked, but there is no use to explain them until these suggestions are checked first.

Hope this helps - Good luck!

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Plz check you have installed the correct drivers for sound,check your speakers with another pc, if the every thing is fine then your sound slot may be defective, try a pci sound card.

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What is the problem in details what all have you done

was it working initially when did the problem start


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Click start control panel administrative tools computer management device manager scroll to sound video and game controllers you might see a yellow question exclamation mark? ! or a red X Right click to reinstall drivers.
Click start control panel sounds and audio volume advanced speakers make sure you have selected the
(appropriate speakers) also audio you will find 3 drop down lists make sure you have selected the correct speaker settings.

Click start control panel sounds and audio devices select advanced there might be a tick in the mute box untick it.

If his does not fix the problem
Click start control panel sounds and audio devices you can adjust the volume there also select speaker volume.
You can change your settings there you can also tick in the box place icon in taskbar for any further volume control settings you will need to right click on the speaker volumeiconsystem select adjust volume

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 speaker plug/outlets they are usually at the side of the laptop. 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 with no dust as dust causes static electricity

Clean 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

http://download.cnet.com/2000-20_4.html
on the home page you should see a search tab just type in what you are looking for
IE: motherboard name audio driver you might have to try a few times to get it right

for windows 7

Click start right click on computer select properties then device manager scroll to sound and video game controllers if you see a yellow question/exclamation mark or a red X the driver will need to update drivers

Click start right click on computer select properties then device manager scroll to sound and video if you right click on sound and video then on high definition audio device select update driver software

Click start control panel hardware and sound manage audio devices right click on your speaker select configure speakers.

Right click on the speaker icon in the bottom taskbar you will see an array of options select
playback devices make sure it has a green tick and the correct speakers are selected
be updated.

If you computer came with a motherboard disk the drivers could be on it although
once speakers are connected widows 7 should automatically update the drivers

Click start control panel hardware and sound manage audio devices playback you might have to set a default go for via high definition audio then right click on speaker

You might have to configure them then select properties you will see tabs general level in this tab make sure your settings are loud enough also enhancements and advanced from the drop down list in the advanced tab select dvd quality or another then apply

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If your computer came with a motherboard disc the sound drivers could be on it
Click start control panel administrative tools computer management device manager scroll to sound video and game controllers you might see a yellow question exclamation mark? ! or a red X Right click to reinstall drivers. Click start control panel sounds and audio volume advanced speakers make sure you have selected the (appropriate speakers) also audio you will find 3 drop down lists make sure you have selected the correct speaker settings.
Click start control panel sounds and audio devices select advanced there might be a tick in the mute box untick it
If his does not fix the problem Click start control panel sounds and audio devices you can adjust the volume there also select speaker.

volume you can change your settings there you can also tick in the box place icon in taskbar for any further volume control settings you will need to right click on the speaker volume icon system select adjust volume. 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). The speaker plug/outlets is usually at the back of the computer or if its a laptop on the side.
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 with no dust as dust causes static electricity. Clean 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 http://download.cnet.com/2000-20_4.html On the home page you should see a search tab just type in what you are looking for. Tick in either the all software or windows software box IE: motherboard name audio driver you might have to try a few times to get it right for windows 7 Click start right click on computer select properties then device manager scroll to sound and video game controllers if you see a yellow question/exclamation mark or a red X the driver will need to update drivers. Click start right click on computer select properties then device manager scroll to sound and video if you right click on sound and video then on high definition audio device select update driver software. Click start control panel hardware and sound manage audio devices right click on your speaker select configure speakers. Right click on the speaker icon in the bottom taskbar you will see an array of options select playback devices make sure it has a green tick and the correct speakers are selected be updated if you computer came with a motherboard disk the drivers could be on it although once speakers are connected widows 7 should automatically update the drivers. Click start control panel hardware and sound manage audio devices playback you might have to set a default go for via high definition audio then right click on speaker. You might have to configure them then select properties you will see tabs general level in this tab make sure your settings are loud enough also enhancements and advanced from the drop down list in the advanced tab select dvd quality or another then apply

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If your computer came with a motherboard disc the sound drivers could be on it
Click start control panel administrative tools computer management device manager scroll to sound video and game controllers you might see a yellow question exclamation mark? ! or a red X Right click to reinstall drivers. Click start control panel sounds and audio volume advanced speakers make sure you have selected the (appropriate speakers) also audio you will find 3 drop down lists make sure you have selected the correct speaker settings.
Click start control panel sounds and audio devices select advanced there might be a tick in the mute box untick it
If his does not fix the problem Click start control panel sounds and audio devices you can adjust the volume there also select speaker.

