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Dell 5548 speaker volume fluctuates, Headphone Jack tight and no webcam response

Q: Dell 5548 speaker volume fluctuates, Headphone Jack tight and no webcam response

Hello Jimco,
I have a Dell 5548 with a 1080p touch screen, Core i5 &12GB of Ram. After updating to windows 10 I have had a number of issues with this laptop.
1)The most annoying of all is that the speaker volume fluctuates from high to low at any given setting which is extremely frustrating. One time its loud then all of a sudden it reduces then a few seconds later its up again. Is this a hardware issue or a software issue as this didn't happen on windows 8.1?
2)The Headphone Jack is too tight. If I try too insert any earphones or headphones it will go in to a certain degree then i have to apply force but it still wont go in. If i try to apply more force it seems that it will break as there is a creaking sound. sound from the speakers isn't fine and i cant even use earphones :(
3) My laptop has a real sense camera and it just stops using its infrared sensors or depth sensors when setting up windows hello. It tells me to place my face in the centre of the screen and then no response even though i can see what the webcam is showing me.
I hope you can answer my questions as it would be much appreciated.
Thanks!

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

Thanks

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

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

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I had to have the hard drive replaced in my computer due to a defect in the drive. Ever since the hard drive was replaced, the head phone plug-in that is on the face of the tower does not work, but the speaker plug-in that is located in the back of the tower, works just fine.

I cannot figure out what is wrong. The audio driver installed for my system was obtained from the Dell website along with the majority of my other drivers.
Any help would be great.

System Information:
Dell Dimenstion E310 (Desktop)
Windows XP Professional SP3
Audio: Intel Integrated Audio
 

A:headphone jack not working... but speaker-jack work

Do you know if the front panel audio jack is plugged into the motherboard?
 

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Alright, so here's the problem. I just recently got this computer and plugged it into the VGA port and the sound wouldn't work. I plugged Logitech External Speakers into it and the computer didn't even acknowledge that it was there. I plugged in Headphones to see if those worked and they didn't aswell. I asked the guy who I got the computer from and he said that it (sound) would work when plugged in using HDMI. So I did that and the sound does work, but only through the TV speakers. It still doesn't acknowledge the speakers or the headphone s when plugged in. So I wen t and grabbed some other speakers I had and tried those and It still didn't recognize the speaker. My question is: How Do I Get My Computer To Recognize My Speakers? Any help would be much appreiciated. 

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Hi,

Thought I would start a new thread as noone seemed to post a definitive answer to the issue the poster was having regarding their headphones. I was having a similar problem while trying to watch Youtube, the speakers on my HP 625 were playing the sound even though I had my headphones plugged in. Not quite sure how I resolved it for myself, but when I opened up the IDT audio control panel within the 'hardware and sound' section of windows control panel, the speakers needed to be set to both default communication and default playback device. As well as making sure within this control panel that the headphones were selected for the appropriate jack, this solved the problem for me. I'm not sure if any of this stuff was different before I opened up the IDT control panel since I'd never opened it up before, but like I say the problem was solved so hopefully this may be of some help to anyone having the same problem.
 

A:Response to 'Windows 7 hates my headphone jack'

Thanks for the posting. FYI, I have the same problem on a Samsung laptop. It is intermittent, but the headphones sometimes quit working. I can get them to work via dual boot in Ubuntu just fine. My sound card is Realtek, and the headphones never show up there, so there is no default setting to change... it HAS to be an OS issue. Right?
 

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

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

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

Is there something like that? Thanks.

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

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Hi,  I just made some driver update and windows ( windows anniversary ) update and after installing i do not have any sound with the built in spaker or with my headphone plugged with a jack anymore. But with a usb headphone it works! When i go to the Windows playback devices window there is no device present. I already update the Audio drivers and restart run the audio troubleshooting tool in Windows but nothing new it doesn't work. Gauthier  

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I've recently been having a problem with my headphones. The computer recognizes that I've plugged them in but it still uses the external speakers and there's no sound coming through the headphones. I've tried more than one pair of headphones and it still doesn't work. Restarting the computer worked once but not anymore. 










