I have a sound problem in the new Vostro 3470. I use the small jack output. The sound works but hear squeaks, buzzing as if something is stirring up. The problem is in the computer because I checked on three different speakers and cables. What can you do about it?
For connecting speakers you will need to use the back audio speaker jacks. The front jack is for a Microphone. Click the link below to download the online manual.
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There are 4 audio ports--2 input -2 output. Which one are you using and what is connected to it--headphones, speakers, microphone ? You should be connecting speakers to the light green line out port on the top of the back with 2 other ports. See Back View in the manual*
Click the link below to download and reinstall the Realtek audio driver, reboot and retest.
I started the computer with LinuxLiveCD and the problem here also occurs. This is not the driver's fault but some problem with the mass in the socket. Does DELL have to replace the entire mainboard in this case?
Unfortunately, Dell does not support LinuxLive. Run the Dell diagnostics by following the information below. You will also need to click the link below and put the system in your name.
The Dell ePSA diagnostics perform a complete check of your system hardware. The ePSA is embedded in the BIOS and is launched by the BIOS internally (from the advanced boot menu). The embedded system diagnostics provide a set of options for particular devices or device groups allowing you to: