Solved: No sound coming from speakers on Vista

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seanmt

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I recently bought a second hand computer, the person I bought it off claims the sound worked but It hasn't worked for me.

Operating System: Windows Vista Business 64-bit
Speakers: Philips SPA9300 2.1 100W Multimedia Speakers
Sound Card: Realtek AC'97 Audio
Driver Date: 14/08/2007
Driver Version: 6.0.1.6251

The driver is the one recommended by Windows Update. I have also tried my old Dell PC speakers and they didn't work either.

I then went onto the device manager and 'updated the driver'. It did a search and updated the driver to:

Driver Date: 23/06/2006
Driver Version: 5.10.0.6120

Restarted the computer and still no sound. Any ideas?
 

seanmt

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Goldfish92 said:
First, has the audio device installed? Second, can you try another set of speakers?
Yes the audio device has installed (see screenshot). The digital output is disabled as the person I bought it off suggested that to see if it would work, no difference though.

I only have 2 sets of speakers, no sound from either of them. I havn't tried headphones yet. I will have a go with some headphones shortly and see if they work.

jazz3000 said:
http://www.realtek.com.tw/downloads/ and http://www.tweakvista.com/ is the best shot I can give you. Have Vista and had the same problem until all the Updates from Microsoft finished downloading. Once I tweaked it with all the tweak site suggestions it worked. I just thought it was a miracle as I can't say to this day why it suddenly decided to work. LOL...Let us know...Jazz
I have tried installing that driver, no difference, apart from that it is not digitally signed.
 

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Are the speakers you have 2.1? Also, does the sound bar go up and down whilst you are playing music?
 

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Well the ones I tried first are 2.1, they are linked to in the first post if you need more information. But the Dell ones I tried are just 2 small normal pc speakers with no subwoofer, they simply connect straight into the PC.

Yes the sound bar does go up and down (on that screen in the attachment from the last post) when playing music.
 
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Well, if the bar is moving and the device appears to be installed correctly it sounds like either the speakers or the connector. Can you plug the speakers into any front headphone port to check them
 

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I dont have any other ports to plug it into. The actual speakers work though as I am using them at the moment on my XBOX 360 by plugging in a cable into the speakers wired remote control. The connector is fine too, as when I first noticed they wernt working I could still plug them back into my old pc and they worked fine.
 

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You could always try updating your directx... I know that updates a lot of drivers. Worth a shot.

Good luck
Josh
 
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I've got this problem on my vaio. At first there was no volume, this was remedied by putting headphones in and out, a loose connection maybe but it then worked. Two days later the laptop speakers seem distant and tinny - any advice??

Thanks in advance

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Have you tried Start/Control Panel/Sound/manage audio devices? When there, you have to tell the system what output (jack) you want to use and then what kind of speakers you have (2, 2.1, 5.1 etc.) then it configures it for you and gives you test tones for checking them and trouble shooting proceedures.
 
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