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Can't get computer/monitor speakers to work

by toneman1 / July 28, 2012 7:56 AM PDT

I have these external speakers that I have been using for a couple of years that I started using from the beginning with my current computer since I first tuned it on; I have never used my computer without them. Just now, one of the speakers stopped working. So I figured that I would use the speakers on my computer and/or monitor until I could get out to buy a new set of speakers. But when I unplugged the speakers from the back of my computer, a red circle with a line through it appeared on the speaker symbol on my screen, like what happens when I press mute. When I click on it, it says that my speakers are not connected. I know that, I want to get the sound to come out of the speakers on my computer or monitor; how do I do that? I've tried right clicking on the symbol, that doesn't tell me anything. My computer is a Dell Optiplex 745 and I am running Windows 7.

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If your monitor has speakers you just use the same
by Steven Haninger / July 28, 2012 9:10 AM PDT

output from your computer's audio output (usually green) jack. You plug a cable from there up to the input jack on your monitor.

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by toneman1 / July 29, 2012 6:33 AM PDT

Thank you for this information. I really think that I should be able to have my computer's sound come out of the speakers of my monitor by just the main cord connecting my monitor to my computer without attaching a separate cable.

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The only cable that does that is ... HDMI ...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 29, 2012 7:02 AM PDT
In reply to: TY

Those VGA cables do not carry audio. Never did.

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