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Computer shuts down after unplugging headphones

Q: Computer shuts down after unplugging headphones

Hello! Please help!

I'm having an issue where every time I unplugg my headphones from my front microphone port it completely shut down my computer. Any solutions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: AMD FX(tm)-4300 Quad-Core Processor, AMD64 Family 21 Model 2 Stepping 0
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8190 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 630, -2048 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 476387 MB, Free - 288950 MB;
Motherboard: MSI, 760GM-P23(FX) (MS-7641)
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled

Type of headphones: JVC HA-FR37-K
I have realtek hd audio manager.


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A: Computer shuts down after unplugging headphones

There isn't an option within Windows (that I'm aware of) to shut down when headphones are removed. So I would suspect it's a hardware fault.

Does the same occur if you connect the headphones to the rear audio port?

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My problem is this, my motherboard is Biostar TP67B and I have downloaded the sound drivers from the manufacturer website which is realtek high definition audio.However, If i had left my headphone plugged into my front panel jack and when I restart my computer, the headphone icon keeps flickering saying its plugged and unplugged constantly when it is in fact plugged in. I had tinker around a little bit and I have no idea how to fix this problem now. Its going bad to worse as it unplugs itself randomly now. I'm trying to go for a full reinstall of my sound drivers.

A:Headphones Plugging and Unplugging constantly bug

Have you tried a different headphone? Maybe the headphone and not the PC or headphone jack.

If not the headphone, check the connection from the front panel at the motherboard, May be a bad connection there. Reseat (unplug then plug back in) the connector at the motherboard. If it still has problems I would suspect the front panel headphone jack, or the wiring.

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Hi all,

I recently bought a pair of Sennheiser HD555 which work great, the only thing is that if I want to use them I have to disconnect my speakers (Logitech Z-2300) from the sound card (Xtremegamer) and plug the headphones into the same socket.

As my speakers are 2.1 they connect to the sound card via one cable. It appears they only work in this one particaler socket as does the headphones. I assume the others are for 5.1 and 7.1 setups.

The speakers came with a little controller for volume and power, but it also has a socket for headphones but when I tried that it didn't make a difference. My keyboard (Tarantula) also has a socket for headphones which doesn't seem to work either. Even the front of my case (P182) has a socket but not joy.

In the settings for the speakers in control panel I clicked automatically detect headphones and mute speakers on detection. I have no idea why it wont work.

Any suggestions? Its a pain in the *** having to reach the back of the pc and disconnect the speakers and plug in the headphones each time

Thanks in advance!

A:Can't seem to get headphones working without unplugging speakers!

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I have the Hyperx Cloud and the microphone easily unplugs from the headphones so that you can choose to not have a mic some times. While I was talking with my friends on skype and needed to mute the mic quickly so I just pulled out the microphone and when i plugged it back in it didn't work. I have googled many solutions but nothing seems to work.

A:Simply unplugging my headphones and plugging them back in seemed to break them. HELP!

Do the speakers still work after you have unattached /reattached the mic?

Presuming you are running Windows (as you haven't specified)

Open control panel, then open Sound (depending on your OS and view options you may need to click on the Hardware and Sound option first or similar)

In the sound window, click on the Recording tab.

With the Mic attached how many devices do you see?

Is the Mic on your headset set as Default?

If you remove the mic and reattach (with the sound window open) does the mic get recognised and show back up in this list?

Does it remain as default / enabled?

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Hi, I run a macbook pro 13" with 2.5GHZ pcu and 2.7GB RAM. I have Windows XP installed via Boot Camp.
Sometimes when I plug in regular headphones or plug/unplug AC power, the computer will shut down immediately. No warning, no "shutting down" screen, just OFF.
Took my computer to the store, they ran test, they verified it's not a hardware issue. They looked very confused and seemed like they didn't know what else to do, and I needed to get back to work so I took my computer back. But I need to know what is happening here, it is very dangerous for my computer.
Malwarebytes and AVG scans showed no problems.

Any ideas? Thank you.

A:computer shuts down immediately when I plug in headphones

It could be electrostatic discharge (ESD), like the little zap you get sometimes when touching something after walking across carpet, especially when the humidity is very low. Try to notice if the computer shuts off when you just touch the headphone or power adapter plugs to the computer before it is actually plugged in. If it does, that is probably what is happening.

