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No sound on Toshiba Portégé M500 fixed

2010/05/07

Just got a second hand M500 sub-notebook that has specification closed to my Tecra M6. Yes, I’m a fan of Toshiba notebooks.

As it does not come with restore/recover CD and OS was removed from HDD, I needed to re-install Windows XP alongside with Ubuntu 10.04 Netbook edition.

However, sound just doesn’t work on both O/Ses even I installed the official sound driver for XP from Toshiba.

This seems to be a common problem and lots of solutions referred. I also installed the UAA with no hope.

After lengthy Windows update to catch up with all the latest patches, it finally works again on XP. Thus, Ubuntu also works as some mentioned that it need Windows to un-mute the sound first.

It seems to be odd for Windows to un-mute but it works for me!

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