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A:Speaker/headphone/audio jack problem

There is usually a hardware switch in the socket, which is engaged when you put the plug in. Seems like it might be mechanically broken.

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there is no headphone option on my ideapad 310 , only speakers option. i tried uninstalling the sound drivers and the re-installing them  but it proved to be  useless. now audio is being being played through headphones although my laptop has no headphone option on the "playback" tab ,,however after a while the headphone disconnects and then the sound comes out from the speakers again. I'm using windows 1064-bit. Hope anybody out there can help me out. thanks.

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I'm guessing that it's probably just a compatibility issue... or just how it is, but I'm curious:

I updated my laptop from Windows XP Pro to Windows 7 Pro a while back. It started out as just a minor inconvenience, but it's getting to be very annoying. When I plug in my external speakers (via the headphone jack) or my headphones, Windows doesn't automatically switch the sound output to the headphone jack. I have to manually switch it ("Manage Audio Devices"). The same is true for the reverse, when I unplug my headphones.

Is there any way around this, or is it likely an issue with the compatibility of my sound card?

Please and thank you!

A:Headphone jack/on board speaker issue

Do you have the correct Windows 7 drivers for your Audio system? The XP drivers are not compatible and you need at a minimum Vista drivers as Vista and Windows 7 handle sound functions differently than XP.

On most newer "HD Audio" systems the jack is "auto sensing" and switches "logically". On many older PC systems that is a mechanical function with the jack.

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So my sound completely stopped working the other day and im trying to figure out whats going on. Ive tried updating my drivers and deleting them and reinstalling them but nothing has worked. I have no idea what to do im thinking it may be a hardware problem any suggestions 

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Hello there, I am not sure if my speaker/headphone jack (hardware input) device isn't working (albeit my default laptop built in speakers work), because of viruses and the overall system performance being affected by viruses, but hear me out... Firstly, here are the three viruses my AVG virus scan detected today, while it searched through hundreds of thousands of files:

1) Trojan horse Generic_c.QZU
2) Trojan horse Generic10.ALHO
3) Trojan horse PSW.Generic6.AQPD
The following is my hijack this log (January 21, 2009):
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 8:23:01 PM, on 1/21/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16762)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Diskeeper Corporation\Diskeeper\DkService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgrsx.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgemc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfm... Read more

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Please help. I just got a new SONY Vaio Fs laptop and already the headphone jack is malfunctioning. I can only hear out of one speaker or headphone usually, and on some days neither will emitt any sound whatsoever. Whats my problem and how can i fix this???
 

A:Headphone jack problems, can only hear out of one (or zero) speaker(s) at a time

Any chance of a broken headphone cable? Try with another set of headphones or speakers before blaming the computer.
 

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I have a pair of Logitech speakers with subwoofer and would like to connect them to my computer for surround sound using the computer's speakers as the front pair.  Using headphones I cannot find a way to make the computer speakers and the headphone play at the same time.  Please advise:Can I connect the logitech speakers as above? andif so, what software settings do I have to make?

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Hello,

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

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

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

Here is my motherboard:

http://www.gigabyte.us/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3257&dl=1#ov

The audio specifications according to that site are:

Realtek ALC888 codec
High Definition Audio
2/4/5.1/7.1-channel
Support for S/PDIF In/Out
Support for CD In
I realize that's really more of a list of features but I haven't been able to find anything more technical than that. Windows identifies the device that I'... Read more

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Hi,
I am using a Latitude 3540 and trying to get a conference phone working through the Headphone port. The phone has a mic and speaker cable that go into an adaptor and then into the headphone port on the laptop. As soon as its connected the volume slowly decreases on its own.
We have tested the same setup but using a Lattitude E6330 and it works fine.
I hve fully updated all drivers.
Any ideas?
Thanks
Ross

