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I can not hear sound from my computer

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    i do not have a sound driver

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Ok..i'm assuming you have external speakers, right?

look in back, and see that the speaker connection(usually green) is in fact in the green slot

then, open up control panel(start/control panel/sounds)

and see if there are any mutes enabled.

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No sound systemax with dell hardrive


Got speakers?

(Got milk? Envision Megan Fox asking)

"no speeker in the desktop box in the right eather."

How are you going to hear sounds with no speakers?

Speaker on the inside of the computer, would have been for hearing BIOS Beep Codes.
The computers way of telling you something is wrong, and an area to look into for it.

Moving on.......

I need the model number of the Systemax desktop computer.
Should be on the back next to the Windows product key, or up on the side of the computer tower.

Post back in a Comment.

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joecoolvette

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Can't hear them on skype,they hear me very well


I assume you are using headphone for skype, but this test will work for speakers too. Open windows media player and try to play one of the pre-loaded songs. If you cant hear it check your computers volume controls (double click the speaker looking thing by the time clock, or access through control panel). Also check to make sure that the computer is not feeding the sound out through the digital output. This can be found by checking in control panel in the same place as your volume is. If it is feeding out to digital, change it to the analog output. Once you have sound with media player, you should have sound with Skype.
Hope this helps

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No sound on dell dimension 4700c


There can be more than one reason, why the computer can't play any sounds. These are discussed below:

If you have a desktop computer, it may or may not have a separate sound card. But in case of laptops, the sound card is integrated into the motherboard and cannot be removed, so some of the solutions may not apply to laptops. Also, new laptops come with built-in speakers, so the external speakers and cabling problems may not apply here, unless you use external speakers or headphones.

So, where do you start, when you can’t hear any sounds from your computer?

Before we start with the solutions, did you try the simplest solution first? Rebooting or restarting the computer is the simplest solution and should be tried first. If you didn’t already reboot, try it now. The sounds may just work after a reboot.

Can you hear the Windows startup sounds from the computer? If you can hear the Windows startup sounds, the sound card is working fine. If you can’t hear any startup sounds, enable the System Sounds in the Control Panel, if they are disabled. If you aren’t able to enable the system sounds and they are grayed out, you may need to install the sound driver.

Are you trying to play an audio CD, and not getting any sound? If you can hear the System Sounds, but can’t hear anything from the audio CD, even though your audio player software tells that it’s playing the disc, the problem is most likely with the digital cable that goes from the CD/DVD driver to the sound card (or to the motherboard).


One side of this cable goes into the back of the CD/DVD drive and the other goes into the sound card or on to the motherboard (in case of motherboards with built-in sound).

Are the speakers connected to the proper sound port / jack, at the back of the computer? Are they powered ON? External speakers generally have a separate power adapter, which plugs into the wall socket or any other power source. Is the speaker volume control, set to a comfortable level? If not, turn it to the middle position.

If in doubt, test your speakers by connecting them to another sound device like CD/DVD player or a radio/tape player, or any sound source. If you can hear sounds from the speakers, they are fine.

Check that the speaker pin is connected to the green jack on the back of the computer. Also, check that the sound (check speaker icon in the system tray) isn’t muted. Such a simple thing, which can happen accidentally, can confuse some people when they can’t hear sounds from their computers. This can get overlooked because the speaker icon may be lost between many other icons. Click it and un-mute the sound, if it’s muted.

Note: If you can’t see the speaker icon in the system tray, you may need to enable it from the Control Panel. From the Control Panel, double-click “Sound and Audio Devices” and check the box that says “Place volume icon in the taskbar” and click OK.

Try plugging in a pair of headphones in place of the speakers, to check whether you can hear anything. Play a song or music CD or any sound file, which you may have on the computer. If you don’t have one handy, you can run a command to test your sound:

Click the Start button, and then click Run (or Search, in Windows 7 / Vista). Type the following command and then press the Enter key: dxdiag

Click on the ‘Sound’ tab to see the details of your sound card. You can also test your sound card from this tab. Note the name of the sound card and the manufacturer, on a piece of paper.

