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I'm pretty sure my sound card is not working, I plugged in headphones to the jack and cannot hear anything when a music file is played with i tunes. It was working until 3 or 4 days ago. Is there a way to check? I really don't even know what type of card I have. I have checked the volume levels, mute options etc. all to no avail. Any feedback would be appreciated. Thanks, David

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Check the device manager listing and see if the sound card is listed under Sound, video , game controllers. If it shows a Yellow Exclamation point, it means there is a driver or resource conflict. If a Red indicator show, it means it has been disabled somehow. Also make sure the headphones are tested on another PC with working sound. This will verify the heradphones are still good.

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