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Chapter 27. What to Do When Your Sound S... > Dealing with Audio Problems

Dealing with Audio Problems

Now that you understand the general causes of audio problems, let's look at some specific problems—and what you can do about them.

Problem: Your New Sound Card Doesn't Work—You Don't Get Any Sound

Let's look at the simple stuff first. Is the card installed properly in your system unit? Have you connected the audio cable from your sound card to your CD-ROM/DVD drive? Are speakers (or headphones) hooked up to the card? Are the speakers plugged in and turned on? (And are they plugged into the correct jack? You don't want to plug your speakers into your microphone jack!) Are you performing a task on your PC that actually produces sound? Is the volume turned up loud enough (both on your speakers and in Windows)?


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