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Desktop and Tablet Speakers Stopped Working

Q: Desktop and Tablet Speakers Stopped Working

The speakers for my dell XPS 8500 computer and my dell latitude 10 tablet stopped working on the same day. My computer speakers had been plugged into the monitor and working fine since I got the computer a few months ago. Both the desktop and tablet run windows 8. I have tried dell tech support, but they can not seem to figure it out. I am concerned that since both went out on the same day it could be related. One reason I feel that it may be a single issue is that on one occassion (when I first setup my tablet) my tablet stopped responding and my desktop monitor entered and would not exit standy mode at the exact same time. If anyone has any idea on what could be the cause of the speakers not working on both my desktop and tablet please let me know. I am posting this hear in case its some kind of windows 8 networking issue.

Preferred Solution: Desktop and Tablet Speakers Stopped Working

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

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

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Desktop and Tablet Speakers Stopped Working

Since both of your computers are Dells, did Dell support have you run their online diagnostics for your system hardware? The online diagnostics are very much like the PC Doctor based Dell Diagnostics that are likely already installed on both of your Dells. The advantage the online diagnostics have is that they are often more detailed and more up-to-date.

If they didn't have you run them yet, they are free for you to use to troubleshoot your computers. Here's the link to the diagnostics home page --- Dell PC Diagnostics | Dell US --- Note that you can choose which diagnostics to run: 1) all diagnostics 2) diagnostics by symptom 3) diagnostics by component. If you don't have a lot of time, you could start by running the sound system tests.

Both your desktop and your tablet have Realtek audio, ALC3800-CG for the desktop, ALC3261 for the tablet. A feature of Windows 8 is a background service that functions as an Automatic Update for drivers . . . So, possibly both of your computers received a sound driver update on the same day ... or possibly a recent Windows Update arrived on the same day that just happened to affect your sound drivers.

I'll guess that you've already tested for sound with a pair of headphones on each computer?

If it seems likely to be an audio driver issue, you could try different drivers (newer or older, from Dell, Windows Update, or Realtek) ... with the Dell drivers likely to be your first choice. To go straight to the last driver that worked, you can look in Device Manager to see if the Roll-Back feature is available for that driver. Device Manager - Sound, video, and game controllers - double-click or double-tap your Realtek High Definition Audio - select the Driver tab - select Roll Back Driver.

Or you can use System Restore, selecting a restore point from before the sound went missing.

Can't hurt to run a scan for malware, too, just to make sure there isn't a new infection that has the unusual damage of disrupting audio.

Best of luck
. . . Gary

P.S. .... you might also have a look in the Event Viewer logs, to see if any errors coincide with the audio mishap.

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Some time in the last month, the tablet function of my X201 Tablet PC conked out.  I'm running Windows 7 (32 bit).  Perhaps there was something wrong with some driver update that was installed either through Windows Update or through the Lenovo Thinkvantage stuff.  I never managed to figure out what was wrong.  I tried installing various updates and drivers from both those sources, and from Wacom, without success.  I couldn't find any thread on the internet that discussed exactly this problem or suggested a solution.  It was a frustrating week! I seem to have solved the problem, though.  Through Control Panel -> Uninstall programs I found and uninstalled everything from Wacom, and all of the "Ultranav" driver stuff from Lenovo.  Altogether there were 6 or so things that I uninstalled.  Then I reinstalled Wacom's tablet driver (ISD Tablet, version 7.1.0-8), and then pen's back, and, indeed, working better than it ever has (the alignment calibration has been terrible since I bought the machine).  I haven't reinstalled the Ultranav drivers, and will probably refrain from doing so. I hope this helps the next frustrated Lenovo tablet user. 

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A:X201 Tablet pen: Stopped working, but here's how I...

Hey there dmsk,
Thank you for sharing this information with the community, it is greatly appreciated, and I'm sure it may help someone who is experiencing similar issues.
Thank you for being a part of the Lenovo Community!

