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

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

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

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

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

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

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

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

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

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

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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.

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

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

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I have 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.
 

A: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?

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

djjmj wrote: " I have used Dell Auto Update "

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

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

When I pull out my headphones I can't hear no sound yet when I am using my headphones I can hear sound.
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A:No sound from Laptop speakers, but can hear sound out headphones

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

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

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Hello  I have been using my hp for over a year with little or no problems and this only happened 3 days ago. I came home from college and I booted up the laptop and there was no sound what so ever so I plugged in my headhones and the sound was distorted. So I thought It must be a Driver Issue so I updated the drivers and It fixed it or so I thought. The next day I came home and had the same problem but when I had the headphones in I could hear that the sound was going from distorted to normal rapidly so I just jiggled the headphone jack and It was fixed. Now today I came home as usual and same thing happens so I tried the jiggle trick from yesterday and nope it didnt work. But after a few mins It ficed itself  Now I havent got a clue whats causing this and Im getting frustrated. Can I do anything to resolve this   Does It matter that I have my headphones plugged on all the time or could it be the head phone jack that is causing issues

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I have a Lenovo S10-3 Netbook, running on Win7 starter.

It has been running fine unil a few days ago, when the built in speakers no longer play any sound. Works fine with earphones or exernal speakers, but not internal speakers.

Drivers are all up to date, and audio/sound settings are all set to full.

And according to the speaker and sound card 'properties' - "This device is working properly."

What can i do?

A:No sound from built in speakers, but sound from headphones

Do you get sound with the external speakers unplugged?? Usually laptops will disable the built in speakers while external speakers are being used...

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I have recently got some dj software but cannot get separate sounds through my headphones and speakers. any ideas? N.B i am no computer wizz!

A:How do i get 2 channel sound to have different sound thru headphones & speakers?

Hi and welcome to the forum.

There isn't an easy way of doing this and I'm not sure it's even possible; getting the speakers and the headphones to work at the same time is a big enough of a challenge!

How exactly are your speakers and headphones plugged in? One in front audio out and one in back audio out...?

Oli

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Everything has been working fine with my computer forever and I have always had sound with no problem. Late last night I decided to stay up late and to not wake anyone else up I used a pair of headphones to listen to late night radio via the internet. The headphones worked great. When I was done for the night I turn the computer off per usual, though having unconnecting my headphones from the speakers.

This morning when I got up and turn my computer on I had no sound coming from my speakers. I do have sound from the headphones. I have no idea what is causing this and definitely have no idea how to fix it. Can someone here help please????

GQ

A:No sound from speakers-sound from headphones

I meant to say that I have XP HOme Edition.

GQ

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So the same thing happens to me. I'm listening to music while I work. I make a call and plug in a headset so people can understand me better on Skype. Then unplug headset to listen to music again, there is no sound. I can open a new browser and continue listening (jango.com). Built in speakers on a laptop. So all the suggestions above about 'is the volume muted?', 'are the speakers plugged in?', 'did the speakers get damaged?' yada yada, all don't apply. Anybody know how to get that browser to play again? I even close the tab and repopen jango in another, doesn't help. Can't play youtube, etc. All sound from that browser session is going to oblivion. Where do I set it to go back to speakers?

Thanks.

A:No sound from speakers-sound from headphones

Hi, and welcome to TSF.

We need to find out if this is a browser problem or something with your pc. Do you get sound with any installed media players, eg, Windows Media Player, Vlc, etc....?

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

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The sound on my computer is coming out of both the headphones and the onboard speakers. This is a new computer, right out of the box, so I don't know what exactly could be making it do this. All the drivers are up to date to my knowledge, but the computer doesn't seem to be recognizing the headphones when I put them into the jack.

Also, on a related note, if I turn up the volume high, I get high-pitched feedback.

I'm using an Asus U41S. Sound card is Realtek HD.

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First let me say that I saw the guide stickied at the top for how to properly post a request for help. But I don't know how to classify this.

The problem is I have no sound on my computer from either the speakers (part of the monitor) or the headphones. And my microphone doesn't seem to be working, but I think these two are related. I want to hear sound.

