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Old 09-19-2007, 06:35 PM
 
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My volume just broke on my laptop. It wont work at all. Is there a way to fix it beside sending my laptop to Gateway. Please help!!!!
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Old 09-19-2007, 08:54 PM
 
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Okay, before getting all frantic...the driver may have just decided to disappear. Happens sometimes, esp on some systems.

1) What operating system?
2) Which model?
Liz
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Old 09-20-2007, 10:09 AM
 
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Did the volume button(s) break on your laptop? Did they break in that the button broke off, can't be pushed, or something like that? Do they appear to work properly in the physical sense?

Can you still adjust your sound using the little speaker icon in the bottom right corner? (double click on it).

Southern gives good advice in that you should find your discs provided with your computer, and re-install your sound drivers. The disc should say something like "drivers", "utility drivers" or something of the sort. If you don't have discs, then your OS installation as well as drivers may be on a separate partition like an HP or Compaq (I don't know Gateways).

Please describe the issue in more detail, and we'll be able to give you a better idea of a solution...
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Old 09-20-2007, 10:33 AM
 
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Actually, depending on which audio system is installed in the Compaq, Roma, may be able to install it without using the operating system discs or the partition. That's why I need the model #. Then I can find the link for her if possible. IF it's a driver issue.

I know for my HP laptop, I can download many drivers off the HP website without discs or the partition. I just have to have the model #, the exact one. Liz
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Old 09-20-2007, 01:40 PM
 
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It is a Gateway laptop, model #400SD4. I use xp if that matters at all. I am not tech savvy.

The volume button is not broken off or anything and it can be pushed down. It wont work if I adjust the volume on the screen either. It just stopped working at all a couple of days ago.
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Old 09-20-2007, 01:47 PM
 
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I think Southernlady nailed it then based on your description. Here's the link to the sound driver download for your laptop (this is the XP one) Gateway 400SD4 Sound driver, version 5.12.1.1171
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Old 09-20-2007, 01:48 PM
 
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Okay, go here: Gateway Support Drivers & Downloads
Scroll down to the sound drivers. If you have XP, download the first one, if you have Windows 2000, use the second one. Make sure you go down to the Sound Downloads. Liz
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Old 09-20-2007, 03:00 PM
 
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You guys,

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!! Woohoo!! I have my volume back!!!!!

Roma
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Old 09-20-2007, 03:06 PM
 
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Wasn't so hard after all, now was it? It was just MIA not broken. Liz
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