Can't 'enable' Realtek speakers

January 24, 2011 at 05:23:37
Specs: Windows Vista Home Ed, Intel Core 2 Duo E8400/3GHz
My sound was working fine until last week, when suddenly the headphones and sound stopped working (no sound on desktop, internet or any CDs). I have tried updating all the drivers without success. Everything is plugged in. Nothing is out of date as far as I can tell. The main difference I have noticed is that in the Playback Devices menu, the Realtek speakers were previous enabled but now I do not have the option to enable them when I right click. It is showing them as unplugged for some reason (they are part of the screen unit rather than seperate box speakers and there are no unplugged cables). I'm not sure what else to try. I can't see a problem with the soundcard (I checked whether this needed updating, but no). Any ideas? I'm hoping this will be a very obvious/straightforward fix!

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January 24, 2011 at 05:55:10
You should have some sort of sound manager. HD sound chips have programmable sound ports that must be programmed. Open the sound manager by Realtek and select the ports you are using and how you are configuring them.

You may have an icon in the tray by the clock. Orange speaker?

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