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I just reinstalled a clean version of XP SP3 on a ThinkPad T60. After downloading all of the missing drivers from the Lenovo site, everything seems to work except for the audio.

I installed the audio driver from http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/MIGR-62928.html (version 5.10.1.4326) so SoundMAX shows up in the control panel and everything in the Sound preferences looks okay, but no sound comes out of the speakers when I try to play music or hear the interface sound effects. There's also no sound if I plug in headphones and listen.

Some forums suggested installing hotfix Q888111 for the UAA Bus Driver but it's already included in SP3 so I can't install it. I also tried reinstalling the audio driver mentioned above in case something went wrong the first time, but it still doesn't work.

Does anyone know how to make the sound work?

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Turns out the ThinkPad has a hardware sound mixer which I didn't know (it's not actually my computer). Even though the volume was turned up in Windows, it wasn't on the hardware mixer.

All I needed to do was turn up the volume using the silver hardware volume buttons on the computer, then it worked perfectly.

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Did you try using the ThinkVantage system update, see if it finds anything you need.

http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/tvsu-update.html

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Right, forgot to mention that. It says that there are no available updates (which is strange, because I didn't install all of the software from the drivers page, especially not the ThinkVantage-branded things). –  Ben Alpert Jan 16 '11 at 18:45
    
I wonder if it is missing the Microsoft UAA driver, you may have to uninstall the sound driver before you install this, then reinstall audio driver....techspot.com/drivers/driver/file/information/9662 –  Moab Jan 16 '11 at 18:54

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