A:Headphone Jack Changes Volume Automatically

Hello Ross. The Latitude E6330 has IDT audio hardware, which Dell does not use anymore, and driver. The 3540 has Realtek audio hardware & driver. The 2 laptops don't have any drivers in common, so probably a driver issue with the 3540.
You could try a different driver version from the 3540 html driver page. Dell released 2 versions for Win 7, one for Win 8.1 (WB), and two for Win 10 (WT). Before installing an older version, completely remove all files of the current version, by checking the delete files box during uninstall. Other than those, you could try one directly from the Realtek site (an HD driver, not AC97).
If none of those help, keep an eye out for any audio driver and BIOS updates and try them, but I don't think Dell is supporting the laptop with updated drivers anymore. I would get a usb audio jack and try that. It would use the Windows usb native audio driver, not the Realtek's. Might not work but cheap to try.

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Hello there,

The headphone jack on my laptop broke some time ago, so I had to buy a USB replacement jack. Under Windows XP this worked brilliantly, but since I've upgraded to Windows 7 (Home Premium, 32bit) I've been experiencing problems: namely, I have no control over the volume. Whether the volume is all the way up or just above zero, the sound is blaringly loud through the headphones. (I can still Mute the volume.) I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling the jack via the Device Manager, but I haven't had any success. Help?
Thanks,
CxG

A:USB Headphone Jack Volume Issue

  
Quote: Originally Posted by cxg


Hello there,

The headphone jack on my laptop broke some time ago, so I had to buy a USB replacement jack. Under Windows XP this worked brilliantly, but since I've upgraded to Windows 7 (Home Premium, 32bit) I've been experiencing problems: namely, I have no control over the volume. Whether the volume is all the way up or just above zero, the sound is blaringly loud through the headphones. (I can still Mute the volume.) I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling the jack via the Device Manager, but I haven't had any success. Help?
Thanks,
CxG


USB headsets' volumes are controlled by Windows via the drivers for said headset. IF the drivers are not installed or improperly installed, you may have a tough time doing anything with it.

Some headsets also have volume controls in-line on the cord. Is this the case for you?

What headset do you have?

Also check your device manager under Sound, Video, and Game Controllers. If your headset is actually listed there like it should be, it should not have any ! or ? symbols on it as well.

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Hey, everyone! I am having a problem with my audio jack:1. First of all my laptop doesn't seem to acknowledge when I put my headphones/external speakers in the jack... no notification or reaction from the Laptop.2. Second- only left headphone is working. Other than that the laptop speakers are good, the only problem is with the jack.What I've done is to reset my PC, to return it to it's factory settings... but no change! Still the same problem!Laptop is new.. less than 3 months..  I am desperate... I really hope there's something I can do and you could help me with that! I really don't think it''s a hardware problem.. I have taken good care of the machine, no troubles.Thank you!

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After upgrading from windows 8 to windows 10 my webcam is not functioning properly. The webcam was completely green and non funcitonal. 
I uninstalled the old drivers and installed the recommended lasted drivers, but now the webcam is just entirely blurry.
The webcam is the Intel RealSense 3D Camera F200.
The two drivers I have installed are:

Intel(R) RealSense(TM) 3D Camera (Front F200) Depth
Intel(R) RealSense(TM) 3D Camera (Front F200) RGB
Intel(R) RealSense(TM) 3D Camera Virtual Drive

What can I do to fix this? Has anyone had a similar issue? Is there some sort of camera setting where I can tweak the quality or is this just a driver issue with windows 10? 

Thanks in advance,

A:Dell Inspiron 5548 Webcam not working properly after updating to Windows 10

I have a similar problem. After the Creator's update, my F200 camera does not work. I need a way to repair this problem!

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

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I recently discovered a difference in the volume; the left speaker of the laptop has been functioning normally while there seems to be very low to no sound coming from the right speaker.

