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Laptop Speakers Suddenly Stop Working


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#1 shortymac

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Posted 28 March 2008 - 09:22 AM

hey everyone,

I have a 2 year old Dell Inspiron E1505 laptop whose speakers suddenly stopped working a few days ago. It isn't a problem with the soundcard bc I can still use a headphones and mic.

I went online and downloaded the SigmaTel Audio drivers again via dell.com and that didn't help. I also looked at device manager and there was no question marks that would indicate a problem

and yes I did check and see if i had it on mute lol in volume control settings both normal and advanced.

I did not drop it or anything else, also I am using windows media edition (yeah it sucks, BUT i only had so much money)

anyone have any idea why?
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Posted 28 March 2008 - 09:25 AM

Hello,

Have you tried using the dxdiag diagnostic tool? Click Start then run type dxdiag can you perform the sound tests?
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Posted 28 March 2008 - 10:18 AM

I just did that and the sound test failed, i couldn't hear any music coming from my speakers.

error message i got was:
DirectSound test results: Failure at step 19 (User verification of software): HRESULT = 0x00000000 (error code)

it said that all my drivers where up to date

i can't hear any system sounds either
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Posted 28 March 2008 - 01:29 PM

I recently worked on a 1501. If headphones and external speakers work, it's more than likely the onboard speakers. They are somewhat cheesy, bur fairly easy to replace.
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