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Posted: 10/14/2005 5:20:29 PM EDT
I have a Dell Inspiron 300M laptop, since a couple of weeks ago, I am getting no sound out of the laptop's speakers, but when the laptop is docked the desk speakers work with no problem, what could it be?
Link Posted: 10/14/2005 5:21:41 PM EDT
new drivers. My inspiron5100 did the same thing.
Link Posted: 10/14/2005 5:36:02 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Zack3g:
new drivers. My inspiron5100 did the same thing.



Wouldn't the drivers affect all sound? How come the speakers plugged to the docking station work?
Link Posted: 10/14/2005 5:46:06 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/14/2005 5:48:06 PM EDT by shop_rat45]
Here is an audio file on how to fix it. Link

Link Posted: 10/14/2005 5:54:13 PM EDT
type in the service tag(located on the bottom of the laptop) in dell support page it will give you all the downloads for the laptop. Reinstall the soundcard drivers.
Link Posted: 10/14/2005 5:54:46 PM EDT

Originally Posted By bear3351:

Originally Posted By Zack3g:
new drivers. My inspiron5100 did the same thing.



Wouldn't the drivers affect all sound? How come the speakers plugged to the docking station work?



I have no idea why it works that way, thats just how i fixed the same problem on my computer.
Link Posted: 10/14/2005 5:58:08 PM EDT

Originally Posted By cruze5:
type in the service tag(located on the bottom of the laptop) in dell support page it will give you all the downloads for the laptop. Reinstall the soundcard drivers.



I am going to give that a try, do you know the addres for the dell support page? Thank you.
Link Posted: 10/14/2005 5:58:22 PM EDT

Originally Posted By bear3351:

Originally Posted By Zack3g:
new drivers. My inspiron5100 did the same thing.



Wouldn't the drivers affect all sound? How come the speakers plugged to the docking station work?


no necessarily.

I could easily see how poorly written drivers would allow the port for external speakers to work while disabling the internal sound. 2 different parts of the sound card.
Link Posted: 10/14/2005 6:02:04 PM EDT
ALSO go to the control panel. then open multimedia or sounds and audio devices... click the audio tab.. make sure sound playback is NOT grayed out. should list your sound card here! if it doesn't your sound card is not installed correctly.
Link Posted: 10/14/2005 6:03:48 PM EDT

Originally Posted By bear3351:

Originally Posted By cruze5:
type in the service tag(located on the bottom of the laptop) in dell support page it will give you all the downloads for the laptop. Reinstall the soundcard drivers.



I am going to give that a try, do you know the addres for the dell support page? Thank you.



this link should work for you
Link Posted: 10/14/2005 6:04:35 PM EDT
Should I download that "Dell Support 3" program?

Thank you guys for all the responses.
Link Posted: 10/14/2005 6:19:36 PM EDT
it won't hurt anything. what are you doubting us already
Link Posted: 10/14/2005 6:52:49 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/14/2005 7:02:15 PM EDT by bear3351]
Thank you guys for all the help, I downloaded the audio drivers like cruze5 and Zack3g told me and IT WORKED!!!!
Link Posted: 10/14/2005 6:57:43 PM EDT
me and a linux geek save the day
Link Posted: 10/15/2005 12:22:46 AM EDT

Originally Posted By cruze5:
me and a linux geek save the day



Linux geek who was for several years a windows based hardware/network guy... :-P


Oddly enough, my inspiron gave me the same trouble on linux. Funky sound hardware, I'm tellin ya.
Link Posted: 10/15/2005 1:10:08 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/15/2005 1:14:24 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/15/2005 1:16:28 AM EDT by -brass-]
Link Posted: 10/15/2005 3:41:10 PM EDT

Originally Posted By -brass-:
dcse.dell.com/selfstudy/Associates_7_0/Foundations_2005/Portables/Inspiron/300m/index.asp


Audio Card Audio and modem through AC97
Two stero audio speakers
SW DVD on supported OS's


Make sure you are clicking on "Undock" before yanking it out of the doc station.

Oh, and you need to be Dell Certified Expert to see the link. I forgot.



Lets me see it. I'm not a Dell certified anything.
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 12:50:10 PM EDT

Originally Posted By cruze5:

Originally Posted By bear3351:

Originally Posted By cruze5:
type in the service tag(located on the bottom of the laptop) in dell support page it will give you all the downloads for the laptop. Reinstall the soundcard drivers.



I am going to give that a try, do you know the addres for the dell support page? Thank you.



this link should work for you



link:
http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/index.aspx?c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=dhs
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