Dell Latitude d600 no sound

By nowonder
Oct 18, 2006
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  1. I am kinda new to the computer world. I recently changed the motherboard in a latitude d600. Everything works fine except for the audio. I have tried to install the drivers for the onboard sound, but I get the message "Device object not present, restart the system and run setup again." I have gone through the BIOS and see the card in audio controllers, but have no way to enable/disable it. I am very much confused about how to fix this problem.
    Is there anyone out there?
    Is there anyone who really sees what's going on?

    Thanks for any help you can give.
    Andrew

    Dell Latitude d600
    1.3 Pentium M
    Windows 2000 Pro
    20 gig hard drive
    Intel pro/wireless
    Mobility Radeon 9000 32mb
    Sound Card is intel a97 i think?
  2. riekmaharg2

    riekmaharg2 Newcomer, in training Posts: 272

    You could try setting the bios to performance default. This may enable the audio device.
  3. nowonder

    nowonder Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Tried it. No dice. Thanks for the thought though.
  4. riekmaharg2

    riekmaharg2 Newcomer, in training Posts: 272

    You try updating the Bios. Be careful though.
  5. nowonder

    nowonder Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    What do you mean by careful?
  6. riekmaharg2

    riekmaharg2 Newcomer, in training Posts: 272

    If you get the wrong bios update it can f*** up you motherboard.
  7. nowonder

    nowonder Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    I see. I have the disk for latitude d600 version 16. This seems to be the latest version. Is it possible to use an earlier version without damaging anything?
  8. riekmaharg2

    riekmaharg2 Newcomer, in training Posts: 272

  9. nowonder

    nowonder Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Finally got it. It seems that there is a problem with these units and bad modems. They won't recognize the onboard sound if there is a bad modem sometimes. Removed the modem and now I have sound. Thanks for your help.
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