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I need laptop help - fix internal speakers

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by SunHunter, Oct 14, 2008.

  1. #1
    Whoever helps me here is my hero...

    Right now my internal laptop speakers aren't working, but my headphone port is (coincidentally, I recently broke my cheap headphones so no sound)

    Here's the sequence:

    Woke up the other day and the laptop wouldn't turn on, after prying above the keyboard I discovered the power got unplugged. I fixed that, but in the process, three connectors which lay underneath the power button got unplugged.

    One connector is for the laptop speakers as it is about an inch long, and can really only reach one (or two if stretched enough) ports (only 2 ports of that size)

    The second connector of the same size comes from inside the monitor, which may be the built in microphone?

    The third one is paper thin and comes from the downward area of my keyboard.

    Right now the following things are not working:

    - Internal speakers
    - Power button
    - Power button light
    SEMrush
     
    SunHunter, Oct 14, 2008 IP
    SEMrush
  2. SunHunter

    SunHunter Well-Known Member

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    About to fall asleep, would appreciate all the help, will probably throw an incentive for the person who leads me to fixing the problem as well (Like $5 via Paypal or lifetime respect ;))

    Really can't live without my laptop speakers.
     
    SunHunter, Oct 14, 2008 IP
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    Tox Well-Known Member

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    Check in your bar next to the computer time there should be a small speaker doble click on it and make sure none of the Mute is selected if it is unselect the check mark hope that helps.
     
    Tox, Oct 14, 2008 IP
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    SunHunter Well-Known Member

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    It has nothing to do with the software, it is hardware. It shows in the software as sound coming out.
     
    SunHunter, Oct 14, 2008 IP
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    Stroh Notable Member

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    #5
    Well what type of laptop is it?
     
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    SunHunter Well-Known Member

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    HP Pavillion dv6000
     
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    Tox Well-Known Member

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    If its hardware issue check in the device manager to make sure the driver for the sound card is ok and no exclamation sign is next to it, if the soundcard driver is ok then take the laptop to a repair shop this must be seen by a certified laptop technitian just my 2 cents.
     
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    MarshallG Peon

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    Yea, all HP laptops are covered by a 12 month warranty too, so depending on when you bought it :)
     
    MarshallG, Oct 15, 2008 IP
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    SunHunter Well-Known Member

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    I want to troubleshoot it myself without having to mail it or get someone else to fix it... :(
     
    SunHunter, Oct 15, 2008 IP
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    MarshallG Peon

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    Besides the basics like it being muted, or driver problems. It's most likely going to be a hardware issue. Laptops aren't an easy thing to take apart and fix :(
     
    MarshallG, Oct 15, 2008 IP
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    SunHunter Well-Known Member

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    I got it apart, I cracked the top above keyboard...

    Now what :D
     
    SunHunter, Oct 15, 2008 IP
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    ryandanielt Well-Known Member

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    #12
    there is a special tool that you require to be able to plug those back in, the reason why none of those things are working is for the fact that they are unplugged.
     
    ryandanielt, Oct 15, 2008 IP
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    SunHunter Well-Known Member

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    They are not unplugged...

    I have it plugged back into its spot but it is not working? The plug in clicks into place...
     
    SunHunter, Oct 15, 2008 IP
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    helix911 Active Member

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    i think you should not take risk and contact the official service center.
     
    helix911, Oct 16, 2008 IP