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Audio/Video randomly dies?

  1. #1


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8

    Audio/Video randomly dies?


    I've had this laptop over a year now, and just recently I've noticed when I leave it on a while and come back, either the audio of the entire laptop will die, or online videos just won't play. After restarting it goes back to normal until a few hours later when it happens again. I'm not sure what to do here. Can anyone help me out?

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  2. #2


    Posts : 14
    Windows 8


    You are not alone with this problem, since the last windows 8 update there is sound problems with a lot of PCs. You can try this quick solution here :

    You just need to enter to the Control Panel -> security and System -> System -> Device Manager

    Then look for "sound, video and game controllers" put the cursor over it press right-click and select "scan for hardware changes"

    3 secs after that you will have your sound working again, you gonna need to repeat this procedure every time the sound is gone in your PC and till now it always worked to me.
    This should solve your problem for now, we need to wait for Microsoft's next windows 8 update, it hopefully will fix the problem in a more permanent way.

    Greetings.
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