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  1. root

    root Thread Starter

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    Hi...Merry Christmas everyone.
    A friend of mine has developed a problem with his speakers not working. I made sure that he had them plugged in correctly, of course. In audio properties from the control panel, it said there were no audio devices in the computer. So, I checked the device manager. It showed PCI audio device, (no stated manufacturer)...It had a yellow question mark on it. So, did PCI input device. So, I figured somehow it might be a driver problem. But, he has no manual on the machine, can't find a restoration disk, and I don't know what manufacturer to go to for a driver. Is there a generic driver I can get from Microsoft, that might work. Any other ideas of things I can try to isolate this problem would be appreciated. Thanks.
     
  2. angel

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    Can you crack her open and check the card for any telltale signs of a manufacturer? There should be an FCC ID number on it you can use to determine exactly what card it is.
     
  3. root

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    well, angel....

    He is a bit nervous about opening his unit. I was going to do that for him, but...I guess we will do that as a last resort. I am beginning to think perhaps his sound card was removed when he had a modem installed, but that is just a guess. I know that sometimes the sound card has the modem on it, but maybe in his case, it might be different. Like I said, just a guess. The card has inputs for speaker type plugin... So, if you or anyone else has more ideas, keep 'em coming. I told him that since it is saying there is no audio device in there... but then why would that card have inputs for speaker type wires...There are actually for inputs... thanks
     
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    What's the little exclamation mark say the problem is?

    Per chance is there something else trying to use the same IRQ?
     
  5. root

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    It is a question mark, and it seems to indicate that there is no audio device.
     
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