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  1. #1


    Behind you
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    Windows 7 SP1 + Linux Mint KDE x64

    No sound


    Hi I installed Windows 8 on my laptop and got the audio drivers installed all fine and dandy... Except that's what Windows says.

    The driver says it is working properly and when I use the sound (Like playing something on Itunes) windows does the animation in the sound mixer like it is working but there is no sound.


    Acer Aspire 5315
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Windows 8 RP (x86)


    Any help appreciated.

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  2. #2


    I have an Acer T690. Although a PC, it's similar so far as brand and Intel made MOBO.

    Your system specs on the Acer site states that your Sound Subsystem is an Audio system with built-in speakers - SoundBlaster Pro and MS-Sound compatible. Acer Support: Aspire 5315 Series Specifications

    Was it working with prior OS? If so, what OS? Do you know if it has a SoundBlaster card?

    The Realtek High Definition Audio may not work on your system. Did you install that or was it installed during 8 install?

    Try and update the driver in Device Manager. Check the lQQk online. If that doesn't work, you may wanna try to uninstall the Realtek driver and get the SoundBlaster driver or one from M$.
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  3. #3


    Behind you
    Posts : 45
    Windows 7 SP1 + Linux Mint KDE x64


    I tried all of the above except for the soundblaster drivers(because I know I don't have soundblaster) and none of it appeared to work... I was up until midnight and even did a system refresh.... nothing....

    I hibernated my machine to go to bed and started working on it again about 10 minutes ago and somehow I have sound...

    I honestly don't know how (if I did I'd tell).....

    Thanks for the reply anyways..




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  4. #4


    That's good! I love it when a bug works itself out. Like a noise in my car. Before I find the time to see what it is, it goes away.

    Enjoy your sound.

    2-a-roo for now.......
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  5. #5


    Behind you
    Posts : 45
    Windows 7 SP1 + Linux Mint KDE x64


    Well.... Installed video drivers and no sound again... hibernate computer, wake it up, sound again...

    Is there a process that controls sound I should restart (other than windows audio service, I tried that)
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  6. #6


    No process. Shouldn't have to do anything. That's weird. I don't think I've ever come across this before. What would a new video driver have to do with it?!

    Just after hibernation? When you restart, no sound? Was it working with prior OS? If so, what OS?
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  7. #7


    Behind you
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    Windows 7 SP1 + Linux Mint KDE x64


    i had Windows 7 64bit (installed x86 windows 8 because I was running slow due to lack of ram.)

    I had Windows 8 RP on this machine awhile ago and it worked perfectly fine... I'm not sure why this is so different...

    and here's how it works:


    I boot my computer
    No sound
    I Hibernate my machine
    turn it on from hibernation
    i have sound...
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  8. #8


    This has got me stumped. Any yellow exclamation points in Device manager anywhere? Is the modem working? Check that in Device Manager while there. I know that may sound weird, but that affects sound via hardware.

    In the mean time, I'll run this by some friends to see what they think.
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  9. #9


    Behind you
    Posts : 45
    Windows 7 SP1 + Linux Mint KDE x64


    Nope.. Everything checks out okay with hardware....
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  10. #10


    Ok. I see no one has responded yet. Hold on for I'm sure they will.
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