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suddenly lost most of my sound

by rick62220 / October 26, 2006 10:18 AM PDT

running windows xp on my dell when one day my volume on all my sound went way down.Ive checked all my volume controls and they are all set at thier highest settings and all I get out of my altec lansing 5 speaker system is a whisper.If you can help I would appreciate it.

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Sound problem
by grin_n_bare / October 26, 2006 11:35 AM PDT

I think the first thing I would check is to make sure all the plugs are firming pushed in, maybe even unplug and replug, both on the back of the speakers and the back of the PC. Also check the transformer (?) that's plugged into the wall socket.

Happy Grin

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been there done that
by rick62220 / November 1, 2006 10:32 AM PST
In reply to: Sound problem

everything is intact and as far as wiring nothing has changed from when it did work until now.I plugged in the headphones and the sound was fine which I believe means that the soundcard is ok .Anything else I should try?

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If The Headphones Work Fine....
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / November 1, 2006 11:37 PM PST
In reply to: been there done that

..then try swapping in some known "good" speakers.. It could be an issue with the speaker system, not the computer

If that doesn't help, then try installing the most recent updated drivers for your card....Visit the sound card manufacturer's website and download/install updated drivers for your card..

If new drivers don't help, then visit the Device Manager, then find the sound device and uninstall it while in Safe Mode. Once that's done, restart the computer into "normal" Windows and let the device get "recognized" again.. Windows should recognize the device and install the appropriate drivers.

Hope this helps.

Grif

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