I have called the place I got the laptop from and they told me all of things I have done to make sure the volume is up and working I am doing right..... the volume is not working and it used to.
I've had a similar problem once or twice over the years. What you're going to want to do is reinstall the audio driver your computer came with which can be done through the recovery manager. It will ask you if you want to perform a program recovery, select no. Afterwards it willa sk you if you want to perform a driver recover and select yes. scroll down the list of drivers and select the audio one. it will take a few minutes to install and then to restart your computer. your volume should be up and running again. Good Luck!
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You just have to enable it in volume control ..(just engage the sound settings in control panel and you will find the point where you have to enable the mic and its volume ..or double click on the icon for volume in the tray system on task bar ...and in the volume control tab ..select options and in there select the mic or the pink rear entry ..and enable it ..) Another thing to do ..is open skype ..and look in the settings or preferences..and make a call set-up ..or something like that ...basically you run a check for devices ...Im not sure how its called..I know its called like that in yahoo ..but on skype may be called check devices ..or check sound..and video ..and during that it will check them one by one ..and also enable if needed..
Laptop's sound can fail to work for a couple of reasons:
(1) the sound drivers are not properly installed - as far as I know, every computer manufacturer's web site will allow you to download their hardware drivers for free. Hope you've already done that.
(2) the sound hardware in the laptop are either disconnected or failed - a small number of laptops actually use separate sound cards (instead of integrating the audio hardware on the main board). Hopefully you've already checked that, too.
(3) the audio output jack (headphone) is damaged - in which case the sound hardware is functioning 100%, but there's no sound produced due to a shorted jack.
That being said, if it's neither of the above, the cheapest means of getting some basic sound to a muted laptop would be a USB sound card and a set of external laptop speakers. If it sounds elaborate and expensive, I assure you it's not. Assuming you're running Windows (hopefully XP or newer), you can buy a USB sound card on eBay for around $2 and pay about the same price for a cheap set of cheesy laptop speakers - plug the USB sound card into a working USB port, plug the speakers into the USB sound card, it's plug and play, and ... viola - you'll get $4 worth of cheap sound. It's a bit cumbersome but it's a cheap workaround that I've done before when a laptop went mute and I had only a shoestring budget to work with...
Well that could be a couple things, the sound is turned off. Check the volume control, or make sure the laptop isn't muted. It's usually a function key and one of the volume icons on the keyboard. Lastly it may be a corrupted sound driver. Reinstall the audio/sound driver by visiting HP.com and downloading the driver from the support section. Best of luck.
Starbug1S1- This may have been something you have already checked but I will suggest anyways. You said you had control of your sound from other means - Sounds and Audio Devices properties was one- did you notice a check box that reads Place volume icon on the task bar. This may remedy part of your problem if you put a check in the box. Hopefully this helps. Thanks.
1. try to go into control panel and look for your sound device under hardware, make sure it's "enabled", and try to update the drivers for your sound card.
2. go to control panel, click on sound speech and audio devices, then click on adjust system volume, and then check the box that says place volume icon in the taskbar
3. If neither work try using the system restore feature and restore your computer back to a date where u know that the sound icon was still showing in the taskbar.