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p310don

Joined: 19 May 2009
Posts: 1124
Location: Brisbane, Australia

PostPosted: Wed 16 Nov 2016, 09:44    Post subject:  

Oh man, this is a dumb one.

I have been fiddling with a PC to try to get Mupen64plus to run so my wife can play mario64. Anyway, I found a pet and got it to work, but no sound. I have installed and uninstalled all versions of SDL I could find (apparently related to sound) and fiddled with setting, volume sliders everything.
After about an hour of stuffing around, I gave up, checked my facebook and discovered that a video I played on there didn't have sound. Dammit I've ruined sound.
Then it came to me. I turned off the speakers earlier because my wife and daughter have gone to sleep. Turned them on, and suddenly sound is working again... Embarassed
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drunkjedi


Joined: 24 May 2015
Posts: 684

PostPosted: Wed 16 Nov 2016, 10:16    Post subject:  

Nah that happens,
I have converted few friends to puppy.
They don't come to forum, but ask me for any problem. (I am not even slightly fit for that job though)

One friend called me and said he has deleted drivers for his sound card.
I was surprised, I asked him how did he do it.
He told me, may be his kid did it or some virus, as he has no sound.
That was his experience from when he was using Windows.
Luckily I remembered my brother's advice from when he was in a computer company and troubleshooted on phone, he said always start from power plug.

That actually saved an hour of my phone time.
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Flash
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Joined: 04 May 2005
Posts: 12715
Location: Arizona USA

PostPosted: Wed 16 Nov 2016, 10:24    Post subject:  

I've mentioned this before but it's worth telling again: I once spent days doing everything I could think of to get the sound to work, including reinstalling Windows and different drivers. Eventually I thought to check and discovered that I'd plugged the speakers into the microphone jack. In my defense, the two jacks were similar in color and on the backside of the computer where it's awkward to see them clearly.

Still, it's worth writing out a checklist before you start troubleshooting. Maybe then you'll think to prioritize things like double-checking the power switches and plugs before reinstalling Windows, or if there's gas in the tank before you tear apart an engine that won't start. I've never done that, but I've heard of people who did.
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drunkjedi


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PostPosted: Wed 16 Nov 2016, 10:45    Post subject:  

Yeh a friend of mine did that thing.

He bought a car, drove it few days, then called it's service station one night, blasted them off for giving him 'faulty' product that has stopped working after only few days. It wouldn't start no matter what he did.

The service centre guys couldn't assess the situation on phone, they arranged a tow truck and took car back.
Only to discover he just ran it dry.
He used up the full tank they gave, never refuelled.

Now even after some 6-7 years we friends constantly remind him to fill up, just to tease him.
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Burn_IT


Joined: 12 Aug 2006
Posts: 2927
Location: Tamworth UK

PostPosted: Wed 16 Nov 2016, 11:37    Post subject:  

I disconnected the battery on my car when I knew I was going into hospital for an operation that was going to take some time.
When I came out I need to go to the chemist for a prescription and couldn't start the car and called the RAC
I was quite embarassed when they told me the battery was disconnected.

If you ask why - things like the clock drain the battery quite quickly.

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