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Windows 7: Dell Laptop Vostro A860 speakers not working

12 Dec 2016   #1
kf10

Win 7 home premium 32 bit
 
 
Dell Laptop Vostro A860 speakers not working

Dell Laptop Vostro A860 speakers not working

although i can hear the audio fine on headphone

this laptop is 8 years old mashalla




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12 Dec 2016   #2
MoxieMomma

OEM Windows 7 Ult (x64) SP1
 
 

Hi:

It could be that the speakers died on such an old device?

Since this is a DELL, have you tried the built-in, pre-boot hardware diagnostics?
Provides means to test all the hardware.

Tap F12* during a cold start to bring it up > follow the screen steps.


Just a thought...

MM

*That is the usual key on a Dell. I don't know about your specific model.
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12 Dec 2016   #3
kf10

Win 7 home premium 32 bit
 
 

i ran hardware diagnostic using F12 Key, it didnt show any problem
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12 Dec 2016   #4
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

You do not have the correct sound driver installed. All you have is the generic, basic function, Windows installed High Definition Audio Codec.

First step it to install the correct sound driver. The Dell downloads list a Conexant driver for Vista, that will work on Win 7.
Support for Vostro A860 | Dell US
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12 Dec 2016   #5
MoxieMomma

OEM Windows 7 Ult (x64) SP1
 
 

^^ Good catch! ^^

I didn't see any Yellow Exclamation points, so I went down the hardware path by mistake.
I didn't notice the generic driver.
(I'd "rep" ya' but I need to spread some love, first.)

Cheers,
MM
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12 Dec 2016   #6
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

That's OK. The driver may not fix it, considering the headset works, but something that is needed anyway.
May also be the wrong device (not Speakers) set as default playback device.
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12 Dec 2016   #7
kf10

Win 7 home premium 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fireberd View Post
You do not have the correct sound driver installed. All you have is the generic, basic function, Windows installed High Definition Audio Codec.

First step it to install the correct sound driver. The Dell downloads list a Conexant driver for Vista, that will work on Win 7.
Support for Vostro A860 | Dell US
ok i installed the new drivers from the above link, still no change, also the generic basic function drivers were installed from beginning and speakers were fine couple of weeks ago
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12 Dec 2016   #8
MoxieMomma

OEM Windows 7 Ult (x64) SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fireberd View Post
May also be the wrong device (not Speakers) set as default playback device.
That would be the next thing to check.

MM
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12 Dec 2016   #9
oscer1

win 7 64 bit
 
 

Hi it also could be the headphones jack on laptop. It could think their is something plugged into the jack.
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12 Dec 2016   #10
MoxieMomma

OEM Windows 7 Ult (x64) SP1
 
 

Dang!
I need more Geritol.

I thought the OP said that is DOES work with the headphones, but that the speakers without the headphones do not work?

OK. I am going out now for a Geritol refill.

Back later,

MM

PS If you're too young to know what Geritol is, you don't need it.
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