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Speakers work...just not when plugged into desktop

Speakers work with other audio devices, "humm" when plugged into desktop, but do not otherwise produce sounds...troubleshot with WXP and all audio / sound settings ok except - "no driver found" and computer does make "keystroke alarms" noise ie caps lock on / off but not through the connected speakers, though they are connected. have searched for "driver" on net w/o any luck... can someone help here, other than "get new speakers" ? thanks all, neurotoxic vet

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It might be the input on the speakers, whatever you are playing it where it works probably has a different input than your desktop, you might want to check and switch around where you are plugging it in or get a sound converter

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My gateway 2000 speakers don't have sound coming from them

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SOURCE: The speakers don't work

Ok There is another chance to work your speakers ,

  If you have your mother board CD , get play that  and  reinstall the sound system .

  I hope it will work ,      please do reply

Posted on Dec 22, 2007

SOURCE: One speaker not working and Scratchy Audio

just check is there any loose contact frm that speaker connection plug out the cable connect it again and have a check it may work...

or may be any time the speaker may be falled on ground so may be there is problem

Posted on Feb 05, 2008

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SOURCE: Computer is not recgonizing my speakers?

Check the speakers with any other device. Probably the speakers are not working or if they work fine, connect any other working speaker to your system and check whether if they work or not.
If the other speakers also don't work you probably have a faulty port.

Posted on Mar 30, 2010

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My computer doesn't detect my speakers, I do have windows 8

Do you have the AC adapter plugged into a live outlet and have you turned on the speakers? Make sure that the speaker signal cable is plugged into the correct port on your computer (the lime green port on a desktop). Check that the correct audio driver is installed for your computer. (With Windows 8, use the Device Manager to check. From the Start Screen, type in Device Manager. Click on Settings and then select Device Manager. Alternatively, Windows key+C on the desktop. Select Settings and then Control Panel. You can find the Device Manager under System and Security or Hardware and Sound.) Scroll down to the Audio devices. Expand the section and look for a red triangle with an X or a yellow triangle with an exclamation point. Try updating the driver (check with the manufacturer of your computer for the latest driver). Even if you don't see the error triangle, try reinstalling the latest driver.

Next check if the speakers work on another computer. If they don't work, the audio cable may be damaged. Try a different set of computer speakers on your computer.
If other known good speakers do not work and the correct audio drivers have been installed, check the audio output devices. Go to the Control Panel > Hardware and Sound page (as described above). Choose Manage Audio Devices. Check if the HDMI port is set as the default audio device. Disable it for a bit (right click on the device) . Sometimes when a new video card is installed, the audio device defaults to this port. This messes up the drivers for the regular audio.) Reboot the computer and then try reinstalling the audio driver. Reboot again.
If it still fails, there is probably something wrong with the audio device hardware. If you are using an add-on sound card, try disabling it and using the motherboard audio device. (A number of add-on sound cards didn't work well with Win7 or Win8. The on-board audio drivers worked better.) If you are using the motherboard audio on a desktop, try an add-on sound card. (Check for Windows 8 compatibility (drivers) before selecting any card.)

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

May 29, 2013 | Kinyo PA-1158 2.0 Amplified Speaker System

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Sound went out on speakers

Make sure your speakers actually work by unplugging the speaker jack, turn the volume up the high, wet your fingers and touch all the connections at the same time. You should get a ground humm. If you do get the humm then the next step is to go to my computer, right click on it and go to "properties". Depending on your operating system, you have to locate "Device Manager". Once open look for any devices that have a mark on them indicating that they are not functioning (in this case it would be in your sound device). Reinstall the drivers for the sound card if they show as not working, or go to the drivers tab of the sound card properties and see if you can fall back to a previous driver (windows update supplies driver updates that in many cases prove to be the wrong one, don't use Windows update for drivers). If everything looks good for the sound card in the device manager and your speakers are working then you may need to install a sound card. Good luck

Jan 21, 2012 | Computer Speakers

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Suddenly no sound from speakers

First, we must determine if the problem is with the speakers themselves, or with hardware or software of the computer. Try plugging a set of headphones into the audio out jack of your system (often times, this will be a green colored jack). Play sound on the computer while listening to the headphones, can you hear the sound? If so, the problem is with the speakers, otherwise, you need to troubleshoot software/hardware of the system. Another method would be to try plugging these speakers into the headphone jack on an mp3 player, mobile cd player, stereo, or similar device. Aside from the system not putting out sound, the speakers could be plugged into the incorrect jack on the system (not audio out, OR not audio out on the correct device), or turned all the way down.

Sep 18, 2011 | Dell A215 Computer Speakers

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Loud humm and no sound in ada 105 speaker system

if your computer came with a motherboard disc the sound drivers could be on it
click start control panel administrive 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 the correct 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 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 speakers plug/outlet is usually at the back of the computer 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
try cleaning 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
hope this helps

Aug 17, 2011 | Altec Lansing ADA 105 Computer Speakers

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My computer speakers don't work! Normally, when I plug headphones in they work ,but otherwise they don't. I use Bose Mediamate Computer System speakers and run on Window's Vista.

control panel sounds and audio devices volume there might be a tick in the mute box untick or select advanced on the bottom next to speaker volume from the drop down list and make sure you have selected the right speakers
hope this helps

Nov 04, 2010 | Computer Speakers

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Speakers are not working and am not sure if they are plugged in correctly. Where does the green plug fit into?

they plug into the back of most desktop computers have you tried to update the driver or
control panel sounds and audio,volume,advanced,speakers select appropriate speakers or audio you will find 3 drop down lists make sure you have selected the right speakers or control panel,administrive tools,computer management,device manager,sound,could be a yellow question mark? right click to re-install drivers
hope this helps

Oct 29, 2010 | Dell Computer Speakers

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I request you to please send me a link to the driver download for Creative Desktop Speaker Inspire 2.1 2500. My email address is Thanks!

There are NO drivers for any desktop speakers, you only need drivers for your sound card. Your support page states this .....

Creative speakers do not need to be installed at all as they can be plugged in to a device and ready to be used straight away.
Desktop speakers are designed to function with most sound cards without the use of any drivers. As such, there are no drivers necessary for the speakers to function as they were designed. The sound card or audio device which the speakers are plugged into may require drivers and/or software to work. Ensure that your speaker is connected to your sound card's audio out and that your sound card is configured properly to output sound. Please contact the sound card manufacturer for driver availability.

Aug 20, 2010 | Creative Labs Inspire 2500 Computer...

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Speakers are plugged in but there isn't any sound coming out of the speakers, yet i know the speakers work i tried them on my laptop

Things to check:
  1. Ensure you are plugging into the correct port. Some systems have both integrated audio and and expansion sound card. If it has both, the expansion card should be the port to connect the speakers. Generally all desktops use Green as the speaker jack color.
  2. Ensure the volume control is not muted. Set volume for 75%
  3. Ensure if the audio is integrated, that the audio is enabled in the BIOS
  4. in Control Panel, Sounds and Audio devices, make sure the sound card is the default playback device. Also ensure that Stereo desktop speakers are selected as the speaker tyoe.

Mar 28, 2010 | Dell A215 Computer Speakers

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I've plugged in two desktop speakers into PC they don't work

The problem is that you haven't installed the proper audio drivers in your system.

Have your audio driver installed and then try to restart your PC.

Oct 08, 2009 | Jwin Computer Speakers

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Speakers not working, but cables all plugged in...

You might have to reinstall the software that came with the speakers since you had to wipe your computer clean when the virus was on there. The speakers will not work until the software is installed back on your computer.

Oct 21, 2008 | Logitech S200 Computer Speakers

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