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#1 kittykat

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Posted 02 April 2005 - 07:39 PM

Recently, when using my external speakers or my headphones, I cannot get the volume to turn up. All settings are set on max and have been. Please help.

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Posted 03 April 2005 - 12:50 AM

Is this a win98 or winXP system or something else?
What kind of sound card do you have? Or is it part of the motherboard?
Are you plugging your speakers directly into the sound card or via ports on the front of the case? Are they plugged into the correct socket? (usually green).
Do you have powered speakers and if so are they plugged in and switched on? Ttry plugging them into a portable CD player or Walkman etc. to verify they work.
Do you plug the headphones into a socket on the speakers?

The answers may help narrow down what the problem is.

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Posted 04 April 2005 - 12:54 AM

It is Window XP pro. The soundcard is SoundMAx and is part of the motherboard which was recently replaced. It is an Asus. The speakers work in the discman and the speakers plug into green port on the back of the computer. The headphones we plug directly into the same hole on the back of the computer, after we removed the speakers, of course. They were working fine and just stopped.

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Posted 04 April 2005 - 01:43 AM

Ok, it seems your speakers are fine and connected to the right port. Have a look in control panel under 'Sounds and Audio Devices' click the 'Audio' tab and check your SoundMax is the default audio device. Also click 'volume' and check nothing except line or mic are muted.
If all is well there go to Start\MyComputer and right click it to open System Properties. Select the Hardware tab and click Device Manager then scroll down to find your 'sound video and game controllers'. See if anything has a problem - indicated by a :thumbsup: or a red 'x'. If there is make a note of the error details and post them here.

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