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Soundcard I didn't realize that my power strip was off. I switched it to on and my external speakers were plugged in. I heard a strange sound and my sound from my T43 hasn't been working since. 1. How can I isolate the problem to the sound card? 2. How can I replace the sound card?

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Sounds like a blown amplifier to me..

sound card is embedded on mother board on this systems..

under warranty, by chance?

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You need to install the drivers for your soundcard. Try to find out what model of soundcard do you have and what version of Windows and try to search for the specific driver on the internet.
You can try these websites:
http://www.driverguide.com/
http://www.soft32.com/c/Windows/Drivers/2-52.html
Here's a tutorial on how to install a driver: http://www.totallydrivers.com/resources/directions_installation.asp
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-Are the speakers plugged into the sound card and not the MODEM?
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-Is the power converter for the speakers plugged into a wall outlet or surge protector?
-Is the power converter plugged into the speakers?
-Try other speakers or a head phone?

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