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KattyZak
12-02-2007, 06:29 PM
Where did it go? The sound on my laptop is gone missing. Any quick solutions that you can think of? I've been fiddling in the control panel but nothing is bringing back the bells and whistles..
Looks like I am going to be computerless sometime this week...that does sound so painful. But have to get both the pc and laptop in before one year warranty expires.

anitastreet
12-02-2007, 10:25 PM
any chance the mute button is one? with my new laptop simply adjusting the volume doesn't take it off mute...I couldn't figure out at first why my volume wouldn't adjust ooops!

hope it's something simple!

KattyZak
12-03-2007, 06:38 AM
Not that as far as I can see...but you gave me an idea...maybe the mute key is on but the red light isn't showing up. Will check that.

kel3120
12-04-2007, 02:13 PM
Were you able to get it working again? If you go to the Start menu and control panel, you should see an icon for Sounds and Audio Devices. Open that and you should be able to adjust the settings to make it work again. (You may have to click on the Advanced button to see these settings). I know if the balance is set really low, it doesn't matter how loud you turn up the volume, it just won't work.

KattyZak
12-04-2007, 03:19 PM
Thanks. And I did that. Nothing. :(

anitastreet
12-04-2007, 06:05 PM
from your control panel, click on system (are you using Vista or xp?) If xp hubby has this idea..from system, then look under tab called hardware , then go device manager, that will open up a list of hardware on your system...it anything is having a problem it should show up with an exclamation point or a red x ..something next to it...you'll have to right click on that and look at properties .. there will be a device status..should say this device is working properly if you're having problems with this device click troubleshoot to start troubleshooter...
that's one place to look...


see if this helps...and let me know...hubby is good at helping with this kind of stuff if that doesn't help....

KattyZak
12-04-2007, 08:28 PM
wow, thanks Anita for writing all that out...so appreciated. I will try this tomorrow. Fingers crossed.

anitastreet
12-04-2007, 08:30 PM
wow, thanks Anita for writing all that out...so appreciated. I will try this tomorrow. Fingers crossed.

your welcome..hope it helps..if not hubby said he'd think of other things that could be causing the problem....he had a similar problem last year after an upgrade of some sort....have you done installed anything new lately?

KattyZak
12-04-2007, 08:47 PM
No.
Happened overnight.
I swear we have gremlins come out.
We just are very hard on computers.
Here's a question for you [or for hubby]. My laptop died Labor Day 2006. Brought it back to retailer where it got shipped off...many weeks later, we were told there was water on the keyboard...I was like WTH. It had been down at the lake that weekend and I didn't recall that but I do have teens so who knows.
I've always been curious if I could have concocted another keyboard to it.

KattyZak
12-06-2007, 07:27 AM
from your control panel, click on system (are you using Vista or xp?) If xp hubby has this idea..from system, then look under tab called hardware , then go device manager, that will open up a list of hardware on your system...it anything is having a problem it should show up with an exclamation point or a red x ..something next to it...you'll have to right click on that and look at properties .. there will be a device status..should say this device is working properly if you're having problems with this device click troubleshoot to start troubleshooter...
that's one place to look...


see if this helps...and let me know...hubby is good at helping with this kind of stuff if that doesn't help....

No red x or exclamation...just a plus sign.
On XP, went to my computer>hardware>device manager.
Thanks nontheless.

anitastreet
12-06-2007, 11:10 AM
No red x or exclamation...just a plus sign.
On XP, went to my computer>hardware>device manager.
Thanks nontheless.

did you try right clicking on it anyway and checking properties to see if you could troubleshoot it from there?

I'll ask him tonight if he has any other ideas..


as for the laptop with the bad keyboard..if all that wasn't working was the keyboard, yes you could have plugged in an external keyboard and it should have worked fine..I did that with my old laptop when my keyboard was falling apart and I was waiting for the Dell service guy to come fix it...(I am tough on my laptops too...wore the keypad out twice!...buttons popped off or some stuck!)