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T440 - Sound does not switch between internal speakers and headphones or back

Q: T440 - Sound does not switch between internal speakers and headphones or back

Hi community,let me first explain how I assume the switch between headphones and speakers should work:I turn on music or anything esle and if no headphones are plugged in, every sound comes from the internal speakers. Now if I plug in headphones then the sound comes exclusively from the headphones. If I pull then out again the sound comes from the speakers and so on. In my case the situation is the following:If I have no headphones plugged in and turn on music, then I hear if via speakers. If I decide to continue listening to that music via headphones and plug them in, then the music continues to come from the speakers, but for example the notification sound from outlook comes from the headphones. This works vice versa.If I open, say youtube to watch a video, while having the headphones plugged in, I will hear the sound via them. If I now unplugg them, the speakers will stay silent.What can I do that if there are no external speakers plugged in (headphones etc.) every sound will be played by the internal speakers, if I plug in some sort of external speaker it comes from them and if I unplugg it it switches back to the internal speakers?Thank you very much for your help!Best regards


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Preferred Solution: T440 - Sound does not switch between internal speakers and headphones or back

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.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: T440 - Sound does not switch between internal speakers and headphones or back

Try updating the audio drivers through System Update.

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Watching youtube, and playing some games, and watching VLV --- whenever I switch between speakers and headphones the audio stops. I have to refresh the youtube page or reload the VLC video.

Is there a way to get around this?

I use autohotkey to switch, but that shouldn't matter. The problem is there when I manual switch via the sound menu.

If you can fix this I will be in debt. Ty

A:switch between headphones and speakers, and cant get sound back

You should not have to manually switch anything when going between headphones and speakers if you use the correct jacks. The front panel connection on the motherboard should be used to connect to the case front panel jacks, and use the HD Audio, not the AC97 connection for the motherboard connection so it will auto sense.

Otherwise, a little more info on what you are doing.

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The IDT Audio CODEC - Driver is from HP site downloaded , fresh windows installation, previously installed windows-es from XP SP3 X86, XPSP3 X64, Windows 7 Proffesional X64, Windows 7 Ultimate X64, now using Windows 7 Ultimate X86 but not once the internal speaker are not working, one week ago they wer working and suddenly stopped coresponding. When I play Audio on mixer I see that VU meter is filling in greeen colors depending on strenght of the music but no sound out either on speakers and not on headphones, when I connect bluetooth headset I can hear the sound. 

A:No sound from internal speakers nor headphones, but over blu...

  hi check the sound in control panel if the internal spaker is as a default.

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Dell Inspiron 1525 XP Pro
SigmaTel sound card.
The speakers were working on the laptop. The following day only the headphones was working. I checked the drivers; I checked the various volume controls; I ran three anti-virus programs, still the problem remains.

A:no sound from internal speakers but headphones ok

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CTO HP Pavilion dv8000 (with Media Center) XP
For some time, I've had sound from headphone jack but not from internal speakers, though when I take out the headphones, for half a second, the music continues through the speaker. HP help told me to reinstall the operating system (XP) which I was not willing to do, as I wasn't sure they knew what they were talking about (again--I've had ill experience here). So when I saw some issues here that sounded similar to mine (turn off digital output--SPDIF), I contacted them again. They determined (likely from some far away place--the grammar and spelling weren't very good, though they were very polite) that it is a hardware issue. I am loathe to send this thing away into the black hole of HP repair. The posts I read here usually had to do with VISTA, but I have XP and couldn't figure out how to do the same thing in XP (SPDIF). Any help would be great. Without some software fix, I'm liable to limp along using headphones and external speaker systems.

A:no sound from internal speakers but headphones ok

it seems like everyone's solution to re-install Windows... easy way out i think... but really... is it worth trying to get these speakers to work? are they very good? you can easily buy external speakers, cheap and they work fine is there anything wrong with external speakers? like you say, its really no point to in sending it away... dunno... don't just take my advice though....

