How to Fix ASUS Monitor No Sound Issues

You get video on your ASUS monitor but you can’t hear the sound. That can be frustrating. Don’t worry. You can fix the problem with one of the methods below.

Try the following methods one by one until you find the one that works for you.

Method 1: Ensure your monitor has built-in speakers
Method 2: Ensure the monitor’s speaker volume is not muted
Method 3: Set the monitor as default device
Method 4: Update the sound driver and the graphics card driver
Method 5: Check the hardware


Method 1: Ensure your monitor has built-in speakers

If you encounter the no sound issue with your new monitor, it’s recommended you check your monitor’s specs first. Check and see if the monitor has built-in speakers. If your monitor doesn’t have built-in speakers, you can’t hear sound directly from the monitor.

On ASUS’s website, search your monitor’s model name then you’ll be directed to the product’s page, where you can get the monitor’s specs. The specs will tell if your monitor has built-in speakers.

If your monitor doesn’t have built-in speakers, to hear the sound, you need to use an external speaker and plug it into the headphone jack.


Method 2: Ensure the monitor’s speaker volume is not muted

When you can’t hear sound from the monitor, it’s possible the monitor’s speaker volume is muted. So check and ensure the monitor’s speaker volume is not muted.

1) Right-click on the speaker icon in the bottom right corner of the desktop and select Open Volume mixer.

2) In the Device section, select the monitor and check if it’s muted. If it’s muted, unmute it then you’ll hear the sound again.

ensure your asus monitor is not muted

Method 3: Set the monitor as default device

If the monitor is not set as the default device in Playback, you can’t hear sound from the monitor. In that case, setting the monitor as the default device can fix the problem. Here’s how to do it.

1) Right-click on the speaker icon in the bottom right corner of the desktop and select Sounds.

open the sounds window

2) Go to the Playback tab, then check if the monitor is set as the default device. If not, select the monitor option then click the Set Default button. After that, click OK -> Apply to save the changes.

set monitor as default device

If you don’t see any monitor option in the Playback tab, it can be disabled and hidden. To make it appear, right-click on any blank place, then select Show Disabled Devices and Show Disconnected Devices. Once it appears, you can set it as the default device with the above mentioned steps.


Method 4: Update the sound driver and the graphics card driver

Faulty or outdated drivers (the sound driver and the graphics card driver) can cause your ASUS monitor no sound. To fix the problem, you can try updating the sound driver and the graphics card driver.

You can manually update the drivers if you want. Just head to the PC manufacturer’s website or the device manufacturer’s website to download the latest drivers corresponding to the Windows version you have.

If you don’t have the time and computer skills to update the drivers manually, you can do it automatically with Driver Easy.

With Driver Easy, to download the correct drivers, you don’t need to verify your computer model and your Windows version. You can update drivers with a few clicks even if you don’t have too much computer skills.

1) Download and install Driver Easy Free on your computer.

2) Launch the application and click on Scan Now to detect any problem drivers on your computer, then you’ll see a list of drivers that can be updated.

3) Click the Update button next to the sound driver or the graphics card driver, then the driver will be downloaded automatically. Once download is done, you can install the driver with the step-by-step guide from Driver Easy.

If you use the Pro version, you can click the Update All button to update all drivers automatically. Besides, you’ll get full support and a 30-day money back guarantee.

4) After updating the drivers, restart your computer to check to see if your ASUS monitor has sound.


Method 5: Check the hardware

If none of the above methods works, it’s possible a hardware issue. The connection cable, the ports or the monitor can be damaged. You can perform a hardware troubleshooting and see if it’s a hardware issue.

  • Check if the cable has any problems. If possible, connect the monitor to the computer with another cable and see if the problem persists. If the problem is gone, a damaged cable is probably the cause.
  • Check if the output port works properly. If your computer has multiple output ports (for example, multiple HDMI ports), try another port and see if the problem persists.
  • Check if the monitor works properly. If possible, connect the monitor to another computer and see if the problem persists.

Hopefully you can fix the ASUS monitor no sound issue with the above methods. If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment below. I’ll get back to you ASAP.

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