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My laptop's volume is not working when i check its status it says it is operating correctly. the volume meter shows sound is being produced but i hear nothing

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My Gateway laptop volume control on the case has a mute option when you push on it, if thats not the issue you may want to consider removing the audio drivers and reinstalling them.

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My sound wont work on my emachine


There are a few simple things to check first:

  • Make sure your computer has a sound card.

    You must be logged on as an administrator to perform these steps.

    1. Open Device Manager by clicking the Start button 4f6cbd09-148c-4dd8-b1f2-48f232a2fd33.png, clicking Control Panel, clicking System and Maintenance, and then clicking Device Manager. 18abb370-ac1e-4b6b-b663-e028a75bf05b.png If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

    2. Expand the Sound, video and game controllers category. If a sound card is listed, you have one installed. If no sound card is listed, You will need to install one. See Install or remove a sound card.
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      If you think you have a sound card installed but you don't see it under the Sound, video and game controllers category, expand the Other devices category and check any devices listed there.

    3. If there is a yellow question mark next to the name of the sound card, there might be a problem. Right-click the name of the sound card, and then click Properties.

    4. Click the General tab, and then look in the Device status box to identify problems with the sound card.

  • Make sure your speakers are plugged into a working power source and turned on.

  • Make sure your speakers are correctly connected to the computer.

    On your speakers, find the cable that plugs into your computer. Make sure that the speaker cable is plugged into the speakers and the correct jack on the computer. For example, if the cable is a 1/8 inch cable, there should be a round jack for it on the back of the computer. If it is a universal serial bus (USB) cable, it will plug into any USB port on your computer.

  • Make sure that the speaker volume is not muted or turned down too low.

    1. Open Volume Control by clicking the Start button 4f6cbd09-148c-4dd8-b1f2-48f232a2fd33.png, clicking Control Panel, clicking Hardware and Sound, and then, under Audio Devices and Sound, clicking Adjust system volume.

    2. Under Main Volume, move the slider up or down to raise or lower the volume.

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    Some mobile PCs have an external volume control on the outside of the case. If you're using a mobile PC, check the external volume control.

  • Make sure your headphones are not plugged into the line out (headphone) jack of your sound card or computer (unless you want to be listening with headphones rather than speakers). When you plug in headphones, most computers automatically cut the sound to the speakers.

  • If you need more help post back!
    Thumbs and testimonial are welcome!

Mar 14, 2011 | eMachines Desktop / AMD Athlon Processor /...

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No sound


Here are some things to check:

  • If you have external speakers, make sure that they're plugged into a working power source and that they're turned on.

  • Make sure your speakers are correctly connected to the computer.

    On your speakers, make sure that the cable that plugs into your computer is plugged into both the speakers and the correct jack on your computer (the jack that goes to your sound card). Most sound cards have at least three jacks. Plug the speaker cable into the line-out jack. This jack often has a symbol showing an arrow pointing away from the jack. If the jacks aren't labeled, check the information that came with your computer to see what each jack does.

    ?id=8440e487-7ae3-427b-a9b7-c861a5521758Most sound cards have at least one line-out jack to connect speakers and a line-in jack to connect an audio input device.

  • Make sure the speaker volume isn't turned down too low or muted. This is particularly important for laptops, which often have small speakers that can be hard to hear.

    1. Click to open Volume.

    2. Move the slider up to increase the volume.

      Make sure the Mute button is not turned on. If the button looks like this: ?id=6b62e2ae-431c-4fb5-8905-aaaea5b445a4, muting is turned off. If the button looks like this:?id=0f47efa2-ffcc-466d-a723-bd0ce4640578 , click it to turn off muting.
      Note

      • Some laptops have an external volume control on the outside of the case. If you're using a laptop, check the external volume control to make sure it's not turned all the way down.

  • Make sure your headphones aren't plugged into the line-out (headphone) jack of your sound card or computer (unless you want to listen with headphones rather than speakers). When you plug in headphones, most computers automatically cut the sound to the speakers.

  • If your computer is supposed to have a sound card, make sure that the sound card is installed and that it's working properly.

    You must be logged on as an administrator to perform these steps.
    To make sure that your computer has a sound card

    1. Click to open Device Manager.‌ ?id=18abb370-ac1e-4b6b-b663-e028a75bf05b If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

    2. Double-click Sound, video and game controllers to expand that category. If a sound card is listed, you have one installed. If no sound card is listed, check the information that came with your computer to see if there's supposed to be a sound card installed. If there should be a sound card installed, you'll need to install one. See Install or remove a sound card.
      Note

      • If you think you have a sound card installed but you don't see it under Sound, video and game controllers, double-click Other devices to check for any audio devices listed there.

    To make sure that your sound card is working properly

      If there's a yellow question mark next to the name of the sound card, there might be a problem.

    1. Click to open Device Manager.‌ ?id=18abb370-ac1e-4b6b-b663-e028a75bf05b If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

    2. Double-click Sound, video and game controllers to expand that category, right-click the name of the sound card, and then click Properties.

    3. Click the General tab, and then check the Device status box to identify problems with the sound card.

      If there's a problem, you might need a new driver for your sound card. For more information, see Update a driver for hardware that isn't working properly.

If these actions don't solve the problem, there might be a problem with the hardware for your sound card, although in most cases sound problems are caused by missing or out-of-date drivers, or a problem with your speakers. If you suspect you have a hardware problem, contact the manufacturer of your computer or sound card.

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No sound my system


If there is no sound coming from your computer try these "simple" but common solutions first.

