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by mfsi / October 17, 2007 8:55 AM PDT

My sound quit working. I have no idea why. It worked and then it didn't work. I have checked the volume control and it is not on mute. Everything is plugged in. I also hooked up a different set of speakers and they would not work either. Any suggestions Please?

Thanks,
John

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Did you update your drivers?
by BrianZachary / October 17, 2007 9:17 AM PDT
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I had problems with my computer's audio when I first got it and updated the Nvidia card drivers. The sound was fine as long as I didn't take the volume higher than 40.

Of course, it could be a physical problem too. You tried different speakers on that computer, but did you try those speakers on a different computer or device to see if they actually do work? If they work on a different device, then the problem may be where you plug in the speakers on your computer. Plug in some headphones into the headphones plug and see if those work. If they don't, then it could be the whole card needs replaced.

I'm no expert and it could be something else entirely, but this should give you a place to start. Let us know what you find out.

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did you update your drivers
by mfsi / October 17, 2007 9:39 AM PDT

Just as strangely as it quit working, it started working again just after I posted. I had updated the drivers and gone all through the "troubleshooting" with no success. I opened an email that had a video and the sound came back on when the vid started up. ?????? Puters have a mind of their own.

Thanks

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That's good.
by BrianZachary / October 17, 2007 9:54 AM PDT

Well, at least you got it working for now, hopefully it will stay that way. You should probably try restarting the computer, just to make sure. If the sound works after restarting then you should be fine.

Thanks for letting us know.

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