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No sound at all

I try to play anything on my hp and i get nothing

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Have you checked to see if sound is muted or if the volume is set too low?

The quickest way to find out is to click on the speaker icon in the lower right corner of your task bar.

If the Mute checkbox is checked, un-check it. If the volume slider is set low, move it higher--perhaps all the way to the top.

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