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Can't get sounds from websites

For a while I wasn't getting any sound at all. I checked volume, mute, etc, and did a bunch of stuff recommended in "Help" and eventually I got the basic sounds to play. But I still can't get sounds from websites for some reason. Any assistance would be most welcome.

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Re: Can't get sounds from websites

Jojojojo, Post the link the site(s) that you?re having a hard time hearing and we?ll see what?s going on.

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Cant hear anything.

right click on speaker icon, select play back devices, a box will appear and show the devices that are present, if there is more than one, click on the one that has no green check mark on it. Click set as default and try again. Also make sure nothing is muted.

Mar 19, 2016 | Sony VAIO PC Desktops

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Sound card broke

Check hardware Many sound problems are caused by hardware that isn't set up properly. This step covers checking your sound card, plugging cables into the correct locations, making sure the hardware has power, and checking the volume.
1. Check your sound card Check to make sure your computer has a sound card, or sound processor, and it's working properly.
  1. Open Device Manager by clicking the Start button 4f6cbd09-148c-4dd8-b1f2-48f232a2fd33_71.jpg , clicking Control Panel, clicking System and Security, and then, under System, clicking Device Manager. 1f9463c2-c968-47bf-9b4d-939c5d1af477_9.jpg If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
  2. Double-click Sound, video and game controllers to expand that category. If a sound card is listed, you have one installed. If no sound card is listed, check the information that came with your computer to see if there's supposed to be a sound card installed. If there should be a sound card installed, you'll need to install one according to the manufacturer's instructions.


    • If you think you have a sound card installed but you don't see it under the Sound, video and game controllerscategory, expand the Other devices category and check the devices listed there.
    • Laptops don't usually have sound cards. Instead, they have integrated sound processors, which appear in the same category in Device Manager.
If there's a yellow question mark next to the name of the sound card in Device Manager, there might be a problem.
  1. Right-click the name of the sound card, and then click Properties.
  2. Click the General tab, and then look in the Device status box to identify problems with the sound card.
    If there's a problem, you might need a new driver for your sound card. For more information, see Step 3: Update drivers.
2. Check if the cables are connected properly 3. Check power and volume If you have speakers, make sure they're plugged into a working power source and turned on.
Make sure that your speaker volume or headphone volume isn't muted or turned down too low. This is particularly important for laptops, which often have small speakers that can be hard to hear.
  1. Open Volume Mixer by clicking the Start button 4f6cbd09-148c-4dd8-b1f2-48f232a2fd33_71.jpg, clicking Control Panel, clicking Hardware and Sound, and then, under Sound, clicking Adjust system volume.
  2. Move the slider up to increase the volume.Make sure the Mute button isn't turned on. If the button looks like this: bc956393-768b-49ea-96c0-59e0e9100880_9.jpg, muting is turned off. If the button looks like this: d186b500-30b7-4799-a2e0-ebb43f9d2bd1_23.jpg , click it to turn off muting.


  • Some laptops have an external volume control on the outside of the case. If you're using a laptop, check the external volume control to make sure it's not turned all the way down.
In some cases you might have several volume controls to check. For example, if you're using Windows Media Player it has its own volume control, Windows has a volume control, and your external speakers have their own volume control. If any of these volume controls are set to their lowest setting, you won't hear any sound.
Update drivers For Windows to recognize your sound card or sound processor, it needs a compatible and properly working driver. An outdated, incompatible, or damaged driver can disrupt communication between the PC and the sound card.
If you recently upgraded from one version of Windows to another, it's possible that the current sound card driver was designed for the previous version of Windows. If you've had recent power outages, viruses, or other computer problems, it's possible that the drivers have become damaged. Downloading and installing the latest sound card driver for your sound card can help resolve these types of problems.
Here are three ways to install a driver:
  • Use Windows Update. You might need to set Windows Update to automatically download and install recommended updates. Installing any important, recommended, and optional updates can update system features and other software that might help fix your sound problems.
  • Install software from the device manufacturer. If your device came with a disc, that disc might contain software that installs a driver for the device.
  • Download and install the driver yourself. You can search for a driver on the manufacturer's website. Try this if Windows Update can't find a driver for your device and the device didn't come with software that installs a driver.
For more information about updating your sound card driver, follow these steps. For information about devices that are compatible with Windows, go to the Windows Compatibility Center.

To update the driver using Windows Update

  1. Open Windows Update by clicking the Start button 4f6cbd09-148c-4dd8-b1f2-48f232a2fd33_71.jpg. In the search box, type Update, and then, in the list of results, click Windows Update.
  2. Click Check for updates.
    If there are any available updates, click the links to see more information about each update. Windows Update tells you if an update is important, recommended, or optional. Each type of update might include drivers.
  3. On the Select the updates you want to install page, look for updates for your sound card, select the check box for the driver that you want to install, and then click OK.
    There might not be any available driver updates.
  4. On the Windows Update page, click Install updates. 1f9463c2-c968-47bf-9b4d-939c5d1af477_9.jpg. If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
    Windows Update will tell you if the updates were successfully installed.