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Hello to everyone! My problem is that after the last update of Windows 10 my grafic tablet stopped working. When I conect it to the notebook it just flashing with inegrated light and doesnīt work. When I try to install a new tablet driver the system asks me to connect the tablet, and when i connect it nothing happens like the system doesnīt see it.What I did is to talk with manufacture of the tablet, they recomended me to have the newest update of windows and install new drivers from the tablet (which is imposible for now) and also they told me to download a last version of  usb driver of the notebook. But thereīs nothing new in the section of drivers for my notebook. I downloaded ThinkVintage 5.07.0059, but itīs still the same.Also I tried to disconect all the gadjets and connect only the tablet, still nothing.There is no any previous driver of the tablet installed in the system. Basicaly before it was working without any native driver, just with drivers that set up windows in the first conection (plug and play). Ah, also I tried to downgrade the last windows update, but itīs like some bug is still there and now doesnīt give a permision to the tablet. My tablet is Xp-Pen Star03 in case. Thanks to everyone for any suggestion. 

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Hi,I am suspecting a hardware failure, but wanted to check the forums first anyway.I have an X230 Tablet running Windows 8.1 Update. Fingerprint software 6.0. Was working fine (i.e. swipe to power on and log on to Windows and the Lenovo Password Mgr) until this morning. No more green light on the sensor, no function. Windows says that the fingerprint sensor is not available.It was still showing up in Device Manager, I uninstalled it as part of some troubleshooting and it's not being detected anymore now.Any ideas other than hardware?Thanks,SA.

A:X230 Tablet fingerprint reader stopped working

It sounds like hardware failure but try one more thing:
Reboot into BIOS setup (by pressing F1 at the ThinkPad logo screen).
Go to the security -> fingerprint menu.
There's an option about clearing the fingerprint sensor storage (or something like that).
What happens?

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I have a Trust TB-4200 A4 graphics tablet

Installed it over 6 weeks ago in windows7 RC 64bit with Vista drivers.

works prefectly

turned my machine on today and suddenly its stopped working with this:

Windows cannot verify the digital signature for the drivers required for this device. A recent hardware or software change might have installed a file that is signed incorrectly or damaged, or that might be malicious software from an unknown source. (Code 52)

I havent touched anything, havent changed anything, I've done nothing.

Why the hell has this happened??!?!!? I'm scewed now and have to pothc about dual booting into XP just to get my artwork finished

Why has Windows7 suddnely decided to block my drivers that have been working perfectly fine for 6 weeks for no reason!?!?

A:Graphics tablet has suddenly stopped working ((Code 52)

iTunes9 killed it

even after uninstalling it and running 2 different registry cleaners the tablet drivers were still being blocked.

Was forced to do a clean install in the end as i simply couldnt find a resolution to get these previously working drivers working again.

Clean install, drivers working 100% perfectly as they always had done.

Avoiding iTunes9 from now on

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Ever since March 3rd, 2009, every time I plug in my MANHATTAN WP5540 graphics tablet, WISPTIS.EXE crashes with the Problem Event Name of "APPCRASH." It was 1:42PM when I plugged in my tablet (Atlantic Standard Time.)

I am running Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 x64.

For applications, I only installed Firefox 3.1 beta 2, and for Windows Updates the last time that I installed any (major) updates was February 27th, 2009, and I don't believe that I've plugged my tablet in after that until the 3rd.

A:Microsoft Tablet PC Input Component has stopped working.

Try to remember what you did on March the 2nd, 2009, and then undo those actions in reverse sequence

More seriously, if you post more detail about the crash - those numbers in the "appcrash" event - someone here may be able to suggest what to do.

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I am experiencing a small problem with my Windows Vista 64 computer. After I leave my PC idle for a new minutes and come back, I get the message, "Tablet PC Input Panel Accessory has stopped working." I then choose, "Check online for a solution and close the program." Then if I go to my Tablet PC Accessory, it appears to be working anyway. I thought upgrading to Service Pack 2 would fix this problem, but it has not. Has anyone else gone though this problem? Is there a fix out there? Attached is a jpeg of my error message.


