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My Dell inspiron 3542 laptop speakers are not working,but 3.5 mm jack is working fine.

Q: My Dell inspiron 3542 laptop speakers are not working,but 3.5 mm jack is working fine.

My Dell inspiron 3542 laptop speakers are not working,but 3.5 mm jack is working fine.
Please help me out.

Preferred Solution: My Dell inspiron 3542 laptop speakers are not working,but 3.5 mm jack is working fine.

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It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

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A: My Dell inspiron 3542 laptop speakers are not working,but 3.5 mm jack is working fine.

Hello.The problem could be either in the hardware or the software, so you need to test each. Perform the tests below -- it doesn't matter which one you do first.

To test the speakers, perform the Quick Audio Check in the ePSA test. If the speakers fail the test then they have failed or become disconnected. (Click the link for instructions on how to run the test.)

To test the software, switch between the Realtek audio driver and the Windows native driver. [This test assumes that your laptop has the Realtek audio driver. If you get to step 2 and do not see "Realtek High Definition Audio" then go to the Dell support page for your model and download the Realtek driver that Dell provides for the version of Windows that the laptop is running.]
1. Open the Device Manager (find it in the Control Panel, or type devmgmt.msc into the search box).2. Expand the "Sound, video & game controllers" and right click on "Realtek High Definition Audio".3. Select to "Update Driver Software".4. Click on "Browse my computer for driver software".5. Click "Let me pick from a list of drivers on my computer".6. Put a check in the box "Show compatible hardware" if not already checked.7. In the list of devices, click "High Definition Audio" (the native driver).8. Click "Next".9. On the Update Driver Warning box, click "Yes" (install the driver). 10. Restart the laptop if prompted. If not prompted, then no need to restart.[To get back to the Realtek driver, do it again but reverse the names in steps 2 and 7.]
If the speakers work correctly only with the native driver, then the Realtek driver is buggy. If the speakers work correctly only with the Realtek driver, then the native driver is buggy.

If the speakers worked during the Quick Audio Check (above) but do not work with either driver, it could be that the sensing mechanism in the headphone jack has failed, making Windows think that there is a plug in the jack when there is not. There is a full explanation of that issue in the Headphone Jack FAQ.

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I have an Hp625 running Windows 7 Basic 32 bit - I can play music through my laptops built in speakers without any problems, but when I plug headphones (or external computer speakers) into the headphone jack no sound comes through them (and simultaneously the laptop speakers go mute). My computer is dual boot with ubuntu, and this problem appeared when I upgraded my Ubuntu version - still, I know that the jack works as it is working fine in Ubuntu, and Im sure the problem is fixable within windows!

I have tried for HOURS to fix this problem, and attempted everything obvious, plus read many threads on similar topics. Please help. My computer is using the IDT audio control panel, and according to windows everything us up to date and fine. BUT ITS NOT PLEASE HELP.


A:My laptop speakers are working fine, but the headphone jack is not!

Are you experiencing the problem in windows or in ubuntu? Have you installed the sound driver for ubuntu when you upgraded your version of ubuntu. Have you updated the sound driver for windows?

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It all started some weeks ago,atleast once in a day I would hear some bopping sound from my right speaker.When it started I would restart the computer and it would go away.but two days ago,it started then suddenly my speakers stopped working.I tried connecting my headphones there was still no sound.In just some time after the speakers went mute,i smelt something burning.i suspected it was my speaker so I smelt its location and surely the burning scent was coming from there.Now I am not really sure if my speakers burnt up or its something to do with the drivers.What can I do ? and if my speakers are really burnt,where can I get other ones specifically for my dell inspiron 3542 ? I have tried searching for them here on the official dell website but I don't seem to find them. 

