Re: no sound
So, you've gone into "Sound" from the Control Panel, and on the Playback tab, you see the green bar bounce up next to the Speakers bit? Make sure that device is set to default (unless you have a special setup of sorts). I can't think of anything else, without actually being at the computer myself. :| Probably a fairly simple thing; these sort of problems usually are. BTW, I strongly believe this is a software problem, and not a hardware problem, since the computer is indeed picking up the audio.