I was installing a new gfx card (which didnt work). so i put my old gfx back in there and booted it up.. ive lost my sound and mouse sensitivity keeps on resetting back to default.. when i was installing the card.. i pushed the blue heatsink, it has 2 white clip/button things.. i pushed em down and it made link a clicking or button noise.. now i got no sound.. how i fix this problem??
Please check the fan if it touches the assembly. Uninstall the driver at safemode and boot again in normal mode and install the driver again. Else, check or clean your registry using known software tools for this. Good luck.
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ok, you seem to have covered most of the normal trouble shooting procedures.. Now, you say it beeps when you take all the ram sticks out but does nothing when you fit ram. My first impression is that this is a ram issue. Maybe the ram is not compatible with the board or has been damaged. This can also be the case if the board itself is damaged. It could be that the i/o controller chip may have thrown in the towel and fitting ram causes the board to access this chip. No ram means control passes over to the BIOS error routines and the i/o chip is NOT accessed. Or, it could be both..
Try the ram sticks in another PC first.
Static discharge damage is very common, even if you have the anti-static mats etc. I have mats, a wrist strap even my workbench is grounded along with my soldering station etc but I have still damaged boards through static discharge. I have also found that some brands of Ram simply do not work with certain boards so try the ram in another PC first !!
Also, make sure that the ram you are using is correct and that you are NOT mixing different sizes or speeds. Next, make sure that non of the USB ports in the case are connected and that the boards own USB ports are not damaged as a bent pin in a port will always cause issues. Sorry that this may not be much help but as I said before, you are covering all the bases, the beeps without ram are making me lean towards a ram issue though..
yeah i would say just keep trying to find a driver for it thats the problem is that it isnt installed..you could look under device manager and see if it even recognizes it right click my computer go to properties then to hardware and device manager under sound cards or whatever maybe u can get a more specific model number of the sound card good luck
Sounds like you need a new motherboard how old is his computer but, before you start looking for a new board try resetting the main board jumpers maybe that will get it to work and if there are no jumpers remove the battery from the motherboard this does the same thing.
You got two outlooks, a fried motherboard or a fried component. If you have integrated graphics then its probably your motherboard, if you have your own, separate graphics card installed then it could have to do with your graphics card.
Google is your friend. It might not be damaged hardware, just some bug.