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Q: Solved: No output to headphones - even though sound manager shows an output

Hello! Just as a disclaimer this is the first time that I've used this cite, so I apologize in advance for any informalities, or just overall dimwittedness. So for starters, I am not a technologically illiterate person, having been a computer user for the majority of my life. My current set up is the Levovo Y50 gaming laptop, (i'll include the specs below) which is running windows 8.1. So let me explain the situation to you; I have an hdmi output to my monitor, which is being used to transmit audio and video to my external speakers, which are connected to the aux imput on my monitor. So essentially, i never both the intergrated speakers and touchscreen display on the laptop itself, rather I use the audio output to my speakers and the video output to my monitor. However, occasionally, when I hop on skype or use spotify, I feel the need to use my PC headphones, which are the razer kracken headset, which has an integrated microphone, and therefore is connected to one sole port on the laptop itself. Basically, when I choose to use the headphones as an audio output, I go to the playback devices under sound management, and change the default communications and default device to the newly-plugged in headphones, which is listed under the playback devices as the standard "SPEAKERS - REALTEK HIGH DEFINITION AUDIO DEVICE" which, I presume is the output for the laptop itself. Previously, upon changing these options, the audio would then come out of the headphones, as opposed to the speakers. However, in an attempt to clean my monitor today, I merely unplugged the hdmi, ac power cord, and aux cord from the back of my monitor, cleaned the device, and plugged everything back into the monitor, same as before. Now however, when I repeat the same steps listed above, changing the sound options to the different default communications device and default device, the playback devices lists the "SPEAKERS - REALTEK HIGH DEFINITION AUDIO DEVICE" as having a playback, as indicated by the green volume bar differntiating itself, however the sound does not come out in neither the speakers on the laptop itself, the headphones, or the external speakers connected to the monitor. However, when changing the playback device back to the alternative option, the one used for output to my external speakers, the output works just fine. I'm well aware that the issue is not my headphones, they're still relatively new (1-2 months old), and I have also tested this with two other headphones just to make sure. Additionally, I have researched alternative fixes to the problem, such as going to computer management->services and applications->services->windows audio, which seems to be the most frequently suggested course of action, however this method of stopping, starting, and resetting the feature has still resulted in no change. All of my computers drives are still up to date, as I performed a recent windows update (not before the issue arose however, so that is likely not the issue), and I have not downloaded any malicious programs on this computer. If there was something that I missed that may be important in further explaining my problem, feel free to let me know, so that I might further elaborate and potentially help to find a resolution! Thank everyone so much in advance, as this is an issue which I would severely prefer to have roll over!
Lenovo Y50's Specs (although likely irrelevant to this discussion):

Intel i7 CPU 4720HQ at 2.6GHz
GeForce GTX 860M GPU
8GB RAM
Windows 8.1 OS
1TB HDD (Internal)
25GB SSD (Internal)

ATTACHED PERIPHERALS:
Corsair K65 RGB Keyboard (Two USB connections)
USB four-way splitter (One USB connection)
Xbox 360 Wireless Controller adapter (One USB connection)
Razer Tiapan Wired mouse (One USB connection)
Dell S2440L 24" Monitor w/ HDMI, VGA, AUX, and AC outputs
Logitech Z100 twin computer speakers (connected to the aux input on the monitor)
HDMI splitter which is attached to the monitor (I use my monitor for my PS4, PS3, my Y50, and other irrelevant things)

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A: Solved: No output to headphones - even though sound manager shows an output

1 Welcome to Tech Support Guy
2 re your disclaimer - no need for any apologies, but your post is a little difficult to read, we would have been better with separation of the main points by paragraph spacing. However I think I have the situation
3. Lets start with the basic possible causes.
4. I do not know that monitor but the jack for the speakers is connected to the audio from HDMI input is it the 3.5mm just in case there is another jack socket
5. Please see screenshot and check levels
as if volume is right down there will of course be no sound
6. I cannot understand why the headphones are shown as the Realtek speakers they are I thought usually shown as second ouptut

