I recently installed a new SSD with Windows 10 Education on the drive. The computer previously ran Ubuntu on the HDD, and sound worked.
- The headphone jack on the front of the computer *does* work.
- When I booted back into the old Ubuntu OS, the sound there also didn't work, even though it used to.
- There had been some sound issues prior to the new OS install. Notably, the sound would sometimes begin to crackle and hiss. Rebooting the computer would solve the issue, and it did not appear to be a wiring or connectivity issue. Perhaps this was just the on-board sound dying?
Things I have tried:
- I have checked and rechecked all plugs and hookups.
- tried installing new drivers from my motherboard site and elsewhere
- tried right clicking the sound icon and choosing the "speakers" as default
- checked and rechecked nothing is muted
- stopped and restarted audio services
- basically tried most fixes found online
- made sure sound is enabled on the BIOS
I have two bookshelf speakers connected to a t-amp via speaker wire. The t-amp is plugged into the black "rear" input on the computer. It's the on-board sound chip for GIGABYTE GA-880GMA-USB3.
I just ordered a new sound card as I am about out of patience, but if I can get this fixed, I'll just return the card.
Edited by onipar, 12 December 2016 - 12:03 PM.