If you can’t see the name of the sound driver, or aren’t able to hear the sound by using the ‘Test DirectSound’ button, or you get an error, the problem may be with the sound driver. If the sound worked sometime ago and now it isn’t working for some reason, the simplest solution for re-installing the sound driver is to do a System Restore. Restore the system to a date that you know, when your sound worked. Check out the following links for a short tutorial on System Restore

Note: Current documents, files and e-mail are not affected by System Restore. If you get an error like “Restoration Incomplete. Your computer cannot be restored“, undo the last action by selecting “Undo my last restoration”.

Here’s a youtube video on how to restore a system with System Restore: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mU5yqvye57E

Here are step-by-step tutorials on System Restore:

For Windows XP:

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows/using-system-restore-in-xp/

http://www.5starsupport.com/faq/xp-system-restore.htm

For Windows 7 or Vista:

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/using-windows-vista-system-restore/

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/76905-system-restore-how.html

For more information about System Restore, visit the following links:

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/helpandsupport/learnmore/systemrestore.mspx

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/306084http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/System_Restore

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/System-Restore-frequently-asked-questions

If System Restore didn’t help or you get a message that System Restore couldn’t be completed, try the following:

Start the Device Manager (Start -> Run -> devmgmt.msc and hit the Enter key). In Device Manager, Click the + sign next to “Sound, video and game controllers”. See that the sound driver that you noted from dxdiag above, is listed.

Doube-click this sound driver. Device Manager should give a status message that the driver is working fine. If the driver isn’t there or if it shows a yellow exclamation mark, shows under other devices, or gives any other kind of status message, reinstall the driver. In any case, it doesn’t harm to uninstall and reinstall the driver.

From this sound driver properties page, you may also click the Troubleshoot button, to open the Sound Troubleshooter in the Windows Help and Support Center.



You can also visit the following link about tips for fixing common sound problems:

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Tips-for-fixing-common-sound-problems

Hope that helps,
Regards,
Raspal

For Windows XP Driver Files and How-to Resources, visit XPDrivers.

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Sound is static-y. I switched with speakers that work, but sound is still static. You can hear a little bit, but at near max volume. I have tried to uninstall and reinstall Realtek sound driver. Updated...


donkandrun

In regards to the sound that you are hearing it is most likely one of 2 things, ether a ground loop or bus noise. This will take testing on your part to see where the issue is.

First we will cover the most likely which is a ground loop. I included a link below that covers it in more detail if you would like to read it. For the most part you have a device that is connected to you computer grounding out through the computer. Which is fine and happens all the tiime with electronics. The reason why you hear the sound is the path to ground is going through the sound card causing an induction on the sound card causing the sound you hear. So the easy way to find out for sure is unplug all devices from the computer except for your monitor and speakers. If the sound goes away then most like this is what your issue was.

To fix it you will need a ground loop isolator for that device. What this does is reroute the ground signal so it does not ground through your computer/audio equipment. Note this is the same thing that can happen with your home recevier too.

Ground Loop
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ground_loop_(electricity)

The other issue witch is remote is that you have bus noise. It is kinda of the same effect but a totally different cause. Sometimes if you get to much data traveling on a data bus circuit it will cause the same induction causing the noise. However since you have a Dell it is remote that this is the issue unless you added a card internally to the computer and/or added a hefty USB device to the system. The devices may have not been tested with this system. On the other side this might me an issue with the motherboard as well. So it would not hurt to call Dell support if it is not a ground loop issue.

Hope this helps

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You may experience any of the following symptoms on your Windows XP-based computer:
  • You do not hear sound from the computer's speakers or headphones.
  • A sound seems to be played, but you do not hear anything.
  • A sound is played, but it stops suddenly.
  • The sound skips or misses in some areas.
  • The sound is distorted or scratchy.
  • The computer stops responding when a sound is played.
  • The computer restarts when a sound is played.
  • You receive an error message when you try to play sound. Error messages could include the following:

Solution: here---> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307918

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