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5.1 sound not working - only 2 speakers at a time

Question: 5.1 sound not working - only 2 speakers at a time

Hey everyone

Recently i had my motherboard fixed and my speaker ports are in a diff place. Vertical instead of horizontal down the bottom (no i don't know much about hardware). There are still the same three holes, pink blue and green, not sure if they were different colours don't think it matters. I've got creative inspire 5.1 5200 speakers
and only the speakers which are plugged into the top speaker port (green) work.
The subwoofer seems to work no matter which speakers are plugged in but I
can only have the back two, the front two or the centre speaker working at once.
The bottom port is used for the microphone and that works all the time, the middle port doesn't do anything really.
I've tried downloading a bunch of realtek AC97 drivers to get it to work because I used to have one which had a speaker setup tab, and i could change from microphone to surround sound from there: ac97 (ms6547)/audio4.JPG
I don't have the speaker config tab on mine anymore, but i do have HRTF demo.

............... :bounce:

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Answer: 5.1 sound not working - only 2 speakers at a time

activate the surround sound 5.1 function on your sound card drivers

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Hi guys!

I've been struggling with this problem since I got my computer, a little over a year ago.

I've tried everything, but can't figure out how to get sounds from my pc speakers and HDMI at the same time. It's really annoying having to change the primary output multiple times a day (I watch a lot of movies using HDMI-cable to my tv). Might sound like a little problem to you, but I'm becoming obsessed with this

My soundcard is some kind of a Realtek HD -thingy, if that helps.

Any advice would be appreciated

Answer:Sound from HDMI and pc speakers at the same time

That is the way it works. You can only have one "default playback device" - either your Speakers (PC sound) or the HDMI.

I've seen other posts about this, but don't recall seeing any way around this.

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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!!

Answer:Sound from Speakers and Headphones at same time

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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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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  Outputting audio to the internal speakers and external jack simultaneously is called MultiStream Mode on the conexant smartaudio HD. 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 rather cheap and poor quality Trust 5.1 surround system and a rather awesome View Quest SonicDock.

While my current, best, computer was away being repaired, I wired up all the speakers in a rather complicated manner which enabled me to have c/sub, the two front side speakers, and the SonicDock output simultaneously, at maximum volume. However, the read side speakers never worked with that cabling and I thought they had both died until I got this computer back and connected the surround properly.

Why do I want the audio to output through two sets of speakers at the same time? The subwoofer from the surround set is awful. The SonicDock produces some literally desk-shaking bass.

So, the computer has the following audio ports:
in (blue), out (green), mic (pink), c/sub (orange), rear (black), side (grey)
(front panel)
mic (pink), headphones (green)
Basically, I don't WANT surround. My room isn't big enough and the speakers can't be strategically positioned, I just want the maximum sound output. I.e. I don't want WMP to just be sending audio to the front speakers, I want sound to come out of all the speakers, even if it's just stereo sound but through all 6/7 speakers.
I've fiddled with all the Realtek HD Audio manager settings and can't get it to work how I want it to. When I tried stacking earphone splitters and connecting the four speaker cables into that stack and plugged into the rear green out port, it didn't work as intended.

I think what I'd like to do... Read more

Answer:I'd like to have sound output through 2 sets of speakers at same time

First off, I use a Trust 5.1 surround system and I bought it knowing that I was getting what I paid for :I

But on to your problem, with Realtek it is easily possible to output to two sets of speakers at once (as long as your dock has a single 3.5mm for input).
Unfortunately I don't have Realtek anymore since I bought my X-Fi so I'm going purely from memory here. In the Realtek control panel (accessible through Windows control panel), there is the ability to toggle front panel audio concurrently with your normal, rear port audio. Luckily Google has a far better memory than I.

by clicking "Device advanced settings" in the Realtek HD Audio Manager and then clicking "Make front and rear output devices playback two different audio streams simultaneously"

How to get headphones and speakers working at the same time? - Super User

You may or may not have to reassign some of the speaker functions through the port connections in Realtek, but I never had to.

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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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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 -->

Go into Realtek Control Panel and check settings.

Regards. . .



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Hi Everyone,

Hopefully someone can assist with this annoying problem. My mother's computer, for some unknown reason, plays all sounds and music through the actual PC tower AND the external speakers.

We want to disable the sound coming from the PC, as when she has music on or is playing World of Warcraft etc, its really annoying to hear the tinny sounds through the PC tower. We just want to hear it through the external speakers.

She's running a HP Compaq dc5700 PC with Windows XP. The default sound is via RealTek HD Audio.

It hasn't always done this - its a recent issue.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks guys!


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hi guy

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

help guys

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

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

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

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

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

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i have a compact presario C700(CND8094VHY series number). when i plug my headset into the headset jack, i recognized dat d sound plays in both device(headset and speaker). how can i solve this problem.. i want it only plays in headset when i plug it into headset jack.. and wen i unplug d headset, i want d sound plays in speaker as normal.. can anyone help me out.. thanx

Answer:headset jack and speakers play sound at the same time

In device manager what sound card do you see listed?

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When I plug my headphones in the sound plays out of both my speakers and my headphones. My headphones are not broken and they work elsewhere.

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Have you tested other headphones or external speakers? If not you should do this!!!

Furthermore I miss some important informations about your operating system and sound driver. You should try updating the sound driver. The newest version you can find on the Toshiba website.

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I just installed SP1 for my Vista64-Ultimate system. Well as soon as it was done installing it goes to desktop a loud static scratching sound is coming from my speakers now, and it is on the whole time, but I have no programs running ? WTF

What does SP1 do to my X-Fi drivers ? Are there newer drivers I need for my sound card that work with SP1 ?

Answer:Vista64 SP1 = static sound comin from speakers the whole time ?

I had no issue with mine. Do you have the latest from Creative's website? That's all most of us are using I think... and without issue.

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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.


Answer:Speakers and headphones working at the same time

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

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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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For several last days, I have a strange behavior of speakers and microphone in my t470p. For most of the time they are unavailable in both Linux or Windows OS. However, where I'm doing little push on screen backward (like adjusting screen little bit), both microphone and speaker start working and become available. After I stop adjusting screen (making push backward) device become unavailable again. I'm sure that it is some kind of hardware problem and it should be easy fixing (like some connector is not attached properly inside LCD panel), but according to maintenance manual, I do not see any wires related to speakers or sound card going inside LCD panel. Can anybody advise how to fix such behavior?

