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Why would the sound just STOP working?


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#1 twins1729

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 06:56 PM

Like, I'm on my computer, walk away, and come back to no sound. Literally.

I keep getting suggestions to download my laptop manufacturers auto drivers, but that's the closest thing that sounds like it may work.

I'm still looking into it, but the whole thing is so confusing...

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 10:20 PM

How bout system restore?

Drivers?

Roll back the audio driver?

update audio driver?

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Posted 09 March 2010 - 12:14 AM

Any errors in Device Manager?
Did you go to your computer manufacturer website to get new drivers?

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Posted 09 March 2010 - 01:36 AM

Speakers still plugged in?

Volume controls all enabled and turned up in sound manager?
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Posted 09 March 2010 - 01:46 AM

Basically YES to everything.

I did a system restore to last Monday and this happened Thursday or Friday. Should I try sooner?

Also, I've tried downloading some audio drives. Not sure if it's done correctly, but I tried.

You guys seem to give me the best answers. (I'm trying several places and people are so stupid. LOL)

Someone once suggested a virus and I didn't think that was it. But in the process I checked out my System Volume information folder and it's empty... Is it supposed to be?

Don't know if something happened to my speakers (laptop), but if they got disconnected would my headphones not work too?

I'm so frusrated. Thanks for the help so far. :thumbsup:

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Posted 09 March 2010 - 01:57 PM

I just wanna say thanks for everyone who helped.

Finally someone on Yahoo Answers gave me a good answer. Said I probably busted my headphone jack. Upon research I found that it can ruin the speakers, too

Then I called Staples and they said there's probably no point in trying to repair it, but they said USB headphones would work. I'm fine with that. I listen to headphones 90% of the time anyway. Sorry speakers.

So if anyone else finds this problem, this is it. :thumbsup:

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Posted 09 March 2010 - 02:17 PM

I just wanna say thanks for everyone who helped.

Finally someone on Yahoo Answers gave me a good answer. Said I probably busted my headphone jack. Upon research I found that it can ruin the speakers, too

Then I called Staples and they said there's probably no point in trying to repair it, but they said USB headphones would work. I'm fine with that. I listen to headphones 90% of the time anyway. Sorry speakers.

So if anyone else finds this problem, this is it. :thumbsup:


Glad things are back to normal, sorry we did not resolve your issue quicker, but I was along the right idea when I asked "speakers plugged in?"

I didn't know you were using headphones other-wise I would have asked that question differently.
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Posted 09 March 2010 - 06:49 PM

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