When I turn my computer on and my speakers, they don't work. I've never changed my speakers before and i've had this computer since 2005. I'm not sure if the speakers are the problem, or if it's the computer, because if I put in speaker buds, they don't work either. How can I fix this?
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Re: my speakers have stopped working.
Make sure that your sound is not muted. There should be a little speaker icon in the bottom right corner of the screen. If it has a red line through it, it may be muted. Double click it to bring up the properties and unmute it.
If it is not muted, I would suggest reinstalling the sound drivers. The steps to do this will differ based on the model of your computer. For the most part though, you can find this info on e-machines support site.
If that still does not work, I would guess it would be your sound card or onboard sound depending on your machine.
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Try these guys at: http://www.generalsystemsconsulting.com They can provide phone support for $25.00 that you will pay through PayPal. You only pay if the problem is solved. Speakers don't work for one of the following reasons: 1) You don't have it plugged into the Light Green colored port in the computer, 2) You have the volume muted, 3) The Audio Driver is corrupt or missing, 4) The Codec is missing
I thought the front was for a microphone and headset. I don't think those are speaker jacks. Look closely at the icon that is next to the pink and green on the front, does it show the icon of a microphone and headset?
Normally the speaker jack will show and arrow going out which means sound going out. If you look at the speaker port in the back of the computer it is normally the light green port. Notice the icon on it. Does the icon on the front look the same as the one on the back? Is the color on the front the same as the one on the back? I think you're plugging into the wrong port.
Make sure you have the volume up in your Audio/Sound properties and make sure you don't have the speakers on mute. Also make sure you turn the speakers on and turn the volume up on them.
1. Check the Audio icon on the task bar if muted. If yes Unmute
Go to start > control panel > sound. and make sure that nothing is muted.
2. Sound Diagnosis
refer this photo
3. Re install the audio drivers.
4. If steps 1-3 don't work, then take your speaker to your friend's computer and see if it works there?
if yes then something is wrong in your computer system,
if no, then something is wrong in those devices.
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From your speaker the 3.5mm jack should be plugged at back of I/O ports LINE OUT.
Check the following: -Speakers plugged in and turned on? -Volume turned up on the speakers? -Double click the little speaker icon in the lower right corner of the screen and make sure that none of the items listed there are muted, and that the volume sliders are turned up. -Try playing audio in a different application, it could be a problem with the specific application you're using -Make sure you've got the speaker plugged into the correct connector on the PC. Match the colors on the cables to the colors on the connectors on the PC. If the colors don't match, for stereo speakers, usually the green connector is speakers. -Try plugging your speakers into another device (such as an IPod or CD player) and see if you're able to get sound.
Make sure that your computer
and speakers are plugged in, have power and are turned on. If the
speakers are plugged in but don't appear to have any power, plug them
into a different outlet. 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.
Retest the sound. If you still
don't have any sound, make sure the cable connecting the speakers to the
computer (known as a 1/8-inch TRS cable) is plugged into the green
audio output jack on the PC.
If you're using self-powered USB
speakers, remove the USB cable and plug it into a different USB port.
If you're using outlet-powered speakers and have a working set handy,
replace the suspected non-working speakers with the working pair to
Navigate to the Microsoft Fix It
automatically detect and fix sound playback or hardware problems. If
that doesn't work, proceed with the next step.
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.
Check the system BIOS to determine whether you have inadvertently
disabled your on-board sound.
Navigate to the "Start" menu and
select the "Control Panel" and "Sounds and Audio Devices." Then click
the "Volume" tab. If everything is grayed out, proceed to Step 7. If the
"Mute" box is checked, uncheck it. In "Device Volume," make sure that
your volume level is set to a comfortable volume level for your
Click the "Sounds" tab. Under
"Sound Scheme," determine whether "No Sounds" is selected. If it is,
click "Sound Schemes." 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. The sounds will be indicated by a
small "Speaker" icon located next to them. Left-click the sound once,
then click the "Play" button. If you still don't hear sound, proceed
with the next step.
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 installed.
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. Fix this by reinstalling the appropriate drivers. Do
this by navigating to the "Start" menu and right-clicking "Computer."
Then select "Properties" from the drop-down menu. Click the "Hardware"
tab and then click the "Device Manager" button. The Device Manager will
Look for either a red X or a
yellow question mark listed under "Sound, Video, and Game Controllers."
If a red X appears, right-click the device with the X and select
"Enable" from the pop-up menu. Test your sound at this point. If a
yellow question mark appears, right-click the device, click "Properties"
from the pop-up menu, and then click the "Driver" tab on the window
that appears. Next, click the "Roll Back Driver" button to roll back to
the previous drivers that were functioning correctly. Restart your
computer when prompted.
As a last resort, you can
uninstall and reinstall the device. To do this, 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 you still don't hear any sound from your computer speakers,
contact a qualified computer technician.
What error message do you get when you try to change the audio options? I assume you are getting an error message because You're noting that the computer won't allow you to change the options.
1) reboot, which I'm sure you have done.
2) answer my question and write back.