Its just a guess, but I have damaged a couple of computers at home by this from plugging in USB thumb drives.

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So recently, my Y40-80 started to shut down immediately after i unplug the power source. At first, i figured it's due to my battery, so i got a new one and got rid of the old one. But the problem still exists. I've called in to Lenovo support and they said my warranty doesn't cover this, so it'll be due to charge, which i think is ridiculous since if it's a hardware failure, i do not see why i should be charged just because i don't have the original battery. Anyways, i've tried reformatting and that did not work. Anyone out there could help me please? Appreciate it!

A:Y40-80 shuts down upon unplugging

Hi rx24race , 
Welcome to the Community Forums. 
Would the new battery be a direct purchase from Lenovo or declared genuine replacement Lenovo battery ?
Within the warranty coverage would be the original parts that came with the machine.
As you mentioned that with a new battery you are still having the same issue but since this would be a charging issue , it is yet to be investigated if it was the systemboard or battery itself is the fault. 
Option that I suggest is to have it taken perhaps to service provider like best buy that can check with a certified compatible battery and have them assist you on having it serviced or to call in directly using the same case number you were provided.
Update us on how it would work best for your situattion.

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Stop: c000021a {Fatal System Error} The Session Manager Initialization system process terminated unexpectedly with a status of 0xc0000189 (0x00000000 0x00000000) The system has been shut down.

That was the first time i got any message. I have a systemax computer and am on windows xp sp3, but after a friend came in from out of town to visit, i noticed him on my pc and thought nothing of it. Then when i would use it, it would just cut OFF as if the power source was being removed, not the actual shutdown process. But i would be able to cut it back on, however, usually right after logging in or as i try to open a program, it cuts off again. I kept cutting it back on and tried a program from microcenter called 'system mechanic'. it said i had 95 registry errors and it fixed everything....or so i thought. I used my pc again happily for a whole 2 hours then, it cut off again. then I couldnt get it back on. when i tried it gave me the above message. It wouldnt even start in safe mode. I thought i ruined my pc, but then i remembered that when i leave it alone until after midnight, it comes back on.... i left it alone until 6 am this morning, and i insalled a fix it program from MS, i just want to make sure this will actually fix the problem and want to know what caused it, what does that mean? This guy became very upset with me and did a lot of petty things b4 i put him out like unplug my mouse, keyboard, and speakers from pc and broke my ac! and more. Plus i know he is a p... Read more

A:PC just shuts OFF as if someone is unplugging it randomly....HELP!!!!

Hi best to stay away from Registry cleaners - cause more problems than they solve.
Reboot - tap F8
Safe mode with command prompt..
Log on as administrator.
Press enter>Choose>Launch system restore.
Choose date prior to the problem.

Do you have the original install Cd?
Error message.

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Hello! I have been looking online for websites where I can get help for my laptop. I have a Toshiba Satellite L55-C5272. I broke the screen, and replaced it. Then I had one other issue, every time I remove the charger from the laptop, my laptop automatically shuts down. Even with 100% battery. I dont' know what the cause of this is, but I do know I was not messing with the battery. This laptop is about 2 months old, and I don't know what else to do.

If you have any advice or suggestions, you may email me at [email protected]

Thank you for your time,

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I have a Toshiba Satellite L650 that is almost two years old. About a month ago the laptop started shutting off immediately after the power cord was disconnected. I have since bought two new batteries and one power cord to see if either of those items were causing the problem but it still keeps shutting off. Any suggestions? THANKS!!!

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Hi Tech forum,

So i have a pretty puzzling issue that's been skin-peelingly fustrating to fix. I have an Acer Aspire 5552g laptop with a newly installed motherboard and ram that works perfectly fine with the AC adapter. However, once i unplug the AC adapter, the laptop shuts off with 10-20 minutes of usage. And it's not a normal shut-down. It freezes for a good 2-3 seconds, the fan kicks in, and does a hard shut off. No warning or anything. I made sure the connections where correct when installing the new mobo, per manual instructions (and some visual help on youtube) and it definitely does not overheat. I check temps constantly for any anomalies.
But it still shuts off when it is not using direct power supply from the AC adapter.
I figured the original battery was defective, so i purchased a new battery from acer that came in a few days ago and it's still happening on this new battery.