A:Speakers and headphones suddenly stopped working on inspiron 3542.

chansawhere can I get other ones specifically for my dell inspiron 3542 ? I have tried searching for them here on the official dell website but I don't seem to find them. 
Hello. Dell does not sell spare parts. You have to go to someplace like ebay or the parts-people to get salvaged parts. I would choose the parts-people, which specializes in Dell parts.
You can get instructions for replacing the speakers by going to the Inspiron 3542 support page and clicking on "Manuals", right under the picture of the laptop. The one called "Owners Manual" is really a service manual and has the instructions for replacing the speakers.
chansaI tried connecting my headphones there was still no sound.
If there is no audio through the headphones then something else is wrong bedsides just the speakers. Perform a system recovery (reset the laptop back to the original factory configuration). If there is still no audio through the headphones then you will probably have to replace the motherboard as well as the speakers. (Instructions in the Owners Manual).
If you prefer not to do that, consider getting an inexpensive usb audio jack, like this one from Amazon. These jacks are self-contained audio systems and will work despite the damage to the laptops internal audio. You just have to add headphones or external speakers.                           ... Read more

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It worked fine on Windows 7, but simply stopped working when i formatted my hard drive and installed Windows 8.1 32-bit edition.
The touchpad didn't even work during Windows 8.1 installation (I used bootable USB to install Windows 8.1) After the install, I downloaded and installed every single driver that there is on Dell Support website They all installed and worked perfectly without errors. Even the Synaptics Touchpad driver was installed without any error but the touchpad simply doesn't work.
In the device manager, under input devices, there is only USB mouse listed. That too disappears if  I unplug the mouse from USB. Under "Other Devices" there are 4 unknown devices. I tried installing them by right clicking>update driver>search online but it fails. I even tried that hardware troubleshoot option which tries to find drivers online and install but that too failed.
So i ran the startup Dell Diagnostics, and the touchpad worked fine in the diagnostic screen. But soon as windows boots, it stops respoding like it doesn't even exist.
I also tried 'clean boot' (Disabling all non-microsoft services and startup programs, i even tried disabling microsoft services too!) but i didn't work.
So at last, i formatted the hard drive and again and installed same windows again, this time as a clean install. But then again, the touchpad didn't work.

So apparently i have already tried every option i could find on the internet and my touchpad s... Read more

A:Touchpad not working Dell Inspiron 3542

Please click on link below, hopefully it will be a help to you.
Disabling or Enabling the Touchpad on a Dell Notebook ...

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Hi i have a Dell inspiron 9400, for some time now my sound has not worked from my speakers on the laptop, but when i plug in headphones i can hear through them so i dont think it is the soundcard. I noticed when I put the headphone jack into the microphone slot and pushed up towards the screen the sound would come out of the speakers. I opened up the laptop to see if there were any visible signs of a loose conection but could not see one. Do you have any suggestions or ideas on this? I tried cleaning the area and checked all visible connections. kind regards, Danny Causer
Dell Inspiron 9400
Windows Vista SP 1 build 6001
Intel Core 2 T7200 @ 2.00 GHZ
ATI Radeon Mobility X1400 128mb
Microsoft High definition audio device

A:Dell Inspiron 9400 Laptop speakers not working

Any thoughts yet guys, is there anywhere you could suggest i could get help from?

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Hello everyone ! 
My keyboard backlight was working fine since I bought the laptop , but then one day it just stopped working.
I've pushing F10 as always to turn on the light , but nothing happensI've gone to windows mobility to see if there is something to do , but the keyboard back light options are not there, and the CAPS LOCK light is always working , I don't understand ? 
Please if you can help me out with this , because I need this feature considering that I'll my work is at night.


A:KeyBoard Backlight stopped working - DELL INSPIRON 15 3542

Check your BIOS settings to see if you can configure backlight illumination there.  And if you haven't already, try Fn+F10 rather than just F10 in case you changed your Function lock so that the F keys act as F keys by default rather than performing the function shown on their icons.

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I have a dual boot of Fedora and Windows, and when I boot into Fedora, my headphones work fine. When I boot into Windows 7 64bit, my headphones don't work. My laptop speakers work fine however, and I tried re-installing drivers. I made sure that my headphones are the default playback device, and I only have one headphone jack.

Other people who had this issue solved it by replacing their audio jack, but for me that is not a problem because the audio jack works fine when I boot into Fedora.

Please help!


A:Laptop speakers working, but headphone jack not working only on Window

Normally, the "Speakers" (PC sound) is set as the Default Playback device and not Headphones. In fact, newer RealTek sound systems do not even show the Headphones when plugged in.

Are you using the correct sound drivers? Not the generic Windows installed High Definition Audio Codec.

What all is listed in the Device Manager, Sound section?

