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Sound No sound from speakers. Tried everything under HELP & SUPPORT. Still no sound. Indications are the sound card is OK - I had back of CPU off to clean inside unit. Worked fine until then. Cannot find any driver downloads that will work. I am now lost. Acelapage

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Maybe this is a foolish question, but are you positive the speakers work? Can you test them on another machine?

Posted on Aug 25, 2008

  • Jeremy Dellow
    Jeremy Dellow Aug 25, 2008

    It's possible that there's damage to the speakers you're using, so if you can try them out on another computer, or get a different set to try on yours, that'll clear that one way or another.

    Also, did you use the standard volume control on the lower right of the screen, near the clock? It's possible that the sound has been muted via checkmark on the subscreen for volume and tone control. Make sure that's not turned off.


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