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Sound coming from both headphone & speaker but headphone is not detect

Question: Sound coming from both headphone & speaker but headphone is not detect

I have Lenovo 3000 Y410 laptop having Windows 7 Home Premium installed on it. Realtek HD Audio latest driver is installed. But from the last 3 days, when I connect headphone through laptop, following things happen : -
1) Headphone connected popup doesn't show up.
2) Mic of Headphone connected pop shows up.

3) When I play video, sound coming from both headphone & laptop speakers.
4) When I mute sound by muting sound icon in taskbar, sound then comes only from headphone.

What I have tried?
1) Installed new Realtek HD Audio Manager.
2) Installed OS again.
3) Tried to change settings in Realtek Hd Audio Manager. But Nothing changes.

When I input headphone & mic jacks into laptop, & then check Realtek HD Audio Manager. The following image shows this : -

The green in realtek hd audio manager is for headphone & red is for mic. In the image, it is shown that headphone not connected & mic connected. But even headphone not connected shows up, sound coming form headphone.

I want to get sound from only headphone when headphone is connected. Is this a hardware problem ?

Please help....

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Answer: Sound coming from both headphone & speaker but headphone is not detect

My Realtek HD Audio Manager has more options than yours.

Also, I notice you only have the microphone in the Recording Section of the Sound Panel. RIGHT click in an empty space in that Panel and then LEFT click Show Disabled and Disconnected devices. The Stereo Mix should be shown and you can enable that and make it the default Recording device.

Where did you get the RealTek driver that you installed? If you are not using the Lenovo supplied sound driver, get that and install it as a first step. I have a Lenovo Laptop and it has Stereo Mix and other functions. I haven't looked at the RealTek HD manager so I'm not sure what all it shows.

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hi, i am facing a problem from a month that whenever i put headphone sound came from both internal speaker and headphone  i have the latest idt driver but nothing works also if I put HDMI cable there also same problem ...plz help mee and my enhanchment tab also gone...

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Hi all,

When I plug in my headphones, my laptop's built-in speaker continues to have sounds coming out from it. Is there a way to work around this?

Answer:Sound coming out from speaker and headphone at the same time.

What audio do you have?

If Realtek, for example, go into Windows Control Panel and look for Realtek Control Panel. There are various settings that can be changed.

Regards. . .



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Hi guys, sound is still coming from my laptop speaker despite headphone was plugged in after reformat.
Attached a screenshot of my default playback settings

Answer:Sound is still coming from the speaker despite headphone was plugged

I see you only have the generic, basic function, Windows installed "High Definition Audio Codec" and not the correct sound driver.

The first step is to get and install the correct sound driver.
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Hi again. I just had sound issues resolved last week but I'm here again for my computer...and it involves the sound.

Here are my computer's details:

computer is HP COMPAQ dc7100 SFF
Win XP Professional - 64bit
Service Pack 2
Version 2003

Sound did reinstall but now, we can't get the sound to play out of one area. If I plug in the headphones, sound should only go to the headphones but it doesn't. Can someone tell me know to get this straight?

thanks again...


Answer:sound coming out of headphone and computer's speaker!

Open the audio manager, look for the advanced settings option then check the option to mute the rear output device when the front headphone is plugged in.

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When I connect my headphone to my laptop the audio is coming from the both laptop speaker and headphone.

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Hello,Recently, right after I updated my Desktop to Windows 10 x64 edition, I noticed that the audio would come out of both the speakers and my headphones, and gradually start to only come out of the speakers. I've tried playing through several different headphones, but they did not work either, and tried both front and rear jacks. Even after restarting, I would fnd myself with the exact same problem a few seconds later. The audio is completely fine when only on speaker, though.

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Since few month, I got strange sound coming out of the speaker. Since I don't listen too much music, I did not look to resolve the problem

The noise is always present, but I could hear glitching when i play with my mouse wheel.
When mouse is dragged travel trough some pages, I could hear clicking sound in the back.

I did try to turn off every device that interface with the sound, no luck.

My PC board is an old Asus P5B with the sound controller

Any idea where I could start to the noise?


Answer:Strange noise , glitch, crack coming out of speaker / headphone


Good day.

Have you try to contact the re-seller of the headphone? I think there is no conflict with the PC board and headphone.

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Hello Guys, had this problem while,tried many of the solutions to resolve and failed,finally reset the system to factory settings thinking things will be back to normal,but still it exists!!

*Asus g74sx- windows 7 ultimate,Realtek Hd audio.

Just saw the new Realtek Hd audio driver release ,not updated yet,awaiting for your kind advise and suggestion.thanks.

Answer:Audio coming from both Headphone and Speakers when headphone used!!

thought here; have you checked all the settings to make sure the proper headphone/speaker settings are checked/unchecked?. i would consider updating to that newest driver. If it does not solve the issue you should be able to restore it back to the previous restore point which should undo the driver update.

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HI I am facing audio problem for the last few months. when i install window 7 its automatically install audio driver which plays built in laptop speaker but exteranl headphone/microphone do not play sound. Same like this if i install given audio driver of hp probook 6550b which is sp48147 then headphone play sound but spearkers do not. I have installed windows many times to solve this issue but still this problem is existing. Please help in resolving this issue

Answer:Laptop speaker play sound but external headphone or speaker ...

Hi, Please try to enable it using the following steps (a) Right click the speaker icon,(b) Click Playback devices.(c) Right click External speakers (or similar) ,              (d) Click Enable,(e) Click Apply/Ok Regards.

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So here's my story:

I decided to see if I could listen to music directly from my sound card instead of my speakers. I unplugged the speakers, plugged in my headphones. No go. So I plugged my speakers back in and then I couldn't hear any sounds from it. So I restarted my computer. This half-fixed the problem.

Now I only have sound from my left headphone/speaker. I have checked all the balances and they are normal. I do not blast my music.

I would be very thankful if someone could help me with this problem. Thanks.

Answer:Sound Gone From Right Speaker/Headphone

Welcome to TSG....

switching the speakers to the headphones could have caused a mismatch with the sound card circuitry since the resistance or impedance of the devices is greatly different and could have possibly made one or both sides not work. I would suggest turning-off the computer for a few hours and then plug the speakers back in and reboot it might be that just letting the circuitry cool off will fix it. If it still does the same thing I would have somebody look at it who is qualified to fix this type of circuitry.

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I have windows xp and no sound is coming from the right headphone or right speaker, I've checked volume setting sounds and audio says everything is working no mute except on microphone but nothing is fixing the problem.

Answer:no sound from right headphone & speaker?

Have you checked, whether the balance of the sound in the mixer is set to middle position?Click Here on HowTo ask good Question to get best HelpLet us know, if the problem is solved !!!

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I just recently encountered a problem with the sound on my desktop computer. As the title says, audio out of the right speaker or headphone is barely audible. It happened after returning back from school so there was probably some shaking of the computer during transit, I'm assuming this would have something to do with it. I'm fairly certain it's hardware related.

I've checked every audio setting that I'm aware of (driver software, Windows configuration, looked at the sound device properties in Windows hardware window) and can't find any reason for the low sound. All of the audio is balanced, Windows says the device is working properly, none of the configuration utilities indicate any sort of problem with the device. I've even tried playing with every setting I could fine, to see what effect it may have on the problem. Nothing really affects the problem in any way. I have also tried reinstalling the drivers.

I also have a front panel sound port that I can and have been using that works perfectly fine, though.

