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Postby Zeenit » Wed, 05 Nov 2008 10:40 am

My sound card on my stand alone PC is dead and its Windows XP. I need to know if there is someone that can come to our condo and sort this out. Any help will be useful. But I dont want to open the back and try and do it myself
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Postby Strong Eagle » Wed, 05 Nov 2008 11:43 am

It really is actually a very simple thing to do to replace the sound card.

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Postby sillingw » Thu, 06 Nov 2008 10:16 am

it's actually pretty easy to do and I have a new soundcard you can have, if you want to pick it up from me. I could probably talk you thru it on the phone

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Postby sillingw » Thu, 06 Nov 2008 10:17 am

strong eagle - SNAP
we were typing at the same time

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 06 Nov 2008 11:04 am

Then you must be an extremely slow typist as SE's post is almost 24 hours earlier than yours. :P

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Postby sillingw » Thu, 06 Nov 2008 11:19 am

well spotted, i guess i just did not see his response until i looked at my reply - ah well, late night too much wine and not really awake yet :)

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Postby durain » Thu, 06 Nov 2008 1:09 pm

firstly, how do you know the sound card is faulty? could it be drivers, speakers or the socket at fault? the thing with sound card these days is it is integrated into the motherboard. to install another sound card, you will need to go into the bios and disable the onboard sound card.

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Postby Zeenit » Thu, 06 Nov 2008 2:26 pm

Firstly I have downloaded updated drivers.........so I believe it not that.
When I get a call via skype I can hear it ring every so slightly and hence I have come to the idea that the sound card is not well. It was ok before the shippers packed and moved it to SG.

If I am wrong please point me in the right direction.
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Postby Plavt » Thu, 06 Nov 2008 3:15 pm

Zeenit,
Try this (if you haven't already), don't worry about how much work it appears to be, it is actually quite simple;


http://www.skype.com/help/guides/soundsetup.html


(select PC running Windows XP whichever version you have - might not be the sound card)

Note: Since you mention Skype but don't mention anything else regarding sound it might be an idea to try out a few other things (.e.g. simply a music CD).

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Postby durain » Thu, 06 Nov 2008 10:48 pm

if you can hear something ringing, then the sound card is working. here's a couple things to check/do

* if you got a webcam, remove it.
* goto control panel/ sounds and audio drivers/ audio and check the drivers are of your PC's sound card.
* does sound works with audio CD?

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Postby Zeenit » Tue, 11 Nov 2008 9:07 am

durain wrote:if you can hear something ringing, then the sound card is working. here's a couple things to check/do

* if you got a webcam, remove it.
* goto control panel/ sounds and audio drivers/ audio and check the drivers are of your PC's sound card.
* does sound works with audio CD?


No sounds work other than this very faint one. But I think I have bigger poblems as my pc has now Blue Screnned.
thanks guys for the help. :cry: :cry:
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Postby Strong Eagle » Tue, 11 Nov 2008 3:04 pm

Zeenit wrote:
durain wrote:if you can hear something ringing, then the sound card is working. here's a couple things to check/do

* if you got a webcam, remove it.
* goto control panel/ sounds and audio drivers/ audio and check the drivers are of your PC's sound card.
* does sound works with audio CD?


No sounds work other than this very faint one. But I think I have bigger poblems as my pc has now Blue Screnned.
thanks guys for the help. :cry: :cry:


Don't be surprised if your blue screen was caused by a bad sound card. Faulty hardware can cause drivers to go haywire.


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