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Very strange...I get sound when headphones are plugged in, but when they are not, no sound comes from the built-in computer speakers. I have had my computer for about 4 months, and the speakers worked previously; this just started within the last couple days. Any ideas?

A:Sound from headphones but not internal speakers

Try a System Restore - How to. If it still doesn't work, have the laptop check as its just 4 months old, call HP to have the speakers replaced.

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Never had any issue with sound before. Suddenly the speakers on E6430 don't work but headphones still do.  Booted using f12 key and it passed sound test.  Swapped boot drive from Win10 and inserted Win 7 drive with same results.  I guess the speakers are OK but the sense pin doesn't work. Software is up-to-date. So now what?

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I'm having an incredibly irritating problem with my sound in Vista Enterprise x64, I'm hoping someone can help. I have a Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio card, and I have the latest drivers installed.

The problem is that when I'm listening to music or playing a game, the sound works just fine on my speakers. But if I plug in my headphones to the front port, the sound continues to come out of my speakers, and not my headphones. The only way to get the sound to come out of my headphones and not the speakers is to re-launch the application that is producing sound. The same is true vice-versa (going from headphones back to speakers).

I have set my default output device to be the headphones and have played around with every setting in the Sound Blaster and Vista Sound control panels I can find - nothing seems to work.

I have read through other forums with similar issues, but they're all either a different issue (i.e. they get sound out of the speakers and the headphones - I only get it out of one, and not the right one), or the threads seem to have dropped off unsolved.

Anyone have a fix for this or at least experiencing the same issue? Your help is greatly appreciated.


A:Sound doesn't switch from speakers to headphones

No one has any thoughts on this?

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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!

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

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

Anyone any idea how I can fix this?

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Hi there

I have an Acer Aspire laptop and bought a little bass speaker that will enhance what I currently have on my laptop.

Only problem however is that when plugging this speaker into the headphone jack my internal speakers don't play anymore.

How can I play through both my internal laptop speaker and through this external speaker at the same time.

Your help would be much appreciated!

A:Play sound through internal speakers and headphones simultaneously

For most systems dual sound is impossible. Actually I'm not sure if that is possible at all on any card at all...I've browsed around the internetz, and this is what everyone seems to say on this subject.
My advice would be if you are using your laptop for home use only, just go buy external speakers as well, as long as you have 2 sound ports. If not you can get a splitterand plug both the bass and speakers in that.
Sorry I couldn't be of much more help!

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Hi, I am facing a problem with a Thinkpad T440, there is no sound! it is looking like the speakers are not working, but when i plug in the headphones the sound come through the headphones. I upgraded the drivers, tried to reinstall the OS but unfortunately nothing helps. Thus, i disassembled the laptop and tried to figure out where the problem is? i find out that the speakers are working! I tried other speakers and the same thing happening > no sound I tried to plug/unplug the headphones jack connector many times but without success the headphone jack is apparently good at first sight! Did anyone face the same issue that i am having? Thanks in advance for help  


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A:Thinkpad T440 : Speakers not working only headphones

Go to the Realtek audio control panel.At the top right, there should be a Device advanced settings. Click that.Make sure the playback device is set to not present speakers and headphones separately.

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whenever i plug in my headphones to the front jack on my computer it sends the sound to my headphones and turns it off of the speakers, which are plugged into the back... this is fine and expected... but i would like to be able to leave my headphones plugged in and still tell it to come out of the speakers when i want... is this possible?


A:switch between headphones and speakers?

If you're using Realtek for your audio, there should be an option to control how the front audio ports respond when there is a device plugged in. (e.g. Whether the speakers are disabled or not) If something else, you'll have to poke around in the options.

You can also try start > control panel > hardware and sound > manage audio devices and adjust the default device by right clicking and selecting 'set as default device' on your speakers / headphones. I can't verify that works as I haven't played around with that while having both speakers and headphones plugged in.