Here is my motherboard:

The audio specifications according to that site are:

Realtek ALC888 codec
High Definition Audio
Support for S/PDIF In/Out
Support for CD In
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Hi Guys,
Facing a weird problem for a long time (3 months or more but got chance to google it today). Its a dell studio 1555 with IDT High Definition Audio Codec with windows 7 x64 Ultimate OS. I had to give a clean OS after a fatal crash and sound is giving a weird problem from then. No sound through my speaker;only through headphones. If I remove headphone then IDT setup options pop ups and I cant' work until headphone is there....

Downloaded the latest driver from dell's recommended site and still not good...
tried to uninstall and restricting the auto installation by windows from "gpedit.msc" and manual installation through the latest driver..yet nothing happened...
growing Mad...I know it is drivers problem but can't fix me plz...

BTW: Systeminfo.exe shows two sound card
1) IDT
IDT High Definition Audio CODEC

2) Microsoft
High Definition Audio Device

Please help me out...please please...

Answer:No sound in speaker but in Headphone for IDT Codec

On a Dell you need to use the Dell supplied sound driver for proper operation. Delete the "Microsoft" which was apparently installed when you installed Windows. Go to the Device Manager and uninstall the Microsoft, just leaving you the Dell. Uninstall the Microsoft and then restart the PC and see if it gets corrected. Make sure your IDT sound card "Speakers" are set as the Default Playback device in the Sound Panel.

Why did you do a manual reinstall? There is a Dell recovery partition on the hard drive (or at least was when it was new), accessed by F8 at POST that would have restored everything to the original factory condition (and no discs or driver downloads needed). That is the best way to reinstall.

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No sound when I pluged in my headset or speakers.can you help me?

Answer:Aspire One E14 Speaker/Headphone - No sound when h...

Hi,Go to Acer download site and download the original Sound driver(even if it's old) and install.

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I just bought a new PC which has AC97 sound drivers (S755MAX Motherboard). All the mixers are fine and I have tested all the my headphones, seems like there is no right side sound signal.

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.



Answer:Sound from left speaker (headphone) only!

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Suddenly, out of the blue, plugging in my headphones or external speakers no longer automatically mutes my laptop's internal speakers. I guess it could be a problem with the headphone socket/jack, but sending it in for this would be a pain. Is there any way simply to disable the laptop speakers without having to open the laptop? I use the external speakers or headphones for sound anyway, so that would do fine as a solution. Any ideas anyone?

System info:

BIOS flashed, chip set and audio drivers updated to latest versions already.

Acer Aspire 1350

Realtek AC'97 audio


Answer:Simultaneous headphone and speaker sound

Welcome to TechSpot

Looks like either the jack has gone on the blink (unlikely), or one of its wires has come undone.
Either you open the laptop yourself and fix it by resoldering or replacing the jack one way or another, or send it in.
If it is still under warranty, the last would be your best bet. If not, it is cheaper to do a bit of DIY.

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Answer:Both Speakers and Headphone play sound when headphone is plugged into Jack

Dear AlvinLee
Welcome in lenovo community
Method A:
1.  Go to the Control Panel by right click the bottom left corner in "Desktop" mode.
2.  Search for "Realtek HD Audio Manager".
3.  Set the headphone as communication device (see image below).
Also please let me know if you can hear also the sound from the headphone itself

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I just purchased a new notebook, and I have a bit of a problem. When I plug headphones into the side headphone jack, the sound quality is downright terrible. Very shortly I noticed that it didn't sound as good/decent as my older notebook.
The speakers seem to sound fine, well you know - as good as laptops can sound. 
Right now I have two notebooks side by side: 
a friends Samsung Series 3 (NP300E5C), with Windows 8 (upgraded from W7) / Microsoft High Definition audio
my Toshiba L50 Windows 8 / Realteck High Definition
I dont have my older notebook anymore, but I do remember it sounding better. Comparing this Toshiba to the Samsung (both sitting on the desk side-by-side), the Toshiba sounds a little better through the speakers, but there is no comparison with the headphone - The Samsung is pretty decent while the Toshiba makes me cry. 
Now granted, I'm not expecting a symphony, but if I cant solve this I'm going to have to sell the Toshiba.
I've tried uninstalling Realtek, but I couldn't get the sound to work.
Re-installing Realtek solved nothing
One thing I noticed, there is no 'headphone' icon in the device manager (Control Panel > Hardware & Sound > Sound / or simply right click the audio icon in the taskbar). Are the headphones not high definition or something?
screen capture:
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Answer:Unacceptable headphone jack sound quality - no headphone icon

Well, I just went to Realtek's official website and installed their audio driver - still no luck.

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No sound on my laptop's built-in speakers and headphone on Tecra A8 series, even while booting the system sound is not there. while u connect headphone and speakers thru USB port it works. All other operations r normal.

My laptop runs on windows xp sp2, all drivers are installed, even I tried reinstalling the sound drivers(realtek) from toshiba website, doesn't help. please can anyone help in this regard.


Answer:Tecra A8 No Sound on internal speakers & headphone but USB headphone works

Did you downgrade to XP or upgrade to Vista? Mute can get stuck if an OS has been changed.

Go into the Windows Volume Control, then click MUTE. Click MUTE again to unmute.

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Answer:Sound only coming out of left headphone

The first thing to try is a different set...Those wires are so small that I'm surprised that they last as long as they do...Just borrow a friend's for a test..

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Answer:Y400 - sound only coming out of one headphone

When listening to your headphones, try playing with the port and see if that makes any difference?  If nothing changes then it's unlikely a hardware issue, so try the following: Go to Device ManagerGo to Sound, video and game controllersRight click on the audio driver you are trying to use and click update driver software. Hope this helps! 

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Answer:Gateway laptop has no sound from Speaker but it has from headphone

The headphones that work.... they aren't USB ones are they?

Can you check in DEVICE MANAGER to see if your soundcard is listed there and if it has a driver loaded for it?

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Answer:No Sound from my laptop speaker but Headphone works....

Hi, Can you post back with the full Model No. and Product No. of your notebook - see Here for a guide on locating this information. Regards, DP-K

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Ok, so been using a dell XPS 13 2015 edition for about a month now.
An hour ago I tried playing some music and it wasn't playing. This led me to clicking the volume icon in the system tray and the following popped up: . Sometimes the "looking for errors" screen turns up instead, and it find something along the lines of "driver malfunctioning". I don't know the specific drivers for my sound card. Anyone suggesting something?

Answer:No sound: plug in the speaker, headset, or headphone

Open device manager, right click on the audio device, click uninstall, tick the box to remove drivers. Let that uninstall.

Download and install this driver: Dell XPS 13 2015 Audio Driver (Win 8.1 x64)

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Answer:G51-35 - Is it possible to separate speaker and headphone sound? Lenovo G51-35

Hi Zaker_Choudhury
Welcome to the Community Forums
If you have Realtek HD Audio Manager Go into your realtek audio manager similar to this link. If there isn't an icon in the bottom right, go to control panel, hardware and sound, realtek hd audio manager. In the top right there is a "device advanced settings" where you can select to make your outputs as 2 different streams 
Then you may just adjust volume on each.
Another option within windows under playbackChoose properties Listen and Level tabs to change.  
Software tools can also be helpful similar to Virtual Audio Cable . 
Physical modifications via splitter audio jack to USB  is also an option.  
Update us how it goes for you. 

