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CPU says sound coming through speakers, but its coming via headphones

Q: CPU says sound coming through speakers, but its coming via headphones

Hi everyone. I have my headphones plugged in and am getting poor sound quality out of them. My computer says that the sound is coming through my speakers, but its not (its just coming through the headphones.) I've attached a picture of what the comp's showing me for reference. I've tried going to the Sound menu and making the headphones the default device, with no luck. This issue seemed to happen after I was done using Google video chat with my headphones plugged in. I am trying to get the sound quality in my headphones back to normal. They work with every other device. Please help!

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A: CPU says sound coming through speakers, but its coming via headphones

Did you try re-plugging the headphones yet? Is it jacked or USB?

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Im running on Windows XP Home Edition and Ive had this problem for 5 days now...

I plugged my headphones in to listen to music and the music starting playing through the speakers too.

Ive got an Phillips iQon laptop and its so annoyin


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Since yesterday sound has stopped coming from my laptop speakers, when i plug my earphones in sound comes from through the earphones.

Additionally when i click the volume control for the earphones sound will come through the speakers for a just few seconds before going silent again.

Ive uploaded screenshots to my skydrive to show what I mean by 'click the volume control for the earphones' as well as other images of my sound options


Anyone help?

A:No sound coming from speakers, headphones OK

Question, if you actually disable the headphones in playback devices will the speakers kick on?

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Hello, good morning, here's the deal, "sometimes" I have no sound on my computer, I've tried updating and rollback all my audio drivers, especially Realtek ones, dozens of times, and still nothing... (Understand that my computer recognizes sound coming out of the computer, but the speakers and puggled headphones dont work...)
When I say "sometimes", I mean I only get sound if I suspend (close laptop screen) for the whole night, and when I wake up and turn it on, I have sound... BUT, if I restart the computer, I will not have sound again...

I think the problem here is not from the drivers, since the drivers I've installed before and after the "suspend" during the night, are the same, and I think its not hardware problem, since the speakers and headphones work fine after that "suspend"...

I know its not a problem of sound in the computer, for that matter, because I can get sound out of a bluetooth speaker or so.

I've tried almost everything, but maybe something is missing, or it can be a bad connection "inside" the computer, but somehow, the speakers/headphones work after the "suspend"...

I hope you guys can understand what I'm saying, or indentify my problem...

Thank you in advance and I await your response :)

Good morning!

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

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

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

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I didn't have sound in headphones, so I used HP Support Assistant to get the right audio driver. Now sound comes out both speakers and headphones. Reading around the web, I tried uninstalling and reinstalling driver. That didn't help. I do not have an additional Sound software conflicting with it. I do not have a headset under Recording, only microphone. Looking at Sound under Control Panel, it has:Speakers and Headphones  IDT High Definition Audio CODEC - it says this even when I don't have headphones plugged inCommunications Headphones IDT High Definition Audio CODEC (Unplugged) -this option is grayed out.tia   

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I've googled and googled and everything I've tried I either don't have the options or it didn't work. The issue is whenever I plug in my headset.. both my laptop's speakers and mic work.. as well as my headset's speakers and mic. I'm plugging the headset into the audio and mic jacks on the laptop.

My laptop is an Acer Aspire 5570-2052 (Came with Vista, I installed XP Home)

Under the Device Manager's Sound, video, and game controllers list I have:
Audio Codecs
Legacy Audio Drivers
Legacy Video Capture Devices
Media Control Devices
Realtek High Definition Audio
Video Codecs

I also have Realtek HD Audio Manager installed.

What I want to happen is when I plug in my headphone's mic and speaker jacks the laptop's mic/speaker turns off. I've tried messing with all kinds of stuff with no luck at all.

A:Sound is coming from Speakers and Headphones

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Hi everyone, I bought a new computer recently and the sound doesn't seem to be working. I've tried updating the drivers, restarting the PC, downloading Windows Updates and none of them seem to work.

If anyone has a fix for this I'd be very grateful.

A:No sound coming from speakers/headphones

Hi Connor234,

Welcome to Seven Forums.

