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17-09-2010, 04:40 PM
Acer Aspire 5100 Model BL51 Laptop
No sound
- Audio is associated with Bluetooth?
- downloaded & installed the Realtek High Definition audio driver from Acer
- although installed, it is still not associated or available as a sound playback device

Speedy Gonzales
17-09-2010, 04:43 PM
So you dont have the option to change it to the default under sounds?

17-09-2010, 04:45 PM
That's what I am saying - the only available sound in the control panel is Bluetooth High Quality Audio

Speedy Gonzales
17-09-2010, 04:48 PM
What version of windows is it?

17-09-2010, 04:49 PM
Window XP Home

Speedy Gonzales
17-09-2010, 04:52 PM
Did you get the drivers from here ?


Notebook / Aspire / 5100? Didn't it have a restore partition on it? Did it come with XP originally?

17-09-2010, 04:55 PM
Did you get the drivers from here ? Yes

Notebook / Aspire / 5100? Yes

Didn't it have a restore partition on it? No at least not there now

Did it come with XP originally? Yes seems to have.

Speedy Gonzales
17-09-2010, 04:57 PM
Hmm did you install the chipset drivers, before you installed the audio drivers?

17-09-2010, 04:59 PM
No this was not a clean install - just a repair.
So I don't know if the chipset drivers were installed 1st.

Speedy Gonzales
17-09-2010, 05:01 PM
Does anything for the onboard sound appear in device manager? Like a ? If there's nothing there, check the BIOS to see if its enabled

17-09-2010, 05:07 PM
No ? nor ! under the device manager.
No audio or sound setting available in the bios.

Speedy Gonzales
17-09-2010, 05:09 PM
There must be an option in the BIOS or it wouldnt have sound. Umm, is there a button for the sound on it?? Maybe its disabled or something?

If there's no entry at all or ? in device manager, it sounds like its gone AWOL. WHAT was the reason for the repair?

17-09-2010, 05:14 PM
Yes the keyboard has a sound on & muted but - it's on.
Restoring the sound was the reason for the repair
I agree it's gone AWOL.
I need to go now.
I will try another hard drive & fresh install, with chipset drivers 1st.
Thanks for you help.
Have a good (dry) weekend.

Speedy Gonzales
17-09-2010, 05:16 PM
No probs. Dry, dont think so, its p'ing down right now