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Speakers not working

Speakers have not worked for 2 yrs. Been trying to fix this problem ever since. Shows no audio output device installed... icon shows red circle with white x in middle by the speaker i con

it is a windows vista emachine model W3609

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  • kaja48380 Feb 01, 2009

    i am also having the same problem in compaq presario sr1725in desktop

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It may be cause of some problems, at first you should find that what's the source of this problem,so I suggest you some ways:
1. Plug in other speakers to your pc, if it works so the source of problem comes from your speakers and you should fix it, and if it doesn't work, too, it means that your PC and your Sound Card has a problem.
2. If source of problem comes from your PC, be sure that you installed your sound card driver.
3. After you installing sound driver,maybe the problem will terminate! if not, I suggest you reinstall your OS.
Note: You could find your sound card driver by a simple search through Google or Yahoo and find your driver.
Good luck 

Posted on Jan 31, 2009

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