You can follow the troubleshootings steps mentioned on: No sound in Windows - Microsoft Windows Help

Keep us posted

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I plugged my headphones into my laptop and the sound plays through both the speakers and the headhphones. I tried restarting my laptop, deleting the sound drive and reinstalling it, etc. 

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Hello, good morning, here's the deal, "sometimes" I have no sound on my computer, I've tried updating and rollback all my audio drivers, especially Realtek ones, dozens of times, and still nothing... (Understand that my computer recognizes sound coming out of the computer, but the speakers and puggled headphones dont work...)
When I say "sometimes", I mean I only get sound if I suspend (close laptop screen) for the whole night, and when I wake up and turn it on, I have sound... BUT, if I restart the computer, I will not have sound again...

I think the problem here is not from the drivers, since the drivers I've installed before and after the "suspend" during the night, are the same, and I think its not hardware problem, since the speakers and headphones work fine after that "suspend"...

I know its not a problem of sound in the computer, for that matter, because I can get sound out of a bluetooth speaker or so.

I've tried almost everything, but maybe something is missing, or it can be a bad connection "inside" the computer, but somehow, the speakers/headphones work after the "suspend"...

I hope you guys can understand what I'm saying, or indentify my problem...

Thank you in advance and I await your response :)

Good morning!

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Okay, so here's the history...

The other night, I came home to a high pitch noise coming from my turtle beach headphones. Upon removing the headphones from my computer, I the sound started coming from my speakers. I then shut off my computer. I removed everything except the power cord. I could hear a different, yet similar whine. Upon opening my computer, I heard the noise coming from within. I then took out the video card, and started the beast back up. Same thing... After hours of browsing forums on my phone, I decided it was either my CPU or PSU. I then removed the PSU and jump started it to check whether or not it was making the noise. It ran fine and made no noise. However, upon connecting it to the motherboard and starting it, I then heard the noise again. When I listened closely to the CPU, I heard nothing, then I listened to the PSU which was outside of my case this time, and I could hear not only the high pitched whine, but also a slight... crackling noise...

It was then that I jumped on newegg and ordered a new PSU http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6817139011 . After 1 long, unbearable night and into the morning, the PSU was here, and I spent 3 hours carefully setting it up, and organizing the cords in and around my computer.


Upon turning on my computer, everything seemed fine. I quickly jumped on youtube and started a video.. no sound coming from my headphones...
I then pulled out my headphones from the jack... No sound com... Read more

A:Whining sound coming from speakers and headphones

Does it sound 100% like whining or maybe an interference type sound?

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I've tried searching Google for a fix but I can't seem to find anything atm. I'm using the Realtek High Definition Audio driver.

A:Sound coming from headphones and speakers at the same time

Update your Realtek Audio Drivers --> http://www.realtek.com/Downloads/dow...Level=3&Conn=2

Go into Realtek Control Panel and check settings.

Regards. . .



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So Recently I got a new computer its an Acer. It only has one jack for headphones and microphones and usually when I plug one in it works fine and asks me to clarify which I'd like to use. I switch between headphones and microphone a lot so its a very useful tool for me. Though recently when I plug it in it no longer gives me the option to choose and no sound plays from the headphones and it instead plays from the speakers whether its plugged in or not. It also dims the sound a bit when they're plugged in so I think it decided I was mainly/only going to use microphone and set it to a mic one regardless of what's plugged in. I'm not very tech savvy but I tried my best to fix it. I tried other headsets, It is the same. I tried half plugging it in or fiddling with it, Its the same. I tried going into the sound playback list and seeing if it was disabled and it is not, It does not even show headphones as an option though it does show 'speaker's. I tried messing around in those settings and restoring them to default and nothing worked. I also tried going to the mic settings. For the mic settings there is two different options, 'microphone' which I assume is the one I usually plug in (since I can just plug my mic in and it works now) and stereo mix. I'v tried disabling the mic and enabling stereo mix and vise verse and tried restoring to default and tried making it forget about the mic and putting it back on and nothing is working and I really would like to use my headset since I l... Read more

A:No sound coming from headphones but speakers work

Try a reinstall and see if it fixes the problem. Go to the Device Manager, RIGHT click on the entry for your sound device (Could be Realtek, Conexant, etc) and then LEFT click "Uninstall". DO NOT uninstall the drivers. Restart the PC and when Windows starts it will detect and reinstall the sound. This fixes a lot of corruptions and may fix your problem.

