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Jun 26 11 3:00 PM
Jun 26 11 4:02 PM
Bill Warren wrote:I don't know what you're referring to--I said (and know) nothing about "drivers."As it happens, I now have sound when I am, for example, playing solitaire. But still none when I am on AOL.
I have fixed the problem. It was a setting in Realtek's audio manager program. I had it set to 8 speakers because the 6 speakers setting would not play any sound at all. I tried fiddling around with the 6 speakers setting again today and had to specify what each jack should play (front, rear, or center). Now all sounds can be played. This software is really not user friendly.
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Jun 27 11 10:03 PM
Bill Warren wrote:I just spent almost two hours in an online chat with a Logitech service representative. He walked me through a lot of attempts, but finally concluded he couldn't think of something to help me. As I said above, I ordered a new set of speakers, but the power cord was cut, so I had a replacement set sent me by Amazon. I used the speakers from the first set, since they're awkward to place, and the subwoofer from the new set. The Logitech guy said that might be the problem, but admitted he didn't know why I'd have sound from a game on my disc but not from AOL. This has gone from frustrating to wearisome and, I assume, boring for the rest of you....On the other hand, we are making progress with the iPad; we now have Wi-Fi, so I think I also now have Netflix, too.I'll try using the new Logitech speakers with the new subwoofer, but I am not expecting miracles.
Jun 28 11 3:47 AM
Jun 28 11 10:30 AM
PJAceto wrote:Like I said before, it's gotta be the audio circuit on your mother board. Everything else has been eliminated. Time to buy a new PC.
Jun 28 11 3:20 PM
Like I said before, it's gotta be the audio circuit on your mother board. Everything else has been eliminated. Time to buy a new PC.
Jun 28 11 7:20 PM
Bill Warren wrote:PJAceto wrote:
Like I said before, it's gotta be the audio circuit on your mother board. Everything else has been eliminated. Time to buy a new PC.I'm afraid you're right. The earphones worked last week; unless I' plugged them in wrong, they don't work now. My printer, keyboard, trackball, monitor and all ancillary equipment work fine, so all I need is the computer. But I'm uncertain how to proceed. I simply will not go back to the computer guy I had dealt with for around 20 years, but he knew everything about this system. I want to replace it in the smoothest, easiest way possible, sort of invisibly--that is, I won't really perceive any significant differences between how this one works and how the new one works. But I have actually never bought a computer straight out. First, I used one owned by Rich Baer; then I bought computers from various friends who moved up to better models (I used an Osborne for a while). By the time we were living in this house, my computer guru, Alec, lived right neearby, less than 2 miles away. But his partner died suddenly; Alec developed AIDS and returned home to England to die. He passed me on to this other guy, whose name I'd rather not cite (he's not here to defend himself), and we stayed with him from then on. He'd tell me it was about time to upgrade the system, and we obediently did so. He took care of buying everything, and worked only with components, adding what was needed to the metal box. I know how to use computers for the stuff I need them for, but I have no idea how to DESCRIBE them, so I don't know what to ask for, I don't know what to be wary of, and I definitely don't know how to move the files from my hard drive to a new computer. (I assume that's not hard, but I'd still rather someone else do it.) I do not know what to look for. I do not know what price range to look in. I know that this computer has a vast memory that I've barely even touched--and it has in it everything I've written for the last 20 years. And lots of other stuff, to, including hundreds of photos. Can anyone here give me some useful advice?
Jun 28 11 7:49 PM
As I posted above for what you do with a PC you can buy literally anything out there right now. I would say $400 is a realistic target for what you want to spend, might get something for $350, might find something for $450.
Fancy numbers don't really mater anymore, but it makes you feel more comfortable you want something with at least a 2 core processor in it, and 2-4 gigs of ram. Nothing else maters.
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Jul 1 11 12:23 PM
Bill - I'd suggest you just get the closest thing to what you now have, unless you feel it has not been reliable or what you want? Take the make and model number, get online, and Google it. See what basic specs it has (hard drive size, ram, processor speed, these are the things that will really matter to you).Find the same brand and get the new model that has similar specs.
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Surely you must have a friend who is not an A-hole who's comfortable helping you with this - you really don't need an "expert"I don't think.
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