Michael R

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Please Sirs,

I need help how will i be able to correct this problem: Microsoft Tablet PC Input Component stopped working and was closed..This Message keep on opening and wont close...what will i do..please help me with this,

thank you very much

A:Microsoft Tablet PC Input Component stopped working and was closed

good question, I have the same problem too

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Hi everyone, I have a Lenovo X220 Tablet that has touch screen and pen. They suddenly stopped working today. The LCD screen still works pefectly fine, however. The touch screen is enabled on the touch settings. When I try to calibrate, it does not detect my finger or the pen. I also noticed that when I tried to reinstall the driver and it said "a supported tablet was not found on this system". I have the most recent bios. I am running Windows 7 that came with the laptop. All windows updates completed. Is it possible for the digitizer to be defective, but the LCD screen to work perfectly fine?Could it be just a ribbon failure?Which part would need to be replaced, if this is the case? Any advice would be appreciated. Thank you.

A:X220 tablet touch screen suddenly stopped working

Even though it looks like a single device, it is really 3 separate ones.  There is a basic panel.  There is a static discharge digitizer in the front to sense finger touches.  There is a second Wacom digitizer behind the panel to detect the pen.  Any of them can fail.  The wires in the cable can also crack.  Since both digitizers failed, I would first look in device manager to see if there could be a problem with a USB hub.  (digitizers both connect as USB devices.)  My next guess would be the cable.  Sorry I cannot be more definite.

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I have a dell laptop inspiron  3558 with intel core i5 with win 10 ...this morning all of a sudden its internal speakers stopped working after i  unplugged my headphones ..I have used headphones before multiple times with no problems ...in audio settings it shows the speakers are enabled and the sound bar is moving but theres no sound ..I plug the headphones back or external speakers  ,those are  working ..troubleshoot is telling me the inbuilt speakers are working fine and cannot detect any problem ..I tried reinstalling the audio driver ,then restarting , then updating with the new Microsoft hd audio driver ,stopped all enhacements restarting again ,still not working ...is this a mechanical problem or a software problem ? I barely had this laptop for 4 months ...will reinstalling windows solve the problem or what should I do ? is the sensor not working ?

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Hello, I have just successfully installed a logitech webcam, but now my logitech stereo speakers z120 have stopped working.

To clarify, the speaker icon reports the speakers are not plugged when the are.

Looking for advice on how to resolve this problem please.

Many thanks.

A:Speakers have stopped working

I've seen several instances of a web cam interfering with PC sound.

As the Z120 speakers are USB powered, check the connections for the speakers.

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Recently, I got a new computer desk to set my Windows Vista desktop on. I unplugged everything, and moved the new desk into place. I placed the computer on the desk and plugged everything back into the right place. I turned on the computer, and tried to play some music, but my speakers wouldnt work. I checked to see if they were turned up,and they were. I also checked to see if they were plugged into the right spot on the computer unit. I unplugged an plugged them into several spots, but to no avail. Please help.

PS: Ive done this once before, and fixed it, but I cant remember what I did.

A:Speakers Stopped Working

Hello, yeah, had that happen to me before. Try this, with the speakers unplugged , restart computer, when it has got everything started , as far as start up processes finished, plug in the speakers, You should see the Balloon pop up of New Hardware installed, and it should auto detect it and after a few seconds or so, it should show you in the Audio Manager , when you open it up, a Sound Manager option, test it out and see if it giving you the stereo sound by pressing the test button , which is in the Speaker tab, you should see a blue test button.. check that out and post back how that works out please.
This icon i have on my taskbar is a red icon of a speaker. see if you have that , and open it up to do what i have posted above ^^^^^.

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My speakers (Altec Lansing-Series100) stopped working. I can get sound from the computer, but not the speakers. I get the following error message:
( Windows cannot execute SndVol32.exe, use Add/Remove Programs in control panel to install.) When I go to Add/Remove, I don't know what to look for. Could sure use some help.


A:speakers stopped working

Can you try the speakers on another PC?

Can you also confirm that the sound card is working correctly.

Since the message appeared have you also tried restarting the pc? typical support technician question

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I'm at the end of my rope here.

