Realtek Digital output has no sound at all Fix

Some Windows users are complaining about not hearing any sound when they are trying to use Realtek Digital audio device on their computer. If you are facing the same issue on your machine, there is nothing to worry about. Simply follow these workarounds to try out some quick fixes. Go for the bigger ones if the simple checks fail to fix the problem.

Fix 1 – Set the Speakers as default

Set the speakers as your default audio driver.

1. Right-click on the Windows key and click on “Run“.


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2. Now, type “mmsys.cpl” and hit Enter.

The Sound window will open.


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3. Here, right-click on the “Speakers” and click on “Set as Default Device“.


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4. After that, click on “Apply” and “OK“.


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After setting the speakers as the default speaker of your computer, close the Sound panel.

Restart your computer. After rebooting your device check out


Fix 2 – Update Realtek Audio driver-

Updating the Realtek Audio driver will solve this issue on your computer.

1. Press Windows key+X.

2. After that, click on “Device Manager“.


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The Device Manager window will open.

3. In the Device Manager window, expand the “Sound, video, and game controllers” to expand it.

4. Now, right-click on “Realtek(R) Audio” and click on “Update driver” to update the device.


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5. Then click on  “Browse my computer for driver software“.


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6. After that you have to click on “Let me pick from a list of available drivers“.


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7. Now, select the “Realtek High Definition Audio” driver

8. Then, click on “Next” to start the installation process.


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Wait for a while as Windows will install the audio driver. This should fix the issue on your computer.


Fix 3 – Uninstall the Realtek audio driver

Uninstalling the Realtek audio drive should solve the problem on your computer.

1. Press the Windows key+R keys together.

2. Then, write “devmgmt.msc” and click on “OK“.


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3. After that, expand the “Sound, video and game controllers” section.

4. Now, in order to uninstall the particular adapter, right-click on the “Realtek Audio driver” and then click on the “Uninstall device“.


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5. Click on “Yes” to confirm the uninstallation of the driver.


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After that, simply restart your computer once. This will load the default driver for the Realtek Audio driver.

If the driver still isn’t there, follow these steps-

Open the Device Manager window.

a. In the Device Manager,  click on “Action“.

b. After that, click on “Scan for hardware changes“.


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This should fix your problem.

Fix 4 -Disable enhancements

1. Right-click on the Windows key and click on “Run“.


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2. Now, type “mmsys.cpl” and hit Enter.

The Sound window will open.


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3. Now, click on enhancements tab and then check, disable all sound effects.

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4. Click on OK.

Fix 5 – Run the audio troubleshooter

Run the audio troubleshooter to detect and fix the audio issue.

1. Press Windows key+R.

2. To access the Troubleshooter settings, write this code, and hit Enter.



Ms Troubleshooter


3.  Once the troubleshooter window appears on your screen, on the right-hand side, click on “Additional troubleshooters“.


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4. In the list of troubleshooters, scroll down and click on the “Playing Audio“.

5. After that, click on “Run the troubleshooter“.


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Now Windows will detect and fix the audio issue on your computer.

For Windows 11 users

After step 2 given above, follow the steps given below: –

3 – Click on Other Troubleshooters.


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4 – Now, Click on Run button to the right of Playing Audio.

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Your problem should be fixed.

1 thought on “Realtek Digital output has no sound at all Fix”

  1. Sambit,
    Thanks for your advice here. Fixes 2 & 3 related to getting the drivers re-installed fixed the problem. I had tried a couple of other fixes, but they didn’t have exactly the same steps you did, and yours worked. What’s irritating here is that i had none of these issues with Win7, and after basically being blackmailed recently (due to lack of support for 7) into upgrading to 10, this started. Of course, I know that driver updates are always an issue after re-installing the OS (and how do you think I know this?) but I’ve really had more than my share with this Win 10 upgrade. Hope we’re there now. Thanks again

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