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Cannot hear sound from Dell Inspiron 1420

My speakers were working just fine. All of a sudden, I couldn't hear a thing. I can only hear audio if headphones or external speakers are plugged in. Without them, I hear nothing but my Volume Mixer shows my music is playing.

I opened up the SigmaTel Audio Control panel and it says my headphones are plugged into one jack, but they're not.  See for yourself in this picture:

I have tried reinstalling the sound drivers, toyed with sound settings and even performed a system restore. AND STILL NOTHING.


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Re: Cannot hear sound from Dell Inspiron 1420


Welcome to the Community. I suggest you follow the below link by Jimco which covers Audio issues.


Thank you

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Re: Cannot hear sound from Dell Inspiron 1420

Thanks Royan for putting in that link to the Audio FAQ's.

Terryaki_ try reading the Headphone Jack FAQ which I believe addresses your specific issue.

Jim Coates -- 15 years on the Dell Laptop Audio boards -- since 2/6/04 

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