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Laptop speakers and Headphones at same time

Question: Laptop speakers and Headphones at same time

hi

Whenever i want to play music or watch a movie in a public place, ill put in some headphones. but right now, whenever i plug them in, i get sound from both my headphones and my laptop speakers. It used to switch automatically from speakers to headphones but it wont anymore.

I have Realtek HD Audio with Vista 64 bit.

Is there any way to get it back to the way it was?

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Answer: Laptop speakers and Headphones at same time

Go to Control Panel - Sound - and explore all possible settings ("configure" and "properties").

I think the switch is a part of the connection, and something in the headphone jack is loose or broken, but it's worth looking for a setting. I didn't find any such setting on my Vista, but I have a different sound card.

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Hi guys,

I was wondering if there is a way to play sounds using both the built in speaker and the headphones at the same time?

I am using an Acer aspire 4736Z with windows vista home basic.
 

Answer:How to play on laptop speakers and headphones at the same time

its impossible technically.

but some soundcard has the stupid ability to do it. for acer aspire series. i think mostly they use realtek HD audio as their onboard chip. dont think it could happen. u can try doing though

it happens to a hp laptop, when something wrong, i cant mute the internal speakers when using hdphone
 

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I would like to have the sound outputted from the laptop speakers, and also a stereo soundbar connected to the headphone jack.The soundbar has lower pitches and more fullness, while the laptop speakers have better sound in the higher ranges.  

Answer:How to get sound from the laptop speakers -and- headphones at the same time

This is related information... I have a T500 (20823HU), with Conexant 20561 SmartAudio HD, driver 3.64.12.0.  Outputting audio to the internal speakers and external jack simultaneously is called MultiStream Mode on the conexant smartaudio HD.   http://forum.lenovo.com/t5/T400-T500-and-newer-T-series/Conexant-Audio-Driver-for-Vista-4-92-5-and-X...08-08-2009 10:41 AM - last edited on 08-09-2009 10:27 AM  swg101 (All), As you had earlier indicated you were running Vista Ult 32, your Win 7 post above suggests that Conexant's CX20561 does in fact support the Audio Director functions of SmartAudio II under Vista and that it had worked properly for you.  Do Audio Director services actually appear and operate in Vista 32?  From Conexant's SmartAudio II Help file: Classic mode emulates the behavior of Microsoft Windows XP, where sound is heard either on the speakers or on the headphones, but not both at the same time. To select Classic mode, click on the corresponding icon. In Multi-Stream mode, different sounds can be played on speakers and headphones simultaneously. To select Multi-Stream mode, click on the corresponding icon. If so, folks should know that Conexant's driver package does not install these features in Win XP. The Audio Director icon is not presented by the SmartAudio II control center in these systems; only the Volume Mixer, Voice Effects and SmartEQ / 3D Settings are available. Have not explor... Read more

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Ok i am back again with a problem, actually not a problem. Do any one of u have any idea how to enable my laptop speakers and headphones at the same time. I mean both should make sound simultaneously.

Answer:How to enable my laptop speakers and headphones at the same time

I don't believe it is possible. As far as I know, the sound card can only output one channel at a time. I don't know to much about the specifics of audio cards so I am assuming.

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Hey i have a CMI 8738 PCI 6.1 sound card, and I also have a AC'97 onboard card (disabled at the moment).

Before i got my PCI card, I was able to use my AC'97 with a headset, (aud_out) a mic (mic_in) and a 2.1 sound system (aux_out). The beauty of this is that i can turn the speakers off (because they have a separate power source), and just use the headset when i need to be quiet. Or i can use the speakers when i'm listening and can be loud.

My mic port shorted out, so i got the new PCI sound card.

Now i'm wondering if I can do the same thing on the new sound card. I'm afraid to test it since I don't know the reason my old card shorted out.

I'm using Xear 3D sound with 3-D CMI Audio Controller.
 

Answer:Headphones and speakers at the same time?

ok im confused do u have the speaker system and the headphones plugged into the same port at the same time? are u using a splitter? go a little deeper in your explanation please
 

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I recently bought a new headset and desktop. I just tried out the headset and found it to be amazing, but I was wondering how I could get sound to go through both the headset and speakers on my speakers system. The desktop is in Windows 10, and it's a Lenovo, and I can provide the system information if needed, as well as any other information. Thank you for your time and responses.

Answer:Using headphones and speakers at the same time.

Does it have Realtek sound CODEC ? Are headphones analog or USB ?

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I want to use both headphone and speaker at the same time. Like, the same audio comes from both of them. I want to use this so i can combine my speakers with the TV ( the one i use as monitor ) speakers to work as the 5.1 central speaker.
I googled it, and i only found results where the users wanted to get rid of that.

Thanks,
Alex.

Answer:How do i use both headphones and speakers at the same time?

If you are using HDMI for the TV, you can only have one default audio playback device. Either the HDMI output or your "speakers" (PC sound card) which would allow you to use headphones.

This comes up frequently and I don't recall any posted way to get around this.

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I recently bought a new headset and desktop. I just tried out the headset and found it to be amazing, but I was wondering how I could get sound to go through both the headset and speakers on my speakers system. The desktop is in Windows 10, and it's a Lenovo, and I can provide the system information if needed, as well as any other information. Thank you for your time and responses.

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I want to use my headphones for things such as firstperson shooters and my speakers for music. I'm using a Realtek AC97 Audio soundcard. It has Pink(microphone), Green(speaker), and Blue(I assume its for secondary audio output) colored ports in the back with nothing in the front. I've played around with the soundcard settings and the volume control in windows(just to make sure everything is unmuted and turned up all the way), but the blue port doesn't make any sound. Can anyone help me find out how to make this possible without buying a splitter for the working one?
 

Answer:How do I use speakers and headphones at the same time?

Onboard sound is both a blessing and a curse at the same time. Im assuming you are talking about the onboard chip on your board and not a pci card.
Mic - Audio in- and a line out. Its been a while - I think thas close.
I remember I had a ac97 compliant integrated chip a while back.
I didnt have much of a prob with it besides the cpu cycles it ate.
I think you will need some form of pci card (turtle beach or soundblaster) or a soundsystem that offers a port for your headphones with a seperate volume control otherwise your headphones will be blaring the same decibel as your main speakers and be blown apart in a few hours if you do not have an inline volume control on your headset. most models of logitech or klipsich speakers offer headset ports in the main volume control module - however there are much much cheaper options out there then those.


Hope this helps
 

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I have a headphone jack on the front of my computer. Is there any way I can make it so that I can plug in something in the headphone jack and still have the speakers working?

The reason is I have two sets of speakers and I want to use them both (the second set behind me) and have like a quadratic speaker setup but I only have one speaker port.

I know I can use a Y-splitter on the speaker port but I don't have one and the stores are too far away so I don't feel like going right now. I was wondering if there was a setting on my computer that I could change to allow this.
 

Answer:Speakers AND Headphones At the Same Time

Nope, as soon as you plug into your headphone jack, it's going to disable your rear jacks. The only way I know of is using the "Y" cable you referred too.

Thanks!

Shane
 

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My laptop plays audio on speakers and headphones at the same time and I get poor sound quality in the latter. 

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i was wondering if there is a way to play headphones and speakers at the same time?

I just have a standard sound thingy that came with my computer
 

Answer:Playing headphones and speakers at the same time?

not realy unless you're prepared to modify the headset plug.

the plug on the computer has a switch that operates when the headphone jack
is inserted; it disconnects the speakers.
 

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Hello, from a few days I've a problem with audio devices:  when I connect any headphones to the jack on the left side of the laptop, the sound keeps going out from the  speakers. So, I can hear from headphones and speakers in the same time.  I tried everything: update all drivers, uninstall and reinstall them, uninstal and reinstall DOLBY ADVANCED AUDIO v2 program (which is supposed to control audio on the pc), update IDT High Definition Audio CODEC (I think this is the sound card?). Nothing worked. I have two  devices available in "Audio" window:  "Speakers / headphones" and "Headphiones communications" (I'm translating from italian Windows OS). Selecting the first, speakers and headphones work simultaneously. Selecting the second, no sound comes, neither from speakers or headphones. I think I tried everything. What to do? I don't even know why this problem occurred!   Thanks for the help

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Recently I've occurred with a problem. But I don't know how to fix it. My speakers are playing at the same time when i plug in my headphones. So there's audio coming out of both. How do I fix this?

