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Sound is gone

I am getting no sound at all out of my XPS M140 laptop. If I plug in external speakers, they work great. Remove the external speakers and no sound from the laptops speakers.

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  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2008

    no sound

  • bll2221 Mar 27, 2008

    Wouldn't you know that I didn't renew my warranty! I read on other sites that for speakers or wires to go bad is almost unheard of. Is that true?

  • bll2221 Mar 28, 2008

    Found the solution on another forum - common to Dell Inspiron -when unplugging the external speakers, the plug doesn't disengage properly so the computer thinks there are still external speakers plugged in - ergo the internal speakers are turned off. Solution: put headset or speaker plug in about halfway until you hear sound then jiggle it a bit as pulling it out until you hear sound from the computer. Ir worked and my speakers aren't broken!



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Hi bll2221, it's up to you. You can send it back to Dell & they'll replace your internal spreakers or you can do it your self armed with the correct information / guid. Click the link below.
It could be just a bad wire.

Good Luck & Kind Regards.


Posted on Mar 25, 2008

  • Mike Peluso
    Mike Peluso Mar 27, 2008

    Hello bll2221, just looking at the design of notebooks in general, with speakers mounted on the right edge's even though they are internal. One bump too many could screw up the PC.

  • Mike Peluso
    Mike Peluso Mar 27, 2008

    or front edge.................



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