I stumbled onto this board and thought maybe someone could help.
We recently had to unhook our computer to move it for recarpeting our house. We now have no sound as it apparently isnt hooked up right speaker wise. Holy **** there are 6 jacks and I cant find my manual. Can you tell me which one to use any any settings you might have available? My kids are dying for their online music and gaming sounds.....
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i am willing to bet you have onboard sound. i mean by this, that you have the sound card integrated onto the motherboard. - sometimes you get crosstalk (also known as attenuation) from one piece of hardware, and it gets broadcast through the speakers.
you can imitate and see this in the outside world by placing a occilating fan next to a television. you will probably get strokes of colour across the screen in time with the fan spinning.
but i digress, maybe a PCI card inside the computer (assuming its a desktop pc) might be loose, what we call socket creep. make sure all the cards are nice and secure onto the motherboard. if you don't know what pc parts are inside your machine, get someone qualified to help. you might static something out otherwise.
Please try to check the sound device status if its working properly thru right click My Computer icon > Properties > Hardware tab > Device Manager > (double click) Sound, Video & Game Controller OR System Device > System Speaker. also, take note of the Troubleshoot tab. If still it doesn't work, I think you have to reinstall the sound driver (from its motherboard software CD if it's built-in type). best regards
Easiest solution is to connect your monitor to another PC, if still nothing, then your monitor is toast.
If you are getting no display at all, and you tried a PCI video card and the onboard, most likely it is your monitor.
This is going to sound really dumb, but just incase, check to make sure both cables are snug in the monitor, I get calls daily at work with people telling me their monitor has died, only to find out that the power cord in the rear or the monitor is not completely snug.