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I have no sound on my PC, not sure if it jack, or board, or other

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I can't get any sound on my PC. I've tried a couple of different speakers that work on other computers, but no luck on this one. I'm wondering how I can determine where the error is? We can plug headphones into the headphone jack on the front of the PC and can hear sound that way. But plugging speakers into the back jack doesn't work. SInce the headphone jack generates sound, is it likely that I could get some speakers that connect via the USB port that would work?
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operating system?
Computer model number?
laptop or desktop

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Windows 7
Dell Vostro 430
Desktop
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Also they have a driver detect utility on this page for your computer.  See link in paragraphs above driver tables
http://www.driverscape.com/manufacturers/dell/laptops-desktops/vostro-430/2601
This saves a lot of work knit picking your way through all of the drivers
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no sound can be related to chipset drivers ...maybe yours needs updating...
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It can also be a driver setting. Many sound drivers allow you to map the audio plugs to different devices. So open your audio driver's utility and check the settings there.

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Apparently I had two sets of bad speakers. Or maybe, as garycase suggested, the front jack wasn't releasing the connection. Anyways, the speakers are working now. Thanks all for your help!

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