The other day my speakers (Logitech X-540) stopped working all together. They pop when I shut down and reboot, but in the speaker properties they are listed as unplugged.

The Realtek HD control panel gives me an error saying that I'm using Vista drivers and to download the proper ones.

I've downloaded the current drivers from Realtek (r2.02) and from Gigabyte and neither work. Is my next step getting a new soundcard for further troubleshooting or is there something I'm overlooking? And yes, I have checked to see that the speakers are actually connected to the PC

A:Speakers stopped working

Have you tried going into device manager and checked to see if all the sound drivers are there and if they are working correctly, you could also try to uninstall all your sound drivers and then let windows find the correct ones again by doing a online search.

Also did you try to change the properties on sound manager so that you were using Realtek high definition audio as I notice that it is not set to default on your screen shot, also have you tried to see if the sound works through your headphones.

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My speakers used to work just fine, but now they don't.
When I boot up the computer, the Found New Hardware Wizard pops up and says, "this wizard helps you install software for: multimedia audio controller".
If I choose the default of "install the software automatically", it doesn't find anything.
Can somebody help me?

A:speakers stopped working

You need to install the "Sound Driver" for the sound-card which is fitted inside your PC case.
The correct driver can be obtained from your PC or laptop manufacturer's website.
if you require more help with this, please reply.

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I have a dell, windows XP, and dell spaekers model # A215. They worked for about a year and a half and the just stopped last week. Please help !

A:My speakers stopped working !

Check in Device Manager and see if your sound card is still listed.

Go to Control Panel-> Sounds and Audio Devices-> Volume and check there, then hit Advanced and check there also.

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I uninstalled a program I thought I didn't need - something about "stereo" which I thought I had recently installed.

Then, it being that time of the month, I ran my data eraser and overwrote all available hard drive space. So whatever it was its gone.

Now my speakers don't work and the icon is missing. Oy Vea

Now what?

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I have a pair of QSB speakers from SoundScience, USB powered and USB Output (no jack) which worked fine for ages on my Samsung laptop then suddenly stopped working a few months ago.
I think it must be a problem that occurred when I updated some software, though I am not sure what.
The speakers are recognised by my laptop, as they appear in the Sound Properties window when I open it. The problem comes when I try to set them as default to make them play- nothing happens, and they cannot be set to default, nor can I test them. I have tried rolling back drivers, updating drivers, both on the speakers and on my sound card, but the problem remains.
At this stage I don't have the skills/knowledge to go deeper into the workings of it and I'm stuck trying to get these speakers to respond via the standard sound properties interface. I thought for a long time that it was the Samsung software that comes installed on the laptop, that was conflicting/causing the speakers to not work, but I have tried un-installing that to no avail.

I am running Windows 7 on a Samsung NP300ESA laptop, with a Realtek HD Audio sound card.
Please let me know if you need any more information about my system or the problem.

I appreciate any help you can give me on this

Many thanks

A:QSB Speakers stopped working

Sounds like there may be an error with the USB connection. Go to the Device Manager and check the Sounds section to see if anything is listed for the USB speakers (and if there is any error code). Also, check the USB section to see if there are any unknown devices listed.

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My speakers have stopped working and I thought maybe I had blown them out but I tried plugging headphones into the speaker jack like I have done before and I don't get any thing but fuzz. Is that a programming problem or a problem with my jack. I get fuzz when I have the volume all the way up and it clicks when I hit mute. I don't know what to do. Please help.Thank you.

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I was listening to music and my JBL II (2.1) speakers stopped working all of a sudden (they didn't make any special noise before they went dead), and their lights went off.
The light on the Sub-woofer is on, however.
I tried unplugging and replugging all power cables from and to the system, and all of the related computer cables. Also tried restarting the computer.
Nothing seems to work.

I've read on a similar thread that it might be the fuse blown out or the amp overheated.
How can I find out what's the problem, and how do I fix it?

Thanks in advance.

