Thinkpad Laptop "No Audio Device"

Discussion in 'Computers' started by Jon_Gregory, Jun 13, 2005.

  1. Jon_Gregory

    Jon_Gregory Stunt Coordinator

    Jan 10, 2004
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    Ok this is a problem with my mom's laptop that is about to drive me crazy. There is no sound coming out of the speakers. When you open up sound in control panel, the devices tab list "No Audio Device". Oh this is Windows XP by the way. It is a IBM Thinkpad notebook that has onboard sound from the motherboard. It had sound before, why all of a sudden would this happen?
  2. John_Bonner

    John_Bonner Supporting Actor

    Oct 25, 2000
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    I recently had a similar problem with my Thinkpad. I accidently removed the soundMAX audio driver and had no sound.

    Here's what I did to get it back:

    *Go into Device Manager (Start/Settings/Control Panel/System/Hardware/Device Manager)

    *Click on Sound, Video and game controllers
    *Right click on Media Control Devices, choose Properties
    *Click on the Driver tab
    *Click on Update Driver
    *When the next box comes up, uncheck the "get driver fom CD Drive" and check the "Windows Update" box.

    You'll then see the computer connect to the Internet and get the soundMAX driver (I guess from Microsoft)

    Follow the install prompts.

    See if it works for you.

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