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I've been using auto hotkey with the following script

Run, mmsys.cpl
ControlClick,&Set Default

Run, mmsys.cpl
ControlSend,SysListView321,{Down 3}
ControlClick,&Set Default

Is this the best way to this? Is there a program that also does this. Autohotkey is fine but i often have to press the hotkey like 3 or 4 times before it switches. The sound menu will always pop up but sometime it wont change the audio output. I have to press it a few times.

Any other ways to do this?

A:Is this the best way to switch between headphones and speakers?

Werm mate some more system specs would have been helpful System Info - See Your System Specs

But anyway I don't know if this might be what you are after now just as precaution with all this freeware best save it to downloads scan it with the security you have then backup your registry (always a good idea after a new installation and before you tweak anything) Registry - Backup and Restore

If all clear with the scan - run it

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All right, so - let's get into it.

Essentially, whether I have my headphones in or not, my internal speakers are playing music. Obviously, this countermands the entire purpose of the friggin' headphones.

I have two speaker systems, when I try to manage audio devices - one of them is the internal speakers only, one which I never use. In fact, I'm not really sure what the point of it is.

The second one is the one that I use. Its sources seem to have both the internal speakers, and the headphones jack. As such:

In effect, it seems as though the obvious solution is to have one of these be the headphones jack, alone - and the other to be the headphones jack/internal speakers, which gives me the crisp playback I desire.

It so happens, I have no idea how to bring this about.


A:Headphones In - And Yet, Internal Speakers Are A-Blarin'!

What sound drivers are on your system? If you're using Realtek then you can separate the sound output and just have sound coming from either the external or the internal speakers.

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ok, I am working on a newish HP, running Win XP. I just installed the OS, and everything works perfectly. The audio works great too,...too,...too well. I've got speakers plugged into the back, and headphones that can plug into them. The headphones work, and cancel the external speakers like they should. The external speakers, however, do not cancel the internal ones, and neither do the headphones. The internals, are eternal....It's driving me insane.

I have had this issue before, about a year ago. fifteen minutes on google, and I found the solution, which was a simple one...just not one I can remember. The solution was to reinstall the audio driver....just not THE audio driver. I had to download an obsolete one because for some reason it fixed the issue. I THINK it was HP, but I cannot remember exactly.

Anyway, I've spent the past few hours searching google with every combination of words I can think of, and have not found that same answer, just about a hundred people posting one of about 3 answers, none of which apply to me, and one is just flat out wrong.

Can someone please help me find this driver? I am pretty sure it's an HP, I know it's audio, and I know it's old, if not obsolete. This worked absolutely perfect the first time I had to do it....would have been a good idea to save the driver, don't you think?

A:Headphones Do Not Cancel Out Internal Speakers

Id disable the internal ones.

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When I plug my headphones into my computer my internal speakers aren't turning off. Can anyone help me with this?

A:Internal speakers/headphones issue...

Hello and welcome Twisted mate the phones jack usually has a cut out switch for the speakers as it looks like you have a fairly well used machine there mate I am guessing the socket is worn to the point where the speaker switch is not being thrown. see pic

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I see that this is a pretty popular question on this forum by searching, but none of those methods are really working for me.

I have a Dell Inspiron 1520 that I think I have a SigmaTel Audio system (I'm not the best with computers, but I think it does). I use Microsoft XP.

This problem started a few months ago when I had my computer plugged into a TV through both VGA and headphone jack. Somehow the headphone male part got bent when it was in and when I unplugged it the internal speakers no longer worked, but headphones and external speakers work fine. I've searched the internet for a while for ways to fix it over the last month or so, but couldn't find anything that actually worked. This wouldn't really be a problem, but I move my laptop around a lot and live in a college dorm room and it's tough to have speakers constantly set up and connected to my laptop.

I've read a little about problems like this and it appears that I probably hit something inside the headphone jack when the plug bent that makes the computer think headphones are always plugged in (just a guess). I've tried plugging and unplugging my headphones really fast like a million times and it hasn't worked. I've reinstalled the sound drivers, reset the computer, etc. I'm kind of out of ideas. I think I may have to open up the computer, which I really don't want to do (I've done it before to install RAM and stuff, but I'm not great at it), but if t... Read more

A:Internal Speakers not working, but Headphones are

bump... anyone help?