I flashed the bios with a current version from acer support site. I tried taking the battery out and holding the power button for 20 seconds to discharge whatever any currents that may be stuck i guess (read it somewhere on a forum). BTW the OS is windows 8 pro (clean install and updated drivers). I also have windows 7 home premium installed (dual boot/ with updated drivers as well) to see if the problem persists there as well, and it does. I figured maybe these windows OS's have problems so i tried booting a disk image of Ubuntu and it also does the same problem here too.

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Hi I wonder if the network adapter has anything to do with this please read here Information about power management setting on a network adapter

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I have a Dell Inspiron N5110 model Laptop. It is not under warranty now. My laptop shuts down after 5-8 seconds of disconnecting the Power Adapter from the Laptop.The issue is seen like this:-
1.When the Battery is fully charged (100%) or has some charge,The laptop gets ON and works fine until the battery gets discharged.
2.When the Battery is about to finish the charge,or anytime I connect the Power Adapter to the Laptop,it shows that the battery is charging.
3.Now,when the battery is about to get fully charged,Or let its charging,Somehow the power gets off or I unplug the Power Adapter from the Laptop,then the Laptop gets abnormally shutdown after 5-8 secs.
4.Now If I press the Power button again to make the Laptop ON,I am not able to make it ON.
5.If I connect the Power Adapter again,then press the Power Button,i am able to make the Laptop On. But the lights in the front panel of the laptop shown a orange light that blinks.
6.I even brought a new battery of Dell and still i face the same issue.
Kindly Suggest me ,what can be done.
Saswata Debadutta

A:Dell Inspiron N5110 shuts down after unplugging the Power Adapter.

Hi Saswata,
Please provide following details:
1. Did you buy the battery from Dell or is it a third party battery?2. Did you perform any hardware change apart from the battery?3. Is it an issue that has started after replacing the battery?
Thanks & RegardsManshu S#iworkfordell
To know more about Dell Product Support, Drivers & Downloads, Order & Dispatch status -> choose your region US Customers; India Customers. For Dell support videos click here.

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When  I unplug the power cord/charger from the computer when it is running the laptop will BlueScreen and reboot, message when this happens is Kernal_Security_Check_Failure.  Battery is fully charged and showing 100%.  The charger is outputting 19.5V DC.  I also tried another Dell charger I have and the computer does the same thing, bluescreens and reboots??  Ran Dell diagnostics on internet support and everything passes.  Drivers are up to date and it indicates devices are working properly.
Anyone had this happen and how to fix it?

A:Dell 7559 shuts down (blue screen) immediately after unplugging charger

Does the system recognize the AC adapter, or does it show "unknown"?  F2 at powerup to check.
Will the system power up and stay running on battery only (no power adapter connected)?

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I am having a problem when I plug my headphones in (I have interrnal speakers) it shuts the computer off. I'm wondering if anyone has ever heard of this happening. My guess is that there may be a short but I'd like to hear any other ideas.

A:Plugging in headphones shuts off PC

Tried different headphones? Have the latest sound card drivers? List some system specs too. Including, of course, your sound card. Also, is this into a CD drive, or the main audio out?

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I have had trouble shutting down a computer I am building. It goes through the motions then says its okay to turn off your computer now. All the fans are still running and I assume by the okay to turn off your computer now message which has a windows logo on it, the HD is still spinning. Hitting the power buttons just causes the computer to restart. There is no way to shut this computer down.

If I am unable to resolve this issue, how bad is it to turn off the computer by unplugging it? What I would really be doing is adding a power strip with an on/off button to shut the computer down.


A:Unplugging a running computer

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I recently unplugged my computer from the wall (actually, I unplugged the surge protected power strip from the wall) because I was doing some electrical work and didn't want my computer to see a surge in case I made any mistakes. When I plugged the computer back in, I began to see strange behavior. There seem to be "artifacts", for lack of a better word since I'm not overclocking anything, during startup and after booting. The text is all messed up, showing the wrong letters and symbols, and the asus screen is screwed up too. After booting, there are discolorations and severe misalignments, and the monitor going black and coming back repeatedly. I tried resetting the power strip, plugging the power directly into the wall, and cleaning out the dust in the box.

The problem comes and goes, sometime more sever than others and sometimes all is OK, and I can't figure out what is causing it. All temps are OK (GPU is 42 idle, CPU is 29). Specs are as follows:
Mobo: Asus A8N-SLI
CPU: AMD 3700 San Diego
PSU: Antec Truepower 2.0 550
Mem: 2x512 Corsair XMS
1 DVD drive, 4 hard drives, stock cooling (with 1 extra hard drive fan)
Old Gateway CRT monitor (using DVI-Analog adapter)
No overclocking on CPU or GPU

Right now everything is fine and the Asus PC Probe shows the following voltages, pretty much rock solid :
+12 : 11.84
+5 : 4.945
+3.3 : 3.296
V Core : 1.392

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A:Artifacts? after unplugging computer

(using DVI-Analog adapter)Click to expand...

Hmm check monitorcable first its maybe loosen a bit

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Yesterday, I was on my computer, when I decided to unplug a USB connection to my printer off from a USB port at the top of my PC. Upon doing so, my monitor went blank, and I think I heard the fan levels increase. My keyboard lit up all of the lights, which only ever happens while the computer is booting up.

I waited for a while for the display to return, but nothing happened, so I attempted to manually shut it off by holding the power button down. Nothing happened. I managed to unplug the cord, to turn off the PC. Upon plugging it back in, the PC would not start.

So far, I have concluded that, the power socket and the cable both are fine. The GPU LED light is also not on. I checked the connections to the motherboard from the power supply and they seemed all in place. I also ran the 'paperclip' test on the Power Supply, which worked. I moved the RAM sticks to different slots, and even took out the memory, but didn't hear any sounds or notice any power.

Interestingly, the LED power light on the case seems to occasionally work. Hoping that the issue is not the motherboard.

Motherboard: MSI Z97 G55 SLI
Cosair CX650

All help is appreciated. Thanks

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So this bug seems to only happen about 50% of the time when I unplug USB devices from my computer. When I play certain games I have to unplug my racing wheel and flight sticks and doing so sometimes causes my computer to start beeping and stuttering. The beeping and stuttering only happens when I either move the mouse or click a button on the mouse so I am wondering if it's got something to do with the mouse but I've had the mouse for a while and have only encountered this bug fairly recently. Anyone heard of this before? Any suggestions as to what I should do?

A:Unplugging USB's causes computer to break

Well I doubt it's the mouse
You have a i7 what exactly and also what is your power supply so please fill in the rest of your system spec's and also include which antivirus you use as well as any other third party utility,
Use Clean boot,
Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup
Click Start and type in the search box,
Click on the suggestion on top or hit the Enter key,
Go to the Startup section and take some screen shots for a complete list,
Go to the Services section and on the bottom left Check the box to Hide All Microsoft services,
Repeat the screen shots,
See the links above my signature on how to take and upload screen shots here,

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Im guessing that is not good. My wife unplugged the computer during a download after it froze and now it takes 45 minutes just to reboot. Once it's up, it might take an hour just to open the control panel.

If it does open up, it will then freeze.

Dell optiplex with xp prof.

it was running fine until the unplugging part.

any ideas?


A:Unplugging computer during a download

chkdsk /r

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Hi, I notice that when my computer is in sleep mode, I can unplug the external hard drive and the computer will power on again. I never had this issue with Windows 7. Right now I have Windows 8 Pro 64-bit.

Is there any way for me to disable this feature so that I can unplug the external hard drive without turning the computer back on again?


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still having the issue, anyone know how to change this?


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Unplugging a computer & modem/router combo save me about $40 USD a month off of our electric bill.

I have an all-one computer (Not a laptop) supposedly energy star efficient. I actually done a test but I don't know if it is the computer or the modem/router combo. The computer received power while it was off, the router was always on. I changed that, the computer and the modem/router combo is now totally unplugged so I saved $40.00 off of our electric bill. The computer & modem/router combo is now unplugged for 6 to 12 hours a day.

A:Unplugging a computer & modem/router combo saved me about $40...

I use surge protectors on both my computers and modems/router.
When I turn off the computers I also turn off the surge protectors which turns off everything including my router and modem.

Everything that hooks to my computers are hooked to the surge protectors;
speakers, printers, ect. So everything is turned off. (No power)

You can also use this method for a T.V.
When a T.V. is off it isn't really off, it's in kind of in standby mode using electricity.

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Hi All! Been a while since I've posted, but sitting here reading other's posts, I almost forgot why I logged in!

