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Randomly lost all sound?

post #1 of 13
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Heres the story.

Last night, we had a power outage. PC turns off.

This morning, turn it on. Everything is fine, boots up normally etc. However, I get no sound through my headset on front 3.5mm. So I switch to back mobo 3.5mm. Still no sound...beginning to get worried. I then test with another pair of headphones... Front and back, still no sound.

At this point, I restart pc, try again, no luck. I uninstall the audio device in device manager, restart, reinstall with new drivers. Still doesn't work.

When I play a video, the Windows volume mixer shows that audio is being played, I just can't hear it.

Any ideas? (I'm on my sig rig.)

P.S
I don't know if I should have posted this here.... seemed relevant though.
post #2 of 13
It's possible that your onboard audio just got fried.
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post #3 of 13
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@RallyMaster
But, that seems so unlikely its not even funny. How would just my audio be fried, and nothing else.
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It's possible that your onboard audio just got fried.
Yep, it's not too uncommon. You can buy yourself a cheap-o soundcard to suffice, or you now have a reason to get a nice soundcard.
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^Pretty much what they said. Unfortunately.
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post #6 of 13
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@RallyMaster
But, that seems so unlikely its not even funny. How would just my audio be fried, and nothing else.
It happened to my old rig.
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When I play a video, the Windows volume mixer shows that audio is being played, I just can't hear it.
this is a sign for no software issue > sadly its hardware


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Originally Posted by E-Peen View Post
Yep, it's not too uncommon. You can buy yourself a cheap-o soundcard to suffice, or you now have a reason to get a nice soundcard.
yeah , he has a MSI MoBo , the unbelievably unreliable mobos , chipset frying is common in MSI

the only thing to do is to get a dedicated sound card , after using it you will thank the MoBo for frying the on-board

the cheapest good card to get is Xonar DG 30$
    
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post #8 of 13
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Well, this is odd...
I just randomly start hearing sound again. It works.

Awesome!
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Well, this is odd...
I just randomly start hearing sound again. It works.

Awesome!
........well........huh.....OK glad it worked , but did you do something you didn't mention in the thread?
maybe YOU can help us
    
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post #10 of 13
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Nope.

It basically just started working out of the blue.

Sorry I couldn't provide any info, must be frustrating for others!
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