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Tech Tips for Writers #110: Sound Doesn’t Work?

July 16, 2016


Tech Tips for Writers is an (almost) weekly post on overcoming Tech Dread. I’ll cover issues that friends, both real-time and virtual, have shared. Feel free to post a comment about a question you have. I’ll cover it in a future Tip.

Q: Headphones are so difficult. They work unless it’s really important, and then nothing I try ends up in sound. I know the sound works. What else can I do?

A: First, troubleshoot: Do your headphones work? If so, the problem is external–probably the speakers–not with the computer. It’s possible your speakers aren’t set as the default device. Go into your computer settings and check that.

If that didn’t work, try these solutions:

  • check sound on systray (lower right corner)–make sure it isn’t muted
  • make sure sound isn’t pushed way down–so low you can’t hear it
  • if you’re using speakers, check the sound on those–make sure it’s loud…

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  1. Thanks for the reblog!

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