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i recently boughta new laptop, 1gb ram, microsoft vista, 160 gb ram, core2 duo. i connected a microphone to the external jack. the speakers started making chirping kinda sounds and when i restarted no sounds were there but the headphones are working fine. thanks in advance.

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    i bought a brand new original dell xcmrd 14.8 v 4 cell battery for my dell inspiron 3000 series 3542 laptop from amazone . the battery is not charging. my old battery is working properly.where i can ger the support. im at cochin kerala. please reply
 thanking you
 shirin nazeer
 cochin kerala

A:new battery bought online xcmrd 14.8v of my inspiron 3000 series 3542 laptop not working

Contact the seller from whom you purchased the battery.  It is likely not an original Dell battery - Even if it is, since it came other than from Dell, your service/support/warranty is through the seller.

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I have a Dell Inspiron 2200 that was dropped about a year ago and it hasn't really been right since. The d/c jack was loose after the fall, and it eventually got to where it wouldn't power up at all. I sent it out to a shop that specializes in D/C jack repairs, and it came back after presumably being repaired.

The battery was totally charged when I got it back, and the machine did start up with the A/C adapter plugged in. However, it got as far as the screen with the Windows XP logo and the screen went blank, although the battery light was still on. I tried starting it back up again without the A/C adapter. This time, it booted up like it was supposed to and reached the desktop, but was running very sluggishly. When I plugged the A/C adapter back in, the screen went blank once again. I'm beginning to wonder if the problem was totally a d/c jack issue or if (horrors!) it's a motherboard issue. It does still seem to be charging with the A/C adapter.

Any thoughts?

A:Dell Inspiron not working on AC after DC jack repair

I'd say it is likely the fall did more damage than just to the jack. The jack was something easy to see but internally there could more damage.

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My Dell Inspiron n5010 (Windows 7 Ultimate, 64bit) recently recovered from an LCD problem (8 Beeps), that I managed to fix with an external monitor, 'Startup Repair' and new GPU and BIOS drivers that were recommended by the Dell 'AutoDetect' feature on the website.
The laptop now works fine (as far as I know), however, it constantly beeps, then pauses, then beeps some more.
Note that this problem does not persist if I booted the laptop as it was connected to an external monitor. As long as I booted it connected to one, it won't trouble me.
Is there a fix for this problem, as having to rely on an external monitor for a laptop kind of destroys the purpose of portability. The battery is pretty old and I can't just put the computer to sleep to move it somewhere else without it shutting down itself.
I have not tested if the problem persists if it boots from a hibernation.
Thank you,

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Hiya Ladies and Gents, 

I got to hand a Dell Inspirion One 19T that has been upgraded from Win 8 to win 10.  The speakers have a nice big red cross through them and keep saying that there's no issue and to plug in speakers or headphones.
What I have done so far...
Updated Audio device drivers
Updated Reltek HD codec and general drivers
Checked in BIOS to make sure the on board audio device is enabled
Windows updates
Uninstalled the driver and restarted
Uninstalled the driver and installed from fresh download
Sacrificed a top end calculator to the God of electronics

The last two things I can think of being the issue are...
a) Audio card knackered
b) Restore to win 8 and then NOT doing the update

Any suggestions other than those????

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It's as if it doesn't detect the headphones. It says my Realtek audio driver is up-to-date. When I go to manage audio devices, there's only one device listed called "Speakers / Headphones", so I don't know if when I plug my headphones in it's supposed to detect it separately. I've tried multiple headphones, all of which work with other devices. Also, there are two drivers listed under "sound, video, and game controllers". One is Realtek Audio and the other is Intel(R) Display Audio. Should I reinstall them both? This is a new laptop that I got to replace my old laptop which had (different) sound problems, so I'm very frustrated and at my wit's end, help is appreciated, thank you.

A:Dell Inspiron 15: Headphones not working, sound comes through speakers when plugged in

First, make sure the headphone cable is fully inserted...
Then you show get a popup to allow you to select the device if you are using a Combined Audio Port.
If you aren't getting the popup, check the task manager to see if on the Startup Tab a Waves MaxxAudio entry is set to enabled.
If you look at the processes tab you should have two entries for Waves, one blue square and one green circle.