A:JBL speakers stopped working

ok check the fuse in the plug I think it should be 5amp so take another one from another lead somewhere to test . also leave for 20 minutes let amp cool down then try if works then amp over heating .. make sure unplugged both ends when checking fuse.. if still not working then look in device manager make sure these is no yellow exclamation marks .. go to start computer system properties hardware device manager if there is let us know .. hope this been helpful but someone more experienced might be able to offer better advice

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hi everyone
im new to this so I don't really know how to use this forum...I was playing around with my mic and speaker options because I downloaded a voice changer for a project im working on but there was too much echo in the background so I was trying to fix that following their instructions with what to do with speaker and mic options. whatever they were saying to do I couldn't even find so I didn't end up doing anything...now out of nowhere the speakers are not working. I try to play any video or music or anything and no sound comes out of the laptop. how can I fix that or what can I do. I don't even know how to use windows 8 properly like it confuses the hell out of me how theres no start menu so im still strugelling trying to find things.
please someone help! ihave a presentation tonight and im gunna need my speakers to work!

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Turn on my notebook few days ago and don't heard any sound from speakers.
Headphones work fine - speakers not. Try to reinstall driver / windows troubleshot / Dell support assist. Nothing help. 
All Dell support give me just one answer "call us". I'm not in US now, so this is problem for me.
Hope this is some software problem! Sad to know that 1300$ notebook have bad speakers... 

A:AW 15 R3 - the speakers stopped working


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Something weird is happening.
I was away from home 14 days, and I just came back. I started some music in youtube from my desktop and the speakers sounds weird now, for no reason at all. I really doubt my son touched my computer, but still. Tried checking the configurations I dont see anything wrong, so I thought that maybe the speakers were damaged. So I went to my laptop and I connect my USB headphones and I hear music with no vocals or very very low vocals, so I just try playing with the settings now I can hear vocals and music but weird. So I tried uninstalling the driver and installing again, and I get the same result.

I don't really know if its coincidence but it's really weird. I'm more worried about my headphones since are almost new (Genius hs-04U).


Best Regards

A:Speakers and Headphones stopped working

Also are two different brand, speakers(no usb) is Logitech and the headphones as mentioned are Genius.

Is really annoying! THANKS!

EDIT: Tried with another regular normal headphones and they are working fine. But what about these expensive hardwares? No guarantee...

EDIT: Speakers were half disconnected from the bass, amazing how I didn't checked that before LMAO :$... But no luck with the heapdhones.

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I was listening to the radio on the computer and then lost the sound.
I restarted the computer to see if that would help, but it did not.

I checked all the connections and everything seems fine.My off on dial is lit up so it seems to be getting power.

This stereo system is about ten years old. The bass went out last year but the speakers have been doing fine. Maybe it is just gotten to old to work anymore ???

Any ideas ?

Thanks for any help/advice you can give,
XP-Home, IE-8, SP-3

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I was playing a game on my computer and my speakers stopped working all of a sudden. I restarted my computer and it still didnt work. i tried unplugging everything and plugging it back in but it still didnt work. Can someone please help me to fix my problem.
Thanks in Advance.

A:My speakers stopped working all of a sudden. Someone please help.

can be caused by a number of things. More than likely you blew out your speakers or your pre-amp in your sound card. or something as simple as accidently turning the volume down.

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The speakers in my Samsung v20 laptop worked fine until I used the headphone socket to plug the machine into my amp. Since then they haven't worked. The headphone socket works fine with both headphones and the amp but I can't get anything out of the speakers.

I've tried windows and linux, everything is unmuted and the volume is turned up full.

Can anyone suggest anything that could be wrong?

A:Samsung V20 speakers stopped working

try uninstalling the speaker driver and then re-installing the driver for the speaker.This usually works in most cases.

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So, I was on my laptop just doing whatever. When I went to youtube to watch a video, no sound came on. The sound worked earlier, maybe 15 minutes before attempting to watch the video.
Can anyone help me?

A:Speakers randomly stopped working

So did the sound return?

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i just got my new laptop. I plugged in a microphone and afres that the speakers started with weird chirping sound and on restart stopped working. Cant tell dad. Please help

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Hello! I'm having an issue with the sound on my computer. I have an emachine that runs Vista, but I don't know the specs.

