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I have a Toshiba laptop, an old one. It has no sound. How can I locate the sound card so that I can buy a new one.

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You did not provide the model number so I can not be 100% positive, but in my experience I have *never* seen a separate sound card in a laptop. I was a Gold Tech support tech for Dell and to the best of my knowledge, all laptops have the sound circuitry integrated on the motherboard.

What I would recommend is to enter the BIOS setup on the laptop (before Windows starts) and disable the integrated sound.

Then you can buy a USB sound card and plug it in to a USB port. There is quite a variety of choices. Search the Internet and choose the one you like best.

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Posted on Jan 10, 2009

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