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Speakers won't work, help

By Varaz
Feb 16, 2010
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  1. Hi!
    So i have this problem, i just installed Windows 7 and i noticed that my default playback device is Digital Audio (S/PDIF) altough it should be Speakers.
    But Speakers are grey and theres text bellow "not plugged in". i tried troubleshooting programm in control panel and it gave me "The peripheral does not appear to be plugged in. Check the connection."
    so now i realy dont know what to do , and before u say chekk your drivers, mine are all up to date. please help.
  2. SilverCider

    SilverCider Newcomer, in training Posts: 72

    Hi there,
    Are you using onboard sound or a sound card?
    What OS have you come from, or is it just a reinstall?
  3. Varaz

    Varaz Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    I have onboard sound card, Abit IP35 Pro motherboard. Speakers and headsets worked fine when i had Vista but then i installed Win 7 and they dont work anymore. i have tried updating all possible drivers i can think about .
  4. rootcanal

    rootcanal Newcomer, in training

    This is my info:
    My itunes won't play and my speakers won't play anything.
    The following is highlighted in red when I ran the Unknown Device Manager.
    Please let me know what to do next!



    Multimedia Audio Controller [UNKNOWN DEVICE]
    Chip: Intel 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Audio Controller
    Detail
    PnpID
    VEN_8086&DEV_24C5&SUBSYS_01601028&REV_01
    Vendor

    Device
    Multimedia Audio Controller
    Chip Vendor
    Intel
    Chip
    82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Audio Controller
  5. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,421   +217

    It looks as if the audio drivers are not installed. I would try downloading them from the PC manufacturer's website or if it is a self built or custom built PC, go to the motherboard manufacturer's site.
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