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The other day a speaker cord was yanked out of my computer and dismembered the head phone port. When headphones or speakers are plugged in they do not work. The main issue here is when nothing is plugged into the port my laptop speakers do not work. Its as if my computer thinks something is plugged in and has turned off its own speakers.
Im poor and lack funds to pay someone for help. What can I try to fix this?

A:problems with headphone port and non working speakers Dell Inspiron

The headphone jack will have to be repaired (if possible - in many cases it will require a new motherboard). There is a contact in the jack (a "normal through") contact that the sound chip senses. Maybe a computer tech can rewire around that so the speakers always work or if you are lucky replace the jack. Otherwise you are looking at a new motherboard. You will have to weigh having sound against the $$ it will potentially take to fix it.

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DELL INSPIRON 15 speakers are not working even after updating all the audio drivers

A:DELL INSPIRON 15 speakers are not working even after updating all the audio drivers

VidyaSOmannaspeakers are not working
Hello. Plug in headphones into the headphone jack and listen. If you do not hear audio through the headphones either then it is probably not a problem with the speakers.
If you do hear audio through the headphones when plugged in, but no audio through speakers when the headphones are unplugged, then there might be a failure of the speakers. Test the speakers for failure by running either the audio test in the ePSA test, or by failing the color bar test in  the PSA test {Your laptop will have either the ePSA test or the older PSA test.) Instructions for testing the speakers.
If the speakers pass the speaker test but produce no audio when you are in Windows (but you do get audio through the headphone jack), then the audio driver might be at fault.To test the driver, switch between the Realtek audio driver and the Windows native audio driver.

Open the Device Manager (find it in the Control Panel, or type devmgmt.msc into the search box).
Expand the "Sound, video & game controllers" and right click on "Realtek High Definition Audio".
Select to "Update Driver Software".
Click on "Browse my computer for driver software".
Click "Let me pick from a list of drivers on my computer".
Put a check in the box "Show compatible hardware" if not already checked.
In the list of devices, click "High Definition Audio" (the native driver).
Click "Next".
On the Update Driv... Read more

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Hello!Some weeks ago the sound stopped working on my Dell Inspiron 3521. I can hear sounds when i connect headphones or speakers. I had windows 7 and i thought that the problem could be solved if i updated to window 10, but it didn't work. My drivers seem to be up to date. Is it a common problem on theese laptops or it might be a hardware problem? Please help!

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Hello ! Today I bought a brand new laptop. It came with ubuntu OS, everything was working fine, but I've decided to install windows 8.1 on it. After I've installed windows my new laptop can't connect to the internet. At first I've thought that I might been having some issues with my router, but since other devices(laptops, cellphones) can access the internet in my house that doesn't seem to be the problem.
Shall Any one help me on this please...

A:Inspiron 3542 Wifi , Blutooth is not working..

Hi narrapriya1,
Please punch in the system service tag or express service code from the link below. Then Click on System configuration tab and then Click on Components and find the wireless card of the system and then download the wireless card driver found under Network section.
Also, Refer to the link below to install drivers in correct order for issue resolution.

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Hi all
Would it be possible for me to purchase a standard keyboard without a number pad that I can plug into my Dell Inspiron 15 3000 series laptop?


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I've seen this problem reported for other Dell machines for a year now, since Windows 10 came out, but not for my model.
Since installing Windows 10, I can't use my SD card slot to write to, format, etc. a microSD card with adaptor. I can see the drive, read the card, and transfer files from it, but when I try to write I get an error message that the disk is write protected. It isn't. The exact same cards and adaptors work fine in my son's computer, and the cards work fine in my phone.
I just updated all my drivers and it still isn't working. When will Dell finally provide a fix for this? I can't even find any indication that they're working on it.

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I was wondering what was the maximum upgrade that I can do on my laptop

A:What upgrades can i do to my Dell inspiron 15 3542 to make it a medium end gaming laptop

Essentially, nothing.  A "mid-range" gaming notebook will have a GeForce 960m GPU or equivalent Radeon -- yours has only Intel integrated graphics and that cannot be upgraded.
If you need mid-range gaming capability, you need a new notebook -- look at the models that run at $1000 give or take $100.  That's where you'll find mid-range gaming.

