How to Fix No Sound with New Monitor [5 Easy Methods]

After connecting your new monitor to your computer, you can’t hear sound from the monitor. Don’t worry. You can fix the problem with one of the methods below.

Try these methods

Method 1: Check if your new monitor has built-in speakers
Method 2: Update audio drivers
Method 3: Make sure the monitor is not disabled
Method 4: Check your default audio output device
Method 5: Make sure the monitor is not muted

Method 1: Check if your new monitor has built-in speakers

When you can’t hear sound from a new monitor directly, it’s possible that the monitor hasn’t come with built-in speakers. If you haven’t checked it yet, check it before you try other methods. If you ensure your monitor has built-in speakers, skip this and continue to the next method.

You can check the monitor’s specs on the monitor’s user manual or the monitor manufacturer’s website. On the monitor manufacturer’s website, search with the monitor model then you can check the monitor’s specs easily.

Method 2: Update audio drivers

Outdated or malfunctioning audio drivers can cause your new monitor no sound. To fix the problem, you can try updating the audio drivers.

To update the audio driver easily, you can use Driver Easy, a third-party driver update software with more than 3 million users around the world. With Driver Easy, you can update your audio driver to the latest version with just a few clicks.

Download Driver Easy and install it on your computer. Launch the application and use it to update your audio driver easily.

If Method 2 doesn’t work for you, continue to try Method 3.

Method 3: Make sure the monitor is not disabled

Your new monitor can be disabled. In that case, the monitor can’t play audio. So check to make sure the monitor is not disabled. Here’s how:

1) On your keyboard, press Win+I to open the Settings window.

2) Select System.

3) Select Sound then select your new monitor under Choose your output device, and then click on Device Properties.

4) Make sure the Disable check box is cleared.

If Method 3 doesn’t help fix the problem, continue to try Method 4.

Method 4: Check your default audio output device

Check your default audio output device and ensure your monitor is set as the default audio output device. Here’s how:

1) On your keyboard, press Win+R (the Windows logo key and the R key) to open the Run Command dialog box.

2) Type “control mmsys.cpl sounds” and press Enter. Then the Sound window will open.

3) At the Playback tab, check if your new monitor is set as the default device. If not, you can set it as the default device manually:

Select the monitor, click the Set Default button then click Apply -> OK to save the changes.

set new monitor as default audio output device

If Method 4 doesn’t work for you, continue to try Method 5.

Method 5: Make sure the monitor is not muted

Check to make sure the monitor is not muted. Here’s how:

1) Right-click the speaker icon on the taskbar and select Open Volume mixer.

2) In the Device section, make sure your new monitor is not muted. If it’s muted, you’ll see a red circle with a line through it next to the volume control. In that case, select the volume control to unmute.

ensure your new monitor is not muted

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

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