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    I recently changed monitors to one with speakers built in. Now no sound will come from either the standalone speakers or the built-ins. (I didn't plug in both pair at the same time.) I receive a message about the sound card being in use. Checked the hardware as far as possible. In Sounds and Audio Devices on the Control Panel, no audio device shows up although one is listed in the hardware. Thanks.

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    Re: Audio

    All you did was to unplug the external speakers and plug in the cable to the monitor speakers?

    Did you plug them into the proper jack on the sound card?
    Make sure it was the audio output jack, not one of the input jacks?
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    Re: Audio

    Left the external speakers plugged into the PC. Did not plug in the speaker cord from the monitor. Does the PC "see" the monitor and want to send the sound there? (Rather to the plugged-in external speakers)

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    Re: Audio

    The speakers in the monitor are just another pair of speakers using the monitor enclosure instead of a separate speaker "box". If you don't have the cable from the monitor speakers plugged in, your system doesn't know anything about those speakers.

    You DID check to see where the external speakers are plugged into the sound card....didn't you?
    If they are in the audio output jack, not input, then OK.

    Click Start>Run and type "devmgmt.msc" ( without the quotes ) Click OK.
    Device Manager should appear.
    Look for any yellow flags in the list but particularly in Sound & Video. Open that item and see what sound card is listed, if any.
    You may have to reinstall your sound device drivers.
    If there is a sound device listed, right click on it and click uninstall. It will ask you if it's OK. click yes.
    Reboot and let Windows install your sound card again.
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