Some unofficial FAQ's
1. "No Audio" FAQ -- if you have no sound from both the speakers and the headphone jack.
2. Headphone Jack FAQ -- if you have sound through the headphone jack but not the speakers.
3. Audio Driver FAQ -- information about audio drivers.
4. Choppy/Skipping Audio Workarounds -- tips from owners on dealing with audio noises and glitching.
5. Dell Diagnostic Audio Tests -- when you need to know if a problem is in the hardware or the software.
6. HDMI Audio FAQ -- when you want to send audio through an HDMI cable to a TV.
7. Input Monitoring FAQ -- when you want to hear whatever is plugged into the mic/line-in jack.
8. How to Insert a Screen Shot into a Post -- to include an image in your post.
9. Inspiron 700 & 710 Speaker Wires Can Break -- causing loss of audio through speakers but headphones still work.
10. VLC Media Player WARNING: a number of people have reported that tech support is saying that speaker damage is not covered if the popular VLC player is installed on the laptop. A Dell liaison wrote, "Take this as a warning, if you are using VLC player and have the volume set to maximum for a prolonged period of time it could cause damage the speakers, and replacing the speakers will not be covered by the hardware warranty. So if you do use VLC keep the volume down." That's good advice, but be aware that you can be denied warranty service just by having the player, even if you don't push the volume.
Warning!!! Tech Support will refuse warranty service for speaker problems if the VLC media player is installed on the laptop. This exclusion is NOT disclosed in the laptop warranty! Remove all players before contacting Tech Support, leaving only Windows Media Player.
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