Fried Speakers?

By Matie
Aug 2, 2017
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  1. My desk computer has an internal speaker and I also have 2 others hooked up. In spite of my surge protector, they appear to have been fried. Can I hook up new speakers or do you think my sound card is damaged? Please bear in mind that I am a great-grandma and not particularly knowledgeable.
  2. Cycloid Torus

    Cycloid Torus Stone age computing. Posts: 3,425   +886

    I have lost sound for many different reasons - most likely are:
    - amplifier is 'off' (confirm plugged in and 'on')
    - 'mute' is enabled (check 'mute' is off and that volume is set to mid-range)
    - driver problem (enter 'Device Manager' in 'System' and confirm that there are no warning flags, ie yellow triangles)
    - change due to Microsoft Update, see
  3. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,887   +1,273

    It would be extremely rare that a PC would produce enough volume power to burnout speakers - - so look for other causes as noted above.

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