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    Default Audio on my computer just crapped the bed

    I woke up this morning, and no sound. Any suggestions? A Toshiba laptop running Windows 10.
    So many questions, so little time.

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    Default Re: Audio on my computer just crapped the bed

    Reboot.

    Mine does it too. But if I plug my little Bose speaker into it, no problem.

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    I tried re-booting, no soap. Maybe it's a message from God to get out more!
    So many questions, so little time.

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    Default Re: Audio on my computer just crapped the bed

    Also, empty the computer's Clipboard. And clear out the internet cache of cookies and whatnot.

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    I hate to be a bother, but how do I clear out the sucker's clipboard?
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    Default Re: Audio on my computer just crapped the bed

    Hardware wears out. Check your audio jack and your speaker/amp/power supply connections with a multimeter. . .after you’ve ruled out a software glitch, of course. But a lot of your laptop is nothing fancy, just basic electronics—and relatively straightforward to fix or replace parts.

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    Default Re: Audio on my computer just crapped the bed

    Maybe wait for the next Windows 10 update?

    The only other suggestion is to turn it off, wait a while then turn it back on.
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    Uncheck “mute” in the corner of the screen.

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    A few dollars should get you a USB audio interface capable of driving headphones or an external amplifier.
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    Maybe it has different tastes than you. Try playing different music. LOL.
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    If you have any devices that link up with Bluetooth, you might be able to connect to your laptop that way. Some home audio players have it. Our Tivoli radio has it. I can connect it to an iPad and play music through the radio. If you can do that, it could isolate the problem as a hardware glitch.
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    Default Re: Audio on my computer just crapped the bed

    On my laptop the F1 to F12 keys have secondary functions-one turns off sound.Does your machine have anything similar?

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    ^Yeah, running across the top. F 11 has a speaker icon. Pushed that, no joy. Some combination of keys?
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    How do you control the volume?

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    Hi Steve. A control panel that comes up from an arrow bottom right. It's showing speakers at 100%.
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    OK, poking around something fixed it! Thanks.
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