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Please help with computer sound problems

Wen i do an audio manage speaker test I can hear sound from speakers. When I am online or even on Windows Media Player I can't hear ANYTHING!!! I don't have a user guide to this computer and I just can't figure it out. I'm not the best at computers and this is driving me nuts!! Please help. I have and Acer Aspire T180. (AST180-UA381B)

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  • limi63 Aug 19, 2008

    same exact problem and i dont have sounds and devices icon

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Click Here for Acer Support. If you have installed Vista SP1 you will need to install a patch for your audio driver.

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I reformatted my pc..and wen i turned it on.. i've got no audio..pls help.. thanx..


if your computer came with a motherboard disc the sound drivers could be on it
you might have to uninstall then restart your computer then reinstall both the sound drivers and the sound card make sure you have both of these devices backed up to a disc before uninstalling
a yellow? question mark means you need to install/update driver to do this
right click to install driver also
click start control panel administrive tools computer management device manager scroll to sound,video and game controllers you might see a yellow question mark? Right click to reinstall drivers
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click start control panel sounds and audio devices you can adjust the volume there also select speaker volume you can change your settings there you can also tick in the box place icon in taskbar
if his does not fix the problem

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) also you might check
the speakers plug/outlet is usually at the back of the computer you will have to open up the computer to check the lead attached to the rear of the input plug make sure the connection is good
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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Speaker wires are pluged in on my dell inspiron 530 but not working help


    • 1 Make sure that your computer and speakers are plugged in, have power and are turned on. If the speakers are plugged in but don't appear to have any power, plug them into a different outlet. Some speakers are self powered and use a USB cable to supply power. Make sure that the USB cable of your speakers is connected securely to the USB port of your computer.
    • 2 Retest the sound. If you still don't have any sound, make sure the cable connecting the speakers to the computer (known as a 1/8-inch TRS cable) is plugged into the green audio output jack on the PC.
    • 3 If you're using self-powered USB speakers, remove the USB cable and plug it into a different USB port. If you're using outlet-powered speakers and have a working set handy, replace the suspected non-working speakers with the working pair to test.
    • 4 Navigate to the Microsoft Fix It troubleshooter (windows.Microsoft.com/en-US/windows/help/no-sound-in-windows) to automatically detect and fix sound playback or hardware problems. If that doesn't work, proceed with the next step.
    • 5 If you have an add-on sound card and none of the hardware or software fixes helps, you may have to replace the sound card. If you use on-board sound, it will probably pay to purchase an inexpensive sound card rather than a new motherboard. Check the system BIOS to determine whether you have inadvertently disabled your on-board sound.
    • 6 Navigate to the "Start" menu and select the "Control Panel" and "Sounds and Audio Devices." Then click the "Volume" tab. If everything is grayed out, proceed to Step 7. If the "Mute" box is checked, uncheck it. In "Device Volume," make sure that your volume level is set to a comfortable volume level for your speakers.
    • 7 Click the "Sounds" tab. Under "Sound Scheme," determine whether "No Sounds" is selected. If it is, click "Sound Schemes." A drop-down list will appear. Select "Windows Default" as the scheme. To test your sound now, click on a sound listed below the "Program Events" window. The sounds will be indicated by a small "Speaker" icon located next to them. Left-click the sound once, then click the "Play" button. If you still don't hear sound, proceed with the next step.
    • 8 Click the "Audio" tab. Under the "Sound Playback" option, make sure your sound card is selected as the default playback device. Usually, only one device appears here, unless you have multiple playback devices installed.
    • 9 If everything is grayed out, you either do not have a playback device installed or your drivers are corrupted and need to be replaced. Drivers help hardware and software function together. Fix this by reinstalling the appropriate drivers. Do this by navigating to the "Start" menu and right-clicking "Computer." Then select "Properties" from the drop-down menu. Click the "Hardware" tab and then click the "Device Manager" button. The Device Manager will open.
    • 10 Look for either a red X or a yellow question mark listed under "Sound, Video, and Game Controllers." If a red X appears, right-click the device with the X and select "Enable" from the pop-up menu. Test your sound at this point. If a yellow question mark appears, right-click the device, click "Properties" from the pop-up menu, and then click the "Driver" tab on the window that appears. Next, click the "Roll Back Driver" button to roll back to the previous drivers that were functioning correctly. Restart your computer when prompted.
    • 11 As a last resort, you can uninstall and reinstall the device. To do this, right-click the device and select "Uninstall" from the pop-up menu. Restart your computer. Windows will automatically detect and install your audio device upon boot-up. If you still don't hear any sound from your computer speakers, contact a qualified computer technician.

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My laptop's audio has stopped working, and the audio area says that the speaker is working and the sound is on, but nothing plays, not even the test tone. I think it is a driver issue. The speakers are...