In reference to the Stereo Mix, that should be set as the default Recording device. Then if you use the mic it will be heard, or if you want to record audio from the Internet you must have the Stereo Mix.

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I have the following problem with Dell Inspiron N5010 with Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit: When headphones are connected to the headphone jack, the laptop speakers will not disable.

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

On the other hand, sound from softwares and games are coming from the speaker.

According to me, the problem would be that it is not possible to switch headphones as default device in control panel -> sound.
See the Attached pic, even if i click "Default Device" for headphones it does nothing, there is no tickmark even after clicking
Pls Help!

Apparently, This problem was caused after my motherboard and heatsink were replaced by dell service guy due to overheating.

A:Sound coming from speakers when headphones attached

Control Panel | in the box, top, right which says Search Control Panel, type troubleshooting | Under Troubleshooting, Find and fix problems | Hardware and Sound | you will have Playing audio and Recording audio.

Let me know if this solved your problem.

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I just bought a Toshiba Satellite with Windows Vista.

One of the few issues I have is when I plugin my headphones to listen to music, sound still comes out of the Laptop speakers. When I turn down the volume on the laptop, the volume on the headphones also comes down.

How do I change the setting so that I can listen to music on my headphones without music coming out of the speakers..?

A:Plugging in Headphones. Sound Still Coming Out of Speakers

Hi CoocookachoHave a look in your audio manager. Mine is Realtek, yours might be different.Look for a setting about headphones.

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Hi Guys

When I plug my headphones in the sound comes from the headphones and laptop speakers. Obviously with headphones plugged in sound should only come from the headphones and not speakers aswell.

This didnt happen before. When I plugged my headphones in before I`d get a message saying "a jack has been plugged in" I no longer get that message when I plug them in.

I have windows vista and realtek HD audio manager, my laptop is an acer aspire 5050. Does anyone no why this is happening?

I appreciate your help

A:Headphones plugged in but sound coming from speakers aswell

I'd try uninstalling and reinstalling the Realtek drivers, hopefully that will restore Jack Detection and muting of the speakers as well.

You can get the latest driver from here:

Vista, Windows7 Driver(32/64 bits) Driver only (Executable file) R2.26

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Hi for the past couple of months I have been using my headphones as normal, and one day it started coming out of both headphones and speakers and has never changed back. I emailed Knowhow and they told me to download the latest audio update - which I have (with no success). I also did a PC refresh after speaking on the phone with knowhow (with no success). I have a HP Pavilion Sleek book 15-b050ea, Operating System: Windows 8 (64-bit)

If someone could give me a solution that would be great...


A:Sound coming out of headphones and speakers - HP PAVILION SEEKBOOK - HELP!!

Download and manually install the latest audio drivers from HP.

Also, check the audio setup and ensure the headphones are selected as the default output device.

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I don't know if Im posting this issue in the right forum.. My problem is that when I connect my earphones in the earphones hole on my sony vaio laptop, I do hear the sound through the earphones, but it also comes from the laptop's inbuilt speakers.

When I right-click on the speaker icon in the system tray, and then go to playback devices, all I find is speaker/HP (Realtek High Definition Audio).

Don't know what's wrong. Please help!

A:Headphones connected but sound coming from laptop's speakers.

Hi do you have this in control panel Windows 7 / Realtek HD Audio Manager: How to Set Up 5.1 Sound to The Best Parameters - YouTube

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I am trying to help my Mom with her computer. She has installed Windows 10 on her HP (pavilion) desktop. I have disabled/enabled all. I have removed and reinstalled all. Nothing. I have looked for updates. I am at a lost. Please help. Thanks.

