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How do I get the sound to go on on my tv?

Asked by NostalgicChills (2784points) March 18th, 2011

I’m trying to watch a movie on my basement tv, and I have absolutely everything on the right setting.
Its on Component 1, DVD, and the Dvd player is turned on. The volume is all the way up, and the speakers are turned on, yet there is no sound coming out of the speakers. Any tips/advice?

If it helps, here are pictures, the first one is the tv itself:

And this next one is one of the speakers ( with the baseball on top of it)

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RocketGuy's avatar

Gotta track down the path of the sound. Component connections should be:
Red, Blue, Green – video
Red, White – sound

Sound should go to TV and/or Receiver, then to speakers

incendiary_dan's avatar

Are they properly plugged in to each other? I know it’s obvious, but occasionally we miss the most obvious stuff.

12Oaks's avatar

Occam’s razor says that the sound may be on mute. It’s obvious, but you didn’t mention you tried that in your details.

NostalgicChills's avatar

Um, well I’m only 16, and quite frankly I have no idea what you guys are talking about.
What exactly should be plugged in?
And where are the component connections located? Sorry for sounding like a simpleton here.
@12Oaks it isn’t on mute.

Brian1946's avatar

Do you have sound when watching a TV program?

NostalgicChills's avatar

@Brian1946 I just checked, and no, actually I don’t.

BarnacleBill's avatar

Check the remote to see that 1) the sound on the remote isn’t turned all the way down 2) the mute button wasn’t accidentally hit. 3) someone didn’t turn the sound down on the TV instead of the remote.

jerv's avatar

Given that some of my systems have multiple volume controls, there are times when I have turned the knob all the way up, cranked another slider all the way to the top, and still not had sound due to the “Mute” box being checked elsewhere.

Equally often, I plug into the wrong jacks; there is a difference between Audio In and Audio Out, though it’s hard to tell when you are working by touch instead of actually looking at the jacks.

I have to agree with @incendiary_dan and @12Oaks here because almost every time I have had sound issues on my computer and every time I’ve had them with a non-PC entertainment setup, it has been something so silly that I want to cry.

RocketGuy's avatar

@NostalgicChills can you take pics of the back of the TV, DVD player, and Receiver? Someone can then describe to you these things.

jerv's avatar

Yeah, that would help. HDMI cables may or may not transmit sound data, component cables may be plugged into the wrong jacks…. there are many possibilities here, so it’s definitely one of those times where a picture is worth a thousand words.

AshlynM's avatar

It would help to see how you have the connections wired. Probably something’s not plugged in right.

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