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Sound just stopped working

I have a gateway450ROG and the sound just quit a few days ago. i went through the device manager and made sure that my drivers were all up to date. so i was 1st thinking it was my speakers but my headphone jack doesn't work either. any suggestions what it could be?

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  • whoohaha Dec 07, 2007

    yeah, i have tried that. just wanted the confirmation that it died on me. thank bro! a guy i know said the reformatting the harddrive and reloading windows would do the trick. waste of time? or spot on?

  • whoohaha Dec 07, 2007

    could it be a motherboard problem? bios?

  • whoohaha Dec 07, 2007

    shot in the dark here...any clue where it would be located on this model? maybe a site that would refer me to it?

  • Anonymous Feb 18, 2008

    my disk drive combo will not read or write
    i hear no sound from my speakers

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Try removing the drivers and reinstalling them. Otherwise, your sound controller may have bit the dust, in which case only replacing it will work.

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  • Trevor Talbert
    Trevor Talbert Dec 07, 2007

    Worth a shot before replacing hardware, for sure!

  • Trevor Talbert
    Trevor Talbert Dec 07, 2007

    It's possible, and the sound controller is on the motherboard in most models. A BIOS update would be worth a shot, but I have never seen it fix this issue.

  • Trevor Talbert
    Trevor Talbert Dec 07, 2007

    I can't recall on that model. If you are lucky, there will be a small board inside where the audio jacks plug in separate from the system board. Otherwise, if the jacks are part of the system board, you have to replace the whole thing.

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