And if the speakers work on another computer then you can be pretty sure there’s nothing wrong with them. Find More Posts by Slammer. And — shockingly — the Dell tech was both knowledgeable and helpful. I do a lot of support on the Dell users forum and we have found that non-Dell sound drivers either do not work or do not work correctly. No further issues since then.

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I had downloaded and installed the latest version of Realtek Audio over a year ago, when I still had sound.

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I just installed Windows 7 and my soundcard no longer works. But 2 days ago, I turned it on and there was absolutely no sound. Malwabytes is recommended for malware removal. My speakers have a USB cable and a smaller cable like you have on headphones that goes in jacks. We surmised that it was a “hiccup” during dell xps 8300 audio restart after the unexpected shutdown. Based on Dell’s description of your computer, you should have audio jacks in two different groupings in the back of your computer.

Check that both the USB cable and the 3.

I know it sounds simple, and you’ve probably already checked it but make sure your volume isn’t on mute or anything: YMMV, but that would be my inexpert suggestion, as well. RealTek is dell xps 8300 audio the built-in audio hardware for your computer auido I suspect that your second bullet point “High definition audio device” is referring to that.


Windows 10 64 bit.

As shown the Digital out is set as the default playback device. That was my silversurfer, non-technical “short” version of the story.

The boot issues are where all the icon’s for the short cuts do not load and or the icon to show I am If you have for sure tried using working headphones in each of these ports without dell xps 8300 audio zps, we can be pretty sure that the problem lies with your operating system somewhere, which is good because that means it’s probably not dell xps 8300 audio hardware. I just pulled up my notes from last August and that was, indeed, the fix.

S Yes I’ve checked for a duhhh moment but unfortunately nothing.

Anyway back to the no sound saga. Dell xps 8300 audio to Windows 7 Forums. You can get your sound drivers from Dell Support. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build.

I wish I were rell sharp as MoxieMomma and took detailed notes but my attention span is miniscule lol. Been putting the same image on them for past year.

I occasionally download mods for aidio games like ArmA 2 but only from trustworthy sites. If there was a Windows status corruption, this will fix it. You are still up there with the experts. Dell Windows Upgrade – Lost Sound I’ve been reading through the forums trying to get the dell xps 8300 audio to work but it is not. I came back to a black screen with audi mouse cursor that I was able to move.


I have tried everything I dell xps 8300 audio think of in the control panel and it definitely isn’t the speakers They work fine on my Mum’s laptop.

Also a screenshot of the Sound Panel, Playback section. If the Dell diagnostics, on the hard drive, do not run you can try the Dell on-line diagnostics.

I may scout around for my old Altec speakers to see if they work but I dell xps 8300 audio not very optimistic. And — shockingly — the Dell tech was both knowledgeable and helpful. And if the speakers work on another computer then you can be pretty sure there’s nothing wrong with them. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.