Answer:Speakers and headphones playing at the same time

Hi Shabirah1997 ,
 
 
Welcome to the Community Forums. 
 
Step 1: You may try to set default initially to get back the previous settings. Similar steps on this article .
Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Sound > Playback tab > Set Default at the bottom > Apply 
 
Step 2 oing a reset on command prompt :
Click on start and search for CMD , right click to run as administrator . type net stop AudioSrv  
then  net start AudioSrv 
 
Step 3 : Jumping back to previous working date with System Restore
 
Step 4: Rollback / Uninstall and Reinstall audio drivers from D:/Lenovo /Drivers folder or download from support site.
 
 
See which one works for you best. 
Update us. 
 
 
Regards

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I think it was working fine yesterday but today both are working at the same time.. I've tried rebooting but the problem still happens.

Answer:Speakers and headphones play at the same time?

Hi there
This sometimed happens with Realtek HD sound cards when the sound card is integrated into the Mobo.

Download and re-install the driver AND HD audio application.

(even if your sound card is not a REALTEK one I'd still re-install the driver (from the MOBO driver set / sound card CD) AND THE APPLICATION -- most of the sound card driver software usually has an application as well (such as a mixer. graphic equalizer etc).

Cheers
jimbo

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The sound is being played through both my headset and my speakers, but when I go into the sound settings it says my headphones are disconnected.  I have seen other posts that have solutions and I have tried them and they dont work.

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I'm new to this forum, but I've been having a problem for a while now.

Whenever I unplug my headphones, my computer has absolutely no sound.

When I do plug in my headphones, the headphones AND speakers turn on.

The speakers are built into my monitor, plus they're playing with the headphones plugged in, so there definitely isn't anything wrong with them.

I've tried messing around with Realtek and just a simple restart/shut down, and nothing has happened.

Answer:Why are the speakers and headphones playing at the same time?

when you right clik on the speaker icon in system tray and select 'playback devices', which is set to default?

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Hi I have got a windows 8 64 bit laptop and just the past couple of days iv had this problem when I plug my headphones in I am still hearing sound coming from my laptop speakers and from my headphones at the same time. At first I thought this was a problem with my headphones so I decided to try different ones but I still had the same problem ( and yes the headphones are fully plugged in). This is clearly a problem with my laptop and not my headphones. I have been to the control panel and tried changing settings with my sound but NOTHING SEEMS TO BE WORKING!. I have also tried doing a system restore but that didn't help either . It would be much appreciated if anyone could help me solve this problem as it is really annoying!. Thanks in advance

Answer:Headphones and speakers playing at same time HELP!

What sound do you have? e.g. Realtek, Conexant, etc?

Realtek has an HD Control Panel and there is an option to mute the speakers when a headset is connected or as yours is doing not mute the speakers. I don't have anything except Realtek but I know some of the other sound hardware's have similar settings.

The Realtek is located in Control Panel/Hardware and Sound.

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Im doing recording and i want to know if its possible to have both slots (main speaker, and phones) working. i want to know if i can avoid buying a splicer.
 

Answer:DOes anyone know how to have speakers and headphones play at the same time

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I have a HP G62 series laptop with Realtek HD Audio Manager and an iSymphony NC1 Headphone with a male to male 3.5 mm cord connected to my audio output jack. The jack on my laptop is loose, but I can still hear sound coming from both sides of the headphones. The problem is that the internal speakers still play and the headphones don't show up on my devices menu or in the Realtek HD Audio Manager. Does someone know anything about how to fix this? Help would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Headphones and speakers playing at the same time

It would appear from your description that you have a mechanical fault with the headphone jack. When you insert the plug into the socket there is a contact that is switched telling the system that something has been inserted into the socket - this signal is used to switch off the speakers.

As this is a laptop it is probably beyond most PC users to make a repair, although this is possible, I would suggest you contact your local PC repair outfit who will normally be able to replace the socket for a reasonable cost

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My Laptop speakers and earphones are playing at the same time and I've been having this problem since yesterday. This has been giving me headaches just from pure rage because every single "solution" I found online doesn't work for me

I've been told to check playback devices and set headsets as default playback device but it doesn't even show the headset option

Answer:Headphones and speakers playing at the same time

Plus, I've reinstall my drivers and they are up to date!

and On the internet I've also found a thread where they told me to check the Analog Cog settings on realtek but there isn't even an option to do it. The analog device buttons are un-clickable.

Even in the advanced settings on realtek there's nothing but "recording device" settings.

Here's what's on my realtek

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Hi, i bought a laptop yesterday and today when i pluggin my headphones
speakers and headphones both will work at the same time.
What do i do i have reatek hd audio
please help

Answer:Headphones and Speakers will work at same time.help!

This might help explain it. AC'97 and HD audio front panel layouts

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So, my problem is that both the speakers and the headphones play in my HP laptop at the same time.

When I go into my playback devices I have three options:

1. ATI HDMI Output
2. Speakers and headphones (same device)
3. headphones

When my headphones are connected the third still shows them as unconnected but sound will play through both the speakers and the headphones.

I am wondering if there's any way that I can fix this so that I can have sound play out of just one or the other.

I have tried the following things:

-system restore
-updating my sound drivers

Thanks for any future help.

Answer:Headphones and speakers play at the same time

With no system specs specified we can't say exactly. But, in newer HD audio sound systems they autodetect when something is plugged in. If you have one of these devices it is either the driver or there is a hardware problem with the sound chip.

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Hello....

When I plug in my headphones, my speakers just keep on playing(although the headphones also play the audio). The headphones won't show up under audio devices, and I've tried two different sets of headphones.

Does anyone know how to stop this? It was working fine yesterday....

I use Windows 7.

THANK YOU!

Answer:Headphones and speakers playing at the same time?

Hello OctoberOwl and welcome to Seven Forums.

Since everything was working fine yesterday I'd try using system restore to return my computer to a date/time prior to when the audio problem first started.

System Restore

If system restore doesn't help you might have to go into control panel > sounds to see what your default settings are. There are several previous forum threads that provide possible solutions. For example:

Speakers and headphones play at the same time?

Selecting headphones or speakers as default

And a couple of threads from the Microsoft Answers forum:

Headphones + Speakers at the same time - Microsoft Answers

Audio playback through headphones and speakers - Microsoft Answers

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right fellas bit of a problem here. today i joined a clan in call of duty: world at war for the first time and they said i need to get a headset. so i got my headset (mich extra) and plugged it in and realised that sound was coming out of my headphones AND the monitor mounted speakers!!!
If you guys could tell me what to do that would be much aprreciated
thanks simmo
 

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I've been through some guides on internet and the problem is that my headphones are being detected as speakers even though I tick the square that stands for headphones (pop-up window then device is pluged-in).

What I wanna do is that I want to hear voice from speakers and headphones at the same time. I can't do that and if I want to switch from one device to another I need to unplug headphones (or plug in).

Answer:Can't enable both headphones and speakers at the same time

Mark them as separate playback devices. That's about all I can say based on what little info you have provided.

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I have a Soundblaster Audigy 2 ZS soundcard in a Dell XPS 5 with a headphone jack on the front of the box. I want to be able to run an FM signal (send my own music to FM stereos in my home) from a unit that needs to be provided the audio from a headphone jack.

Does anyone know if it is possible to run audio through my speakers and my headphone jack at the same time? Any ideas would be appreciated!!
 

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I plug both my Razer Carcharias and speakers into the back of my computer. I have Realtek HD Audio Manager. There is no individual control for each sound device. They share the same settings and play at the same time when I play sound. My first post on here Thanks for your time.
 

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Well, the title says it all. Using my RTM MSDN version that I got from work this mornin. Have all the latest updates. Not sure what to do.

I have my headphones plugged in but my speakers and headphones are playing my top wicked bad music.

Any ideas people? First time I have used Vista. Looked at all the usual suspects in control panel and volume controls etc.

Thanks
 

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Hi,

I have a HP probook 4530s with win 7 Home premium 64 bit. Till yesterday i was able to hear sound only from my headphones but today when i started my system i was getting sound from both my headphones and speakers. I tried re installing my drivers and all but still the same issue. Kindly let me know any other solution for it.