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I've got a Thinkpad T430s (Windows 7) here and it's acting strangely. Namely, if I play a clip through the laptop's speakers, I hear no sound, but when I plug the headphones, everything works nice and neat.
One thing I noticed, is that computer actually recognises the sound, because the volume mixer/application, at the lower right/tray, and it's volume bar shows me the green indicators jumping up and down, as the music plays.

Of course I've tried reinstalling the drivers, I've uninstalled the audio device in Device Manager and restarted the computer. And yes, the obvious things are also checked - nothing (the applications) is muted in the volume mixer, default device is correct under playback devices.

Some have reported on the web, that it might help to use toothpick for example and "un-jam the sensor", but that didn't help either.

I've also tried booting up the newest Linux Mint (has pretty good multimedia support) from the USB and I heard no sound through speakers.

So I'm out of ideas here. It looks more and more like a hardware fault, but how can I be absolutely sure?
Thanks for helping out,

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Do I need more info?Compaq presario r3000xpall service packsAny ideas why the sound is skipping?Edit: Moved topic to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

A:Sound Coming Out Of Speakers And Headphones Sounds Like It Is Skipping

Did you check that all your wires from sound card to speakers are firmly plugged in?

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I have a rather annoying thingy with my laptop. When I do something on my laptop where noise is involved ( play games , play music , etc. etc. ) and I have ear plugs / headphones inserted , the sound is coming out of both my speakers and my headset.I do not know how long I already have the problem, I discovered it today when I took my headphones off for a moment.

Do any of you know how I can fix this? So that if I insert my headphones , the sound just goes through the headphones and not through the speakers at the same time. I Googled for a while now but I cant find a way to solve it. (Im not a PCs / laptops expert)

I use an Alienware M17x R4 with Windows 10.

I have already tried to update the drivers , remove and restart to reset them but nothing seems to work, PLEASE HELP!

Thanks in advance.

A:Sound coming from my headphones and speakers simultaniously - Alienware M17x R4

Hello. Please post your problem again, because half of your text has been chopped off. You might have to type it instead of paste.
Try switching 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 the Creative Labs Recon driver.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 Recon driver, do it again but reverse the names in steps 2 and 7.]If you only have the symptoms with one of the drivers, then the other is at fault. If you have the same symptoms with both audio drivers, then it is very probably not a driver issue, maybe hardware.

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Sounds are coming out of my speakers even i plugged in my headphones! Can anybody help? Oh yaa, and by the way, when i go to control panel and go to hardware sounds and go manage audio devices, there is NO headphones sign/logo even when i have plugged in my headphones. And when i try to update my audio drivers, they say it is up to date. Please Help!

A:Sounds are coming out of my speakers even i plugged in my headphones

Hello Quzz and welcome to Seven Forums.

A lot seems to depend on how any particular computer is set up and what kind of hardware is installed. There are several suggestions in these two previous threads. Perhaps one will work for you.

Speakers and headphones play at the same time?

Speaker+Headphone at the same time Problem

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I have an issue with my Laptop Satellite Pro, Windows Vista, that when I plug in my headphones and turn the sound up from the laptop, that feedback is coming through the built in speakers on the laptop.

How do i stop this?



A:Feedback coming from speakers, when i have my headphones plugged in

> when I plug in my headphones and turn the sound up from the laptop, that feedback is coming through the built in speakers

Do you mean just the feedback (echo) or an full sound?
What Satellite Pro do you have exactly and what system are u using?

Do you have an Realtek sound card?

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I have installed Windows 8 Customers Preview and found that whenever I connect my Sony Headphones to my Dell Inspiron 15R laptop sound is coming from both the headphones and the Internal Speakers. I reinstalled the IDT audio driver then also the problem remains the same. Could any one give me the solution of the problem.
Thanks in advance.

A:Audio coming from both Headphones and Speakers from my dell 15R.

Install the latest driver for your model from Dell's site. Install latest bios too.

