How do I repair my volume control?

Question

I had sound one day then the next I didn't on certain things. My cd player has no sound, the games on yahoo have no sound. My keyboard has volume controls on it. The mute button still shows if it is muted or not, but the volume does not show on the bottom when you hit up or down anymore. Could the volume buttons on the keyboard be stuck? If they could how do I go around using them and getting my sound back on?

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Answer

This question was answered on January 21, 2005. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Before doing anything extraordinary. You should be sure to have your computer up to date. Especially your windows update, antivirus updates, and ad ware remover updates. And in this case make sure nothing accidentally unplugged your speakers.

Speakers can be tested quite easily by plugging the jack that plugs into the computer directly to a CD player or radio. Basically anything that puts out a sound. Now you know that your speakers work. If they don’t then there you go replace your speakers.

It looks to me like you have a fancy keyboard. What I mean by that is that you may have a keyboard that uses drivers to perform its full functionality. The way to work around this is the same to see if it’s your computer or your keyboard. Go into the control panel by clicking on the start button then go to settings and select control panel your see an icon that says. Sound it may say sound and multimedia. Double click on that and adjust your volume settings. If you can adjust theme there and there is still no sound then the problem is between the computer and the speakers. If you have a sound card, try reinstalling the drivers by inserting the CD that came with it.

If you can successfully adjust your volume settings from there then your problem is between your keyboard and your computer obviously the regular functions of your keyboard are working fine or you would have noticed that first. Most operating systems will use a fancy keyboard. But they are limited to the regular old boring features. So the solution is simple insert the CD that came with your keyboard and re install the drivers.

If neither of these work then go on the Internet and find the latest drivers making sure they are compatible with windows98 for your keyboard and your sound card.

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Posted by Wilmer of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on January 21, 2005