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Sound card my computer is about 4 or five years old when i first got it the sound worked fine now its telling me theres a problem with my sound card but when i go into control panel none of the buttons light up so i cant change anything

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Re: sound card

You can try removing the card via device mannager

then reinstalling it

or possibly roll back the drivers

can you tell me what make the sound card is ?
what operating system you are using ?

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I would recommend to check the basics first.
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  3. If you find they weren't plugged in, powered on, etc. resolve that. Usually the power plugs are black, and only fit in one spot. The audio cable to plug into the computer is similar to a headphones jack (3.5mm). On most computers the audio output (speakers) port is colored green.
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Let me know and I can assist further.

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