I have a weird problem with my computer.....a little background:
I didn't turn the computer on for a LONG time....perhaps a year, so one day, I decided to boot it up and it won't boot past the post! So I replaced the MB battery, checked the power supply, replaced the memory...and it booted. But then, I turn it off, and it won't boot again...same problem with it not booting past the mem. post. So being that it was an old computer, I figured I'd just build myself a new machine and use the hard drive as a slave. There are programs on the drive that I want to use that I cannot replace! Well, I tried doing that, but the new computer won't see the drive....it won't even boot with it plugged in. So....

I take the hard drive to another machine that I know works fine, and it boots. Problem solved....so I thought. I turn it off, and try and turn it back on.....nothing.....no beeps, no post....nothing. So I tried changing the power supply, and plug all back in, and it boots. Turn it off, nothing. Long story short, if I unplug the motherboard power cord from the board, and plug it back in, it boots, but if I turn it off, I have to repeat the motherboard plug thing to get it to boot again. I have had the drive checked for viruses, and it's clean.
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Hello all, I'm having a problem with my turtle beach x12's, and just headphones in general in my computer. i got turtle beach headphones quite a while ago, and i haven't needed to use the mic until now. before i have tried using it, but it has never worked. i dismissed it as a problem with the headphones, but didn't care because i didn't really need to use the mic. no i would like to talk to my friends in-game, but my headphones still don't work. i tried plugging them into the ports on my case and motherboard but to no avail. then, i tried to use some old crappy Logitech headphones to see if it is a problem with my PC, and they didn't work either. the nature of the problem is as follows: i know its not a mic problem, because i can hear myself fine when i flip the little switch. when i plug my headphones in, it doesn't show up in the recording devices, even with show disabled/ unplugged checked. i don't really know how to troubleshoot beyond that so i would appreciate your help. thanks in advance, Theweasels1.

A:cant use headphones with computer, pretty sure its not the headphones.

UPDATE: I installed skype to see if i could get it to work, and it said could not detect sound card. i have a really old mobo, so could it not have build in capabilities for recording? do i need a sound card?

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Looking for some help in finding what the issue is. I found many tools to run already (which I probably shouldn't have but...). Anyone with a solution would be greatly appreciated. I hope to learn along with what I'm being told to keep the system clean and eventually be able to help others. I have recent logs but won't post or will rerun them until/as requested. I also have kept track of what I've done up to this point in a text file if that'll help. Thanks in advance...

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Whenever I play a movie or a game, after about 20 mins or so the display stops working. On some occasions the computer will just shut off. I have ran a AIDA64 benchmark test on my machine with all hardware devices and the system performs well. (Test ran for 5 hours +) I also checked my cpu temperatures and when I do play a movie or game temps rise into the 75C + range. I have replaced my power supply with a(thermaltake 600w tr2) and even bought a ZALMAN CNPS5X Performa 92mm FSB cooler to help but still no solution to my problem. I also tried putting in a pci-express video card and the problem still happens.

A:Computer display shuts off/computer shuts down. During video tasks.

75c isnt hot hot, but is a little hot for watching movies.

what cooler do you have on your cpu? and what are the idle temperatures?
also how long do they take to recover from the highest to the lowest temp?

this could be something as simple as poorly applied thermal compound.

im not saying it is over heating its just one possibility.
especially if youve a cpu with a built in apu and not a discreet gpu.

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It all started when i opened some foreign file and it mustve been a virus or something. That triggered my computer to make these weird whirring clicky noises. Then my computer shut down. That day, i tryied to turn it on, it worked. However, the monitor didnt display anything. The computer was running but something to do with the bios just wasn't working.
Later on, my father fixed it.
However. NOW, the computer randomly shuts off by itself.
I'd start the computer on, and usually, the computer would start to make these noises similar to that of a computer reading a disc.
after the noises, the computer shuts off, and restarts by itself.
Anyone have any ideas?

A:Computer shuts makes busy noise then shuts off randomly

Your hard drive may be faulty. What is the make and model of the system and what is the brand of the hard drive inside the computer?

