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Acer laptop no sound ....seems to be a hardware fault on the sound card/chip...no software solutions have worked yet....tried puting the beast in the frigde!!!!did not work...so it is to acer technici

No software solutions have worked yet....tried puting the beast in the frigde!!!!did not work...so it is to acer technician it seems..this is jus not a very good machine!!!.....for sound..!!!

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    I don't like acers personally for many reasons, but tell me more about the problem before you kill it, and we will try to bend it to our will

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GO INTO CONTROL PANAL OPEN SOUND FOLDER, CHECK THE DEVICE YOU WANT TO HEAR THAN SELECT CONFIGURATION OR PROPERTIES

GO TO PROPERTIES 1ST
1 CHECK THE GENERAL
2 LEVELS AND OUT PUT IF ANY
3 CHECK THE ENHANCED OPTIONS
4 ADVANCE TRY DEFAULTING EVERYTHING TO WINDOWS SETTINGS

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Acer aspire net book audio is warbled


When trying to isolate and diagnose the specific cause of any computer fault, think back to when the computer was working normally and then list any hardware, software or settings changes between that time and when the fault you are experiencing first appeared.

Sound/Audio problems are often caused by simple settings errors. Before trying anything else, think if you have connected any new device or installed or used any new software on the computer that is Sound/Audio-related (such as a cellphone, an MP3/MP4/MP5 player, a bluetooth device, a microphone, a Voice Over Internet Protocol [VOIP] Headset or multiplexing device, a dial-up modem or dial-up modem based transaction or stock keeping or postal franking device, a multimedia player, a speech recognition program, media playing software, fax/phone software, etc., etc. Any of these sorts of devices or software are capable of changing a computer's default Sound/Audio settings.


Reset the Sound/Audio to the correct default device - start -> control panel -> sounds speech and audio devices/hardware and sounds -> audio -> select main audio on-board chip or sound card from the Playback Device drop down menu or the panel of different device options -> apply -> OK -> restart computer.


Quite often nothing more needs to be done to restore Sound/Audio that was disabled by settings changes or errors.



If none of the above suggestions solves the problem, then the cause might be a possible Sound/Audio Driver conflict, corruption or file deletion issue.
Uninstall all components of the installed Sound/Audio Driver from Add or Remove Programs/ Uninstall a Program or its equivalent in your Operating System - > restart the computer -> reinstall the Sound/Audio Driver from the Drivers and Utilities Installation Disc or download, save (so as to create and keep on the computer the Sound/Audio Driver Setup Files in case of future Sound/Audio Driver problems) and install it from the Support and Download pages of the Acer website -> restart the computer.


The Sound/Audio Driver for this model can be downloaded from here once you enter your precise Model Number (usually to be found on a label on the underside of the netbook) :


http://www.acer.co.uk/ac/en/GB/content/drivers

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Audio is warbled


The most important action in trying to isolate and diagnose the specific cause of any computer fault is to think back to when the computer was working normally and then list any hardware, software or settings changes between that time and when the fault you are experiencing first appeared.

Audio problems are often simple settings problems. Before you try anything else think if you have connected any new device or installed or used any new software on the computer that is Audio-related (such as a cellphone, an MP3/MP4/MP5 player, a bluetooth device, a microphone, a Voice Over Internet Protocol [VOIP] Headset or multiplexing device, a dial-up modem or dial-up modem based transaction or stock keeping or postal franking device, a multimedia player, a speech recognition program, media playing software, fax/phone software, etc., etc. Any of these sorts of devices or software are capable of changing a computer's default audio settings.


Reset the audio to the correct default device - start -> control panel -> sounds speech and audio devices/hardware and sounds -> audio -> select main audio on-board chip or sound card from the Playback Device drop down menu or the panel of different device options -> apply -> OK -> restart computer.


Often this is all that needs to be done to restore audio that has been disabled by settings changes.



If not then turn your mind to a possible Audio/sound Driver conflict, corruption or deletion.
Uninstall all components of the installed Audio/Sound Driver from Add or Remove Programs/ Uninstall a Program or its equivalent in your Operating System - > restart the computer -> reinstall the Audio/Sound Driver from the Drivers and Utilities Installation Disc or download, save (so as to create and keep on the computer the Sound/Audio Driver Setup Files in case of future Sound/Audio Driver problems) and install it from the Support and Download pages of the Acer website -> restart the computer.


The Sound/Audio Driver for this model can be downloaded from here once you enter your precise Model Number (usually to be found on a label on the underside of the netbook) :


http://www.acer.co.uk/ac/en/GB/content/drivers

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I have a acer 1360 and i have encountered a problem with sound, which i never had before, there is no sound from the computer or ear phones, or speakers, can you guide me to fix the problem, thanks


The pivotal action in trying to isolate and diagnose the specific cause of any computer fault is to think back to when the computer was working normally and then list any hardware, software or settings changes between that time and when the fault you are experiencing first appeared.

Audio problems are often simple settings problems. Before you try anything else think if you have connected any new device or installed or used any new software on the computer that is Audio-related (such as a cellphone, an MP3/MP4/MP5 player, a bluetooth device, a microphone, a Voice Over Internet Protocol [VOIP] Headset or multiplexing device, a dial-up modem or dial-up modem based transaction or stock keeping or postal franking device, a multimedia player, a speech recognition program, media playing software, fax/phone software, etc., etc. Any of these sorts of devices or software are capable of changing a computer's default audio settings.