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My Dell Studio 540 has lost its output to attached speakers.  I cannot tell if the problem is caused by upgrade to Win 10 or if I have experienced a coincidental motherboard failure.  I have tried a number of fixes that include uininstalling drivers, roll back drivers, and even installing the original Vista drivers that I have from the original system disks.  Nothing works. 
I do notice, by looking at the sound panel, the HDMI output seems to be operating because I can see where it indicates sound when playing some music.  However, I cannot get speakers or headphone input to work.  Even though I try the speaker plugs in any of the inputs, the sound panel still shows unconnected speakers or headphones.  
So, how do I get the system to recognize that speakers have been plugged in?  Is there another driver that I can use.  To date I have tried a number of Realtek driver and configurations, to no avail

Answer:Dell Studio 540 no Speaker or Headphone Sound - Win 10

Apologies for missing your post. The Studio 540 was never validated for Windows 10.

My advice is to disable the integrated Realtek HD audio in the Bios- Advanced- Integrated Peripherals. Then install a current PCIe x1 sound card in one of the PCIe x1 slots on the motherboard. A current sound card will provide Windows 10 drivers.

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If speakers are on, when plugging in headphone, headphones won't work unless I go into the control panel playback settings and change the headphones to "Default".  Then to go back to Speakers when the headphones are removed, the procedure is reversed to set the speakers to "Default".  in the playback panel the option for speaker shows "speakers" not the typical "speakers/headphone".  The option for headphone is "headphone" which is correct. Is it true that the device wanted has to be selected as default each time??  I find this strange and very inconvenient.  Typically the option for speaker would show both "speaker/headphone" so that when plugging or unplugging headphones you can go back and forth between speakers and headphone.  In this situation with just "Speakers" listed that is not possible.  Anyone else with this problem. When chosen as default, each device works properly.  Using Windows 10.  Everything else seems ok.


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Answer:Aspire One Speaker/Headphone - No sound when headp...

have you tried uninstalling your audio device from the device manager and rebooting? I know its sounds counter productive, but often times when you uninstall something, then the system recognizes that you have a device installed, it re-installs the factorty default drivers for theat device and Voila!! it somehow works. A bit nutty in how I described it but try it, simply right click your audio device fromt he device manager and select uninstall, it will give you a prompt window with something like "You are about to uninstall Yada, Yada Yasda" but follow through and then reboot. I have fixed udio issues in this manner before. Dont forget to reboot.

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Windows 7 - 64 bit - PC: Has front headphones & mic jack and rear 6 speaker jacks.

I have been fiddling with this for the passed 3 hours, no luck.

I do know its's not a hardware issue. I have tried multiple jacks, all same issue, the headset works fine in other devices, no lose wires or anything such. No bad jacks.
I have also tried updating the realtek drivers, uninstalling them, rebooting, reinstalling. Disabling all other drivers, etc.
Also in realtek audio manager I have tried it with every setting checked and unchecked, nothing works.

I have a brand new 7.1 surround monoprice headset. My headset will play fine if I plug it directly into any audio jack, and configure it, but this is not true surround. When I connect the headset into the inline DAC/Decoder box(to get true surround), and then the PC, I lose audio in the right headphone. Also, the realtek audio manager reads my 7.1 headphones as 7.1 speakers.

The only thing I've came close to fixing it is rolling back to the original drivers, but then under the sound menu the configure button is greyed out and won't let me switch from stereo to surround.

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Answer:Computer only plays sound through one speaker/headphone.

Ok, free case of cheap beer to whoever can provide the solution.

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no sound from my laptop speakers but headphone works. I have been reading so many forums in online to solve this problem but i couldn't solve this one. Someone help me to solve this one please. I am using hp pavilion "notebook-15-ab216tx with windows10 64bit"

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One of the PC's i have to support only has Audio working through the head phone jack on the front of the case and not through the PC speaker when no headphone's are connected.  I have checked the PC speaker connection \ the PC speaker it's self and both are working.  Any suggestions. ? Thanks.

Answer:No sound from PC speaker, only headphone jack ( 8811-EWM )

Open the speaker control panel to make sure nothing is muted and volume is turned up

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Sound is coming out of speakers and only the left headphone simultaneously. I already tried headphones on other devices and they work perfectly. Same thing happens with every headphone I use on the notebook. Still can't tell which is the problem, is it a hardware thing or maybe a software setting issue? This happened right after an update of windows 10, I've searched online for similar cases but haven't been lucky. I would really appreaciate any help.
Thanks in advanced!
ps: sorry if there are some miss spellings, I´m doing my best :)

Answer:Sound from speaker and left headphone at same time

Right-click the sound icon in the taskbar (bottom right) and select Playback Devices from the context menu.
Select the current playback device in use and by default it should be the speakers. change to headpones click OK
then change back to speakers.
see if that makes a difference

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I have an HP laptop running 8.1. I did update my computer or I restarted after an automatic update but no sound comes from speakers or head phone jacks. I have checked my drivers and they are working. My sound is not on mute.
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Answer:No sound coming from laptop from speakers or headphone jac

Control panel > Sound, are Speakers selected as default sound output ? Often HDMI would take precedence.

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no soung coming through headphone jack even though it is detected by the system..

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Hi I have 13-d029tu 2 units the both one have same problem.1. Left speaker have buzzing example Play Windows Background sound  on 80% or upper volume2. Then I plug headphone buzzing noise example play Stereo on 30% or upper volume I just open case on HP Thailand Refence case number 4778420275The HP Technical1. change mainboard2. change Left speaker3. Reinstall Windows and update Audio driver But the problem is still not resolved.

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No sound from speaker but headphones works well

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I am using Dell Inspiron 15R N5010 laptop. Yesterday, I made several updates (Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit updates, upgrade to K-Lite Mega Codec Pack 7.8.4 and K-Lite Codec Pack 5.3.0-64bit, upgrade to Avira Free Antivirus 2012 and so forth...). After that, when I play sounds and plug my headphone, the sounds keep playing through BOTH headphone and speaker.
This is extremely annoyed me because I have to work in the library, lab and class room with my laptop usually and I can't listen to music while studying with this problem.
Do anyone know how to fix this issue?
Thanks in advance.

Answer:How to stop play sound via both Headphone and Speaker [Urgent]

Did you install a different sound driver? You must use the Dell supplied sound driver for proper operation.

Here is the Dell IDT driver. Reinstall it and see if that corrects it.
Drivers and Downloads

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Answer:No Speaker Sound, Headphone works, Windows 7, X200t

Did you make any changes to the laptop right before it quit working? Add or remove any programs? Did the laptop get dropped, jolted or banged?  

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Lenovo P50sAt work I am using USB headphones.Returning back home, I am plugging my 3.5" headphones and the sound is coming from the speakers.If I plug my USB headphone they work, but I want to use my headphones.If I reboot , the problem is resolved .. till I use the USB headphones again.I noticed that under "playback devices" no entries are listed when the issue is happening.I have the latest drivers and tried uninstalling realtek drivers and reinstalling.

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No Sound From Speaker Or Headphone, Realtek ALC665 AC'97 -Windows 7 64-BIT

Hello everyone.

i have problem with my onboard sound card, i can't hear any sound from speaker or headphone,
i have in the back panel 3 jack, (i don't have front audio panel)
1 Blue - Line In
2 Green - Line Out/Headphone
3 Orange - Microphone
i try all the 3 jacks and nothing it's working.

when i install the windows, windows update install the realtek drivers from microsoft update, no sound from speaker or headphone.
i install the realtek driver from realtek website, still no sound from speaker or headphone.
AC97 Audio Codecs, version number is 6305, file named
the AC97 Audio Configuration utility (sound manager) in the system notification area of the taskbar Does not display.

in the sound properties (playback) the speaker icon is show and when i paly music the green bar are bouncing but no sound from speaker or headphone, and when I click on speaker properties there is no information about the "jack informaion" (green jack).

in the sound properties (recording) the are microphone icon, cd player icon, line in icon, aux icon, mono icon, phone line icon, setero mix icon, but when i plug the headphone with microphone the mic green bar not bouncing.

