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Audio Driver problem with IBM ThinkCentre

By DJNinjaRock
Jun 4, 2008
  1. Ok, truth be told I' quite the noob when it comes to computers, and my father has recently just given me his really old piece of crap computer. It's an IBM ThinkCentre. And everything is fine but I just can't get the audio to work. I'll list the System Specs below I got from that Everest program everyone seems to be using on this forum. I've spent the last two days putting every single driver that I've been told will work into my computer and I still have nothing. And no it's nothing to do with the speakers because that little megaphone icon doesn't even appear in the system tray in the bottom right hand corner.

    Can someone please help me out and tell me where to find the driver I need to make my sound work? Thank you so much!

    Computer Specs:

    Field Value
    Computer
    Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional
    OS Service Pack Service Pack 2
    DirectX 4.09.00.0904 (DirectX 9.0c)
    Computer Name JPC
    User Name Jordan

    Motherboard
    CPU Type Intel Pentium 4, 2600 MHz (13 x 200)
    Motherboard Name IBM 8187DHM
    Motherboard Chipset Intel Springdale-G i865G
    System Memory 246 MB (PC2700 DDR SDRAM)
    BIOS Type Phoenix (09/05/03)
    Communication Port Communications Port (COM1)
    Communication Port ECP Printer Port (LPT1)

    Display
    Video Adapter Intel Extreme Graphics 2
    3D Accelerator Intel Extreme Graphics 2

    Multimedia
    Audio Adapter Intel 82801EB ICH5 - AC'97 Audio Controller [A-2/A-3]

    Storage
    IDE Controller Intel(R) 82801EB Ultra ATA Storage Controllers
    Floppy Drive Floppy disk drive
    Disk Drive IC35L060AVV207-0 (60 GB, 7200 RPM, Ultra-ATA/100)
    Disk Drive WD 1200BEA External USB Device (111 GB, USB)
    Disk Drive Apple iPod USB Device (1913 MB, USB)
    Optical Drive LITEON CD-ROM LTN486S (48x CD-ROM)
    SMART Hard Disks Status OK

    Partitions
    C: (NTFS) 35777 MB (30979 MB free)
    E: (FAT32) 114442 MB (61316 MB free)
    Total Size 146.7 GB (90.1 GB free)

    Input
    Keyboard Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
    Mouse PS/2 Compatible Mouse

    Network
    Network Adapter Intel(R) PRO/1000 MT Desktop Connection

    Peripherals
    USB1 Controller Intel 82801EB ICH5 - USB Controller [A-2/A-3]
    USB1 Controller Intel 82801EB ICH5 - USB Controller [A-2/A-3]
    USB1 Controller Intel 82801EB ICH5 - USB Controller [A-2/A-3]
    USB1 Controller Intel 82801EB ICH5 - USB Controller [A-2/A-3]
    USB2 Controller Intel 82801EB ICH5 - Enhanced USB2 Controller [A-2/A-3]
    USB Device USB Mass Storage Device
    USB Device USB Mass Storage Device
     
  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +6

    The ThinkCentre is a good machine. All the drivers are available from the Driver Matrix by going to www.lenovo.com, then entering your Type number from the machine label. It is seven digits.
     
  3. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,457   +228

    That icon isn't an indicator of whether your speakers are working. It has to do with the sound card itself. The icon could appear even if you unplug the speakers from the PC altogether. You can set the icon to appear or not appear in the system tray. It's an option.

    So just in case can you check the operation of the speakers on another PC? You can also go to the Control Panel > Sounds and Audio Devices and make sure "Mute" hasn't been accidentally set or the volume turned all the way down.
     
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