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

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Hi guys
can anyone help I have a sony vaio vgn fz18l, and cannot get any sound through my headphones. i've gone onto sounds control and when i do the test the sound comes through the headphones, but when i play any music or a movie it still comes out through the computer.
please help

A:no sound coming from headphones

Go to the Sound/ Playback window and check in the Headphones Properties in the Advanced tab whether the applications are allowed to take the exclusive control of this device. In the Exclusive Mode, mark both options.

Hope it helps. Cheers...

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my headphones won't pick up any sound. i had to reload my OS and i think that is when the program started. i have tried moving the pegs to make sure that i had them in the correct holes. but i am out of ideas.

A:no sound coming from my headphones

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hi am a complet novice,i would like to use my headphones on my xp desktop,i plug them in an there is no sound at all,i cant see a speaker icon on the desk tray either,can you please help,i appear to have a reltalk?sound card,i think!

A:i have no sound coming from my headphones

Do you currently have sound on your computer? What is the make and model# of your computer? Where are you plugging your headphones in? Plug them into the Back Green Audio port out of the back of the computer. Unless you have audio ports in the front.
Go to Start/Run and type devmgmt.msc and press enter. In the Device Manager are there any yellow flags next to any devices? If so these devices need to have drivers installed. go to the manufacturers support/download drivers site and type in your service tag# or your make and model # and download the audio driver and any other drivers for your computer.
If you do have sound through your speakers, but you do not have the speaker Icon in your system tray in the lower right hand; Take note of the Sound device in the Device Manager (RealTek or whatever) Go to Control Panel/Sounds and Audio Devices. Put a check box in Put Volume Icon in System Tray. Go to the Audio tab make sure the default play back device is the same sound card in the Device Manager. Go to the Volume tab, make sure the volume is all the way up. Go to the Advanced button make sure nothing is muted. Go Speaker SettingsAdvanced choose Headphones.

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Hi everyone,
Sound is only coming out of my left speaker, the secondary speaker (the one without hte volume button, headphone slots etc.) Wiggling the cable used to make it work again but now it just doesn't work at all it seems. Is there anything I can do about it?
My speakers are Logitech Z323

A:Sound only coming out of one speaker, comes out of both headphones

Try making and un-making the connection and even a little blast of compressed air to try cleaning the receptacle. Does the other channel come on when you wiggle the plug?

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I have a HP Pavillion G6 with Windows 7 (64-bit). The issue came randomly one day a couple of months ago, I turned on my laptop and there was no sound. I tried headphones, no sound. When I tried hooking up my laptop to my tv with a hdmi cord, it did work. I've tried re-downloading, uninstallling, updating, rolling back every driver I could find for my audio. I even restored my computer to factory settings. I am really out of ideas here, please help!

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My R5 Aurora not getting sound from both sides of the headphones.  Seems to have happened after a windows 10 update. re-installed Realtek drivers. Did not fix. Headphones with a USB connection will work fine. Headphones with "stereo" jack do not work on one side. Tried different headphones with a stereo jack and neither work. Both of those headphones work on a different computer. Sounds like it would be the jack on the computer, but it does the same thing if you use front or back jack. Has anyone come across this problem? It appears that Windows is canceling the other channel. The sound settings show the balance to be the same on both sides. There is no way in windows or Alienware Audio to increase the sound on just one side. Thanks.  

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i dont know why but it happened like this morning or yesterday
sounds coming out of my computer even when my headphones are plugged in
i have checked my playback devices but the speakers from the laptop and default devices and my headphones are communication default
i tried to set it and default but it would never work and if i turned off the laptop speakers the volume would just turn off please help i dont know what to do

My Laptop System Model is HP Pavilion g6 Notebook PC and my speakers are IDT high definition audio codec
i do not have realtek audio manager or whatever it is and thats the only way i could think of next and i know it would not work on windows 7

i dont know what other information to give so please help me

A:Headphones Plugged in And Sound coming Out of the Computer

found out why it was doing this
it was because of a steam game
whenever i turned it on
it would use the speakers
idk why
even though no1 helped