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Hi Team,
My dell inspiron 15 3542 laptop beeps for 7 times from yesterday , the power light turns on & then slowly turns off & the beep sound starts.It is merely 1.4 years old.Please help me with any suggestion.
1.I have already tried using Fn key during start up,no luck
2.I tried removing battery , press power button for 15 sec, it doesnt help me

A:My dell inspiron 15 3542 laptop beeps for 7 times & dose not turn on

Hi Ananya_Garia
Thanks for writing to us. 
7 beeps indicates issue with the processor connector on the motherboard. Should your system be under warranty we can get it repaired.
Await your response.

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I am not getting any sound from my speakers on the laptop. I can plug in earbuds and I can hear sound. It does say that my AMD HDMI is not plugged in. Do you have any suggestions?

A:speakers are not working on my dell inspirion laptop

@amh3630? To better help you we would need the exact model number of your laptop/desktop??? REO

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Hi all I recently got the i7 version of this laptop and noticed that the speakers rattle a bit when vocals are being played and the headphone jack makes everything sound like it has REVERB added to it...??? It sounds like I'm in a chamber. I updated everything, anything I can do or no?

A:Dell inspiron 7559 audio problem. Speakers and headphone jack.

1 week now. Anything or should I call? This is terrible.

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Dell Laptop Vostro A860 speakers not working

although i can hear the audio fine on headphone

this laptop is 8 years old mashalla

A:Dell Laptop Vostro A860 speakers not working


It could be that the speakers died on such an old device?

Since this is a DELL, have you tried the built-in, pre-boot hardware diagnostics?
Provides means to test all the hardware.

Tap F12* during a cold start to bring it up > follow the screen steps.
Just a thought...


*That is the usual key on a Dell. I don't know about your specific model.

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dear Team,
             How to Adjust brightness contol in my dell inspiron 3542 model laptop OS-windows 7 ultimate.
in keyboard button cant adjust.  I tried lot of time. But cannot found. pls suggest me how to adjust in control panel? 

A:How to Adjust brightness contol in my dell inspiron 3542 model laptop OS-windows 7 ultimate

Thank you for writing to us!
To change the display brightness on a laptop

Open Power Options by clicking the Start button , clicking Control Panel, clicking System and Security, and then clicking Power Options.
Move the slider next to Screen brightness at the bottom of the screen. The brightness changes automatically.

Kindly let us know if this helps.

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i have a dell 14r inspiron laptop on windows vista. i take my laptop along with me on work trips. on a recent trip my speakers simply stopped working. this has happened before. i had to call and speak to a dell rep to have it fixed...and pay a one-time fee. i was hoping to not do that again.

anyone have any ideas as to why this would happen? i am using a wireless connection from a hotel that i stayed at. the previous time the issue happened, it was as a result of the same circumstances.

speakers aren't working for youtube, itunes, etc.

any help would be appreciated.

A:dell laptop speakers stop working after using new wireless connection

Hi and welcome to TSF did you try system restore to a point when it was working

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i have a dell 14r inspiron laptop on windows vista. i take my laptop along with me on work trips. on a recent trip my speakers simply stopped working. this has happened before. i had to call and speak to a dell rep to have it fixed...and pay a one-time fee. i was hoping to not do that again.

anyone have any ideas as to why this would happen? i am using a wireless connection from a hotel that i stayed at. the previous time the issue happened, it was as a result of the same circumstances.

speakers aren't working for youtube, itunes, etc.

any help would be appreciated.

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I have a Dell Inspiron 1525 Laptop with Windows Vista Basic.  Today after plugging in a headphone set both the speaker and the headphone sound stopped working.  I have not changed any audio settings but checked them anyway and nothing was turned off or muted that I could see.  I have tried downloading and re-installing the audio drivers from the Dell support site but when I go to install them I get an error message saying that 'This is not the correct audio driver for this system. The installer will now exit.'
Any suggestions to get the sound working again? 

A:Dell Inspiron 1525 Laptop sound not working

Try using System Restore. Try running the Dell Diagnostics audio tests to rule out hardware failure. See the "No Audio" FAQ for details.

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My Laptop Dell Inspiron 5759 is working very slow. When I open a page must wait a lot. I have windows 10 installed. Don't know what happen, please help me with this big problem..Thank you.

