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Sound Card/Speakers[?] URGENT

Well, I have a Dell Inspiron B120 Laptop. I've had it since March of 2006 [I believe] so its very well broken in! My speakers have gone out. Yay. And I'm not sure why. All the troubleshooting menus and everything say that the device is working properly. (Please don't think I'm stupid. I know my computer is not set on mute!!) But obviously it isn't. So, does anyone have an idea or suggestion? Please! This is urgent!! THANKS!!! =)

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  • vampiregirl
    vampiregirl Nov 08, 2008

    Yes I did try external speakers and headphones, and neither worked. I read something about a sound card. Is there any way I can check it? What is it, where is it, and what does it look like? (i am soooo not computer talented lol)

  • Anonymous Jan 27, 2009

    Sound device of my hp laptop isn't working.Media player is fine but there is no sound coming out!...what do i do?

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Outside of actually replacing the internal speakers, have you tried hooking up external speakers to the headphone or line out jack on the laptop? That will tell us if it is actually the speakers themselves or a fault somwhere else. If they do work, then you need to replace or check the speakers inside the laptop to make sure that the wires have not come loose.

Posted on Nov 08, 2008

  • Kevin Shafer
    Kevin Shafer Nov 08, 2008

    Unfortunately there is no sound card, it is built into the motherboard. Your only solution is to add an external sound device or replace the motherboard. You can pick up a USB one like that or like this.

    Thanks and please take a moment to re-rate as fixya.


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