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Sound Quit Working on Dell Inspiron 5160

I was listening to my headset when my sound started crackling, almost like when your head phones go out. So i unplugged it think that my headphones were no good, my sound worked fine on my speakers for awhile but when i shut it down and turned it back on later the sound no longer works. What can I Do?

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  • BigV3 Jun 01, 2008

    I put a cd in my PC but there is no playback sound just low cracking noise.

  • wcc6669 Jul 26, 2008

    no sound ,cannot find drivers for it none are showing up

  • Anonymous Oct 15, 2008

    Audio went out after external device was plugged in. No sound...

  • benbaldwin79 Jan 24, 2009

    no sound

  • Anonymous Feb 20, 2009

    I was listening to music and one speaker went out, then came back. The music played okay for a little longer then I heard a crackling noise and then nothing. The drivers are all installed and are working properly according to windows. Will an external sound card restore sound to my computer?

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Log on to support.dell .com
click on drivers and download
put in your service tag and you will get list of drivers
download latest audio driver
uninstall previous driver from device manager
restart the system and then install downloaded drivers
or else provide me the servica tag on your system its at the bottom panel, you just have to put your laptop upside down
i'll send you a link for audio driver compatable with your system
or else if you are in UNITED STATES call 1-800-624-9896 Toll Free

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