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#1 FrostyFruits

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Posted 05 December 2015 - 05:14 AM

Recently I tried to watch a youtube video and noticed that there was no sound coming from my PC, so I checked the volume mixer and everything was fine, then I tried using the function keys and when I turned the sound up it produced an insanely loud ringing noise that originally was only coming through the headphones but is now coming through the speakers even though the headphones are plugged in. I can mute the ringing just by turning the volume down at the function keys. If I press the volume down it doesn't get much quieter but once you press it enough you can hear it fade away. And now I have a headache...

 

So what's up with that?

 

TL;DR

Sound not working except for a loud ringing


Edited by FrostyFruits, 05 December 2015 - 05:16 AM.


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#2 Chris Cosgrove

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Posted 05 December 2015 - 06:15 PM

First of all - welcome to BC !

 

One point in your post I am not clear on. Is this ringing happening only when you play this video, or when you run anything with an audio content, or is it continuous whether or not you have a sound track of any sort running ?

 

If it is the first of these possibilities, then just don't try to run this video !

 

If it is either of the other two then, as a first step go to the manufacturer's web-site and download the latest audio drivers for your sound card. Then uninstall your present ones and install the new ones. You can do the uninstall and re-install by clicking in turn 'Start - Control panel - System - Device manager'. Then click on 'sound video and game controllers' to expand the entry then double click on your sound card entry, select 'Drivers' from the gray panel that appears and then 'Uninstall' and follow the prompts. Once the existing driver(s) are uninstalled then you can run the new ones to install them.

 

Information on your computer is always useful !  Make and model at a minimum, please enclose this in your next post.

 

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Edited by Chris Cosgrove, 05 December 2015 - 06:16 PM.

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