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Okay guys this could be something so easy but cant seem to figure it out. Just built my new pc and have everything up and running perfectly other than no sound. my sound card is on my gfx card a Sapphire 9850.. all drivers have been installed and updated. Now i am running my pc through my tv via VGA cable, i know this doesnt ouput sound but i also have a HDMI running from my gfx card to the hdmi slot on my tv. My tv speakers do not work, i have tried normal headphones for mp3 players, proper headphones for the pc, still nothing. pleaseeee help if you can. Thank you.
 
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It could be just setting the Default Sound Device in the sound properties. Did you set your HDMI as your default sound output device in the sound properties?
Right-click on the sund icon on the taskbar, choose Playback devices and set your HDMI device shoulf have a green checkmark on its icon. That means it's the default device. Select it and click on Set Default. Your sound should be working now.
Otherwise I don't know what could it be.
 

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Okay i should have said before, by the picture you attached your using win 7, i am using xp because i dont get along with 7. but anyway my sound playback is the correct one, Sound playback device = Realtek HD audio output... i'm so confused as to why it isnt working. :(
 
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Also, is your HDMI port on the video card for audio only, or video, only or both. What does it say on the manual/box if you still have them (or know this)?

Another thing, are your VGA cable and HDMI cable attached to the same TV; and is the TV, your only display output for the computer? TVs, and any device alike, with multiple (types of) input options can only output one of them at a time; so, if you have the two cables connected to the same TV, you can only see the VGA, or hear the HDMI, seperately.

Unless two or more physical inputs (cables) are considered as one input by the TV. For example, I can connect a VGA input to my TV and a regular audio jack, giving both audio and video output on the TV display and its integrated stereo speakers simultaneously.

Also, if your HDMI output on your video card can do both, you can connect only that to your TV and use both audio and video output. If this works, you're set, and can connect the VGA cable to another monitor. And, if you don't want to use the TV speakers, because you have seperate, larger ones, for example, you can connect them to the audio output of your TV (headphones, or audio out if you have it).

My video card, for example, has an HDMI, but can only output audio.

If the video card can output only video, than you can only use it for that.


So, what can your video card out via HDMI?
 
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