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Laptop SUDDENLY has a no audio output device error.

Discussion in 'Gator Bytes' started by red4512, Dec 5, 2021.

  1. red4512

    red4512 Premium Member

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    Dell XPS 15 7590 Win10 Audio isnt working. Youtube , muisic and other videos worthless. Was fine last night. Might be from Windows Update. Red x next to audio control in system tray. Tried update drivers, restarting a gazillion times, virus and malware programs, win10 audio troubleshooter, even system restore last 2 time. And of bloody course, system restore wont reset back.
    Any ideas?

    Tried this stuff:Fixed: “No Audio Output Device Is Installed” Error on Windows
     
  2. LakeGator

    LakeGator Mostly Harmless Moderator VIP Member

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    Sorry but that article seems to cover all the items of which I can think other than the 12 inch drop kick which is not recommended.

    Wish I could offer more than commiseration.
     
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  3. ValdostaGatorFan

    ValdostaGatorFan GC Hall of Fame

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    Are you good at taking and posting screenshots? I'd be interested in seeing the device manager (Right click Start Menu, go to Device Manager). There are 2 sections that would applicable, Sound, Video, and Game Controllers and Unknown Devices. This is a quick, easy, non-invasive check since you aren't changing anything.

    If it were me, I'd try downgrading the driver instead of upgrading it to see if regains functionality and go from there. Again, if it were me, I'd also check the BIOS and see if there are any sound controller options in there that look out of whack.
     
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    red4512 Premium Member

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    How about a 24 inch drop kick and slamdunk?
     
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    Checked Device Manager and both audio devices are functioning normally. And BIOS is another universe to me. Didnt check Unknown devices. Ill copy paste both these sections later on.
     
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    ValdostaGatorFan GC Hall of Fame

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    If you aren't familiar with the BIOS, my suggestion would to be not even worry about it.
     
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