No Audio Output Device Installed!!!

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Hello, I have an Emachines laptop with Windows 7 and the audio stopped working a while ago. I have n idea what happened, and I have no idea how to fix it! It keeps saying that there is no audio output device installed, but when I try to install a driver, it still does not work. Please help!!



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Hi

When you go to your device manager, do you see an X next to your sound card?

Please explain "try to install".

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I don't see anything about a sound card at all. I went on to the Emachines site and installed several different audio drivers for my laptop, but none of them worked. After it installed, it would say that there is no driver pack supported by this driver.
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There is an X on the sound icon on the taskbar though
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What is the make and model of your sound card? You will find it in your device manager.
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What exactly do I do to get there?
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I know that it is called Realtek High Definition Audio Driver. Is that what you mean?
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Using Device Manager, you can view the device drivers installed on your computer, update drivers for your devices, check to see if hardware is working properly, and modify hardware settings.

*Open Device Manager by clicking the Start button , clicking Control Panel, clicking System and Maintenance, and then clicking Device Manager.? If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

Now, do you see an X on the sound card ?

What is the sound card's full make and model?

Can you update the driver from there?
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There is no sound card or driver there at all
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I then suggest that you open the machine, look at the sound card and note the model. The proceed to the Realtek website, download the driver for the card and Windows 7.

You can also see with e-machine to see if they have an update.

If the driver does not work, I am afraid that the sound card has fried.

Good luck