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you might have to uninstall then reinstall either the driver or the sound devices
control panel sounds and audio,volume,advanced,speakers select appropriate speakers or audio you will find 3 drop down lists make the necessary adjustments there or control panel,administrive tools,computer management,device manager,sound,could be a yellow question mark? right click to re-install drivers or right click select properties to either troubleshoot,uninstall,rollback driver
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I have a pavillion d5000t and logitec x530 speakers and cannot seem to find the right combination to plug in the speakers - speakers have a black, a green, and an orange plug in and the computer has a...


It should go black to black, green to green, and orange to orange (the color coordinated pattern). I suspect your problem may be in the audio driver or a bad wire or bad sound card/ports.

First try re-configuring your audio (like you did when the computer was new):
If you have an audio card, start the software for that. Start > All Programs > Creative > Creative Sound Console. If you end up in Entertainment mode. Click on the Speakers tab and Autoconfigure the speakers.
If you have the on-board audio, see the Realtek audio in the Device Manager. Start > Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Realtek HD Audio Manager. Click on the Speaker Configuration tab and choose your audio set-up.

Check if the Device Manager has a red x or yellow exclamation point for the audio. Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Device Manager. Try updating the driver. (In Windows 7, this works best if Windows Updates is set to automatically install drivers as well as other updates. Look in Windows Updates, the driver may be waiting to be installed.) Then try reconfiguring again after a reboot.

Also check if the speakers are getting power. Note: the configuration step above won't work if the speakers aren't powered and plugged in. Try them on another computer if you can.

I hope this helps.

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No sound on dell dimension 4700c


There can be more than one reason, why the computer can't play any sounds. These are discussed below:

If you have a desktop computer, it may or may not have a separate sound card. But in case of laptops, the sound card is integrated into the motherboard and cannot be removed, so some of the solutions may not apply to laptops. Also, new laptops come with built-in speakers, so the external speakers and cabling problems may not apply here, unless you use external speakers or headphones.

So, where do you start, when you can’t hear any sounds from your computer?

Before we start with the solutions, did you try the simplest solution first? Rebooting or restarting the computer is the simplest solution and should be tried first. If you didn’t already reboot, try it now. The sounds may just work after a reboot.

Can you hear the Windows startup sounds from the computer? If you can hear the Windows startup sounds, the sound card is working fine. If you can’t hear any startup sounds, enable the System Sounds in the Control Panel, if they are disabled. If you aren’t able to enable the system sounds and they are grayed out, you may need to install the sound driver.

Are you trying to play an audio CD, and not getting any sound? If you can hear the System Sounds, but can’t hear anything from the audio CD, even though your audio player software tells that it’s playing the disc, the problem is most likely with the digital cable that goes from the CD/DVD driver to the sound card (or to the motherboard).


One side of this cable goes into the back of the CD/DVD drive and the other goes into the sound card or on to the motherboard (in case of motherboards with built-in sound).

Are the speakers connected to the proper sound port / jack, at the back of the computer? Are they powered ON? External speakers generally have a separate power adapter, which plugs into the wall socket or any other power source. Is the speaker volume control, set to a comfortable level? If not, turn it to the middle position.

If in doubt, test your speakers by connecting them to another sound device like CD/DVD player or a radio/tape player, or any sound source. If you can hear sounds from the speakers, they are fine.

Check that the speaker pin is connected to the green jack on the back of the computer. Also, check that the sound (check speaker icon in the system tray) isn’t muted. Such a simple thing, which can happen accidentally, can confuse some people when they can’t hear sounds from their computers. This can get overlooked because the speaker icon may be lost between many other icons. Click it and un-mute the sound, if it’s muted.

Note: If you can’t see the speaker icon in the system tray, you may need to enable it from the Control Panel. From the Control Panel, double-click “Sound and Audio Devices” and check the box that says “Place volume icon in the taskbar” and click OK.

Try plugging in a pair of headphones in place of the speakers, to check whether you can hear anything. Play a song or music CD or any sound file, which you may have on the computer. If you don’t have one handy, you can run a command to test your sound:

Click the Start button, and then click Run (or Search, in Windows 7 / Vista). Type the following command and then press the Enter key: dxdiag

Click on the ‘Sound’ tab to see the details of your sound card. You can also test your sound card from this tab. Note the name of the sound card and the manufacturer, on a piece of paper.

If you can’t see the name of the sound driver, or aren’t able to hear the sound by using the ‘Test DirectSound’ button, or you get an error, the problem may be with the sound driver. If the sound worked sometime ago and now it isn’t working for some reason, the simplest solution for re-installing the sound driver is to do a System Restore. Restore the system to a date that you know, when your sound worked. Check out the following links for a short tutorial on System Restore

Note: Current documents, files and e-mail are not affected by System Restore. If you get an error like “Restoration Incomplete. Your computer cannot be restored“, undo the last action by selecting “Undo my last restoration”.

