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No sound from laptop

Im using dell 700m & suddenly there are no sound from my laptop speakers & headphones.

FYI,several months ago, i had send my laptop to be repaired to replace the windscreen. And then my screen is back to normal.

After a while,i can't hear a sound sound from laptop speakers & also using a headphones. they had replaced the sound chipset & it still doesn't solve the problem.they reinstall the driver,it remain unchanged. they format the laptop,problem still the same.

Pls give some advice.

nizam

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Sounds like everything has been done that can be, new sound card, drivers, and format. The only thing left is the motherboard. It's rare, but I have seen a few machines that when the sound card went out, especially if the card went out violently by overload, short etc... the traces (circuit paths) in the motherboard, or the seat for the card on the motherboard were damaged. Have them run the traces and check the seat on the motherboard to determine if this is the cause of the problem. If this is the case, unfortunately, motherboard replacement is your only option in order to get the sound to work.

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