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Dell Dimension 5100 speaker interference (hiss, pop, crackle etc)

I thought that the problem was with the speakers, but I recently changed them to logitech LS21 with sub-woofer and the problem remains. How do I resolve this? Do I need to change the sound card?

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  • harish kashyap
    harish kashyap May 11, 2010

    U did not mentioned your problem..

  • Sean Osborne
    Sean Osborne May 11, 2010

    It sounds on the surface like you need a new sound card, but we should try some troubleshooting to make sure.

    - How old is this computer?

    - When did the sound stop working?

    - Are you running Windows XP?

    The answers to these questions will help me to walk you through a few checks on the system.

  • Prashant Bharadwaj
    Prashant Bharadwaj May 11, 2010

    Would you say some more information on what the problem is? like do u get hissing noise, no sound? Some things can be resolved by changing a few settings in the computer.

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Try downloading the audio driver from Dell at the following link:

http://support.euro.dell.com/support/downloads/driverslist.aspx?c=uk&l=en&s=gen&os=WW1&osl=en&catid=&impid=&SystemID=DIMENSION%205100

Save it to the C: drive in a location you can find. Then run the file to install it.

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