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No sound at all

There is no sound at all from the boxes after plugging it into the PC. The Led light is on and so is the speaker but no sound at all. PC runs Windows XP. Any ideas of what maybe happening?

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  • Manilton Jan 24, 2008


    Thanks for your help. I have plugged the box to the green jack of the PC and followed your suggestions to no avail. I have a Dell Optflex PC with a Intel(R) Pentium (R) 4 CPU 2.80 GHz - 2.79 Ghz, 256 MB RAM and Windows XP Home Edition - Service Pack 2 - if that helps. I use SoundMAX Digital Audio, nothing else.

    Very Best regards and Thanks for your help

  • mahaff May 30, 2008

    Every is installed correctly. Was playing one minute next no sound. Check and double check wiring,

  • Louie  Role
    Louie Role May 11, 2010


    It is possible that the Bose speakers are OK but there might be issues with the sound device/driver(s) of your PC.

    post back with the make (brand/model) of your PC. Additionally, if you
    are using and add-on sound card, please include the make of the card.

    Additionally, pls verify that that the speaker is plug to the green jack of the PC, volume level is up and not muted.

    To confirm if the speakers are really good, power it up and touch with your finger the tip of the green plug, there should be a bit of humming sound.

    If still a no go, pls post back as requested. Good luck and kind regards.

    Good luck and kind regards.



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Go to control panel. double click on sound device.check it out.

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Hi again,

Looks like you have a Dell OptiPlex SX260 with a SoundMAX integrated audio. If yes, you may need to uninstall all the devices in the Sound, video and game controllers of your Device Manager. You would need to go this webpage and download the driver, its filename is R49606.EXE. Click on the downloaded file to install. You may need to reboot the PC. Thereafter, try to see if you have sound in your speakers. If not, verify that indeed the drivers were installed by going again to your Device manager and that no item/devices have a yellow or red mark before it. Likewise, you may need to check if your audio/sound devices are "enabled" in your CMOS/BIOS.

Pls post back results (or devices listed in your Device manager) if still a no go.


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    Louie Role Feb 04, 2008

    Hi again,

    Glad to be of assistance and appreciate the rating.



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