Solved No sound on my laptop suddenly

June 2, 2012 at 11:38:21
Specs: Windows 7
The sound on my Toshiba laptop stopped working as the battery was dying. It seems like it happened when I plugged in the charger. The exact thing that happened is that I plugged it in a little slow, the screen went black but they sound from my YouTube play list was still going. I tried wiggling the mouse and pressing the space bar a few times but it didn't wake up, so i pressed the power button which didn't work right away and I got impatient and hit it like 6 more times. During this time the sound had cut off. Eventually the screen came back on and it had a "continue resuming windows normally?" option so i pressed that and then Windows resumed. After Windows resumed, I tried returning to my music but couldn't hear it.

I double and even triple checked that my internal speakers weren't muted, youtube wasn't muted, my iTunes wasn't muted, and even the normal Windows sounds (clicking, page navigation, whatever) won't play through my speakers. I checked and the sound driver is installed, "working properly" according to the status box, and fully updated. I ran the audio troubleshooter that the Windows Help & Support program told me to, and it still doesn't work. Also, I already tried a system restore. Still nothing.

Anyone have any ideas other than faulty wiring inside? It worked perfectly up until now and I took damn good care of this laptop which is only about 14 months old. There's no way the speakers should've burnt out or something. Please help.

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June 2, 2012 at 12:05:44
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Well I don't know how to delete the question or say "case closed" or whatever but my mom actually gave me an idea that worked. I turned off my computer completely, waited like 5 minutes, turned it back on, and now it works. Kind of strange because a simple restart didn't fix it. Oh well, I'm happy now that it works.

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June 3, 2012 at 15:01:57
Thanks for taking the trouble to let us know.

Posts get marked Solved if you select "Best Answer" from one of the responses.

Bit tricky in this case as there were no responses and you solved it yourself.
Give your Mom a pat on the back and leave it at that. Well done!

By the way, another similar trick is to remove the laptop battery then hold the power-off button in for about 30 seconds.

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