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Check whether the sound card drivers have been installed properly. To check the same go to device manager and check the sound card status.
Go to sound properties and check whether the Mute box has been checked. Also check whether you have connected the headphone cables properly.

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1. Go to Start, then Control Panel, then Sound.

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Please feel free to comment on my solution, and rate me as to how I helped you. Thank you and good luck!

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