Posted 22 August 2005 - 04:50 PM
Posted 24 August 2005 - 01:26 PM
Posted 24 August 2005 - 03:00 PM
Posted 24 August 2005 - 07:09 PM
sounds like the jack for the sound output is going bad. you mentioned your machine is a dell, do you know if you are using integrated audio or a separate audio card?
you can check by going to control panel, sound and audio devices, audio tab. tell me what is the selected playback device- if it says ac97, it is an integrated chip. please post whatever is listed, and we can try to track down if the jack is bad, or something else is going on.
Posted 24 August 2005 - 07:32 PM
Posted 24 August 2005 - 07:40 PM
you could try grabbing the latest drivers for it, un- and re-installing them. its worth a shot, but I wouldnt be suprised if that made no difference. the sad truth is onboard sound is usually pretty cheap stuff, and I avoid using it whenever possible.
since you have a dell, if the machine is not too old, it might be worth contacting them to see if they will do anything for you. it would mean replacing the motherboard though, so dont hold your breath...but you might be able to get them to help with a pci sound card.
otherwise, I would suggest getting a card on your own. I usually suggest the soundblaster stuff, its pretty solid. no need to go for an expensive card if you dont want to, even the cheap older soundblaster live! cards work quite well (I use two of those myself in my machines, for general computing and games).
post back with any questions, etc.
Posted 24 August 2005 - 08:58 PM
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