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I cannot get my speakers to work. In the control, panel under sounds and devices, under volume, it states "no audio device". What does this mean? I have the speaker plugged into the back of the computer.

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  • lynn30646 Sep 04, 2009

    I did not install any drivers. This is the way my computer came to me. I purchased a used business Dell refurbished computer. Should I still uninstall all audio devices?

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Hello,

If you have not done so uninstall any drivers you may have installed on your computer. (Control Panel>System>Device Manager: look at the audio part and uninstall anything there.)

Once done, reboot your system and take note when your os open, do you see a popup saying new hardware found. If so, chose to install this device and use the online search for the correct drivers. Again, when the drivers finish installing, you will need to reboot your pc.

Most of the time when I encounter this problem, it's usually the drivers have been disabled, corrupt, or missing. Reinstalling them usually solve the issue. Post your results and we will go from there.

Good Luck,
C2Solutions

Posted on Sep 04, 2009

  • Nouveau IT, LLC
    Nouveau IT, LLC Sep 04, 2009

    Lynn30646,



    Yes, go ahead and uninstall all drviers, this will enable the pc to locate and download the corrrect drivers needed to make the speakers function. To many drivers will confuse your pc which is correct and it will diable that source until corrected.





    C2Solutions

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