no sound

By Illathen
Jul 15, 2007
  1. hey, the other day my mates computer buggerd up and now he has no sound at all, he says all he did was play arround with the speaker jacks at the back,
    so far i have gone through all his soundcard setting and system settings but nothing seems to be a problem, i have also tried resetting his CMOS but nothing seems to work.
    any advice would be helpful.
  2. Ididmyc600

    Ididmyc600 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,415

    maybe he buggered the jacks when he was playing around....,

    If its an onboard one disable it and add a new PCI card one.

  3. Illathen

    Illathen TS Rookie Topic Starter


    thats what told him or that he may have jacked up his sound card but a second oppinion is always helpful, thanks alot :)
  4. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    check the drivers. check to see if the settings are digital/ or analog for the right kind of speakers.
  5. almcneil

    almcneil TS Guru Posts: 1,277

    Did you try a different set of speakers? Maybe he blew them out!
  6. Illathen

    Illathen TS Rookie Topic Starter

    yep i did try other speakers and another set of headphone and earplugs, none worked except the speakers extyreamly slightly if you turned them up full and put it next to your ear you can just make out some very distorted music when playing media player.
  7. almcneil

    almcneil TS Guru Posts: 1,277

    I think I know what this is then. There's more than one way to increase the gain (volume) on an audio card. One is the manual adjustment right on the speakers (which is really the gain for the speakers.) Then there's the Windows audio settings. But there is also a gain for the software application and for the device driver. You need to find each one and ensure they are properly set.
  8. Illathen

    Illathen TS Rookie Topic Starter

    well i definatly checked the windows audio settings and the sound card settings which is noramly accessable through through the programe bar by the clock however im not sure about the device settings.
    can you useualy acess this through the control pannel?
  9. almcneil

    almcneil TS Guru Posts: 1,277

    Yes, Control Panel -> System -> Hardware -> Device Manager -> Sound Devices -> Audio card -> Properties
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