Computer speakers may sometimes give you hard time by suddenly not working. You might think it to be a speaker problem, but many times there will be something wrong with the PC and speaker connection. There are a few reasons why you might not have any sound coming out of your computer speakers. Let us get to know how to fix no sound on computer speakers using the software settings on the PC itself.
How to fix No Sound on Computer Speakers?
The following are some troubleshooting methods to fix the issue and get back the audio output from your computer speakers.
Adjusting the Volume Settings
- You will find a sound icon on the right corner of your taskbar. Right click on it and click on sound settings.
- In the sound settings window, click on the sound control panel option. Once it is open, click on the playback tab.
- Right click on the default sound device and select test to do an audio test.
- You will hear chimes from your speaker if the sound is working.
- If not right click on the default device and select properties.
- In the properties window, select the Levels option and slide the levels up.
- Perform the sound test again. Also, you can try turning of the Enhancement in the properties window.
- If you are not receiving anything, then go to the next method.
Try restarting the device and PC
- This is a very simple task and works most of the time.
- Unplug your speaker from the PC and cut the power supply off from it.
- Let it sit for some time and meanwhile, restart you PC.
- After restart, plug your speakers back in and switch it on.
- If it still doesn’t work, try to connect another device or if your monitor has speakers, go to the sound control panel and select the speakers of your monitor as default.
- Now do the sound test to ensure whether the problem lies with the speaker.
Enable sound card in the BIOS
- Sometimes the audio card may not be enabled and you have to enter into the BIOS and enable it.
- Restart your computer and enter into the BIOS settings.
- Once inside, go to the audio settings and enable the audio or sound card.
- If you don’t find such settings, then you have to update your BIOS.
- Restart your computer again and now don’t enter into the BIOS.
- Search for the latest BIOS updates for your motherboard and download them.
- Follow the manufacturer’s instruction on updating the BIOS and the issue will be resolved.
Update the audio drivers
- The audio drivers in the PC will usually be updated by the windows update and security. But sometimes, the exact driver required for your sound card may not be downloaded.
- Anyways you can first try to go into the windows update and security from the settings option in the start menu.
- There click check for updates and also check out the additional driver updates. If your sound card driver is available, do an update.
- If you don’t find anything there, search for Device manager in the taskbar search button.
- There right click on the sound card or the connected speaker device. It will show an option called Update. Click on it and the PC will search for the updates automatically online, download and install it.
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How to Test Speakers Sound on Windows?
Follow these steps to check your speaker’s sound.
- Search for sound settings using the search icon on the taskbar.
- In the sound settings, go to the sound control panel option. There you will find a tab named Playback. Click on it.
- Here you will find a list of audio devices connected or were connected previously to the computer. If you have connected the speaker right now, it will be the default sound device and it will be indicated with a green mark.
- Right click on the default sound device and choose the test option.
- This will play some chimes on your speaker and you can confirm the working of your speakers.
Why is my speaker connected but no sound?
There are several reasons for the issue but here are some popular causes for it to happen. but we will explore a few that are more common.
- If you have connected through a jack or Bluetooth, make sure the volume is not muted.
- The audio drivers may not be updated and causing this issue.
- Check your speaker and make sure the volume control of the speaker is not set to low or mute.
- If you are using Bluetooth connection, make sure it is paired and connected. If not unpair and connect again.
- Check whether the Enhancements are on for your audio device. If it is on try turning it off.
- Your speaker may have a hardware issue or got damaged.
These are the major reasons for the speaker not working even after connecting to the PC.
Do Computers damage PC Speakers?
No, computers don’t damage PC speakers. Unless the PSU you are using is insanely damaged and there is a great power surge from it. Otherwise, there is no way the computer is directly responsible for speaker damage. Another possibility is that if you have kept a high volume level on your speaker or computer, it may have some impact but not damage the speaker.
Is there any software that can fix the PC speaker Problem?
There is no need for any third-party software to fix the PC speaker problem. Windows default sound settings will troubleshoot the issues. Either it will be a hardware problem, driver issue or the problem lies with the speaker itself. Therefore, there is no need for third-party applications for troubleshooting.
Can Power Supply Damage Computer Speakers?
The power supply can’t damage computer speakers, even if it is a voltage surge.
If a power supply does have a voltage spike, it will usually go through to the motherboard. This means that the computer’s speaker should not be damaged, as speakers are connected to the board by a wire which is then connected to an amplifier.
Fixing the computer speakers is not a difficult task. If you follow the steps recommended, you can get a solution in any one of them. If the problem is not solved, then suspect the hardware of the speaker.