I have tried all kinds drivers and nothing works,
I have tried all kinds solutions,
I have tried the solutions "Windows 7 - Realtek HD Changing Jack output reassignments ( FIX )" not working.
Realtek HD Chang... Read more

Answer:No Sound From Speaker Or Headphone, Realtek ALC665 AC'97 -Windows 7 64

It could be that the ALC665 uses the Realtek HD driver and not the AC'97, which you can find links to the latest version here,

Latest Realtek HD Audio Driver Version

if you haven't tried it yet.

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My name is Anbu, I am using Portege R700 Series. I am facing a strange problem

When i am using head phone for listening (I am plugging only speaker pin - Green colour), it works properly i.e i am hearing sound from head phone only.

If I *plug both Mic & speaker pin* of the headphone (Both Red & green colour pin) into the respective slots, both *laptop speaker and headphone speaker makes sound.* Ideally only +head phone should work, not laptop speaker+

Help me in finding the what is the problem behind this & how to resolve


Answer:Both Portege R700 speaker and Headphone makes sound

Is the Mic a Mono or Stereo Mic?

Do the headphones have a Mic built in?

Have you tried updating or reinstalling the Sound Driver from the Toshiba website?

Are you using HDMI Audio/Video output or use a Port Replicator?

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hi everyone,

my problem is about sound.when I put headphones into my notebook, the sound comes from both of headphones and loudspeakers.
How can I solve this problem? If can't, I cant use my notebook in librarys.

Answer:Satellite L500 - Sound coming from headphone and speakers

you probably have a damaged headphone jack. Switch does not work in slot

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Today, I try my headphone in the first time.

Any expert here can tell me why my speaker can't stop the alarm (VIVIVIVI sound), after i pull out my mircophone and headphone?
The sound will stop by itself when I put my microphone back!

How to stop that alarm?

Answer:Sat L450D - Speaker can't stop alarm sound after i pull out mic & headphone

Hi buddy,

To be honest I really don?t know what you mean and I never heard about such an issue?
Maybe you can post more details about your notebook model, Windows installation and upload a sound record file about his?

Anyway, have you tried updating the sound drivers?

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hi everyonesorry for bad English Problem description :  Before installing Realtek HD Audio Driver in control panel > sound > playback windows show headphone jack but red led in headphone jack is on and I have only speaker sound when I put headphone in jack don't recognize it . After installing Realtek HD Audio Driver in playback device only show Speakers and I have Sound in speaker and headphone at the same time together. Solution that not work :I am Test this Solution but don't work !!!! :1. tested in windows 7 , windows 8 , windows 8.1 64bit2. tested with last driver from Realtalk and Lenovo driver download (and also orginal driver)3. tested with 5 headphone4. realtalk control panel don't show headphone that in jack (but after driver install headphone and speaker work at same time !!!!)5. I am checked to show disable device in playback sound window.  I am Thinking problem is : 1. Drivers that is in the Lenovo site have problem !!!!and should be updated because after I install driver it recognize the headphone but cannot stop the speaker at this time 2. my headphone switch in the jack have a problem anyone has an idea ?    


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Answer:Y510P Speaker and Headphone Problem Play sound same time together

I may have a solution. Remove any Realtek/Lenovo driver and let Windows install generic driver. If the problem persists, then my guess is it is a hardware issue with the switching mechanism.

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hi,i have a HP  Evo n610c laptop,   while i had the headphones plugged in i accidentally dropped the laptop..  To my utter total disappointment this left me with no sound in the headphones and in the internal speakers.. decided to take the laptop apart and found that the headphone jack has been ripped right of the main board...     like i say i have no sound through the normal internal speakers... does the laptop think it still has headphones pluged in?  Is there anyway i can disable it?,   its a shame to think that little headphone jack can destroy all the sound on my laptop.  Or do you think i can bypass the head phone socket with a new wire on the main board.. the only problem is it has quite a few solder  points where the socket originally snapped off..... Please help.

Answer:Hp Evo Laptop headphone jack fault. No internal speaker sound Help!

There may be more extensive damage than just the headphone jack.  Is it still under warranty?As far as soldering on a laptop mb, it's dicey at best.  Alan <>< 

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Hi guys....just found this site last night, first post for me, dont know a WHOLE lot about computer stuff, but know some basics....
 So my Toshiba laptop & windows 8 got that iStart123 virus/browser hijacker crap on it a couple weks ago, I followed a great tutorial online on how to completly remove it & that worked awesome....While I was deleting/removing stuff that was attatched to that, I found a few other things in the registry that I didnt think belonged there so I removed those too
    I went to plug my computer speakers back in to the headphone jack & the sound came out, for lack of a better word, "tin-y" sounding & had no bass....Sounds all funky....I cleand the headphone jack & that didnt do anything....I plugged those same speakers into another audio source & they sounded fine...
    Does anyone have experience with this type of thing? did I maybe delete a driver or something? very irritating, I use those speakers all the time....
   Any info is appreciated, thanx...

Answer:Headphone jack sound is coming out "tin-y" with no bass? Driver problem?

Hi guys....just found this site last night, first post for me, dont know a WHOLE lot about computer stuff, but know some basics....
 So my Toshiba laptop & windows 8 got that iStart123 virus/browser hijacker crap on it a couple weks ago, I followed a great tutorial online on how to completly remove it & that worked awesome....While I was deleting/removing stuff that was attatched to that, I found a few other things in the registry that I didnt think belonged there so I removed those too
    I went to plug my computer speakers back in to the headphone jack & the sound came out, for lack of a better word, "tin-y" sounding & had no bass....Sounds all funky....I cleand the headphone jack & that didnt do anything....I plugged those same speakers into another audio source & they sounded fine...
    Does anyone have experience with this type of thing? did I maybe delete a driver or something? very irritating, I use those speakers all the time....
   Any info is appreciated, thanx...
Just guessing of course, I would try different head phones, it,s a driver issue for sure.

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Funny enough everything seem to be fine as the sound card driver is installed well (under Vista) and all the configuration seem to be correct and fine. Even when trying to change the volume level, you see that indicator SHOWS that a sound is beening played but you don't hear anything. I'm tired of installing and unistalling the driver (it's Realtek HD by the way) and nothing happends. Even I have checked the Services (local) and all seem to be fine.
Any ideas (.... it not on mute!!!!!!!!!!!!)



Answer:Satellite Pro A120 (PSAC1E) - No sound coming out of the speakers/headphone

It could be stuck in Mute mode.

Toggle the Mute by pressing Mute, then UnMute.

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Hello athere, I have noticed recently my headphone/external speaker port does not work. No sound comes out at all when I try to plug my headphones or external speakers into this port. Oddly, my volume is not "muted" and my default laptop speakers (the sound coming out of the hardrive) do work. Can somebody fix this problem? I have attached my general computer information and soundcard information.



