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sound plays through speakers and headphones at the same time

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

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

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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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I have looked for hours over the Internet for my problem but I have not found a solution. Sound plays through both the headphones and speakers when I have the headphones plugged in. I want the audio to play only through the headphones when I have them plugged in. When I check my playback devices: http://i.imgur.com/WUhT1UF.png when the headphones are plugged in or not. When I disable the device no audio comes from the laptop. It says my Realtek HD Audio is up to date http://i.imgur.com/cSDUQFv.png. I am using Windows 8.1, 64-bit. Is there anyway to get the sound to only play through the headphones when I have them plugged in.

Answer:Sound plays through both headphones and speakers

The Realtek HD Audio Manager, has options for either muting the speakers when a headset is plugged in or to not mute them.

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I have a laptop and I was using my headphones fine for ages then one day I shut it down and when I opened it again the sound came from both speakers and the headphones. The laptop doesn't even recognise the headphones so that when I plug them in, nothing happens to the laptop, it just plays sound through both. It doesn't show up in the disables devices in sound and I have reinstalled the drivers but nothing works. I have tried this with all headphones and earphones in the house and the computer recognised none. It has been like this for a while now and nothing has changed.
I'm running windows 10.
the problem was sudden, nothing changed when it occurred.
 

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Strange problem! I have some sounds that play through my speakers when headphones are plugged in. For example, if I run Skype, the Skype will play through the headphones (properly), but iTunes will play through speakers, as will anything else.

This also happens when playing Borderlands - I have to unplug and replug headphones to get it to go back!

What gives? How to fix this?

I have IDT HDA as my sound card. Windows forced me to install NVIDIA HDA as well, so I have 2 sound drivers - NVIDIA HDA and IDT HDA AUDIO CODEC.

Answer:Sound plays through speakers when Headphones..

Plug in your headphones and go to Control Panel>Sound and set the default device to the headphones.

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Like the thread title says, I plug in my headphones and listen to them quite happily but then wait, oh no, the sound is still playing through the speakers! I've had this laptop for over a year now, upgraded to W7 when it came out; this is my first issue with it.

I've had a look at sound in control panel, which lists four options to set as default.
1) Speakers + Redirected Headphones (currently default)
2) Independent (R.T.C.) Headphones 1
3) Independent (R.T.C.) Headphones 2
4) Digital Output Device (SPDIF Out)

I have tried using headphones with all four of these as default. The only way I can get any sound at all is to use the first option.

The laptop has two headphone jacks in the front, as well as a front/back/side set up at the rear of the frame, for external speakers I assume.

Please help!

HP Pavilion HDX9430EA
Windows 7 64-bit

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I tried putting my headphones in one of the rear ports, which has fixed the problem. However, if anyone could offer advice on how to make it work through the front headphone jack I would appreciate it, as using the rear one is a bit of an inconvenience.

Answer:Sound plays through both speakers and headphones

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Cpt Dreggs


Like the thread title says, I plug in my headphones and listen to them quite happily but then wait, oh no, the sound is still playing through the speakers! I've had this laptop for over a year now, upgraded to W7 when it came out; this is my first issue with it.

I've had a look at sound in control panel, which lists four options to set as default.
1) Speakers + Redirected Headphones (currently default)
2) Independent (R.T.C.) Headphones 1
3) Independent (R.T.C.) Headphones 2
4) Digital Output Device (SPDIF Out)

I have tried using headphones with all four of these as default. The only way I can get any sound at all is to use the first option.

The laptop has two headphone jacks in the front, as well as a front/back/side set up at the rear of the frame, for external speakers I assume.

Please help!

HP Pavilion HDX9430EA
Windows 7 64-bit

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I tried putting my headphones in one of the rear ports, which has fixed the problem. However, if anyone could offer advice on how to make it work through the front headphone jack I would appreciate it, as using the rear one is a bit of an inconvenience.



Have you tried re-installing the driver?

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When I plug in my headphones, the sound still plays through the speakers! I can hear the sound in the headphones though. I have updated the drivers and set the communication headphones to default but it still didn't work... Please I need help immediately!

