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Lost Sound

I acquired an HP Pavilion a1710n desk top computer running Windows Vista service pack 2.  It has no sound. 

I tried uninstalling the audio driver & reinstalling without success.  I have also restore the computer back to the factory defaults and there is still no sound.  The driver is:


Realtek High Definition Audio


Dated 12/30/2010


 If I open the speaker icon in the task tray when playing the Windows media player can see the equalizer showing activity but there is no sound.

I opened the case and it appears there is no separate sound card. 

My question is, has anyone had this issue and how did you resolve it?

If there is no solution, could I add a sound card if the existing sound is intergrated into the motherboard?

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Re: Lost Sound



Yes, as per your PC specs:


It is was shipped with Onboard HD Controller from REaltek, if you tried all Steps on the webpage given below:


You may have to purchase PCI sound Card that can be installed in following Procedure>

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Kiran Talluri

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Re: Lost Sound

Kiran Talluri, thanks for the help.  I ended up installing a new sound card.  Thanks again!!

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Re: Lost Sound

I lost laptop audio.  Speaker has red X.  I was cleaning up apps and must have killed something.

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