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#1 Syzion

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Posted 17 April 2010 - 09:11 PM

This morning, the sound stopped working, however, the only sound i can get is if i go to the realtek sound manager thing by gigabyte tech. (Audio device:Realtek AC97 i think) and then start the jack sense thing. I get a few 'zap' sounds but if i play music, then the music will play with the 'zaps' but only for a second or 2, then no sound.
After the jack-sense, i get a pop up saying i needa check the front and center/subwoofer speakers, but the speakers are in-built to my monitor, so i don't know what to do...

Sound was working fine yesterday, but failed this morning.

help?

P.S. i tried plugging in several headphones on the front of the comp, but no sound.

Edited by Syzion, 17 April 2010 - 09:18 PM.


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Posted 17 April 2010 - 10:59 PM

Okay Syzion :thumbsup:

This is primarily due to two things:

1. Your Sound-drivers are either not there anymore.

2. Your Sound card is defective.

Check your Sound card Drivers first:

If Windows Go> Start> Control Panel > Sound Settings > I think its the General Tab it should allow you to move the sound up and down. If it "grayed out" then
your sound card drivers are missing. (sorry I am on a MAC right now) :flowers:

OR-->Start>My Computer> Device Manager> Check under the Sound Card make sure there is NO yellow "?" on the Sound-card realtek..
I would right click on the Sound Card and click "Update Drivers"

Post your reply to see if the Drivers are there...

Than-you :trumpet:

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Posted 17 April 2010 - 11:13 PM

the volume slider isnt grayed out if thats what you're mentioning.
THere is no yellow ? on the sound card thing.
Me and my dad looked inside the computer and found a few near-blasted parts, and since he's an electrical engineer, he's gonna try and replace these parts. Will take a few days before i can use this comp again but i hope the sound would work again (as well as every other aspect, i dont want the sound to work with visual disabled :S).
for now i guess i gotta use my sis's mac...

EDIT: well that was quick, dad did a clean-up and a replacement of the mother board (i think) but sound still failed to work.

I don't understand how sound would operate one day and not work the next, with a completely normal shutdown inbetween. Won't do update unless there are no alternatives.

Edited by Syzion, 18 April 2010 - 04:12 AM.


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Posted 18 April 2010 - 05:54 AM

Oh and i don't know what a sound card would look like, but not a very good chance of the sound card misplacing itself overnight.
any ideas?

EDIT:some reason i can't edit my previous posts, so im just gonna say that, the driver IS THERE.

Edited by Syzion, 19 April 2010 - 01:40 AM.


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Posted 19 April 2010 - 01:38 AM

sorry for triple post but...*bump*

why? well i need to get the sound working or else i won't be able to voice act for my project D:

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Posted 19 April 2010 - 10:03 PM

Sorry for the wait.

Did you check to make sure your Speakers are not the problem... Plug other speakers into the system.

Is this a laptop or desktop?

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Posted 20 April 2010 - 01:32 AM

Sorry for the wait.

Did you check to make sure your Speakers are not the problem... Plug other speakers into the system.

Is this a laptop or desktop?


It's a desktop, and i tried using headphones and another set of speakers (The speakers are in-built to the monitor. monitor can be used as a tv as well :D)
As mentioned earlier, its possible to get a little bit of sound for about 1 second, meaning the speakers work.

i don't know why the sound would shut off after that though...

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Posted 20 April 2010 - 08:56 PM

Okay well it sounds like you have a BAD :flowers: sound card.

That explains why:

Your computer from one day to the next lost sound.
You checked Sound Setting and its there, as well as device Manager.
You checked your speakers.

Yup :thumbsup:

I think the Hardware on the Sound card does not work so you need to go and get another one, they are relatively cheap (in price) around $10-$30 U.S.A.

They all go into the same white bus connector in the bottom of your motherboard, just make sure you unplug it from power and touch the frame to discharge static electricity.

Go Here for some pricing and more info:

http://www.frys.com

type "Sound Card" into the search box

Edited by JUICYboy, 20 April 2010 - 08:58 PM.


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Posted 21 April 2010 - 01:36 AM

Okay well it sounds like you have a BAD :flowers: sound card.

That explains why:

Your computer from one day to the next lost sound.
You checked Sound Setting and its there, as well as device Manager.
You checked your speakers.

Yup :thumbsup:

I think the Hardware on the Sound card does not work so you need to go and get another one, they are relatively cheap (in price) around $10-$30 U.S.A.

They all go into the same white bus connector in the bottom of your motherboard, just make sure you unplug it from power and touch the frame to discharge static electricity.

Go Here for some pricing and more info:

http://www.frys.com

type "Sound Card" into the search box


Then how come i can still get these occasional 'zap' sounds when i use the jack-sense feature in this sound manager thing?
Music can be played along with the zap sounds, but each 'zap' is around .3 of a second.

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Posted 23 April 2010 - 01:52 AM

*bump*

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Posted 24 April 2010 - 11:57 PM

*bump* again

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Posted 25 April 2010 - 02:06 AM

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Posted 25 April 2010 - 05:31 PM

no because i currently don't have the time to get a new sound card yet.
Quoting the 'solution', sound isn't COMPLETELY lost, as the 'zaps' can be heard. If the sound card was faulty, shouldn't the zaps not be heard at all?
Im just sensing another possible solution that i dont know of yet

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Posted 26 April 2010 - 12:10 AM

That is as much as I know. That is my conclusion..

I hope that the BC Advisors can help you out on this one.. But I am pretty sure its the sound card. But lets get there opinion first..

About having sound for .3 secs that I think is just little Static of electricity that goes by it quickly as you plug it in. That kind of happens on pretty much any jack that has speakers out there. :thumbsup:

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Posted 28 April 2010 - 01:04 AM

That is as much as I know. That is my conclusion..

I hope that the BC Advisors can help you out on this one.. But I am pretty sure its the sound card. But lets get there opinion first..

About having sound for .3 secs that I think is just little Static of electricity that goes by it quickly as you plug it in. That kind of happens on pretty much any jack that has speakers out there. :thumbsup:

but i never even touched the sound card.
i forgot to mention there were MULTIPLE 'zap' sounds coming from the speakers.
i wonder when and how im gonna get a new sound card...if my dad ever gets one.




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