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#1 cien750hp

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Posted 09 December 2005 - 06:45 PM

hi. im having issues with my the sound on my computer. at first i thought it was the speakers and one had just stopped working but then i was trying to listen on my headphones and its the same. my left speaker will not play, only the right one will. But in the volume control nothing will play if the speakers arent completly faded to the left. but it plays from the right only. i just dont get it. im hoping someone will be able to help me out! thanks!
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Posted 09 December 2005 - 06:58 PM

I don't generally mess with sound issues - but this sounds like something has stolen your stereo. Check all your settings to make sure that stereo is enabled, check to make sure that the plug is fully seated in it's jack, and that the cables are intact.

The times that this has happened to me, it was because I hadn't pushed the jack into the card all the way. I had to physically look at it to figure it out!

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Posted 10 December 2005 - 12:18 AM

Ive checked everything and unplugged and replugged back in and went through all the controls and ran the diognostics test and couldnt find anything. anyone have any more suggestions? thanks!

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Posted 10 December 2005 - 12:50 AM

Dear cien,

Sound issues are sometimes difficult but fixable.

Could you give me the specs of your computer and if you downloaded anything recently?

Also, how old is the computer and have you cleaned it lately?

This could be just a pin that came off the mother board or corrosion.

Let us know,

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Posted 10 December 2005 - 03:43 AM

Hi, my computer is a Dell 9100 that i just got i think in september. Its 3 ghz and 1 gb memory, and a Soundblaster live 24-bit card. I dont think i have downloaded anything that should affect the sound or anything. Also, my computer is clean.

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Posted 10 December 2005 - 08:57 AM

Have you checked the Dell site for patches. If nothing else try deleting and reinstall the drivers. Have you called Dell? Sometimes there are known issues that are not caught before leaving the warehouse. If you bought it in september it's thier dime. Give'em a call.
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Posted 10 December 2005 - 11:32 AM

try looking for updated drivers and if that dont work you may have to open your CPU and make sure that the card is seated in the slot and if it is on bord just try to update the drivers

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Posted 11 December 2005 - 10:07 AM

Almost all Dell sound cards are built in. What model do you have I will see if I can find you something. To be honest you could put a new and better card in for about $20.
Have you entered the BIOS to see if the onboard sound is enabled?
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Posted 11 December 2005 - 02:39 PM

I have not tried calling dell yet, too busy, but i will do that soon. I tried looking on dell.com but couldnt find anything along the lines of what i wanted. The model is the Diminsion 9100. The sound cards in the right place and everything too.




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