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xmichaeluk
06-29-08, 06:08 AM
Hey guys, my mate rang me last night and said that the sound in his laptop just stopped working. I looked at the laptop this morning, it's as deaf as a post. Reinstalled drivers - nothing Reinstalled windows - nothing, Installed ubuntu - nothing. I think I checked every possiblity and there is still no sound!
I thought that sound card in the laptop has gone faulty. I've heard of those USB external ones, and I was wondering whether it could be used to get the sound back. Laptop is not covered by warranty anymore.
Sound dissapeared while watching a movie. Laptop wasn't dropped or anything like that. Or he just doesn't want to admitt that he's done something to it.

XDanger
06-29-08, 06:41 AM
what did dxdiag say?

xmichaeluk
06-29-08, 07:21 AM
Damn, I don't remember!

XDanger
06-29-08, 07:30 AM
What did device manager say?

xmichaeluk
06-29-08, 08:23 AM
Device manager stated that everything was just perfect.

XDanger
06-29-08, 08:35 AM
Wasn't muted was it?
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What was the state of the sockets, Any corrosion or black marks?

Could always get some cheap crap like this to test whether usb will work then get a proper one later
http://cgi.ebay.com/USB-2-0-EXTERNAL-SOUND-CARD-3D-7-1-AUDIO-ADAPTER-NEW_W0QQitemZ120276775050QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item1 20276775050&_trksid=p3286.m14.l1318

xmichaeluk
06-29-08, 12:33 PM
Sure not, that was the first thing I checked :)