Any suggestions?

A:Dell Inspiron 15 5559 Audio - Right Speaker has low volume while the left speaker functions normally

Hello.You didn't mention the headphone jack, so if you have not yet done so, plug in headphones and see if the balance is okay in them. If the headphones check out okay, then most probably it's a problem related to the speakers.
The test for speakers is the ePSA audio test. It is a hardware test, which means that if the test  tones are very low in the right speaker, but normal in the left speaker, then there is hardware failure somewhere, related to the right speaker.
If both speakers sound normal during the test, then the problem is in the software. Do the usual things like re-install the audio driver, check the balance levels in the Sound properties, try different audio sources, etc.
Re-installing the audio driver resets the settings to their default configurations, so if you do it then you don't have to bother with things like volumes and balance settings, because they will be okay.(Also if the balance is okay through headphones, then it should be okay through the speakers too.)
Here is how to do a simple driver re-install:
1.    Open the Device Manager.2.    Expand the "Sound, video & game controllers" category.3.    Right click on "Realtek High Definition Audio".4.    Click "uninstall".5.    Do not check the box to “delete the driver software for this device”. 6.    Restart the computer. Windows will detect your device a... Read more

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When I connect my headphones in my dell xps 15 9550 the sound does not come through them until I close my laptop and re enter again to my session.
How can I make it work normally?

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I bought a new Dell Inspiron 15R about two months ago now, and since I got it the sound has been messing up.

Whenever I use headphones, some sounds still come out of my speakers. It seems that if I'm listening to one piece of audio, for example a skype call, it's fine. However, if I start doing something else at the same time, for example watching a video, the audio from that video will play from my speakers instead of my headphones (looks as if some programs have priority to play out of headphones, and everything else will play from laptop speakers)

Please help, for the moment I've disabled my speakers so sounds are forced to play out of my headphones, however this disables the sounds for some programs (Minecraft, Spotify etc)

I'd love if somebody could shead some light on my problem
Thanks!

A:Speaker/headphone problem Dell Inspiron 15R, please help!

Hi Ryank94,
Welcome to the Community. Have you tried uninstalling and reinstalling your audio drivers? To uninstall, click on start, right click on computer, click on properties, click on device manager, click on the symbol next to sound video and game controllers, right click on IDT High Definition Audio Code and click on uninstall, and confirm it, once it removed use the below link to install it. Let us know if this helped.
Thank you
Royan

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Hello guys. I bought new dell laptop yesterday and i already faced some problems with the headphone jack. Everything is working, but when i reboot my pc without unplugging the jack, i do not get any sound from my 2.1 system. I have to unplug the jack and then plug again in order to get the sound through the speakers. I tried to look for the solution but couldn't come up with anything helpful. Reinstallation of drivers does not help. Maybe someone could help me with this issue?

A:Dell inspiron 15R headphone jack problem

Hi ssvir,
Welcome to the community.
Please check the link below which would help you resolve this issue:
http://dell.to/1ax3yMu
Kindly perform these steps and let us know, so we can advise you further.

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i'm having a problem with my dell 7359 Audio in Headphones.... the MaxxAudio Equilizer is working perfectly in external speaker but when i plug in headphones the equilizer of maxxaudio in not working ... there is sound in headphones but changing equalizer setting doesn't change any sound effects
Dell inspiron 7359 with windows 10 ,installed with latest audio drivers from dell site .;;

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I been having problems with my headphone jack since I got my new laptop. My laptop has been refusing to recognize my headphones. I plug them in, the sound keeps coming directly from the computer. I check the playback devices, headphones are not even on there. I've read quite a few posts and tried to fix this issue. The only thing that seemed to work was manually updating my drivers with device manager. However, if I shut my computer, or unplug my headphones and then put them back, the issue arises again. 
Obviously the issue is not my headphones, they work just fine for the period of time that the issue is fixed. I've update everything that I know to update. If anyone has any other suggestions then I will gladly try them.
I'm not sure if this is important or not, but I am using Windows 10.

