Use the Left and Right Arrow keys to select the Advanced tab. Examine the back of the computer and use one of the following three configuration examples to help you determine your sound configuration and the required BIOS sound setting. Sound device in Device Manager. View all 9 comments. Set default speakers and test View a video on setting the default speakers in Windows Vista. This page requires Javascript.

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When done, test again for sound using the same steps as above with the volume control slides.

If you are using typical computer speakers or headphones analog sound devicesmake sure Speakers is selected. View a video on checking the volume and mute settings in Windows Vista. If sound problems continue, test the sound hardware using HP hardware diagnostic software. This way, the old fuse can be used to make sure it matches the new fuse purchased at the store.

This is the most common sound setup for a desktop computer environment and includes many types of headphones, desktop speakers, 5. If still no sound, check for sound output If sound is still not heard, check for sound output using headphones.

Press the F10 key. See the following graphic examples for assistance.

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I carry the laptop all over the house on three different levels and I am tired of constantly looking for the headset. If you want to send all sound from the computer to digital speakers or a stereo digital device, make sure the playback device labeled wound Digital Output is selected. Install the new fuse, replace the fuse cap, apply power, turn the speakers on, and test for sound. If any of these volume controls are muted or set too low, the entire sound experience is affected.

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From the Windows Sound window, select Speakersand then click Properties. Plugging headphones for a split second restores the speakers. Even if you do not think that the fuse has blown, it is a good idea to swap the fuse to make sure.

Buy a new fuse. If you are using speakers built into your monitor, make sure sounr is enabled for the monitor and volume is set to halfway.

Checking Device Manager If you cannot hear sound, check Device Manager to determine the state of the sound hardware:. The Speakers Properties window contains a list of color-coded connectors that corresponds with each pair of sounc.

Select either Enabled or Disabled depending on the computer configuration, and press Enter. Click the Test button to send sound to each speaker, or click an individual speaker to send sound to it. Configuration A On-board Audio: To resolve this, update the audio driver.

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If a sound device is not listed and the computer uses a sound cardreseat the sound card into the motherboard slot. Set default speakers and test View a video on setting the default speakers in Windows Vista. But next time turning the laptop on, they are muted again. Test for sound in Windows by double-clicking the volume icon in the taskbar and then clicking the volume control slide in the master volume section.

Then click Device Manager in the Programs list. Inspecting speaker hardware power, speakers, and fuses Check the speakers to see if the power cord is connected and that the speakers are receiving power.

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For example, Pavilion pf. Turn off the speaker volume control before applying power to the speakers. Javascript is disabled in this browser. The strange thing is that when I play something it looks like it is playing I don’t get any errors but I don’t hear anything.