I have already tried and read up on what others have said/suggested, andIn message <[email protected]>, Bob H
Hmm. Do try everything else everyone else has suggested, but it doesNext I tried same audio cd with Winamp and played the first track, and
again there was a a sort of wave form as the track was being played,
but again no sound. The volume is up fairly high as well
begin to sound as if the hardware may be dead! I know you said there
were clicks when you plugged/unplugged; is there a slight hiss
otherwise? (Not from external powered speakers, from unpowered ones or
headphones.) If no hiss, suspect dead output stage ...
I forget whether this is a laptop or desktop, and whether you've had it
working and it has stopped, or it's never worked. If it has stopped,
more support for it maybe being something that has died. If a desktop
and it has never worked, does the case have a speaker/headphone socket
on the front and the back? If so try the other one; if still no luck,
see if there are supposed to be links on the motherboard that select
front or back (and if the link's not there at all ...).
If all else fails, buy replacement sound hardware: I haven't looked for
years, but internal soundcards used to be very cheap (nearly free if
second-hand) unless you wanted something very fancy. (Make sure you get
one that will fit whatever slots your motherboard has, though.) If it's
a laptop (though of course these can be used with a desktop too), you
can get a USB "soundcard" (also very cheap) that looks like a memory
stick, other than having sound out and microphone in sockets on the end
opposite the USB plug, for very little. Note though that the vast
majority of these do _not_ have line in (blue socket I think), only
line/headphone out (light green) and microphone in (pink), which is mono
and low-level: no good if you ever want to do sound capture from
something like a tape or record deck. (You _can_ get ones with line in,
but you have to work at it, and they cost more [sound cards for desktops
usually have line in anyway]. Or, get one of these external tape/record
decks that go to USB - or memory stick - anyway.) Not important if you
don't anticipate ever wanting to do that (or will buy such a deck).
the problem seems to be linked to thee conextant modem in that both that
and the sound device are located at Location 65535.
I used a pair of unpowered as well as powered speakers and the result
was the same in each case, no sound nor output when playing the same
audio cd in winamp.
The only noise there was, was when I was inserting the jack plug into
the relevant socket, it was a scratching sort of noise for a second or two.
It is a laptop on which the problem is, and I am supposed to get it
working for a friend who told me that there was no sound!
I don't know if sound worked before and at what stage it stopped
working.So now I suspect dead hardware.
I have been looking at the usb sound cards or whatever they are and see
that they can be quite cheap to buy.