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Dell A215 Speakers

My speakers are hooked up and are turned on, but will not work. When I try to go to the volume control it says "there are no active mixer decvices avaiable" and then it gives me directions on how to install it. When I try to install it or when a I go to the device manager or try to trouble shoot it says "device working properly". What is the resolution for this problem. Do I need new speakers? Do I just need a new sound card?

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Re: Dell A215 Speakers

I think you probably have an issue with your sound card and/or its drivers. What model PC and operating system do you have?

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Try going to and entering your Service Tag. Then click on drivers and downloads and download and install the audio driver that they currently recommend for your machine. Sounds like a driver problem and something that wasn't set properly after the computer was reset.

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