I have a HP Pavilion AR5B125 15.6" Laptop with IDT Drivers
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Answer:Sound plays through headphones and built-in speakers

Some sound software has options to mute or not mute the speakers when a headset is plugged in. I don't have IDT so I can't say if or how its managed in IDT. Realtek has an option it its control panel for this.

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The title pretty much says it all. I realize there are other threads out there similar to this, but their solutions either didn't work for me, or the problem wasn't quite the same. My issue is as follows: When I plug my headphones into my laptop (hp dv7t 6c000 quad) audio plays through both the speaker and the headphones, which I don't want. Also, when I check the volume, there are 2 sliders, one for the speakers and one for the headphones. When I check the mixers, almost all programs are under the normal speaker mixer (and they play through the normal speakers), but some (steam being one of them) show up under the headphones mixer. When I move the slider to a new sound volume for the headphones, it makes the little ding sound (through the headphones) and I can hear the test. Disabling my default speakers didn't work, and neither did setting the headphones as default. I uninstalled and reinstalled my drivers. I'm totally at a loss of what to do. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Sound Plays Through Speakers When Headphones Plugged In

Some systems have an Audio Control Panel that allows the option of having the speakers on when you plug in headphones, or to not have speakers on. Check the Control Panel/Hardware and Sound to see if you have this and the option.

For example, I have RealTek audio and in my Realtek HD Audio Manager, I have the option for how I want the headphone jack to operate.

You say you uninstalled and reinstalled the audio drivers, but did you use the HP supplied driver? If not, the HP supplied sound driver is the preferred driver. Non-Vendor drivers in many cases may not work or work correctly.

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My dad bought a L500-21T from saudi arabia, riyadh last year which was supported only on toshiba;s hungary site.
everything is fine except for the sound.

It has the latest versio which is 6.0.1.5904.
tried downloading the latest one from realtek's site but it messed up the audio so i rolled it back

The problem is when I plug any headphone on the jack it plays on the speakers too, It's so annoying.
please help me ASAP.

Answer:Satellite L500-21T - sound plays both on speakers and headphones

Hi

Go to control panel -> Realtek HD audio manager.
There you will find options on the right hand side.
I?m not quite sure the name of these options but there you can disable the speakers when the headphones are connected.

Greets and good luck

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Answer:Sound plays through monitor speakers while headphones are plugged in

Have you tried changing it in control panel sound, or possibly through any sound package that might have been installed with the driver.

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I recently was trying to play music over ventrillo so I was messing with my sound settings and I got them all screwed up and now sound only plays out my normal comp speakers and not my usb headphones, the mic with the headphones works but I know its not a hardware prob since I messed with the settings and caused this...My sound program is Realtek HD audio plz help!

Answer:[SOLVED] Sound plays out comp speakers but not headphones...?

Since they're USB, you may have unknowingly muted them. I had similar issues when the headset I was using was USB..Windows picked it up as an alternate audio source.

So, go to your control panel, then Sounds and Audio Devices. Click the audio tab and change your default playback device to the headset. Once that's done, click the volume button underneath it and make sure it's not muted or turned down all the way.

Once that's checked, before to change your default playback device to the Realtek HD Audio.

If that doesn't work, I'm not sure what to tell you. Since the mic still works, the headset is obviously good..although it IS possible to blow the speakers in the ear pieces..I had that problem with Logitec headsets.

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  Hello , I've had a lot of audio problesms with my laptop once I had updated to Windows 10. My audio has just given up on me. During the starting , my audio jack never used to work. Speakers used to work fine then. Latley my speakers have gone crazy too. Once i power up my laptop ,  the sound works both on my speakers and my headphones clearly. For some time though. After like half an hour , the sound just dies automatically. It doesn't play any sounds including test sounds. Sometime i can't even play a video when there's no output ( Vlc) also a song cannot be played to any of the music players due to sound being off.  I have to restart my laptop every time to get the sound back. And then again the problem continues. I've tried every troubleshooting methods that i've found both on the  laptop and the forums here. My audio driver IDT High Definition audio. All my enhancements were disabled. Beats audio control is also reseted. Updated drivers through HP Support and also 3rd party , none of them worked. Also changed the driver from IDT to High Definition Audio ( Microsoft ) and was set as default. Have tried the default audio quality too, still couldn't fix. Even then the audio troubles contrinued. Although, my microphone works perfectly. I was able to make a skype call and the other person was able to hear me but still i had no sound output. I've never done any changes to the settings since t... Read more

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When I plug my earphones into the port nothing happens, still plays through the speakers.
Is there drivers or something that do this, because I want to redownload it.
I have a Toshiba Satellite A200 PSAF6A.

