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Inspiron 1521 SoundCard

I have an INSPIRON 1521 and I am suffering very much because this equipment is completely mute. Three weeks ago I was listening music with my headphones, then I disconnected them and it never sounded again.
Dell’s technician has checked my computer using remote assistance and he could not re-establish the sound. I think the problem is not Software or Drivers but it could be a problem with the sound card. I state this because I already have formatted my computer following Dell’s instructions but with no sound at all.

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  • daniel_andar Nov 17, 2008

    Thank you walterb_8 for your kind help with my sound problem. Thanks God my Inspiron's guarantee saves me from this situation. A technician will come to replace my sound card next week.

    Thank you again for your time.

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Press and hold the <Fn> key while powering the system on. This will run the Dell Diagnostics. Another more intense diagnostic program is located on a Dell CD that you should have received with your laptop. Look for one that has “Diagnostics and utilities” listed under the “Contents”. You will have to boot from that CD disk. To do this, power on your laptop and tap the <F12> key to bring you to the “One time boot menu”. Insert the CD and then select CD/DVD drive and hit <Enter> key. Select the “Run the 32 Bit Dell Diagnostics”. Select “Custom Tests” and run the audio test. If it works using the diagnostics then your sound circuit is O.K. If it fails the test then your motherboard will have to be replaced. The sound circuit is integrated into the motherboard.



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