AND YES I AM HAVING IDT High Defination Audio CODEC DEVICE


THANKS IN ADVANCE.,..

Answer:Why are the speakers and headphones playing at the same time?

Check for a setting in the audio. Many, have an audio configuration panel and an option to mute the speakers when the headphone is connected or not.

I don't have IDT so I can't say exactly where that is at.

Another option, if it worked yesterday and not today, use the System Restore and restore the PC back to an available restore date when it did work correctly. (System restore will not delete any user data). System Restore can be accessed from Start/Programs/Accessories/System Tools.

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I'm wondering if instead of buying a splitter, I can just have the headphone and speaker playing at the same time.

I have a stereo system that sounds better than the pc speakers, but the bass isn't as good as the pc speaker's subwoofer. All i want to do is be able to plug in the stereo system into the front headphone slot while having the pc speakers plugged into the back speaker slot and be able to play both at the same time.

What would be even better, but probably not possible, is if I could hook the pc speaker's subwoofer up to the stereo system but thats probably a lot of trouble..

Is there a way that I could make the 2 pc speakers and the 2 stereo system speakers be recognized by the computer as a 4 speaker system? again, probably impossible or too much trouble.
 

Answer:How can i play through headphones and speakers at the same time?

You plug the stereo system into the rear channel and the PC speakers to the front channel (or vice versa) - that's what i have set up and it works just fine.

You need to fiddle with your soundcard settings to get it to run in 4 speaker mode.
 

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I've tried searching Google for a fix but I can't seem to find anything atm. I'm using the Realtek High Definition Audio driver.

Answer:Sound coming from headphones and speakers at the same time

Update your Realtek Audio Drivers --> http://www.realtek.com/Downloads/dow...Level=3&Conn=2

Go into Realtek Control Panel and check settings.

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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I bought a new laptop, and when I plugged my headphones in, my laptop wasn't recognizing them. It was seeing them as a mic and sound just kept playing over the speaker.

I messed around and now I can plug headphones in and they are working but my speakers are now playing at the same time that my headphones are.

My headphones still aren't popping up in the devices part of my sound manager.

I've already updated my drivers as much as they can be. I have realtek HD audio manager.

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I bought a new laptop, and when I plugged my headphones in, my laptop wasn't recognizing them. It was seeing them as a mic and sound just kept playing over the speaker.

I messed around and now I can plug headphones in and they are working but my speakers are now playing at the same time that my headphones are.

My headphones still aren't popping up in the devices part of my sound manager.

I've already updated my drivers as much as they can be. I have realtek HD audio manager.

Answer:How to get headphones and speakers to stop playing at same time?

In the Realtek Panel, Click on the "Device Advanced Settings" on the upper right of that panel. The option is in the Advanced Settings.

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hi guy

I have just installed my windows 7 ultimate 32bit on my computer. Then i installed Realtek AC'97 Audio
sound drivers. I got my sound working and everthing but when any sound is played like music it plays through my headphones and speakrs at the same time

help guys

Answer:sound plays through speakers and headphones at the same time

Realtek AC97 is very old audio. What is the model of your PC or motherboard? Did you install a Vista/Windows 7 sound driver?

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Hello,Sorry if this is in the wrong place, as you can tell, I'm a newbie. Anyways, I'm having a bit of a problem with my headphones and speakers. It all started around a year ago. All of a sudden, my speakers stopped working, however, the headphones continued to work fine. Then, out of nowhere a few months later, my speakers magically began working again. Only problem is, my computer doesn't seem to recognize that I have headphones plugged in, so the speakers and headphones play sound at the same time. This is a major inconvenience because I like to listen to music and watch movies, but can't do so without disturbing others anymore. There might be something lodged in the headphone jack, as the headphones don't seem to go all the way in, but it still goes in enough to play sound through them. I've tried disabling the speakers themselves, but it blocks the sound from the headphones too.So basically what I'm asking is, is there some way I can 'fool' the computer into thinking I've got headphones plugged in so I don't have to run both at the same time? Or any other way to fix it that doesn't involve high-cost repairs? Any help here would be so greatly appreciated!ThanksEDIT: Forgot to mention, I'm using a Gateway NV79 laptop running on Windows 7. It's a little over a year old.

Answer:Headphones/Speakers Problem (Working at the Same Time)

The laptop has only one port used for both the Headphone and External Speakers. Have you tried those cheap earphones for testing?

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I have a HP Pavilion g6, Win10. Today the sound on my laptop started playing from the speakers and headphones at the same time. A quick google tells me this is a known and stubborn problem for some HP users. None of the advice worked for me so I tried the option of unisntalling and reinstalling the sound drivers. Looking at the 'Sound' tab of the cotrol panel in Playback there was a device, IDT High Definition Audio, which said it wasn't working. Looking at the control panel I had two options for which sound driver to uninstall- AMD HD Audio Device, or IDT High Definition Audio. Given the fact that IDT Audtio was apprently not working, I chose to unisntall that one. I unchecked the box saying to remove all drivers.  Apparently this was the wrong thing to do, but the instructions made no mention of this. I then searched for and downloaded the IDT High Def Audio driver, restarted my computer and... No sound, and no way of reinstalling the driver. In device manager if I scan for hardware changes it comes up with nothing. If I try all the options to reinstall the sound driver, and even specify the folder where I downloaded the IDT High Def driver, it tells me my sound driver is already up to date. In the Sound tab of the Control Panal, in Playback, I now only have one thing - "Digital Display Audio" - and that's with it showing disabled devices too. Help! Thanks.

Answer:Sound from speakers and headphones at same time, uninstalled...

#HPExpertDayThis is  driver and setting conflict issue. Windows would have tried updating the drivers and someother program might be overiting it. You will have to uninstall and reinstall the drivers and software for Audio.

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In the Windows audio playback tab there's only "speakers" but sound is playing from both speakers and the headphones, with headphones plugged into the right jack. I checked the Realtek Control Panel and there was F**K ALL for options there (see attached). There is an Intel(R) Display Audio in Device Manager alongside Realtek High Definition Audio. So now I can't watch warm-up videos at school without blasting the sounds through my speakers as well.

I tried a System Restore to before the problem started but it didn't do anything. The problem started around the time I ran an Advanced Systemcare 8 scan, which does the following tasks:
Spyware Removal
Registry Fix
Privacy Sweep
Junk Files Clean
Internet Boost
Shortcuts Fix
Registry Defrag
System Optimization
Security Defense
Disk Scan
Vulnerability Fix (Windows Updates)
Disk Optimization
Also when I move my laptop it shuts off for some reason, so it could've interupted the scan or updates or something.
System Specs included inside attached DxDiag.

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Hello,
I'll try to explain this as best as I can. I have a Compaq 8510w Workstation Laptop, and I am trying to get the internal Laptop speakers and some external speakers to work and both make sound at the same time. I have a secondary monitor that has speakers, and it's speakers connect through the headphone jack. So I would like to use the secondary monitor's external speakers, but I would also like the internal speakers in the laptop to work as well, to kinda make some version of surround sound, and just to generally boost the volume of my system. Is there a hardware or software change that I can make to make this work? I have a microphone and headphone jack in the front of the laptop, and in the back I have a green and blue jack. Any help would be greatly appreciated, and if you need more information I"d be more than happy to help in any way, thank you,
-Neo1Code
 

Answer:Would like for BOTH Headphones and Internal Speakers to work at same time

Is there a way to tell if this is the cause of the problem? I messed around with all of my audio options, tried upgrading the driver, I've hooked the external speakers into every port available, and i reinstalled the monitor software thinking that maybe they had an application for it. I don't know what else my options are, but I find it weird that there isn't some kind of work around or registry change that can be made. Thank you once again for any help,
-Neo1Code
 

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I use a bluetooth speaker (Tendqa) as well as a pair of wired headphones on my computer (XP). Until yesterday, I could get audio output on both simultaneously (I know for sure because many times I forgot that the speakers were on and I'd start playing a game and the sounds were broadcast through the speakers and I didn't realize it right away because I had the headset on).

Anyway, as of this morning, it's an either/or thing with music (played via Pandora or WMP). I can get system sounds through the headset (such as the audio demo through Realtek) but no music while the bluetooth speakers are connected.