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The headphones jack on laptop just broke... i've tried twisting the plug a little bit and it worked for a couple of minutes but now it doesn't .

I want to know if there is a way I can to use the microphone jack as a headphone jack.

If it's not possible... there's another jack to the right of the headphones jack with the symbol resembling this: ((*-))
Can i use that one, too?

Thanks in advance
 

A:Broken Headphone Jack (Dell Inspiron 8100)

You need to buy/acquire a 3.5mm stereo screw plug.

There`s no point trying to mess with the mic plug.Even if you could
connect it,you`d only get mono.

The other socket you refer to,is most likely a Line IN.
 

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When I insert my headphones into the front panel of my dell dimension the sounds cuts from the speakers and enters into the headphones as normal. But when removing the headphones the sound should automatically transfer into the speakers, but this doesn't happen and i get no sound at all, not even i put my headphones back in.

I have rebooted and uninstalled/reinstalled the drivers to no avail.

Any ideas?
 

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Hey,
I just got a brand new Inspiron 15 5000 directly from Dell and it doesn't detect headphones plugged into the 1/8" jack.
I've plugged two different pairs of headphones in and neither appears on the list if I go to control panel > hardware and sound > sound > manage audio devices > playback.
In both cases the audio on the internal speakers continues unchanged. 
I went to Device Manager > Sound, Video, and Gaming Controllers > Realtek Audio right clicked and selected "update driver" and I was told the driver was already working on the current update. 
One pair of headphones is a Sony mdr-7506 and the other was a pair of cheap earbuds. Both work fine with other audio devices

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i just recently bought a small set of computer speakers for my dell inspiron 3847. i plugged it into the back of the tower via usb, and now when i plug in my headphones into the front headphone jack on the tower to listen to the audio for movies or music,no sound goes through the headphones. need help troubleshooting this.

A:dell inspiron 3847 no sound from 3.5mm headphone jack

Hi,
In this case the system is working as per design. When the headphone's are plugged in the systems ask's you which is the device you chose for audio output. In this case check if the headphone's are selected as the primary device for audio output then this could be the situation.
Hoping this helps.
Regards,

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When I listen to audio with headphones it comes out crackly and distorted, however, when I connect a speaker via aux cable in the same headphone jack it sounds normal. Audio from the laptop's speakers in normal as well. I have checked the headphones and it's not them that's the issue.  The crackling happens with all my headphones. 
The problem is very recent. A couple of days ago I picked up my headphones unaware they were plugged into my XPS. The jack was pulled out of the headphone jack when I picked up the headphones and it's been an issue ever since. I would have immediately assumed that It's a hardware thing with the jack although, I didn't pull it out very hard nor did it come out at a weird angle so I can't see how that could've of broken it. Also, the jack still works perfectly with external speakers so I'm not too sure what's wrong with it.
If anyone has any ideas or suggestions that would be an enormous help:)
 

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Ok, i have a dual boot system with Vista Premium and XP. The following issue ONLY occurs in Vista. XP is fine.

When I insert my headphones into the front panel of my dell dimension the sounds cuts from the speakers and enters into the headphones as normal. But when removing the headphones the sound should automatically transfer into the speakers, but this doesn't happen and i get no sound at all, not even i put my headphones back in.

I have rebooted and uninstalled/reinstalled the drivers to no avail.

Any ideas?
 

A:No Sound after using Dell Dimension 8400 front headphone jack

It is a simple mechanical problem. When you plug in the headphone jack, a spring leaf is moved breaking the circuit to the speakers. When you remove the headphone jack, the spring leaf is supposed to move back to the normal closed position. The metal used to construct your headphone jack was made of a metal too soft to spring back into position. You will have to open the computer case and bend the contacts back to the correct position. If you are electronics savvy you can replace the jack -- or you should ask Dell to replace your computer under warranty.