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Hello! Just as a disclaimer this is the first time that I've used this cite, so I apologize in advance for any informalities, or just overall dimwittedness. So for starters, I am not a technologically illiterate person, having been a computer user for the majority of my life. My current set up is the Levovo Y50 gaming laptop, (i'll include the specs below) which is running windows 8.1. So let me explain the situation to you; I have an hdmi output to my monitor, which is being used to transmit audio and video to my external speakers, which are connected to the aux imput on my monitor. So essentially, i never both the intergrated speakers and touchscreen display on the laptop itself, rather I use the audio output to my speakers and the video output to my monitor. However, occasionally, when I hop on skype or use spotify, I feel the need to use my PC headphones, which are the razer kracken headset, which has an integrated microphone, and therefore is connected to one sole port on the laptop itself. Basically, when I choose to use the headphones as an audio output, I go to the playback devices under sound management, and change the default communications and default device to the newly-plugged in headphones, which is listed under the playback devices as the standard "SPEAKERS - REALTEK HIGH DEFINITION AUDIO DEVICE" which, I presume is the output for the laptop itself. Previously, upon changing these options, the audio would then come out of the headphones, as opposed to the speak... Read more

A:No output to headphones - even though sound manager shows an output

Welcome,
My speed in W8 is much less than my speed in W7 but I'm wondering what would happen if you were to do a cold boot with everything plugged in. In the past the system does an inventory of connected devices when it boots. Sometimes on a warm boot it reads the cached inventory. Maybe . . . .
 
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The sound from my laptop 1/4" minijack to my headphones at any volume sounds scratchy. I plug these headphones into my stereo at no problem. I am wondering if it is the power output of the sound card. Would one of those mini headphone amps make it sound better?
 

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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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GA-890GPA-UD3H (rev. 3.1)

GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket AM3+ - GA-890GPA-UD3H (rev. 3.1)

(Note 3) Simultaneous output for DVI-D and HDMI is not supported.

What I'm trying to do is output just my sound to the receiver via HDMI cable, but still use the DVI to my monitor for video. From the note above taken from the MB specs, sounds like this is not possible.

This is new business to me and wondering how others do this, seems little information I can find. I am ordering a HDMI to DVI cable so I can disconnect the DVI cable from the computer and instead run both video and sound through HDMI to the receiver, then the video to the monitor. Hoping this works.

If all fails then I am relegated to separate digital through S/PDIF optical link, to my receiver. According to the experts this is less than ideal since now, the multi-channel dolby and DTS signals can only be received via HDMI.

Wondering if I get a Blu-ray player for my computer how this is going to all work out. Hoping that HDMI to DVI cable does the trick.

Anyone with experience with this kind of set-up and the aforementioned hardware greatly appreciated.

And Happy NEW YEAR!

A:Gigabyte HDMI output to Yamaha receiver - no sound output

As you have a separate video card, its capabilities should determine how the video works, not the motherboard. The video is routed to the video card.

If you had some type of integrated Video on the motherboard then the motherboard's specs would apply. For example, I have an Intel i7 3770 CPU and this model has built in Intel HD4000 video which is routed to motherboard video connectors and thus the motherboard would determine how the video is distributed. However, I'm using a separate video card and thus that determines how video is distributed.

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Hi,Been using an external monitor with HDMI output, monitor has speakers in it.  Always had some interference / feedback with the monitor (black showed green lines) and then after I gort back from vacation, I noticed the audio jack I use for external speakers actually shocked me when I touched it.  I played around on the computer and quickly realized I had no audio output, just the green bar going up and down saying there was sound.  Is there anyway to test / replace a sound card in this model?

A:No audio output, drivers ok, sound properties shows green ba...

Solved my own problem using the hard reset.  On my model you hold the beats button down and press power button.  Computer goes off INSTANTLY and a click is heard.  Sound was fully restored after that.Your model may differ - mine has non removable battery.https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c01684768#c01684768_nonremovablebatt

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Hi everyone, I have a simple question. I bought a thinkpad T430S and when I try to put my headphone or any jack plugs on the PC's headphones output, I can't put them inside entirely.The sound can reach my headphones but any light movement makes the jack plug out. It's boring!I have loocked inside. There is nothing.  Does it normal? Maybe it is the particularity of this model. I don't know. Please, help me. Thank youAmadou 

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(Note... I had first posted this in hardware, then decided to move here.)
This seems to be my week for mysteries.

Last evening, I noticed I was not getting sound from my speakers... nothing... systems sounds, MP3's, etc. I checked the obvious things like volume control, mute, etc. All good.

This morning, after a reboot, same thing.

If I play something and crank the volume WAY up, I can faintly hear it.

I've checked everything I know to, but feel I'm missing something. This change happened abruptly with no other changes. I would think that if the sound card went south, I would hear absolutely nothing. This is like a level setting thing... that I can't find.

Ideas appreciated.
 

A:Solved: Sound Output Way Down... Nearly Off

Solved!

I did a complete power down / power up and all is well now.