The only thing I can think that I did in the interim is install Adobe Acrobat Reader X. But I restored my computer to yesterday's settings (before the Reader install) and it didn't solve the problem. I even checked my windows registry to make sure none of the Reader X registry entries were there. Nada.

Can anyone think of anything else I can try?

Barbara
 

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I have a Satallite L500. I am having problems with my sound.
When I insert my jacks for the headphones and play something, sound comes out of both the headphones as well as the laptop speakers.
I want to turn off the laptop speakers but still receive sound from the headphones.
There is a horrible "echo" when both headphones and speakers are on at the same time. I am new to Vista and for the life of I can't figure out what's going on.

When I first got the laptop everything worked fine. I then bought some speakers for those times I wanted to listen to external speakers.
I would unplug the headphone jacks and plug in the speaker jack.
Ever since doing this, whenever I plug in the headphones the laptop speakers are also playing.

Also, when I first got the laptop whenever I would plug in the headphone jacks, a message would pop up on the screen indicating that the microphone and audio jacks were detected. I no longer get this message.

Any advice would be appreciated.

Thanx

Answer:Satellite L500: headphones and speakers play at the same time

hi tango123,
i think some sort of "confusion" is in the registry.
just deinstall the sounddriver
after that reboot and reinstall (look for the current driver at toshibas driver downloadsite)
make sure you use a stereo jack!

for the echo issue try to mute the mic to test.

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As per the title, my speakers and headphones have started playing sound at the same time. Under "playback devices", "speakers and headphones" appear as one (I don't know if they're supposed to be separate?) and are set as the "default device". I've had this problem for nearly a month and I absolutely need a solution. I've searched through the forum, but have been unable to find an answer. Any help would be much appreciated!
I've tried three different headphones and they all have the same problem - sound plays from the speakers at the same time.
Disabling and enabling the audio driver didn't do anything.
Uninstalling and reinstalling the audio driver didn't do anything.
I tried system restore, but I went away over the holiday period and it's possible the last restore point I could use was, in fact, after the problem occurred.
Windows refresh didn't do anything.
The Windows tutorial didn't do anything - the sound processor is working, the cable is connected, the volume is up, the troubleshooter didn't find any problems, the driver is up-to-date.
Stopping and starting audio service, Windows audio and Windows audio endpoint builder in services.msc didn't do anything. Their start-up types are all set to automatic.
I understand KB2962407 has caused sound problems for people. My laptop hadn't downloaded the update. I tried downloading it to see if this would fix the problem but it did not and I have deleted it again.
Update: I've also updated BIOS. &quo... Read more

Answer:Speakers and headphones playing at the same time - HP Pavilion G6 Windows 8.1

From the service manual
Produces sound when connected to optional powered
stereo speakers, headphones, earbuds, a headset, or
television audio
WARNING! To reduce the risk of personal injury, adjust
the volume before putting on headphones, earbuds, or a
headset. For additional safety information, refer to the
Regulatory, Safety and Environmental Notices.
NOTE: When a device is connected to the jack, the
computer speakers are disabled.
This means the socket is faulty as it is supposed to cutout the speakers by a mechanism inside the socket itself. (My daughters phone as the opposite problem - no sound at all unless headphone plugged in.)
to replace the socket means wiring stripping the laptop and soldering on a new socket.

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Hi there, As the subject line reads I am hoping to enable playback through both the headphone and internal speakers on the E93z All in One unit I have. Is there is currently a way to do this with the Lenovo HD Audio software for the Realtek system? It detects the headphones and does the typical shut off of the internal speakers however no option to enable playback through both seems to exist. Running Windows 7 Pro 32 bit. I cannot enable stereo mix (by right clicking in the playback area of the sound settings in Windows) to try and come up with a work around. I have tried re-installing the drivers and not luck with more options to do this.I have tried un-installing the Lenovo HD audio software and still no luck using the vanilla Windows 7 software. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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Hello,On my T520,  the HEADPHONES and LAPTOP SPEAKERS are considered as 2 different independant devices : This is very annoying, because the Casque (=Headphones) device is only present if you have plugged the headphones BEFORE launching the application. Imagine you have launched an application, and THEN you plug headphones. The apllication won't see the "device" HEADPHONES.  SOLUTION : How to remove this device HEADPHONES, in order to have simply  ONE DEVICE : Main audio (= Headphones if plugged, = speakers if no headphones are plugged) ?? How to do this ? Thanks, bejj  PS : with my previous laptop, it was simpler : just ONE audio device. Sound played on speakers, and if you plug headphones, it is played on headphones and no more on laptop speakers.I would like to have THIS again on my T520.

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Like the title says.
-Laptop speakers suddenly stop working one day after I turn on my computer from sleep mode, it's been about 1-2 months now and they're still not working
-Of course I've restarted/shut down/hibernated/sleep'd my computer many times since then
-I can plug in headphones and external speakers and they work just fine
-My audio driver is enabled/up to date and works fine (obviously since I can use headphones)
-The speakers AREN'T broken, proof is that my computer has a little startup "Republic of Gamers" logo with an explosion sound, and it plays just fine through the speakers
-There was an incident about a few days before this happened: ASUS laptops are known to do this, where they short circuit and shut down if you accidentally touch a headphone plug into the USB port. I'm not sure if this contributed, since my speakers worked fine afterward
 

Answer:Laptop speakers don't work, headphones do

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I will try to be as detailed as possible. I am pretty experienced with drivers and sound settings but this problem has me stumped.

I have a Fangbook III made by Cyperpower PC. I am unable to play sound via the on-board speakers for the laptop. I am however able to play sound through the 3.5mm auxiliary jack input. I have speakers set as default device under the playback settings.

This is where is gets strange. Whenever I attempt to delete the Realtek audio driver, whether it is through windows or a 3rd-party driver uninstallation software, Realtek always comes back within a few seconds. Right before it does come back, under playback, it separates speakers and headphones with both having the driver High Definition Audio Device. If I hurry before the Realtek driver comes back the speakers seems to work! But once the Realtek audio speakers comes back, the default speakers and headphones goes away and I continue to have the same problem with the Realtek driver.

I attempted to reformat the computer with windows 10 and erase all drivers but Realtek was already installed. I assume it is required for this specific laptop? Any ideas on how to direct the Reaktek High Definition Audio driver to use the speakers instead of the auxiliary jack?

Thanks for the help and let me know if there is any more information that you guys need.

Some more information:
I have attempted to disable the driver via device manager. The problem with this is that the High Definition Audio Device driver... Read more

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THE QUESTION:
- How do I mute the laptop speakers while still getting sound out of my headphones? So even if I pull my headphones out, still no sound comes out of the speakers.

FOLLOW UP:
- As a laptop user, you know that most of the time we work in quite areas such as libraries. When you accidentally pull the headphones jack out, your music blasts causing a lot of unnecessary disturbance.

TECHNICAL DETAILS:
Dell Inspiron 5150, Windows XP, SigmaTel Audio C-Major.

IS IT POSSIBLE:
- YES. It was for the past 3 years until a few days a go. I say this because I used to achieve this by checking the 1 PC spk Mute checkbox under ADVANCED in the Volume Control panel. I recently had to reinstall the SigmaTel driver and now when I check the 1 PC spk Mute checkbox, It mutes EVERYTHING including the headphones.

WHAT I'VE TRIED:
- Rolling back SigmaTel driver: not possible since the original was uninstalled.
- Installing the SigmaTel driver from the dell website
- Installing the SigmaTel driver from the drivers CD
- Searching the net. Most results suggested checking the PC spk Mute checkbox, but as mentioned earlier, now it mutes my headphones as well.
Any suggestions are welcome and very much appreciated. Thank you.

Zach

PS: I accidentally posted this in the Windows/NT/XP section so I apologize for reposting.
 

Answer:How to MUTE laptop speakers, but NOT headphones

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Hi I'm not sure if this is that right place to get help but,
I am having a problem with my sound on my laptop.

its a compaq presario R3000 running windows 7 really well and only works with ADI soundMAX integrated digital audio (SP29586) it took me awhile to get the driver working and now it plays sound but doesnt seem to have a jack detection so when I put my headphones in the jack it plays through both headphones and speakers.

just wanted to see if anyone could help me out with this...

