No Sound on External Acer Monitor on HP Laptop

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No Sound on External Acer Monitor on HP Laptop

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I was never the sharpest knife in the drawer but it seems age is making me dull at a very rapid pace.

I have attached an external Acer R240HY monitor to my laptop. I've been able to make it the only display; however, since attaching it, I have no sound. I've searched and found several how-to's that I followed to no avail. I'm here to ask advice from the wisdom of this august body.

I've checked the Acer manual with no luck wrt sound. I've checked and found that the Acer shows up in Settings and I've even set it as the output speaker choice, all to no avail. I have no clue what to check next. :hairout:


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Re: No Sound on External Acer Monitor on HP Laptop

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As far as I can tell from a quick search, the Acer R240HY monitor doesn't have speakers, so you'll either have to use the laptop's built-in speaker or attach external speakers.
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Re: No Sound on External Acer Monitor on HP Laptop

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I was confused by the fact that the device shows up in windows sound making devices. I can even choose it for Speakers. The monitor itself has a volume control switch. Apparently, despite those confusing factors, the monitor has audio output but no speakers, nor does it have any jacks for speakers.

Go figure. :scratch:
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Re: No Sound on External Acer Monitor on HP Laptop

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My PC monitor is also listed in sound output devices, but it has no built-in speakers...
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