My sound is Randomly Not Working!...

Discussion in 'Tech & Support' started by Super Flight, Apr 14, 2006.

  1. Super Flight Registered

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    my sound its randomly not working. It was working well yesterday.... I turned my computer on today and find the sound not working.... Its plugged in and everything, i can hear a faint static sound coming form the speakers. I can't even listen through head phones. I don't even blast the volume loud. so i have no idea what the hell happend....... :(

    My friends computers had the same things happend to them and they never got theirs fixed.....

    my computers an xps dell and its about 3 years old.. so is there any people that know a lot about getting the sound system back up, or Had or Has the same problem?.....

    any help would be nice, thanks
     
  2. Flame on! Registered

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    There is no such thing as random.
     
  3. Da Docta Come On!

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    Just because you couldn't change your name doesn't mean you shouldn't post in the right forum. :(
     
  4. Scarlet spidey Old school

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    Next time you get it to work don't turn you computer off.:p

    When's the last time you formatted? How old is the computer?
     
  5. black_dust FrEaK-A-ZoId!!!

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    Take the speakers put them in another pc, if they dont work, buy some more

    Same with the soundcard if you can
     
  6. jaguarr Be Your Own Hero

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    As one of the more technical members of these boards, my official diagnosis is that your speakers are broken for some reason0. You're welcome.

    jag
     
  7. black_dust FrEaK-A-ZoId!!!

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    Wow! your so good :eek: do it again :D
     
  8. jaguarr Be Your Own Hero

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    I'm happy to lend my technical proficiencies to those in need. :)

    (Super Flight, we need more info than what you've provided to really be able to help you, to be honest. What operating system do you have? Did you install anything in the time before you last turned your computer off? Are you running any anti-virus software? What the the number of your active credit card with the highest spending limit? Please provide the security code on the back of that card along with the number.)

    jag
     
  9. Super Flight Registered

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    well i'm using windows xp. I installed some windows updates. I use nortan anti virus. i'm just confussed what would have caused it to stop working
     
  10. black_dust FrEaK-A-ZoId!!!

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    When you say this do you plug them into the speaker or do you plug them into the jack on the sound card? This is another good way to see if its your speakers that are fooked! plug head phones into where the speakers go :p
     
  11. Strange Registered

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    Did you check the device manager to see if the sound card is working properly? I think you can even do a little troubleshooting from there.
     
  12. jaguarr Be Your Own Hero

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    The Windows updates could have caused this, actually. Disable Norton, reboot and see if that helps. If not, you might try going into "My Computer > Properties > Hardware > Device Manager> Sounds, video and game controllers" and use the Uninstall function for everything you see there that will let you do so. Reboot. Let your system re-detect the hardware and reinstall the drivers. You'll probably have to reboot again after that. This will help somewhat rule out (not completely, but somewhat) a driver or software issue.

    jag
     
  13. Super Flight Registered

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    ^ awsome thanks its working now, all my sound settings where messed up, the windows updates changed the settings on the audio devices for some reason, i dunno what it did, but its working now. but it could have also been the anti virus it started working when i disabled it. Thanks for the help! :D



    *PROBLEM SOLVED*
     
  14. jaguarr Be Your Own Hero

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    See? I told you. They were broken. :)

    jag
     

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