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Can't hear anything out of my pc


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#1 MahjongBill

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Posted 24 March 2009 - 08:19 PM

I recently dug an older computer out of storage that had succumbed to too much virus and adware build-up. I recently did a restore on it and cleared it up nicely. It runs great. But now, and even before I did the restore, it won't play any volume. I delved into options to check it out. It wasn't muted or turned down low. I also right-clicked over the speaker icon and openned "Volume Control". None of the settings were lowered. All were at halfway up the scale or better. I even tried to hook up a pair of headphones and then an external speaker. No music/sound came from them either.

My computer is a little older model; Compaq Presario SR1330nx

it runs Windows XP and has an AMD Athion xp processor



Any suggestions?

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 01:10 PM

Try removing and reinstalling the audio driver
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Posted 26 March 2009 - 12:27 AM

Thx, I'll give it a shot :thumbsup:

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Posted 26 March 2009 - 06:04 PM

I uninstalled the program and reinstalled it, but i still can't hear a thing out of the pc. Headphones, speakers, nothing. Guess that means the audio on my computer is fried.

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Posted 27 March 2009 - 05:32 AM

It just occured to me that it may be the monitor that's the problem. I may try to hook the pc up to another one and see what happens

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Posted 27 March 2009 - 09:09 AM

So you have speakers built into the monitor?
There's a separate cable that needs to be plugged in for them to work
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Posted 28 March 2009 - 07:38 PM

So you have speakers built into the monitor?
There's a separate cable that needs to be plugged in for them to work



Really? Could you tell me a little more about that cable?

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Posted 28 March 2009 - 09:54 PM

Beside the power cord and the VGA cord there is a small 3.5mm audio cable.
It plugs in to the speaker jack on the back of your computer and the back of your monitor
The jack looks like a headphone jack
You'll want a male connection on both ends, at least 6 foot long
Ipods use them so be careful what you buy because you'll want on longer than 3 feet
I've purchased from these people before and they're cheap
http://www.mycablemart.com/store/cart.php?...etail&p=491
Radio Shack carries them also
http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.js...oductId=2102949

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Posted 29 March 2009 - 07:35 AM

Beside the power cord and the VGA cord there is a small 3.5mm audio cable.
It plugs in to the speaker jack on the back of your computer and the back of your monitor
The jack looks like a headphone jack
You'll want a male connection on both ends, at least 6 foot long
Ipods use them so be careful what you buy because you'll want on longer than 3 feet
I've purchased from these people before and they're cheap
http://www.mycablemart.com/store/cart.php?...etail&p=491
Radio Shack carries them also
http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.js...oductId=2102949



Thanks alot - Appreciate the tip :thumbsup:

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Posted 29 March 2009 - 09:28 AM

You should still be able to use the headphones, though
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Posted 30 March 2009 - 04:14 AM

You should still be able to use the headphones, though



Worked like a charm man. I found the right wire, hooked it up and it works great -

Thanks again :thumbsup:

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Posted 30 March 2009 - 04:26 PM

Glad you got it working
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Posted 31 March 2009 - 09:44 AM

First you'll do is right click My computer from desktop, then click properties, go to hardware tab then DEVICE MANAGER..see to it that the name of the hardware speaker is installed under the sound, video and other controllers.

The other alternative is right click the megaphone icon in the taskbar and click ADJUST AUDIO PROPERTIES and click the tab VOLUME..also see to it that the name of the hardware speakerphone shown to manifest that the hardware is installed...if it shows NO SOUND, try restarting it and repeat the steps.

if still to no avail, try uninstalling then reinstalling it using the driver that is provided by the manufacturer of the cpu..




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