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There is no sound from speakers or headphones(Bluetooth or headphones jack).I tried several things:  installed the latest driversReset every setting related to speakers.Reinstall sound driver.  Any suggestions? ***I am not sure if it is related but at the same time that the sound stopped working the FN keys stopped working as well***

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Hello I have been dealing with this issue for more than 6 months now and I have been trying all the possible solutions suggested on the internet, but nothing works for me.So my problem is the following: I have a Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro (Windows 10) and from the beginning my Realtek drivers did not work properly. Either the speakers did not work or the headphones were not recognized. Updating did not help.I then tried the option to run the computer with the default drivers by following these instructions: "Now, one thing to note is that you also need to disable the automaticdriver update from the "System Properties" ==> "Hardware" tab ==> "DeviceInstallation Settings" ==> Select "No, let me choose what to do." ==> Andthen select "Never install driver software from Windows Update." and ensure"Automatically get the device app and info provided by your devicemanufacturer" is checked. This will prevent the driver gets automaticallychanged by Windows Update after your next reboot." This worked in some extent. I could use both speakers and headset, but I had to switch manually between the two by going to the "Sounds" menu.However, after about 4 months, I started to get blue screens with MEMORY_MANAGEMENT errors and only enabling the automatic driver update from Windows Update again helped it. So this is not an option anymore and it was really annoying to switch it manually anyway. The problem is now that, after re-enabling driver updates from Windows Update... Read more

A:Yoga 3 Pro - Switch from headphones to speakers do...

It may actually be a hardware issue. The switchover shouldn't be handled by the software, just detected.
What kind of headphones are you using? Are they TRRS or CTIA? I've never used CTIA (Apple) earphones, but I have had systems configured for CTIA that didn't detect my TRRS headphones correctly. SHouldn't be an issue if the headphones only have 2 rings though (stereo headphones with no mic or in-line controls).
Have you tried installing the latest Realtek drivers? http://www.realtek.com.tw/downloads/downloadsview.aspx?Langid=1&PNid=14&PFid=24&Level=4&Conn=3&DownT...

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Hey back In windows 7, When I plugged in a pair of headphones the sound automatically changed to the what it was last time I plugged them in.
And when I unplugged them, the sound switched back to speakers...
In windows 8 (not pro version) when I plug in headphones, the sound doesn't go back to 8/100 like I set it last time I plugged them in. It will stay at 100/100 or whatever the speakers were set at.

Also when I unplug them, the sound will not change back to the speaker level, it'll stay down at whatever it was at.

I thought it'd be alright, but now it's getting really annoying.

Every time i plug the headphones in, I have to put the sound down to not blow out my ears. And when I unplug, I have to put sound up...

Anyone know why this is so? I can't recall if my old Windows 8 Pro had the auto sound change or not.

A:Switch Between Headphones and SPeakers no auto

I've never seen that, but if you had it before its a function of the sound driver or possibly any add-on sound application (e.g. the Beats Audio). Beats Audio is not the actual sound device, its just a HP add on to the sound similar to what Creative does with the SoundBlaster Audigy MB software enhancements.

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I have a Sony Vaio VGN-FZ11S, and every time i remove my headphones all sound stops working unless i restart the programme, for instance i can be listening to something off itunes, unplug my headphones and the music pauses and won't play again unless i close and reopen it. This also happens with firefox, and i presume other applications, though i have yet to try this. This is a recent development, everything worked fine until a few days ago when i deleted some old programmes i dont use, games and suchlike. I'm pretty much certain i didn't delete anything vital, though i guess its a possibility. Is there anything i can do?

A:Problem with switching from headphones to internal speakers

It sounds like its a jack sensing problem, what type of sound card do you have?
This information can be found by click Start>Right click Computer>Properties>Device Manager> Then click the "+" symbol next to Sound, Video and game controllers. The type of sound device you have should be located in there.

