I am slowly putting things back as they were as I set up the new desktop. I tried to play ELP from Dan’s post but no sound! Sacribleu. The kidlet is gone, so who do I ask? B? Surely not. Though he is a handy dandy fellow aka DIY champ PCs are not his thang. And I do mean thang not thing. LOL.
I try to diagnose the lack of sound issue myself. Run several checks with no problems found as the outcome. I get a number to call and my friendly (who shall remain nameless) help desk assistant does some troubleshooting. Then he proceeds to tell me my PC does not have an internal speaker. He creates a case and tells me I can send the PC back and a speaker will be installed free of charge. WTH!!! But okay. I guess.
Meanwhile B calls Pony who tells dear ole dad, of course there is no internal speaker. My speakers are on my monitor! Sweet heart that he is, he offered to come back before B told him we’d figure it out.
Razzle frazzle – the green wire was plugged into the tower only. B griping, that wire is too short to reach as I kneel under the desk and push up the wire between the back of the desk and wall for him to grab said wire and put into the monitor. Whew! Quite the feat. But all is well now as ELP is blasting! Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends. We’re so glad you could attend come inside come inside.
Oh and BTW the help desk assistant called me back to sadly explain that the charge to install internal speakers would be $150 to $200 and not the free of charge I was quoted. No mention that using external speakers is preferred. He suggested I take back the PC for a different one. Or he could still end me the box for return to which I politely replied “no thank you”. I think he should’ve known better don’t you? Oh M Goodness, there are two of us 🙂
As always, more to come.