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Re: No sound on a Dell Inspiron 1300
Check to make sure the sound is not muted. There should be a small speaker icon in the sytem tray. If there is a red circle & slash on it, the sound is muted and you can just double-click on it to open up the mixer and clear the mute checkbox(es). Otherwise, open up Device Manager by right-clicking on Computer (in Vista) or My Computer (in XP) and selecting Manage. Select Device Manager in the list on hte left-hand side of the window. In the right-hand pane, open up the group for Sound, Video and Game Controllers (if it isn't already open) and look for any devices that have an exclamation point in a yellow triangle on the icon or otherwise locate your sound device from the list. Right-click on it and select Properties from the context menu. Check for any error conditions listed on the General tab. Any errors listed here may give an indication of what the problem is and how to solve it. If the drivers were recently updated, you may want to try going to the Drivers tab and selecting Rollback Drivers to revert to an older working version of the drivers for your sound device.
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for the computer reset or windows? computer reset: disconnect everything ( adapter, battery, etc) then hold the power button down for 30 seconds, connect adapter and turn on. windows: try to get an installation disk if you do not have one of the same copy that's on the computer, run but shortly into setup there is an option for system recovery, run it ( win 7 is listed as "repair my computer")
Black screen is often caused by a defective screen. The easiest way to determine if you have a hardware or software problem is by performing a power drain. Please follow the steps below for additional instructions.
Power Drain: 1. Turn off the computer.
2. Unplug the AC adapter from the power outlet and take out the battery from the system.
3. Now, press the power button for about 15-20 seconds.
4. Put back the battery in and plug the AC adapter.
5. Turn on the system and try observing it. --> If power drain did not work, you need to consult a repairman to have your screen be checked for possible damage.
There are some circuits malfunktion in your keyboard.
Try to connect and external keyboard and you will see that the external keyboard works fine.
This way you can continue using your computer,
and continue writing,untill you get a replacement keyboard.
You need to replace the keyboard.
Hope this helped you to continue using your computer.
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it's something to do with it being the wrong driver in the right package, i've gathered.
and install that driver. it works perfectly.
First thing you need to check is whether the issue happens only if you are logged in to Windows or not. For you to check if it also happens outside of Windows, insert the Windows Operating System disk (XP or Vista) then shutdown the computer. Turn it back on. As soon as you see the Dell Logo, keep on pressing F12. Then select "CD/DVD ROM" from the choices and press enter. When you see the prompt "Press any key to boot from the CD", keep on tapping the "Enter" key. If your CD/DVD drive is working fine, you should see a page that'd say "Windows is loading files". If not then the system is not detecting your drive. Then check the BIOS page. F2 on the Dell Logo. Then look for Drive Configuration. If the drive isn't there, reseat it. Physically remove the drive from the computer and put it back in. Then restart.