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NO audio volume control at all

My speakers or volume won't work for some reason.They tell me something about i need a audio sound card for my speakers to work and get sound.So i need to know how to go about get my speakers to work.The control panel won't let me turn the sound up at all.Can you help me?I'm trying to download some type of system to get sound on my computer.I have a dell with window XP.

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  • thomas26edwa Jul 13, 2008

    "wow",that was fast and helpful for me.thank you, and i hope the info works for me;(god bless you).

  • Anonymous Jan 01, 2009

    my speakers do not have sound

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If the driver is installed and still it is not working reinstall the driver 

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Hello.
There are two kind of sound devices that can be inside a pc:
- Integrated on board ( in your motherboard).
- Sound card ( a card that is plugged in one of the motherboard slots).
If you have any installed, you will need to install a software called " Sound driver " for that specific device, in order to make it work.
you can find the software in one of the CDs you get usually with the computer when you buy it.
If you don't have that CD, to find that driver you need to know the kind, model and manufacturer of that device, if you have the integrated one, you should visit the motherboard manufacturer website.
For the card go to the card manufacturer website or do a google search, there are sites where you can get the drivers(the last applies for the motherboard too.)

Hope this help you.

Posted on Jul 13, 2008

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(appropriate speakers) also audio you will find 3 drop down lists make sure you have the selected correct speaker settings there

click start control panel sounds and audio devices select advanced there might be a tick in the mute box untick it

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sure the connection is good with no dust as dust causes static electricity


clean your computer of dust using a fine air blower from a compressor making VERY sure that there is

no MOISTURE in the air line or use a can of compressed air specifically around the sound card and the CPU central processing unit

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have you tried this control panel sounds and audio,volume,advanced,speakers select the appropriate speakers from the drop down list or navigate to the device manager scroll to system devices + to expand,system speaker right click properties then select use this device (enable)
try cleaning your computer of dust using a fine air blower from a compressor making VERY sure that there is no MOISTURE in the air line specifically around the sound card and the CPU central processing unit dust causes static to build up in a computer
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