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

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

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

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I'm not sure why but my sound just stopped working one day. I tried the speakers on another computer and they work fine on it, but they don't work on the computer they are for. My comp is a Gateway 509GE.

Thanks in advance.

Answer:No Sound from Working Speakers

Please download HardwareLook, unzip it to your desktop and run it. Note, this program is still in beta, if you have any problems with it, please let us know!It should produce two log files for you, log.txt and devices.txt, please post both here.

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This is a rather weird problem, actually. I bought my computer 4 weeks ago and it included speakers. For three weeks I had no problems, then I noticed my speakers weren't producing sound. I checked my speakers, and they weren't on mute and everything was plugged in. In fact, if I hold the speakers to my ears I hear a 'humming' sound and the green light is on. I checked all my settings in my computer and it says everything is working fine. The strangest thing is when I go to turn off my computer with my speakers on, it'll make the 'signing off' noise that Windows XP has...and then it'll work for awhile.

At first I thought it was spyware, since my spyware/adware blocker wasn't enabled, and then it began working again with no problems. And just yesterday it began to not work again, and my spyware blocker is coming up clean. Anyone know what to do or try?

Answer:Speakers working but no sound comes out

what kind of computer is it? this problem could easily be caused by a bad or wrong drivers, but these are by no means the onlypossible causes. check what your card mfg and model is, and d/l and install the latest drivers (if available).

also you should pay some attention to your speaker setup. perhaps you have only 2 speakers but the card's software has you set up for surround sound. you shoudl also check ALL of your volumes, because certain sliders effect differend soundcard functions.

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Ok, I did call Logitec & the speakers are fine. as they worked on the cell, but my computer isn't picking it up.

It was working fine, then I moved & now they aren't working.

We tested it by me plugging it into the green connection on the back, as well as the one in the front.

Drivers seem to be up-to-date as I tried to update them via device manager area & it said they were the latest.

I am having soooo many problems with this computer lately. I had to buy a new video card & it's sitting here in a box waiting for me to find someone to install it since I have no clue. There's no way the sound card just went roughly the same time. That's too much of a coincidence.

The computer is only around 6 years old, with a brand new HD, memory & power supply I got earlier this year.

I moved to Panama in the last 8 months. I don't know if it's the humidity or what, but this is driving me crazy.

Even my time clock is having issues.

When we had the time change (there is no time change here), I think I still had my computer set to daily savings time & it changed the time. I tried to chance it back, but it wouldn't take. I had to do it a couple of times & finally it took.

Now when e-mail comes into my TB (thunderbird), it reads as one hour behind. No one has been able to help me with that either


Answer:Speakers working, no sound

What media software(ex. VLC, Winamp, WMP)do you use to stream or play music? Posting the system specs of the computer will help also. Do you see any muted red icon by your system tray?

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Hi Guys, can anyone help with this, I am running Windows XP and have Creative Audigy speakers. I have had the PC for around two years with absolutely no problems with the sound, however it has just stopped working. There is no sound from anything including Windows Media Player, Real Player, even the standard Windows startup sounds. There is a faint "noise" coming from the speakers, so they are getting power. If i do the tests on the Creative software, the system tells me that it is OK, but there isn't even any sound from this. I have tried all the volume settings i can find, in all of the players that i am aware of but am getting no where. I would appreciate any help you can give me. Thanks, Gordon.

Answer:Speakers Working But No Sound

Can you connect the speakers to another sound source? I.e to a music centre system to check the output?

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I was staying at my mums for a while with my PC hooked up to my sound system. When I left I took the amp etc to use with my laptop. I have some spare desktop speakers which I thought would be OK for her ( Sony Mega Bass ) but I cannot get any sound. The speakers work fine with my laptop. I have checked all the mute boxes and its not that The sound card is apparently generic and according to trouble shooting is working fine. My uncle keeps sending her hurmous videos but she cant her them .

Any ideas ?


Answer:Cant get sound from working speakers

How many sound cards does she have? have you tried plugging in some headphones? I take it that your Amp worked fine and all you done is unplug your amp and plug in the new speakers?

Can you download Speccy from hereCreate a log and then post it back in your reply. Make sure you delete your windows serial from the log before you post it.

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I bought some 5.1 surround sound speakers from Aldi a while ago and can't seem to get them to work properly
I don't get anything out of the centre or rear speakers.
I have tried changing the settings on my machine and I did make sure the CD playing was in surround
Any ideas?

Answer:surround sound speakers not working

Whats is the sound card on the system , Is it sound blaster /
THere are several things we need to check , load the latest drivers for the card,
Connect the spekaers to a different sound source and check if the SUB is working or not , check the bass levels ,does the sound card ssupport 5.1 digital audio , or is it an analog card ?

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Hi, i have a pair of working Hitachi speakers but unfortunately i cannot get them to work on my pc, please can anyone tell me how to check if my pc is capable of audio?

Answer:Hitachi speakers working but no sound on pc!

Whats your pc specs? What Windows are you running?Is there audio ports on the back of the case?Check if the sound is unmuted in the sound options ? (located in control pannel)

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Hello Everyone,

My PC has no sound through speakers but headphones are working fine. I checked all wire connection but not sound in speaker but when I increase the volume too high i could here the sound lightly.

What could be the problem. I am using mercury speaker with woofers 980w.

It has inbuilt FM radio and amplifier and FM radio is also working fine but when I play movie songs stored in my computer or watch online the speacker does not function so I have to use headphones.

Please help me inthis regard,

Thank you

Answer:No sound through speakers but headphones working

Did those speakers ever work?

If so, did the speakers quit working after using the headphones?

