One of the most frustrating issues that laptop users face is when there is no sound coming from the speakers. This can be especially frustrating if you’re trying to watch a video or listen to music. If you’re using Windows 11 and experiencing this issue, don’t worry – there are several things you can try to troubleshoot and fix the problem.
Check the Volume
The first thing you should do is check the volume on your laptop. Make sure it’s not muted or turned all the way down. You can do this by clicking on the volume icon in the system tray in the bottom right corner of your screen. If the volume is turned up and you still can’t hear anything, move on to the next step.
Update Audio Drivers
Outdated or corrupted audio drivers can cause issues with your laptop’s sound. To check if your audio drivers need to be updated, go to Device Manager by pressing the Windows key + X and selecting “Device Manager” from the list. Look for “Sound, video and game controllers” and expand it. Right-click on your audio device and select “Update driver.” Follow the prompts to update the driver. If this doesn’t fix the issue, move on to the next step.
Check Audio Services
Windows has several audio-related services, and if any of them aren’t running or are experiencing issues, you may not be able to hear any sound from your laptop’s speakers. To check the status of these services, type “services” into the search bar in the taskbar and select “Services” from the results. Look for “Windows Audio” and “Windows Audio Endpoint Builder” and make sure they are both running. If they aren’t, right-click on each one and select “Start.” If they are running and you still can’t hear anything, move on to the next step.
Run the Audio Troubleshooter
Windows 11 has a built-in audio troubleshooter that can help diagnose and fix issues with your laptop’s sound. To run the troubleshooter, go to Settings by pressing the Windows key + I and select “System.” Click on “Sound” in the left sidebar and then click on “Troubleshoot” under “Related settings.” Follow the prompts to run the troubleshooter. If it doesn’t fix the issue, move on to the next step.
If none of the software-related solutions fix the issue, it’s possible that there’s a problem with your laptop’s hardware. Check if the speakers are physically damaged or if there’s anything blocking them. You can also try plugging in headphones or external speakers to see if you can hear sound through them. If you can hear sound through external speakers, it’s likely that there’s an issue with your laptop’s internal speakers.
No sound from your laptop’s speakers in Windows 11 can be a frustrating issue, but there are several things you can try to fix it. Start by checking the volume and updating your audio drivers. If those don’t work, check the status of audio-related services and run the audio troubleshooter. If none of those solutions work, there may be a problem with your laptop’s hardware, so check the speakers and try external speakers or headphones.