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I'm assuming you're turning the volume on your external speakers but get no sound. In this case go to Control Panel > click or double click on "Sounds and Audio Devices" go to the "Volumes" tab and adjust volume or uncheck your "mute" box or click on "Advanced" button and make sure 'mute are uncheck.

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The speaker with the red x on it means your sound is muted. Right click on that speaker and uncheck the mute button oh and make sure you give this solution a fixya rating. Thanks! :c)

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Re install the driver for your audio device.compaq will have the download you need

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If you have a hardware mute button on the keyboard, try pressing that. They usually look like a speaker with either an x beside it or a speaker that has a circle with a slash beside it. It may even be colored red.
The following answer assumes you're using XP, Vista, or Win 7.

If there is no mute button, click the speaker icon on the toolbar and see if the 'mute' box is checked. If it isn't, also use your mouse or touchpad to work the slider on the screen to try and turn up the volume.

Lastly, some Toshiba laptops have a separate hardware volume control on the front, like you'd find on portable radios.

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What is solution speaker not working acer 5610

Solution is to download the AUDIO drivers, AND install them.

Don't know what Operating System you are using. This is required.

Three audio (Sound) drivers listed. Which one do you need?
Let's look. Click on each one, one at a time, and see what each one is for...................

First one -> Audio Driver - Realtek - - 24.2MB

After you click on it;
It states ->

XP tells you it's for Windows XP
x86 tells you it is for a 32-bit operating system.
So it is for Windows XP 32-bit

Second one -> Audio Driver - Realtek - - 30.7MB

After you click on it;
It states ->

Vista tells you it is for Windows Vista
x86 tells you it is for a 32-bit operating system.
It is for Windows Vista 32-bit.

Third one -> Realtek - - 24.3MB

After you click on it;
It states ->

MCE = Media Center Edition
It is for Windows Media Center Edition, and that is a 32-bit O/S.

Now.................using the above information, it should be easy for you to determine what Audio Driver that is listed, is the one you need.

I'm going to use Windows XP for an example;

1) Make SURE there is a Green dot in the small circle, to the left of Save File.
If not; left-click in the small empty circle, to the left of - Save File.
Now go below, and click on OK.

2) A small download window will come up.
Allow the file to FULLY download, then DOUBLE-click right on the file name.

3) Another larger small window will come up. Go to the Left side, and click on - Extract all files.

4) At the bottom of the next 3 small windows, click on -
Next, Next, and Finish.
(DON'T change anything. Windows knows where to put it.
Just click on Next, Next, and Finish)

5) In the last small window DOUBLE-click on the file name.

If a Microsoft 'Squawk Box' comes up ignore it. Click on Yes, or OK.
If another small box comes up click on - Run.

[It is a ZIP file. A Zip file is a compressed file. It is used to send large amounts of information more easily. (Compressed)
You need to un-compress it, or 'un-zip' it.
This is what you are doing ]

When you are finished, if it doesn't ask you to restart your computer, DO SO.
(Windows XP: Click on Start > Turn Off Computer > Restart)

Close all windows, go back to your desktop screen, and restart your computer.

If the Volume icon is no longer down in the system tray;

Windows XP example;
Click on Start > Control Panel.
Click on Sounds, Speech, and Audio Devices
Click on Sounds and Audio Devices (Bottom right)

In the small window, and under the small blue subheading -
Device volume.............
Make sure there is a Green checkmark in the small square box -
Place volume icon in the taskbar.

If not; left-click on the small empty square to the left of -
Place volume icon in the taskbar.

Now go to the bottom right, and click on - Apply.
Then go to the bottom left, and click on - OK

For additional questions please post in a Comment.


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the web cam is a separate device, us the mic... try changing the volume level of the mic at the Volume Control, just right-click the speaker icon at the bottom right and open the volume control.

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Look for the Volume Mixer icon on the bottom right of your screen in the toolbar near the time. It may be hidden so click the "
If the Volume Mixer icon is not there, go to the Start Menu then click the icon for Control Panel. In the Control Panel window, select Sounds and Audio devices. Once in the settings for Sounds and Audio devices, there should be a checkbox for the option to "Place Volume Icon in the Taskbar." If no checkmark is there, click the box and then click on "OK". Now the Volume Mixer icon should appear in the taskbar.
Proceed by clicking this icon to launch the control panel for Volume Mixer. From here, you can change the volume settings for your computer and specific programs. Be sure to adjust the Master Volume setting.

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My volume stopped working on my laptop. I normally can use the page up/down to adjust the volume, but nothing happens now. Please help

use the speaker icon on the bottom right of your taskbar to control the volume. Try updating your computers bios if it really bothers you.

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The speakers are not working properly.i can hear the music if i am using head phones but with out head phones i cant hear anything.can you tell me what the problem is?

Good day, maybe your master volume is not configure correctly. Please double click the volume icon in the bottom right side of your screen, then click the option button. Then after that click the advance options, check all the box. After that you will see the volume control, then try to maximize all the volume. Hope this will help you out.

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To set on the speakers

if you have a little speaker icon on the bottom action bar, click on it and see if it's set on mute. un-check it and all should be right! if you don,t have the icon, then click on 'start' click on 'control panel' click on 'sounds and audio devices', somewhere there you should find an option to put the volume control option on your bottom bar. good luck from there! if that doesn,t work, then your audio may be fried! let's hope not!!

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First check you dont have a red line through your speaker on your toolbar. If so click it and "UN-mute it.

If using external speakers then check that the speakers are plugged into the GREEN port on the laptop and that the speakers are powered up with the volume at about 1/2 way.

Open volume control.

When the box with all the sliders opens up click on OPTIONS (top left)

Make sure that Volume controls, Wave, SW Synth, CD PLayer, Line IN, and MIC all show on there and that the volume sliders are about half way up.

Make sure noe of the sliders have ticks at the bottom, if so UNTICK them.

If any of those are missing click options then properties from the top left and put a tick besides any that were missing (nothing else unles you know you want that item)

Now close the slider box.

Put a normal music cd in your cd/dvd player on the computer and set it to play with windows media player.

You should now have sound out of the speakers.

If not double check that you have no problems with your hardware from the device manager.

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chk the volume control if thats ok try using a head phone which is working if it works then problem with speaker

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Check device manager and see if it shows up there. if you have a yellow question mark or red x, install or re-install driver by right clicking on your sound card and uninstall and scan for hardware changes.
Please let me know how you make out.

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