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Sound volume control is grayed out

I have a a75-s2111 ( 16 bit) that used realtek alc250 driver.  The volume control is grayed out when I click sound icon on the contol panel.  I checked the deivice properties and  the status says the device is working properly.   

I tried downloading the driver from toshiba twice and I still get the same issue.  I am not sure where to go from here on this problem. Please advise.

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Re: sound volume control is grayed out

FIRST go to the BIOS and check if the sound card is enabled.And i think you use not sight driver for sound card or sound card is damnged!!!
To fact that go here : download this program and open it.Post screen shoot here and i will find the right driver for you.If the driver i have posted wont work then ur sound card is damanged!

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My volume control on my control panel is gray cant get any volume on my computer

Has the volume ever worked? Have you recently installed a new sound card or graphics card?
You can see whether the soundcard is installed and operating by right-clicking on "My Computer", choose "Manage", and go to "Device Manager" - your sound device will be in there and you can right-click to update the driver.

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What is solution speaker not working acer 5610

Solution is to download the AUDIO drivers, AND install them.

Don't know what Operating System you are using. This is required.

Three audio (Sound) drivers listed. Which one do you need?
Let's look. Click on each one, one at a time, and see what each one is for...................

First one -> Audio Driver - Realtek - - 24.2MB

After you click on it;
It states ->

XP tells you it's for Windows XP
x86 tells you it is for a 32-bit operating system.
So it is for Windows XP 32-bit

Second one -> Audio Driver - Realtek - - 30.7MB

After you click on it;
It states ->

Vista tells you it is for Windows Vista
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It is for Windows Vista 32-bit.

Third one -> Realtek - - 24.3MB

After you click on it;
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MCE = Media Center Edition
It is for Windows Media Center Edition, and that is a 32-bit O/S.

Now.................using the above information, it should be easy for you to determine what Audio Driver that is listed, is the one you need.

I'm going to use Windows XP for an example;

1) Make SURE there is a Green dot in the small circle, to the left of Save File.
If not; left-click in the small empty circle, to the left of - Save File.
Now go below, and click on OK.

2) A small download window will come up.
Allow the file to FULLY download, then DOUBLE-click right on the file name.

3) Another larger small window will come up. Go to the Left side, and click on - Extract all files.

4) At the bottom of the next 3 small windows, click on -
Next, Next, and Finish.
(DON'T change anything. Windows knows where to put it.
Just click on Next, Next, and Finish)

5) In the last small window DOUBLE-click on the file name.

If a Microsoft 'Squawk Box' comes up ignore it. Click on Yes, or OK.
If another small box comes up click on - Run.

[It is a ZIP file. A Zip file is a compressed file. It is used to send large amounts of information more easily. (Compressed)
You need to un-compress it, or 'un-zip' it.
This is what you are doing ]

When you are finished, if it doesn't ask you to restart your computer, DO SO.
(Windows XP: Click on Start > Turn Off Computer > Restart)

Close all windows, go back to your desktop screen, and restart your computer.

If the Volume icon is no longer down in the system tray;

Windows XP example;
Click on Start > Control Panel.
Click on Sounds, Speech, and Audio Devices
Click on Sounds and Audio Devices (Bottom right)

In the small window, and under the small blue subheading -
Device volume.............
Make sure there is a Green checkmark in the small square box -
Place volume icon in the taskbar.

If not; left-click on the small empty square to the left of -
Place volume icon in the taskbar.

Now go to the bottom right, and click on - Apply.
Then go to the bottom left, and click on - OK

For additional questions please post in a Comment.


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I resently lost sound of my first laptop toshiba satellite 1135 s1553 part 633436644k, rebooted windows,checked trouble device manager etc. but of no avail,then some body told me use usb sound card,

if your computer came with a motherboard disc the sound drivers could be on it

click start control panel administration tools computer management device manager scroll to sound video and game controllers you might see a yellow question exclamation mark? ! or a red X Right click to

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(appropriate speakers) also audio you will find 3 drop down lists make sure you have the correct settings there

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