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hi there, i just got myself an x100e and still configuring by myself on how to use it. it runs on windows vista with 250gb. this is my first time using a lenovo and windows vista product. just a little question. i have plugged in my headphone into the audio jack. but, the sound still came out from the internal speaker. also, how do i enable the internal and external microphone? i've been experimenting with the 'sound recorder' function to know whether the mic is working or not. but, i did'nt hear any sound being recorded although i have been speaking loudly on the internal mic which located below the 'ctrl' key. or, did i got the position wrong? about the headphone, i have tried using the 'sound' in the control panel. amazingly, when i test the headphone function over there, it works fine. i mean, i hear the sound in the headphone. but, if i were to play any audio using other apps such as youtube or windows media player, the sound still came put from the internal speaker phone, although i have plugged in my headphone at the same time. am i missing something? or should i change any setting over there?  also, i keep on hearing clicking sound from my laptop. not sure whether it is coming from my hard disk or not. the clicking sound is similar to the ticking sound from a moving seconds dial on a clock. the sound usually came out whenever i am running any programs on the laptop. so far, the laptop is working fine, but, just curious about the sound.. a... Read more

Answer:thinkpad x100e-speaker/headphone/clicking sound/webcam probs

Ive had the kind of same problem with what i think is the hard drive. If its sitting quit, it sound like the hard drive is spooling up and then clicks, then spools, then clicks. If I run a program that takes any computing power, it clicks away. It come from the right side of the computer, below the enter key, on my laptop. Right now there isn't anything I can do. As i need the laptop for school and if I sent it off to lenovo it would take time to get it back. Right now I am saving everything to my google documents for the time being. Ive tested the hard drive on all the lenovo hard drive tests as well as seagate ones, nothing shows to be wrong. So I just have to live with the clicking until I send it back to lenovo under the warranty. To me clicking = bad. So its just a matter of time. Here is my thread for more information. cpbs

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My wife HP Pavilion DV6175ea laptop running windows 7 ultimate 32 bits was fine with the sound until a month ago. Note that upgraded from vista since the windows 7 launch.
From that date till now it as no sound from the speakers but it is ok from the headphones.
Tried different audio drivers but no results.
Tried to insert and remove headphonde jack several times with no results.
Any ideas of what can be the problem?

Answer:HP laptop no sound from speaker but there is sound through headphone

Laptop speakers are generally very delicate and if played on full volume can be blown very easily. My Dell Vostro's right speaker has gone like that while I was watching a movie on VLC player with volume more than 100%. So people using VLC player, should be careful with the sound controls within the player. This is my experience with laptop speakers. I hope you did not have this problem.

On the system tray right click on the speaker icon, select Playback devices.

On the opened Sound Dialog box, make sure that Speaker icon has a green check mark as shown below. Click on Configure button and test the speakers working or not. Complete the speaker setup and close the dialog box.

Check the properties and make suitable adjustments in available tabs.

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I have hp dv1738od and have upgraded to Windows 7, previously Windows XP. Everything seem to be working ok except, for the sound. Window 7 automatically installed the driver, and said the sound card was working properly. But there was no sound through speaker.

I removed the driver and reinstall the driver that I got from HP website that work for Window Vista. Installation went through with no problem and Device manager indicated no isssue on sound driver. However there was still no sound coming out from the speaker, only through headphone jack.

I read tons of forums, and some has suggested that it may be the jack connection. I tried plugging in and out numerous time, and that did not solve the issue. Sound could be heard for like a sec, when headphone was being plugged out but it goes away quickly. To determine if it was hardware or software issue, i reinstalled Window XP and there was sound through speaker. So for sure it is not the speaker issue.
If anybody can help me out, I greatly appreciated.

Answer:HP laptop no sound from speaker but there is sound through headphone

Hi imek and welcome to the forum!

I would assume that you are running the 32-bit version of Windows 7. If you are, you're in luck. Please download the latest BIOS and software for your HP Pavilion dv1738od, here.

I would suggest that you try using the audio driver found in this page to check if that resolves your issue. If it doesn't, it is highly recommended that you update your BIOS, found in the link provided, that might correct the issue you're having.

Let us know how it turns out

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Hello, Something is stuck inside my headphone jack (really no idea what, it looks like some amber colored resin) This caused no problems until i tried to stick my headphones in (because i didn't know there was something else inside)Now the little switch inside is activated and i can't use my normal speakers anymore. Pulling the thing out is not possible it really seems glued inside, i can remove small parts of it by scratching with a screwdriver but i see no way to remove it without a drill. I googled for ways to shut off the port so i can revert back to the normal speakers (i really don't care about losing the headphone jack, i normally only use speaker sound) It seems the installed realtek drivers allow no option to deactivate it. I tried reinstalling the realtek driver, changed registry option "EnableDynamicDevices" but didnt find the more promising "ForceDisableJD".  The Windows driver also didn't help and i didn't find any other drivers available for this notebook. The BIOS also didn't have any option for this (but maybe i'm just bad at finding it) Is there any way to disable the port on the software side or a way to disconnect the hardware? I have soldering equipment here. I really don't care for a clean solution anymore, just hoping for a way to get the sound. Thanks for your help. Edit: whoops almost forgot the essentials: this is a lenovo z510 with win7 64bit that was not pre-installed (bought without OS)

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I met a strange issue. The sound from the internal speaker is automatically shut off when my T410s CPU temperature is high (e.g. >72 C after playing some youtube videos for a while). But the sound from the headphone works fine regardless the temperature. The sound from the internal speaker is usually back after I press the volume up/down button, but it only lasts for a short while so that I'll have to press the volume up/down button very often to get the sound continuously in high temperature. This is really annoying. So I was wondering if anyone knows how to fix this problem? Thanks. BTW: I bought my T410s (model:2901CTO) with windows 7 pro about 3 years ago. TPfancontrol was used.

Answer:no sound from internal speaker when my T410s CPU temperature is high (>72 °C). Headphone works fine

Welcome to the forum!
I'd suggest booting a "live" Linux CD/DVD and verifying whether the issue persists in that environment.
Good luck.

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i encounter the same problem. my laptop is thinkpad e431. please help
Mod's Edit: Updated Subject line and moved post to the Thinkpad forum from the Lenovo Y & Z series notebook due to the difference in models.

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My dell inspiron 14z 5423 no longer have sound from both the speakers and the earphone jack.
This happened after I replaced the Battery and also the hard disk from 500gb to 1TB and upgraded to windows 10.
Before this, I was using Windows 8.1 and everything was working well. I have returned it back to windows 8.1 but the no audio problem still persist.
Also, my speaker symbol on the task bar shows a "cross" sign with "no audio output installed" displaying when I hover on the speaker icon.
Please I need help. have tried all options i can think of including driver updates.
One more thing, the sound driver are not showing up on the device manager window where other drivers are displayed.


Answer:No Sound From Speaker & Headphone Jack On my Dell Inspiron 14z 5423 After Chnaging BAttery and Hard Disk

pizzz4allthe sound driver are not showing up on the device manager window where other drivers are displayed.
Hello. Download this Win8.1 IDT audio driver for the Inspiron 14z 5423. There are two versions there -- get the one that says "File Format Hard Drive". Follow the installation instructions and see if the driver shows up in Device Manager.
If it doesn't, perform the PSA or ePSA sound test. If no sound during the test then there has been hardware failure. Could have happened during parts replacement.

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I have been using the headphones for sometime but after a few days, when listening to music on the media player, it says "An audio device was disconnected or reconfigured. Verify the audio device is connected, aand then try to play the item again". Why doesn't it change to speaker? HELP PLEASE this is scaring me

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O.K I've had this problem for a while now. All I want to do is have my headphone to have a different audio stream than my speakers so that I can talk to a friend through my headset and receive the voice audio, but to also have through my speakers sound from other programs. Basically I just want the system to recognise the speaker and my headphone as different output devices instead of tieing them together. The software I'm using is Realtek Audio Manager and it hasn't been helpful whatsoever, I've had two computers and I've had the same problem with them both.

