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Computer help- no sound!

jonkjonk Member Posts: 10,121
edited July 2005 in General Discussion
I just built a computer, a P4 with XP. Everything is find, but no sound! It has an integrated audio jack on the motherboard, which is a foxconn 400 series. I checked the bios, and the computer knows when the speakers are plugged in, just, no sound. And no, it isn't muted, I checked all that. No sound, Neither from sound files on the hard drive or the cd drive. I can't help but think there is some connection I'm missing; is there a connection to anywhere for an integrated jack? I can't imagine where. Could a jumper setting be off? Any help is greatly appreciated.

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  • kingjoeykingjoey Member Posts: 8,636
    edited November -1
    Speak up I can't hear you[;)]

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  • peabopeabo Member Posts: 3,098
    edited November -1
    That was a good one Kingjoey !!!

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  • AlpineAlpine Member Posts: 14,466 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Driver for sound card?

    If you installed SP2 all driver would roll back to basic drivers and may need to be updated.

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  • jonkjonk Member Posts: 10,121
    edited November -1
    The audio drivers came with the motherboard cd actually, so I don't think the windows updates were the problem.

    "...hit your enemy in the belly, and kick him when he is down, and boil his prisoners in oil- if you take any- and torture his women and children. Then people will keep clear of you..." -Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, speaking at the Hague Peace Conf
  • bigride203bigride203 Member Posts: 625 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    reinstall drivers from cd or download possible updated drivers

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  • jnmiller75jnmiller75 Member Posts: 899 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    I would try updating the drivers.
  • jonkjonk Member Posts: 10,121
    edited November -1
    Ok, I updated drivers, still doesn't work. I might just say to hell with it and buy a cheap sound card.

    "...hit your enemy in the belly, and kick him when he is down, and boil his prisoners in oil- if you take any- and torture his women and children. Then people will keep clear of you..." -Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, speaking at the Hague Peace Conf
  • sky_Divesky_Dive Member Posts: 478 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    It's possible that your integrated audio is working. This is just a thought, but is your output Digital or Analog matching up with Digital or Analog speakers, it does matter. If I have an Analog sound card and plug in a digital speaker system it will not work. Also, I don't know about your MOBO in particular but Intel boards do have a jumper to route the audio signals to the front panel. These jumpers have a default setting to the rear. My .02

    My only other thought would be to double check in the Bios that it is configured to use the onboard audio





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  • peabopeabo Member Posts: 3,098
    edited November -1
    I had the same problem after sending my computer out to an "expert" to have up-dated. I fixed it myself after going through the same process that you are going through!! The reason I didn't reply right away, I was trying to remember what I found wrong. Can't remember what I found so can't be of any help. I did connect powered speakers and I got sound. After finding problem, went back to original speakers and now works fine.
    Hang in there, jonk, just relax, take a deep breath and keep on looking. I'm sure you will find the problem, as you have come this far building a computer !! Good luck and don't get frustrated, you'll find it.



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  • sky_Divesky_Dive Member Posts: 478 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    If your still having the problem you might want to flash the Bios to the newest version, that might take care of any hardware or software issues.



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