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So this time the problem started out as a simple issue. Whenever I bump the desk or move the keyboard out with too much force, the computer shuts off. Everybody told me that it could have been a loose connection so I checked it all and replugged everything back in. The computer starting working fine for about 5 hours then it just shut off randomly while I was playing a game. This time, though, it shut off without me bumping into anything. SO, is this a power supply issue? I'm using a 550-watt supply while running a 7800 GT. This is the right power amount so that's not my concern. And now the problem has gotten worse to the point where I turn on the computer and nothing shows up again. Windows doesn't load and the screen is on too. You here the fans and everything but nothing will load. All my parts from my old issue were replaced EXCEPT the power supply and CD-drive. I don't think it could be another loose connection b/c now nothing even shows up. Please help!!!

A:Power shuts off randomly, and any movement around computer shuts it off

Have you tried plugging into a different surge protector and different outlet?

Sounds like you need to swap the power supply to me.

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I just purchased an hp pavilion HPE h8-1234 desktop model.  When I turn off or restart my computer the USB host power also shuts off.  I would like it to stay on even when the computer is shut off.  One concern I have is that I have an AVID M-Box connected to one of the USB ports and I don't think it is good for it if the power going into it is always going on and off.  Also I like to use the USB host power to charge up one of my video cameras and not have to have the computer on to do that.

A:USB port shuts off when computer shuts off. I would like to ...

Try going to Start > Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Power Options.Click "Change plan settings" next to whichever power plan is currently selected.Click "Change advanced power settings"Click the plus (+) sign to expand "USB settings"Click the plus (+) sign to expand "USB selective suspend setting"Set it to Disabled This might only keep the USB ports powered if the computer is in sleep mode--I'm not sure if it works in shut down mode.

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I have a Dell Inspiron 12-5378 Signature Edition computer, and I recently bought SkullCandy Crusher headphones. The headphones do not seem to be working and are not even showing up in my playback devices. I'm wondering if there is something that I can do to get them working?
My other question is that the Mic Cable for the SkullCandy headphones is 3.5mm plug which seems to be sticking out a tiny bit when I plug it in. Is it possible that the computer isn't recognizing the device because the plug is too long? I can't seem to find any detailed specs on the headphone jack for this computer. If this is the issue, does anyone have an adapter they recommend?
Is the issue my headphones or the laptop?

A:Dell Inspiron 13-5378 Headphones Not Working (with new SkullCandy Crusher headphones)

Hello. Push the plug extra firmly into the jack and see if it can go in the rest of the way.  When it is detected, you should get a popup asking you to select the type of device you are using.
There aren't any detailed specs from Dell about the combo jack, just general information that we pass along on this discussion board. We have been getting reports from owners that the jacks on some late model Dell are tight.

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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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i recently bought a new computer, and it was it, and i MEAN, perfect cndition. it was fast, super powerfu;, and could run 5 versions of Halo 2 at the same time. But, now it gotten worse, and A huge problem I literally discovered like an hour ago was that now i can't hear anything unless my headphones aren't plugged in. It's really getting on my nerves, and i really need to get some help QUICK!!!! Any help is appreiciated, but hurry please!


PS-My hadphones are memorex, and some smaller ones, but like ones you get with a computer.

A:Computer Headphones

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I have a Gateway computer with Windows XP installed. When we first got the computer all we had to do is plug the headphones into the jack on the front of the tower and a screen would pop up and say something like "would you like to connect headphones?" and you had to click ok and there you go! But for some reason the sound control panel won't pop up anymore. I know there has to be a way to access it, the problem is that I don't know how! I've tried looking on help and support, but I couldn't find anything. Please Help!


A:Headphones For Gateway Computer Help

Control Panel/Sounds and Audio Devices. Also if there is the sound Icon in the lower right hand side the task bar then double click on it Options/Advanced Controls and make sure nothing is muted. I would think your Gateway has a keyboard that has the sound on it as well. Make sure it is working.

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As of about a week ago, I have found that my computer will only give sound through headphones if I plug them in while the computer is turned off. Which gets rather annoying when I'm in the middle of a game, my cord catches on my sleeve as I move, and they pop out, making me have to shut down my computer to get sound back.

It seems to be a problem with my desktop, rather than the headphones, as I tried them on my old laptop, and I could plug/unplug as much as I wanted and they still worked fine there. When I plug them in on my running desktop, the "You just plugged a device into the audio jack" message appears, but I get no sound. I have tried both audio jacks on my computer, as well as the one on my monitor to the same effect.

