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Laptop Sound Issue - June 5th 2009, 04:35 AM

Well let's start from the beginning.

A few years back we had a power surge. My laptop was on and plugged in. This power surge/outage, Idk what it was killed half of my RAM and shot my sound card.

We got the RAM fixed soon after. We've been trying to figure out what's wrong with the sound card though. We've called the Geek Squad and other computer-fixing places to take a look at it.

Usually they think they've fixed it, leave, and then when we restart the computer it looses the sound again.

What does work though is temporarily uninstalling RealTek audio. But if I unistall is perminently, the sound goes out all together.

This has been a problem for almost 3 years that I've put up with. This is the order of which I have to go to make my sound work. Go to

1.) Control Panel
2.) System
3.) Hardware
4.) Device Manager
5.) Sound, Video, and Game controllers
6.) Uninstall Realtek AC97 Audio

If anyone has any suggests on what could be wrong or what to do it would be greatly appreciated. I really don't want to have to get a new laptop. =)

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