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No sound. I have no sound coming out of my speakers, it cant be that their not plugged in becasue their in the monitor. The volume controls are all the way up on all of them. How do I fix this problem?

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  • ngeefong1980 Aug 28, 2008

    how i need to repair drirect sound driver??

  • gladas Aug 28, 2008

    i recently updated my windows and after that i had no sound coming from the speakers and widows keep telling me that my audio driver is out dated.

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Do you have another lead to plug in between the audio output on your pc and the audio input on the monitor?

If you have done this already then check that the audio lead is plugged into the right socket (there are usually 3) on the PC.

Posted on Aug 26, 2008

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You might need a new sound card or reinstall the drivers.
Go to control panel, look for hardware and check device manager. If there is a yellow exclamation mark, follow instructions for rolling back the driver.

Posted on Aug 26, 2008

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


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  • Check that the speakers are powered on.
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  • If the speakers are digital speakers then try forcing the sound card to use digital. Go to Start->Control Panel->Sound and Audio Devices.. On the Volume tab, click the Advanced button in the Device Volume section. In the Volume Control window, below the Play Control Volume slider, click Advanced. If this does not show select Advanced Controls from the Options menu. Select Digital Output Only
  • If possible try an external audio source like a Walkman, CD, or MP3 player (connect the speakers to the headphone jack)
  • Check that the volume control in Windows isn't muted or turned too low. See the screen shots below. Go to Start->Control Panel and double click on Sounds and Audio Devices.

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