No Sound Coming From Speakers

Issue/Question

Why can't I hear anything from my speakers?

Cause

This can be caused from a hardware failure or from the hardware not being installed properly.

Resolution

  1. Check to make sure that the speakers are plugged in and turned on.
  2. Ensure that the volume is turned up on speakers.
  3. Ensure that the system settings do not specify that the speakers are muted.
  4. Check the Device Manager for a correctly installed driver.
  5. Ensure that the proper output is selected. For example, most Windows PCs have a standard option for Headphones/Speakers. You can check this setting by clicking the   volume icon in the bottom-right of the taskbar. The current output selected will be displayed just above the volume control slider.
  6. Reboot the computer to reload any audio drivers that may have crashed. 

Details

Article ID: 383
Created
Tue 8/12/14 12:54 PM
Modified
Mon 11/2/20 11:27 AM