No sound output from laptop

  Rosalie86 17:10 03 Oct 08

Hi everyone, I'm having trouble with a laptop I was given. There doesn't seem to be any sound output!! I'm not sure how to up-date the drivers for the sound card and the PC's not on-line..


  ambra4 17:24 03 Oct 08

Make and model and OS would help with finding the correct audio driver

  woodchip 19:04 03 Oct 08

Have you tried pressing the fn Blue key plus the one with a speaker on it with looks like sound also blue.

There may be a wheel to turn sound up they all differ

  woodchip 19:06 03 Oct 08

To check if sound drivers are loaded. Check Device Manager for yellow icons and on what?

  Rosalie86 14:09 08 Oct 08

Thanks for getting back!!

Listed in the device manager I have 'ESS Maestro2e PCI Audiodrive.. which I think is the driver.. Right down the bottom of tghe screen in devise manager it says WDM TV Audio, WDM Video Audio Crossbar and WDM Video Capture.. all three have a yellow balloon next to them.. click it and it says code 10 error// would this be my problem..

  Belatucadrus 15:00 08 Oct 08

click here for the Microsoft knowledge base bumph on code 10 errors, which does seem to indicate it's a driver issue.
click here for the ESS download page.

  woodchip 18:44 08 Oct 08

Yes you can choose update drivers, It may find and load them from the net

  Rosalie86 09:17 09 Oct 08

Thanks everyone I'll try these when I get home tonight. Someone said about the audio sound could be turn off in the 'bios'... I 've opened the Bios screen but can't see where it may be.... Any ideas anyone as I say it's 'windows 2000'...


  woodchip 13:04 09 Oct 08

You need to get rid of the yellow icons in Device Manager, it will then work

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