So I'm not sure what to say. I have Windows 7. I have an HP Pavilion Slimline s7320n desktop PC. My monitor is an SVA, model number 7005L. Maybe SVA isn't the brand, but it has those letters on the front.

I have tried plugging the cord that normally handles the sound into all of the jacks in the back of the tower. But I keep getting told that "No audio output device is installed." Maybe I did this simple process incorrectly. I am willing to retry it with help. I can't adjust the volume from my keyboard. Not that it matters because no sound is coming from the computer.

I'm not sure if this problem is hardware or software related. I called tech support for Windows and HP. They both wanted to charge me for them to take the equipment and repair it. But I don't think it's an equipment problem because everything runs just fine. I just can't hear anything.

I recently had a new hard drive installed. As a result, I ended up being upgraded from XP to Windows 7. The sound worked with XP.

A:No sound from speakers or headphones

They would try to make you pay for that...

Let's take a look in the Device Manager. Open it up using the instructions here if you need help: http://cid-120d9bfa03f629fd.spaces.l...29FD!151.entry

Do you see any yellow !'s or red X's?

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Just update my system from win7 to win10. Currently ound isthe s coming out from the speakers and the headphons on the same time, plus when I want to here music from Youtube the system does not recognize the headphons when pluged in. Thx.

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This probably is a really simple problem but I can't solve it. I run Windows XP pro. My speakers worked fine until I plugged in the headphones to use with Skype. Now sound only runs thru headphones and even if I unplug them there is no sound thru the speakers. All connections seem fine. I had the same problem on another pc and never was able to find the reason.
 

A:No sound thru speakers after using headphones

It could be that Skype made that headset your default sound device. Most people have Microphones that come built into their computers now lately. Try uninstalling Skype and reinstalling it.
Go into your Volume Control and check to see what the name of the device it is sending the sound to. If it says its your headset when they are not plugged in, it is the headsets problem.
START>PROGRAMS>ACCESSORIES>ENTERTAINMENT> VOLUME CONTROL

Also try your Device manager.
RIGHT CLICK MY COMPUTER> MANAGE> "In the left side menu click DEVICE MANAGER"
Make sure that your headset is not still working even though not plugged in. Right click the name of your headset and click disable.
Hope some of this will help.
After you do this try resetting and check by playing a song or something.
 

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I had my computer recently restored after a virus problem, and now that it's back up, everything seems to be fine - except for the audio. I cannot receive any sounds from my headphones or speakers plugged into the jacks; however, when i plug in the same pair of headphones with a USB adapter, i can hear sound. How can i fix this problem?

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A:No sound in headphones or speakers.

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

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

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I have no sound...

My microphone is showing lights in the mixer ; I'm getting input numbers in WinAmp. But No Sound!

I am running Windows XP on X-Technology custom built ..

I replaced the HDD -- they reloaded XP, I have downloaded the drivers for Creative SB Auidigy 2Z
I used that diagdx -- I have no sound... My microphone is showing lights in the mixer ; I'm getting input numbers in WinAmp. But No Sound!

Maybe my sound card is hooked up wrong?
 

A:No sound in headphones or speakers

Right-click on "My Computer" and select Manage.

Then click on Device Manager does your sound card appear in there? Or is there any question marks or red crosses?
 

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My speakers were working perfectly, but my headphones weren't. It says my headphones were working when I went to Control Panel then Sound. I unplugged my speakers and tried my headphones and they still didn't work and now my speakers aren't working either.

A:No sound on speakers or headphones.

what is your system/model?
You may need to reinstall audio driver/manager

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

A:No Sound From Speakers Or Headphones

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

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Hi,

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

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

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

Any suggestions? Thanks!

A:Sound from speakers rather than headphones

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

Thanks you,

Best Regards...

