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My sound quit working

I opened my computer and blew it out. My sound quit working, I have a wire not conected to JP1 a two pin connection. Can this be the problem

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If you are talking about the on board speaker not working these are probably the wires for it. Get a magnifying glass and see if any of the pins are marked "spkr" or something similar to that. That would be where the wires go.

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