no sound

Just got a new Dell desktop with Windows 7. I have an ION turntable. I installed the Audacity software (version1.2.6) and seen there was an updated version (2.0.1) which I installed. I can’t get any sound out of my turntable through the system speakers. The speakers got turned off so I went to Dell and they got my speakers working again. I went back into Audacity to see if it would record and it was flat lined when trying to record and still could get no sound. I’ve read through the FAQ and checked everything there. It looked ok. Can anyone give me some suggestions on where else to check. I’m stumped at this point. Appreciate any help you can give. Thanks.


Windows insists that when you plug in a USB turntable, it’s going to accept sound from, and send sound to the turntable – not the speakers. So your speakers drop dead.

Plug in the turntable, then start Audacity. Audacity should then see the turntable for recording. You should be able to get the speakers back by adjusting the Audacity Device Toolbar > playback.