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No sound on my dell laptop

My dell 710m has been fantastic until recently. i try to listen to my music while surfing but i can't. if i close the lcd screen to a 45 degree angle i can hear music, but if i flex it to anything greater than that the sound cuts out. sounds like a short somewhere...any ideas?

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  • cessna182 Oct 10, 2008

    I have exactly the same problem, no sound from the laptop speakers...but if I close the display to about 45 dgrs it works, also the headphone work...
    What did you do to fix it?


  • Anonymous Dec 05, 2008

    My speakers played for a while when I would have the screen almost closed and they don't play at all. Has anyone come up with a way to repair this?


  • lenergy Feb 10, 2009

    exactly the same problem with my 710: speakers work only when display is closed halfway or more. len

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I'm thinking when was the last time you reformatted? I know it's a hassel but it comes the time when you have no choice. Do you have your audio coming from the screen? It so then I would try speakers. They're cheap enough these days. If this works then I would be hopeful that your screen is still under warranty.If not then you may need to pull your laptop apart and replace the sound card.

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  • wezley paton Dec 22, 2007

    If you're unsure as how to dismantle your laptop there are sites you can go to to assist you. I strongly believe in doing it myself. This taught me many lessons on how to do laptop hardware repairs and replacements.

  • wezley paton Dec 22, 2007

    sorry i gave you the wrong advice regarding your lattop before. I was thinking about a PC that required fixing here and I was giving you that PC advice when I was typing to you. I"m thinking more that it could be a loose connection somewhere. You may still choose to look up those sites but often you may have no choice but to take it to someone who has the correct tools for this job. Often the sites don't show enough detail in their diagrams.

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