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Hi all I recently got the i7 version of this laptop and noticed that the speakers rattle a bit when vocals are being played and the headphone jack makes everything sound like it has REVERB added to it...??? It sounds like I'm in a chamber. I updated everything, anything I can do or no?

A:Dell inspiron 7559 audio problem. Speakers and headphone jack.

1 week now. Anything or should I call? This is terrible.

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So the other day i was spinning a fidget-spinner whilst watching a video on my laptop but then the spinner dropped and hit the keyboard, and when this happened the screen went completely black and there was this terrifying loud grinding noise like the laptop was screaming in pain or something, then i held the power button until it shut down. And then when i restarted the computer everything seemed fine until today when i realised the headphone jack isn't working. I've tried it with two headphones so far. How the heck could this happen? are Dell laptops so fragile that a fidget-spinner could permanently damage it? or is there a fix somewhere that i'm missing. 

A:Dell XPS 15 (9560) headphone jack stopped working after a bizarre crash.

Thank you for your message.This could be just a coincidence that the audio jack has stopped working.Run a hardware diagnostic by following this link http://bit.ly/2fJuGXBDo you get any pop-up message when you plug in the headphone?Is the audio normal on the system speakers?Open device manager- expand sound & audio- right click on the audio driver & click on uninstall ( do not check the box that says delete driver). Restart the computer, this will refresh the audio driver.For my reference, click on my Dell username & send a private message with the service tag, registered name & email address.

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I purchased my laptop about a month ago and just over a week ago my internal speakers stopped working and instead just make a very quiet popping/cracking sound when audio is being played. My headphone port still works perfectly tho. Every so often the speakers will start working again randomly but always eventually stop working again. I'm guessing it is a hardware issue and plan on sending it back under warranty but just wanted to make sure as happened very randomly.Cheers

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was hoping to ask for a little help - I've got a new Lati'tude' from Dell and for the life of me, I can't get the speaker jack to work with headsets or speakers - checked all of the switches I'm aware of - any suggestions would be most appreciated!
 

A:Dell Lati'tude' D610 - Speaker Jack

Do you have sound from the onboard speakers?
 

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 recently bought a Dell latitude E6420 i5-2520M 8GB and I am experiencing a very annoying issue with the speakers.
The sound coming from the speakers worked until I plugged in the headphones jack into the computer for the first time - when I unplugged the headphones internal speakers stop to work completely.
What I have tried so far with no success:

Uninstall and reinstall windows audio/sound drivers
Tried Realtek drivers
Disabled headphones
Recovery and reinstall Windows 10

What is strange is that every time I uninstall and reinstall the sound drivers the speakers start to work again until i plug the jack of the headphones and again speakers stop to work. Any Idea?
Please let me know what you need to know about my computer to better understand the problem and I will amend the question accordingly.
Thanks!

A:Dell latitude E6420 - plug headphone jack in stop internal speakers to work

I resolved installing windows native audio drivers
en.community.dell.com/.../20650645
Apparently, this is a known issue with the Realtek drivers on the Dell Latitude.

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Hello,
Is anyone else experiencing laggy response when using the function keys on F2/F3/F4 which are used for volume mute/down/up? Have you managed to fix it? 

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So the part in the center of my DC jack for my Inspiron 5548 broke off. I'm looking to replace it, as it will not charge. I bought a replacement off eBay, but the cord was too long. Can anyone direct me to the correct part?

A:Inspiron 5548 DC jack

Hi cabforpitt,
Please reply us with the picture of the damaged port and the part you have purchased so that we can check and advise you.

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Hello,
 
I just purchased a new notebook, and I have a bit of a problem. When I plug headphones into the side headphone jack, the sound quality is downright terrible. Very shortly I noticed that it didn't sound as good/decent as my older notebook.
 
The speakers seem to sound fine, well you know - as good as laptops can sound. 
 
