Monday, December 18

How to Restore a Computer's Sound

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If the sound in your computer has stopped functioning, then this article may give tips to help restore it. Computers are volatile creatures! Sound can disappear for a variety of reasons, and sometimes for no reason. Read this article, then you will be back listening to tunes and shows in no time on your computer.

Some things that you’ll need: Computer Sound Card


Step 1

Go to Control panel

      Sometimes the computer loses sound because the drivers to the sound card become uninstalled and you need to restore them. Inspect for missing drivers by opening the Control Panel. This is found by clicking the start button and locating the control panel option in the right hand column.

Step 2

System choice inside of control panel

      The list of contents inside the control panel on a computer are in alphabetical order. Click on “System.” When inside of “System” click the “Hardware” tab and then click the “Device Manager” button.

Step 3

Sound choice example

      Next to the sound icon make sure there are no yellow exclamation points with triangles inside. If there are, it means the sound card needs to be restored, as drivers have become corrupted. Take the CD out that came with the sound card. Or, download drivers from the Internet onto your computer to restore your sound card. If there are no yellow exclamation points, go to the next step.

Step 4

Ensure your computer speaker cords have not become loose or unplugged. Also make sure the cable is securely attached into the proper outlet. They are color coded, but that does not necessarily mean that it is correct. Exchange a few different cords if you are unsure. You will not hurt anything. If this restored your sound, you are finished here.

Step 5

Windows Volume Control

           Inspect the mute button either on the keyboard or Windows Taskbar (in lower right corner) has been accidentally selected. Double-click Windows Volume Control (looks like a black ball) in the lower right corner to maximize across computer screen. If you discover a choice has been muted, uncheck the box and shrink it back down to the Taskbar.

Or, if there is no sound icon in the Taskbar, chances are the sound card needs to be restored. Use your CD or download the drivers from the manufacturer’s website onto your computer. If this step solves the sound problem, you are finished

Step 6

Try switching different sets of speakers or earbuds to see if any of them work. Or, see if the computer speakers are off or the volume control is turned down. If this is the case, then your computer sound is fixed and you will hear sound from one of these. Discard your defective speakers and enjoy the sound!

I am not responsible for any damage to your PC. If you follow these steps nothing wiil be wrong, but if you go further I a cannot be responsible for your actions. Notice:If these steps did not solve your sound problem, consult a trusted professional or replace your computer entirely if it is time.


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