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It could very well be the application used to generate the sound. The application's volume could be low/mute. Also, the Control Panel's applet for sound should show the default device. With some sound driver applets, the speaker configuration should be changed to reflect the way that the speakers are set up on this device. Although this is a notebook, it's fair to mention that external speakers often require a power source & to be turned on. As for your notebook, it has several function-specific buttons & some affect the volume. Make sure that neither the mute button nor the volume-reducing button is stuck. Check for a speaker status indicator on the notebook's base (as opposed to on the display). Make sure that that status indicator is not orange (because that would mean that the speakers are on mute). Again, I feel that the issue more than likely to be the selected speaker configuration (2/3.1/4/5.1/etc.).
Posted on Feb 27, 2015
Does it show that the device is working properly in the device manager? You could try and use system restore to roll back windows to a time when the sound was working. Windows may have updated software and caused problem with audio. If you roll back the system to a time when you know the sound was working then the on board audio may be defective. Have you tried plugging in headphones in the headphone jack and check if there is sound? Are the sound properties muted? The laptop speakers or internal amp may have stopped working also.
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