I bought a Compaq Presario second-hand that was new probably in 2002. It's serving me well enough if I tap a particular cable with my foot whenever the monitor's colour goes wonky, bright whites and normal colors suddenly being overtaken by a psychedelic pink bleed. (I've gone behind my computer to take a look at the cable connections, but this has not helped, whereas my foot does the trick.)
Here's my current problem: the computer came with four 3"x3.5" Labtec speakers, a Labtec transformer, and some other piece of equipment that escaped my possession some time ago: a box-like thing about 7"x9"x5". I don't know if the latter was somehow associated with the speakers or the possibility of having sound, but I'm certain that it wasn't inscribed with the Labtec name (in other words, it didn't seem like "a kit" to me when I got tired of dragging the box around every time I moved and up and chucked it).
I'm wondering if I can learn to connect the speakers so I can actually get sound. (I don't know why I ever kept them, only that I did.) It's not altogether evident where six or so plugs are supposed to go.
Now, I'd also want to check to see that no one has deleted any program or file that might be required for the speakers to operate. Honest to god, it seems to me that I one day said to myself: "I don't need THAT, I'm not going to want sound."
(If you think all this is bad, you see the rest of my life.)
Edited by confusedincanada, 27 April 2005 - 04:45 PM.