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I have a DELL Inspiron 1501 about 5 years old and CD/DVD player opens and closes but doesn't work when I put a CD or DVD in it. Just spins and trys to read the CD or DVD but doesn't do anything? Does anyone know what the problem could be or what type of troubleshooting I can perform on it?

thank you. I'm new to this site.

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I bought Inspiron 3542 laptop with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS.
At first launch I update software by request from update manager. And then I met problem. There is no sound in built-in speakers. But if  I use external speakers souns is ok

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Dell Inspiron 3542
Windows 10 Home 64bit (1703)
I was watching (and hearing), videos with the laptop at rest on top of my desk and suddenly sound went mute. I check all the typical culprits (Volume Mixer, Playback Devices, Dell Audio Sound Manager, downloaded and reinstalled latest driver, etc), but no sound. Sound does work with headphones and when I insert them the system automatically detects them and adjust volume. When I remove them the system quickly sense that and adjust the volume. So I came here and read Jimco's FAQ. Followed all the recommendations and ran the pre-boot assessment test. Sadly I can not hear the 8 tones. So now, what are my options to fix the problem?

A:Inspiron 3542 no sound from internal speakers

Hi. If ther laptop is still under warranty, contact tech support for service.

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Hello, I am new here. I have an HP Pavilion entertainment laptop. Everything was functioning just fine. Then, windows update happened. It was a critical update that cannot be undone. I performed the update. Immediately after all of the preinstaled HP software quit working. I fought and fought and I have most of it working again but all of it is very buggy and crashes a lot. HP Help and support and HP health no longer work. I had to install the vista versions and I run them in compatibility mode. They still don't work rite. Another critical update was released and then my internet port on the side stopped working. My laptop cannot connect to the internet through it but will via wireless. In the hardware manager my internet card shows up as the driver failing to load. It is Realtek PCB family controller. Uninstalls and re installs don't work. I even used a registry cleaner (registry first aid) to uninstall it so as to remove all the registry keys. Letting windows try to install the driver fails as does letting the realtek software try. Also, every reinstall just adds a number to the end of it. I am on Realtek (3) now. I need to get this driver to work but it will not. I am not seeing a whole lot about it so I guess this isn't a common problem. Everything else I have works fine so far as I can tell. I also tried using the file browser to hunt down all things realtek related and delete them. Windows just gives me the new hardware box, puts back what I del... Read more

A:Wired internet jack not working but wireless works just fine

Run Windows System Restore - choose a restore point prior to the installation of the Windows Update you mentioned -
START | type rstrui

What is the exact model number of the HP laptop - look on the label on the bottom.

Registry cleaners are unnecessary and can cause registry damage -



Regards. . .



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I am using a Dell Inspiron 15 5567, Service Tag: <Service tag removed>. This is a newly purchased laptop (Dec'16).
Now after using this laptop for some time, i came to know that there is some problem with one of my speakers.
Now when i am playing some music files, i am just getting sound from one of the speakers.
I updated all the audio drivers and even checked by changing the music players but still no use.
As i said before, for this laptop there are two integrated speakers. My laptop right side speaker is not working.
Can anyone help me out with this issue...?

A:My dell laptop (Inspiron 5567) right side speaker is not working

Narendranath,Click the link below for troubleshooting sound issues on your computer. Within the link is information to run diags on the sound/speakers.Sound/Audio Problems in Microsoft Windows

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ASUS Notebook G60Vx Series

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Intel(R) WiFi Link 5100 AGN
A few days ago my internet suddenly stopped working. I plugged in the ethernet cord and everything worked fine. Checking the properties in the device manager showed the device was working properly, I also tried resetting it to make sure it was enabled but it did not work.

Upon troubleshooting, the "Windows Network Diagnostic" said the problems was that the Wireless adapter was not turned on. Using the switch on the front of the laptop as well as the function keys does nothing. Usually a graphic pops up showing if the WiFi is on or off, changinging transparent to show the WiFi is disabled. Now when I turn the switch on it always appears transparent, effectively going from off to off

So I know the computer reads both the function keys and the switch on the front but both methods never actually turns the adapter on. I just finished a system restore and nothing has changed

Any help would be greatly appreciated thanks.

