Sound never got very loud. Then sound suddenly stopped out of one of my speakers. Upgraded to a sub woofer+bigger speakers same two issues. Then one day audio just worked from iTunes (sound wouldn't work from the internet browser) THENN it just stopped working.
I tried putting my older speakers, buying new ones, and trying headphones. None of those worked.
I purchased a new sound card.
Creative Labs CT4780 Sound Blaster Live! 5.1 PCI Audio Card
Went to Creative's site, and downloaded the correct driver, installed, and restarted my comp.
Made sure headphones were in the right port, and tried playing some itunes tunes. No luck. Ran a diagnostic program (came with the driver install) and it said everything is working fine.
But still no sound. Really, what the heck's going on?