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Hi,

I've got a Toshiba running in an important test and the sound card seems to have died.  I was running a pair of USB speakers, but the other day the sound stopped working.  I am trying to debug this remotely, so it's especially difficult.  Today I had them unplu the speakers from the Toshiba so I could test the internal speakers, but they were dead.

I reboot the machine remotely every single day.

Does anybody have any idea what the problem could be?

Is there a way to get a USB speaker which transmits the sound via the USB cable?  This would allow the sound to make it past the defective sound card, if that's the problem.

I need to fix the sound ASAP.  Has anyone got any ideas?

Thanks,
Bob
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Test the sound outside windows, in something like knoppix (www.knoppix.org), if its not working there the integrated sound it bad, you would either need to replace the motherboard or get one of these http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16829102185
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i would :
-test the speakers (on another pc to be sure)
-check device manager for errors on the sound section
-check if the proper sound device is liste in the sound and audio applet of control panel>audio tab
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Turns out we bought a USB dongle with a sound card on it.  The idea came to us from your PCMCIA suggestion.

Nobos,  I'm sure there's lots of testing we could do.  But the machine is 1500 miles away.

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