I installed updates on it this morning, and since then I haven't been able to play any sounds through my speakers or through headphones.
When I check my sound devices, it says "Line 1, Live! Cam Virtual, Working", which to me is odd because my webcam certainly doesn't play sound, and it isn't even plugged in.
The only other device listed says "NVIDIA HDMI Output, NVIDIA HDMI Audio, Not plugged in" and I think those are my speakers, and if so they actually are plugged in.

I have checked to make sure nothing is muted, my speakers are on and plugged in, I did unplug and replug a few times, I restarted, etc, and still nothing.

Here's a screen cap:

Thanks a lot :)

A:Speakers and headphones stopped working

If you had sound before the update and don't now, then roll back the driver. Start-> (right click) My Computer -> Manage; select device manager and go to your audio driver and under Driver tab select "Roll Back."

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overnight my speakers stopped working although headphones still ok
am also unable to send stuff to print
i guess some thing needs replaced/fixed
but what??

A:printer and speakers have stopped working

Hi jomorn,

You have this thread marked as solved. Did you figure out what the problem was?

In case you haven't, how are your speakers and printer connected to your computer?


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My Logitech x-240 speakers just stopped working. I followed the advice on an earlier thread to uninstall the driver then reboot, now there is no sound at all. At first, the volume was gone. The subwoofer is working, and the speakers were working, then, I could not turn up the volume. Now, no sound at all. Everthing is as it should be, no yellow warnings on the driver, and in the Realtek Audo configuration screen, everything says working, just no sound. I have not changed anything, nothing got unplugged. One minute I was watching a video, paused it, came back and hit play, then low to no sound from speakers. Please help!! Thanks!!

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This is my first time posting so I hope I'm doing this right. Anyway, the last time my speakers were functioning properly I was watching a movie when my battery ran out. I quickly plugged in the AC adapter and booted my computer up again and that's when the speakers stopped working.

Strangely enough the sound works if I plug in my headphones. I've made sure the speakers aren't muted and all that other stuff so what could the problem be? I believe I have a Realtek sound card and the drivers are up to date last I checked. I'd greatly appreciate any help.

A:Speakers on my laptop stopped working

Control Panel | Troubleshooting | Hardware and Sound | Playing Audio

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Hey there guys,
My speakers randomly just stopped working... this happen a few months ago, but I was able to get tech support (i have a dell) after about 3 hours on the phone with some guy in india he some how fixed it, I no longer have tech support. My boyfriend did exactly what the tech support did but no luck. Saddly I cant watch any tv or movies or even porn...thatts the killer! untill i can get it work!!

help a gal out!!!!

Before you ask,
Yes the speakers are turned on.
Yes the volume control on the speakers and PC are on
And Yes the speakers work, ive tried them on my mp3 player.

any ideas any help?

A:Solved: Speakers Stopped Working

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I am not sure why or how, but my the speakers stopped working on my Windows 98 PC. My kid was trying to play a game and noticed no sound. I popped in an audio CD, and it plays, but no sound. The speakers have power, everything is plugged in, and when I unplug and plug in the cable from the back of the PC to the large rectangular box (is that a woofer?), I hear a low hum.

I went to Control Panel-System-Device Manager, and it says the Sound Card Creative Sound Blaster AudioPCI 64V, it says it is working properly.

Any ideas?? Thanks in advance.

A:[SOLVED] My speakers stopped working!!

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Hi turned on my computer today to find that my speakers had stopped working. i tried a different source and nothing. even plugged my ipod to the speakers and they are working.so i checked the sound properties and it says its working properly but its not playing any sound. do kno what else to look at if someone could tell me some things to check that would be great thanks

A:Speakers stopped working after turning on computer

Try updating/reinstalling the audio drivers. It's also possible the audio card/chipset is faulty.

