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Dell GX280 speaker problem..??

I just bought a refurbished Dell GX280. I am trying to use the speakers from my HP Pavilion. They are Polk Audio speakers (2) Simple little desktop speakers. They work great on the HP, no sound on the Dell. Any ideas...??

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    I plugged speakers into desktop and they don't work but worked on old pc

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Old speakers use to have a plug in a/c adapter to power the speaker - now a days the power is handled thru the computer - so, no power = low volume - which category are you in?

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I have no idea why, but for some reason those speakers only work with the computer they came with.

We had the same speakers and decided to use them on yet another HP desktop. We can barely hear anything out of them...
My recommendation is to get a new speaker setup which has volume control separate from the keyboard. You can find a multitude of speakers at a great price here. Once the page loads use the menu to go to Computer Hardware>Speakers & Headsets.

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Go into the device manager and see if the sound card drivers are installed. If not then you'll need to install the drivers for them.

Posted on Feb 06, 2009

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