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No Sound! Unfortunately, I've had nothing but problems with my Dell Dimension 3000. But this time I admit it's my fault. I was cleaning up files when I accidentally uninstalled the Max Sound program. I thought that it was part of this other program that I was also getting rid of... but it turns out that I erased my own soundcard, or something like that, because now I can't hear a thing. I've tried searching for downloads on the Internet, but can't find one for the 3000. I have had my computer for two years now, so my warranty has run out, and they won't help me unless I pay them money. Can someone please tell me how to get my sound back, and/or where I can download the program? Thanks so much!! My patience is wearing thin...

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  • shayboo Nov 05, 2008

    i deleted the wrong program and now i have no sound



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I have no sound on my PC i don't know how to fix this problem! please help!

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Download the software from this site and install it sound will be ok

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Here is the download page for the Dimension 3000 (Windows XP): Go to the audio driver page and assuming you have the built-in audio card this should take care of you. If you by chance have some other operating system here is the link that will allow you to select the correct one.

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The popping sound is most likely your power supply or something on your system-board like a capacitor.
If the problem is only the power supply:
If you want to see if you can salvage it try just replacing the power supply. The part is around forty dollars. You can google "Dell Dimension 3000 250w power supply" to find a deal on a power supply.Here is a link on how to replace the power supply in that computer.

Hope that helps.

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Some Dell drivers include a setup.exe file, but most of them follow the above-listed format.

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1)Check whether sound is enabled in bios.

2)Install Latest drivers from

3) Boot From the ResourceCD to Run Dell Diagnostics

1. Insert the ResourceCD in the optical drive, and restart the computer.

2. Tap the <F12> key during startup until the One Time Boot menu appears.
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3. Press the <Down Arrow> to highlight Boot from CD, and press <Enter>.
4. In the ResourceCD menu, select Run the 32 Bit Dell Diagnostics, and press <Enter>.
5. The Dell Diagnostics screen appears.

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No Sound!

Well BeatLa..

You can get the driver from here:

Give it a try, and let me know.

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