Must have been some sort of reset.

Wish I had a more technical answer than that.

Oh, well...
 

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This seems to be my week for mysteries.

Last evening, I noticed I was not getting sound from my speakers... nothing... systems sounds, MP3's, etc. I checked the obvious things like volume control, mute, etc. All good.

This morning, after a reboot, same thing.

If I play something and crank the volume WAY up, I can faintly hear it.

I've checked everything I know to, but feel I'm missing something. This change happened abruptly with no other changes. I would think that if the sound card went south, I would hear absolutely nothing. This is like a level setting thing... that I can't find.

Ideas appreciated.
 

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It's the most suspicious sound I've ever heard. It sounds exactly like fat, felt tip marker making a quick check on paper. It can also be compared to a rat sniff or a piece of paper being turned. I wear headphones and can hear this noise occasionally for up to 15 minutes. It likes to happen at night, when 'they' are active ( humor me ). Because of the sneaky, low volume, discreet, low down, creepy, stalky, shifty sound I am disposed to imagine that someone is looking through my files for credit information and they are unaware of these sounds from my sound card, or they don't care about the sound because they are safe from being caught.

Sound like I'm crazy? Just paranoid. I did say it makes me imagine. The kind of person I am is the same kind that will run system restore at a moment's notice for anything that looks suspicious or a NoScript violation. Because that sound is clearly designed to resemble a sniffing rat doing something sneaky on my computer. I tried to record the output with Audacity 1.3, but it had stopped before I had recorded anything.

My setup:

Windows XP Pro 64 bit Service Pack 2
Verizon High Speed Internet
Marvell Yukon 88E8056 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller
LinkSys Router routing to a Windows 7 laptop, WPK-PSK, TKIP
Soundblaster Live!
Avast!
SUPERAntiSpyware
NoScript
Mozilla FireFox
 

A:Solved: Suspicious sound coming from sound card output.

It was that Windows XP search dog. When you ctrl + f to open the search side bar in a window there is an animated dog that seems innocuous. Every 15 minutes or so it will scratch itself and make that noise twice. As long as that search side bar is open, minimized or not, that noise will persist.
 

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can i have my speakers plugged into my sound card and my headphone plugged into my onboard soundcard and have them both work? Because if not then how am i supposed to get my speakers hooked up and without having to switch jacks in the back get my headphones w/mic working for online chatting or gaming. thanks.
 

A:Dual Output for speakers/headphones

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...for SELECT programs? For example, I like to game with headphones on, I listen to music with headphones on and more. I don't like to unplug them every time I'm done, that's too confusing and more importantly, I FORGET ALL THE TIME. So, if anyone could kindly help me find a way to play my "Free Alarm Clock" (please Google to find it because I'm afraid to post links) through the speakers despite having headphones plugged in, I would greatly appreciate it. I use it not only to wake up but also to remind me of other daily things.

Just to be clear: I'm not looking for something to play sound through headphones and speakers simultaneously. That would defeat the purpose.

Thanks in advance!

PS
A command would also work, I believe.

A:How do you enable speaker output while headphones are on?

Hey mate,

Don't be afraid to post links, just make sure they aren't walware lol.h
When your headphones are plugged in, do they show up in sounds?:

If so, that is a good way to switch it. If not, see if you can't find out more about sounds with your sounds control center. I think you only get such a thing if you have a sound card. Some built-in ones come with such a control center. Take a peek in there to see what you can find.

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I know this is not really the standard type of question answered here, but I was hoping you guys could help me out!

I want to set up headphones that will work with watching TV and DVDs. My TV has audio out jacks (red and white RCA). I'm assuming that I'll be able to find a cable to convert male RCA to a female 1/8 inch headphone port.

My question is, will I be able to get the speakers on the TV to not play while using the headphones? I'm guessing that if I plug the headphones in, and then lower the tvs volume on the remote, it will lower the volume of both the speakers and the headphones, right? Is there any way around this that I'm missing?

Does anyone have a better solution for attaching headphones to a system like this? Also, the TV is in a wall unit that makes getting behind it difficult, so frequent plug changes are not going to happen.

Thank you for your help!
 

A:Home Audio: converting L-R output to headphones

It is up to the TV whether it has separate controls for separate audio outputs.

TV sets do turn off the integrated speakers when you plug something in the headphone jack, no idea about the RCA outputs.
 

