Hello, I'm on a dell inspiron 1520 laptop, and all of a sudden the sound has stopped working. I tried repeatedly restarting, and the startup sound plays on the logon screen, but this is the only sound that will play.
I'm sure this is not due to it being muted, or other sound settings.
I tried searching the laptop thread for this problem but couldn't find anything after 2010.
I use my laptop with a Dell docking station in my office.
I use it in the field for mainly techy type work.
On a rare occasion I use it for presentations. This is when I noticed the sound problem, while trying to do a presentation!
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