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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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I have the same problem

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Re: no sound on my dell laptop

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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