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Ultimate Geek
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Topic # 102703 20-May-2012 11:42
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I've had a bit of a google, however the common answers seem to be enable HDMI out in the sound settings. Which is fine. However I cannot enable audio out, even when it is plugged in and the video is viewed fine on my tv, the sound is played out of the netbook's awful little speaker.


This is with the cable plugged in.

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 627909 20-May-2012 12:12
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does your machine have a realtek sound device by any chance? when i last rebuilt my machine this happened, i had the graphics drivers up to date and the sound was running ok through the laptop but not the tv.

i installed the realtek sound deck software for my specific machine (acer ferrari) and it worked straight away.

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  Reply # 628490 21-May-2012 18:27
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How do I tell the manufacturer of the sound device? When searching for driver updates it simply says that it's manufactured by Microsoft and is up to date.


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Reply # 633315 31-May-2012 12:49
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Only some of the Laptops today offer audio out via the HDMI cable.  The HDMI replaces the old VGA/RGB connection which doesn't pass sound to the TV.  Now on some of the new TVs that is a audio in sound jack next to the VGA/RGB connection on the back and on two model I have seen lately there is also a audio in jack next to an HDMI connection for those laptops that can't pass audio via a HDMI cable.  The whole arena is changing, Red-White-Yellow is going away.  Component cables will soon disappear as well as the Red and White audio out is gone on the backs of most new TVs.  If your Laptop does not have the capability to do audio out via the HDMI cable and you don't have an audio out jack on the laptop you are probably out of luck with your venture.

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  Reply # 636116 5-Jun-2012 14:39
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I thought I would update this. I'm 99% sure it's the TV. Everything works fine on the lounge tv. But sadly not the one in my bedroom.

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  Reply # 648459 29-Jun-2012 21:04
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I had same problem on a clients computer, it was an acer, it was a long time ago so sorry about the sketchy info, sounds like a similar model as well. the only way i found to fix it was see if there are any acer driver folders on the c: and see if you can find the correct driver in there. Now i carnt rember if it was the graphics driver or the sound driver i had to update. Belive it or not on some of these the sound out put is actually done via drivers packaged in the graphics software.

i tried almost every driver i could find even those on the offical website only one that worked was the one in the folder the acer software made when it imaged the hard drive

mmmmmm sorry wish i could remember more.

just in my case it wouldnt work on any TV but your not alone.

I know that ATI had an update that fixed issues with phillips screens i think. check that out as well.

Hu? did i do that?
16Mb (EDO RAM), K6-II processor, 2Mb of onboard graphics. 32k dial up modem. 12 speed CD ROM. 5¼-inch floppy drive. 500Mb HDD.

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