Are you unable to hear any sound coming from your Acer Aspire laptop? Can you not control the computer’s volume? Acer Aspire laptops are susceptible to a range of problems that can cause them to stop making sounds. Check the following causes to identify and solve the problem.
Cause 1: Volume Is Muted
If your computer’s volume is muted, you will not hear any sound coming from its speakers. Check to see if your volume has been accidentally muted by right-clicking on the speaker icon in the bottom right-hand corner of the computer’s taskbar. Drag the volume control up or uncheck the mute button to turn on the computer’s volume.
Cause 2: Wrong Speakers Are Selected
If turning up the computer’s volume does not fix the problem, right-click on the speaker icon and select “Advanced Options.” This brings up a user interface that can be modified to specific speaker settings. Check to make sure that ‘laptop speakers’ are selected as the speaker option as opposed to headphone speakers or other external speakers. Accept or apply all changes made.
Cause 3: Faulty Speaker
If your volume is not muted and you have selected the correct speakers, but you still cannot hear any sound, you may be dealing with faulty speakers. Navigate to your computer’s Control Panel, select “Sound,” then click on “Playback.” With your computer’s speakers selected, use the Playback function to play sound through your speakers. If you do not hear any sound, use the Acer Aspire 5253 Speaker Replacement Guide to replace your computer’s speakers.
Cause 4: Faulty Headphone Socket
When your headphones are plugged into the laptop, an internal contact in the headphone socket signals the motherboard to switch the audio away from the main speakers and connect it to the headphone socket. If you are hearing no noise from your speakers, the headphone socket may be faulty and the audio output is being directed permanently to the socket. Navigate to your computer’s Control Panel, select “Sound,” then click on “Playback.” Check that your headphones are shown as an option when they are plugged in and that the option disappears when they are not plugged in. If the headphone option does not disappear when it is not plugged in, your computer may have a faulty headphone socket. Use the Acer Aspire 5253 Motherboard Replacement Guide to replace the computer’s headphone socket. If you have the ability to solder, it is possible to replace only the headphone socket. If not, you may need to replace the computer’s entire motherboard.