Right now I have two notebooks side by side: 
a friends Samsung Series 3 (NP300E5C), with Windows 8 (upgraded from W7) / Microsoft High Definition audio
my Toshiba L50 Windows 8 / Realteck High Definition
 
I dont have my older notebook anymore, but I do remember it sounding better. Comparing this Toshiba to the Samsung (both sitting on the desk side-by-side), the Toshiba sounds a little better through the speakers, but there is no comparison with the headphone - The Samsung is pretty decent while the Toshiba makes me cry. 
 
Now granted, I'm not expecting a symphony, but if I cant solve this I'm going to have to sell the Toshiba.
 
I've tried uninstalling Realtek, but I couldn't get the sound to work.
Re-installing Realtek solved nothing
 
One thing I noticed, there is no 'headphone' icon in the device manager (Control Panel > Hardware & Sound > Sound / or simply right click the audio icon in the taskbar). Are the headphones not high definition or something?
screen capture: http://img580.imageshack.us/img580/7956/chm5.png
 
The above link show the speakers playing, when I actually... Read more

A:Unacceptable headphone jack sound quality - no headphone icon

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

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Hi all,

I'm hoping someone here will be able to solve this problem that I've had for over a year now. Ive researched and done every possible "solution" that I have found on the internet and nothing so far has fixed it. Here's the problem:

I bought a new latop which has Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit) installed. While im playing music (mainly mp3s) whether it be in Winamp, WMP, any program--the volume on songs will fluctuate. One second it will be loud and the next it will go real low and then loud again. It sounds as if its trying level the sound or something. I've done the "solutions" that I've found online, I.E. Under Sounds>Communications>"Do Nothing" -didnt work. I've also checked "Disable all enhancements" under speaker properties. It does seem to help by doing this BUT (and a huge but) then the music sounds terrible. It loses bass and just sounds terrible. I've also tried updating the driver, tried older drivers and nothing seems to work. I'm no expert but I do think it has something to do with Windows 7. Ive had Windows XP, Vista and never had this problem with playing my music before. Also from what I've read online most think the problem is something to do with Windows 7.

Here are my specs:

*Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit)
*Conexant Pebble High Definition SmartAudio-Driver Version 4.98.60.50

If anyone can help me with this, I would really appreciate it. Thanks.

A:Volume/Audio Fluctuates in & out Windows 7

Does the Conexant audio come with its own control panel? I seem to remember I had one on my laptop before but removed it later.
I've never experienced this issue myself. Your guess about communications settings was a good one - see if maybe your microphone is inadvertently enabled and still picking up sound.

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



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





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

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


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

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

Please help....

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

My Realtek HD Audio Manager has more options than yours.

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

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

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Hello Eight Forums.

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

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

So this is either a software or a hardware issue.

Software

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

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

Hardware

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

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

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

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

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

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I built a new computer, with an ASRock motherboard, z77 thing, and installed Windows 7 and everything. It came with some audio things like THX TruStudio.


And I notice that the volume fluctuates very noticeably when I'm playing sound files or video files. It can be a difference where people talking at normal volume is barely audible, like a whisper, then a sudden voice or musical piece coming in is close to ear-splitting when the volume is turned up to better hear the previous bits.


And I noticed this happens in all the same places in certain files, and is the same across several different media players.


I tried shutting off the THX TruStudio, and altering the Realtek settings constantly, but it did nothing.


I found that the only thing that seems to work is turning on "Loudness Equalization" in the SPeaker properties enhancement. I've noticed the strong differences in volume while playing a media file and clicking/unclicking the Loudness Equalization in mid-play.



What's happening here? Should I keep Loudness Equalization on permanently or is it supposed to just be a special feature of some sort if I have a surround sound system or something? (I don't)

A:New computer, volume fluctuates in certain media files

THX TruStudio doesnt do that, im also using ASrock mobo with THX, and if you have VIA Hd audio deck you might want to check the settings in that.

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

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

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

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