volume you can change your settings there you can also tick in the box place icon in taskbar for any further volume control settings you will need to right click on the speaker volume icon system select adjust volume. 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). The speaker plug/outlets is usually at the back of the computer or if its a laptop on the side.
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 with no dust as dust causes static electricity. Clean 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 http://download.cnet.com/2000-20_4.html On the home page you should see a search tab just type in what you are looking for. Tick in either the all software or windows software box IE: motherboard name audio driver you might have to try a few times to get it right for windows 7 Click start right click on computer select properties then device manager scroll to sound and video game controllers if you see a yellow question/exclamation mark or a red X the driver will need to update drivers. Click start right click on computer select properties then device manager scroll to sound and video if you right click on sound and video then on high definition audio device select update driver software. Click start control panel hardware and sound manage audio devices right click on your speaker select configure speakers. Right click on the speaker icon in the bottom taskbar you will see an array of options select playback devices make sure it has a green tick and the correct speakers are selected be updated if you computer came with a motherboard disk the drivers could be on it although once speakers are connected widows 7 should automatically update the drivers. Click start control panel hardware and sound manage audio devices playback you might have to set a default go for via high definition audio then right click on speaker. You might have to configure them then select properties you will see tabs general level in this tab make sure your settings are loud enough also enhancements and advanced from the drop down list in the advanced tab select dvd quality or another then apply Hope this helps.

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click start control panel administrative tools computer management device manager scroll to sound video and game controllers you might see a yellow question exclamation mark? ! or a red X Right click to

reinstall drivers

click start control panel sounds and audio volume advanced speakers make sure you have selected the

(appropriate speakers) also audio you will find 3 drop down lists make sure you have selected the correct speaker settings there


click start control panel sounds and audio devices select advanced there might be a tick in the mute box untick it


if his does not fix the problem

click start control panel sounds and audio devices you can adjust the volume there also select speaker

volume you can change your settings there you can also tick in the box place icon in taskbar for any

further volume control settings you will need to right click on the speaker volume icon system select adjust volume


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 speaker plug/outlets is usually at the back of the computer or if its a laptop on the side


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 with no dust as dust causes static electricity


clean 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


http://download.cnet.com/2000-20_4.html

on the home page you should see a search tab just type in what you are looking for

IE: motherboard name audio driver you might have to try a few times to get it right


for windows 7

click start right click on computer select properties then device manager scroll to sound and video game controllers if you see a yellow question/exclamation mark or a red X the driver will need to update drivers


click start right click on computer select properties then device manager scroll to sound and video if you right click on sound and video then on high definition audio device select update driver software


click start control panel hardware and sound manage audio devices right click on your speaker select configure speakers

right click on the speaker icon in the bottom taskbar you will see an array of options select


playback devices make sure it has a green tick and the correct speakers are selected

be updated if you computer came with a motherboard disk the drivers could be on it although


once speakers are connected widows 7 should automatically update the drivers

click start control panel hardware and sound manage audio devices playback you might have to set a default go for via high definition audio then right click on speaker


you might have to configure them then select properties you will see tabs general level in this tab make sure your settings are loud enough also enhancements and advanced from the drop down


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reinstall drivers

click start control panel sounds and audio volume advanced speakers make sure you have selected the


(appropriate speakers) also audio you will find 3 drop down lists make sure you have the selected correct speaker settings there


click start control panel sounds and audio devices select advanced there might be a tick in the mute box untick it

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click start control panel administrative tools computer management device manager scroll to sound video and game controllers you might see a yellow question exclamation mark? ! or a red X Right click to

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(appropriate speakers) also audio you will find 3 drop down lists make sure you have selected the correct speaker settings there

click start control panel sounds and audio devices select advanced there might be a tick in the mute box untick it

if his does not fix the problem

click start control panel sounds and audio devices you can adjust the volume there also select speaker

volume you can change your settings there you can also tick in the box place icon in taskbar for any

further volume control settings you will need to right click on the speaker volume icon system select adjust volume


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

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the speaker plug/outlets is usually at the back of the computer or if its a laptop on the side

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 with no dust as dust causes static electricity


clean 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


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