(some background) I currently have the toshiba satellite a505-s6965. I bought it back in 2009 but last year my hard drive crashed so I replaced it with a 1tb SSdrive and upgraded to windows 7 in the process.
I haven't had any other issues until maybe about 2-3 weeks ago when i noticed after so long my sound stops working. I can't play videos, music or anything. Itunes wont even show the song playing at all. I have done everything, my drivers are all up to date, my bios is updated. I have uninstalled and reinstalled the drivers(audio controllers as well). I have tried headphones and none of that changes anything.
However...if I hit the volume up button on the laptop, it will beep through both the speakers and headphones but no other sounds will play. But if I restart it will all go back to working for so long. Sometimes when the sound works i may sound a little cracked or weird.
Could this be my sound card going out? If so I have zero problems replacing it(well finding an alternative solution) but I am just wondering if anyone had suggestions before I open this laptop up. As this is my main computer used for my school stuff I can't be without it for too long. My only other computer is used for managing virtual computers/servers for another set of classes.
Any suggestions on a fix for this issue?