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Hi everyone,
I have a Dell Latitude E7440 laptop running Windows 8.1. I have been having issues with no sound coming in through headphones plugged in through the headphone jack (sound will only come through the built-in laptop speakers). I have tried several fixes including:
-Setting headphones as default playback device (my laptop groups speakers and headphones together, so it is not possible to choose one over the other).
- Removing battery, holding down power key for 30 seconds, restarting
-Updating Realtek Audio driver
-Uninstalling Realtek Audio driver (and deleting files), then restarting computer so the native audio driver is used.
I have had the most success with using the native audio driver (after deleting and uninstalling Realtek). However, when I do this, I have sound coming from both the headphones and the laptop speakers. This will work for a day or two, then I will begin having no sound coming from the headphones again (despite running the native audio driver). 
I don't know if this is a hardware or a software issue. I don't think it is a hardware issue since I am able to get headphones to work some times. Does anyone have any new ideas or guidance? I am debating getting a USB adapter for my headphones, but I am not sure that would solve the problem if it is a software issue.
Thanks for the help in advance!

A:Latitude E7440 - Sound not coming through headphones

elizabeth1579 I am debating getting a USB adapter for my headphones, but I am not sure that would solve the problem if it is a software issue.
The usb jacks are very inexpensive and to me would be worth the risk that it might not work. You could test for hardware failure (or fix the software if it is a software issue) by resetting the laptop back to the original factory configuration, but for many people it would be worth a few dollars to try to avoid doing that.
Usually when headphones are not detected by the Realtek driver but are when using the native driver, the solution is to completely remove the Realtek software the way you did it and then install an earlier version of the Realtek driver. However it is hard to figure out your laptop's symptoms. Normally if there is the same symptom with both the vendor's driver and the native driver, that is strongly suggestive of hardware failure because both drivers are not likely to have the same bug at the same time. In your case though I wouldn't bet on it either way.

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I just bought a Dell Inspiron 17 laptop with Windows 8.1. When I first plug my headphones into the audio jack it works and it's initially silent. However, after I finish playing any sound from any app through the headphones, a static sound constantly comes through them. It doesn't sound like the noise from a loose connection or anything. It sounds more like the sound of ocean waves. It lasts for about 30 seconds after having played any sound, and then it goes silent again. I've tested it with multiple headphones and I've also tested it with the speakers itself and it doesn't happen. It only does it when something is plugged into the audio jack.
The only clue I have is that when I had Windows 7, it used to recognize devices plugged into the audio jack as "headphones", but on this computer it lists it as "speakers." I'm not sure if this is just a Windows 8 thing or if it has something to do with the problem. I can still return the computer so I'm wondering if this is a malfunction or if it can be fixed through the OS.


A:Static sound coming from headphones on Windows 8 laptop

The headphones not being identified as headphones is standard on many sound systems. Both my Win 7 and Win 8.1 systems do not identify headphones when plugged in.

Do you have different headphones you can try or can you try the headphones you have on a different PC? That will tell you if its the PC or the headphones. As it doesn't do it with the PC's speakers says its not a program causing it or some sound enhancement. Also with the headphones plugged in, wiggle the headphone plug to see if you hear any noise.

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Hi All, Facing the issue of sound  with headphones on and still sound coming from speaker as well as headphones. Tried restarting to see if there is any update but in no luck. It would be great if any help received.

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My Altec Lansing speakers don't seem to be detected. I plug them in, but nothing happens. It was as if they weren't even there. At the moment,my sound is coming through the in built speakers and they sound terrible. I think my sound card is SoundMAX, not quite sure though as it doesn't say in the device manager.

A:Sound not coming through speakers

I agree with your assessment, it is likely your sound card. Make sure the hardware is compatible and the driver is updated: Update a driver for hardware that isn't working properly.

Windows Outreach Team

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It's hard to describe this noise but it's something like a duh-duh sort of noise.
This looks like my problem here but the answers didn't work:
Dell Studio XPS 8100
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit)
Speakers: Dell Realtek High Definifion Audio

A:Duh-Duh sound keeps coming from speakers

Keep the Volume Mixer open (right click on speaker in your taskbar> Open Volume Mixer) and watch it when the sound goes off. You should see a spike under one of the running applications in the mixer. That will tell you what's creating the sound, and we can move on from there.