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

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

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

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I've Dell N5010 laptop with Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit

and IDT sound drivers.

The issue I'm facing is that:
"The speakers would continue playing even though I plug in my headphones."

Both of them work simultaneously...

Pls advice me of something quickly............this problem is really annoying

A:Internal speakers not turning off while inserting headphones

Check to see if you have an IDT configuration (control) panel. Many sound systems have options for either muting or leaving the speakers on when a headset is connected.

If you don't have one or can't find it, repost on the Dell Laptop users forum. Someone there will be able to help you. http://en.community.dell.com/support...p/default.aspx

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I have just done a fresh install from vista to Windows 7 7100. All drivers are installed and working fine but I dont seem to be getting any sound out of my internal laptop speakers.

I plugged in headphones and they work fine, i never had a problem in Vista.

I have install the latest Realtek 223 codecs and still no joy, I'm in the middle of trying some older versions but does anyone else have any ideas?

I'm running:
Windows 7 RC7100
Asus M50Sv
Realtek 223 codec

Not to sure on the accual hardware model.

A:Internal speakers not working but headphones are fine

Sounds like an assignment problem;
Realtek HD Changing Jack output reassignments ( FIX )

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This is perhaps a borderline Windows problem, but so far I haven't gotten any replies on either of the iTunes or MS Windows community forums. What follows is the question I posted:
I am running Windows 7 on a Dell PC model XPS 8700 SE. Initially, when I select a song to play either from a CD inserted in one of the DVD/CD drives or from the iTunes library, it plays. But as soon as I switch from headphones to speakers or vice versa (by way of an ASUS XONAR U7 external sound card), the sound goes off & only returns after I boot & reopen iTunes. In contrast, if I use the ripping software (dBpoweramp) player, I can switch back & forth (again by way of the ASUS device) with no loss of sound. However, the disadvantage using this method is that I can only play inserted CDs -- I cannot access the iTunes library. The PC's playback settings seem to be correct, though I am not certain of this. Does anyone have thoughts in regard to my situation? Thank you.There it is. One thing I have not yet tried is reinstalling iTunes because of bad experiences doing that in the past. But maybe it's the only remedy. Can anyone help me out here? Thanks in advance.

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This is just a small problem, but pretty annoying one.

I recently updated to Win 10, and the first thing I noticed was that the sound settings were weird. Both speakers and headphone sounds work perfectly fine, but they don't automatically switch when I plug/unplug the headphones. I have to manually go into sound and set one device or another to default.

Not too tech savvy, any help?

A:VIA HD Audio doesn't switch between speakers/headphones

I don't have a link but I've seen some posts that the VIA sound drivers need updating for Windows 10. May be the problem.

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I'm getting only minimal sound from the internal speakers of my Latitude E6420. The volume is very low, even though it's set to the highest level. Also, the sound is tinny. It's similar to what you hear from headphones at a distance, like when someone near you is listening to headphones at a high volume, or if you take off your headphones while the audio is still playing.

Whenever I listen with headphones, the sound is great, but with the internal speakers the audio is practically nonexistent.

I've set the internal speakers as my default speakers, I've adjusted the loudness equalization, and I've reinstalled the audio drivers. I've even tried wiggling a toothpick inside the speaker jack, but nothing has resolved this issue.

Can anyone help?


A:Very low and tinny volume from internal speakers, but headphones work

Are you using the IDT driver from Dell? If not, here is the link to the Win 7 64 bit driver
Product Support | Dell US

Could be the speaker connection is bad (need reseated?). The speakers are connected by a plug in connector according to what I find in the Dell manual. That would be my "best guess" as the problem. Reseating the connector (unplug then plug back in) would be a good first start. Looks sort of complicated though.
Here is the Dell manual and it details how to access it.