Answer:Headphone and Speaker

Originally Posted by Cal360

O.K I've had this problem for a while now. All I want to do is have my headphone to have a different audio stream than my speakers so that I can talk to a friend through my headset and receive the voice audio, but to also have through my speakers sound from other programs. Basically I just want the system to recognise the speaker and my headphone as different output devices instead of tieing them together. The software I'm using is Realtek Audio Manager and it hasn't been helpful whatsoever, I've had two computers and I've had the same problem with them both.

Hi Cal360,

Welcome to the forum

This is an interesting request I know that it is possible to have 2 or more sounds coming out of the same speakers, but to separate these sounds??

The only way I can think that this might work would be to use 2 soundcards, a quick search through the net shows that this might well work, I am not so sure, so I am going to try it (if I can find my old soundcard) I'll let you know the result


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My right headphone speaker wont work. I have had problems with there being no audio before but all i had to do was reboot my computer. But now im only hearing it out my left headphone. Is there a fix for it?

Answer:Right headphone speaker out

Have you tried the headphone is some other device to make sure it's not the headphone or a dirty plug on the headphone? Also wiggle the plug in the jack and see if you get the right side to work.

Finally, check the balance, if you have one in case it's set to left only. On my system, if I doubleclick on the speaker icon in the Sound Panel, another panel comes up and in the Levels section there is an option for L/R Balance.

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Answer:Speaker and headphone together

With a Dell you are, in most cases, limited to the available Dell sound drivers. Non-Dell sound drivers in most cases either do not work or do now work correctly. For example the generic Windows/Microsoft installed HD Audio Codec sound driver is just a basic function driver and does not have any extra options such as speaker configuration.

Download the available Dell Vista/Win7 driver (it will work for Win8) four your specific model and then check to see if you have the speaker option. This assumes there is a Dell driver for your model. You failed to include your Dell model number so I can't check or link you directly to the driver. Dell drivers are at

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my issue is that when I download a movie then try to watch it using a splitter for the headphones, only one set of headphones will hear the audio

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Hello Eight Forums.

My trouble is the audio output through headphones - background is louder than foreground (especially in music - I often cannot hear the vocals at all; movies however are mostly fine, for reasons unknown to me; but generally, the sound is always different in some way).

I only have one pair of headphones to test it with. However these always worked fine with previous machines, and still do work fine with my iPhone 4. Although they are surely not the case, I cannot with confidence say that if it were a loudspeaker instead things wouldn't have been different.

So this is either a software or a hardware issue.


My computer (details at the bottom) came with a SoundBlaster X-Fi MB3 equalizer program and RealTek High Def Audio drivers. I've uninstalled SoundBlaster hoping it would fix the issue (I didn't need an extra program like that anyway) but alas to no avail. Updating the RealTek drivers did no good still.

The only thing I haven't touched is the ghostly NVIDIA Virtual Audio Device (can it be the source of my trouble?) - I only first noticed it now when copy/pasting the Belarc data. I'll try and find out about it in the meanwhile.


I wonder if it perhaps has something to do with my audio jack (laptop's brand new, but you can never know). I have what appears to be mic, headphone, S/PDIF and line in jacks... Is there a way to use the microphone or the line-in to test the headphones? To see if the headphone out is broken.

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Answer:Messed up headphone audio; want to check headphone jack

First, the "My System Specs" is where you fill in what you have.

Does the internal speakers on the laptop work? Is the audio OK on the internal speakers?

The SoundBlaster program(s) is a software enhancement to the basic audio chip (ReaklTek). Many PC's now come with some type of enhancement such as the SoundBlaster or in the case of HP PC's its "Beats Audio".

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hi !
ASUS X42F, laptop with combined microphone in / headphone out jack,
how can i connect both a microphone & a headphone ?

Answer:Laptop with combined mic/headphone jack, how to connect both mic & headphone ?

I haven't used one that had the port as a combined unit but I would assume you would need a headphone set with mic that has combined wiring, such as sets used for cell phones and such. You can also purchase an adapter that will split the port into 2 ports for mic and headphones.
Hope that gives you an idea

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Alright, I have a pair of headphones that I use at night so I don't wake everyone in the building up, and during the day I normally have a set of 2.1 logitech speakers. Right now they are connected with a in-line Y to split the audio. But I'd like to hook up a second pair of 2.1 speakers behind me so I can have 4 channel sound during the day. I'm wondering if there is any software out there to have 4 channel on the speakers, and 2 channel out to my headphones without having to rewire/configure it every day.

Answer:Headphone and Speaker hookup

Do you have a front panel headphone jack on your PC case? If so, you can use the front for headphones and the back with the splitter for four speakers.

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Hi all,
I am having a windows xp sp2, and suddenly I start to expiriance problems with my speakers/headphone, its not working, but whats funny is, if I reboot my PC then its working again for let say an hour or so, but then it stop, and its not working until my next reboot.
1) I tried to update my audio drivers (which is intel) but still didnt help.
2) I tried with microsoft fix it, but I had nothing changed.

can anyone advice me what I can do?

Answer:Speaker/headphone not working

Hey Auto2. The first thing I would do is bring your machine up to SP3 as it's been out for years now. XP with SP2 is not supported. You can download then double-click on the self executing SP3 file from the link below. This 316MB file is for the 32bit version of XP which most people have.Disregard the IT Pros nomenclature, takes about 15-20 minutes on average to install once you start it.

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I have a lenovo g50-70 I7 with dobly smart audio and windows 8.1my laptop has been working fine for some time now but now,  my speakers arn't working anymore. I also noticed me headphones kinda work, but only the left side. I tested the headphone on my phone but both ears are functioning, so it must be an issue with the laptop. I already updated/reinstalled the audio driver twice, and used the control pannel troubleshooting, but no luck.I searched trough the settings but it seems like everything is okay there too.please help

Answer:Speaker and headphone issues with G50-70

Hi Pigskin,
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
Try checking the Smart Audio Software settings
Open Control Panel and look for Smart Audio Icon Open that to Launch the application,
Click on the third icon below and check if The setting Classical or Multi stream will make any difference

Also try checking the levels and balance of your Audio Device, Try checking here,
Open Control Panel  / Hardware and Sound / Sound
Then Check this article for further reference
The left and right should be both on the same audible level
Also check the Main Audio Level slide
Let me know your findings

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I put together my first rig this weekend and I've come across a few quirks, but this is the first I haven't been able to figure out with google and I've just about had it with random sound issues with one of these drivers to begin with (Realtek HDA, had some serious trouble getting my computer to acknowledge I had a microphone.)

My monitor (just an old tv) is getting sound via the HDMI cable to my graphics card which is using the audio drivers from that (NVIDIA Audio). My headset is using the front panel audio connected to the motherboard, which is using a separate driver (Realtek HDA). If I plug in my headset any programs opened before plugging in still play through the monitor, and those opened after through the headset. The same thing happens when I unplug the headset, those playing through it before unplugging keep (trying) to play through it.

I can easily remedy this just by closing and reopening all of my programs whenever I switch, but I sometimes switch often enough that this is a bit of a hassle. Is there anything I can do to prevent this from happening?

Edit: More anomalies. My sound mixer is denying skype. It will appear in the mixer for a few minutes, then go away. (No unplugging involved) I haven't been able to find a specific cause for this yet or a set of circumstances that causes it.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
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Answer:Headphone to Speaker Dilemma!

