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No sound from onboard speakers on R500

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uncletyson
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No sound from onboard speakers on R500

#1 Post by uncletyson » Wed Oct 27, 2021 5:35 am

Hi,
I recently brought a R500 off ebay and it works well, but there is no sound coming from the built in speakers. I can get sound through the headphone jack but not from the speakers. It use to beep in the bios if you pressed random keys but it won't do that ether now.

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Re: No sound from onboard speakers on R500

#2 Post by SAIYAN48 » Wed Oct 27, 2021 6:25 pm

Did you check to make sure the speakers are still plugged into the board?
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Re: No sound from onboard speakers on R500

#3 Post by axur-delmeria » Wed Oct 27, 2021 11:07 pm

Inspect the speakers visually. Given their age, the speaker diaphragm may have incurred damage.
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Re: No sound from onboard speakers on R500

#4 Post by uncletyson » Wed Oct 27, 2021 11:09 pm

I was able to get sound to come from the right speaker only after fiddling with the connector. The connector is completely inserted into the socket and i have sprayed contact cleaner into it as well.

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Re: No sound from onboard speakers on R500

#5 Post by axur-delmeria » Thu Oct 28, 2021 12:28 am

Given the age of the machine (it's 12 years old already), broken wires are not unusual.
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Re: No sound from onboard speakers on R500

#6 Post by korythorne » Fri May 20, 2022 2:10 am

I think the speaker diaphragm may have incurred damage.

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