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Loss of Sound


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I appear to have lost ALL sound on my PC, but the sound card must be OK as it will still play DVD's. I have NO sound on startup, close-down, media player and I can't play CD's through SONIC either, but I can watch DVD's through Power DVD. Any ideas would be really appreciated please guys.

Thanks in advance.

Edited by Stribbo, 27 September 2005 - 01:01 AM.

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could be a number of things...

what soundcard you using?

when did you stop having sound?

what were you doing when it stopped/when you first noticed?
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I have only been using my PC as a glorified DVD player and CD writer for the last month or so as it is currently not connected to the net til I move. It happened in the last week or so, not sure exactly when as I probably didn't notice the lack of sound on startup/closedown. I only actually noticed when I copied a CD.

I believe the card is Integrated 7.1 channel audio although I'm not 100% sure til I get home and check it out.

Sorry there's not much info to go on.
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ok well... check these 2 things for me (might have already but its a start)

1. wires in the back all plugged in? if you installed any hardware in you pc did you knock any wires loose?

2. go to control panel>system>hardware tab>device manager

are there any yellow !'s or red ?'s ? look on sound, video and game controllers

Edited by xxsinful1xx, 28 September 2005 - 09:29 PM.

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Thanks for replying Sin.

I haven't added any hardware and have already checked all the connections.

I will have a look in device manager and get back to you tomorrow.

This could take some time with me having NO internet at home, it's could be like one of those Chess games by post that last for years............LOL !!
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OK Sin, checked it all out and thee are no red's or yellow's in Device Manager and all the connections look good.
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3 more things

control panel>sound and audio devices

1. In the first tab click advanced on the volume control
make sure they are all set properly and NOT muted

2. Click the advanced tab and check each playback device to make sure that it is selected. (only 3)

3. Click the hardware tab, click on each item in the window and make sure it says "device is working properly" in the device status window.
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OK Sin, I'll check those thing out tonight and get back to you in the morning.
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Back at last !!

Edited by Stribbo, 10 October 2005 - 02:27 AM.

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Sorry it's taken so long to reply Sin, been off sick since Tuesday. Somehow while I have been off the sound has come back just as strangely as it disappeared. I can only put it down to a dodgy connection somewhere although I checked all the connections at least twice. It makes no sense but I suppose I should just be happy it has resolved itself. Thanks for the help though.

Cheers

Darren
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glad all is well no problem bud
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