No Sound on my Computer

  Toria 09:45 30 May 10
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Good Morning, I am getting no sounds at all from my computer, can you advise me what I need to do? Thank you.

  onthelimit 09:49 30 May 10

PC, laptop? Built in speakers, separate? Operating system? Would help to advise.

  lotvic 09:53 30 May 10

Desktop? Laptop? Make & model? External Speakers? Operating System? Separate Sound card, CD's no sound? Windows no sound? Program used? full details please.


First step is to switch off pc and check all cables, unplug them and then plug them back in and then reboot (startup) pc.

  lotvic 09:53 30 May 10

Snap :)

  onthelimit 09:54 30 May 10

Great minds, etc!

  Sea Urchin 15:39 30 May 10

And if no luck there try reinstalling the sound card driver

click here

  onthelimit 19:56 30 May 10

...that people post and then don't react to replies. May be just beacause it's a BH Sunday, I suppose!

  Toria 17:23 01 Jun 10

My apologises for the late response! It is a desk Dell computer, operating system XP. I was given the computer by my daughter and cannot remember if there was sound when I first had it! I believe I do get sound when I play a CD but otherwise I don't appear to get any other sound at all. It has been unplugged and and reconnected since I have had, could I possibly have put a wrong cable in the back?

  onthelimit 17:40 01 Jun 10

Welcome back! You will find two small sockets on the back, coloured green and pink. The lead from the speakers should be in the green one. If that's OK, it will be worth looking at the sound settings. Have a look and come back to us. By the way, are the speakers built in to the monitor, or are they separate?

  morddwyd 06:46 02 Jun 10

The fact that you can play a CD is a good sign!

Can you play radio stations or mp3 files?

Do you get the system sounds - the Windows startup sound and the like?

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