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I have a Windows XP operating system. I do not get any sound out of my speakers or my headphones. I did a troubleshoot but it reaveled nothing. The other day I had system sounds coming through my speakers but today that dosen't even work. I checked to see if there was any conflicts after going into device manager. There were no conflicts at all. My sound device is on my motherboard. I do now have a seperate sound card. I have an Intel(r) 82801AA AC'97 Audio controller. In device manager it also states that I have Legacy Audio Devices. In device manager it also states that every thing is working properly. Everything I have checked verifies that the sytem is completely set for sound. I also went into setup and sound is on as well as speakers. I am sort of confused right now as to what I can do to regain sound iin my system. I hope someone can help me. Thank you.
 

A:No sound from Speakers or headphones

Try this:
Open control panel , click on Sounds, Speech, and Audio Devices, then choose sounds and audio devices,
Click on the sounds tab, under the sounds tab, you will see a box under sounds scheme, click on it and choose windows default.
Now restart your computer for the changes to take effect..
Hope that works right for you...
 

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When I plug my headphones into my front jack, HP m1180n desktop, they work fine however sound keep playing in my speakers as well.

How do I prevent sound from coming through both headphones and speakers at same time?
 

A:Sound comes through headphones & speakers - why?

You will have to reconfigure your motherboards sound configuration. The Audio header has to be configured for HD (Hi-Definition)... You may have to contact HP tech support to do this
 

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Hey Guys,
I have Logitech Speaker IDK what are they exactly called... Anyway there are 2 speakers and one Sub Woofer, I used to have sound untill Yesterday when I was putting on my headphones which are connected to the Speakers Controller (Somekind of device which looks like a mouse which has a wheel for Volume + and -) Then When I removed them there was No sound!
I checked if the sound was muted from the PC but it wasn't, I plugged back my headphones and there was sound again, Unplugged and no sound!
***?

Thanks in Advance!

A:No sound on Speakers but there is on Headphones!

Bump!
Help me please!

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Hello,
Guys I need your help QUICKLY.
My grandmother's computer doesn't play sound from speakers, headphones and whatever.
I don't know if this related but I changed the system language from Russian to English because this is my grandmother's native.
Well I really need your cube-side to help me, AS FAST AS YOU CAN, because she's about to pay the technician guy.

Any solution? I've got to fix this quickly, but as you read I probebly don't know how. By-the-way, I HAVE SOME expeience with computers. (a lot)
 

A:No sound through speakers and even headphones

And you've updated all the drivers and everything for your speakers?

(I'm assuming you've already checked to make sure it's not on mute, right?)

Cheers,
Kim
 

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

A:want different sound through speakers and headphones.

anyone please?

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I have sound through my headphones but not through my computer speakers. The speakers work fine as I tried them on another computer.... Checked the sound properties...nothing is muted and all sound is where it should be. Device manager says everything is working properly. They were working properly until a couple days ago.
Thanks for any help you can give me.

Molly

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:wave: Hi all, I am at my wits end trying to figure out why my speakers suddenly stopped working! I do still have sound when I use my headphones though. I did download Everest and ran it, but thats about it, I don't know what to do from there. If you can tell me what I need to post to help figure out what I need to do, I would greatly appreciate it!

THANKS!!
 

A:No sound through speakers only headphones

Ok, I have checked all my connections...all were fine. The fuse in my sub is fine, everything I have checked says it is working properly and I still have no sound, well I have a tiny amount of sound coming from my 2 front speakers. I plugged my headphones into the back and sound is working through them. Any suggestions?
 

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

A:Sound from headphones not speakers

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

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

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

David
 

A:No Sound through speakers but through headphones

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

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

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On my brand new Asus laptop, I have not been able to figure out how to get sound out of my headphones when I plug them in. On my old laptop, if I plugged in the headset, sound went there automatically. Not on the new computer. The headset I have has a USB plug. I was able to get sound out of them once- by disabling the speakers, Realtek Digital Output and Realtek HMDI Output--- if I just disable the speakers, the default goes to the Digital Output and I get no sound at all, so I had to disable everything. AND, in order to get all that back, I had to do a system restore to an earlier date because I have no idea how to get them back otherwise. Please help.