A:Wifi not working on ASUS laptop, LAN working fine

Maybe the switch or adapter is defective. Some other ideas ...

Do you have an ASUS utility to also turn the wireless on/off? (I have an HP utility on one of my laptops that will individually control the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth if the physical switch is on.)

In Device Manager right click on the adapter - Properties - Advanced tab. Sometimes there is a Property in there that allows turning the adapter on/off.

If the card is easily accessible through a cover on the laptop's bottom remove and carefully and firmly replace the card several times to fix any potential looseness or corrosion problems.

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Hello, I have a HP ENVY 360 and my Speakers are recognized, Whenever they are supposed to be playing they show activity, the bar fills up green on the Playback Devices, nut my headphone jack and my speakers don't work. I was wondering if maybe this is a hardware problem, and how I could fix at least the headphone jack  Thank you,Lucas.

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hello guys i know i am new here and this is my first post but i just really need help with this problem. so i took off the back of my sony vaio e series because the fan was overheating alot so i wanted to clean it out, so i did. when i put the laptop back together the sound was gone as well as the headphone and mic and usbs jacks. i can connect a usb on the other side through the esata jack and i can hook up and hdmi cable and it plays sound on the tv. i tried uninstalling the driver and reinstalling it and im trying to figure out what the problem is. but the thing is when i install the drivers i still dont have anything for the mic come up or the speakers just digital audio(hdmi) drive. i need ur help cuz im in college and i need this computer to work i only had it for 2 years and this is the first problem ive had. thanks in advance

A:speakers and usb jacks and headphone and mic jack not working


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I do not recieve any sound from my laptop. The only device that's enabled is the Digital Audio (S/PDIF), there is no speakers device/icon available for me to select. No sound comes if I play anything with out headphones, and with headphones, still no sound.

A:Sound not working, speakers and headphone jack.

Hi graffar and welcome to TSG. Whats the make and model of your laptop? Go into device manager and see if there are any exclamation marks in the sound devices. Let us know. Right click the start orb \ Properties \ taskbar tab \Notification area \ Customize. Make sure Volume is set for "Show Icon and Notifications" Check and see if the sound isn't muted in the control panel.

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I have just done a fresh install from vista to Windows 7 7100. All drivers are installed and working fine but I dont seem to be getting any sound out of my internal laptop speakers.

I plugged in headphones and they work fine, i never had a problem in Vista.

I have install the latest Realtek 223 codecs and still no joy, I'm in the middle of trying some older versions but does anyone else have any ideas?

I'm running:
Windows 7 RC7100
Asus M50Sv
Realtek 223 codec

Not to sure on the accual hardware model.

A:Internal speakers not working but headphones are fine

Sounds like an assignment problem;
Realtek HD Changing Jack output reassignments ( FIX )

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I have been having issues with my touchscreen. It was working just fine and then it wasn't. I have done everything I could possibly think of including
-restart the computer
- run troubleshoot on the laptop and through dell.com
- reset the computer with files
-reset the computer without files
-checked the BIOS
- reinstall/uninstall the touchscreen driver ( it does not automatically reinstall btw)
-update the driver: it was found that all drivers are up to date on my laptop

Under device manager, the HID compliant touchscreen is greyed out and there is an error code that says "
Currently, this hardware device is not connected to the computer. (Code 45)
To fix this problem, reconnect this hardware device to the computer."
I have contacted dell technical support via phone and could not help me. I am a student who goes out of the United states for school. I was told to give them a call back once I was back into the states. I explained this does not help me as I am at school for another 3 months and I need this laptop for school. But all I got was a please call back.
So now I am unsure of what to do. Has anyone had this problem and was successfully able to fix it? Also I am running windows 10, but it came with the laptop.
Please help!

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My control panel is empty. I cannot uninstal anything.
win7 ultimate is my OS. DELL INSPIRON M 4040. Ubuntu.
I did scannow in cmd and some corrupt files are there. It was displayed that details of corrupt stored in CBS.log . Bt I dont know how to access that . Please help me out.

A:CONTROL PANEL NOT WORKING.win7ultimate. dell inspiron m 4040 laptop.

