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Wednesday, January 27, 2016
How To Troubleshoot Your Computer When You Don't Hear Any Sound
Reasons on why your computer has no sound
January 27, 2016
Let’s try these techniques before you go to a
computer repair shop.
Try testing first the sound on
computer by connecting the headphones; play a music on a music device such as
the windows media player; if that’s not working, if it’s desktop PC; check the hardware such as the speakers: if they are properly connected on sound card
on the back of the tower, check all the wires in the back of the tower, if
they're connected in the right slots and see to it whether you have configured
them correctly. The Speakers wiring must be properly connected into the correct
jack on Audio out port on sound card which is normally green in color. Make
sure that they have power by plugging the speakers to a power bar and are
Go Control Panel then System and Security then click on Action Center,
now on the left pane select Windows Update and let it download all the updates,
click on all the important and optional updates available for your computer,
and then restart the computer after installing all the updates. If that still doesn't work, the driver may
have been uninstalled. If so, go to your computer's manufacturer's website and
go to the "Support" section. (i.e. www.toshiba.com :support section); You will need to fill in the
blank’s input form for your computer's model for drivers update; Your PC'S model number is written in the back of your computer so once you enter
that; it will give you an option to download any missing drivers. Actually the support section will present you
a list of drivers update; then select the Sound Driver and install it, just follow prompts and then
restart the computer for the new settings to apply.
Don’t forget to check the Speaker icon located in the taskbar at the right side
bottom of your screen; perhaps, something must be wrong in there. Click on
Mixer option to open volume control and make sure all slide bars are above low
and all mute boxes are unchecked.
Speakers Volume -Up
If all else fails, ensure your Sound Driver isn't disabled, it could be
that you disabled them unintentionally, to do this: Point to Start menu button
then Go to Control Panel click on Hardware and Sound and then select
Sound’s Playback Tab then Right-click on Speakers to check its
settings; you must choose Enable. Click
Okay for the new settings to apply then restart your PC.
Enable Speakers is selected
Disable Speakers isn't selected
Somewhat from time to time the PC’s sound driver will be inadvertently
disabled during sudden shutdowns.