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Where is the sound card located on my computer?

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On a laptop the sound device is built into the mainboard and is not a seperate device that can be removed. If your sound device is not working due to the audio device is bad then you would need to replace the mainboard to fix it.

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WHERE WOULD I INSTALL AN EXTERNAL SOUND CARD?


First, shut down the computer. Next, you will need to locate an unused expansion slot and then determine which type it is. Most newer PC's have "PCI" and "PCI express" slots (there are others). See the image below to help you identify the slots in your PC.

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Choose a sound card that will fit one of these unused slots. Read the directions with the sound card. Some will have you install software first - others want the card installed first. Install the card into the slot and secure in slot with screw or clamp used by your PC and software in the order instructed.

You can also install a USB sound card instead of an internal type. This is required if you do not have an available slot or if you are not comfortable opening the PC. Most PCs with sound cards built into the motherboard will automatically be disabled when a second card is introduced to the computer - USB type or otherwise. If yours does not, you may have to disable it in the BIOS or physically remove to old sound card installed in one of the expansion slots.

Good luck!

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Aftre installing windows 7 sound card has stopped working. I hav creative 5.1 channel sound card installed on the computer. Main board =Mercury pi954gcm processor = Intel core 2 duo


There are missing the audio drivers. Please clarify me the exact model of the sound card in order to locate the right drivers for you. Eject the card and try to locate the model mumber on the sound card and post it back.

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With my sound card in my computer ,My inter net will not work


I presume it does not start automatically. Go My Computer and right click on the CD drive selet open and locate the install/setup file on the CD double click and drivers should load.

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How to install a sound card


1. Locate na expansion slot in your computer that will accept your sound card.
2.Gently place the sound card on top of the slot. Line up the pins on the sound card with the slot and push the card down so that it sits in the slot. Be sure that the card is securely in the slot and pushed all the way in.
3.If your computer has an audio cable that connects the CD-ROM drive directly to the sound card, locate it and plug it in to the card. Consult the documentation that came with your sound card to determine the location of the CD-ROM audio connector on the card. This cable is rarely necessary with current audio hardware.MORE INFO.IN NEXT SLOT

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My sound will not work on dell d360 with XP. I


Open the Control panel
Open the "Sounds and Audio Devices" icon.
Verify the "Place volume icon in the taskbar" checkbox is checked. If this option is not available or is grayed out, skip to the next section of this document.
If you were able to check this box, click ok and close out of this window and the Control Panel.
Double-click the sound icon in the Systray and verify that all the sound volumes are mid-way or higher.
Verify the installed driver settings
Open the Windows Device Manager
Verify there are no conflicts or errors listed anywhere in Device Manager. If conflicts exist skip down to conflicts section.
Verify no other devices are listed. If other devices are listed skip down to other devices section.
Verify that your "Sound, video and game controllers" category is listed, if not skip down to the missing sound card section.
If no conflicts or other devices are listed and your sound card is listed with no conflicts, skip to the next section.
If you are unable to locate additional information about your issue or are unable to resolve the issue, follow the below steps.
Under Sound, Video and game controllers highlight each device and press the delete key to remove the device.
Reboot the computer.
As the computer is booting the system will detect the sound card and any of it's devices and re-install those devices. If prompted for a location of drivers, try pointing it to your sound card CD and/or your Windows CD. If this does not work or is unable to locate the proper files, you will need to get the latest sound drivers from your sound card manufacturer
If you are missing the "Sound, video and game controllers" category in Device Manager, it is likely that the sound card drivers are not installed properly, sound card has been disabled, sound card is bad, or no sound card is available in the computer. First, verify no conflicts or other devices are present in the Device Manager; if these are present it is likely they are the sound card and/or devices causing the sound card not to be detected. Second, verify that the computer has a sound card and/or that the sound card is enabled on the computer.

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Color coded plugs for on the back of computer


Yes, in fact, you have a nicer (newer) sound card as opposed to the single channel types of the past. This type of card will work with the surround sound speakers for computers, as long as it's functioning properly.

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What is the sound card and where is it


The sound card is more often than not integrated into your motherboard, check your device manager and you will probably have a realtek sound card. If so it is integrated, the only ones that arent are the Turtle Beach and Creative Labs Soundblaster models which are PCI expansion cards plugged into the motherboard. Ive never heard of manufactured computers using a soundcard that isnt integrated unless you paid for that upgrade.

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I was about to install a PCI sound card TM P1018 in my cpu. How will i do it?


Shut down the computer. Unplug machine Disconnect all peripherals from the computer. Remove the cover of the chassis and lay computer on its side if it is a tower. Remove the back panel, if necessary. Locate the existing sound card if there is one already installed. If it is screwed in on the side of the slot hole, unscrew it and pull the card out firmly. 8If the computer doesn't already have a sound card, find an open slot. 9Knock out or unscrew the metal plate on the card's slot holder on the back panel. Step10Insert the sound card gently but firmly into the slot. Rock it into position if necessary, but don't force it. Don't touch any connectors on the card. Step11Connect cables from the CD-ROM drive to the sound card. Step12Replace the back panel and any removed screws. Screw sound card into slot holder if it has a screw hole. Step13Reconnect monitor, keyboard, and mouse. Connect speakers to the sound card's ports. Step14Turn on the speakers and restart the computer. Step15If Windows detects the sound card upon startup, follow instructions to install the card's driver and additional software. If Windows doesn't detect sound card, manually complete the installation using the Add New Hardware control panel. Step16Play music CD to test sound card. Step17Shut down computer. Step18Replace cover of computer. Reboot computer.

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No sound


hi im josh in cebu phils. friend to activate your sound. if you the cd on the motherboard install it. or if you are using audio card or sound card still install the cd.but if you have installed and nthing happened. install it manualy. go to the my computer icon then device manager then as viewed locate the sound card incon right click then update the driver if location box appeared locate the driver been installed on drive c and run it. it will installed and your problem be solved. good luck.

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Acer sound card plug?


Maybe the sound cable was disconnected. It is a 3 pins connector. It is not easy to see on the motherboard. The sound cable of your sound card has to be connected there. You might have to bring your computer to a repair service desk. I have also an Acer computer. And on mine, it is located near the rear on the computer.

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