My sound isn't working on my Chromebook HELP! Samsung Series 3 XE303C1
Help! Please I need sound
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The Samsung Chromebook XE303C12-A01US laptop features an 11.6" screen and a 16 GB SSD hard drive. This small notebook computer allows for easy access to the Internet and can run various web apps.
Are you receiving any sound using headphones? If not, then it could be that a dry joint has occurred at the socket on the circuit-board! this is very common with low end laptops. You’ll need to take out the motherboard to do some basic tests. If you don’t have a multi-meter handy, then using a magnifying lens, you should see what is known as a dry-joint, which resembles a dull and crusty joint. They should be shiny in appearance. But before resorting to the latter, try un-plugging the speaker lead from the board first, this can be found on the right hand side and has 3-wires. Then re-insert the connector. Sometimes, that’s all it takes as static build-up (ESD) can often play a part.
If all the above steps don’t work, then it’s the SMD chip-on-board is the culprit, that will have to re-flowed by a computer expert.
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