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No sounds of any kind

I replaced my cd-rom drive with a memorex cd-rw burner. I wasnt able to hear any sounds from the cd, so I removed it & put the original back in, making no changes. Now I have no sound whatsoever, such as the windows welcome chords or any other sounds. All troubleshooting says all devices are working properly. I'm at a loss -- Thanx, Rick

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Re: No sounds of any kind


Did you connect the audio pins of the cdrom when you installed it? It's on the back and should be labelled.

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