Question about Altec Lansing VS4121 Speaker
I've had problems with these speakers in the past, but I was generally able to solve them by uninstalling and reinstalling the drivers. This time it is not working, no matter what I do. I have gone through the entire windows troubleshooter and it was no help at all. Windows says the speakers are working properly, yet no sound comes out. Same problem with both speakers and the subwoofer. Please help. I have the exact same problem! Verified every cables and everything is plugged where it should be, went trought windows troubleshooting, in the control pannel it says my drivers are working fine and i have the sound, plugged my headset in every sound connector possible, including the one in the back of the computer where i have my speaker plugged in and the connector the is on the side of the right speaker, and THEY ALL WORK!?!?!?!? So what would be the problem then if all of this seems fine! But no sounds from the speakers and no solutions working out!!! Just once i was so desperate, tried so much stuff (so much i cant even remember what i did exactly), they started working again! I've watched couple of episodes from a TV show I watch, then closed my computer to go to bed, and on the next evening, when I turned it back on to listen to some music, SOUND NOT WORKING!!!!! AGAIN!!!! 1-I'm alone using this computer 2-I did NOT install, nor modified anything (not even the slightest detail like the font color of my desktop) in between the time I had it working again, turned it off, turned it back on the next day!! 3- There were no updates to install upon closing my PC, neither were they any to download and install when i turned it back on soooooooo...... what is wrong with those things!!! seriously! is it because it's writen made in china in the back!!!! Only thing I havent had the chance to do is trying those speaker on a different PC (it's my only pc), and i havent tried other speakers on my pc cuz its my only set, but I figure that pluging my headset in the connector i use for the speaker confirm that the problem isnt the soundcard, right!! ANYWAY!! if anyone has the miraculous solution to that annoying problem, I'd be more than happy to hear it!! just post it on here and I'll look it up and let you guys(and girls) know if it is working out!! THX a bunch in advance!!! PEACE
You may want to try to rollback the driver, right click My Computer, left click properties, click hardware, then Device Manager,then sound video and game controllers, double click on the sound card and rollback if available, the speakers may also just simply be bad, If there is a seperate power source for the speakers,(an AC Adapter) then it may not be working correctly even if the power lights come on. The easiest way to determine if its the speakers, try them in a friends laptop or Desktop, on laptop, plug speakers into the headphone jack for sound output. if they work on another PC, then you have a driver issue, OR more than likely a Windows issue, in which case a Restore may be neccesary to fix, refer to the manufacturers instructions to restore your machine. Microsoftrecomends that you reinstall Windows XP at least every 12 months ( to me if it's not broke, don't fix it) in other words if you have no problems or need for a restore, don't do one because it has been over 12 mths. It sounds like you have done a good job at Troubleshooting, but to confirm the culprit try on another PC,(with your Headphones working, but your speakers wont, it sounds like your speakers have malfunctioned. I hope this helps, if so please give a fixya rating, or if it points you in the right direction, just please give appropriate rating. Thanks for the question
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