Answer:Re: Satellite A200 PSAF6A - sound plays through speakers using headphones

Hi

This seems to be a Toshiba Australian notebook series.
You can find it here:
http://www.isd.toshiba.com.au

There you can find the sound driver and the newest BIOS.

But I would recommend checking the sound settings firstly.
I assume this is a Realtek sound chip? in control panel Realtek sound manager you could fund some settings which controls the headphones and speakers.

In playback tab on the right you can find headphone jack? click right in this and check the options which are available.

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Hi! I'm not very good with computers so I need some help with this.
When I plug in my head phones my computer does not register them and keeps playing music on the main speakers, I have checked the Sound in the controlpanel but only the main speakers are listed there.

I have an Acer Aspire computer with Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit.

Please help since I am clueless with this!

Answer:Computer plays sound on main speakers while headphones are plugged in?

Hello Affio and welcome to the forums!

Have you tried unplugging the speakers and plugging the headphones into the jack the speakers were in? See if it recognises them then.

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Good Evening Friends,

I have had this problem for a long while now but essentially I am forced to use a headphone setup for my desktop but would really like to use external speakers instead of this current set up. What is confusing me is that these external speakers worked for a good long while then stopped working suddenly. Furthermore I switched monitors to a HP w2207 and was wondering if that had anything to do with it. I have updated Realtek to the current drivers and the premise remains the same. Any help would be much appreciated.


CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200 2.33GHZ
RAM: 4.00 GB Ram
System Type: 64 bit Operating system Windows 7
GPU: NVIDIA 660 GTX

Answer:Sound Plays in Headphones in front jack but ext speakers do not work

Right click the small speaker in the lower right corner of your task bar. Click Playback devices. Is there a device shown with a green checkmark? Post an image of that window, if you can. (Use Windows Snipping Tool then attach the image using the Paperclip icon in the message text header.)

Forgot to mention: When you plug headphones into the front jack, the default action is to turn off the external speakers so that Windows action is normal.

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When I plug headphones into my Satellite A660-BT2G22 Laptop the sound plays out of the speakers and the headphones.

There has to be a way for me to make the sound play only through the headphones and I would really love that because I am going off to college soon and will have a roommate and I will want to listen to my own music and stuff and not force him to hear my stuff all the time.

Please help?

Answer:Headphones usage on Satellite A660-BT2G22 -sound plays out of the speakers

This notebook model is not known to me but check control panel and option for some audio manager there. On notebooks with Realtek sound card there is ?Realtek HD Audio manager?.
Check all options there, especially small folder symbol placed at the right top side. When you click on it connector settings window will be open. Enable auto popup dialog.
Now, every time when headphones will be connected you can choose ?headphone? as only device you want to use.

Please check it out.

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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'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 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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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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Hi,

Did my first budget pc build and I feel really sick because of a problem!

I've grown tired trying to fix this on my own and i see this as my last resort.
My problem is that when i plug in my headphones to the front panel of my PC, the sound plays out of the speakers still.
What i want is for the speakers to cut out when i plug my headphones in.
Headphones work as on my laptop speakers cut out when i plug in the headphones!

I've gone through forums and stuff and the instructions/help they have does not cover mine.

Here are 4 printscreens of my problem:

Below is the printscreen of the Speaker properties. As you can see, it shows the front and rear port together.

Below is the window i get when i click on the folder icon (connector settings ) on realtek manager:

Below is when i click on the link 'device advanced settings':

Below is when i click on the speaker icon in taskbar and click on 'volume control options':

So many forums/help guides have the disabled rear panel option thing and among other things but i dont have them.
The audio driver i downloaded from the asus website with respect to my mobo.
I've tried to include everything and sorry if i've left anything out.
Will be checking constantly for replies so i can reply back!