Any suggestions?

A:Have to plug in headphones while computer is off

Try updating your drivers.
Did you install anything (especially driver updates) at the same time that your headphones stopped working? maybe you need to roll back any driver or uninstall any new programs

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tried the search for this and got many un-connected results so I thought I would just ask.
Does anyone know how to and what steps are necessary to connect and use bluetooth headphones to listen to music from a computer running WindowsXP SP2?
The head phones are Insignia NS/BTHDP
I have a BT dongle, and have gotten as far as getting the headphones to show up in My Bluetooh Places, and it will show as headset connected when clicking on "show services", but I cannot get any music over the phones.

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Hi , my name dosent matter but please help , I got this problem about 2 days ago , after i changed my computer . When this computer arrived i got a new windows too , theres where the problem started. When i plugg my headphones in (USB) , they say " device not recognize" or smthing like that . I tried to find the problem , so I searched my computer , and found in Device Manager "Unknown usb device (Configuration descriptor request failed)". I tried to update them all , didn't worked , the only thing that it worked it was when i closed my pc , remove the cable that is giving him power (forgot the name) , waited 5 minutes , reopened , replugged headphones , and it worked , but after i restarted my pc , same problem , i tried to do again this thing with removing the cable , it didn't work the second time. The headphones are good , they work on every device that id tried (not this one ofc.). I think that im cursed , i get a new pc , and my headphones are not working on him ... yea . srry if i suck at grammar .

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I'm using new headphones with 3.5 jack on Windows 10 laptop. The only way I can get the computer to play sound to headphones (as opposed to its default speakers) is to reboot the computer with the headphones connected during the reboot?

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For some reason whenever I use headphones with my computer I only ever get sound out of the right ear.

I have tried 4 different pairs and there is the same problem with all of them. And those 4 other pairs seem to work perfectly with my phone and my mp3 player.

Plus, I get sound out of both speakers when not using headphones.

What could be causing this?

A:Why do I only get sound out of one ear when using headphones with my computer?

Sounds like a bad headphone jack in the PC, or the cable connecting it to the Motherboard/soundcard is not connected correctly. Could be the connector for the Left Channel has come unplugged.

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I can't get my headphones to work. The plug size is 3.5mm and it doesn't feel secure in the jack. Do I need a different size plug?

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I have an Acer 5750 laptop that absolutely refuses to recognize my headphones when they are plugged into the jack.

When I go into Sound --> Playback, it doesn't list Headphones as an option in the list, even with Show Disabled Devices and Show Disconnected Devices checked.

When I go into RealTek HD Audio Manager, I have no Headphone options, nor do I have the "Advanced Settings" option that I see in all the screenshots of solutions for other people who have had this problem.

I've updated the driver. I've rolled back the driver. I've disabled and enabled the device. I've restarted my computer 9000 times.

I'm at my wits end with this. I have never had such a problem getting a basic, every day thing to work on a computer. I have never tried to plug headphones into this computer before, but they are working on my phone and another computer just fine.

What's the deal? Help!

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Ok, so i got a new monitor ASUS VH236H and I have my computer hooked up via DVI and I have a green audio cable from my computer's out port to my monitors audio-in. I then have my headset green audio in hooked up to my monitor's audio-out. So when my DVI source is selected, the audio works flawlessly for my computer to headphones.

I then have my 360 hooked up to my monitor's HDMI port, and the audio also works flawlessly, but ONLY when my monitor's source is HDMI. When my monitor's souce is DVI, I get audio/video from my computer, and when my monitor's source is HDMI, i get audio/video from my 360. But I'm wondering if I can get audio from both at the same time. I like to listen to music/talk to friends on computer, but i would like to do this while playing 360 .

To sum this up, Is there any way I can get audio from both computer and xbox 360 simultaneously while playing one or the other? thanks in advance

A:Trying to get audio to my headphones from both computer and Xbox 360. Need help!

Not with the monitor in the loop, as it will only output the audio for whichever input is selected.

You would need to bypass the monitor and connect the audio sources with a Y cable.

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Hello, I have a Toshiba satellite running windows 7 home premium (64 bit).

For quite a while I've had an issue where my sound would randomly cut out.