Here’s a youtube video on how to restore a system with System Restore: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mU5yqvye57E

Here are step-by-step tutorials on System Restore:

For Windows XP:

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows/using-system-restore-in-xp/

http://www.5starsupport.com/faq/xp-system-restore.htm

For Windows 7 or Vista:

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/using-windows-vista-system-restore/

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/76905-system-restore-how.html

For more information about System Restore, visit the following links:

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/helpandsupport/learnmore/systemrestore.mspx

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/306084http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/System_Restore

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/System-Restore-frequently-asked-questions

If System Restore didn’t help or you get a message that System Restore couldn’t be completed, try the following:

Start the Device Manager (Start -> Run -> devmgmt.msc and hit the Enter key). In Device Manager, Click the + sign next to “Sound, video and game controllers”. See that the sound driver that you noted from dxdiag above, is listed.

Doube-click this sound driver. Device Manager should give a status message that the driver is working fine. If the driver isn’t there or if it shows a yellow exclamation mark, shows under other devices, or gives any other kind of status message, reinstall the driver. In any case, it doesn’t harm to uninstall and reinstall the driver.

From this sound driver properties page, you may also click the Troubleshoot button, to open the Sound Troubleshooter in the Windows Help and Support Center.



You can also visit the following link about tips for fixing common sound problems:

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Tips-for-fixing-common-sound-problems

Hope that helps,
Regards,
Raspal

For Windows XP Driver Files and How-to Resources, visit XPDrivers.

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I have just set up my new Acer desktop and there is no sound. I do not have external speakers


Well, the first thing you either neet to get some speakers, or use an ear phone to determine if you are indeed hearing anything. Sometimes I notice my computer would show a red x over the volume indicating that there is a conflict.
I would suggest you try in the following order;
  1. Make sure the speakers cable is plugged into the "GREEN" outlet at the back
  2. Get some external speakers and test the sound
  3. Get some earphones if you cant get speakers
  4. Restart your computer
  5. If same,
  6. if your computer have pci audio card, take it out and reseat it. Make sure your computer is shut down of course.
  7. if it is onboard, you'll need to check and see in device manager if the audio card drivers is showing a problem and update it.
Hope one of the above combination of solutions help.

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Hi I Have a V2 Premier Computer And We Just Recently Got it Fixed But We've Lost our sound. Each time i try and acess our Sound thing It Says no Audio! I Highly doubt our computer is on mute! May I please...


I am guessing "Sound thing" is the volume control in the system tray (lower right corner).

If it is saying "No audio mixer" or "No audio device selected" then either one or two possibilities come to mind.

1. The shop that fixed your computer did not install the sound card properly (or left it out).

2. The sound drivers have not been installed or got corrupted.

To see if it is the first one or the second one, we need to get to Device Manager.
For XP, right click My Computer and select properties and click the hardware tab.
For Vista go to Control panel and click the System icon.

Click the button called Device Manager and see if there is anything with a yellow highlighted exclamation point. It likely will say something about unknown hardware or device. There might even be a name on the device that is a clue that it is a sound card.

If you do not see anything like that and there is no device in the category for Sound Video and Game controllers, option one is your choice. Take it back to the shop.

If you do see something that indicates it needs a driver visit the support webpage for your computer. Here is the URL: http://www.v2premier.com/techsupport/downloads.shtml
Select your model and choose sound to search for the driver.

Once you have a speaker icon in the system tray, if you still have sound problems trouble shoot the speakers.

Make sure the speakers have electric power connected and the power light is on for at least

one speaker. Make sure the volume on the speaker control is at least half way up.

Make sure your volume in Windows is at least halfway up and not muted.

Unplug the speaker jack and re-plug it firmly into the hole you just removed it from. Test

for sound.

If no sound, unplug and try another hole of the same size on the back of the computer and

test for sound. Continue testing until you have tried every hole the jack will fit into. One of

them will very likely work.

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I can't hear voices when i play a dvd on my computer, just background sounds. i've tried many different dvd players (windows media, apple, etc) and have also checked my settings for mono or stereo speakers...


You should also check your DVD playback software and make sure that you have it set for desktop/laptop speakers and NOT for something like 5.1 or 7.1 surround etc.

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Speakers Dont Work


Hi Matt, 
You might want to do these following steps.
1. Right click my computer and go to manage 2. Click on Device manager on the left side of the window 3. Look for Sound, Video and Game Controllers and you should be seeing at least a driver for your audio. It might be a SoundMax or Realtek depending on the type of system.  If it doesn't show, you may need to install them. What is the brand of your computer and its model?

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