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Built-in speakers do not deliver sound and they used to work

The settings check out okay. I tried to use "Device Manager" to see if the driver(s) were the problem. I think this checked out -- although one "reading" was that a driver was unnecessary.

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Download the latest drivers from HP support site and reinstall them over the existing ones, that should sort the problem for you

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Just to make sure desktops almost never have built in speakers.
1. Check that your speakers work. Try them with an MP3 player or other device to make sure they work.
2. Check that the speaker is plugged in the right socket. Play something on computer and switch around the plug.
3. In windows press START->Control Panel->System->Device manager.
Right click on Sound device and write down the make (Company and a model number).
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I have no sound because i just upgraded to windows 7 but i dont have the sound driver and it is built in to the motherboard i need that thanks if you can help

if your computer came with a motherboard disc the sound drivers could be on it
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(((appropriate speakers))) also audio you will find 3 drop down lists make sure you have the correct settings there
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
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I recently put a headset for calling and it worked good but after i unplug it my computer has no sound at all..tried doing a system restore but it did not help at all. how do i fix this problem for my...

Hello virac80,

Does your HP desktop have a built in speaker or is it connected to an external speaker system?

You could also check if the audio jack is properly connected to the audio port at the back end of the desktop itself.

Just to be really sure, you can go to your Device Manager & check if your sound card is working fine.

For you to get to Device Manager, click on the Start Menu button, then drag your mouse cursor on top of your My Computer icon, right click that icon then go to Properties.

Choose the Hardware Tab, then choose Device Manager.

Find Sounds, Video & Game controllers. If you don't see any red X mark or exclamation point, everything's okay.

Just double check on your wires if they're all properly plugged in to the correct ports.

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If its a built in card you may need to update the hardware drover from device manager. To do this follow:

Right Click My Desktop
Click Properties
On System Properies windows click on Hardare tab
Click Device Manager

IExpand the Sound, Video or game controllers menu and if there is a yellow sport next to any of the devices right click on it and click on Update Driver. Once done you shouldn't see any yellow sports.

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Check your output jack again and make sure its on the green jack
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For Windows XP;
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