We use a variety of devices in our everyday life, From our PCs and Laptops to our Smartphones and Tablets. No matter what device we use, Sound always enhances our experience. Let us accept it, Without sound things will get boring. No matter whether you are playing games on your device or just scrolling down social media. Thus, you must know, how to solve the error of “No Audio Output Device is Installed”.

Sometimes, When we are using our PC or Laptop, We encounter an error which shows ‘No audio output device is Installed.’ There are several reasons why this can happen. Sometimes it is because the you’re not properly installing the device  or because of the improper device drivers. There can be several other reasons too. The main problem with this error is we aren’t able to play videos on our computer or if videos play, there is no fun without sound. And some games also don’t work without a properly installed audio device.

So, In this article, we will try to figure out the ways to solve this problem and keep enjoying our experience with our laptops and PCs.

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Solve ‘No Audio Output Device is Installed’ Error

There are various ways which helps us in solving the error of ‘No Audio Output Device is Installed’.

Try Replugging your Audio Device

One of the main reason behind this problem is that maybe your audio device isn’t plug  to the switch properly. This happens in case you are using a personal computer, and the jack of your audio device, i.e., the speaker or headphones isn’t plugged in properly. Try unplugging and re-plugging the audio device.

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The audio device might work properly after that. Just make sure that you are plugging the cable into the correct port because the microphone port looks similar to the speaker port and might confuse the user and result in errors.

Update the Audio Driver Software

When we buy a new audio device, we get a CD of the audio device driver with it. We can install that driver from the CD to your PC and get it ready for the use of the audio device. But sometimes the driver software that you get with the device kit doesn’t support our system because the system has an advanced operating system or specification that driver software doesn’t support and the error ‘No Audio Output Device is Installed’ pops up.

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So, You can just update your driver software from the internet, and the audio device will get the drivers on your system and works properly. You can download Audio Drivers for your system for a long time.

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Reinstall the Audio Device Driver

If you’ve done everything in a correct way and even the audio driver is up to date, Then there might be chances that the installation process has encountered some error. This results in the false installation of the device driver which is causing the error with the sound device. So you can uninstall the pre-installed sound driver. And try reinstalling it again from the audio driver software in your CD Drive or any other storage device.

Try a Different Audio Device

If you are encountering issues with the audio device even after re-plugging,  Updating, and reinstalling. Chances are that the audio device is faulty itself. Maybe the cable of the audio device is the problem. Or the cable has cuts or maybe some internal problems with the device, this can also be the reason why we are seeing ‘ No Output Device Is Installed error on our screen.

Audio devices have complicated and very sensitive hardware construction and are difficult to repair. It will be better if you buy a new audio device and use it. Make sure that the audio device is working properly before buying it. Do this as a safety precaution so that you can avoid money wastage.

Check the Bluetooth Connectivity

If you are using a wireless audio device, You should check the Bluetooth connectivity of your system. Wireless speakers connect themselves by your system using Bluetooth connectivity. If you are using a laptop you can try troubleshooting the Bluetooth device and check the connectivity with the audio device.

The users use an extended Bluetooth device to get Bluetooth connectivity. So you should make sure that the audio device is working properly. Also, check if your device has proper Bluetooth drivers. You can troubleshoot your Bluetooth system to get the proper wireless connectivity for your wireless audio device. If you do this, it will never show the ‘No Audio Output Device Is Installed error.


These are some of the essential ways in which you can resolve the issues with the ‘No Audio Output Device is Installed’ problem on your system. It’ll help you keep working with the proper audio on your system. It is always better that you check your audio device properly before buying it. You should also check whether the audio device supports your computer’s specifications before buying it.

Also, If your audio device is new, you can replace it with the retailer under warranty exchange. Audio devices are delicate, and you should use them with care. If you are using an audio device with a cable and have mice at home, you better cover your device cable with tapes this can also help in resolving the problem of ‘No Audio Output Device is Installed’.

Hope this article helped you.

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