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Windows 7: Laptop Speakers No Sound

18 May 2015   #1
gigabyte284

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Laptop Speakers No Sound

I recently finished fixing up my old Acer Aspire 4520 laptop, I installed windows 7, auto updated all the drivers with driver booster and thought I was set.

I tried to play sound through the built in speakers, no luck, I plugged in headphones, works perfectly, I plugged in external speakers, perfect audio.

But the built in speakers dont work, and its a laptop so who wants to carry around external speakers?

Any help would be great.

Note: This may be related to my WEI issue, it gets stuck on the last thing and says it cant complete video playback testing. I went to the videos its supposed to test and tried to open them with windows media player which results in an error, however opening them with VLC works fine.


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18 May 2015   #2
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

Most techies avoid the programs/sites that provide drivers, such as driver booster. They get drivers from the PC or motherboard vendor in most cases. There are some that can be downloaded direct such as Intel drivers or Realtek sound.

However, if the hardware is compatible, Windows 7 will install most drivers during the install. Actually, other than Windows installing the generic, basic function, High Definition Audio Drivers rather than the sound chip's drivers (if its Win 7 compatible) Win 7 usually installs what is needed.

It looks like this was originally a Vista machine. Vista drivers are applicable to Windows 7 as Win 7 is basically "Vista improved".

But, the first thing to check, the Audio Playback Device should be set to "Speakers". If its set to something else you would not get any speaker audio.
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18 May 2015   #3
gigabyte284

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fireberd View Post
Most techies avoid the programs/sites that provide drivers, such as driver booster. They get drivers from the PC or motherboard vendor in most cases. There are some that can be downloaded direct such as Intel drivers or Realtek sound.

However, if the hardware is compatible, Windows 7 will install most drivers during the install. Actually, other than Windows installing the generic, basic function, High Definition Audio Drivers rather than the sound chip's drivers (if its Win 7 compatible) Win 7 usually installs what is needed.

It looks like this was originally a Vista machine. Vista drivers are applicable to Windows 7 as Win 7 is basically "Vista improved".

But, the first thing to check, the Audio Playback Device should be set to "Speakers". If its set to something else you would not get any speaker audio.
Thanks for the quick reply, my speakers are already set to be the default audio playback devices but I still cant hear anything....
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18 May 2015   #4
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

Please post a screenshot of the Device Manager, Sounds section.

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19 May 2015   #5
gigabyte284

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fireberd View Post
Please post a screenshot of the Device Manager, Sounds section.
Here you go,and thanks for helping me out
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20 May 2015   #6
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

The Device Manager entry looks OK.

From your posting, I assume it has never worked since you installed Win 7 on the "old" PC. A mechanical problem with the headphone jack could cause this, if it thinks there is something plugged in when there is not. Try plugging a headset in and out fast several times and see if that makes any difference.
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22 May 2015   #7
gigabyte284

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fireberd View Post
The Device Manager entry looks OK.

From your posting, I assume it has never worked since you installed Win 7 on the "old" PC. A mechanical problem with the headphone jack could cause this, if it thinks there is something plugged in when there is not. Try plugging a headset in and out fast several times and see if that makes any difference.
Tried that, didn't make a difference unfortunately. And yes, the speakers haven't worked since the upgrade. However, it might be possible its a hardware issue, maybe I dropped them or something when I was fixing it..
But there isnt any sound at all, so its probably not that
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