I was watching a youtube video last night and suddenly my audio stopped working, I have gone through system restore and a couple of resets, both turning the speakers and computer off with no success. I have made sure that everything is enabled and have tried to disable then re-enable both the drivers and speakers.
I have an integrated sound card on my motherboard, my worry is that it has died. I have tried uninstalling/reinstalling my sound drivers too.
sry if you already try these fixes/checks but i have to ask
have to try a different set of speaker or headphones in the rear greeen audio ports ?
have you tried uninstalling the audio software and installing the lastest drivers from the audio chip manufacture (if realtek get the realtek software from realtek web site)
is the audio device showing up in the device manager ?
in your audio control panel is your onboard sound set as your default audio device ?
and lastly what operating system you using (vista, win 7, etc) and what is the model off your motherboard ?
I have no other speakers to test with but I have used headphones in the audio slot in the front. I am using windows 7 64bit home and motherboard Asus M4A87TD.
When I do an audio test the computer picks up that there are sounds coming out and the bars go up and down but no noise comes out of the speakers. My Speakers are creative inspire T6060. If it helps it doesn't make the usual start up beep noises that it normally does eithe now.
Go into Control Panel> Hardware and Sound> Sound
under the Forth Tab Called "Communications" put the dot into "Do nothing".
then under the "Sounds" tab change the "Sound Scheme" to "Windows Default" and click apply.
Next go to the "Playback" tab, Highlight the Via onboard audio and click the "Configure" button in the button left corner.
Now select "Stereo" and click "Test" .
if you still get now sound from your speakers the unplug them and test your headphones in the green audio port on the back off the computer.
The headphones plugged into the green audio slot at the back work but nothing else does. Sadly they are not long enough to listen through while at my desk. Does this mean the wire is likely gone in the speakers because I doubt they would go wrong so suddenly?
Yes i would say it's a fault with your creative speakers. if it was the onboard audio you would get any sound from your headphones.
if you have a another then give that a try. if still no sound then you might want to look for a new set off speakers.