Every time I reboot the speakers quit playing. The sound card still thinks it is working but the speakers do not play. When I go to tablet mode that fixes the problem until the next reboot. Anyone else have a similar issue or fix?
There is an issue with the BIOS of that model. If you have the issue with the latest BIOS, version 1.14.1, the solution is to roll back to BIOS version 1.06.00, A05. I don't have instructions for performing the procedure. If you need instructions try posting on the Laptop General Hardware board.
As a work-around, if you don't want to fool with the BIOS, instead of re-starting the laptop do full shutdown and startup.
Jim Coates -- 14 years on the Dell Laptop Audio boards -- since 2/6/04