Hi I just got my pc back after major surgery (new memory, processor, soundcard)on it and now there is no sound. Everything is plugged in and switched on, nothing is muted. I feel im missing something simple what can I try? Every time I do anything with the speakers I seem to stop them working. Usually its just a tick somewhere to switch em back on.
This time, when I plug the leads into the back of the pc, only one lead appears to be working - ie giving feedback when metal touches metal. I am a beginner with the sort of brain that understands very little of the technical side of things so be gentle with me.
Running Windows XP, with Realtek AC97 Audio should be 5.1 surround. Thanks Im desperate to get back to music while I work. B54
Ordinarily I'd say yes, but this always happens to me. I went over everything I did and clicked all the buttons again - none of the settings changed but I now have sound is coming out of rear speakers and woofer (if thats what u call it) so I know its me. I just need to get the front speakers to work. - B54
bang an audio cd in. it should autoplay in windows media player. then make sure things are/are not ticked where relevant, volume controls at 50%, including speakers, then try plugging speakers into all 3 jack sockets on the back. if they are colour coded then usually the green one is audio out, but try them all.
I tried the audio CD that WTM suggested, which helped me remember that I have sound effects prog on it. Ran its test of the speakers and 2 of em dont work when you test the 4 speaker set up but work with the 6 speaker set up so I guess I'll hope that it stays working. Thanks for yr help. Until next time. -B54