I am unable to hear any sounds (system or audio) from my laptop speakers.
However, I am able to hear sounds when using headphones (USB or regular) with Skype and some videos, but not with the large majority of Youtube videos.
I am using Dell Inspiron 700m, Windows XP Home, Sigma Tel audio
I have run all the trouble shooters with no change.
Could be the ear phone jack that's faulty, contacts inside it stuck together on phones, as the jack is only a switch from speaker to earphones. when you plug phones in it brakes speaker contacts and connects earphones
Lotvic: no it was working perfectly till a month ago when the speaker developed a tinny sound on using laptop speakers (built in) but fully clear when using headphones. Now the problem has gotten worse as I have described. I have not changed anything important in my software or hardware.
Fruit bat: The volume icon in the systray is not muted. When I go into Sound and devices, everything is shown to be working well and enabled.
I don't really know what the hardware mute button is.
Woodchip: How can I fix it if this is the problem?
Thanks very much
fruitbat: no wheel
woodchip: I live in a part of the world where there is no Maplins. Any other common or generic brand that I can use? If you can let me know what the main ingredient the cleaner contains, I can try and source it locally.
I guess WD 40 would be a no! no!
As the Built in speaker has developed a 'Tinny' sound, it would suggest that the speaker itself has developed a fault. Have you an external speaker that you could plug in to test it, if not , hunt round the second hand shops / charity shops or Ebay Etc, or maybe borrow one from a friend.