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I was watching a movie in my laptop and the speakers suddenly started to give out crackling noise for few seconds and then it stopped, after that, the speakers never worked. I tried restarting the compuer, disabling/enabling the speakers, troubleshooting the speakers. Speakers are not working even after the Windows 10 upgrade. Previously, it was Windows 7.
Is there anyway that the speakers can start working again? 
Prouct details:
HP Pavilion g4-1201tu Windows 10 64-bit
Model# QG465PA
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Creative SB Audigy Sound Card which connects to Creative Soundworks Inspire 5.1 5700 speakers.Windows XP...All speakers do work.However in the creative test. Only the left and right front speakers work. There is no output from the Centre speaker and the Rear speakers.When i play music, all speakers are outputting...When i play a DVD, all speakers are outputting...When i play a computer game with the optional 5.1 sound, i get no sound through the centre and rear speakers.Now as the creative test shows that the centre speaker and rear speakers do not output anything. There has to be a setting somewhere.Trouble is i cannot find it, to enable sound to come through the centre and rear speakers.Anyone know where it is and point me in the right direction?(p.s. did search for this but nothing)

Answer:5.1 Sound, C & R speakers not working...kinda!

Sounds (sorry) as though you are set up for stereo in the software, need to select 5.1 and enable, SPDIF.

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Windows xp homeasus a7n8x deluxe mobocreative inspire 5.1I've just realised i'm only getting sound out of the front speakers.There is just a faint hiss from the others.I looked in control panel > nvidia n force but got message sndstorm.exe has encountered a problem etc.As i've mentioned i'm not sure when this started but i used to be able to access my audio options.any ideas?thanks in advance

Answer:5.1 Sound problem-only 2 speakers working

Hi, I don't know if this will help, but you are not alone -click hereCheers

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I bought a technika 5.1 surround sound system that does not work.
In the subwoofer, there are 5 audio output jacks, which have different colours that match the ends of the cords connected to the 5 speakers. I have plugged these into the correct slots. There are also 6 audio input jacks: 3 white and 3 red. The 3 white are: front-left, rear-left and center, and the 3 red are: front-right,rear-right and subwoofer. Plugged into these are 3 cords, all split at the end into a red and a white. Ive plugged all of these in, and put the other end of the cord into the back of my computer into the corresponding jacks (the cord plugged into the right and left front into the green jack...... the cord plugged into the rear left and right into the black 'rear' jack.... and the cord plugged into the center and subwoofer jacks into the orange c/sw jack)
I have Realtek HD Audio Manager, and when testing the speakers, only the front two work, and one of them plays with the subwoofer, but the other doesn't. None of the other speakers work in the manager, how when I play music, all of the speakers play, but not in surround sound. When my speakers are like this, if I play a game or watch a DVD, the speech is silent, only background noise can be heard.

Answer:Surround sound speakers not working

In the Realtek manager have you changed the speaker setup from 2 channel to 5.1 or 6 channel? You also want to set the audio to 5.1 / 6 channel in the Windows Control Panel under Audio.

Depending on what you play, or what games you play you also have to set it to surround sound - and most audio isn't recorded in more then 2 channels so the rest of the speakers either play the same things as the front speakers or nothing at all depending on how you set it up in the Realtek Audio manager.

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I just bought a 5.1 F & D F3800x
And connected to my pc with 3 aux from sub woofer to my mobo in 3 coloured port (Red Green and blue)
While i try to configurevit in audio panel, Front left and right only works
Then i tried playing music,then 5 Speaker worked.. but no surrounding...
Pls help
MY mobo is B85m Gamer Mobo asu

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I hope you have a Windows XP Home Edition or the features may not look the same for you as they are for me.The area of computers is one area that I can help nobody with.Getting on a computer with no sound is nobody's friend. Naturally, you would want to listen to music while you are browsing and I do this all of the time. And I like my music thunderously loud and open, thank you very much. I hate the silent speaker.INFORMATION:This is an Envision with a windows XP Home Edition operating system. My mother owns it, I just get on it. But that does not mean that I know anything about it or if anything at all (that would be a miracle). I just come on it and go whenever I please.SPEAKERS:The speakers are Altec Lansing, I think Altec Lansing SERIES100 Powered Audio 120I PC Multimedia Speakers. They are not the most expensive speakers in the world, but seriously, she does not have a lot of her own money (I think I might interfere and help her with that and perhaps purchase a better pair after this).These are the very pair, here is a picture: are black and silver in color. These speakers have a bright blue power light above the Aux In on the left side. They have three knobs from left to right: Tone, Volume, and Power. And on the right side of the Power we have where the headphones plug up into the little socket there.The little blue power light comes on just fine but when I turn the little black ... Read more

Answer:Problem with the sound on my speakers not working

Here's a few things1) Make sure the speakers are pluged in.2)Make sure your computer is not on mute.3)Make sure the speakers are recieving power.4)Go to the manufacture of your sound card's website and try redownloading your audio driver.

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I have Windows XP SP3, 2gig of memory.
I have checked Control Panal and found the Sounds and Audio Devices. Checked to see if all looks active
CMI8738/C3DX Pci Audio Device looks active.
There are no grayed out categories in the Sounds and Audio Devices
The Desktop Speaker cables is plugged into the sound card.
I went to the Device Manager, and there are no conflicts showing
I CAN NOT play any videos from the Internet.

Answer:Solved: Sound thru desktop speakers are not working

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ever since i installed windows 7 my speakers don't work "with each other".  Now my 5.1 spekers work in pairs.  Anyone know how to fix this?  I can only use 2 of the speakers at a time not all 6 of them

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I do not recieve any sound from my laptop. The only device that's enabled is the Digital Audio (S/PDIF), there is no speakers device/icon available for me to select. No sound comes if I play anything with out headphones, and with headphones, still no sound.

Answer:Sound not working, speakers and headphone jack.

Hi graffar and welcome to TSG. Whats the make and model of your laptop? Go into device manager and see if there are any exclamation marks in the sound devices. Let us know. Right click the start orb \ Properties \ taskbar tab \Notification area \ Customize. Make sure Volume is set for "Show Icon and Notifications" Check and see if the sound isn't muted in the control panel.

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So briefly, my processor has 6 jacks in the back and 2 in the front to connect my speakers to. In the back there is a Green, Pink x2, Black, Grey and Blue Jacks. In the front there is a Pink and Grey Jack.

Now I have two sets of identical speakers and having only one Green jack I connected them both to the green using an adapter. So basically the same sound came from all the speakers.

Then yesterday I decided to try make it more surround sounding and I found out that the Black jack is for some sort of other speakers. So I connected them, and I set my sound options to quadrophonic. And it worked beautifully. Then I had to leave and I turned of my computer.

When I turned it back on, the speakers plugged into the green one still worked while the speakers plugged into the Black jack don't work anymore. I tried switching them around and the speakers that were plugged into the green one still worked while the black didn't. So its not something with the speakers.