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I have a HP DV2120 us laptop. It's been very gently used only by me. It is out of warranty. Suddenly the speakers quit. I have audio through the headphone jack, but no longer through the speaker. I'm wondering if there is a cutoff switch on the headphone jack that went bad. I use the phones a lot because I use it a lot in bed. Windows XP, AMD Turion 64x2 2GB Any ideas? Thanks, Dave

A:HP DV2120us laptop speakers stopped working

Putting the headphone plug in and out got the speakers to work. Has anyone ever replaced the earphone jack in their HP DV 2120 laptop? How did you go about it? Thanks, Dave

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Help, Please! My laptop was working fine yesterday, but today when I started it up my mouse, speakers, and webcam stopped working.  When I hover over the speaker icon in the tray it says, "no audio output device is installed." When I click on Computer-Hardware there are several yellow triangles for these componenets and more (a warning). I have run Norton and there are no issues. Anyone have an idea what could be wrong?

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Hi everyone.I have the 5.1 Logitech surround sound speakers hooked up to my PC. It's the z-5500 version.

Today I went to listen to music and the speakers have stopped working. The music is very choppy, and the sound will change to different speakers, almost as if it's shorting out. For instance, you'll hear partial sound on the left-front speaker, then it'll change to the rear-back speaker, and the sound isn't constant. I also hear "pulsing sounds" coming from my subwoofer and all other speakers like every 5 seconds. I've tried different applications (itunes, vlc, windows media); same problem.

I haven't screwed around with any drivers or audio settings for these speakers. I know for a fact it isn't my soundcard, as I used headphones on another port and the sound is normal. I also have the speakers plugged into a UPS, so nothing electrical could have damaged it.

I'm running Windows 7 32 bit with no sound drivers installed. Default windows sound configuration is set up.

Any suggestions as to why these speakers just suddenly stopped working? Help would be greatly appreciated.

Best regards

A:Logitech Speakers Suddenly Stopped Working

Well if you plug headphones in and the sound if normal, then its most likely to be the speakers themselves. Is the anyway you can plug the speakers into another PC and see if the problem persists?

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I hooked my Logitech speakers to my TV, everything has been fine for three months, just recently they stopped working, my TV is a Toshiba 40RV525R, there is power coming from the speakers but no sound
Any ideas ?



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So briefly, my processor has 6 jacks in the back and 2 in the front to connect my speakers to. In the back there is a Green, Pink x2, Black, Grey and Blue Jacks. In the front there is a Pink and Grey Jack.

Now I have two sets of identical speakers and having only one Green jack I connected them both to the green using an adapter. So basically the same sound came from all the speakers.

Then yesterday I decided to try make it more surround sounding and I found out that the Black jack is for some sort of other speakers. So I connected them, and I set my sound options to quadrophonic. And it worked beautifully. Then I had to leave and I turned of my computer.

When I turned it back on, the speakers plugged into the green one still worked while the speakers plugged into the Black jack don't work anymore. I tried switching them around and the speakers that were plugged into the green one still worked while the black didn't. So its not something with the speakers.

I set defaults to everything and retraced my steps but nothing works. When I do the test, I set it to quadrphonic and it shows 4 speakers, then it tests each one and the plugged into the green ones make a sound, the others don't. What went wrong?

I'm working in Windows Vista Ultimate and Ihere is some info about my pc.
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A:My sound/speakers suddenly stopped working?

Have you checked in device manager to see if there are any driver problems ?

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Yesterday, my speakers were working just fine, but today I turned them on and they just don't work. They can not play any sounds including system sounds. I have Windows XP Home edition. I use the speakers that came with my computer, which is a Cybertron (don't know if you have ever heard of it)... I believe the speakers are called Realtek AC'97 Audio, because that's what comes up in the Device Manager. My computer DOES recognize them, I am sure they are wired correctly, and they are set as my default sound device in all necessary categories.
I was doing all of the troubleshooting for my sound, and nothing was helping. Eventually, when I revisited the device manager, there was a driver (I was dumb enough not to write down it's name) that had an exclamation point next to it. I right clicked it and went to properties, where I was told to uninstall the driver, restart my computer, and reinstall the driver. I uninstalled it, restarted, and then forgot the name of the driver and was unable to reinstall it; however, the speakers stopped working before the driver had an exclamation point next to it. Before I uninstalled the driver, my computer played system sounds, but no other sounds. Now it can not play any sound at all.
In the device manager, the things that come up under Sound, video and game controllers are:
- Audio Codecs (Device Working Properly)
- Legacy Audio Drivers (Device Working Properly)
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A:Solved: Speakers stopped working. No error message.