In the Control Panel there's a Sounds icon, there you can change the default playback and recording devices. You can re-assign those devices there. I don't think programs will allow you to switch an audio device while in use unless they offer an in-program audio device selection, Skype for example does under options.

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I have start to get this problem today i have looked around to find fix but nothing. i have 2 sets of ports and both of them only play throw the right hand side. also i do not know how to check if it is on mono that might be the problem but i dont think so. i have tried my headphones on my brothers pc and they worked fine. If you could help that would be great.

any help would be great

~ HarveyG

Answer:I can only hear out of my right headphone and speaker

Did you check the balance in the speaker properties.

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Hey guys, thanks for taking the time to read.

Usually ok with things like this.. but dont know where else to turn.. i ll try map it as best as i can..

i have recently rebuilt a new PC, (old one was kinda dated) everything is running fine.. until i try to use sound on my monitor speakers (iiyama visionmaster pro 454) the sound is coming out very crackly, i play around with the sound moving balance to left speaker only (testing that maybe one has blown) sound was kind of better on the left. I then decided to update my sound drivers which fixed the problem, no more crackling. A few days later i try to connect my headset.. and now i have the problem that sound is only from the left side.. i check the audio balance, everything is how it should be.. i have reinstalled drivers, downloaded realtek.. nothing seems to let me play sound from my right headphone.. ( i have tested headphones on my mp3, nothing faulty at all ) i have onboard sound graphics, so i grabbed one of them small USB to headphones adaptors as they have small built in soundcards to them, ( testing if maybe i have somehow blown my onboard sound ? ) now this wont even detect the USB headset.. i really dont know what else to do..

Answer:Right headphone/speaker problem

What is your motherboard? Which hardware are you using? It's impossibole to give any advice without more information on the problem.

Regards....Mike Connor

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hello friends
i have a problem here

firstly i'll tell you
-i have tested my speaker on another komputer and working properly
-i have checked on device manager, sound, video and game controllers have status "this device is working properly"
-i have instaled the latest realtek driver for my windows 7 32bit
-i have enabled my onboard sound in bios

mobo : asus p5gc-mx/1333

and this is my problem:
start-control panel->sound
on playback device, my speaker not plugged in although i have plugged it in

Answer:speaker/headphone not plugged in

The Device Manager may show it working properly but there may be a corruption in the status in Windows.

Assuming you have the correct ASUS supplied sound driver, RIGHT click on the Device Manager entry for the sound to highlight it and then LEFT click "Uninstall" DO NOT check the box to uninstall the drivers. Restart the PC and when Windows starts it will detect and reinstall the sound. If there was a corruption, this will fix that problem.

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Hey guys, I recently bought some nice 5.1 speakers, and 5.1 headphones. The problem is when I need to switch between the two its a pain in the *** to have to unplug the cables from the case every time. So I was wondering if there was a type of splitter or cable I could get? Keep in mind the speakers AND the headphones have the black, pink, and green jacks, and actually the headphones have a extra orange jack for voice. Anyways, thanks a lot.

Answer:Headphone / Speaker Setup

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A couple of weeks ago, I had to unplug everything connected to my computer, while I moved it to decorate. Decorating done, and computer back in place, but now I have a strange, but annoying problem. When I plug my headphones in, I don't hear anything, and the speakers still work. First thought would be the jack socket, but if I go into playback devices, and select headphones, and run the test, they work perfectly. If I reboot my pc, with the headphones plugged in, they work, but I can't get the speakers to. Again, running a test, shows them to work. I have even tried updating the drivers, but apparently, I have the latest drivers. I'm totally lost now as to what the problem/solution is. Hope someone can help.

Answer:Headphone/Speaker problem

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Hello there, my first post on this forum and i hope to be abled to help in any way if possible! I am usually pretty good at solving problems with my pc logically, but. . .

Just the other day, my younger brother managed to break my front headphone jack (green one), it is actually snapped off the circuit board within. since this happened, my rear audio jack, also green, seems to only be playing sounds really quietly, i have tried all the sound properties and options within my pc and have had no success. one thing i managed was to plug my speakers into a blue audio jack on the rear of my pc and change the options on my sound effect manager to make my pc use the blue jack as my rear speakers, doing this i can listen to music but when i play games the audio is messed up, i cant seem to make it use the blue jack as the front speakers.

so. . . im looking for a way or making my pc forget ever having a front headphone/audio jack and just using the rear one at full volume again with all of the sound comming through there, or, i was hoping there would be a way of routing all my pc's audio to the blue audio socket, my knowledge in pc audio is limited so im unsure of what to do next.
if there is software that routs all my pc,s audio to a different socket i would be greatefull for it/a link to it!

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Good afternoon, My laptop (Toshiba Satellite L650) Stopped playing sound out of the Speakers. I recently fixed this rolling drivers back, and disable/reenabling them.

This resulted in me having to disable the speakers, and restart every program that I wanted sound to play from so I was able to listen to the sound from my headphones.

Now, after almost a week, my speakers are not producing any sound at all. As they are internals, I cannot test them on something else.

I don't know whether there is an issue with my sound card, that is causing it, but my headphones play perfectly fine.

So, basically, I would like to know, how to fix my Internal speakers, and how to make the swap between Speakers and Headphones, automatic, so I don't have to close everything, and then disable the device I do not want to use.

Thank you, and have a great day.

Answer:Speaker/Headphone problems.

Hello and welcome Zeroix mate have you tried just plugging in headphones? and do they work if not check the small speaker icon at bottom right click on it and it will show the volume level and check Sound in Control Panel - see pics

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I have seen this thread and i did everything,but when i restart my computer the HDMI comes back instead of my speakers PLZ help i have found no way to figure it out and i have just installed windows 7...

Answer:No speaker or headphone plugged in

Can you tell us a little more information please.

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Plugging in headphones does not switch to headphones.
If I wish to switch from speaker to headphone, the only way is to go into playback devices and select one or the other as default. I can't default both. Checking one as default (speaker) and the other as communication device also doesn't help.
I notice that many others on the forums have a single choice, that is, speaker/headphones. Mine are separate. Also, I have VIA HD Audio(Win 10).
Not sure what other information will help.

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Hi, I read a number of threads on here already in relation to trying to get my headphones to work on my Toshiba Satellite laptop. I've managed to get my headphones to play music (barely, because they still play although the volume is set to zero on the computer, yet full on Realplayer). Now, I deactivated my speakers on the control panel, but now there is no way I can reactivate them. The "Show Disabled Devices" does not exist as far as I know. If you're not aware by now, I am computer illiterate.

Can't enable speakers

Thanks, Gnocchi.

Answer:Yet another Speaker/Headphone Thread

Originally Posted by Gnocchi

Hi, I read a number of threads on here already in relation to trying to get my headphones to work on my Toshiba Satellite laptop. I've managed to get my headphones to play music (barely, because they still play although the volume is set to zero on the computer, yet full on Realplayer). Now, I deactivated my speakers on the control panel, but now there is no way I can reactivate them. The "Show Disabled Devices" does not exist as far as I know. If you're not aware by now, I am computer illiterate.

Can't enable speakers

Thanks, Gnocchi.

Hi Gnocchi, Welcome to the Forum.

Right click on your speaker icon, click on Playback Devices, Right click on one of the audio devices and then click on show disabled devices.

You should also be able to select and configure a headphone device.

I hope this helps


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It seems that when i use either Earphones or Headphones, The sounds coming through them seem low to me. But coming through the computers speakers seem fine to me. I updated the Realtek Sound Driver twice already. Does anybody from Acer support or from the community have any suggestions?

