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Topic # 159787 12-Dec-2014 15:09
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Hey guys,


I have a Acer E1-522 laptop, I have had it for a year.




Just recently I have been having a problem with the sound. The problem is that it says "No speakers or headphones are plugged in".  After doing some googling, I have followed and done this so far:





  1. In Device manager, I have disabled waited a few seconds and re enabled the sound stuff
  2. Removed the drivers etc and installed the most latest drivers from Realtek
  3. I have tried everything that I have come across in google
  4. Rebooted my laptop x5


Last time this happened I ended up staying up 24 hours just reinstall windows and do all my updates etc.  Now its happened again, I dont really want to be going through that crap again.




Can someone please please please help me, I really love gaming with sound.

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  Reply # 1196387 12-Dec-2014 15:35
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If you reinstall windows next time take an image with Macrium Reflect Free so you can restore to that point easily. There should be a better way but you seem to have tried the most sensible things already. Have you checked it's not muted and the volume is up? Silly question but it's the kind of thing I'd do.

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  Reply # 1196415 12-Dec-2014 16:34
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Yes, but it says that there is nothing in the playback list, im going to clean out my temp files, after removing the drivers and then I'm going to reinstall it again.

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  Reply # 1196440 12-Dec-2014 16:54
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Ok how screwed up is this, I cleaned my temp files, I mean removed everything from there, and its helped. I have sound back :D.

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  Reply # 1196464 12-Dec-2014 17:41
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Bad and incomplete driver installs are often fixed by deleting the temporary files. It's often a configuration fault which may also require registry changes to be reversed too.

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