Suddenly no audio

By VVvY ยท 4 replies
May 12, 2010
  1. Hi, my sound has suddenly stopped working. It was fine last night, but when I came home today it wasn't working. I tried plugging in headphones into the audio jack and still no sound. Right now I'm using hdmi cables.

    Can someone please post some suggestions as to what I should do to further diagnose the problem?

    I'm using windows 7.


    Oh and everything says I have sound. What I mean is, when I am playing a video with sound and I watch the system sound control, the sound gauge lights up in accordance to the video.
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Is this a desktop or laptop computer?
  3. ultragrey

    ultragrey TS Rookie Posts: 61

    Have you checked the control panel setting. Sometimes the audio card goes mute. If it's ok, then try to reinstall the sound card.
  4. Relic

    Relic TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,379   +16

    Had a very similar issue to yours just the other day, worked fine all day then just stopped for no real reason. I couldn't figure out what I did, and was positive I didn't mess around with the drivers. So I recommend you check to make sure you didn't accidentally mute an option somewhere, if you didn't I say do a system restore to when you had sound. This solved my problem without me having to reinstall all the drivers or figure out what in the world I did. If nothing else works reinstalling your sound card drivers is the way to go.
  5. Aximilator

    Aximilator TS Rookie Posts: 63

    There can be several things wrong. But the main thing would be is an audio device selected in your sound settings. And or is there even a driver installed?
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