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Lost sound dx4870

Speaker symbol on tool bar has a red x. sound card states unplugged? sound came direct from PC previos to installing a webcam and plugging in a plantronic headset. How do I reacrtive gateway sound as default device and select plantronics headset as secondary?

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  • Kim Carl Dec 29, 2012

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Go into the control panel and go to sound and turn it on there

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After downloading and installing Skype set it up as follows:

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  1. Go to Messenger at the top left and click on it.
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