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July 12, 2009 7:15:30 PM

Hey! My friend's PC doesn't detect his speakers and we searched for updates on Windows Update and on the driver cd he has. But no updates or anything. Here's the specs according to dxdiag:

OS: Windows XP Home Edition
Mother Board: Amitech_PC AWRDACPI
Processor: AMD Sempron 2500+ MMX 3DNow

Please reply as fast as possible! Thanks!

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July 12, 2009 7:25:14 PM

onboard sound or sound card
did it ever work
does it show in device manager
July 12, 2009 9:15:55 PM

what do you mean onboard sound or sound card? if its a headset or speakers?
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July 12, 2009 9:32:33 PM

Sound outputs either from the onboard sound chip on the motherboard, or through an add-in soundcard. Download whatever drivers are needed for the onboard sound to function, and then check the sounds portion of the control panel to make sure an output device is listed. After that, it should just be a matter of selecting your speakers.

A USB based headset usually has its own onboard sound chip, so all that would be needed is to select it from the sounds tab of the control panel.
July 12, 2009 11:45:26 PM

gamerk316 said:
Sound outputs either from the onboard sound chip on the motherboard, or through an add-in soundcard. Download whatever drivers are needed for the onboard sound to function, and then check the sounds portion of the control panel to make sure an output device is listed. After that, it should just be a matter of selecting your speakers.

A USB based headset usually has its own onboard sound chip, so all that would be needed is to select it from the sounds tab of the control panel.

You mean he should download drivers for the headset? Because at the moment he doesn't have any speakers... And for the motherboard we already tried to update it with the disc and I googled the motherboard but no real results...
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July 13, 2009 12:41:48 PM

Whats the headset? Does it use analogue connectors to the back of the PC, or is it USB based?

If it uses the old analouge connections, you will need to onboard sound drivers for your motherboard, as the headset only carries the signal the onboard chip generates. If its USB based, you may or may not need drivers just for the headset.
July 13, 2009 2:03:20 PM

its not usb based.. its a jack stick
July 13, 2009 2:03:47 PM

but as i mentioned earlier it says no new drivers were found on the disc
July 13, 2009 6:20:34 PM

of course there are no new drivers on the disc, the disc is gonna have the same drivers till it biodegrades. Go to the motherboards home page and look for newer drivers
July 15, 2009 1:02:09 PM

can you give me a link to the motherboards homepage?? or is it amitech?
July 15, 2009 6:19:05 PM

need more info brand and model of computer, any and all labels on mb

PC AWRDACPI has to do with the bios, iti s not the model number
July 16, 2009 1:03:37 AM

ok ill ask him
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