I set defaults to everything and retraced my steps but nothing works. When I do the test, I set it to quadrphonic and it shows 4 speakers, then it tests each one and the plugged into the green ones make a sound, the others don't. What went wrong?

I'm working in Windows Vista Ultimate and Ihere is some info about my pc.
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CPU Properties:
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Answer:My sound/speakers suddenly stopped working?

Have you checked in device manager to see if there are any driver problems ?

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Hi all,
Probably a usual post, but can't seem to find the answer anywhere! I have got a Tecra M5 running on Windows 7 and the sound was working perfectly until recently I linked up my laptop to my tv and connected an audio jack to transfer sound to the tv so I could stream a football game.

After I had finished and un plugged the cables, the sound refuses to play through the laptop speakers, but when i plug in headphones, the sound comes out fine. I have tried unistalling and reinstalling the sound driver but to no avail.

Can someone please help resolve this issue?

Many thanks,

Sunny nagra

Answer:Re: Sound not working through Tecra M5 speakers but work through headphones

I hope you must be clear that on this virtual way we can just speculate what the problem can be.
My first thought was that maybe small switcher placed in audio line out jack is pinched or blocked somehow and your notebook ?thinks? external audio jack is connected all the time.

What you can do is to check all sound settings and be sure everything is set to ?default? settings.

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Hello all, If anybody can help, I would greatly appreciate it.
As the forum title states. Sound card sings but speakers do not.
Here is the additional Info that may help you, to help me

Motherboard Name Asus G1000Sn Series Notebook
CPU Type Mobile DualCore Intel Core 2 Duo T7500, 1200 MHz (6 x 200)
DDR2 CPU Type Mobile DualCore Intel Core 2 Duo T7500, 1200 MHz (6 x 200)
OS Name Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate
Video Adapter nVIDIA GeForce 9500M GS (Asus)
Realtek ALC888/1200 @ Intel 82801HBM ICH8M - HD Audio Controller PCI
Hitachi 7.2k RPM 200GB Disk

Drivers are as up to date as they can possibly get. Audio drivers are 2010 drivers.
Earphones in sound works.
EX speakers plugged in via 3.5mm jack, They will work perfectly.

Second Hard Disk, (The original 120GB that came with laptop, Vista home image)
When this is plugged in the laptop speakers work perfectly.

So my understanding is the sound card and the speakers are functional.
Normal settings checked, not muted, hardware and software for speakers is not disabled.

Device manager has no conflicts (no red or yellows showing)

When i first addressed this issue with asus, laptop got sent back, the loaded the std image, works fine, tried to load xp, got it working but due to the lack of g1s xp drivers. it was impossible to continue using xp unless i wrote the drivers my self. This i did not know how to do so i loaded Vista ultimate.

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Hello support forum,

I lost sound in speakers suddenly. I checked sound drivers, sound controls and everything. It looked working, but i could not hear the sound, but when i plugged in headphones, to my surprise, i could hear the sound.

Please suggest me, what might be problem behind this. Is it a hardware problem or software problem and how to come out of this.

Thanks for your help in advance,

Answer:SA50-532: Lost sound in speakers, but working with headphones

Hello Kiran

Not easy to say but I believe that there is some hardware problem. Whole settings in volume control have influence on speakers and headphones. If the headphones works perfect I assume that there is some problem with speakers.

Your unit is not old one and the warranty should be still valid. Contact service partner in your country and let them check the unit.

If you need addresses check this page .


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

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

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I recently bought a computer. I think it was built in 2005 or so, and I am sure it has integrated graphics, as it has the 3 jacks in the rear. I opened the device manager to turn up the volume on the computer, but it tells me that there is no device installed.

I do not know who the sound card manufacturer is, as the computer is an assembled computer.

I dont know that either.... I already said its an assembled computer. There is no specific computer manufacturer who made it.

Answer:Sound device not working, even with speakers plugged in and turned on

"I do not know who the sound card manufacturer is, as the computer is an assembled computer"...

So what is the computer's make and model?

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OS: windows 2000

There's no sound driver installed on my computer, but i do not know the name of the sound driver in my computer. I can't get the speakers set up and working no matter what i do. any suggestions???? thanks in advance.

Answer:PLEASE HELP?? sound driver type unknown....can't get speakers working.

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Ok guys this problem happened last march/april ish and I tried a number of things at the time to fix the issue but with no luck. I just got done working out of state for the summer and did not have my pc with me so I'm trying to have another go at fixing the problem. Summary of the issue- no problems ever with sound until one day it just stopped working. Both headphones and speakers wouldn't work even if they were plugged in. I wasn't getting any "no audio devices detected" kinds of errors or anything like that. So I tried reinstalling the realtek HD audio drivers (i was just using onboard sound at the time) and no luck. I also tried doing a few system restores to before the issue and that didn't do anything either. Finally I bought a pci-e sound card, a sounblaster cause thats all the local best buy had, installed that and still no luck with either speakers or headphones. Today I tried removing the sound card and using on board audio and still no luck. Audio device manager will recognize that I plug in my headphones into either the front speaker jack or the one on the back but just doesn't produce sound. I even opened up the pc and looked at the connections on the mobo to make sure the ones for audio hadn't come lose and that doesn't seem to be the issue either. Please any help would be greatly appreciated!! Thanks in advance

Answer:sound stopped working completely, headphones and speakers

Post a screenshot of the Device Manager, Sound section, for starters. I'll try to help you.

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When you had the SoundBlaster installed, you need to disable the integrated (Realtek) audio so there are no conflicts. Also, you would need to disconnect the front panel headset/mic connection to the motherboard and connect it to the SoundBlaster to have the front panel jacks work. The SoundBlaster would have needed to be set as the default playback device, instead of Realtek if it was still enabled.

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hey, im haveing a weird problem with my speakers. the other day i started playing music and it sounds like the computer is lagging really bad. i closed some programs and and waited a min, and hit play again and the music still sounded like it was lagging. task manager didnt show anything that was taking up alot of memory. the computer itself is not lagging, just my sound lol. any ideas on what this might be? i tried headphones and it does the same thing on those.... thanks alot!

Answer:Solved: No Sound!!!! laptop speakers arent working right...

