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My graphics card was filled with dust so i had to remove it, vacuum it and then i placed it back. But my sound was gone, the computer can't find my speakers, they don't have any driver cd'

In the mixer thingy it says that it's using is "Realtek Digital Output" and i can't change it to any else.

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You don't need a driver CD for speakers, your sound hardware needs drivers.

Just because you powered down and removed the card does not mean anything should have changed.

Look at your specs for your system and find out what sound hardware you have, then look for the sound in control panel, you might have to set the default to speakers, you can test them.

If you have video, then the graph drivers are ok.

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SkullyFox give the good solution but let me tell you one thing.....
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Over the internet one patch is available for Realtek sound drivers first you need to install that patch after this also sound not came then try re-installing the Sound application…

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Just make sure that the card you upgrade with is for an pci express slot.
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Go to devise mgr and look at the sound hardware under sound, rt click on realtek and click on properties, look at driver, does it say windows or realtek,and check version and date,then go to realtek
and see if the driver is the newest and the right one for your hardware.

That was great that you listed some info,but the wrong info,ex for OS, you should have listed the motherboard model #, you should post back the model# and what it said under driver,version,date of driver. Then someone can check to see if the correct driver is installed.

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C) Computer isn't working. (May look, and sound as though it is)

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A2) If not, do you have access to another KNOWN to be working monitor, and cable? Use it for a test.
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