How to play a sound through PC speaker ?

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How to play a sound through PC speaker ?

Post by Xtremee » Sun Feb 24, 2008 4:42 am

Hi all,
I sit on a PC which don't have and Sound speakers connected to it and when i'm going to YouTube to watch a video ( i forget that there isn't any sound speaker) when the video finish i notice that there isn't and sound speaker.
Yeah there is a sound card installed and its drive is also installed but no speakers. I search on the PC case and i found that the voice is coming from the PC speaker!!
i also try to play songs (.mp3) with WMP and it work !!
also can control the sound volume using the Sound and Audio Devices in the Control Panel !!
You may say that the Sound Card have a speaker installed on it. If it was the PC that i sit on it has a built in sound card and one of 5 PC all from the same type (Dell) also the same shape.

I really get amazed from this PC and i search over the internet but i find that Microsoft allow .wav sound to play on Windows 95 and 98 using PC speaker also i can't get it to work (i'm using Windows XP and the PC that i try it using Windows XP)
remeber that i play .mp3 not .wav a lone. !!

Any idea ?!!


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Post by pmi » Sun Feb 24, 2008 5:44 am

Starting long time ago, many brands introduced an internal speaker in their office/desktop solutions. Here is a picture with a Compaq P3 where you can see that the speaker is connected to the sound card.

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Post by Xtremee » Sun Feb 24, 2008 6:16 am

But why this PC only that can play sound and not other PCs in the room?
remeber that all are from the same brand (Dell) ?!!

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Post by Kelsenellenelvian » Sun Feb 24, 2008 6:29 am

Same brand does NOT mean same design....

Yeah they are all Dells BUT they are not all the EXACT same version...

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Post by helper » Mon Feb 25, 2008 10:57 am

mkaes models and so on slightly different framworkings can make a huge differents on the out side also ..

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Post by Xtremee » Mon Feb 25, 2008 8:00 pm

Same brand does NOT mean same design
Yeah you may be right.

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Post by ccl0 » Tue Feb 26, 2008 9:00 pm

does the computer have a headphone jack? if so just get some headphones

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Post by Xtremee » Tue Feb 26, 2008 9:07 pm

i'm not looking to hear sound. i post this topic to know why some PCs play sound and others not

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Post by grtdrgn » Wed Feb 27, 2008 5:34 pm

Kelsenellenelvian hit the nail on the head. I work in a company with several different models of Dell. Most of them can play sounds from inside the computer, but not all of them. The older models seem to not have an internal speaker.

In our case, it seems that the GX50, GX60, and GX240 do not contain an internal speaker, but the GX260, GX270, GX280, GX620, 745, and 755 all have built-in internal speakers.

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Post by ENU_user » Wed Feb 27, 2008 6:09 pm

for the goofy sounds in games .ets on older computers

the speaker is\was the main multimedia sound device and used mainly beeps .....

its main use is mostly to aid in troubleshooting hardware connections on the MoBo


huh! where...


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