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Sound I can't get any sound on my notebook. There is an x next to the sound sign.

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  • Anonymous Jun 06, 2008

    i have a problem with sound. i have image but i can't here anyting what i have to do?

  • alecumagic Jun 06, 2008

    i have a problem with sound. i have image very good but no sound.


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The X means the device is not functioning. Open control panel, open System. Click the hardware tab & cick Device Manager. Scroll down to Sound, video and game controller. Click the + sign. Find the red X, right click it once & uninstall it. Re-start the notebook. Go online to your notebook's Mfg's site. Armed with your model number find the latest driver version for your intergrated sound card. Download & install it. Re-start the notebook when finished. If you still get the red X, your sound chip in the notebook is defective.

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