I recently discovered (after much trial and error) that the cause of the issue is that my computer is detecting something plugged into the headphone jack when nothing is there. I very rarely use my headphones so this took a while to figure out, but when I plug them in after the speakers cut out, I can still hear everything playing in the headphones. Sometimes when I remove the headphones the sound starts playing the speakers again but not always.

I've checked to see if there is anything blocking the jack, and it's clean. What I would like to know is if there is a way to prevent my computer from automatically switching to headphones if it detects something plugged into the jack, or, if there isn't, a way to play audio out of both simultaneously. I could just keep using my headphones, but they are of rather low quality and my laptop's built in speakers sound much better.

Right clicking "Playback devices" only shows my speakers, and doesn't show my headphones (which are really nothing more than earbuds, but still) even when "show disabled devices" is selected.

A:Computer Detects Headphones That Aren't There

There would appear to be a problem with the headphone jack. Along with the contacts for your headphones, there are (can be) extra contacts for when there are no headphones plugged in. I would suspect those connections are "dirty" and not making proper contact.

Plug your headset in and out fast several times and see if that helps. If not, the jack may be cleaned with contact cleaner but that would be an internal job and not something you could do from the outside of the case. If it can't be cleaned, many PC's have a small "daughter board" that contains the I/O jacks and that is replaceable.

On SOME audio systems, there is a control panel and SOME of these have options for whether the speakers are muted or not when a headset is plugged in. Newer systems with RealTek audio have the RealTek HD Audio manager that in most cases has this. The Panel, if you have it, would be located in Control Panel/Hardware and Sound. However, you are limited to what the PC vendor allows and there are some with RealTek, for example, that do not have this option.

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Ok so like this is very confusing but hear me out
One day i come home and go on my computer. All of a sudden, my headphones don't work.
I've tried everything, and I think I've made it worse.
I tried to unplug my headphones and put them into another jack but that doesn't work
I tried to uninstall the headphones from my pc and reinstall but that doesn't work,
the only thing that sort of worked was when i plugged my headphones into the front and made the pc think it was speakers?
I can hear through 1 ear if i put it full in, but if i put it halfway it goes to both, but the quality gets worse.
There is no bass boost or surround sound when i plug it into the front (i need for cs:go)
The mic doesn't work at all in any way.

In the back of my computer there are 3 ports, 1 pink, 1 light green, and 1 dark green.
I've tried all sorts of combos of plugging my mic and headphone plugs into any of them, to no avail

If it helps, as stated above, my headphones use two plugs, 1 for mic and 1 for sound. The mic is pink and sound is green.

Also, when i look in the sound menu, it shows that sound is being played through the speakers, but I can't hear it


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So I have this odd issue with the computer I build a few months ago (it's always been there)
I've noticed people commenting that their computer does not recongnise when a headset is plugged in, but I have the opposite problem. I've set my headset as the default device, as I used to on my old PC, so that what should happen is that sound should play through my speakers when the headset is not plugged in, but through my headset when they are.
Problem is, my PC still thinks my headphones are plugged in even when they're not, as in I get the following screen in control panel even when the headset is disconnected:

And I'm really not sure how to fix this.

A:Computer not recognising disconnected headphones

The Speakers are normally set as the Default Playback Device, not the Headphones.

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Like the title says, my PC freezes when I plug in headphones and sometimes front panel USB devices. I had this problem previously on my old PC build but have upgraded my motherboard, CPU, GPU, case, and power supply since then (basically a new computer) only to have the same problem still... I have rebuilt the computer twice and checked all wires and motherboard to make sure nothing is grounding out. I have also tried different wall outlets in my house to eliminate the possibility of electrical problems from the outlet I was using. Not only am I not able to use my front panel connections, but also my comp runs very choppy after it freezes from plugging in devices and I am forced to restart my comp several times to get it working correctly again. I am in desperate need of some advice, please help me

A:Computer freezes when plugging in headphones...

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I was trying to listen to some music through my earphones when i realized my computer doesn't recognize them, although they were already plugged in. They worked perfectly fine yesterday. all i had to do was right clicking the speaker icon, selecting "playback devices" and choosing the headphones. Please give me a simple and understandable solution since I'm not really good with computers.


A:Computer doesn't recognize headphones

Have you tried rebooting the PC and trying it?

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My headphones wont be recognised from my pc ?

A:My headphones wont be recognised from my computer?

Do they work when connected to another device?

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