Please guys/girls,

Is there a way to fix this? I'm 20 and i've had really crap headaches over this.
My temp fix is to remove my audio cable from the rear lime panel that goes to my monitor speakers.
I beg that you great peo... Read more

Answer:Sounds still plays through speakers when headphones plugged in

sorry for the large images, i should have cropped. sorry

edit: show have done it on first thread sorry, just saw edit button

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I have seen a few posts that are similar to this, but none of them offered solutions and most were not for Win 10, so I figured I would make another. Recently, my audio will come out of my speakers and headphones when headphones are plugged in via the jack. Audio via headphones is incredibly distorted (dialogue completely unintelligable) and will still play through the headphones even when all sound is muted. My headphones are not detected in playback devices (Show disabled devices is enabled) and going to Control Panel>Realtek HD Audio Manager>Device Advanced Settings does not bring up the options for Classic or Multi mode, but instead only displays options for recording devices ("Tie up of input jacks" vs "Separate input jacks"). I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling 2 different audio drivers from Lenovo and tested 3 different headphones that connect via the headphone jack. I have not tried usb headphones, but would like to fix the headphone jack primarily. I hope someone is able to help!

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Everything was working fine until about 9 months ago. I have tried switching settings on realtek and the windows control panel to headphone mode, but no matter what settings are on, my computer fails to mute the speakers when playing through headphones. There are absolutely NO troubleshooting topics on windows or realtek websites about this. Help!

Answer:My Realtek Audio Driver Plays Headphones and Speakers

I think I remember in the realtek settings on my old computer it said something along the lines of "disable front audio when headphone is plugged in" with a check box to toggle on and off.

-- do you see any settings resembling that?
If you have already found the on/off and it does not work, try uninstalling and re-installing the audio drivers and software.

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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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I am have a problem trying to figure out how to stop audio playback through my desktop speakers when my headphones are plugged into the 3.5 mm jack on the left side of my All-In-One Inspiron One 2320 desktop.  I have tried everything in my knowledge of my computers and audio set up.  If someone could help me figure out how to configure the audio so that when I plug in my headphones the audio playback is only streaming through the headphone speakers and not both headphones and the internal desktop speakers simultaneously I would appreciate any input on this situation.  Thank You

GDiLe

Answer:Inspiron One 2320 Audio plays through both headphones and desktop speakers

There should be a RealTek HD Audio Manager on your PC (not sure how it's accessed).  You should be able to reconfigure the jacks with that.  

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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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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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I can't get my sound to stop coming out the PC speaker. With XP, when I plugged in my headphones the PC speaker muted, but now I'm running Ubuntu 7.10 and I can't get it to shut up.

This is a problem mostly because nobody likes my music (c'mon, guys, it's just Vince Guaraldi ).

Would it be advisable to try to remove the speaker entirely? That's what my dad did when my alarm clock kept going off at midnight .

Any ideas are appreciated, thanks!
 

Answer:Sound plays out the PC speaker instead of my headphones.

Hi

I use wondows 2003 os,though i dont have idea on xp i suggest u to
see if there are any settings related to audio in help which helps u to control
sound.......such as minimise and mute or headset or speakers

bie
 

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Hi - new here and hoping someone can give me advice. Have a Dell inspiron laptop and all of a sudden it will only play sound thru the headphones - not the internal speakers (not sure if kids did something or...??) . I am not computer savy - but found where I could run diagnostic at startup and testing the sound - it played just fine with the internal speakers during the test. I have tried all the diagnostic tests that I could find. Is there some type of internal switch that could not be turning on for the internal speakers? Again -don't know much - but can't afford a hefty repair bill. Thanks for any advice I think the computer has sigma tel high def...??

Lindkaye
 

Answer:Laptop plays sound only thru headphones

Hi

i found this on my brothers inspiron 9400, there was a setting in the audio properties that was set, i cant remember it now but i found it by accident, he was running XP by the way.
 

