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Speakers not working

My pc speakers are not working i got a virus or something and now my hardware says i have no speakers, and they are plugged in , but not working! PLEASE HELP!!

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Did you try other speakers (that you know work correctly)?
Did you ensure the speakers were plugged into the correct place (wall and back of computer)?
What does your Device Manager say for this device? To get there, right-click on your My Computer icon, select Manage. From there, look in the left hand column for Device Manager. If you select that, It will display information about devices installed on your machine. Look for a red X or a yellow exclamation point.
Let me know what you find or if trying what's above solves your issue.


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Just to make sure you have tried the simple things, a few questions:
1. Are you using external speakers?
if so check that they are plugged in, turned on and the volume is up. Unplug the cord from the computer and touch your finger to the end - it should pop or buzz. if not you probably have bad speakers

2. Have you installed any new hardware or software?
You may have a driver problem - Click on Start -> settings -> control panel -> Device Manager and see if anything has a red mark on it.

3. Have you received any e-mails with attachments from unknown parties?
If so, you may have a virus. Run a scan with yuor anti-virus program, or go to and run their free scanner.

4. There should be a small speaker in the lower right corner of your monitor next to the clock. Does it have a red circle?
Right click on it and select Volume Control options. Make sure that Playback is enabled. If you see no speaker, or it is not red, click on Start->Settings->Sounds, and on the Playback tab, check which device is to be used for playback.

5. If none of these worked, you probably have an actual hardware problem, so find a neighbor, or ask a friend to take a look at it. As a last resort take it to someplace offering free diagnosis, like an office supply or electronics store.

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External speaker do not work

Follow these steps: Go to the Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Sound > Manage Audio Devices under the Playback tab, select "Speakers" or any playback device listed. double click the device or click Properties. Go to Levels tab. Under the "Speakers" and "PC Speaker" area, adjust the volume level to its maximum. Then apply changes.
If the above instructions wont work, try this out:
Check if your speaker is detected when you plug it in.
If it isn't detected then either your sound drive has a problem/missing or maybe somethings wrong with your computer's headphone/speaker jack.
If detected, set it as your default device.

Hope it helped! :)

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My zune 120gb has stopped working after i connected it to external Speakers. Please tell me any way to troubleshoot it.It is now showing on Screen "CONATCT SUPPORT"

Have you tried to restart it? Sometimes that works. I'm assuming that the only reason that the Zune would say this on the front screen is if there was some hardware damaged on the inside or an error in the script. A virus in a song that was put onto the Zune could also cause this. So I'd say, plug your Zune into your computer and run a scan using whatever virus protection you have on your computer. Most scanning processes have the option of doing a customer scan in which you can scan something individual, like a Zune that's plugged in. If there is no virus, then I'd bring it to a Microsoft store or some tech support and have them fix it.

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With my speakers all i have to do useually is plug them in and away i go, but now for some reasonm there not working and not showing up in my controll panell as even beein plugged in, but they will work...

the drivers might have been corrupted by something foreign or you might have got a virus run your antivrus program and test for a virus then
yellow? means you need to install/update driver right click to install driver
as for the sound
control panel sounds and audio,volume you can adjust the volume or advanced,speakers select appropriate speakers or audio you will find 3 drop down lists make sure you have selected the right speakers or control panel,administrive tools,computer management,device manager scroll to sound,video and game cotrollers could be a yellow question mark? right click to re-install drivers
hope this helps

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I get no sound from my speakers.

Power light is on, so the power adaptor should be ok.

If you touch a finger to the tip of the input plug (below) with the volume about halfway up, do you get a buzzing sound?
  • YES - speakers are working, something wrong in the PC
  • NO - speakers are dead, need repair or replacement. (replacing is cheaper if you don't know enough electronics to fix them yourself)
Try this and let me know the answer.

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What if you connect the companion 5 to a PC with virus will it infect the speaker?

No it will not affect the Speakers. There isn't any software in the speakers for a virus to harm it. Virus only are program to go for your Hard Drive. And other files that connect to the hard drive. Plugging in your speakers will not affect anything to the computer or labtop.

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My Maxtor mini III Want work at all

If you are running PC, go to Start -> Run -> type 'Services' (or go to Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> then Services).

Finally scroll down to where it says Universal Plug and Play Device Host, and double click it. At the bottom, you'll see either an option to start or stop the device. If stopped, start it, and change it to automatic.

If that doesn't work, try using it with another comp. Does it open then? IF so, its your computer that is the problem here. If not, you have hardware failure.

Was there a reason why you got new anti-virus software. Did you have a virus before. If so, there might have been something that happened to it via a virus.

If this is the case, if you at least get it running some how, run a virus scan on the drive.

Do you have a warranty on the drive? Cause if worse comes to worse, you can just replace it.

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Audio out-jack doesn't work

There is a physical connection that shuts off the speakers when you insert the plug and push the connection open. It may be damaged or stuck. Probably need to open the unit to see. Did this connection used to work?
Don't force anything into the hole as this may already be the problem.

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Sound problem

It is definately a hardware problem if you are plugging whichever into the sound slot.  The internal speakers are suppose to switch off when you plug into it and visa versa when you unplug.


To fix this most would replace the socket but that would mean you have to get into the computer.  Then again if you know what you are doing you fix this up.  At some stage some one force something into that socket and expanded it to stop the switch from workking.

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