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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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sound does not match netflix,  speakers stopped working after headphone use , on Dell Inspiron, 5 years old.  I reinstalled the O.S. because it was running slow,  all worked well til 4 days later, daughter plugged in headphones, and they worked, after unplugging, the speakers stopped working.  I have checked the setting and it  says all are functional.  She says now netflix movies do not match the sound.   Can't afford a new pc, have a very unhappy child, lol.   Thank you for any light you can shed on my problem.    Sincerely,  Icre8arch

Answer:sound does not match netflix, speakers stopped working after headphone use

Welcome!Computer Hope is the number one location for free computer help. The forum will help everyone with all computer questions. More information gives better answers. This problem has been reported before on some computers. The fact that the computer is five yes old, an important detail,  does not mean the computer is wore out.In some examples  some headphones plugs will damage the jack (receptacle) on the computer. This is a mechanical problem.

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I ordered my new computer over the summer from Cyberpower. I had them install a creative x-fi fatality soundcard, not knowing I would later be interested in the Bose Companion 5 speaker system that uses built in sound decoding. When I got the Bose, I had to completely uninstall my x-fi to get them to work under Vista. However, Vista still only recognizes them as USB Audio Device, rather than Bose Audio like it should (like it does under my XP system). They sound amazing with itunes, but under games, they just don't work. They work when there are cut-scenes, but as soon as 3d graphics come up, the speakers emit no sound at all. This is a huge problem and I have no idea how to fix it and why Vista won't recognize the speakers as Bose, and why they don't work under games. Any ideas?

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I did a clean install of Windows 10 build 10162, and my AMD HD7900 Card drivers updated, since then I cannot get any sound from my Via VT2021 HD sound chip, it only plays through my HDMI Lead to my AOC Monitor speakers. I cannot stand the tinny sound. Nothing so far has worked as i've researched it Google. PLEASE help me thanks
Think this is known as HDMI passthrough, but I prefer my speakers to give sound not my monitor. Using Gigabyte Z77-D3H Mobo, with Intel I5 16Gb memory.

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It's as if it doesn't detect the headphones. It says my Realtek audio driver is up-to-date. When I go to manage audio devices, there's only one device listed called "Speakers / Headphones", so I don't know if when I plug my headphones in it's supposed to detect it separately. I've tried multiple headphones, all of which work with other devices. Also, there are two drivers listed under "sound, video, and game controllers". One is Realtek Audio and the other is Intel(R) Display Audio. Should I reinstall them both? This is a new laptop that I got to replace my old laptop which had (different) sound problems, so I'm very frustrated and at my wit's end, help is appreciated, thank you.

Answer:Dell Inspiron 15: Headphones not working, sound comes through speakers when plugged in

First, make sure the headphone cable is fully inserted...
Then you show get a popup to allow you to select the device if you are using a Combined Audio Port.
If you aren't getting the popup, check the task manager to see if on the Startup Tab a Waves MaxxAudio entry is set to enabled.
If you look at the processes tab you should have two entries for Waves, one blue square and one green circle.

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

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

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

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i am using win7 ultimate. i am hearing very little or no sound via my PC speakers. however, i can hear sound via headphones.

checked all possible setting as per my knowledge. kindly someone help.

The point to note here is that sound is working perfectly OK in Ubuntu 11.10. so my speakers appear to be OK.

Answer:No sound through PC speakers but headphones working - Acer Aspire 5336

Are they both the same connecion? If the speakers are USB, see if you can find drivers on the manufacturing website.

Also in case you didnt.. Go to sound in the control panel double click the speakers you have (they should be there) and go to levels. Turn it up there.

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Answer:hi, i have lenovo B50-70 notebook. sound is not audible through headphone but speakers are working.

Hi Vinod1,
Welcome to the Forums  
As per the query we understood that you are facing issue with not audio in your Lenovo B50-70 laptop.
Connect an earphone to your system right click on the speaker icon in the task bar select playback devices option and check if the earphones are visible. If yes select the earphone and make it default. 
If the installed driver is Conexant then selects Conexant smart audio and select audio director under this option select multi streaming option and check for the issue.
Hope this helps. Do post back if the issue persists.
Best regards,         
Ashwin. S

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bought yesterday, and it is not working, is there a Driver for win7?

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Previously, we could get the sound to work on our Bose speakers for our computer but no sound would come from the TV when we connected it to the PC with and HDMI cable. But now overnight, it's swapped; we can now get sound on the TV when we're using the HDMI cable but no sound is coming through on the speakers when we just want to watch/listen to thing on the PC. 
Any ideas are suggestions are REALLY appreciated.
Thanks in advance!! 

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The sound in my L650 just stopped working all of a sudden. It was ok, and then nothing.

When plugging headphones, I only hear a crackling sound, that keeps the same volume regardless of system volume being 100% or mute.
I have no other way of testing sound output (neither hdmi cables or USB speakers).

Nothing was installed recently. Drivers are up to date. Restart didn't solve it. Uninstalling and reinstalling sound controller either.

All seems fine on the processing part (equalizer and sound bars move).

Could it be something got physically detached/unplugged/broken inside?


Answer:Sattelite L650 speakers and sound jack output stopped working

It was a mechanical problem all-right.

*I've just put it in the backpack and moved around, now it works again* (remember that 3-4 restarts did nothing).

So now I just have to open it up to figure it out...

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Hi guys, just reinstalled windows 7. everything works great, then I went to paly a file and to my surprise, no sound. Tested speakers on another device, they work. Sound card drivers are working and up to date.

When I play a media file, I can see the sound gage go. So I went in sounds, playback device, and all I see in there is my sound card, no speakers or headphones icon. Thus no sounds from speakers. Tried other headphones/speakers they also dont work on the PC.

First two screenshots are my Device Manager, third one shows my playback devices.. My wife needs this for her business and I am losing sleep over this for days now I tried everything. Any ideas?

Answer:Windows 7 SOUND, No Speakers in Playback device, thus no sound from speakers

Hi -

What sound card do you have?

Double-click on the HD audio device in Device Manager - what is driver and date?

Usually there is an audio codec/ drivers, e.g., IDT, Realtek, etc... that must be installed.

What are system specs - exact model number from label on back of PC, please.

Regards. . .