    • Some updates require you to restart your computer.

To download and install a driver yourself

If Windows can't find a driver for your sound card or sound processor, and the device didn't come with driver software, you can look for a driver on the manufacturer's website. Driver updates are often available in the support section of such websites.
To locate the driver, find the manufacturer and model name or number of your sound card, and then visit the Hardware and software vendor contact information website. Once you find your manufacturer, go to its website and locate and download the latest driver for your sound card.
If there's an updated driver, follow the installation instructions on the website. Most drivers are self-installing-after you download them, you usually double-click the file to begin the installation, and then the driver installs itself on your computer.
Some devices have drivers that aren't self-installing. If you download a driver that isn't self-installing, follow these steps.
You must be logged on as an administrator to perform these steps.
  1. Open Windows Update by clicking the Start button 4f6cbd09-148c-4dd8-b1f2-48f232a2fd33_71.jpg, clicking All Programs, and then clicking Windows Update. 1f9463c2-c968-47bf-9b4d-939c5d1af477_9.jpg If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
  2. In the list of hardware categories, find the device that you want to update, and then double-click the device name.
  3. Click the Driver tab, click Update Driver, and then follow the instructions. 1f9463c2-c968-47bf-9b4d-939c5d1af477_9.jpg If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

Dec 24, 2013 | Gateway 5310 (1008368) PC Desktop

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No audio ran a check and says the audio is working but I can't get any sound thru the speakers

I don't want to make you feel like I think your stupid but have you checked to see if the speakers are working? It's easy, ust unplug them from the computer and plug them into a MP3 player or anything that uses headphones to make sure the speakers are working, if not figure out the problem with them, batteries, is it plugged into power, is it turned up, etc.
If you know the speakers are working, click on the volume control and check to see if the mute box is checked, if you have a expanded volume control check every channel for the mute check box. if there is no check in the mute check box's make sure all the sliders controls are turned up.
If your still having problems try to reload the drivers for your sound card and see if that fixes it. Finally if you have a extra sound card replace the card and see if the other card works and go from there.
Some worms, malware, and viruses can check the mute boxes, also some programs (IE: games and other programs that uses the sound system) can have automatic settings that can mute the volume and does not un-mute it when you close the program, making the sound un-available for other things until you uncheck the mute boxes.
Check the mute boxes, reload the sound drivers, check the functioning of the speakers.
Good luck!

Aug 08, 2013 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

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No audio

No info on model etc

Oct 15, 2010 | PC Desktops

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Hi I have install new hardware for plugins and volume control but im still not getting any sound have checked my speakers etc everything is in good working order what could be wrong. I have an Acer AST180...

Go to control panel > sounds and audio devices2_bing.gif properties, in there make sure its not muted, also check speaker volume and click the advanced button for the mixer.

Nov 26, 2009 | PC Desktops

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Cant get any sound

you might need to reinstall your sound drivers, go to acer's website and download it, also make sure that you dont have anything that says digital in your volume control checked.

Nov 26, 2008 | PC Desktops

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No sound on my toshiba satellite laptop

Have you done re-installation of window?

Do you have the motherboard Cd with you? Since audio driver can be easily install from there.

Otherwise google for the audio driver for your Laptop and select the appropriate one.

Let me know if bit more detail if you need further assistance.


Oct 14, 2008 | PC Desktops

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The sound is not working on my Toshiba Tecra laptop.

Check if the drivers are installed .goto control panel> audio propertied and check if the drivers are installed and it is not grayed out..if driver is not installed then goto toshiba website ,find your model and you will be able to download the drivers for your laptop..............

Sep 30, 2008 | PC Desktops

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I am unable to get sound from my computer. Speakers are hook up correctly

check the following:

1. is the volume of your speakers up?
2. do you have bouth the the plug the goes to the pc going to right trs port? (it should be green), is it all the way in
3. if your speakers are self-powered... do you have the power cord plugged in?
4. on the sytem tray area (where the clock is) look for a gray speaker icon, left click on it.. is the volume up?.. is box that says mute unchecked?
5. on the same icon as in number 4. right click and click on open volume controls:
a. check the main volume is up and mute is not check.. check same controls for wave, audio cd and others.. make sure the controls are not only up as desired but that they are not muted.
6. did you just install a sound board?.. check it's properly configured and working by checking
device manager by gointo to start>right click my computer>properties>hardware tab>device manager, look under sound and video devices.. if you see an icon with a ! or ? you may have a driver issue.. reinstall the driver that came with the sound card or download a new driver from the manufacturer website... or try to do a windows update and look for an update for your sound card.

hope it helps!

Sep 21, 2008 | Systemax PC Desktops

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No microphone works

Do you see mic volume at the volume control?
if not then do the following:

Please check the volume control of your system. in the task bar double click the volume control.

if not see in the task bar, then go to control panel and then "sounds and audio device" and then "advanced"

see the master volume.

click "option"
and then " properties"

show the ff volume control

check the "microphone", and the "line volume"
if set to mute, uncheck the box and adjust volume.

Dec 27, 2007 | Dell Dimension 3000 PC Desktop

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