External speakers stop woking on Windows 8 PC

Speakers stop working no sound. Check device manager should be working
rpincAsked:
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nobusCommented:
so you're saying the speakers volume control does not work?
that can be bad hardware - test the speaker s on another pc to be sure
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☠ MASQ ☠Commented:
You've probably disabled speaker playback just on this machine (it's a "feature" of Windows 8). This Microsoft Support page  will help you through the stages of Windows Sound Troubleshooter to fix the issue.


http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/no-sound-help

Select your Windows version on the top right before continuing
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nobusCommented:
are this external speakers - and a pc - or laptop?
anyway, check these out :
See if  my sound procedure checklist helps :
-check if the device is enabled in the bios
-in device manager, check if the card is installed without errors
        Install your latest drivers, and reboot to complete the install......
-in the audio and sound applet>audio tab check if the sound card is selected
-in the volume section, check if the sound is turned up enough, and NOT muted
-in the audio and sound applet>sounds tab select the start windows sound, and check if you can play it
-check if the speakers are connected to the proper sound output (green)
-test the speakers on another PC
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rpincAuthor Commented:
The speakers are working but I use to be able to control volume from speakers manually.  Now only thru the sound icon on my Windows 8 system. What shows up now in the volume icon when you open the mixer is the "device" (external speakers), Application(System sounds) and Browser icon for volume. I just trying to figure out why the sound control on the external speakers is no longer functional. Thanks
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☠ MASQ ☠Commented:
"I use to be able to control volume from speakers manually"

- from a control on the speakers (separate from Windows eg "volume knob") or something like a keyboard "hot key" (connecting to Windows via some form of driver)?
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nobusCommented:
can you answer my question plse?  >>  are this external speakers - and a pc - or laptop?
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rpincAuthor Commented:
They are on a pc
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rpincAuthor Commented:
External Speakers
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