My speakers are not working
If no sound is coming from the computer, start troubleshooting your
problem. Make sure both your computer and speakers are plugged in, have
power, and are turned on. If the speakers are plugged in but do not
appear to have any power, plug them into a different outlet. If you are
using a power strip and this is case, replace the power strip. Some
speakers are self powered and use a USB cable to supply power. Make
sure that the USB cable of your speakers is connected securely to the
USB port of your computer.
Once you have verified that you have power to your speakers, test the
sound again. If you still do not have any sound, make sure the cable
connecting the speakers to the computer (known as a 1/8" TRS cable) is
plugged into the green audio output jack on the PC.
Before we move to software, let's try two more hardware fixes. If you
are using self-powered USB speakers, remove the USB cable and plug it
into a different USB port. If you are using outlet powered speakers and
have a working set handy, replace the non-working speakers with the
working pair to test. If you still have nothing, let's move on to
software. But one tip first: (for geeks and beginners)
As it is with any troubleshooting process, the issue can sometimes come
down to the hardware itself. If you have an add-on sound card and none
of the hardware or software fixes helps, you may have to replace the
sound card. If you use on-board sound, it will probably pay to purchase
an inexpensive sound card rather than a new motherboard. If you've been
messing around in the BIOS, you may have disabled your on-board sound
if that's what you're using. If you don't know what BIOS means, you
probably haven't been there and can move on.
Go to your desktop. Click Start > Control Panel > Sounds and
Audio Devices > Volume tab. If everything is grayed out, go to step
8. If the "Mute" box is checked, un-check it. In "Device Volume" make
sure that your volume level is set to a comfortable volume level for
Click the "Sounds" tab. Under "Sound Scheme" check to see if "No
Sounds" is selected. If it is, click "Sound Schemes" and a drop down
list will appear. Select "Windows Default" as the scheme. To test your
sound now, click on a sound listed below the "Program Events" window.
These will be indicated by a small speaker icon located next to them.
Simply left click the sound once, then click the play button. If you
hear sound, congratulations. If not, move on.
Click the "Audio" tab. Under the "Sound Playback" option, make sure
your sound card is selected as the default playback device. Usually,
only one device appears here, unless you have multiple playback devices
If everything is grayed out, you either do not have a playback device
installed or your drivers are corrupted and need to be replaced.
Drivers help hardware and software function together. Try this fix for
reinstalling drivers. Click Start > Right-click "My Computer" >
select "Properties" from the drop-down menu > Click the "Hardware"
tab and then click the "Device Manager" button. Device Manager will
Look for either a red X or a yellow question mark listed under "Sound,
Video, and Game Controllers" If you have a red X, right click the
device with the x and select "Enable" from the pop-up menu. Test your
sound at this point. If you have a yellow question mark, right click
the device, click "Properties" from the pop-up menu, and then click the
"Driver" tab on the window that appears. Now, click the button "Roll
Back Driver" to go back to the previous drivers that were functioning
correctly. Restart your computer at the prompt.
As a last resort, you can uninstall and reinstall the device. Right
click the device and select "Uninstall" from the pop-up menu. Restart
your computer. Windows will automatically detect and install your audio
device upon boot-up. If after doing all of the steps, listed here and
you still cannot hear any sound from your computer speakers, contact a
qualified computer technician.
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Aug 08, 2010 |
Computers & Internet