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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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Hey everyone, I've got a problem with my Lenovo IdeaPad Y430 running Vista Ultimate. I had some issues with Vista so I reinstalled it entirely. After doing so, I notice that the headphone jack shows a red light glowing out of it (this may be something unique to IdeaPads?). I plug in headphones, and no sound comes out of them, only out of the speakers. This is despite Vista recognizing headphones are connected. I download a few audio drivers but the problem has persisted. Upon further experimentation, the headphones actually work when used with Windows Media Player, but not on Firefox. Any suggestions?

Answer:Vista recognizes headphones, but no sound plays through them

Have you visited the Lenovo site to ensure that you've got all of the drivers installed?

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Audio was working fine on my laptop, when suddenly the laptop would not play sound through its internal speakers.  If I plug in headphones the audio is fine.  Running Control Panel/Sound shows "Speakers and Dual Headphones - IDT High Definition Audio CODEC" enabled and set as the default device, as well as "Independent Dual Headphones" (enabled but not default), and "SPDIF (Digital Out via HP Dock)" disabled.  What can be wrong?











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Answer:Laptop plays sound through headphones but not through intern...

Cured the problem by uninstalling the CODEC driver, then restarting Windows which then reinstalled it, and now things are ok again.

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Yesterday I installed a new external hard drive - following the installation - my sound no longer played through my television (video is fine, HDMI connection) and sound now comes ONLY through the laptop speakers.

The option for HDMI Audio doesn't appear in the 'sound' menus. I have 'checked' "shoe disabled" and "show disconnected" in those menus.
Basic Specs:

DV7-4060us

Windows 7/64bit

IDT High Definition Audio Codec

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250
AMD M880G with ATI Mobility Radeon 4250

I have tried the following fixes gleaned from other forum posts on similar forum posts:

Uninstalling and reinstalling IDT drivers - didn't work.

HP driver 'recovery manager' to install 'original' IDT audio codecs - didn't work.

Unistalled ATI Video Drivers , and reinstalled them - didn't work

System Restore to a week ago - didn't work.

I use my HD TV as my primary monitor for gaming, so having sound through laptop speakers and not TV is quite annoying.

Perhaps my only solution is another sound card?

Answer:no sound through tv via hdmi, sound plays through laptop speakers (idt

So you're trying to get audio to play on your TV from your laptop? Since you said the video is fine it's obviously not the video drivers. It sounds like the sound output is configured wrong. I don't think it would be labeled as HDMI. HDMI is just DVI with HD Audio. Try altering your sound settings to see what you can get.

Audio is a very difficult thing to diagnose and fix.

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   when playing sound through laptop speakers the sound fades in and out constantly, but works fine when headphones are plugged in. 

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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 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 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 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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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 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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Windows 8.1 64-bit
Realtek High Definition Audio
Motherboard: B85-G41 PC Mate(MS-7850)
Speakers: Logitech X-530

The set includes 4 speakers ( two front and two back), Center, and Subwoofer.

I'm not using the two back speakers.

In the RealTek Audio manager's sound test, I hear sound from the front left, front right, center, and subwoofer.

Under enhancements I have speaker fill checked.

When I play any music from YouTube, iTunes, Spotify, I'm only hearing the sound from the front left, front right and subwoofer. For some reason it will not use the center. Should I hear sound from the center?

Answer:Sound Test Plays All Speakers Music Won't

Another quick thing about this. When I play something from YouTube and it has an advertisement, the sound in the advertisement plays from the center speaker! Isn't that a kick in the pants! Any windows sounds, like new e-mail notification, plays from center speaker. Seems isolated to only music.

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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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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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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
 

Answer:speakers and headphones working at the same time

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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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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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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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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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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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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
 

Answer:Speakers and headphones working at the same time

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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?
 

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Okay, hopefully someone can help me clear up this issue. I got some new speakers, hooked them up and realized there was no sound coming from the right speaker (the speaker you could hear that it was okay though! and the click or sound of the chord plugged in) and then it also has the control for the volume on it.....so physically there is nothing wrong..however, with allt he balances the same on my computer and even with the orginal speakers, I am getting NO SOUND from the right one and it's all coming out of the left.
Any help much appreciated!
 

