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I don't have sound coming out of my computer. I've checked the wiring, volume controls, and speakers and they all check out okay. My computer is a Dell Dimension 9100. Help!! barbara4818@verizon.net

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Hi,
if you are not getting no sound, from the computer and you have checked all the hardware settings. The problem could be that you are missing drivers for windows sound devices . You can try downloading and installing the drivers from the following link

http://tinyurl.com/269ymxy
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Check your output jack again and make sure its on the green jack
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For Windows XP;
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  4. Adjust volume control
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For Vista:
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  3. Select Speakers then properties
  4. Make sure device is enabled
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What exactly is evrything?

Reinstalled sound drivers?
Checked your speaker cord to make sure it comes into the green hole on the back?
made sure your speaker wires are not broken?
Volum on the speakers?
Control pannel> Sound> Speaker Icon: Are the controls HIGHLIGHTED? If not sound driver is not loaded.
Check Volum MUTE. SOme programs MUTE your volume without a warning.

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