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X220 tablet (about 2.5 yrs old, out of warranty) was working completely fine last night; this morning, no sound is coming from the laptop, either through speakers or through headphones (audio jack).  I am, however, able to get sound through a bluetooth-connected speaker. I had hoped this was a software issue.  Tried uninstalling/installing all sound devices, updating BIOS, updating drivers, system restore to previous date, rebooting a million times, etc.  No joy. When I run the sound troubleshooter, it says that no speaker, headset, or headphone appears to be plugged in.  The sound icon has a little red circle/white X next to it.  When I try to plug in headphones, nothing happens -- does not seem to detect the event.  When I press the mute and volume buttons on the tablet, no response. Also, under Device Manager -> Sound, video and game controllers, it lists only "Bluetooth Hands-free Audio" and "Intel Display Audio".  I don't think either of these is the normal X220 audio driver, is it?  What else should be there?  I downloaded the Conexant Audio Software from Lenovo's site (this is what came up when I searched for audio drivers for the X220 tablet), and tried to install it, but halfway through, it said the install failed because it couldn't locate the device for the driver. This sounds like it's a hardware problem -- any way to verify?  Also, which piece of hardware exactly?  Is it the sound card ... Read more

Answer:X220 tablet - sound suddenly stopped working from speakers and headphone (but not bluetooth)

If it doesn't appear in the device manager, it sounds to me like the sound chip (codec) or some support chip has died. I'm not sure how exact you want the answer to be. I think on that model, the codec is a Conexant 20672. If I am correct, the normal fix is to replace the motherboard. Many x220 machines are still under warranty. If yours is, now would be a good time to use it. You can check here:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks so much


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My laptop is Y570 The issue the sound does not work When I start windows I can hear the windows start-up melody playing, when I start windows media player, a YouTube video, VLC player, or any other software that need sound it will not work unless: I go to Control Panel => sound => right click the Realtek HD Audio test it, then the sound works. I have tried to fix it by installed the driver and reinstall it, I went got the driver from Lenovo and it did not work. My speakers are JBL   please help me


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Answer:IdeaPad Y570 Sound is not working all the time

al320, Did you have this issue when the Y570 came right out the box? Can you try doing a factory recovery using One Key Recovery?Thanks

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hi there i recently got conected to the internet so i reinstalled xp. the problem im having is sound seems to stop working after a random amount of time. its only noticible after restarting or opening a new program, the sound dosent stop while a program is open. if im watching a avi file i would have to keep he player open and use file>open to pleay the next file , but i restart the player or say start a game the sound stops. after inspection xp says i dont ahve a sound device installed, then after reboot it says i do have a sound device. it dosent seem to be any sepcific program that loses sound, iv lost sound after divx player, using ie, firefox, antivirus if run after 15- 20 of pc being on, and after any game. my only thoughts would be if its a virus or a reinstall sound codec problem. if you have any ideas on the subject i would love to hear them any help would be apreciated

Answer:Sound stops working after random amount of time

I dont know how to fix it but iam haveing the same kind of problem when i try to listing to music is says wave problem or sound card problem do you know of anything??

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Okay, this is a very odd problem.

What happens exactly is that at what seems a random point of time, usually long after the computer's been turned on though, a very loud buzzing and static-y sound will start playing from my speakers (or headphones if they're plugged in). This goes on for about 5 seconds, and then all audio cuts. Oddly enough, if I even try to play a sound (say I press Play on a song in Winamp) it won't even play the song at all, almost as though it knows the sound won't work. If I let a video play, there's a big lag time before it starts, and then it plays, but without sound.

If I wait long enough, usually about 5 minutes, the sound comes back. I at first thought it might be my speakers, considering they're almost 6 years old, but when I noticed this would happen to my headphones too, I figured it was the sound card. My sound card is a Creative SB X-Fi.

Any other information that you need, please just tell me. I hope this problem isn't as odd and uncommon as I think it is =P

All help is greatly appreciated! Thanks.

Answer:Sound stops working at random period of time

What are your complete system specs? Have you tried updating the sound card drivers directly from Creative's support site?

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I have been using my TECRA M2 about a year without serious problems. A moth ago started my problems with audio - after start (does not matter if via boot or waking-up from hibernation) sound system (speakers) works normally. After some time (tens of minutes, hours) sound system stops working (no sound from speakers and/or headphones). No error appears but no sound. When trying to adjust volume via Windows icon on task bar CPU usage becomes very high.

I decided to reinstall my M2 - the first attempt was clean install from standard WinXP SP2 media - sound problem still persists. Today I decided to recover system from recovery CD, but the result is the same :-(

Any idea? - I'd guess board problem ... Now I made a mistake when typing - system beeps (such a beep like during booting) - interesting :-/

Except sound problem - another strange thing - when I send my XP to reboot in about 10% of attempts it turns off and does not start. After pressing power button it normaly starts ...

Any idea would be appreciated VERY much

Answer:Tecra M2: sound system stops working after some time

if some physical connection (faulty wires e.g.) of the speakers or sound card is faulty then doing a system recovery is not going to solve ur problem. Is the "audio" symptom unpredictably intermittent?

I'm not a hardware expert, maybe someone out there could shed some light on this?


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T61 Lenono gets paired (using Bluetooth adaptor) with SW50 Bluetooth Speakers but the sound does not come from the speakers when palying music. OS: Windows XP Prfessional SP3T61 Lenono Thinkpad Can anyone help pls.

Answer:T61 Lenono gets paired with SW50 Bluetooth Speakers but I cant get sound coming from speakers

Hello Vivek_230!
Welcome to the Support Forums!
In the Control Panel window find Sounds, Speech, and Audio Devices section and open it. Then select the Sounds and Audio Devices. A new Window should open, select the Audio tab (top line of buttons) and click on it.
In the Sound Playback section: from the drop down menu, are your Bluetooth Speakers listed as the audio output device?

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

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

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

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I cant get these things to work together I think I just dunno what Im doing..

Installed my PCI card and setup my speakers and plugged em in etc.. Installed the drivers for 7.1 sound as the instructions suggested for me to do, even though my speakers are actually 5.1 (Logitech X-530) wonder if thats whats wrong...anyway

now my woofer works and so do my front two speakers but my other 3 are left out..what to do?

Thanks all!

