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NO sound Have a Dell Dimension 4500s with 1G Ram, Pentium 4. Just installed HP DVD writer 1040i. works great except now I have no sound form speakers or ear phone outlet. Ran through trouble shooting procedures. No help

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Re: NO sound

If you mean, no sound when playing a disc in the player, you may not have connected the audio lead into the back of the player to the CD1 connector on the motherboard, likewise, you may not need to connect it if you have, as some of the latest dvd players play the sound through the ide cable to the motherboard onboard sound, which may cause problems if you have a seperate sound card fitted. You can also run this to check drivers, click start>run, then type 'dxdiag' and press enter and go to the sound tab to check for faults

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Product Specification Model HP DVD1040i Lightscribe 20X DVD Burner/Black/Retail Manufacturer HP Mfr Part # DVD1040i Buffer 2MB Interface IDE
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  • DVD+RW up to 8X (ZCLV)
  • DVD-R up to 20X (CAV)
  • DVD-RW up to 6X (ZCLV)
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