1. Make sure the power cord is plugged into an outlet and the speakers are turned on.
*Make sure your speakers are correctly connected to the computer.
*Make sure that the speaker cable is plugged into the speakers and the correct jack on the computer.
2. Make sure your computer has a sound card and that it is enabled and working properly:
To open Device Manger...
*Start
*Control Panel
*System and Maintenance
*Device Manager
*Expand the Sound, video and game controllers category.
If a sound card is listed, you have one installed.
*Check the status of the driver and update if necessary.
3. Make sure that the speaker volume is not muted or turned down too low.
To open Volume Control...
*Click the Start button ,
*Click Control Panel
*Click Hardware and Sound
*Under Audio Devices and Sound, click Adjust system volume.
*Under Main Volume, move the slider up or down to raise or lower the volume.
If you still have no sound after checking the solutions above, you more than likely have a bad sound card.


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Please....my emachines d725's microphone isn't working..help please!


After downloading every possible driver and tweaking every possible adjustment I have come to this conclusion: There is NO built-in microphone on the eMachines D725! Oh, the Device Manager will show it, all right but I assure you, there is no built-in device that can pick up sound on that laptop model. You'd think that a laptop, albeit a budget on, with a built-in webcam should also have an accompanying built-in mic for messaging and calls, but it doesn't. The mic may have fallen by the wayside during the cost-cutting sessions, along with the 3rd and 4th USB ports. Your only options are to connect an external microphone or to trade the D725 for a real laptop.

Mar 01, 2010 | PC Desktops

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There is no sound on my computer


1. Open Device Manager by clicking the Start button , clicking Control Panel, clicking System and Maintenance, and then clicking Device Manager.‌ If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
2. Expand the Sound, video and game controllers category. If a sound card is listed, you have one installed. If no sound card is listed, You will need to install one.

3. Right-click the name of the sound card, and then click Properties.
4. Click the General tab, and then look in the Device status box to identify problems with the sound card.
• Make sure your speakers are plugged into a working power source and turned on.
• Make sure your speakers are correctly connected to the computer.
On your speakers, find the cable that plugs into your computer. Make sure that the speaker cable is plugged into the speakers and the correct jack on the computer.
• Make sure that the speaker volume is not muted or turned down too low.



1. Open Volume Control by clicking the Start button , clicking Control Panel, clicking Hardware and Sound, and then, under Audio Devices and Sound, clicking Adjust system volume.
2. Under Main Volume, move the slider up or down to raise or lower the volume.
NoteSome mobile PCs have an external volume control on the outside of the case. If you're using a mobile PC, check the external volume control. • Make sure your headphones are not plugged into the line out (headphone) jack of your sound card or computer (unless you want to be listening with headphones rather than speakers). When you plug in headphones, most computers automatically cut the sound to the speakers.

thank you

Dec 23, 2008 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

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I ahve a Lenovo 300 N100 31g LAPTOP, and have recently replaced the hard drive (old one beyond repair) At the same tme I decided Winxp was gonna be installed, which was no problem and is running ok -...


i suppose that nothing is muted in windows xp anywhere ? all sliders in the volume control is set to max ? check what sliders are displayed in the volume control, referring specifically to "wave" as most sound is sent through there..


then also remember you have hardware volume control on the laptop ( either a manual volume control dail or buttons or by pressing the "fn" key and the V+ V- keys... they are marked blue on some of the keys

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No sound on my toshiba satellite laptop


Have you done re-installation of window?

Do you have the motherboard Cd with you? Since audio driver can be easily install from there.

Otherwise google for the audio driver for your Laptop and select the appropriate one.

Let me know if bit more detail if you need further assistance.

Ellin

Oct 14, 2008 | PC Desktops

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Yesterday aree home computer speakers just stoped working randomly and can you please help us?


try the following:


1. check the obvious first... is everything plugged in properly?? is the volume up on the speakers?? correct and test... if it did not work.. move to step 2.
2. on the system tray (where the clock is) click once on the speaker icon and check the speaker is nt muted and the volume is high enough for you to hear something... correct and check.. if it did not work.. move to step 3.
3. on the system tray again, right click the speaker icon and open volume control... check master volume and other volumes are up and not muted. correct and check ..if it did not work move to step 4
4. open device manager (start>run>type devmgmt.msc and press enter). check under sound and look for any ! signs next to a device... if you find any !... you have a issue with the driver on that sound device... (the driver makes your devices work with your computer and operating system).. if you do find a ! next to a device in device manager you have possible the following problems/options
a. reinstall the driver: right click on the item and select uninstall, wait for the uninstall to be completed then go to actios and select scan for hardware changes... if done properly your device will try to reinstall the driver by itself... check no ! are showing and test. if it doesnt work. try b.
b. do a windows update (manual update) and look for update drivers for your sound device... check, test and if it doesnt work try c.
c. check the hardware manufacturer of your sound device and look for an updated driver... download and update driver, by first uninstalling the device as explained in step a and then execute the update setup program or manually update the driver using the driver file your may have download from the website, check for no ! in device manager and test..


or

if you suspect there was a recent change on the system as the cause for your issue the easiest and shotgun approach is system restore: you can possibly try to do a system restore to go back to the configuration you had on your system at a previous date. to do this follow the steps:

xp:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/306084
vista:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/tutorial143.html

Oct 05, 2008 | PC Desktops

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The sound is not working on my Toshiba Tecra laptop.


Check if the drivers are installed .goto control panel> audio propertied and check if the drivers are installed and it is not grayed out..if driver is not installed then goto toshiba website ,find your model and you will be able to download the drivers for your laptop..............

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No sound on laptop


when it is just the onboard sound it is AC97 from realtek you need. You can find the download for AC97 on line . just google it and you are done.

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