Answer:Chaintech AV710 Sound Card and Logitech 5.1 Speakers: only 2 speakers work

I'd say install the 5.1 drivers and be sure the speakers are plugged into the correct ports

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This is what I heard. You can use matrix mode and when playing music, still get sound from all 5 speakers without a 5.1 card

Answer:Logitech Z5300 speakers: Doesnt require 5.1 sound card to run from all 5 speakers?

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Hey there, I have an issue that I can't solve no matter how much I try. Sometimes when I play, I have sound, but then all the suddenly it stops working, but I see no error. When I try to open a soundtrack through Windows Media Player, it says "An error occured while trying to open this file through Media Player", or simillar.

When I go on youtube, there is no sound, and there is no sound in the games I am playing. And when I login to Teamspeak to talk to my friends, I get an error saying that it could not connect to my sound device.

I have tried updating the sound card to the latest driver through Toshiba's website, but that did not solve the error. The only solution I have now is to restart the computer, only to wait for the next time it will happen. Wich I find really annoying.

Is there anything the people of this forum can help me with?

Answer:Sound stops working after a period of time on my Satellite L755D-14M


> When I try to open a soundtrack through Windows Media Player, it says "An error occured while trying to open this file through Media Player", or simillar.

I found an interesting knowledge base article from Microsoft where this error message is described:

try to modify the registry? maybe it helps?

If this does not work, I recommend using HDD recovery to reset the system.
Since I?m thinking its corrupted system, the HDD recovery should solve this?.

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I have, as I see it, a very unique problem with my computer.
I turn my computer on, and sound works, I can turn on winamp, play music etc.
But, after random amount of time, my sound driver just disappears, when go to
Control Panel and Sound and Audio Devices, it says I have no driver/sound card.

Funny thing is, when I open winamp at the beginning when it works, it continues to play music even when it already says I have no sound, I can even add more stuff to winamp, but ONCE I turn it off, It wont open again because I have no sound drivers!
The amount of time before this happens varies, once it was hour and a half, but not it was only 15 minutes. Of course, Im still listening to music, because I havent turned off winamp yet (although, any other program I start after the malfunction, sound wont work with it).

I tried to reinstall my drivers, but I couldnt find a way how to remove everything from Device manager under "Sound, Audio and Gaming Devices", but nothing changed. When I removed what I could, windows found it as new hardware, but didnt want to install new drivers since "the latest possible version is installed". Sound of course wasnt working, until I installed drivers I downloaded from the net, but then it just returned to where it is now.
Also, right now, device manager tells me everything runs ok, but "Sound" in Control Panel says I have no drivers.

I have no idea what this is, and I want to use system reinstall as... Read more

Answer:Sound Card (Driver?) stops working after random amount of time

You may be infected with a virus or other malware. What protection are you running?

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How would one go about using both regular computer speakers and speakers on a tv hooked up with a hdmi cable. They work independently but not together.

Answer:use tv speakers and computer speakers at same time

I am pretty sure that cannot be done without a 3rd party program.

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My X61 speakers have static sound.  I have the latest driver.  The static sound is from the computer speakers.  Ultrabase speakers are OK.  When I muted, the speakers have no sound.  Any easy fix?  Some people say it may be loose wires inside causing the statics, but I haven't tried to open the computer yet.

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ok so i got a new compaq pc and my old polkaudio speakers wont work! does anyone no what the problem is? i no that they are connected properly, and the volume is cranked to the fullest and all sounds still play quietly. the speakers worked properly on my old pc though.

Answer:speakers not working properly, sound is very low, connected properly, please help!

I think...

1.You may have accidently adjusted you sound configuration settings.
2.You may not have the correct sound Drive (Or none at all). If so check your sound card and browse the web for installable driver (The acctual drivers don't cost anything)

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A week ago a bubble popped up on my desktop offering to clear space because i was running out of memory on my computer. I clicked it (shouldn't have) and it "cleared space" but now my computer won't play any sound. i have Dell speakers and they work fine because i can plug them into my ipod and play that. I already did the Control Panel-Sounds and Audio Devices-Audio tab but once I get to the audio tab this website tells me to click "Advanced" under "sound playback". However, I don't even have the option of clicking that button. it won't let me click it. Also, there is no Volume control icon on the bottom right corner of my screen (next to the clock). like there should be. I really need help

Answer:Speakers not working...has to do with windows actual speakers are fine

Go to control panel - open sound Icon - put a check mark in the box.Place Volume Icon in TaskbarWindows XPSee if your sound has been stopped in Services Under Windows Audio.Start - Control Panel - Open Administrative Tools - Open Component Services - Click Services (Local) and Scrowl down the list to Windows Audio to see if it says - Started. If stoppedLeft click Windows Audio and click restart. - OrRight click Windows Audio - left click Properties - Left click Start If the above doesn't work, go to control panel and open System Icon - Hardware Tab - Device Manager - Click the + Plus sign for Sounds.......... -Right click Realtek AC 97 (Or whatever Sound you have) - Left click - Update Driver.To update you will need the CD that came with your computer If you have the CD that came with your computer you should be able to install your sound drivers.

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have had a microsoft tech run thru all updates on the drives . Nothing worked . Message says no speakers or headphones are pluged in. Little Res x

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i have a pavillion desktop that has internal speakers, i just bought a bose 2 companion sepeakers and want to use it as my default speakers, but there's no sound coming from bose speakers. Bose speakers are plugged in, but sound still coming from the monitor speakers. I have Vista 64 home premium.

Answer:external speakers not working/pc has internal speakers

Originally Posted by jc828

i have a pavillion desktop that has internal speakers, i just bought a bose 2 companion sepeakers and want to use it as my default speakers, but there's no sound coming from bose speakers. Bose speakers are plugged in, but sound still coming from the monitor speakers. I have Vista 64 home premium.

Hi jc,

Welcome to the Forum.

