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My Laptop Speakers Are Not Working Anymore, Wat Should I Do? by gbenga9ja(m): 2:57pm On Apr 01, 2006
Hi Folks,

I need your help.

I bought a Brand New Toshiba Satellite Pro laptop last year and everything was intact but rite now, when i play movies or an audio cd, i don't get any sound from the laptop speakers but i can use an headphone but still, i want the laptop speakers to work, i have checked every thing regarding the audio and i think it is an internal fault.

How do i get it repaired?? What can i do please

I need your help on that.
Re: My Laptop Speakers Are Not Working Anymore, Wat Should I Do? by Seun(m): 9:26pm On Apr 01, 2006
Take it to the Computer Village, Ikeja!
Re: My Laptop Speakers Are Not Working Anymore, Wat Should I Do? by jogego(m): 5:38pm On Apr 02, 2006
are you sure its not muted? check in device manager to see all yur sound devices are alright
Re: My Laptop Speakers Are Not Working Anymore, Wat Should I Do? by gbenga9ja(m): 2:28pm On Apr 03, 2006
jogego:

are you sure its not muted? check in device manager to see all yur sound devices are alright

I have checked all that and they are all intact, it is not muted, thanx.


Seun:

Take it to the Computer Village, Ikeja!


I am scared to take it to the Computer Village, they might tamper with something else in the lappy or probably remove something from it and put an old one or it could get stolen from me at the Village, i learnt they steal a lot in the Village
Re: My Laptop Speakers Are Not Working Anymore, Wat Should I Do? by jogego(m): 5:40pm On Apr 04, 2006
gbenga_9ja:

I have checked all that and they are all intact, it is not muted, thanx.



I am scared to take it to the Computer Village, they might tamper with something else in the lappy or probably remove something from it and put an old one or it could get stolen from me at the Village, i learnt they steal a lot in the Village

I dont support going down this route myself. Did you install any new hardware or software? Can you go into your laptop's Bios and check that the speaker are not muted in the Bios? I dont know how to get into the Bios in toshiba but in IBM you have to hold down the F1 button while starting the notebook up.

If all that is okay, then if you have your restoration CD, back up your stuff and restore the laptop to factory settings( Note, this will delete and format your hard disk so you need to back up all your stuff.) This should restore your speakers, if not, its a hardware fault.
Re: My Laptop Speakers Are Not Working Anymore, Wat Should I Do? by Ynot(m): 9:41pm On Apr 04, 2006
Before you format the system, do a System Restore (thats, if you're using XP). Restore to the point (date) when the problem occurred. If its a software problem, that will(?) fix it. For hardware, you will have to go a different route. To perform System Restore:

click Start--->(all)Program--->Accessories-->System Tools--->System Restore then follow the screen.

If you still have the problem, lets know and don't forget to post your OS type.
Re: My Laptop Speakers Are Not Working Anymore, Wat Should I Do? by chinani(f): 2:48am On Apr 05, 2006
That happened to me not too long ago. I have an HP Z something or other & it's 3 and half yrs old. (kinda old for a laptop). Anyhow, not too long ago my speakers weren't working. I called HP Tech Support and they wouldn't help me b/c my warranty or whatever was up. But I remembered the guy saying "It might be a hardware problem" b/c of my laptop's age. But also it might be a "software problem gone arie". He said that if I had recently installed a program it might be messing w/ my speakers. Oh my particular problem was that I could not control my speakers or volume using only my keyboard and the Fn key as I had previously. So anyhow, I uninstalled the last (most recent) program, let my laptop rest and then later everything was fine again.

Hope this helps.
Re: My Laptop Speakers Are Not Working Anymore, Wat Should I Do? by twinkledew(f): 12:43pm On Apr 06, 2006
sell it grin
Re: My Laptop Speakers Are Not Working Anymore, Wat Should I Do? by gbenga9ja(m): 5:14pm On Apr 06, 2006
jogego:

I don't support going down this route myself. Did you install any new hardware or software? Can you go into your laptop's Bios and check that the speaker are not muted in the Bios? I don't know how to get into the Bios in toshiba but in IBM you have to hold down the F1 button while starting the notebook up.

If all that is okay, then if you have your restoration CD, back up your stuff and restore the laptop to factory settings( Note, this will delete and format your hard disk so you need to back up all your stuff.) This should restore your speakers, if not, its a hardware fault.