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I am running Windows 98SE and recently reformatted, added more ram and a new hard drive. After all this was done, I downloaded winamp 5.1 and while the program runs, no sound will come out of my speakers. I went to the gateway suport website, entered my computer serial number and downloaded the drivers for my Soundblaster Live Sound card (model #CT4830). In the mix of changing settings, now i am unable to even open winamp and it gives me this wave output error "Another program is using your soundcard. Please change out device (in Waveout plugin configuration), switch to DirectSound output (in Winamp preferences/plug-ins/output) or get a sound card which can play multiple streams."

What in the world do I do to fix this problem?


A:Still no sound coming from my speakers....please help

you could always try uninstalling winamp, then do a fresh download and reinstall it. i had a similar problem with winamp, i think there was an interuption in the download and it didnt install alll of the files onto the pc.

Just a thought, but its worth a try.


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so the laptop is showing all drivers etc are correct and working it even shows sound on the equaliser with the speaker symbol bottom right however im recieving no sound at all 

A:no sound coming through speakers

Hi, Can you post back with the full Model No. and Product No. of your notebook - you can usually get this by holding down the fn key and pressing esc, otherwise see Here for a guide on locating this information. Regards, DP-K

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my laptop's speakers stopped working after I tried plugin the laptop to my TV.

I've tried plugin headphones and that does not work either. Can someone help?

A:No sound coming from speakers

Do you have any buttons on the keyboard or laptop to mute or un-mute the sound?

Go to the Control Panel and then to Sounds and Audio Devices. You should see an Audio tab, make sure the right sound card is selected and that everything else is fine like the volume levels and so on.

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I recently reformatted my hard drive and restored windows. Now I am not able to get any sound from my speakers. Winamp will open and will play music, but no sound comes out. Could u please shed some light on the subject? Thanks in advance.

A:Why do I not have sound coming from my speakers?

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

You need to reinstall your sound drivers.

If you use onboard sound then you can get the drivers from your mobo manufacturers website. If your computer is an oem such as Dell/E-machines etc, then visit the website of your computer manufacturer.

If you use a separate soundcard, then you will be able to get the drivers from your soundcard manufacturers website.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:

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My computer had to be restarted fresh and windows was reinstalled. This is the second time this had to be done. Every time this happens, the computer does not recognize the speakers or anything plugged into the USB connectors. The first time this happened, some guy fixed it, but I have no idea how he did it. Sound will not come from the speakers. I went to the audio section under the control panel and my speakers do not appear. How do I get the computer to recognize that I am in fact plugging things into the audio/USB connectors? Thanks for the help.

A:No Sound Coming From Speakers

Do you have a sound card installed or do you use on-board sound? If a sound card, did you install the drivers for it? (I know nothing about on-board sound).

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i dont know what happened, but i am not getting nothing from my speakers when i try to watch videos, etc. however, if i plug in my microphone, i can hear just fine through my speakers. i have googled to death, but nothing really addresses my problem.

i am well aware it is just something stupid, but please point it out for me if you can. i really need to be able to have speakers again. i am sure i just did something stupid

A:no sound coming from speakers.......unless

If this is a desk top, check to be sure the speakers are plugged into the correct place at the back of the tower..


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I'm on my dad's Dell XPS laptop (runs on Vista) and can't get sound. It's apparently been this way for a long time, so I can't begin to guess what triggered the problem. Here's what I am looking at right now:



The driver seems to be working fine based on what those pictures show. I get no error messages. Still though, nothing comes out the laptop speakers. There's headphone jacks on it, and I've tried them with no luck. I have a Sound Blaster X-Fi card, but it's not plugged in.

Any help I can get on this would be appreciated!

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I have no sound coming out of my computer. It says I have no sound system connected on my computer. I use to have sound so I don't know what went wrong.

A:No sound is coming out of my pc speakers

Hello and welcome to TSG! Do you have a sound card or onboard sound

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