A:Sound out of Speakers, not headphones

You need to select the "Speakers" as the default device if you have it set to "Digital Output" you wont get any sound at all, Go into Control Panel\Sound and rightclick on "Speakers" and select default device.

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Hi,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Apologies in advance I am not computer savvy.

For months I have used my headphones without problem. At the weekend I unplugged them and connected my Phillips speakers which worked fine. Later that day I swapped back and the sound has vanished. I tried reconnecting the speakers and now they don't work either.

I've tried reinstalling the drivers and checking all the levels but - nothing. I get a crackle on the headphones as the plug enters but no volume.

Help! (please)

A:Sound gone after using speakers when normally use headphones.

Not enough information available in your System Specs. Also, the OS is not London, posting here suggests it is Windows 7.

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

A:No sound from speakers, headphones ok

Hi there!

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

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

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

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I'm renting from someone living in his house with 2 other people next room over. Audio plays out of my speakers whether my head phone is plugged in or not so I know its not the head phone age. I use the front jack for the headphone. The computer doesn't list my headphone either in the available unites when plugged in. I use realtek audio device. I've been all over the manager all over screen shots of advice and de installed than re installed real tek.. Same issue. Audio from the computer, not the headphone plugged in or not and not listed on the available devices or anything.

Any ideas other than driver updates or broken jack flack would be wonderful..

A:Sound comes out of my speakers not my headphones.

Have you tried to plug the headphones into the back Audio Port?

Just to check your plugging them into the green port.

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Hello, this is really strange. Whenever I unplug the speakers jack and plug in the headphones, the sound stops! I have to restart the application or run another one and then the sound is back. This is really silly and takes time especially when you need to restart some game. Why does it happen and how can I disable this stupid behavior? Thank you

A:sound gone after switching speakers to headphones!

Which brand or type headphones ? What sound stops, speakers ? This a Laptop ? Check Sound Properties in control panel when you do this.

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Hello,
I have a Lenovo Thinkpad T510 with Windows 7 and have noticed the sound when using headphones it quite low. The same headphones playing the same sound on an older computer turned up all the way is extremely loud, but on this one, you can sometimes barely hear it. Even when using desktop speakers, turned up all the way, playing something in VLC media player with that sound up 400%, it is still sometimes hard to hear, and pretty much any video online, which I can't turn up to 400%, is too low to hear very well. Is this an issue with the sound card? Is there any way to amplify it? Thanks!

A:Sound on headphones and desktop speakers low

Have you tried enabling the "Loudness Equalization" in Windows 7 ?

You can find this setting in the control panel.
Control Panel -> Hardware Sound - >Sound - > Speakers

http://www.trishtech.com/win7/enable_loudness_equalization_in_windows_7.php

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

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

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

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

Please help!

HP Pavilion HDX9430EA
Windows 7 64-bit

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

A:Sound plays through both speakers and headphones

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Cpt Dreggs


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

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

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

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

Please help!

HP Pavilion HDX9430EA
Windows 7 64-bit

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



Have you tried re-installing the driver?

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My Dell Inspiron 15 laptop will not play sound through the laptop. Sound works fine with external speakers or headphones. How can I check to see if I have a bad sound card or whatever else may be the problem? Have made no changes to system that I'm aware of.

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OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8.1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU 2117U @ 1.80GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 6031 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, -1984 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 476588 MB, Free - 309740 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0MND5Y
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled
 

A:No sound except when using external speakers/headphones

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Hi, I've bought a Yoga 710 14" a few months ago, and this problem had persisted since I first got it.When I connect headphones through the headphone jack, wether they are headphone-mic combo or just headphones, the sound from the speakers still comes out. Headphones are working fine but I can hear from them and from the laptop speakers. Tried many tips online with RealTek HD manager, tried installing latest drivers. Can't seem to find the problem.In the Realtek HD manager when the headphones are connected they are shown as a microphone and not as a speakers. I'm pretty sure that's part of the problem. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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Hello I have Sound Comming Form My speakers and wanted to hook up a headphone set (with mic) to use but so sound comes form them when there hooked in i bought them they day i tried and even tryed a 300$ sony stero headphones i no work and nothing i have tried many sets and stil lnone have worked suggestions?
 

