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Topic # 87269 24-Jul-2011 09:28
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My Windows Vista Laptop's Speakers, Mic, And Headphone Jack Just Will Not Work.
It Worked Before I Installed The Windows 7 Enterprise Trial, It Still Worked But When I Installed Windows Vista Again The Sound Just Didn't Work. Just To Let You Know, The Driver Is Installed. There Is No X On The Speaker. Please Help! 

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  Reply # 497713 25-Jul-2011 18:40
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Start with Control Panel -> Sound, if you see a tick on the speakers, right click and choose Configure, then press the Test button.

See how that goes.

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  Reply # 498002 26-Jul-2011 13:24
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Just some quick questions:
How did you install the driver? Was it through windows update or off the laptop manufacturers site? 
In the sound panel are the speakers selected as the default playback device and the mic as the default recording device?
Are there any problems in the device manager with devices not being detected?
How did you do the windows installs? was it with an upgrade or was it a clean install?
Is the volume up?! ;) 


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  Reply # 498318 27-Jul-2011 01:46
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make sure u do what GZT said and if it plays no sound, set it as your default device

gz ftw

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  Reply # 499888 30-Jul-2011 21:23
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The windows 7 install was a update, and the downgrade was a fresh.

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  Reply # 499919 30-Jul-2011 23:39
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if you have one of those sound drivers that comes with a config app, try disabling "auto jack sensing" in the app. some of them have smarts that try (and often fail) to detect how many speakers you have pluggin in, and what kind they are.

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