Thanks jogego, i'll try that as soon as possible and give you a feedback, i have actually installed a whole lot of softwares on the laptop
Re: My Laptop Speakers Are Not Working Anymore, Wat Should I Do? by gbenga9ja(m): 5:21pm On Apr 06, 2006
Ynot:

Before you format the system, do a System Restore (thats, if you're using XP). Restore to the point (date) when the problem occurred. If its a software problem, that will(?) fix it. For hardware, you will have to go a different route. To perform System Restore:

click Start--->(all)Program--->Accessories-->System Tools--->System Restore then follow the screen.

If you still have the problem, lets know and don't forget to post your OS type.


Hey Ynot, thanks for ur reply, i was abt to ask jogego how to go about backing up my stuffs, is a system restore the same thing as backing up, if i do the system restore, does that mean i av done a back up of wat i av installed on my laptop
Re: My Laptop Speakers Are Not Working Anymore, Wat Should I Do? by gbenga9ja(m): 5:24pm On Apr 06, 2006
twinkledew:

sell it grin

How can i sell a new laptop

If you have nothing to say or any advise to give, Hush Baby angry
Re: My Laptop Speakers Are Not Working Anymore, Wat Should I Do? by gbenga9ja(m): 5:27pm On Apr 06, 2006
Jogego and Ynot, can you guys pls tell me how i can backup my files on my Toshiba Satellite Pro b4 reformatting it and Ynot, the OS is Windows XP
Re: My Laptop Speakers Are Not Working Anymore, Wat Should I Do? by Ynot(m): 6:30pm On Apr 06, 2006
No. System Restore is not the same as backup but, they are cousins.

If you choose to restore your system, you don't need to back up at this time you can always do that later. By doing System Restore, you will be goin back in time but, if you've decided to format (which i strongly disapprove until you find out that System Restore couldn't fix the problem). Reason: If you format and find out that the problem is hardware based, you would've wasted your time and you gon have to reinstall all the software you have previously. And i'm sure you don't have some of those Cd's/DVD anymore.

I don't like typing so, i will give you the links.
System Restore. Explore more.

This will explain how to backup your data or you can explore more here.

If you need more help, don't hesitate to ask. We all wan see you happy.
Re: My Laptop Speakers Are Not Working Anymore, Wat Should I Do? by jogego(m): 10:54am On Apr 07, 2006
If you have a CDR/W drive, insert a blank CD or DVD, open your favourite CD burner software, select your documents and other files, burn them to CD.

Now if anything happens to your laptop nad you need to re-install, you have your documents on a CD or DVD.

Oh and yes, you might try system restore but keep in mind that most times, system restore will tell you it cant go back to the previous state.
Re: My Laptop Speakers Are Not Working Anymore, Wat Should I Do? by gbenga9ja(m): 10:12pm On Apr 07, 2006
jogego:

If you have a CDR/W drive, insert a blank CD or DVD, open your favourite CD burner software, select your documents and other files, burn them to CD.

Now if anything happens to your laptop nad you need to re-install, you have your documents on a CD or DVD.

Oh and yes, you might try system restore but keep in mind that most times, system restore will tell you it can't go back to the previous state.

Jogego, is this the only way you do the backing-up? by burning into cd only or there are other ways??

Ynot, i have done the system restore, it did the restoring but the speakers still did not work so i undid the restore and put it bck to d one i am currently using, so now i think i'll take Jogego's advise by restoring it bck to factory settings once he tell me if there are other ways of doing the backing up of the softwares on my laptop, reply back guys
Re: My Laptop Speakers Are Not Working Anymore, Wat Should I Do? by jogego(m): 11:54am On Apr 08, 2006
If you have a network then you can do it the way I do mine. I just copy my files to another machine. If you can do this, then you dont need to burn CDs other than that, I dont know any other cost effective way.

Something just occurred to me, am going to send you a pm now.