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Hi all,Since about a moth,i've got lenovo thinkpad R500, there's a problem with sound, sometimes,couple of times per week, for example after waking up from hibernation there's no sound from speakers! and there's only from headphones but usually this sound from headphones is like in slow motion, really bad quality, like sb would scratch vinyl record :-) I've checked everything,nothing is mute, the audio devices, codecs etcI hope this is not hardware issue, but I suppose it is... br,Jacek

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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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I know many people here have the same problem but till now I have not found any solution.
My soundcard is a Realtek. After reinstalling Windows 7 I have no sound out from my headphones while I have some from my speakers.

As soon as I connect the headphones, the Realtek manager appears and I choose headphone but if I press the "Test" button there is no sound and no sound if I play music.
Any des/re-installation of the drivers does not fix.

I have to mention that my headphones work perfectly with Ubuntu. So the jack entry is good.
In "Playback devices" from the sound control icon, the "Speakers" entry has "Set default" in grey.

Thanks a lot for any help.

Regards.

Answer:Satellite C660 - No sound from headphones but sound from speakers - Win7

> As soon as I connect the headphones, the Realtek manager appears and I choose headphone but if I press the "Test" button there is no sound and no sound if I play music.

Go to Control Panel -> Realtek HD audio manager

Here you should see the tab ?speakers?. Click on the yellow folder sign in the right upper corner.
Ensure that the option ?disable front panel jack detection? is NOT checked.
Furthermore check the option at the bottom called ?Enable auto popup dialog???
[Realtek HD audio manager screenshot|https://itpendium.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/14-realtek-hd-audio-manager-big.jpg]

By the way: in control panel -> sound -> playback tab click right and mark the two options ?show disabled devices?, ?show hidden devices??
Now you should also see the headphones jack. In case it was disabled, you could make it active.

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I have a toshiba a205-s5800, it is just out of warranty. all of a sudden the sound has stopped working. I have reinstalled the sound driver, still no luck.
 

Answer:No sound played trough speakers but sound works from headphones

If you are not able to listening any sound even error beep, then it seems hardware fault inside your system.
It may speaker goes faulty. You should consult your computer hardware vendor.
 

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I have a problem with audio on system speakers Inspiron 13 5368 2-in-1. I have exhausted all my ideas.
The audio is fine through plugged in headset but through system speakers it starts loud and fades away to very faint audio coming from two speakers.Could this be some type of Auto volume control? This problem exists with ITunes with local media, DIRECTV, Slacker, YouTube.
This has existed through several W10 upgrades. I am on the latest W10. No updates available. I have used Dell Auto Update and verified through the website no other drivers are missing or outdated 
With the deal Audio I restored to default, disabled equalizer, audio and microphone enhancement. No luck
I have removed audio devices from device manager rebooted to same results. Any other ideas?

Answer:Fading sound on system speakers but sound is fine on headphones

djjmj wrote: " I have used Dell Auto Update "

Dell Auto Update you're referring to is Dell Support Assist? If no, I suggest you diagnose Audio with Dell Support Assist. Most Dell systems have Support Assist pre-installed. You can check by typing Support Assist onto [Cortana] search box or right click windows logo and then click on 'Programs & Features'. If Support Assist isn't installed on system then I suggest you click on the link below and stroll down to 'Download Now'.
www.dell.com/.../supportassist-pcs-tablets

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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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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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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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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.
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
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
Hard Drives: C: Total - 305234 MB, Free - 273953 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0GD366
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled
 

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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Why would speakers sound scratchy, but headphones and external cabled speakers sound OK? I have a Dell Studio 15 (1555) running windows 7 Professional.

236GB used, 214GB free space
Intel P8700 2.53 GHz Processor
64 bit OS
4GB memory

The built-in speakers used to sound good but now they are too scratchy to understand. However the headset sound is good. According to the Dell Support Assist utility, the sound card is "ATI high Definition Audio Device" and "IDT High Definition Audio CODEC."
Microphone test -- earphone playback is OK, on-board speaker terrible.

Answer:Why would on-board speakers sound scratchy but headphones sound OK?

