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monkster
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no sound, on my computer

My dad gave me this computer from his work, they got all new ones so he gave me one of the old ones, he was pretty sure it had a sound card.

my problem is i have no sound.
i have tried several things, i have headphones pluged into the back where the speaker port is, i have checked to make sure it is in tight, i tried to get into volume control but it doesnt let me get in, when i try to get in through the recorder, the tabs for playback and record are unaviable.

any ideas....

thanks

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Re: no sound, on my computer


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i have tried several things, i have headphones pluged into the back where the speaker port is, i have checked to make sure it is in tight, i tried to get into volume control but it doesnt let me get in, when i try to get in through the recorder, the tabs for playback and record are unaviable.

If the tabs are grayed-out, this suggests that the computer may not have a sound card or if it does, it is disabled. You need to go into the Control Panel and check the "System" menu then the "System Properties" menu, then the "Sound Video and Game Controllers" tab. This will tell you what is installed in your PC and whether it working or not.

Follow the instructions. It may be that you need to install a device driver that you can download from the Internet.

John Atkinson
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Re: no sound, on my computer

I guess the first question is do you have a driver for the sound card? This should be available from the Interweb from the soundcards (or motherboard if it's built in) manufacturer. Second, if it's a PCI card, is it sitting correctly? (Careful, don't touch the gold 'pins' with yer fingers!) If you can supply more detail on the particular card and computer configaration I might be able to help more...
Good luck
synth

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