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Lost sound output

Speakers are dead on an Ace Aspire 5100. Sound used to work. Vista operating system. Speakers turned on and volume all the way up. How did it get lost and how do I get sound back?

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  • jenn89 Feb 17, 2008

    when u turn computer on u can hear the start up sound,,,,its really loud, but to hear music or any other sounds my volume is not working n i dont have an icon in the bottom right hand corner........please help.........

  • Anonymous Aug 18, 2008

    No sound when I try to play music files of dvd's cd's.



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Two possible causes.1) Vol Settings changed in windows2) Bad hardware
1) Check your system's sound settings:

For Xp
  • Goto Control Panel
  • Double Click Sound and Audio devices / Sound, Speech, and Audio Devices
  • In device Volume Click Advance
  • Master Volume Control Window will open
  • Increase all the volumes to max, also make sure that Mute us UNCHECKED.

  • From the bottom right corner of your screen in system tray, double click a small speaker icon and open Master Volume Control.

For Vista and Windows 7
  • From system tray (its at bottom right corner of your screen) double click on small speaker icon, it will open Volume mixer
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2) If this does not work, then test your speakers by connecting it to some other system and vice versa.
If you get desired sound volume when you connect some other speakers to your system, then you have to change your speakers. And if your speakers are working fine on other system then you may have to purchase a new sound card.

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hii ther
how r u???
this model is not VERY compatable with vista even acer company say it is :D
but u can go to and see the teh latest update on ur driver for vista
don't just update the driver from teh windows wizerd update
u take care and havefun
salammmmmmmm {bye in arabic}

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