Speakers Not Working

By drivininthevolv
Jun 4, 2006
Topic Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. I just finished building my first computer, and I have a question. I went to plug in my speakers, Zylux Speakers with Subwoofer, manufactured through Dell, and they wont work. The computer isnt recognizing the speakers, and I cant hear any sound at all. Is there something I must do to enable audio. All volume is up to the max, and I do have a sound card.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks in advance!!!
  2. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 4,985

    First off, do you have a pair of headphones that you can try?
    Have you installed the sound driver?

    Knowing your pc specs and what windows version its using would make diagnosis a fair bit easier for us!!
  3. tomrca

    tomrca Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,051

    perhaps you should check to see if your mobo has onboard sound. then check to see if you have installed drivers for sound intended for your mobo and sound system
  4. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,281   +24

    There might be the fact that if ur mobo has onboard audio, its enabled and being used for output. U will have to disable thru Device Manager. Or it might be that u have put the speakers into the onboard's input rather than the sound card's.

    P.S. - There is no way windows "recognizes" speakers.
  5. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +19

    I have deleted your new thread on this subject.

    This thread is now bumped back to the the top of the forum again.

    You should continue to post in this thread, until your sound problem is solved.

    Regards Howard :)
  6. fastco

    fastco Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,511

  7. drivininthevolv

    drivininthevolv Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 16

    There is no exclamation point in the device manager next to the sound. any ideas as to what could be causing this problem?
  8. fastco

    fastco Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,511

    Uninstall the sound device anyway and reinstall with the exe. file that I linked to, or use your own drivers if you have them.
  9. drivininthevolv

    drivininthevolv Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 16

    I reinstalled them with the exe file you linked me too, and nothing new happened. What should I do next?
  10. fastco

    fastco Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,511

    If it's onboard audio make sure that it is enabled in the bios. GO into Control Panel then sound and make sure your sound card is listed as the device and that the output sound is not muted.
  11. drivininthevolv

    drivininthevolv Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 16

    It is listed as the device and the output sound isnt muted. I went into the bios and under sound it said auto or disable, so its on auto. what now?
     
  12. fastco

    fastco Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,511

    Now plug in the speakers and you should have sound. If not then your onboard audio controller could be boinked...Yes Boinked.. If nothing else works try a PCI Audio card...
  13. drivininthevolv

    drivininthevolv Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 16

    yeah still no sound i think ill agree and say it is boinked. so if i buy a PCI sound card i should be able to get sound?
  14. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,281   +24

    Absolutely. A Vibra 128 would do the trick if u don't plan on gaming too much.
  15. drivininthevolv

    drivininthevolv Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 16

    thanks, im thinking about getting a Sound Blaster audigy se sound card. is this a good one? thanks for all your help, i really appreciate it!
  16. DragonMaster

    DragonMaster Newcomer, in training Posts: 430

    The Audigy SE is a much better card than a Vibra 128. It's just $30 also.
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.