Why would my sound stop working?

Toshiba Satellite a105-s4134 notebook
March 8, 2010 at 16:18:40
Specs: Windows XP
Basically I walked away from my computer and came back to no sound.

It's my speakers and headphones. It's just dead. No fuzziness or anything.

I've tried several things, even downloading some audio drivers (I think I did it right.)

Maybe if I can find out WHY they would stop working, I could fix it...

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March 8, 2010 at 17:44:13
Try headphones.

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March 8, 2010 at 22:39:38
DId you happen to see where I said is my headphones, too or are you just that stupid?

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March 9, 2010 at 00:55:19
That'll get you lots of help!

Check Device Manager to see if there are any Yellow "!" "?" under Sound, video and Game Controllers.

If not, right click on each listed device and click properties, select remove. Do this till all entries are gone then shutdown and re start your Computer. windows will redetect devices and install Drivers.

Would be a good idea to have your Toshiba Driver/Configuration disk handy.

There is nothing to learn from someone who already agrees with you.

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March 9, 2010 at 12:31:44
Kinda of testy are we, twins1729? :-)

If the drivers are ok, you could have broken the headphone jack. As you probably know, the audio to the speakers has to go through the headphones jack.

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March 9, 2010 at 16:00:24
Yup, I figured that out.

I'm going to get a USB audio adapter. :)

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March 9, 2010 at 17:30:23

What a darned cheek to tell a forum helper they are stupid. Helpers do this for free in their own spare time, and should not be treated like paid servants. They are human and can easily miss some point.

"aegis1" deserves an apology and I hope nobody touches this post until we get one.

some other bloke...

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March 9, 2010 at 22:43:59
Well, I'm sick of people treating ME like I'm stupid and don't even take the time read my whole question.

Which seems like you also did, or you would have realized that my problem is already fixed.

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March 10, 2010 at 00:25:54

Problem isn't fixed, you've just ignored it & used a different (USB) route - your soundcard remains u/s. Still, hopefully that's the first & last we'll be hearing from you so all the best...

"I've always been mad, I know I've been mad, like the most of us..."

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March 10, 2010 at 06:31:33
Are you guys like total BFFs or something? LOL

I'm obviously frustrated. Asking about my sound and someone BLATANTLY misses a major thing I said?

I'm insulted, saddened and edgy.

My headphone jack is busted. I was told there's no point in fixing it. So I'm just sticking with USB heaphones.

Now, calm down and get back to more important things in life. As I have.


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