Answer:why is my speaker volume so low, through Headphone...

Could you please provide the model of which notebook you are using?
Do the headphones/earphone have their own separate volume that can be adjusted. I know that the ones I use have a separate dial I can use that adjusts the sound independently from whatever I have set Windows to.
Is the volume in general low, or only using certain applications/programs. If you right click on the volume icon in the task bar and choose "Open Volume Mixer" is everything in use turned up?

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I am using Win7 on my Presario V3000. Its working fine, but there are still some problem with this laptop. I still can hear the audio come out from the speaker and the headphone when I plug in my headphone.

Answer:audio comes frm both speaker and headphone

Usually there is a physical connection that breaks when you plug in the headphones. Did this just start happening?

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I have a 2.1 speaker set attached to my laptop that does not have its own headphone jack. So in order to listen to headphones I have to unplug the 2.1 from the headphone jack and plug in the headphones. I tried a cheap splitter but that didn't sound good.

What I would like is something that had two jacks that allowed me to keep the 2.1 plugged in all the time in one jack and when I want to use the headphones I could just plug them into the other jack. I would like both jacks whether used together or solo to have the same sound quality as a single jack... with no degradation in sound.

Lastly, I would like to be able to mute the 2.1 (using volume control on the speaker set) and still get great controllable sound out of the jack that have the headphones plugged in.

Is there something like that? Thanks.

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Hi, I recently just re-installed Windows Vista on my Sony Vaio Laptop and it took ages for me to find all the drivers for it but say im listening to music online or watching a video on youtube and I plug my headphones in the Laptop the sound wont work, but if I refreshed the Webpage the sound will start working. It is the same with the speakers when I unplug the headphones, Does anyone know what is causing this.

Answer:Speaker & Headphone Problem

Be sure to upgrade Vista to Service Pack 2

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My soundcard has front/rear/headphone channels. I would like to play music through the speakers and still be able to listen to my headphone; is this possible? Basically, I want to be like my own private DJ. I would like to use the headphone to listen to another music while another music is playing through the speakers.

Answer:how do I use headphone and speaker simultaneously?

Try connecting your speakers to the 'line out' jack (if they are powered speakers) on the soundcard.

What connections are available on the soundcard?
What connection are you connecting your headphones and speakers to?

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hi, my problem is with headphones and speakers. I have tried plugging headphones in to the tower and nothing works. My old speakers are altec lansing and have no place to plug headphones into, the green wire goes into back of subwoofer, and with no hydro plug. My new speakers are same brand and have a hydro plug as well as a place to plug headphones into. I plugged green wire from new speakers into back of subwoofer and into a hydro outlet and nothing happens. Volume is set at high on speaker icon. What else can I try.
Thanks a lot

Answer:speaker and headphone problem

I cannot view a youtube video as I have dial up

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A while back, I had a problem with my taskbar which I found was caused by a new audio driver from Windows Update clashing with my current audio driver. I managed to solve the problem by uninstalling the older driver so that the newer driver could complete it's installation. At first, there did not seem to be any more problems with my computer.

Well recently, I tried to use headphones for the first time since fixing the first problem, and I discovered a strange glitch. Whenever I start a program that uses sound such as iTunes or Firefox without anything plugged in, the speakers will be perfectly fine. But if I attempt to plug in my headphones while the program is playing sound, the headphones will not work and the speakers will continue to play.

The opposite is also true. If I open a program with sound while my headphones are plugged in, the speakers shut off and the headphones work normally. However, if I unplug the headphones while the program is still playing sound, the speakers STILL won't play anything, and plugging the headphones back in will not restore the sound; I have to turn off the program and restart it to get the sound back. In a sense, the headphones can no longer "hotplug".

The computer recognizes when the headphones are plugged in, and the headphones work fine during a sound test. It's only when I load a program that can play continuous sound that the glitch takes place. Once again, virus scans from AVG yield nothing.

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I recently got the Sound Blaster Tactic 3D Alpha headset for Christmas and tried them out. I plugged in the USB thing that came with it, which allowed you to plug the headphones and mic into a USB port, and it installed the device fine. Right now I have to send them back because of a problem with the headset. But when I unplugged the USB I noticed that I have no speaker in playback devices. And when I plug in my older headphones into the front of the computer they don't appear in the playback devices. I tried checking "Show disabled devices" and "Show disconnected devices" but all I get are four Digital Audio (HDMI) devices. The same thing shows up in Device Manager.

I could use my headphones but only when the Sound Blaster USB thing was plugged in. I have Realtek High Definition Audio but now it doesn't show up in Device Manager. Also, my speakers are built into my monitor.

Answer:No headphone or speaker device.

Hello laetes, welcome to the Sevenforums!

You might try using a restore point to before the headphones were installed: System Restore

Or reinstalling your Audio drivers (uninstall previous, install newer one from motherboard or sound card's website)

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Hi everyone

I recently purchased some Bose QC25 headphones and for some reason they seem to only play some audio through the left headphone e.g. watching a video and voices will come through clear on both but when there is music playing during the show it may only/predominantly come through just the left headphone.

This issue doesn't occur with some earphones I have.

Any ideas as to why this is would be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks

Answer:cause for some (not all) sounds coming through only one headphone ?

What happens if you play a music file, either a wav or MP3 with Windows Media Player?

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I was using my computer with headphones, then sound only started playing through 1 speaker. They work fine on everything else. I tried to restart my computer, but that didn't do anything. Is there any way to fix this?

Answer:Sounds only playing through 1 headphone speaker.

If I understand you correctly you had headphones plugged in and when you removed them only one speaker has sound. That sounds like a defective headphone jack. Disconnect the front panel headphone/Mic jack connection on the the motherboard and then see if both speakers are working. If they are that would confirm a problem with the front panel headphone jack.

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can hear on my headphones but i want to speak and record my voice for a spanish cd but it wont let me. Have tried all different things on sound, but still cannot use it. It works find on xp no problems

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Hello I've bought my Lenovo laptop about half a year ago. From the very beginning the headphone audio jack had some problems, there would be no sound when headphones are plugged in, however restarting the laptop usually helped. I have not had this problem for a few months until now. When I plug in headphones, no sound comes out and restarting the computer does not help. Furthermore, the sound of the laptop speakers seems to be a big different than it normally used to be - the sound is a bit lower and so to say ''dimmer''. Please let me know I could fix it.

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Hi guys

Im new to the forums, ... looked through a lot of threads for info on my problem. Cant find anything to help me. Figured maybe i can sign up and post my problem... hoping one of you smart guys might catch the answer.

The short: audio plays through back audio jack and front audio jack at the same time.

Would like for my computer to recognize that the front(headphones) is plugged in and stop playing sound through the speakers. (Late night computer usage)

Details: Motherboard: Geforce7050m-m
Using onboard sound.
Currently using Realtek Hd audio manager Version
What i have tried: (pretty much ripped a hole in google by searching every forum on the subject)
-Opened my computer to check if my front audio jacks are plugged in
-plugged in my headphones - no sound
-found in article about marking "disable front panel jack detection"
-sounds works through headphones, in front jack YAY
-now both speakers and headphones play sound.

-installed drivers from ECS website for my motherboard
-installed drivers from latest

Nothing worked to control the sound coming from one device at a time.
Weird things: A lot of people have device advanced settings. I dont.
- in those options there should be an option where it says "mute rear output device, when front headphones are plugged in"
-i wish i had that option, but i dont get the advanced folder at all.

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Answer:Speaker+Headphone at the same time Problem

bump :|

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