Never seen one of these before, Try right clicking on the speaker symbol in the notification area, select Playback Devices, You should be able to select the speaker device that you want to use.
Right click enable/disable Hide/unhide
Left Click will allow you to configure the device after selecting Configure
Properties will also give you some options

I hope this helps


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I was using Pleomax speakers(the usual kind that connect to the sound card )a while ago.They were just plug and play kind no software needed. They seemed to work fine . Then I replaced them with the USB speakers which also worked alrite(also plug and play). Then I remove the USB speakers and connect the old ones back on and now there is no sound. The computer doesn't even recognise that the speakers are connected and says no device.When I try opening the sound control it gives me this error message saying "no sound mixers" In the sounds and audio devices the volume, audio and voice parts are all greyed out In every part it just says No device I found this answer before saying that I have to use the Run application and open the services.msc and check Windows Audio, I did and found it is started but still the problem persists F:\Program Files\Belarc\Advisor\System\tmp\(Abdul-0fb168e59).htmlOn this link you'll be able to find everything about my compPlease I need help ASAP

Answer:USB Speakers to Normal Speakers/No sound!!!

Welcome to ComputerHope.Just a thought, try going to Control Panel --> Sounds and Audio Devices.A new window should pop up. Make sure all your sound settings are set to the right devices and press OK.This is assuming you have Windows XPWhat Windows version do you have?About that .html file, you can upload it here.

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Good morning everyone,
I am having issues with sound on the M92 or G1U3306 as stated on the subject. The sound works perfectly fine for everything with the exception of Istation, I did notice that this is only affecting 2 out of the 20 plus computers we have, so its a bit hard to say its just the model. I have tried updating the drivers to the latest version, and as well verified that it was not just the input device for front and back jacks being wonky. Oddly enough the support agent I worked with, used TeamViewer and was able to hear the application just fine, however when I used speakers it was very, very faint but I could also hear it. 
Is there any general help anyone can provide me to pinpoint the problem further?
Mod:  added app name causing problem to Subject line

Answer:Lenovo ThinkCentre M92: Sound issues with Istation e-learning app, faint sound with speakers

I am having issues with sound on the M92 or G1U3306 as stated on the subject.

I'm not finding that model number, can you verify?   Running 'sys info' can usually also provide the model number (do not post serial numbers.)   And OS info and Istation version might be helpful.   Thx. 

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Good morning everyone,
I am having issues with sound on the M82 or 3306G1U as stated on the subject. The sound works perfectly fine for everything with the exception of Istation, I did notice that this is only affecting 2 out of the 20 plus computers we have, so its a bit hard to say its just the model. I have tried updating the drivers to the latest version, and as well verified that it was not just the input device for front and back jacks being wonky. Oddly enough the support agent I worked with, used TeamViewer and was able to hear the application just fine, however when I used speakers it was very, very faint but I could also hear it. 
Is there any general help anyone can provide me to pinpoint the problem further?
Mod:  added app name causing problem to Subject line; and corrected the model number and system type

Answer:Lenovo ThinkCentre M82: Sound issues with Istation e-learning app, faint sound with speakers

I am having issues with sound on the M92 or G1U3306 as stated on the subject.

I'm not finding that model number, can you verify?   Running 'sys info' can usually also provide the model number (do not post serial numbers.)   And OS info and Istation version might be helpful.   Thx. 

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Just bought an xfi fatal1ty sound card and I bought "Medusa 5.1 surround headphones" to go with it

The problem is that the rear speakers sound quieter or muffled from the front and center speakers in my headphones

I tried everything I could think of to make the rear sound like the front but nothing has worked

I know that my rear speakers are not defective because if I switch the front wire and rear wire around the rear speakers sound like they should

I donít know whatís making the rear sound so off

Someone Help

Overall the headphones sound great but the 2 rear speakerís just throw away the whole 5.1 surround headphone feeling

I tried contacting

But they have poor service

Answer:Just bought a new sound card but the rear speakers sound muffled or quieter Help

I'm not the audio guru here... but from what i've seen about the medusa 5.1 headset is that it is a USB headset. Is yours?

I've got the X-fi fatal1ty FPS and a pair of Zalman Theater 6 headphones. Here is how I hook it up.

See the 3 plugs White is Front - Gray is rear - Black is sub

The Black goes in the far right, Gray goes next to it, white next to that, and my mic goes on the far left.

These headphones are fantastic and have a perfect surround sound field.

BF2 - the M95 sniper rifle sounds absolutely incredible.... It's the sharpest, chrisp SNAP you've ever hear.... Sometimes when I pull the trigger it actually makes me jump... lol

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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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I have no applications running at all in Windows. I have the system sound muted, but I still have some sound coming out of the speakers. It sounds like some talk radio. I also have all networking disabled. I have no idea where this is coming from.

How can I tell if any process on my computer is accessing the sound drivers?

Answer:Solved: computer sound muted but sound is still coming from speakers

In some cases, if the speakers are cheaply made and not sheilded, they can acutally pickup radio waves (especially if you live near a radio tower). Does the "Talk radio" continue if the speakers are on, while the computer is off?

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I just bought a X1 carbon. When I plug in the headphone, there is no sound from it. And the system shows that the headphone is not plugged in, even if I did.  The Realteck manager didn't detect the device either.   I've tried to update the sound driver, but this didn't work. What should I do? Many thanks.

Answer:Headset plugged in, sound still comes from computer speakers, no sound in headphone

Hi Wandou,
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
Open Realtek HD Audio Manager on the top right corner click on ?Device Advance Setting? and select the option use ?Multi-Stream Mode?.
Hope this helps.
Best regards,
Hemanth Kumar

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I am getting a laptop. Right now I am deciding between regular "High Definition Audio 2.0" and a "ExpressCard Sound Blaster X-Fi Laptop Sound Card with Wireless Receiver Bundle". The latter is 134 dollars more. Would the latter make the output of sound better on external speakers. Say if you're a DJ, and you use the laptop, would the sound coming out of the speakers at those high volumes be much better if you have the better soundcard? Or does it not have any effect on the output sounds? Thanks!

Answer:Do Sound Cards Effect The Output of Sound To External Speakers?

It affects the external output even more than the one from the integrated speakers.

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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'.

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i  have no sound at allll coming from computer i have no external speakers but i still had some sound coming from the speaker on the compter the speaker icon has a red x in front of it,  i work on a desktop windows 7 professial system thanks

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my computer has no sound. I cannot figure out why. I reinstalled my Avance AC'97 sound driver and no luck. the speakers work fine. does anyone know what i can do? I didn't change anything before the sound went out. It just isn't there.

Answer:No sound from computer, speakers work fine... Avance AC'97 sound

physically check your cables, as usually this problem is caused by human error. next, check all of your volumes. what OS, service pack, and version are you running?

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