Recently we’ve found that persons have had some issues with audio – particularly in games. Turns out that at times either accidentally – or intentionally by someone playing a prank – the volume for a particular item may be disabled or turned down.
So let’s take a look at what your typical volume controls look like. From the desktop section of your PC (Windows 7 and below) you should see your speaker icon in the bottom corner.
If you’re using Windows 8/8.1 then you can access this by first going to DESKTOP after your device has booted.
Next you want to either click on the icon then click on MIXER.
Or – right click then go to OPEN VOLUME MIXER.
Once this is up your default view should look like the one in the pic below.
However – any application you launch may appear in the mixer. That happened even with the screenshot app that I was using – PicPic.
Now if you ever find yourself in a situation where a game or app gives no sound – but the sounds work everywhere else and in everything else – or if you find that the sounds are lower in one app or player than another – check the mixer. You may have to run the game then ALT+TAB away from it to check the mixer, but after this inconvenience once you shouldn’t have to do it again.
Hope this helps if you’ve had any sound issues. Let us know in the boxes below!