Reset the audio to the correct default device - start -> control panel -> sounds speech and audio devices/hardware and sounds -> audio -> select main audio on-board chip or sound card from the Playback Device drop down menu or the panel of different device options -> apply -> OK -> restart computer.


Often this is all that needs to be done to restore audio that has been disabled by settings changes.



If not then turn your mind to a possible Audio/sound Driver conflict, corruption or deletion.
Uninstall all components of the installed Audio/Sound Driver from Add or Remove Programs/ Uninstall a Program or its equivalent in your Operating System - > restart the computer -> reinstall the Audio/Sound Driver from the Drivers and Utilities Installation Disc or download, save (so as to create and keep on the computer the Sound/Audio Driver Setup Files in case of future Sound/Audio Driver problems) and install it from the Support and Download pages of the Acer website -> restart the computer.

The Sound Audio Driver for this model can be downloaded from :


http://www.official-drivers.com/installer/?seed=acer&gclid=CN6t1eKlyKwCFUEb4QodOniRpg

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The essential thing to diagnose with any computer fault is to think back to when the computer was working normally and then list any hardware, software or settings changes between that time and when the fault first appeared.

Audio problems are often simple settings problems. Before you try anything else think if you have connected any new device or installed or used any new software on the computer that is Audio-related (such as a cellphone, an MP3/MP4/MP5 player, a bluetooth device, a microphone, a Voice Over Internet Protocol [VOIP] Headset or multiplexing device, a dial-up modem or dial-up modem based transaction or stock keeping or postal franking device, a multimedia player, a speech recognition program, media playing software, fax/phone software, etc., etc. Any of these sorts of devices or software are capable of changing a computer's default audio settings.


Reset the audio to the correct default device - start -> control panel -> sounds speech and audio devices/hardware and sounds -> audio -> select main audio on-board chip or sound card from the Playback Device drop down menu or the panel of different device options -> apply -> OK -> restart computer.


Often this is all that needs to be done to restore audio that has been disabled by settings changes.


f not then turn your mind to a possible Audio/sound Driver conflict, corruption or deletion.

Uninstall all components of the installed Audio/Sound Driver from Add or Remove Programs/ Uninstall a Program or its equivalent in your Operating System - > restart the computer -> reinstall the Audio/Sound Driver from the Drivers and Utilities Installation Disc or download, save (so as to create and keep on the computer the Sound/Audio Driver Setup Files in case of future Sound/Audio Driver problems) and install it from the Support and Download pages of the Acer website -> restart the computer.

The Sound Audio Driver for this model can be downloaded from :

http://www.official-drivers.com/installer/?seed=acer&gclid=CPj_o9nqwqwCFQIf4QodnBReqg

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Dear Mr Brettingham

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There can be more than a single cause of the symptoms you describe.

First, remove the battery, then connect the laptop, in a battery-less condition, directly to the mains electricity and power it up to test the Boot process again. If no image appears but the computer seems to boot normally and the Hard Drive activity light flashes, there might be a faulty or failing:


LCD Panel Power Inverter (LCD Screens only)

Cold Cathode Backlight (LCD Screens only)

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All these items are testable and replaceable. To be sure send the image from the laptop to an external desktop monitor of LCD TV by pressing and holding the Fn key and then pressing the Function Key with the image of 2 monitors on it (often the F4, F5, F6 or F7 key)


If when you power on the laptop you see a Power LED but no Hard Drive activity LED AND nothing on the screen, the
Graphics Chip might be faulty. Faulty Graphics Chips can are indicated by a regular flashing or permanent "on" state of the Power LED at the front of the notebook when you try to power it up and can be repaired by Ball Graphics Array Reflow or BGA Reballing. These repairs have an average success rate but can be expensive and must be done by an experienced specialist with specialist equipment such as an Infra Red Workstation, an Oscilloscope and a Micro soldering Station. The fault can come back. BGA Reballing generally achieves better, longer-lasting results than BGA Reflow but can be more expensive. A reputable, specialist motherboard component level repair centre should be able to offer you a No-Fix-No-Fee Graphics Chip repair service and a 3-6 Month Re-repair or Full Refund Post Repair Same Fault Warranty. Sometimes the surface of the graphics chip is too damaged to repair.


If the Graphics Chip is irreparable or the cost of Graphics Chip repair seems expensive to you compared to the current market value of the laptop, then consider buying a new laptop, having any important data transferred to the new laptop, formatting the old laptop's hard drive, offering the working components (LCD Panel, Power Inverter, Hard Drive, RAM Memory Modules, Battery, AC/DC Adapter, Wireless LAN Card, Keyboard, CPU, CPU Heatsink, CMOS Battery, Lid Frame, Chassis) of the old laptop for sale on eBay or some similar website to recoup some cash. Dismantled, functioning, 2nd User Laptop Components have far more cumulative value than an assembled, non-functioning laptop, which only has low scrap, value.

Also, always use a surge protector for computer equipment, never directly to the mains.

If the battery cells are dead, you may also require a replacement battery.


I suggest you take the laptop to a repair shop for testing of the components listed above and/or a quotation for graphics chip repair.

I hope this helps.

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