Question about Dell Inspiron 700M Notebook
My laptop gives no sound at all. i tried reinstalling drivers - no difference. the sound card is sigmatel c major. any idea wat more i can do to fix up this?
This is what I posted on Yahoo answers in reply to this problem a few months ago
It may be that the speaker wires themselves are cut. The 700m's have a problem with the hinge for the monitor cutting the wires to the speakers due to their placement. You can check out this link:
That details the problems, along with pictures and a nice guide on how to fix it. It's easy to check... if you look at the top of the keyboard, you see the Dell logo, and just to the left of that is a place for a small flathead screwdriver. Pry that up (carefully, and it must be done with the screen completely opened so it is 180 degrees). The wires are tiny black and white, 4 of them, in the right hand hinge. If they are cut that's your problem.
If you call Dell they will tell you that you have to buy a whole LCD kit (~$500) because that's the only way you can get the speakers. But you can usually find them on Ebay (I did) for about $25-30 used. Check out that link for how to do it.
As far as the power, I would check first that the battery is fully and properly seated, otherwise wouldn't know what to tell you there.
Posted on Jul 01, 2008
Better to reinstall windows.Otherwise u take from nearest service center.
Posted on Mar 10, 2008
Tilting the screen to a different angle worked for me.
Posted on Oct 20, 2008
I had the same problem but this was thankfully taken care of Dell under my 4yr Warranty.
Solution #1 is right on...the speaker wires were cut by the hinge.
As mikec2222 indicates, Dell actually replaced the LCD screen to fix the problem since they come as one unit (bad bad design choice!).
Hope those of you having the problem are able to implent the fix suggested in the link by mikec2222.
Posted on Oct 14, 2008
It is probably the speaker wires the run under the right hings of the computer. Tons of problems with this but easy to fix with a soldering iron and a steady hand. I couldn't find the replacement part number for the speaker anywhere - Dell claims that you have to replace the entire screen. Surely there is somewhere you can buy the part - I just haven't figured it out yet. There are several sites that give a step by step on how to fix the wires.
Posted on May 03, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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