So I got a used laptop for christmas. I uploaded all my music, and lo and behold, no sound. I checked and I appear to have the appropriate drivers, all the volumes are at the max, and my device manager tells me all my hardware is working properly. What could be the problem?
Ok, lets simplify this: Open the sound tab of the control panel which shows all your output devices and play some audio file. Do any of the outputs show audio is being played back (look for a green bar to rise/fall)?
Trying to see if we have a driver/hardware problem, or an output problem.