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Sound Card Issue

By mjlarkin
Jul 17, 2008
  1. Hello all,

    I seem to be having an issue with my sound card not loading all the time when my laptop boots up. Any suggestions?

    Thanks,

    Larks
     
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    What is your laptops make and model?
     
  3. mjlarkin

    mjlarkin TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Laptop Make

    I have an Acer - Aspire 1640Z laptop which is approx 2 years old now.

    Larks
     
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    What operating system?
     
  5. mjlarkin

    mjlarkin TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Op system

    I'm currenlty running Windows XP
     
  6. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    "I seem to be having an issue with my sound card not loading all the time when my laptop boots up"...

    Your laptop doesn't have a sound card. It has what is called an on-board sound chip built into the motherboard. This problem only happens sometimes, or all the time?
     
  7. mjlarkin

    mjlarkin TS Rookie Topic Starter

    This problem happens when I turn my laptop everything 5th or 6th time.
     
  8. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    This may be caused by what they call a "cold" solder joint on the sound chip. If so, you will have to take the laptop in for service. This trouble will only get worse
     
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