Answer:Laptop speakers arn't muting when headphones are in

Welcome to the Seven Forums!

Does the driver you're using have its own control panel and settings?

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Any help is greatly appreciated. I have a sony vaio VGN-NW310f laptop with Windows 7. Up until 2 days ago everything was perfect, but suddenly I am getting no sound from the speakers. If I plug in headphones I get sound, but if I unplug headphones, nothing! Well, the computer acts like the sound is working, but I hear nothing.
Right now speaker properties shows I have "High Definition Audio Device" by Microsoft. I know that I had realtek speakers before, but in my attempt to "fix" my problem, I clicked "roll back driver" and somehow lost the realtek and now have the microsoft speakers. I guess it doesn't really matter which speakers I have as long as they work!
Any idea how to get sound again!?
Thanks

Answer:Help! No sound from laptop speakers, headphones yes!

Use the System Restore and restore the PC back to a date when it did work correctly. System Restore can be accessed from Start/Programs/Accessories/System Tools. System Restore will not delete any user data or e-mails. As noted select a restore date that is back when it did work correctly.

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I have a 1 1/2 year old HP laptop running 64 bit Win 7. Everything was running fine, and then I lost sound thru the speakers. If I plug in headphones all the sounds work fine. Not really certain, but I may have had Windows sounds for a while after I lost music/video sounds, but now its completely silent.

I've uninstalled codecs and rebooted, checked every setting I can find on the sound system. I've also run several spyware scans with no issues found.

I'm looking for any suggestions before I crack the case and look for a physical hardware issue.
thanks!
John
 

Answer:Sound from laptop headphones but not speakers

jlapolla said:





I have a 1 1/2 year old HP laptop running 64 bit Win 7. Everything was running fine, and then I lost sound thru the speakers. If I plug in headphones all the sounds work fine. Not really certain, but I may have had Windows sounds for a while after I lost music/video sounds, but now its completely silent.

I've uninstalled codecs and rebooted, checked every setting I can find on the sound system. I've also run several spyware scans with no issues found.

I'm looking for any suggestions before I crack the case and look for a physical hardware issue.
thanks!
JohnClick to expand...

Hi my friend , in device manager is everything alright ? Maybe yellow mark ? I was in New Jersey in the summer !! :wave
 

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Answer:when i try to use my headphones, my laptop speakers will continue goin

Some PC systems have a control panel for the PC audio, such as the RealTek HD Audio Manager, and in that panel is an option to either mute the PC speakers when a headset is plugged in or to not mute the speakers.

I have a RealTek HD Audio Manager that is located in the Control Panel/Hardware and sound. Other audio such as IDT, Connexant, or whatever may have similar panels.

Without more information we are guessing. Please expand on the My System Specs, such as the specific HP model number you have and the sound device, if you know it.

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.... yet it all works fine on my Arch Linux installation.

Anyone have any ideas? I thought it was because my headset was effed up, but it turns out that all kinds of headphones just don't work with it. I can't really comprehend the problem because my laptop's built in speakers (which use the same device) WORK PERFECTLY FINE! All settings are default as usual, I tried reinstalling the Realtek driver, restarted many times, etc. No dice.

Thanks

Answer:Laptop speakers work, headphones of all kinds don't.

Headphone jack busted?

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I'm looking for the solution in the internet today, never found, it is not a HARDWARE problem ( i tried others phones )....

I have the driver installed ok. (Realtek High Definition Audio)

The only problem is that when i plug the headphones the sound keep coming out of the speakers.

I didn't have the problem until this week, that i "upgraded"(reformated actually) from home to professional (XP).
Thanks.

PS: I'm sorry, my english sux .

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everything was going alright with new my z510 ideapad  until i plugged a headphone from the airplane (that of 2 jacks) in my laptop, now the laptop speakers aren't working,i only get sound from the headphones ,i bought this laptop 20 days ago ,and all drivers are installed correctly 
 
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Answer:Z510 No sound from laptop speakers , only headphones

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I don't see any obvious problems in the device manager and the sound comes through headphones/speakers plugged in externally. Just not hearing anything through the system speakers. I've gone through the forums here and don't see anything similar...most lose all sound. Any help on how to restore is GREATLY appreciated!
 

Answer:No sound from laptop speakers. Headphones are fine.

Hardware fault. Either with the audio circuitry or the speakers themselves.
 

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This is becoming very annoying. I have a laptop, it is an iBuyPower. Its not the headphones im really worried about, but I have desktop speakers plugged into my laptop through the headphone jack, but the crappy on board speakers dont turn off. Nor do they turn off when i use headphones... anybody know what to do to fix this?

Answer:Laptop speakers dont cut off when I plug in headphones.

Sounds like a problem with the jack to me.

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I bought the plantronics .Audio 335 studio headphones, but when I plugged them in, it screwed up my sound. My compute'rs sound is now playing through both the headphones AND the laptop speakers. After unplugging it and trying again a couple times, I gave up and decided to just use my old headphones.

Except for the sound still played through both the headphones and laptop speakers.

Distraught, I restarted my computer. When that didn't work, I restored my system to a point I made yesterday. Still no luck. I've been scrounging google for a few hours now, and nothing is helping. Any ideas? I REFUSE to refresh my system and reinstall all of my programs again.

This is urgent. I'm a freelance musician and require headphones for my work.

Answer:Sound playing through both laptop speakers and headphones

Have you tried with and without the microphone adapter? In your sound device manager see if there is a setting you can change when the headphones are plugged in.

Something in settings like this:

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Ok i have a dell latitude c400 laptop

When i go to device manager and check sound ,video and game controllers and press the + sign the following things come down

-AUDIO CODECS
-AUDIO CODECS
-INTEL(R) AC'97 AUDIO CONTROLLER-SIGMATEL CODEC
-LEGACY AUDIO DRIVERS
-LEGACY VIDEO CAPTURE DEVICE
-MEDIA CONTROL DEVICES
-VIDEO CODECS

I did the basic things going to audio control and un-mute everything and put it on full and then checked my laptop for volume button there was none except for a keyboard command to adjust volume i set it to high.

There is nothing wrong with the sound card (no yellow exlamation mark)

Speakers worked till 2 weeks ago (System restore is not a option)

Im working on a windows xp pro (No driver Cd and not a funtional CD DRIVE on the laptp anyway)
The speakers seem to work when i enter system restore it makes a loud beep noise so im guessing the speakers are still working?

Any tips, Fix and help will be appreciated (IF I HAVE TO CHANGE THE SOUND CARD DRIVER CAN SOME ONE GIVE ME A LINK IM NOT GREAT WHEN IT COMES TO DRIVERS TY)
1 LAST THING IF I HAVE TO RE SOILTER SOME WIRE OF THE SPEAKRS INSIDE CAN SOME 1 DRAW ME A GUIDE SO I KNOW WHAT IM DOING TY APPRECIATED)
 

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Hi All,

Ive had this problem with my laptop ive had for awhile now when i plug a usb headphones on the side for some reason the usb card im guess or somthing else is not reading the usb headphones not sure why but it should read it even though the headphones are usb and plug and play type of ones what do you think?

Would buying external speakers fix this problem or would i need to send my laptop in to get fixed?

Thanks,William

Answer:Laptop Speakers Play enough though Headphones are plugged in

You need to set the default sound device to the headphones instead of the speakers.

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I dont get it,
when i connect my headphones they work OK, but i can also hear trow my laptops speakers and they are not disabling themselves like they use to.
its a huge problem and my roommate is going to kill me, i will appreciate your help ASAP

Answer:laptop is not disabling speakers while headphones connecte

Welcome to the Windows 8 forum.

Unfortunately you didn't fill in the "My System Specs" so we don't know what hardware we are dealing with (and which version of Windows 8).
Some PC sound chips, such as RealTek, have an option on whether to mute or not mute the speakers when a headset is plugged in. See screenshot below on the RealTek HD Audio Manager and the option that it has.

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Greetings:
My wife does Skype with her headphones and microphone combination. After that, she likes to listen to Internet radio on her laptop. However, in order to listen her Internet radio, she has to off-plug her headphones so that the sound will come out her laptop's interior speakers. This solution seems rather low tech. Is there a more efficient way for her to switch from her headphones to the laptop's interior speakers and visa-versa? BTW, her laptop uses Vista Basic home edition. Any information given is greatly appreciated.

