How to fix “No sound on Computer” error

While using your PC, you may often come across “no sound on computer” issue. “No sound on computer” issue is one of the most common problems for Windows users. This problem may occur due to a number of reasons, although most of the time you will come across this issue after updating your Windows.

In this article, we are going to show you some of the best solutions that will definitely fix “No sound on Computer” issue. Therefore go through all the solutions one by one and select the best solution to fix the problem.

Solutions to fix “No sound on Computer” error

If you search on the Internet, you will find a number of solutions available to fix “No sound on Computer” error. But all the available solutions are not always easy to execute, and on the top of that, all the solutions are not good enough to solve the issue. But here we will discuss the most obvious solutions which will definitely solve the issue. So you can try out the solutions given below to troubleshoot and fix “no sound on computer” issue and have your computer back on track.

Solution One: Check the hardware

If you suddenly come across no sound issue, there is likely to be a problem with your computer hardware. If you want to troubleshoot this problem follow the information given below.

1. Check the speaker on your computer

Firstly you have to take a look at the speaker on your computer and see whether anything is covering the speaker, which could cause no sound on your computer. You must also make sure there is no dust or cloth that can cover the sound on your computer. If you find no issues with your speaker, then check the next hardware component.

2. Check the headphone jack

After finding no problem in your computer speaker, you can check the headphone jack. You can look inside the headphone jack to see if there is any obstacle which is restricting the headphone from working properly.

If you find any problem, just clean the jacks with a cotton swab or soft brush. You have to just push it into the jack and swirl it around a little bit to get the dust and lint out.

Now let us talk about the last hardware component which you must check at least once to see if there is any problem due to which you are facing the no sound issue.

3. Check the microphone or headphone

If you are using a headphone, then you must check your headphone at least once to make sure that your headphone is working normally.

You first disconnect the headphone and check whether the issue is solved or not. If the problem is solved, then it is clear that your headphone is causing the main problem. Then just replace the headphone to resolve the issue.

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Solution Two: Check the audio settings in your computer

If you find no problem in your Computer’s hardware, then there might be a problem with your audio settings which is causing the “No sound on Computer” issue. So you must check the audio setting of your computer by following the methods given below.

1. Firstly you have to make sure that your audio device is set as default. So to check whether your audio device is set as default or not follow the steps given below

a. First and foremost you have to right click on the “volume” icon at the                         bottom right corner of your computer screen and then click on                                    “Playback devices” option.

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b. After clicking on the “Playback devices” option, you have to check                                your audio device in the Playback tab. You have to make sure that                             there is a green check next to your audio device.

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c. If your audio device is not the default device, then select your                                      audio device, and click on “Set Default” option. After clicking on the                            “Set Default” option, click “OK” button to save the changes that you                              have implemented.

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After saving the changes check your computer to see whether the problem is solved or not. If the problem persists go for the next process.

1. As the issue is not resolved after setting your audio device as the default device, so you can now switch the audio format to fix “no sound on computer” problem. So to change your audio format follow the step given below

a. First and foremost you have to right click on the “volume” icon at the bottom right corner of your computer screen and then click on “Playback devices” option.

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b. As you click on the “Playback devices” option, you will be redirected to a window where you have to select your audio device in the Playback tab, and then click “Properties.”

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c. As you enter the “Properties” window click on the “Advanced” tab. From Default Format, choose another different audio rate, and then click on the “Test” button. After making the changes play any music or audio to test whether the problem is solved or not

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d. Repeat the previous step again and again until you find a proper audio format. Once you find the proper audio format to work, click on the “OK” button to save the settings.

After switching the audio format if the issue persists go for the next solution which is given in the next section of this article.

Solution Three: Reinstall your audio driver

Sometimes if your audio driver is corrupted or incompatible with Windows, you can face the sound problem. Therefore you can try to uninstalling and reinstalling the audio driver to fix the problem. So follow the steps given below to uninstall the audio driver.

1. First and foremost open “Device Manager” in your computer.

2. After entering the “Device Manager” double-click on the “Sound video and game controllers” option to expand it.

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3. As “Sound video and game controllers” option expands, you have to right click on your audio card, and then finally click on the “Uninstall device” option.

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4. After clicking on the “Uninstall device” option, you will come across a popup pane where you have to confirm your decision, check the box next to “Delete the driver software for this device” option, and then click on the “Uninstall to delete” option to delete your audio driver successfully.

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5. Finally, restart your computer, Windows will automatically download and install the audio driver for you. After that, check the audio to see if whether the “no sound on Computer” issue is solved or not.

So this how you will be able to execute this solution. So we have come to the end of the article as we have discussed all the solutions to overcome “No sound on Computer” issue.

Conclusion

So in this article, we have given detailed information regarding the most appropriate solutions to solve the “No sound on Computer” error.

After going through the entire article, you will understand that all these solutions are easy to execute. You can also be rest assured that any one of these solutions will definitely work for you and eventually you will be able to fix the “No sound on Computer.” issue.

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