If yu can lay your hands on any Live CD of any linux distro, you can use it to test your laptop to be sure the hardware is okay.
Re: My Laptop Speakers Are Not Working Anymore, Wat Should I Do? by passionwit(m): 4:20am On Dec 04, 2007
Ju si KONGA
Re: My Laptop Speakers Are Not Working Anymore, Wat Should I Do? by Vicko1(m): 1:18pm On Dec 05, 2007
please can some tell me where to get the board driver for my laptop the make is NEC versa pro VA12J
Re: My Laptop Speakers Are Not Working Anymore, Wat Should I Do? by hbrednic: 3:15am On Dec 12, 2007
suprisingly my latop audio stopped working aswell.
this HP PAVILLION(ZV5287LA),WINDOX XP,PENTIUM 4.
i have tried system restoration,didnt work.

one more thing,p/s how do i remove a spyware shredder that keeps poping up on my screen,
its driving me crazzzzy.please somebody help.
Re: My Laptop Speakers Are Not Working Anymore, Wat Should I Do? by tosinadeda: 7:22pm On Jan 16, 2008
i av the same problem with my own toshiba satellite pro that i bought last year, so i guess its not a new thing with that brand of laptops. mine was even better the first speaker stopped working first and then the second one followed, and the annoying thing is that they got spoilt after the warranty expired lipsrsealed embarassed

to think that i bought it 115,000 at palms
Re: My Laptop Speakers Are Not Working Anymore, Wat Should I Do? by erico2k2(m): 11:58am On Jul 04, 2008
GUys, there are two simple fix to all your speaker problems, first, Unscrew your laptop, test your speakers to see if its physicaly dammaged,just to see if its working now if its wokring, that means
you might have a device conlflict, if this is not in the case(check in Device management to see first)
now  if you look behing your laptop, there should be a Model number or a service number, copy this and go to the manufacturer's website, go to their device drivers menu put in the model number and download and install all the sound drivers,
Hope these helps.
Re: My Laptop Speakers Are Not Working Anymore, Wat Should I Do? by chessguru(m): 3:56am On Oct 02, 2008
take it to a specialist
Re: My Laptop Speakers Are Not Working Anymore, Wat Should I Do? by abariko1(m): 11:23am On May 28, 2009
Go to the website of that system and download the latest Audio driver there. In that website you will be asked to provide your model and also the number then they will provide you with the available audio drivers.
Hope you enjoy this piece of info.
Re: My Laptop Speakers Are Not Working Anymore, Wat Should I Do? by ogbongzky(m): 5:17am On Jul 21, 2009
if u cant take it to computer village, bet it will be beta if u can go and learn computer repair so u can fix it by urself, toshiba sucks, better u sell am fast if u see buyer,
Re: My Laptop Speakers Are Not Working Anymore, Wat Should I Do? by blackweaver(m): 10:52am On Sep 01, 2009
tell me something first;
if you use earphones or plug in external speakers do
you hear any sound? if yes then you definitely have a hardware
problem else the problem may or may not be hardware related.
if you try to play music do you get an error or warning message?
if so then your problem is probably software related.
Re: My Laptop Speakers Are Not Working Anymore, Wat Should I Do? by deji2009(m): 11:27pm On Sep 01, 2009
what make is it ? suprisingly it could have been disable in the bios, who knows ? Bios screen differs so am jus having a guess
Re: My Laptop Speakers Are Not Working Anymore, Wat Should I Do? by deji2009(m): 11:43pm On Sep 01, 2009
right click on your speaker icon, play back device, playback, check to make sure you"ve got a green tick beside the speaker click on it properties, enhancements make sure all the box are unticked. if there's no green tick beside the speaker then you need to reinstall your sound driver
Re: My Laptop Speakers Are Not Working Anymore, Wat Should I Do? by BridgesIT: 12:30am On Sep 02, 2009
Hi Gbenga&other landers having similar issues,apparently it's likely to be an hardware problem since u could hear through ur ear piece,the speakers might be due for replacement&if u're scared of computer village,I can send a technician to diagnose&fix it for u.Dial or mail 08023177634,bridgesconceptsbmc@yahoo.com
Re: My Laptop Speakers Are Not Working Anymore, Wat Should I Do? by tbenson: 11:21pm On Sep 03, 2009
pls i will like to know what i can do. the speaker of my laptop is not loud what can i dow ?
Re: My Laptop Speakers Are Not Working Anymore, Wat Should I Do? by tbenson: 11:24pm On Sep 03, 2009
pls also i will love to talk to the owner of these great site pls can anyone help me out ?
Re: My Laptop Speakers Are Not Working Anymore, Wat Should I Do? by blackweaver(m): 11:26pm On Sep 03, 2009
@tbenson where do you adjust the volume?
Re: My Laptop Speakers Are Not Working Anymore, Wat Should I Do? by Cwolf(m): 12:41am On Sep 30, 2009
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i need info on vtun. its already instaalled on my system.

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