Answer:Switching from headphones to interior speakers in laptop?

The Jack (socket) on the Laptop is designed so that when a Jack Plug is inserted, the connection to the speakers is broken by physically opening a link to the speakers. As this is a mechanical process, the speakers cannot function until the headphones have been unplugged to restore the connection to them.
As the quality of many Laptop on-board speakers is often inferior to even the cheapest of headphones, one solution might be to get a two-way Jack connector and a set of small external speakers with their own volume control. She could then have both external speakers and headphones connected simultaneously, turning down the speaker volume if necessary when on a Skype call.

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Hi Guys. I've been using my Dell laptop (Inspiron 6400) for more than 3 years and now when as always removed the headphone from the laptop to hear the sound from the speakers (the original speakers of the laptop which are internal) the sound didn't come out again. Now I only can listen to music when I use headphones. Has it ever happened to you? What Can I do?

Answer:No sound from my laptop speakers once I disconnected the headphones

my laptop is Studio XPS, and since morning I've had the same problem!
 
Have you tried contacting technical support?

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Dear All

I am using sony VAIO laptop My Laptop spekers are not working but if i connect through headphones i can able to hear the sound.

I have checked the following
1. Volume control in that i have removed all mute tick including Microphone also but does not worked.

2. I have checked in the My computer->Manage->Device Manager->sounds, video and game controlling on that there is 'X' mark and yellow mark.

Can anyone please help.

Regards
DTM

Answer:Laptop speakers are not working but woring with headphones

Welcome to TSF,

Pretty basic questions from me to start with....Have you got the volume on your speakers turned up?

Are you sure your speakers are plugged into the right port? More details of your system would help, but until then, this may assist you.

Let us know,

kind regards,

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I have looked quite a bit for my problem, and perhaps a fix to my problem and I have never been able to find one. I've tried Microsoft fix-its, they do not work.

Basically my problem is at random times, my headset will just stop working and it will switch back to my laptop, as if my headphones are not even plugged in. It happens multiple times a day, seemingly at random (lately its been this way, but I have had it go longer than a day without doing this to me). As I am browsing the internet, as I am turning on a game, when I am away and the computer is just sitting there.

I've tried checking my device manager for differences when it is working and when it is not, I've tried updating all software, I've tried setting default devices. None of it has helped.

The only thing that fixes this is logging off, or restarting the computer. This then returns it to normal.

My laptop is an HP Pavilion dv6 windows 7 home premium x64.
Headphones in question are Razor Carcharias.

Answer:Sound randomly switching between headphones and laptop speakers.

Hi,
Since only lately you started facing the issue, I would suggest doing a system restore which could fix issue. In order to know how to do system restore, go to the URL mentioned which will guide step by step: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/products/features/system-restore
If the issue still persists try creating a New User account. You can refer to the URL mentioned which will guide you in creating a New User account:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-IN/windows7/Create-a-user-account
Kindly let me know for further clarifications.

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Earlier this week I received and downloaded the latest update to Windows 10. It went smoothly as expected and everything seemed fine until yesterday I began to experience a buzzing scratch noise from my laptop speakers. It was intermittent at first and then it escalated. Certain music and audio like dialogue and certain songs experiences this scratching noise along side the regular audio a lot. To test wither the cause is physical (speakers themselves) or software related (due to update) I have done the following. I have tried what was said in this question; http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Audio/HP-15-audio-crackles-unless-headphones-plugged-in/td-p/5.... I have created a system restore point on the notebook and backup complete data and uninstalled the audio drivers from device manager and reinstalled it. It has not worked and I am now assuming it is a physical problem with the speakers themselves. If that is the case, what should I do? A check seems to show that my warranty is still applicable; should I go with it?

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Hi.

I don't know if Im posting this issue in the right forum.. My problem is that when I connect my earphones in the earphones hole on my sony vaio laptop, I do hear the sound through the earphones, but it also comes from the laptop's inbuilt speakers.

When I right-click on the speaker icon in the system tray, and then go to playback devices, all I find is speaker/HP (Realtek High Definition Audio).

Don't know what's wrong. Please help!

Answer:Headphones connected but sound coming from laptop's speakers.

Hi do you have this in control panel Windows 7 / Realtek HD Audio Manager: How to Set Up 5.1 Sound to The Best Parameters - YouTube

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Hey all, I'm new here, very frustrated, and hoping I can get this solved.

My computer is a HP dv7-2185DX in total stock form.

I have no sound coming from my speakers. I don't know of any specific trigger. A friend ejected my iPod and walked off with it, but that's the only action I can think of done on the computer for a while.

Looking in the IDT Audio panel it says the following:

With no headphones in - it shows that I have a pair plugged in my middle jack.
With headphones on the left (mic) jack - it shows a mic plugged in and nothing else
With headphones in the middle - it shows both headphone jacks as filled (the one on the right shows up as filled too)
With headphones on the right - it shows both headphone jacks as filled (the one on the right shows up as filled too)

EDIT: More symptoms:

Now it shows the wrong front panel in the IDT Audio screen. It shows as 2-jack layout with mic (L) / headphone (R)

When I plug in phones in my PC into the jacks on the front, it shows as follows....

R side headphone - shows in screen as the right jack
Middle headphone - shows in screen as the right jack
L Mic - shows in screen as the left side mic

** When my phones are plugged in the Mic jack sound is produced under both situations. **

I'd appreciate any help I can get. I already tried rolling back the IDT Audio CODEC (one of the few things I can think to do in this situation, hoping it will help.) I'm going to re-update it and see if that helps, but anything beyond, I'm cluele... Read more

Answer:No sound from laptop speakers (say headphones are plugged in + other symptoms)

Try the k-lite codec maybe.Its very good and well recognized.If that fails reinstall your sound card driver is all I can think of offhand.

Download K-Lite Codec Pack Full

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I have an HP elitebook 2530p running windows 7 professional 32 bit

Today the speakers just stopped working all together in the middle of a chess match on chess.com while using google chrome. It has done this in the past on that particular site. Alwasy comes back. Today though when I went to go watch a youtube video didnt' work. I restarted my computer sound was fine for about 10 minutes. Since it finally died I have not been able to get any sound of my speakers at all. Headphones work just fine.

I have gone to HP.com and downloaded the latest audio driver which installs something called soundmax. Does nothing. I have also per instructions on a post here gone and downloaded the realtek driver. I have installed that twice since I seen another poster said he needed to install it twice for the .exe version to work over the zip version. I have also gone to HP and downloaded the latest BIOS version. Said I had the latest and didnt need to installed anyways. I have gone into the control panel and made sure my speakers are the default selection. I don;t know what else to do. And now after this latest restart after going into my device manager and right clicking on the SoundMax and choosing uninstall I now have a "red x" over my speaker icon in the tray that has never been there. When I go to the device manager and click on sounds, video & game controllers the only selection I have to choose is High Definition Audio Device. However when I go in... Read more

Answer:Headphones work laptop speakers dont--my fix-it attempts so far

Sorry forgot to mention I have also done numerous virus checks today thinking this for surely had to be a virus. I downloaded and installed and scanned today with:

spybot
ccleaner
fsecure
windowscomplete care
AVG
malware
trend micro
spyhunter

None of these complete system scans have found anything at all

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Ive had my HP folio 13 Ultra book for a while now. I'm running on Windows 7 Home premium (64)
But a few days ago I found out the sund was not working. And for some reason the sound is working perfectly on my beats headphones
I have 2 Sound devices: IDT High Def CODEC (speakers and Headphones) and Communications headphones (IDT high def CODEC)
For Example: When you press the sound icon and you test the sound the green sound bar comes up but nothing comes out of the speakers.
Ive done the following: Trouble shooted, it found nothing , the sound is defiately on and ive tried updating the drive but its the latest. I really do not know why it is playing up.
Alright whats weird is it says it is working properly in the advanced settings?????!!!
Also when i play a song on itunes the green bar will go up and down like usual but the sound does not come out of the damn speakers. To make it more weird when I enable the Communications headphones and test them the sound comes out of the speakers and cuts out (since it is a test).i've phoned a friend of mine and he said that maybe the sound is stuck or locked on the headphones. He also thought that maybe the computer is computer is mixed up or confused with which audio device is what.
I have some pics in the microsoft word attachment
All help ppreciated!
 

