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Hello there, I have a Dell computer and trying to use HP speakers with it. Will this not work? I am not hearing a sound and my computer shows no device for speakers.

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  • Sandra Bajalieh Dec 28, 2008

    Hi there, thanks for your suggestions. The sound worked at one time. The computer was moved to another room and then the sound didn't work. This is why I'm trying another set of speakers. I have checked all that you suggested and still have the problem.

  • Sandra Bajalieh Dec 28, 2008

    The sound card was not messed with so I would imagine it was installed correctly.

  • Sandra Bajalieh Dec 28, 2008

    Is there something else I can do?

  • Sandra Bajalieh Dec 29, 2008

    So just to be clear, uninstall and restart and the drivers should install itself? I don't have a disk to install the drivers.

  • Sandra Bajalieh Dec 29, 2008

    so the ironic thing is the sound (volume) icon is not there on the lower right of the screen. When I go into device manager to try to change the volume it's grayed out.

  • Sandra Bajalieh Jan 01, 2009

    Thank you very much! It's a Dell Dimension 4500. Providing the link would be great.

  • Sandra Bajalieh Jan 01, 2009

    Happy New Year! I downloaded quite a few of the audio drivers and my computer still doesn't recognize an audio device.

  • Dick
    Dick May 11, 2010

    Speakers do not show as a device, that is nothing to be worried about. Has the sound worked with other speakers?


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Make sure you didn't accidently mute the sound. see if you have the speaker icon on lower right. make sure there is no red circle.

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The HP speakers should work fine with your Dell.
Make sure that you have the speakers plugged into the correct port on the back of the Dell (This is typically a green colored port) Once the speakers ar plugged in to the correct port make sure that your sound is not muted.

Click on Start then on Settings or Control Panel.
Once you get to the Control Panel double click on the Sound Icon.
Verufy that the sound is not muted and you can also check the box to display your voulume settings on the task bar.

You may also want to check that your sound card in correctly installed.

Check these items and let me know if there was any change because there can be other items to check - These are just a few good jumping off points

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    Adam Dec 28, 2008

    You may want to try and reinstall the drivers for the sound card because other programs can mess with them. The easiest way to correct this is by going into the control panel and then into system and then into the device manager. look for the sound, video and game controllers after opening this option find the sound card and right click on it.

    Select uninstall and then restart the computer.

    If all is well the sound card should re install itself.

    If you need help identifying the sound card in the device manager just let me know what items are listed under the sound, video, game controllers

  • Adam
    Adam Dec 28, 2008

    Another option might be to remove the side of the computer and verify that the sound card did not get knocked loose when it was being disconnected and moved.

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    Adam Dec 29, 2008

    What this means is that your sound card is not installed.

    What you need to do is go to the website for your computer manufacturer adnd download the driver for your sound card. If you give me the model number and brand for the computer I can find it and give you the link.

  • Adam
    Adam Jan 01, 2009

    Here is the likn to the driver page for your machine.

    I would recomend trying the integrated audio driver first but if that does not work try the others that are listed.


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