Question about Dell Latitude C610 Notebook
I think i burnt out my sound card, i tried to hook up some desktop speakers and when i plugged them in it made a eerrrrr sound, and now my volume controle is gon and it wont stop making the sound unless i plugg in the speaker that messed it up., just wondering if i can fix it myself or if i have to take it in somewhere.
This could just be a simple driver glitch. Open the device manager, uninstall the sound drivers, then reboot. The machine will find the sound card and reinstall the drivers automatically. Then you may need to readjust the sound settings. If this doesn't work, then then sound card is gone. On these models, the sound card is built into the motherboard. It can be changed, but takes a fairly high amount of technical skill and knowledge. Having the card changed on the C610 can be more expensive than replacing the motherboard. This being an older unit, you can find motherboards on Ebay at a fairly cheap price. Try the driver reload first, and let me know.
Posted on Aug 12, 2008
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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
make sure you have an earth ******** before touching any parts inside your computer
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Under Main Volume, move the slider up or down to raise or lower the volume.
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
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