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I've had my tv for maybe three years. I turned on the tv this afternoon, and I have picture but no sound. Can this be fixed?

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Certainly. The only question is how hard it would be to fix it and how much it would cost. First, if you are on a cable service, try another set to make sure it isn't a cable company problem. Next, ask if anybody has tried changing sound options. Maybe somebody set it to run the sound through an external sound system with internal speakers off. Another possibility, if you intentionally set the TV sound to go to an external amplifier, is a pet, small child or person cleaning behind the set has yanked the sound cable, or the external amplifier is not working as intended.

If you've checked all of these, tried an external sound system (a "boom box" with an auxiliary input will do), and you can see the volume indicator bar go up and down without hearing anything, then you have a problem with the sound demodulator inside the set. If it works with an external sound system but not the internal speakers, the problem is in the internal amplifiers. A work-around until you can get it fixed is to use the closed caption system.

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