I have an HP Pavillion dv6000 series laptop which has suddenly lost its sound. Next to the clock at the bottom of the screen is a speaker icon with a red cross on it which gives me a message saying "no audio output device is installed. If I open device manager there is no line for sound devices. I can only assume the sound device has gone faulty. Could someone tell me if this is likely to be a fairly simple and inexpensive repair or given the age of the laptop (approx 6years old)is it going to be cost ineffective.
I have downloaded SIW. When I click on sound device none are listed. I have tried a system restore which has made no difference. It now looks increasingly likely that a component has gone pop which presumably will be expensive