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Speakers stopped working after standby

by VV13601 / March 1, 2012 2:23 AM PST

My computer is a dell inspiron 570, running windows 7.

I've had it for a couple years now, and this is the first time I've experienced this problem. I went to bed with my computer on and it automatically when to standby, but when I woke and tried to use my computer, there was no sound coming from the speakers.

All of my drivers/settings are intact. The sound is not muted, and the speakers themselves work when I jack them into my Mp3 player. I have also tried using headphones in the speaker jack, but there was still no sound.

I've attempted a system restore, downloading new drivers, etc but the problem persists.


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Clarification Request
You didn't say you shut down, powered up and booted.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 1, 2012 2:33 AM PST
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I did shut down and reboot
by VV13601 / March 1, 2012 4:24 AM PST

I'm not sure if a usb sound card would be the best long term solution, but if I get it and it works, would that mean that I'd need to replace my current sound card?

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It could mean that.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 1, 2012 7:15 AM PST

Dell usually tries that in the order I gave. But most folk will not pay for the new card (the sound is on the motherboard so it's the entire board!)


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USB arrived
by VV13601 / March 13, 2012 10:52 AM PDT
In reply to: It could mean that.

Alright, The usb sound card just came in and it works :/ I guess that means I need a new sound card?

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I can't give that firm a diagnosis.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 18, 2012 2:25 AM PDT
In reply to: USB arrived

It could be software but I only have the above story. The cheap USB sound "card" has been solving this for a few bucks many more times than I'll admit.

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