Why do my computer speakers not work gas tax by state

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This document contains information on what to do you if you are not getting any sound out of your computer speakers. These sections should be followed in order because they are written in such a manner that you may identify your issue through the process of elimination. Volume issues

This step may seem trivial, but problem-solving works best when you start with the basics. Verify that the volume knob on the speakers is turned up enough to produce a sound. Every pair of speakers with knobs will increase the volume by turning it left to right, otherwise known as clockwise.

If you are using a laptop computer with no external speakers connected, make sure the volume is turned up by using controls on the keyboard. They may buttons (as shown in the image to the right), or a secondary function of another key; generally indicated with blue text and activated by holding the Fn key at the same time.

An important aspect of sound on a computer with external speakers is that it is primarily controlled by software. For example, if the volume is lowered or off in the software settings, it doesn’t matter how high the knobs on your external speakers are turned up; the speakers won’t produce sound. Therefore, users should verify the sound settings in the software are properly turned up.

Another common mistake is for users to accidentally press the mute key on their keyboard. To check if mute is turned on, look in the lower right-hand side of your desktop screen for a symbol resembling a speaker with a "no" sign (shown right). Speakers are not connected properly

Sound devices connected to the computer have different cables and therefore use different ports. First, check that your speaker cable is properly connected to the sound card on the back of the computer. As seen in the picture to the right, the sound card has multiple jacks. Speakers must be plugged into the Line Out connector, which usually indicated by an image of sound waves with an arrow pointing out. The jack itself is usually green in color. If your speakers connect through USB, plug them into any of the USB ports.

Ensure the power cable is connected to the back of the right speaker, or in some cases, the subwoofer. Most speakers have a small LED (light) indicating if the speaker is on or off. Once you’ve turned the speakers on (usually by using a button or by moving the volume knob from left to right), check to see if the light is illuminated. If no LED is present, or the speakers still don’t appear to be getting power, and you’ve checked the power connections, you may have a faulty power source. Default playback device in Windows

If your computer has the Windows operating system, make sure the correct playback device is set as the default device for sound output. If the wrong playback device is set as the default device, the sound will not be coming out of the expected device (i.e., speakers or headphones).

If the computer was producing sound recently but is not now, you can try restoring Windows to a previous point when sound was working. If corrupt Windows system files are the cause of the sound problem, restoring Windows to a point when the sound did work should resolve the issue.

If the issue is not software related, it is likely a hardware issue. Like any other hardware component in a computer, the device producing sound can fail. Make sure the computer sound card works properly by connecting another pair of speakers or headphones to the computer.

Finally, if none of the recommendations above fix the problem, but connecting a different pair of speakers or headphones did work, the speakers are bad. It is recommended that you contact the manufacturer of the speakers or computer for a new replacement if they are still under warranty. Otherwise, you can buy a new pair of speakers and connect them to your computer.