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How to fix a sound card?

By P4zl
Aug 14, 2003
  1. Can any 1 give me step-by-step guide?
     
  2. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,626   +320

    What are the symptoms, what OS, what card, whats it look like in device manager, is it even listed in device manager, are you usign windows, updated drivers yet, the list could go on for a while based on the limited information you have given us.
     
  3. young&wild

    young&wild TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,268

    And also give us your pc's specification as detail as possible, that way we have more chances of helping you to rectify the problem
     
  4. TS | Thomas

    TS | Thomas TS Rookie Posts: 1,327

    It "might" be easier to help you if you can tell us what Soundcard you have & what the problem actually is.
     
  5. P4zl

    P4zl TS Rookie Topic Starter

    erm... I am using the those integrated sound card... I mean i don't even know how to fix. I know where to put the sound card in and after that i don't know what are the steps to do. Eample: install driver first then uninstall new driver or uninstall old drive first then install new driver... Sorry for asking such a noob question here.
     
  6. young&wild

    young&wild TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,268

    Are you tryin to ask how to install a soundcard into a PC? If yes no worries mate.

    1) Ensure that your card is inserted properly into the PCI and screwed
    2) Start your PC and press Del to get into the BIOS to disable the integrated sound card
    3) save and exit your settings
    4) reboot your computer and start windows
    5) Then go to control panel > add/ remove program and remove the integrated sound drivers. It is important you UNINSTALL THE OLDER DRIVERS first before attempting to installin the new ones.
    6) Reboot your pc
    7) Install you new soundcard's driver and then reboot

    Hope this helps you.
     
  7. rayree

    rayree TS Rookie

    i just got a new computer and no sound is coming out the speakers
     
  8. rayree

    rayree TS Rookie

    does anyone think they can help me
     
  9. vassil3427

    vassil3427 TS Rookie Posts: 822

    Do you have the speakers hooked to the correct plug on the back of the pc?
     
  10. ak_in_charge

    ak_in_charge TS Rookie Posts: 137

    Make sure none of your volume settings are set t mute.

    You could also try some different speakers that you know work forsure to rule out that possiblity
     
  11. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,305   +52 Staff Member

    Many integrated audio solutions do not power unpowered speakers. Do your speakers plug into an electrical socket as well? If not, then this is a possible problem also.

    Reinstalling the sound drive can fix problems such as these often, as well.
     
     
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