Answer:No sound from internal speakers on laptop headphones working?!

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Whenever i remove my headphones, the built in speaker stops working! i dont think its a problem with the contacts of the jack, because i shone a light in there, and nothing is touching.

When i restart Windows Audio, it goes back to normal. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

I am running windows 7 by the way.
 

Answer:Laptop Speakers Stop Working After Headphones Removed

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Hi,
I've got no sound through my internal laptop speakers what so ever but
when I plug in headphones or my surround system, there is sound.
There also is a red light burning in the audio input where my headphone goes in.
I think my laptop thinks the headphones are still plugged in?

Anyone any idea how I can fix this?

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I have an HP ENVY 15t-j100 Quad Edition CTO Notebook PC. The oddest thing happened the other day, I didn't drop my laptop or do anything out of the ordinary to it. One minute the speakers are fine, the next minute there is a frequent popping or crackling sound coming every 20 seconds or so, even while using headphones.
I tried uninstalling and reinstalling the driver from the product website to no avail.

However, there is this one driver that always has a yellow exclamation mark on it called the "High Definition Audio Device". It would make sense that this driver is the culprit but its been yellow for a month now without any popping or crackling sound and it is absolutely impossible to resolve it. I completely uninstalled and re-installed my sound drivers and that didn't fix it and windows troubleshooter can't find the driver either.

I'm at a loss here guys. I don't want to have to replace the speakers on a one year old computer but I might have to. Thank you in advance for any help I can get.

Answer:Crackling/Popping sound from laptop speakers even when using headphones

Ha you tried to back up your hard-drive and find a restore point before your problem started taking it back to that time see if it's back to normal.
Remember if you try that full battery charge and mains plug in throughout restore.

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Hello.

I've got a Thinkpad T430s (Windows 7) here and it's acting strangely. Namely, if I play a clip through the laptop's speakers, I hear no sound, but when I plug the headphones, everything works nice and neat.
One thing I noticed, is that computer actually recognises the sound, because the volume mixer/application, at the lower right/tray, and it's volume bar shows me the green indicators jumping up and down, as the music plays.

Of course I've tried reinstalling the drivers, I've uninstalled the audio device in Device Manager and restarted the computer. And yes, the obvious things are also checked - nothing (the applications) is muted in the volume mixer, default device is correct under playback devices.

Some have reported on the web, that it might help to use toothpick for example and "un-jam the sensor", but that didn't help either.

I've also tried booting up the newest Linux Mint (has pretty good multimedia support) from the USB and I heard no sound through speakers.

So I'm out of ideas here. It looks more and more like a hardware fault, but how can I be absolutely sure?
Thanks for helping out,
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I have an Inspiron 15R 5521 and just recently my laptop decided it doesn't want to recognize my headphones. I updated my Laptop to Windows 10 to see if that would do anything, it didn't. I updated the audio drive, also did nothing.
I have no clue what to do.

Answer:Laptop doesn't recognize when I put in headphones, only plays music through speakers.

Hello. Test the audio driver to find out if the driver is causing the problem, by switching between the Realtek audio driver and the Windows native audio driver. You have to have a Realtek driver installed to use this test.
1. Open the Device Manager (find it in the Control Panel, or type devmgmt.msc into the search box).2. Expand the "Sound, video & game controllers" and right click on "Realtek High Definition Audio".3. Select to "Update Driver Software".4. Click on "Browse my computer for driver software".5. Click "Let me pick from a list of drivers on my computer".6. Put a check in the box "Show compatible hardware" if not already checked.7. In the list of devices, click "High Definition Audio" (the native driver).8. Click "Next".9. On the Update Driver Warning box, click "Yes" (install the driver). 10. Restart the laptop if prompted. If not prompted, you might not need to restart.[To get back to the Realtek driver, do it again but reverse the names in steps 2 and 7.]If you only have the symptoms with one of the drivers, then the other is at fault. If you have the same symptoms with both audio drivers, then it is very probably not a driver issue.  It could be in the hardware -- either the laptop or the headphones.
This was a known issue with the Inspiron 15R 5521 model when the Realtek 6.0.1.6788 driver was installed. That driver was for Windows 7 & 8. The solution w... Read more

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Hi,  My sound has stopped working completely in the last few weeks. No sound from speakers nor headphones. Need help. Thank you.

Answer:G580 Laptop - Windows 8.1 - Sound not working (Neither headphones nor Speakers)

I presume you have checked to make sure that the volume is not just turned down or muted etc, so you might check on which playback devices are enabled Check to see if speakers/headphones are enabled Right Click on Speaker in System traySelect Playback DevicesRight Click in Playback Devices window so show Disabled and Disconnected DevicesMake sure both your headphones and Speakers are enabled  Reinstall Sound Card/DriverPress the Windows + R keys and type devmgmt.msc and press Enter to open Device ManagerFrom Device Manager, double click on Sound, Video and Game Controllers and make sure your sound card is listed (it should be a Realtek or Conexant)Right click on the Sound card card and select Uninstallselect option to "Delete the driver softare for this device"Reboot the computer and Windows will redect the sound card and download/install a new driver on reboot.Good luck  

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I'm really baffled here as to what's going on with my laptop audio. It was working just a few days ago from what I remember and now tonight when I was playing a game in Steam the audio just wasn't working. Checked audio settings in the game, all was good. Turned the game off and started testing using YouTube, still nothing. The volume is definitely up and I found that headphones work fine. When I open the 'Playback devices' dialogue from right clicking the speaker in the task bar it shows the green equalizer bar moving up and down if something is playing, but there's no audio. I've checked for any conflicting devices in here and ensured everything was enabled as per usual.

So far I've updated the drivers, uninstalled the drivers completely and reinstalled them (automatically after restarting laptop), and have checked for updates on my computer (all up to date). My device manger does have 2 drivers listed which I thought was weird, but maybe it has always been like this? I'm not sure honestly. I uninstalled both and they both came back after restarting. See the image here:


Is there anything else to try? I thought uninstalling the drivers and reinstalling them would fix it, but nope.

System details: Windows 10, Acer Aspire laptop (~7 months old? No issues thus far). Let me know if I need to provide any more details! Very frustrated and need to get to bed now because of work in the morning, but I will be sure to check back and try any suggestions and answer any questions.

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After upgrading to Windows 10 via the standard update, I had no issues with audio. However, I recently did a clean installation of Windows 10, updated all drivers from Lenovo and no I can't get audio from the laptop speakers. It works fine with headphones. Any ideas? Thanks!













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Answer:W541 No Audio From Laptop Speakers, But Do With Headphones - Windows 10 Clean Install

Never mind. I tried uninstalling the drivers, but they just came back - automatically re-installed. So I had to turn off the windows setting to automatically download driver software, then uninstall. I then used Lenovo's system update utility to download the drivers. It works now

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Hi. Is it possible to stop my laptop turning down the sound when I connect external speakers or headphones? I find it very annoying





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I have been trying to look around for a solution however none of them work. On my playback section it says "no audio devices are installed" and i can't change the volume or even get access to the little bar you use to change it. If it helps my computer was recently fixed up and i was thinking that they may have forgotten to reconnect the speaker but that wouldn't explain why headphones don't play any audio either.
Any help is appreciated

Answer:My dell inspiron 7559 laptop will not play any audio through headphones or speakers

Check for  any settings in he Bios.  You might be able to turn audio and microphone on or off there.
If the audio is not listed in Device Manager, in some form, the boot may not be picking it up.  The Realtek audio or at least High Definition audio device should show up.  If you have a device which shows as unknown, that might be it but missing a driver.

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I'm having problems when I plug my headphones into the headphone socket, sound comes through both the headphones and the speakers.

It hasn't always done this, only for a few months and i've been trying to find out how to fix it for a long time.


Any help would be greatly appreciated,

thanks.

Answer:Satelline Pro A200: When headphones are connected sound comes through headphones + speakers

Maybe your headphone jack is faulty.
Usually the tiny switch which is placed in the headphone socket should disable the speaker?s functionality if the headphone was plugged in.
If this switch doesn?t functions correctly then the sound could comes through the speakers too?

