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No sound in Gateway mx6030 MA2 Laptop

I replaced the motherboard in my dead Gateway mx6030 MA2 laptop.  I was shocked that it booted up as I never worked on a laptop before.  However, the sound does not work. Can someone identify what I missed  during reassembly?

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  • mrmccauley Apr 18, 2009

    I think I connected everything. I made carefull notes and diagrams during disassembly so I would know where all the parts and screws go.



    I am still using the same hard drive as before so I assume the driver is still installed.

  • mrmccauley Apr 20, 2009

    There is not a headphone socket. It was missing from this motherboard which I got from ebay. I wonder if the built-in sound card is also missing. I have no idea what a sound card on a laptop motherboard looks like. Another thing that does not work is the light that indicates that the battery is charging does not come on. But the computer does charge the battery so I don't care about the light.



    The device manager does not show any errors. If I do not find a solution for the sound, I will buy a usb sound card. Thanks for your help.

  • Anonymous May 22, 2009

    esta marcado por un signo amarillo
    mi pc es una gateway MA2
    y tiene
    intel(R)celeron(R) M
    prossesor 1.40 GHz

  • Chris Hingee
    Chris Hingee May 11, 2010

    Have you connected the audio leads to the speakers?

  • Chris Hingee
    Chris Hingee May 11, 2010

    Has the audio driver been installed?

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Check if the mute button has not been ticked.
Check the audio output is functioning by connecting a headphone to the headphone socket and playing an audio CD.
To check if the audio driver has been installed go to Start - Control Panel - System - Hardware - Device Manager. If you see a yellow ? against Other Devices - Audio then the Audio driver is not installed.
If the audio still doesn't work get back to me with any error messages.

Posted on Apr 19, 2009

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Make sure the audio cable is plugged into the MB properly.

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