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Gateway computer said I need a new sound card? Skype and speaker

I was using Skyp and got no sound but and anouncement came up and said I needed a new sound card. My speakers do not work either.

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You can purchase a new sound card for pretty cheap and replace yourself.

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Trying to connect BA735 speakers to a MacBook? No sound? Are they compatible?


Those speakers were originally supplied with Gateway computer system that had sound cards with digital outputs. While some versions had analog and digital sound inputs, most often the speakers had digital input only. The on-board sound in the eMachines is analog output only, so the speakers are most likely not compatible with your computer. If you want to use those speakers, you will need to locate a PCI sound card with digital output.

It's a matter of the output from the computer's sound card (built-in) being incompatible with the speaker input. The card is sending out analog sound wile the speakers are expecting digital input. Downloading a driver won't help because that doesn't fix the root problem. You need to get speakers designed for analog input, or a sound card with digital output. As it stands now, your computer just can't use those speakers.

Since your using a MacBook there is no option for this Pci Digital Sound Card.

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Can i use my boston 5.1 speakers with a powered sub with my new computer system.it used soundblaster software?


The speakers themselves don't care what you have them connected to. They just take an audio input from the computer, which is a function of the computer's sound card and drivers. As long as the computer hardware is working properly, the speakers will too.

There is one possible problem, though. If these speakers came with your computer as part of a Gateway system package several years ago, they may be a digital-input version only. Gateway supplied these speakers and a Creative Soundblaster card that had a digital output was installed in the computer. The way to tell on your speakers is to look at the plug on the end of the cable. Which of the two below looks like yours?

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If it's the one on the left, you can use the speakers with any analog sound source (computer, iPod, etc.). But if looks like the one on the right (a mono plug), you have the digital speakers. Unless the sound card in your new computer has digital output available, the speakers won't work. In the past, I was able to put the original sound card and drivers into someone's new computer and it worked, but the original software is not compatible with Vista or Windows 7.

Hope this helps you get it figured out. Thanks for using Fixya!

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Just connected a Philips webcam (SPC230NC) to work with skype, but the computer keeps rebooting when I try to use skype.


Please remove and reinstall the Skyp. If the issue not resolved please remove the web cam and open the skyp. Try tp reinstall the web cam driver.

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Had a old Gateway computer with Boston Digital BA735 speakers using XP. Upgrade computer to a N68PV-GS motherboard and have analog output for the speakers. How to I get the old speakers to work?


You can't, at least not with the integrated sound. The speakers only take digital input, and the Gateway had a digital sound card installed. That new board of yours has PCI slots available. You might be able to use the old Gateway sound card. I've never tried it, but XP might recognize the card and have native drivers. If not, you might be able to find XP drivers at Gateway's site. Otherwise all you'll be able to do is buy a new set of analog speakers.

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I had a Gateway Computer that crashed. (10 year old ) and I want to use the same speakers for my new HP Windows 7 computer. What sound cards do I need to download? Or how do I find out?


The new HP Windows 7 computer most likely already has a sound card built in. On the back of your computer you should find at least three 1/8" plugs for sound related use. If there is just three, one is for line-in, one is for line out (speaker connection), and the other is for the microphone. You would connect your old speakers to the line-out connection (usually a pale green color). If you have more connections, then you have a sound card that supports surround sound. You'll have to refer to the computer's documentation to determine which output to connect to.

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I recenttely hooked up my old gateway compute with the boston speakers and cannot get them to work.. is there some software i need to reinstall to get them working?


on your gateway computer, check to see if you have the volume icon in the bottom right hand corner. If you do then raise the volume up.

If you don't see an icon then that means the sound card drivers are not installed and they need to be to get sound going thru the speakers.

www.gateway.com and go to there support section to get the sound card drivers. I would go there and download the sound card drivers for your computer and then just to make sure you have the speakers hooked up properly go read the manual for the speakers located here:

http://www.bostonacoustics.com/Assets/pdf/manuals/735setup.pdf

Make sure you have adobe reader installed to read the manual.

If you install the sound card drivers and the speakers are hooked up right and your still not getting sound, then that means either the sound card is bad or the onboard sound chip on the motherboard is bad.

Jan 16, 2010 | Boston Acoustics BA735 Computer Speakers

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MY WEBCAM RE USED ON 'SKYPE' HAS WORKED PERFECT FOR A MONTH OR SO NOW WHEN I TRY TO CONTACT (re little green phone on skyp menu" or when others try to get me a message comes up and says; :problem with...


A sound card is a device inside a computer which regulates the input and output of audio to the computer. They can be a separate "card" or piece of hardware, or they can be integrated on your motherboard.

A problem with your sound card could be a multitude of things. The first step of solving the issue would be to verify that your sound card has the most recent drivers, or updates, for use. Find out what sound card you have by going to Control Panel, then Performance and Maintenance, and click on See basic information about your computer. A panel will open up, and click the tab at the top which says Hardware, and then click the Device Manager button. Scroll down to Sound, video, and game controllers, and double click that (or press the + next to it) to open up the drivers and codecs for sound and video. Anything relating to the sound or audio may be it. Then, search for the company of your sound card and find the appropriate drivers.

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I need a driver for PK-935


Normal 0 Web Camera’s have to be setup on the program they are to be used with. Just installing the camera on your computer does not set it up to broadcast on messengers or Skype.

Each program has Options that have to be setup in order for the Audio and Video to function properly.

A. Skype Setup:

After downloading and installing Skype set it up as follows:

  1. Go to TOOLS, then OPTIONS, and click on Audio Settings and set the Microphone and Speakers to the computer Audio Card.
  2. Then click on the Video Settings.
  3. The camera if installed properly will come up and show a picture.
  4. Then on the bottom of the page click on Save.

The camera and audio should function properly. Your friends and Family will now see and talk to you.

B. Yahoo Setup:

After downloading and installing Yahoo Messenger set it up as follows:

  1. Go to Messenger at the top left and click on it.
  2. Next go down to Preferences and click on it.
  3. Next Calling and Devices on the right and set the Microphone and Speakers to the computer Audio Card.
  4. Next go to the Test Audio section and (in blue writing) click on “Open the call setup assistant” and follow the instructions on the left window.

When done both the Audio and Video will function properly so you can chat and see family or friends you are connected to.
Hope this helps. Bud

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