Please follow the Windows Update Posting Instructions and post the requested data

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i had to format my hard disk after having an unmountable disk error, and reinstall win 10
after installation my sound stopped working 

i installed realtek drivers, switched to generic and back still no sound even tho in playback devices it shows that sound is coming through
i did a epsa audio test from bios and recieved no sound 
i opened up the laptop to disconnect and reconnect the speakers but still no sound 
also my left speaker had stopped working before re installation, and the audio jack has a bit broken off exposing the metal stick(i dont know maybe this is a problem)

pls i'm at my wits end as ive searched for all information and they not working, i would appreciate any information i can get, thanks in advance for any help, its also hard to get help as i live in west africa, also i'm a student can't afford to change laptop over sound

A:inspiron 15 3542 no audio sound headphones and speakers, drivers ok

Hello. I replied to your other post yesterday.
dejibytealso my left speaker had stopped working before re installation, and the audio jack has a bit broken off exposing the metal stick(i dont know maybe this is a problem)
That information wasn't in your first thread. That might be why there is no audio through the headphone jack.

In light of this additional information, it is possible that you have 2 issues: broken headphone jack, and an interruption in the audio signal to the speakers. I understand that you reseated the speakers, but the ePSA test proves that the signal is still not getting through, or they have failed.
If the laptop is no longer under warranty, all I can suggest is that reseat the speaker cable again.
As for the headphones, I don't think that the Inspiron 3542 has a jack circuit board, so your best option may be to get a usb audio jack. It only costs a few dollars on Amazon. Don't know about the availability in your area.

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i formatted my computer due to unmountable disk error, and reinstalled win 10, now i dont have any audio,

i have downloaded the right realtek drivers, and made sure to switch between generic and others,
finally i did an audio test from the epsa(pre assessment tests)  and no sound,
after i removed the speakers and reinstalled to check shaky connection still no sound.

i am at my wits end and can't access any info to help me, so  some help is greatly needed thank you 

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Hello, I'm Artekis. A year ago, sevenforums helped solved my BSOD problem! Now I'm back for help on audio problems.

I recently noticed that the front audio ports of my Windows 7 PC do not work properly. I plugged in both speakers and my headset, and the right side of the speakers do not work as well as the right side of the headset cups.

The back audio ports work perfectly fine for both my headset and speakers. As a result, I can safely say that it's a problem with my front audio ports.

According to the Sound tab, I have VIA HD Audio, which is integrated audio on my ASUS motherboard. There also seems to be NVIDIA High Definition Audio in the sound controllers section of the device manager. According to some people on Sevenforums, it's used if you want to use a HDMI cable to connect audio from my PC to the TV? Is this correct?

So what should I do to get my front audio ports to work? I will gladly provide any information that can help solve my problem.


Edit: Just a little update, but the front audio panel worked perfectly fine from both cups of my headset for a couple of seconds after I restarted my computer. But it quickly switched back to the left cup working only. However, the mic jack in the front doesn't work at all.

A:Front Audio Jack, right sided speakers/cup not working

Check the front panel connection on the motherboard. Reseat the connection (unplug and then plug back in).
The front panel headphone jack may have developed a problem, which is not uncommon.

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I've had this problem for a few weeks now and haven't been able to solve it. When I play audio from any source, the sound is distorted and fuzzy. Sometimes when I restart the laptop then the audio plays as normal for a while, until I pause a video or load a new page and then the problem starts again. However, even when this happens, the audio is still perfectly fine if I play it through headphones.I have seen that there have been a few audio problems with notebooks and I've followed the recommended steps and installed the updated audio drivers but nothing has worked so far.Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

A:Distorted audio from speakers/ headphones working fine

Hi, Try the Realtek HD Audio driver on the link below. http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp77501-78000/sp77787.exe Regards, DP-K

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When I open adobe photoshop 5.x, 80% of the time I will get an error message saying 'graphics card driver has stopped working'.  Photoshop will start fine, but it will crash when I try to open any image file.  I am using the stock operation system (windows 8.1) and the latest graphics card driver (according to dell's driver check).  Does anyone what might be the reason?

A:graphics card driver has stopped working on a dell inspiron 13 7349 laptop

Hi Wzfoto,
Please open device manager and uninstall all the video drivers and reinstall them from support.dell.com type your service tag and check under drivers and downloads find it my self and see if the issue still persists.

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