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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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Hello Community, My THinkpad T410, Type 2912-45G, Windows 7 (64bit) has a problem with the speakers. Starting last monday (June 25th) my speakers stop working. When I boot the TP you can hear a static click through the speakers and it plays the windows sound for one second only. After the second you can hear another static click and the speaker stops working. Thats pretty much the way it is with all other audio content, when the TP is booted. After pressing the Mute-Button or the volume-up or volume-down buttons the speakers will resume working for a second or so (still the static click, right before this second and afterward). When I plug in my Headpones everything works fine. When I unplug my headphones, speakers do work again for another second. I allready updated my BIOS, installed and uninstalled the driver, activated the sound-card (CONEXANT 20585 HD AUDIO), tried to update the driver. But nothing worked so far. I allready checked whether the switch in the headphone jack is stuck, but I couldn't find anything. Did anyone experience the same or a similar problem? As the speakers do work for the mentioned second I assume, that the Hardware should be fine. As the headphones work properly the sound-card should be detected and istalled correctly. I would really appreciate if someone could help me out on this. Sending the TP in (it is still whitin warranty) is going to be my last option since I need the TP for work. Thank you very much.... Read more

A:T410s internal speakers fade out after a second, headphones work just fine

Hi thecez, Sorry to say that but it sounds like hardware issue. Please try BIOS and power management driver as well. If problem remain, please contact local lenovo when your machine is avaliable for inspection.Worldwide Support Center phone list for ThinkPad, ThinkCentre and ThinkStation systemshttp://support.lenovo.com/en_US/research/detail.page?DocID=HT036550Fred

T61 + X201i

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I recently set up my XPS15 with a TB15. Everything is working well so far, however, when I plug headphones into the front-facing audio jack I still hear the audio through my desktop speakers (plugged into the back of the TB15) and not my headphones.
Ideally, I would like to be able to keep the headphones plugged in and simply switch back and forth before outputs with some Windows 10 option. Is that possible? If not, how to I get just the headphones to get audio?

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Is there any way to manually switch to the internal speakers in a Dell Inspiron E1705?

My headphones jack got banged in, and my headphones won't pick up sound very well, if at all. So the computer won't switch back to internal speakers even if I remove my headphones; I think my computer believes there's always headphones in the jack.


I will offer whatever I can in return for some sage advice.

I just want to listen to music...

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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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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'.

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Is it accurate to say that usb headphones do not use computer internal sound cards, but instead have their own built in sound cards?

I.e. choose between USB heaphones OR headphones with regular jack and an internal sound card?

A:USB headphones do not use internal sound cards

Yes thats right. they have built-in dac or so called soundcard in their usb circuitry. I'd go with usb headphone unless the price difference is significant or I have better soundcard installed.

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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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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.

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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Can anyone help please. I have had my HP Pavilion TS 11 Notebook PC for a little while now and from day one there has been no sound fom the internal speakers. If I plug headphones into the headphone socket the sound is there. There is a circular symbol and "dts/Sound+" written on the notebook if that helps. How can I get this rectified? Kind Regards Steve  

A:Sound through headphones, but no sound from internal speaker...

Hi @STEVEisFUBAR, Welcome to HP Forums! I have read your post and wanted to help. I understand that there is no sound from the speaker. Please follow this document for troubleshooting: HP Notebook PCs - No Sound from Speakers (Windows 8) Let me know how it goes. If this helps you to reach a solution, please click the "Accept as Solution" button down below in this message. If you wish to say "thanks" for my effort to help, click the "thumbs up" to give me Kudos.  Regards,

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WinXP Pro SP2
For some unknown reason it has quit changing from sending sound to the speakers to sending it to USB when I plug my USB headset in. Or vica versa when I unplug the headset.

I had this once before and the only solution that worked was to boot into safe mode and select "Open last configuration that worked". However, this time it did not fix the problem.

I have checked the obvious like making sure that nothing was set to mute, or making sure that the headset was working by doing the sound and microphone check.I don't know what to do next.

Any help please?

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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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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.

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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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: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!


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

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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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