TechSpot

Sound not working

By cfitzarl
Feb 11, 2008
Topic Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Hey techspot :grinthumb

    The issue I'm having is with my sound; the chipset for it is integrated into the motherboard, and after a clean install on a new hard drive, the sound is not working. The motherboard is an FIC AU31, and come with nForce2 "Audio" (in reality, AC'97). I installed the nForce2 Drivers....twice, AC'97 Drivers, made sure it was enabled in BIOS, tested the speakers, etc.

    It shows the driver as installed, and fully functional (even showing the bars of sound in the driver software). I can't understand this, and I'm starting to get "enojado" ;) .

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!

    ~cfitzarl


    EDIT:
    I just plugged a headset into it; it recognized my voice (it showed bars when I breathed into it), but did not play back.
  2. CCT

    CCT TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 3,556

  3. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    @CCT

    use this instead:

    http://forums.windrivers.com/showpost.php?p=650974&postcount=1

    But I agree that TechSpot require this as well

    I especially like this line
    It would save a lot of typing, and a lot of time.
  4. CCT

    CCT TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 3,556

    Others added some thought to the post - thus, I linked.
  5. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 2,520   +9

    All of those are fine; I have made sure all drivers are installed correctly, that all sound capabilities are reached as well.

    Note that I have tried different variations of drivers as well.
  6. turbo1

    turbo1 TechSpot Maniac Posts: 360

    Do you have any overclocking?

    if so,please try tuning them to default/normal mode then reboot.

    some on-board sounds sometimes conflict with overclocking.
  7. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 2,520   +9

    No overlocking; nothing modified. I have even tried flashing BIOS, and made sure that the audio codecs were on in BIOS; no luck.
  8. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Are you sure this is not just a volume problem

    Check in Control Panel ->Sound and audio devices -> Audio
    Select Advanced on your defaullt audio device
    Confirm Sound is not muted and is up.

    Also have a look for AC97 Audio in Control Panel, and confirm all is OK in there too. There may be a program group (in All Programs) for this too.

    Lastly confirm your speakers are operational and any manually adjusted volume is up
  9. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 2,520   +9

    As I said, everything is configured fine.
  10. turbo1

    turbo1 TechSpot Maniac Posts: 360

    How about un-installing the sound driver.

    boot to safe mode and re-install the driver.
    if you have downloaded the latest one,save that for the next try if
    the OLD driver didnt work.

    try them both,OLD to LATEST in safe mode.

    if the OLD driver didnt work,un-install it first before you
    install the LATEST,again in safe mode.

    then boot to normal windows when you try the sound (each time you install).
  11. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    One tinsy little idea, is the sound jack plugged in securely ?
    Also have you tried plugging in the sound to the front Speaker jack ?
    I realize this is simple, but usually it's the simple mistakes that cause the most grief
     
  12. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 2,520   +9

    It's onboard sound. You can't really hook the sound into the front panel either.
  13. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Oh Laptop :blush: right !
  14. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 2,520   +9

    No, it's not a laptop either; it's an old eMachines T3256
  15. Acergirl22

    Acergirl22 Newcomer, in training

    No sound device on my computer

    HI

    I wonder if anyone can help me. I used to have sound on my computer but i think when i was deleting some of the old files or programs i had on my computer i might have deleted this. I hear bleeps on my computer from time to time but the sound is not working anymore.

    The make and model of my computer is Acer 3003WLMi

    I hope someone can help me

    Thanks
  16. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 2,520   +9

    It would be best if you started a thread about that here
  17. CCT

    CCT TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 3,556

Topic Status:
Not open for further replies.


Add New Comment

TechSpot Members
Login or sign up for free,
it takes about 30 seconds.
You may also...


Get complete access to the TechSpot community. Join thousands of technology enthusiasts that contribute and share knowledge in our forum. Get a private inbox, upload your own photo gallery and more.