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I have a HP Pavilion Special Edition HP w1707 that I just purchased a couple of weeks ago. I did not purchase speakers, but it says I do not need them. However, I do not have sound. What next?

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  • fspaldin Dec 14, 2008

    It does have built in speakers, but still no sound

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If your monitor has built in speakers you can hook them up to your computer. If not you must purchase speakers to have sound.

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Same as you would for an HP w1907 monitor,

http://www.hp.com/hpinfo/globalcitizenship/environment/productdata/Countries/_MultiCountry/disassembly_monito_200931323546.pdf

If that doesn't work as a direct link, (It's a PDF file. May take up to 30 seconds before first page comes up), then use this page from HP Support,

http://www.hp.com/hpinfo/globalcitizenship/environment/productdata/disassemblymonitors.html?jumpid=reg_r1002_usen_c-001_title_r0001#.UXhHK0r3HFx
Scroll down to one of the w1907's.
Do not take that metal box shield off, of the motherboard. There is a capacitor, or capacitors, that are holding a charge. Charge is BAD to FATAL.
(Charge is held for weeks, months, many times over a year; after unit has been unplugged from power)

(You did see on the plastic Back Cover, where it states -> Electrocution hazard, and No user serviceable parts, right?)

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