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Need computer help. Lost sound.

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  1. Barrelbulge(Fl)

    Barrelbulge(Fl) Banned User Banned TS Supporters

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    Lost the sound on my computer. Can anyone help out? Yes the speakers are turned on. Thanks, Bulge.
     
  2. neofight

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    You might try hitting the mute key a couple times. Perhaps the maid un-plugged the speaker wire from the back of the 'puter while vacuuming. Do you have a power supply that powers your speakers?
     
  3. neofight

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    You might try hitting the mute key a couple times. Perhaps the maid un-plugged the speaker wire from the back of the 'puter while vacuuming. Do you have a power supply that powers your speakers?
     
  4. Barrelbulge(Fl)

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    Just checked the wires and everything is hooked up. Thanks, Mike.
     
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    You might try hitting the mute key a couple times. Perhaps the maid un-plugged the speaker wire from the back of the 'puter while vacuuming. Do you have a power supply that powers your speakers?
     
  6. Shooting Jack

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    Go to control panel and click on sound and audio devices. Insure that they are turned on. A lot of times there is a speaker symbol on the bottom right of your computer and you can click on it and turn it off/on. Hope this helps. Jackie B.
     
  7. Barrelbulge(Fl)

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    Jack it's like nothing is there. No off and on.
     
  8. quartering

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    here's your fix: go to control panel, add or remove programs, find your sound driver and delete it. go back to control panel, add hardware, auto search for new or existing hardware. that will reinstall your sound driver and you should be up and running. good luck with it
     
  9. Barrelbulge(Fl)

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    sound driver does not want to install.
     
  10. Quack Shot

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    It can be anything from the speakers, cables, to the sound hardware in the PC, to the drivers or sound settings. If it's a Dell with those odd USB speakers, I've seen the "dial" on the top of one of those drive someone nuts. When I turned it up, they couldn't believe it was that simple.

    It would be easier to know what type of system, if it's a laptop or desktop, what operating system, and what sound hardware is listed and the type of speakers. Some systems can do a diagnostic on the sound and run you through a short troubleshooting routine. If there is a "Tray" icon for the sound hardware, sometimes there is a menu if you left or right click on it. Reloading or rolling back the drivers may help too. If it happened after an update, you might want to look if anything was updated for the sound and roll the system back.

    Did anything happen at the time it was lost? Power failure, unplugged system, thunderstorms, etc?

    If it is a brand name machine, get the model and serial numbers and look for a solution on the manufacturer's website.

    If it's an integrated sound chip, you might want to check and see if the sound is enabled in the bios. If it's not, it probably won't work very well.
     
  11. recurvyarcher

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    Mike, do you have a pair of headphones? Before doing anything, can you put the headphones in and tell us if you have any sound from those?

    Thanks.
     
  12. recurvyarcher

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    Actually, you got your man right there...Quack is the expert. I realized that if you deleted your driver, headphones won't work anyway.
     
  13. quartering

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    that's odd. turn the computer off. turn the power off for a few seconds. then reboot. do you get an error message or two?
     
  14. bigdogtx

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    have you got it turned down very low but not quite mute?
     
  15. recurvyarcher

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    Guys, if he deleted the driver, no matter what he does won't work. He has to reinstall the driver from a disk, or download it from the internet and reinstall it.

    Or, if he hasn't deleted the DLL files, do this to reinstall the drivers:

    Go to your Start Menu and click on Control Panel. In the top left corner, make sure that you are in the Classic View and not in the Category View. Click on System. Now click the Hardware tab. Then click on Device Manager. Go to the top of the tree and right-click on the computer icon. Choose "Scan for new devices". This should find and reinstall your drivers.
     
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    How old is computer?Is it on board sound or sound card?Occasionally the sound will go bad wheather onboard or sound card,can usually be fixed with new sound card.Also, speaker systems go bad occasionally also,try another set if availiable.Use to build computers as a Hobby,have seen sound problems before.Power surges can create havok if not properly guarded,and even then,at times things happen.Oh,yes,there are viruses that affect computers that way also,if it's a virus,shutting down and powering up again can cause more losses.Finicky things these computers are.

    dhip
     
  17. Barrelbulge(Fl)

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    Curvy. went to Device ManagerClicked on the computer icon and "scan for hardware changes" came up. No other drop down items. Clicked on it and nothing really happened.


    dhip, sound card. on the list from device manager there is a yellow circle with an exclamation mark in the middle of it on the audio items.


    Mike.
     
  18. recurvyarcher

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    Mike, do a system restore. Do you know how to do that? Restore to a date when your computer was working. Let me know how that works.

    Do you have the start up (back up) disk that came with your computer? If you have that, we can use that to get you up and running again (unless your sound card is no good or your speaker connections are loose).

    Do the system restore and let us know.
     
  19. Barrelbulge(Fl)

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    That was one of the first things I did because I was having problems with the computer reading my camera. Reset to Aug. 23rd the day before I went to Florida for a week.Also booted the original disk. Any other suggestions? Thanks,Mike.
     
  20. recurvyarcher

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    Try the headphones and see if you get sound from them. Then get back to us.
     
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