You Dell Studio 1555 laptop uses IDT HD audio driver for the built in laptop speakers.
The ATI HD audio driver is only used if an HDMI connection to an HDMI monitor (with an HDMI audio/video cable) is used.

possibly a driver conflict with IDT audio, built-in speakers may be malfunctioning or dirty (gotta have them repaired if it's a hardware problem and not a software problem). just listing the possible causes for the scratchy sound.

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Yesterday my audio worked fine on both my speakers on my laptop (Dell Inspiron/N5110) and headphones. Then all of a sudden they stopped working. I have made sure that all the volumes are not muted. I did a troubleshoot on playing audio and it said low audio device volume detected, but when I increase the volume, nothing happens. Any one have any suggestions?

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New Dell Optiplex 980 Win. 7 64 bit (SSD) and having diffy with my computer speakers and playing the onboard / internal speaker that both play at the same time. 
.I've updated the Realtek High Definition driver and believe system is up to date on everything else. Would this be a matter of just disabling the onboard speaker?

Thanks.

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Hi,

I have the Dell XPS 8300 with the onboard Realtek HD Audio.

I can't get any sound from speakers/headphones using any of the ports at the back and the front audio jack.

The speakers are fine as I have tested them on my mobile.

I have the latest drivers installed. Sound is working fine though HDMI on my TV but i'm guessing that's using my graphics card.

I have headphones/speaker selected in sound manager. Also realtek sound manager is detecting that my speakers are connected to the audio jacks at the back and front but still no sound.

In sound manager I can see the green bar moving up/down for Speakers/Headphones.

Could the sound chip on motherboard be fried?
Thanks for you help.

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ok, so i play MMO's and i want my Ventrillo to come through my headphones through the front jack's, and i want all my other sounds to come through my speakers. i cannot figure out how to get it to work like that. i had it no problem with XP but i just went to windows 7 ultimate last night.

Answer:want different sound through speakers and headphones.

anyone please?

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Hi,

I have the following problem with new Compaq 515 with Windows 7: when headphones are connected to the headphone jack, the laptop speakers will not disable and headphones or external speakers woun't work.

The laptop recognizes headphones (test sounds are coming through) and they can be used for communications, e.g. Skype. The laptop has IDT High Definition Audio CODEC driver's latest version.

Strangely, it is not possible to switch headphones as default device in control panel -> sound. The laptop has following options: Speakers/HP as default device and Headphones (RTC) appear as "Default Communications Device" when selected as default device. I'm not sure this is the problem but it seems strange enough.

Any suggestions? Thanks!

Answer:Sound from speakers rather than headphones

Hi, i have the same problem with my latop, do you have a solution?

Thanks you,

Best Regards...

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Small problem. My gf has a Vaio laptop and everytime we plug headphones into the jack we no longer get sound out of the speakers. we still get sound out of the headphones just not the speakers. She found a setting once that was set to headphones only and she changed it back to speakers and they worked again but now she doesnt know where that setting is anymore. Im alot more comfortable on a desktop and have never seen this setting and i have gone through just bout everything in audio settings but still have not found this. TY in advance to anyone who can help.
 

Answer:Sound from headphones not speakers

do you have the make and model
from this site you can get a manual - it may tell you there
http://support.vaio.sony.co.uk/manu...voe_en_GB_cons&category=0&serie=VGN-BX&m=2265
 

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This problem is not new, I have had it for several months now. On my 5 year old Dell Inspiron E1505 I have sound through my speakers but not through any headphones, I tried 3 sets of headphones in all 4 USB ports and in the pin type jack, nothing. I tried everything I know of by downloading the latest Sigma Tel Driver from Dell, going into properties, disable, then enable after reboot, select headphones over laptop speakers, etc.

Anytime I would plug my headphones in, it would automatically switch over but it just stopped all of a sudden. However I do have a conflict in my Device Manager under Network Adapters called Other Devices with a yellow question mark with a file name underneath called BCM2045 with a yellow question mark that I disabled. This showed up shortly after my headphone problem started, not sure that would have anything to do with my headphones but it seems odd.

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Hi,

I have the Dell XPS 8300 with the onboard Realtek HD Audio.

I can't get any sound from speakers/headphones using any of the ports at the back and the front audio jack.

