laptop sound card

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my friends laptop's sound has stopped working. Anyway im going to reinstall drivers and such but If its an actual problem with the soundcard I'm curious as to go about replacing it
I've found the specific model of the laptop
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductLi ... x=0&Go.y=0

# Chipset: VIA KN400
CPU Cache: 512KB
CPU FSB: 266MHz
Display Type: XGA
Memory Speed: DDR333
Operating System: Windows XP Home
Part#: AV3220H1
Resolution: 1024 × 768
Tech: AMD PowerNow
Video Memory: Shared 64MB
# Model #: AV3220H1
# Item #: N82E16834149007


now I'm going to admit I know very little about hardware, and laptop repair.
Anyway I wanted to look at soundcards for the laptop and I was worried about compatibility.
The chipset for the computer is VIA KN400, and at newegg they have a search for laptop sound cards and the two choices that look close are VIA envy24 and VIA envy HT -S
close enough or what?
And I know laptops are a little harder to deal with as far as replacing or installing parts but would it be possible to put a new sound card in (for someone familiar with computers but not laptops?)

I've also wondered about if the sound card is onboard or not...and if so would it still be possible to get another card working....the laptop is pretty small...seems like there wouldn't be room for much.

Thanks for any help
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More than likely the sound is onboard and unless you know how to solder and all that crap, you will not be replacing it. I have never heard of a laptop sound card.
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If the actual sound processing unit has meat an untimely demise than the only way around it is to get a nice USB sound processing device or like you do when your dog suddenly becomes gunshy, grab that trusty shotgun and bring him behind the shed. :cry:
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sigh thats depressing....
I do know how to soder and etc, but I wouldn't dare try it with someones laptop

usb sound processing device? , I don't know anything about that, can you tell me more?

thanks for the help
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6829102174
That's a good one. But there are others.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductLi ... t=Property
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thanks
turns out reinstalling drivers fixed the problem... whatever it was...
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That's why they call it "Plug 'n Pray."

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