A:SOUnd Form Speakers Not Headphones

Where are you plugging the headphones to? hat happens if you plug them to the same place as your speakers? You may have to enable the specific jack you are using for the headphones in your soundcard control panel.
 

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I was playing on my laptop and I took off my headphones but the music was playing through my laptop speakers. I have no idea why sound plays through both my laptop speakers and my headphones. Please help

A:Playing sound from both speakers and headphones

What is the make and model of the computer? What operating system and sound card are you using? This information will help us narrow down the problem.

I would start by checking your Windows audio settings for anything you can mute or un-mute that would be related to the issue. I would check the sound card manufacturer's program as well if there is one, they usually have a lot of additional settings like "detect headphones when plugged in" that can cause this.

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I am using an AMD Phenom 9850 Quad core processor computer that i bought 4 months back. Everything was working fine until 1 month back, there was a problem with the audio. Now no audio comes from the speaker and headphones.

I have uninstalled the realtek drivers and reinstalled it, but still it doesn't work. The computer has an ASUS M3A78-EM motherboard. When i open the device manager, i get a yellow question mark beside the sound card device. I again uninstall and reinstall the driver, still theres no audio.

Is there any resolution for this except for taking the processor to a computer shop for repair???? Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Thanks
 

A:No sound from the speakers or headphones of the computer

You need to provide more information.

Including your system specs: (make / model, what version of Windows? what Service Pack (SP) release level? is it 32 or 64 bit version of Windows?

And tell us what Windows is reporting

First make sure all your devices are connected and powered on
Click Start->Run, enter: msinfo32. Click the + sign next to Components to expand it
Click Problem Devices. Anything appear?
If yes, click on it, Ctrl-A to select all, Ctrl-C to copy it, Ctrl-V to paste into next post

 

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Hello. I'm having a little problem with my speakers. As written in my title, my speakers has no sound. I have went through almost all the related forums on this kind of problems but it seems that almost everyone has problem with the speaker's sound AFTER they installed something or upgraded their software.

after i shut my computer down at night and on it back the next morning, the speakers weren't working and when i play a mp3, avi, rmvb or even youtube, there is no sound at all. However, if i plug in my headphones, they work just fine. Everything else is working fine.
- The light on the speakers is light up
- The wire is plugged into the green hole. It hasn't been moved since about a year ago so i don't think thats the problem.
- The sound card is working fine (There is sound through the headphones)
- There are no conflicting drives.
- There are no exclamation marks or crosses in the device manager.
- My audio isn't mute.

I'm suspecting that my speakers is spoiled. But i'm hoping that someone could help me with it. Because it just doesn't make sense how the speakers could be perfectly fine one moment, and be spoilt after a shut down.

*I can't use systerm restore because when i tried it it says that it couldn't return to the specific time and to solve that problem, i cancel the system restore, shut down and then enable it again.

Edit:
**My speakers does have those buzzing sound (those kind that signals the speakers ... Read more

A:No sound from speakers (headphones got) after shut down

When you plug in the headphones are you plugging them into a front panel jack? Try removing the speaker plug from the green jack at the back and plug in the headphones there. If you get sound through the headphones, your sound card is probably okay but your speakers are not.



Because it just doesn't make sense how the speakers could be perfectly fine one moment, and be spoilt after a shut down.Click to expand...

But isn't that the nature of a component failure? It often works fine up until the moment it doesn't. You don't always get a gradual failure. When it fails, it fails.
 

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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
Lekha.
 

A: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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Hi, I'm having trouble getting sounds to come out of my speakers. I downloaded the SB live drivers and turned digital output on and yet I'm getting no sound coming out for my speakers. However when I turn digital output off I get sounds from my headphones just fine. I checked all the volume controls to make sure nothing is muted yet no luck. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
 

A:No sound coming out of speakers but are for headphones

Well, Most speakers for computers do not take a digital input so that is causing a problem some where. Where are you plugging the headphones and speakers?
 

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