The speakers are fine as I have tested them on my mobile.

I have the latest drivers installed. Sound is working fine though HDMI on my TV but i'm guessing that's using my graphics card.

I have headphones/speaker selected in sound manager. Also realtek sound manager is detecting that my speakers are connected to the audio jacks at the back and front but still no sound.

In sound manager I can see the green bar moving up/down for Speakers/Headphones.

Could the sound chip on motherboard be fried?
Thanks for you help.

Answer:No sound from speakers/headphones

If you are using HDMI (or have an HDMI cable connected to the PC) Windows automatically sets that as the Default Audio Playback Device. In that case you must manually change the Default Audio Playback Device to "Speakers" (Realtek).

RIGHT click on the Start "windows" icon in the lower Left and then select Control Panel. In the Control Panel, click on Hardware and Sound and finally the Sound Panel. You can set the default playback device in the Sound Panel/Playback section.

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I have a Dell Inspiron E1505 Laptop. One day out of nowhere, my speakers stopped working. If I plug in my headphones, ii works fine. In device manager, it says device is working properly. I even ordered a new set of speakers from Dell and it still wont work. I searched everywhere. PLEASE HELP! Im over this!

Answer:No sound from speakers, headphones ok

Hi there!

I am glad that you are using Bleeping Computer as your help today!

Do you currently have an audio type named "Sigmatel"?

After you tell me this, we can diagnose the issue!

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I was able to here sound through my speakers a few minutes ago but since I restarted my computer i am ONLY able to here sound through my headphones.

Plz any advice would be great to why this may be.

David
 

Answer:No Sound through speakers but through headphones

it's HEAR, not "here" (location) for audio.

If your headphones work, the problem is NOT with your computer.
Do you have digital speakers?
 

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HelloYesterday I lost all sound to my laptop.  No sound from speakers.  I plugged headphones in and not a peep.  I have powered down the computer and restarted.   I have read through the troubleshooting section here and elsewhere.  I have checked that the speaker is selected as the playback device.  I have checked in the device manager that there are no warnings of issues noted there.  Every where I can think to look says that the device should be working.  But when I try to do a "test" sound, I get a failed message.  Or in the case of windows sounds, nothing happens.  Any help would be appreciated.  I have a U530 Touch, Model 20289, Windows 8.1.

Answer:No Sound from Speakers or Headphones HELP

hi huntersupply,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
 
Have you tried Uninstalling the Sound driver From device Manager under Sound and Gaming Controller 
    (Make sure to place a check under delete driver software for this device) 
 
Then Reinstall the driver using this
 Realtek Audio Driver for 64-bit Windows
 
 
 
 
Hope this helps
Cheers!
 





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Hi,I seem to have symptoms which are pretty common but am unable to find a cure which works! So am hoping someone can pick this up and help me to resolve.When I turn on my pc it all seems to start-up ok but It looses audio and will not play any sounds out of the speakers (which are in built into the monitor) or the USB headphones (Plantronics Audio 500).Having looked at various help sites I have learnt to run the Services.msc command and look at the Windows Audio status in Services. When I first look at this, after starting the PC, it shows that the startup type is 'automatic' but the service status is 'stopped'. Also when I look at the Sounds and Audio Device Properties it shows that both audio and voice default devices are listed as 'Modem #0 Line Playback' with no other options available (i.e. USB Audio Device - Plantronics Audio 500 or Avance AC'97 Audio for VIA ® Audio Controller).When I click on Service Status 'Start' in the Windows Audio Status, the Service Status changes to 'Started' and the audio and voice default devices in properties, change to 'USB Audio Device'.This is about as far as I've got but, even though the audio status tells me the default device is the USB, I still cannot hear anything and, when I restart the computer, it goes back to no audio devices being detected/selected.I'm a reasonable novice where PCs are concerned so apologise if this is either confusing or lacks the correct info. I have run HJT and have added the results below, apart fro... Read more

Answer:No Sound From Speakers Or Headphones

I do realise that the people who offer advice on this forum are extremely busy but I would really appreciate some guidence on this most frustrating problem I have with sound.
Cheers.

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