How to Reinstall Laptop Speakers

by Michelle Carvo

Viruses and other PC problems can wreak havoc not only with the operating system, but with specific features, such as the laptop keyboard or even speakers. Fortunately, most of these issues can be repaired by simply reinstalling the drivers or programs that keep the feature functioning. In the case of broken laptop speakers, you can almost always fix them by locating the right speaker driver and reinstalling it.

Download your laptop speaker driver by visiting your laptop manufacturer's website. Click "Support and Drivers" and then type in your laptop's model number. Click "Sound Drivers" and then click "Download." Save the executable to your desktop.

Click "Start" and then click "Settings," "Control Panel."

Click "Device Manager."

Click "Sound, Video and Game Controllers."

Right-click your audio driver and select "Uninstall." Click "Yes" when asked if you want to uninstall it.

Double-click the executable that you downloaded in step 1. Click "Next" on the next two screens that appear to begin the installation process. Click "Finish" to complete it.

Reboot your computer by going to "Start," "Shutdown," "Restart." After rebooting, your laptop speakers will be reinstalled and will work.

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About the Author

Michelle Carvo has been writing professionally since 2006, contributing to a variety of websites. She is also a technical writer with extensive experience in Android/iPhone development and PC repair. Carvo holds a Bachelor of Science in computer information systems from the University of Michigan-Flint and works as an IT SEO project manager.

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