Dynex soundcard is installed however my pc still has no sound!
Please help...I was told that my sound quit because my sound card was bad. I bought a new Dynex 5.1 Sound Card today and installed according to instructions, restarted the pc and still no sound. I checked the audio deck for volume controls and went to check my control panel however it won't allow me to change volume on that section, it shows the volume slide bar, but won't allow me to move it and it's all the way down. It actually says "No Audio Device" as if I have no speakers, they are connected and are made by Altec Lansing, the blue light is on and you can hear the air in the speakers when I turn them up, but still no sound. Please help me!!
Hopeless and frustrated young mother in Virginia! Thanks!
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Hi Sammantha78, I had a similar problem with my computer and I went and bought new sound card and installed it and I still had no sound. I then went and bought a new set of speakers and now i got sound. I suggest you test another set of speakers on your computer to see if it’s not your Altec Lansing speakers that is not working. Sincerely, Agent Xiong
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Hi there, in order for you to chcek if there is sound car installed in your system. Click on control panel then go to system then click device manager then search for sound devices. if theres none and you see unknown device with exclamation point on it (!) that could be your soundcard. all you need to do there is to install the soundcard driver. you can download the driver at www.lenovo.com if its a thinkpad PC. thanks!
My first thought is to check if the card has become lose from the slot. To check that you will need to open the case safely (make sure to wear an anti-static wrist strap or ground yourself any time you move). Unplug your computer from all of the external devices and power as well.
These directions assume your card is not screwed into the back of the case (in which case either the slot is not getting enough power or the card is bad).
Pull the sound card out and place it in the slot (or, preferably, another open slot of the same type). Push down evenly on the entire card (sometimes you'll need to press on the front and then the back of the card until it is fully seated).
Close the case and plug in your external devices (at least power, mouse, keyboard and speakers) and test if the device is found.
I'm also assuming you have a sound card and not on-board audio. If at some time a sound card was added and the on-board audio was disabled, you may be able to re-enable the on-board audio after removing the sound card drivers. If the reseating of the card doesn't work, I'd try a new sound card.
first check that you are having no problems with your soundcard, go to control panel>system>hardware>device manager and see if there is a yellow exclamtion mark next to the soundcard.. If there is then try updating the drivers for it, or uninstalling it by right clicking it and choose uninstall then reboot the computer, the soundcard will be picked up as new hardware and should be installed again. Before you do this though you need to be sure that you have a pci soundcard actually installed and not an onboard chipset soundcard. If you have an onboard soundcard then it may not be good enough for games to be played. A lot of games require a minimum type of soundcard. Check to see what you have. Go to control panel as explained and write down the model number of your soundcard. Then check the minimum requirements for the game you are trying to play.
Hi, you should have the driver CD for soundcard as it is shipped with the new sound card - if not you must download the driver for the soundcard not for the Chipset of the computer. Look at the soundcard - normal the driver manufacturer and model is shown on the "biggest" chip fixed on the soundcard - donwload the driver as shown on the chip of the soundcard from the manufacturer and install. (ensure you select driver for you operating system)