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No Sound on Windows 10

OldGeezer

Regular Member
I installed windoze 10 on an old acer aspire laptop but now have no sound and a the red cross over the taskbar speaker icon. Any ideas how to fix it fellas?
 

kommando828

ULTIMATE Member
Sounds like a Driver issue, go into Control Panel, Device Manager and look at Audio Inputs and Outputs for any items that have driver issues. Hopefully Acer have Win 10 drivers for the sound chip, if not then the chip maker may have one.
 

Mark.J

Administrator
Staff member
ISPreview Team
Sound chips and drivers are one of the most annoying things on Windows systems. Even regular automated service updates to Windows 10 often break or screw things up in that area, so kommando828 is probably right. The usual course is to hunt out the latest driver for the audio chipset (ideally from Acer's website) and just reinstall it.

You could also try hunting for the source driver of the audio chipset from the chip manufacturer's own website (you can probably get the chip's model code from your computer or Acer's website), which may be more recent. But the catch is that these may lack some of the customisations that Acer might have added to suit their hardware setup.
 
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