I think this is a ASP case and the notebook technicians should check this?

Good luck

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With Dell Support Assist microphone test -- earphone playback is good, on-board speaker is terribly scratchy. The sound card lists as "ATI high Definition Audio Device" and "IDT High Definition Audio CODEC."
The laptop is Dell Studio 15 (1555) running windows 7 Professional, 236GB used, 214GB free space, Intel P8700 2.53 GHz Processor, 64 bit OS, 4GB memoryThe built-in speakers used to sound good but now they are too scratchy to understand. However the headset and external speakers (both 3.5 mm jack interface) sound good and a HDMI connected projector sounds good.
I will appreciate advice.

Answer:On-board speakers are scratchy but external speakers & headphones sound good?

Hello. As a test, switch from the IDT audio driver to the Windows native audio driver.
1. Open the Device Manager (find it in the Control Panel, or type devmgmt.msc into the search box).2. Expand the "Sound, video & game controllers" and right click on "IDT High Definition Audio Device".3. Select to "Update Driver Software".4. Click on "Browse my computer for driver software".5. Click "Let me pick from a list of drivers on my computer".6. Put a check in the box "Show compatible hardware" if not already checked.7. In the list of devices, click "High Definition Audio" (the native driver).8. Click "Next".9. On the Update Driver Warning box, click "Yes" (install the driver). 10. Restart the laptop if prompted. If not prompted, then no need to restart.[To get back to the IDT driver, do it again but reverse the names in steps 2 and 7.]
If you get the noise while using the native driver then it is not a driver issue, which would mean there is a strong chance of speaker failure, particularly since the noise is not in headphones. If you would like to replace the speakers I can point you to the service manual.

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I have an Insignia NS-NBBAR USB sound bar and the internal speakers of my Lenovo V570. I am trying to use both sets of speakers at the same time. Is there any way to accomplish this?

Answer:USB sound bar and internal laptop speakers at the same time

You can only have one default audio playback device, such as your "Speakers" (the PC's sound card and speakers) or some other device such as the USB soundbar, if it sets itself as the default audio playback device.

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i recently boughta new laptop, 1gb ram, microsoft vista, 160 gb ram, core2 duo. i connected a microphone to the external jack. the speakers started making chirping kinda sounds and when i restarted no sounds were there but the headphones are working fine. thanks in advance.
 

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I have an issue can't hear sound out of speakers, yet can out my headphones, everything is up to date. What could cause the sound to go from the speakers and no it is not muted.

When I pull out my headphones I can't hear no sound yet when I am using my headphones I can hear sound.
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OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processor 1.73GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 13 Stepping 8
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 2039 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 915GM/GMS,910GML Express Chipset Family, 128 Mb
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Answer:No sound from Laptop speakers, but can hear sound out headphones

The following may work but it applies to Windows Vista (I don't have XP any more), so it may be a little different for yours:

Control Panel > Sound > Speakers > Properties > Advanced > Restore Defaults
 

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every thing is on max not shure why it works only sometime head phones work all the time but speakers come and go sometime when i bang the back the volume comes for a second and diissapears i need help

fully updated driver
 

Answer:Help please my Dell laptop(internal speakers) dont work all the time only sometimes

The jack where you plug in your headphones probably turns the speakers
off when the headphones are plugged in.
Over time,this causes wear to the jack and it does not make contact
properly,so the audio is not being passed to th speakers.
You can have the jack replaced(expensive?), or use a set of USB powered
external speakers.
BTW,not a good idea to bang on a laptop.
 

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Hi I bought a E470 Thinkpad with windows 10 ~2 months ago. The computer has been sitting idle for the last month (in sleep mode) and when I started it today I have an issue where the internal speakers wont output any sound. However connecting headphones or other external devices lets me outout audio (through said device). I've looked through various topics online (non-lenoveo related). The most common issues people have are the following:-Speakers are disabled / not selected as default device  *Pretty confedent this isn't my problem as everythin seems fine in the audio properties/settings-The driver is broken and needs reinstallation / replacement  *I have reinstalled the driver "Conexant Smartaudio HD", same problem after restart  *I have replaced the driver with the "High Definition Audio Device", same problem after restart-There's a sensor in the mini-jack socket whats faulty leading the computer to believe headphones are connected  *I don't know the correct way to go about diagnosing this, but several users on another forum fixed the issue (on different computers) by "poking around" with a toothpick in the audio jack.  Other observations / useful info:The computer does not appear to "know" that there is an issue with the audio. The internal speakers are not disabled, in able to adjust the volume bar. When I connect an external speaker / headphones a dialog box appears where I can chose between Headphones, Headset and Speaker. For th... Read more

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Hello,

I am currently working on a homemade project in my free time called Project Surround. I am trying to get a full surround sound setup in my room. I have 2 wired speakers in the front and a Bluetooth speaker in the back. The problem is I need both the wired and Bluetooth speakers to play at the same time. Any way I can do that?

Answer:Play Audio from Wired Speakers and Bluetooth Speakers at the same time

Windows only allows one default audio playback device, thus unless you can find some third party app that will allow both, you won't be able to do that. You will need a full surround PC sound system.

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Using a 3.5mm stereo mini phone plug to RCA jack adapter I have managed to connect my comps sound to the radio and it works. However, due to a fit of stupidity I have overlooked the fact that only either the radio's speakers or the computer's speakers can be connected to the computer's sound output at once.

I am wondering if its possible to have both my radio's speakers as well as my computer's speakers play at the same time because I would like to achieve a surround sound effect because of the way my room is made. My computer has a jack slot behind that looks like " (<-->)" , almost like that ordinary output one which looks like "(<-). Can that be used as an output slot as well? Cuz when I tried putting the radio into the (<-->) slot and the comps speakers into the (<-) or vice versa, only the one put into the (<-) will play.
 

Answer:How to make radio speakers and computer speakers play at the same time?

Go get a splitter. I have my audio output setup using a splitter and it works fine. You can hook up both devices to the 1 output jack on your pc.

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http://www.proporta.com/F02/PPF02P05.php?t_id=1193&t_mode=des
 

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Hi everyone, I recently bought a Lenovo Twist, the 12.5 inch version with Windows 8. It works wonderfully but one problem I have with it is that sometimes (about 75% of the time), I plug in the headphone\, the headphones work fine, but in addition to having sound through the headphones, the laptop continue to blast the sound. The sound is at the same level if I leave in or remove the headphones. What is the problem? On a separate, completely unrelated note, how do I search for a particular app in the Windows 8 store? They only seem to have categories, and no search feature. Thanks in advance for the help!

Answer:Plugged in headphones, the headphones work, but the laptop still blast the sounds

Hey there jgreisman,
 
I found another thread with an issue similar to your own. Before you head that direction, lets make sure you have updated your BIOS, and Audio Drivers. If you are still encountering the issue post these updates, I believe it would be prudent to contact the service center, 1-800-426-7378, as it may be a hardware issue requiring replacement. When you call in have your Machine Type, Model Number, and Serial Number as they will need it.
 
To navigate the Windows 8 Store, click the Store tile on the Start screen and then press Windows logo key+ Q, or touch swipe from the right edge to open charms, then use the Search charm to search for apps.
 
Hope this helps, Thank you jgreisman.





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Hi, hope I'm posting in the right place.

I had a set of GE 2.1 speakers working well with my Sony Vaio for about a year. Recently the sound started to go in & out, I had to move the wire around a lot and tape it or hold it in a certain spot to get them to work. Then one day they stopped working altogether. Assuming it was the speakers, I went and bought a new set from Best Buy. Took them home, plugged them in... and nothing, nothing at all. So I tried the OLD speakers in another desktop computer, and they worked perfectly.

So I assumed my headphone jack was broken and was going to go about trying to get a new piece and solder it and all that, but then I'm sitting here and just realized my headphones work perfectly.

What's wrong? How come the headphones work, but 2 pairs of external speakers don't?

Thanks so much

Jillian
 

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Is there any way to hook up both my speakers and my headset with microphone at the same time so I can use whichever one I want without having to unplug and plug into the back of my computer all the time?

Thanks
Peg
 

Answer:headphones and speakers

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