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HI All , I am having issue with laptop speakers. They stopped working after I connected external monitor to HP Elitebook 8440p. Connecting external speakers and headhones works and produces sound. But no luck with getting the sound out of laptop speakers. I 'm using windows 7 and have tried all solution I could find with this problem.From reinstalling audio drivers and all possible setting inside control panel sound. Please help me out here

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This afternoon I left my computer on and everything was fine. I came to use it later and it had automatically restarted and was at the log in screen. The sound no longer works through my speakers. I plugged in my USB headset and the sound does work through them.


Windows XP SP3
Device Manager had a yellow ? for "other devices" then two sub devices like this:

(?) Other Devices
(?) SM Bus Controller
(?) High Definition Audio 65535


Windows XP SP3


Gigabyte P35 motherboard
C-Media HD Oxygen sound card


I googled the (?) missing High Definition Audio driver 65535 and found other people saying to go to your motherboards website and reinstall the latest drivers. I found three different drivers listed there and downloaded all three:

under 'audio'
"Realtek Function driver for Realtek Azalia audio chip"
"Microsoft UAA (Universal Audio Architecture) Bus driver"

under 'chipset'
"Intel INF installation"

I tried installing the "Intel INF installation" first. It was only a 1MB file but the installation progress just went from .. to ..... to .......... till it restarted and it didn't look like it was doing anything, so I alt+ctrl+del closed it. I then installed the Realtek Function driver and I think this is just for sound settings on the onboard sound, which isn't what I use since I have a separate sound card. I also rein... Read more

A:Speakers suddenly stopped working, usb headset still works

Oh and I also did a system restore and that didn't help either. I checked all of the connections with the speakers and they are all where they are supposed to be. When I turn the power from the speakers off and on I can hear the sound it makes, that low *thud* sound.

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My Hp Compaq 6710b was working fine when suddenly during a song it stopped working, I can still hear the sound with headphones in best quality but can not hear it without it. I am using windows 7Ultimate, 32bit. Please help, i m really worried.... I also have updated the driver from Hp Site, but still, it is same.


Check your volume mixer under the notification area, check your speaker settings to see if its on mute or turned down.

If everything is normal, go into the device manager and look under sound, video, and game controllers.

What are listed? And is there any exclamation or red x?

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Ok guys this problem happened last march/april ish and I tried a number of things at the time to fix the issue but with no luck. I just got done working out of state for the summer and did not have my pc with me so I'm trying to have another go at fixing the problem. Summary of the issue- no problems ever with sound until one day it just stopped working. Both headphones and speakers wouldn't work even if they were plugged in. I wasn't getting any "no audio devices detected" kinds of errors or anything like that. So I tried reinstalling the realtek HD audio drivers (i was just using onboard sound at the time) and no luck. I also tried doing a few system restores to before the issue and that didn't do anything either. Finally I bought a pci-e sound card, a sounblaster cause thats all the local best buy had, installed that and still no luck with either speakers or headphones. Today I tried removing the sound card and using on board audio and still no luck. Audio device manager will recognize that I plug in my headphones into either the front speaker jack or the one on the back but just doesn't produce sound. I even opened up the pc and looked at the connections on the mobo to make sure the ones for audio hadn't come lose and that doesn't seem to be the issue either. Please any help would be greatly appreciated!! Thanks in advance

A:sound stopped working completely, headphones and speakers

Post a screenshot of the Device Manager, Sound section, for starters. I'll try to help you.

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When you had the SoundBlaster installed, you need to disable the integrated (Realtek) audio so there are no conflicts. Also, you would need to disconnect the front panel headset/mic connection to the motherboard and connect it to the SoundBlaster to have the front panel jacks work. The SoundBlaster would have needed to be set as the default playback device, instead of Realtek if it was still enabled.

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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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