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Re: I am getting no sound from my computer
sometimes a music/playback program will shut the sound off even if you have left it off it on in the windows volume control... if you haven't already done so, you should open all the controls (right click on the icon in your task bar to open them) and check the settings for all the types of sound available, not just that they are on, but the volume levels as well... it may be that something else has turned one or more of them down or off.
you may also want to check the sound and audio settings found in your control panel, be sure that the silence checkbox isn't marked and the rest of the settings are correct according to your hardware.
if your hardware isn't showing as an option in one or more places, then you will need to go to the system settings in the control panel, choose the hardware tab and click on the device manager. look for your sound card... if it is marked with anything (usually yellow or red), or it doesn't show at all then there is a problem with your sound card... if it is a plug and play, sometimes just taking it out and putting it back will do the trick... but you can try using the trouble-shooting helper first.
if it is an on-board device, then you will have to ask the manufacturer to replace it, if it is still under warranty, or buy a plug and play sound card, the price will depend on the quality of sound and the sound banks for midi files, but you can probably find on that's reasonably priced if you don't have great expectations or if you don't need to do any serious musical recordings.
please let me know if you have any more questions, or if any of this works for you :)
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Which operating system ? XP If your computer came with a motherboard disc the sound drivers could be on it Click start control panel administration tools computer management device manager scroll to sound video and game controllers you might see a yellow question exclamation mark? ! or a red X Right click to reinstall drivers Click start control panel sounds and audio volume advanced speakers make sure you have selected the (appropriate speakers) also audio you will find 3 drop down lists make sure you have the selected correct speaker settings there Click start control panel sounds and audio devices select advanced there might be a tick in the mute box untick it if his does not fix the problem Click start control panel sounds and audio devices you can adjust the volume there also select speaker
volume you can change your settings there you can also tick in the box place icon in taskbar for any
further volume control settings you will need to right click on the speaker volume icon system select adjust volume Click start control panel sounds and audio volume advanced speakers select the appropriate speakers from the drop down list or navigate to the device manager scroll to system devices + to expand system
speaker right click properties then select use this device (enable) also you might check the speaker plug/outlets is usually at the back of the computer you will have to open up the computer to check the lead attached to the rear of the input plug make
sure the connection is good with no dust as dust causes static electricity clean your computer of dust using a fine air blower from a compressor making VERY sure that there is
no MOISTURE in the air line or use a can of compressed air specifically around the sound card and the CPU central processing unit
dust causes static to build up in a computer W7 click start right click on computer select properties then device manager scroll to sound and video game controllers if you see a yellow question/exclamation mark or a red X the driver will need to Click start control panel hardware and sound manage audio devices right click on your speaker select configure speakers right click on the speaker icon in the bottom taskbar you will see an array of options select playback devices make sure it has a green tick and the correct speakers are selected be updated if you computer came with a motherboard disk the drivers could be on it although once speakers are connected widows 7 should automatically update the drivers Click start control panel hardware and sound manage audio devices playback you might have to set a default go for via high definition audio then right click on speaker you might have to configure them then select properties you will see tabs general level in this tab make sure your settings are loud enough also enhancements and advanced from the drop down list in the advanced tab select dvd quality or another then apply Hope this helps.
Check that your computer isn't muted and the volume on the speakers is up. Check that the plug for the speakers is connected correctly. Check to see if the sound card that the speakers are plugged into is set as the default in the control panel. Is there any sound coming out of the front port (earphones). Try another set of speakers.
There are usually several small holes in the connection board on the back of the desktop computer. The makers inscribe a small icon next to each hole to describe what they are for....sound in, sound out, record, etc. I can never interpret what the icons mean, so I just plug the speaker wire into each hole until I get sound.
Be sure to have sound activated (via the software) on the computer before doing this. If you have the sound muted or worse yet, have no sound driver installed, you won't get sound no matter what port/hole you connect your speakers to.
to play music from you phone on the computer you have to open a media player i use VLC (http://www.videolan.org/) then just hit open select your skype phone and then select the song and play it back on the VLC media player.
The type of speakers you choose for yourself have several factors that come into play: your location (does your sound have a volume limit such as a noise ordinance in an apartment complex) What are they being used for (music, games, movies, work, voip chat) Your music genre preference (heavier bass means you will want an actual bass) sound quality (are you an audiophile or does sound quality not truly matter to you.)
I got a decent pair of 5.1 surround sound speakers for just under 100$ by logitech, but a buddy of mine purchased a 300 dollar set that shakes his room when he plays FPSs
It sounds like you have a problem with what is called "phase cancellation," which is something complicated that happens with audio when the left and right channels get out of sync and cancel out all of the common sound between the two channels. This can happen with bad speakers, a faulty output jack, or just failing to plug in the speakers all the way - it's also used (trivia!) constructively in the studio to create interesting effects on sounds.
I don't think that you are actually experiencing a problem with WMP, but with your speakers or possibly your sound card. Here's what to do:
First, while music is playing, check and make sure that the speakers are well connected. Double check where they plug into your computer and ensure that the jack is inserted all the way. If they appear fine, flex the speaker cable a bit near the adapter...if you hear the sound change in any way (not including clicks or pops, really), the problem is most likely a short in your cable. Replacing the cable or speakers if necessary will solve this. If this doesn't help either, turn the speakers off and unplug them.
If you have an iPod or Discman lying around, plug it into the speakers and turn it back on. With music playing does it sound better? If yes, probably your sound card is damaged. These can be replaced very inexpensively. If it still sounds just as bad, your speakers are probably broken. You can try a new cable if it is A) removable and B) you have a replacement or don't mind buying one. Otherwise the speakers will have to be replaced.
If windows XP (i think for vista is pretty similar)check in "control panel" > "sounds and audio devices" - just to check the sound is not muted or turned right down.
Check the speakers on another PC, and check your PC with other speakers / headphones to see if it sheds any light on the problem.
Update or reinstall the most updated drivers for the soundcard, this may solve the problem, you can get them from this link;
Hope this helps :)