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Hi Everyone, Has anyone else encountered this problem where plugging in some speakers, or headphones into the audio jack does not change where sound is coming from if the application is already open? So for example, I'm listening to music on iTunes or Youtube through the laptop's speakers, then if I plug in my earphones, it does not automatically change output to my earphones. The computer recognises that my earphones are in, and changes the volume controls to be for my earphones, but sound still comes out of my laptop speakers. I've already tried setting the headphones as default on the playback settings. The only way to change it that I have found is I have to exit the application and then open it up again. But this problem will persist if I want to unplug my earphones and change back to laptop speakers, I have to close and open the application again. It may be a Windows 10 issue, but if anyone has a solution to this problem that would be great. Thanks,Sean

A:Plugging In Headphones does not change output of audio

Hi @SpurCarnage?,  Thank you for your query. I grasp that if you are listening to  music and connect your headset the sound comes from both the notebook and the headset. You have set the headset as the default playback device.  If you close the music program and open it with the headset attached then you only have sound in the headset, but if you disconnect the headsets you do not get sound from the speakers.Although you have sound, please try the steps in the followind link. HP Notebook PCs - No Sound from Speakers (Windows 10, 8) Have you checked for viruses and malware? Please let me know the outcome. Thank you  for participating in the HP Forums! We want to help you as well as others who may experience a similar issue as yourself. Please consider marking the post that resolves your issue as   "Accept as Solution"   to help other community  members!To show appreciation for my efforts, please click the   Thumbs Up icon   below.   Good Luck!

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Hi All, I hope someone can help - I have the Asus M3N78 Pro motherboard running Vista 64 with Realtek HD Audio, v.6.0.1.5745 which is the most recent driver. When I connect headphones to the front audio I get sound through the headphones ok but it doesn't stop the sound from the rear output. How can I set it so that when I plug headphones into the front sound port it auto-disables the sound from the rear? In the Realtek sound managers 'device advanced settings' I've set the radio button where it says 'mute the rear output device,when a front headphone is plugged in' but I still get rear sound when I use the 'phones in the front output. The BIOS settings just allow the switch from HD audio/AC97 and changing this doesn't make any difference.

I'd be grateful of any advise or help. Thanks!

 

A:Solved: disable rear sound output?

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I've spent a couple days reading through the forum and trying the suggested solutions and none of them have worked.

The sound was working fine for the past 2 years since I bought my laptop. Suddenly it stopped working, got the x over the volume icon and said "No audio output device is installed" Then later it said "No speakers or headphones are plugged in" and is now back to the original message.

I've tried:
uninstalling/re-installing drivers
resetting bios
checking for dis-abled devices
Adding Environment Variables under Control Panel/System & Security/Advanced System Settings
Checking for hidden devices
...more things I can't remember

Can anyone help? I filled in my bio with all the system specs I could find...
Thanks

A:No audio output device is installed/ no speakers or headphones are plu

  
Quote: Originally Posted by wricoo


I've spent a couple days reading through the forum and trying the suggested solutions and none of them have worked.

The sound was working fine for the past 2 years since I bought my laptop. Suddenly it stopped working, got the x over the volume icon and said "No audio output device is installed" Then later it said "No speakers or headphones are plugged in" and is now back to the original message.

I've tried:
uninstalling/re-installing drivers
resetting bios
checking for dis-abled devices
Adding Environment Variables under Control Panel/System & Security/Advanced System Settings
Checking for hidden devices
...more things I can't remember

Can anyone help? I filled in my bio with all the system specs I could find...
Thanks


Welcome to SevenForums Wicoo,

We can better help you with a little more info in your System Specs.

Here's how to fill that out:
UPDATE YOUR SEVENFORUMS SYSTEM SPECS


User CP (3rd item in the top menu bar) |
in left-hand column, under Your Profile, Edit System Spec |


Use Speccy - System Information - Free Download
and/or SIW to gather info for filling in the blanks.

Do me a favor and add the word laptop or desktop to the ?system manufacturer? block.

Use the ?Other Info? block for Optical Reader, Mouse, touchpad, wifi adapter, speakers, monitor

Scroll down and click on the SAVE CHANGES button.

==================================... Read more

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My sound card (SoundBlaster Live, 5.1 digital) has an output for 6-channel surround sound. The output says its connected as follows:

"DIGITAL OUT (Front and Rear SPDIF digital outputs) via 4-pole 3.5mm minijack on rear bracket"

Here's the manual:

http://www.americas.creative.com/support/manuals/Files/SB_Live_5_1_Users_Guide.pdf

The guy at Radioshack says to use a 3.5mm to RCA left and right speaker output. But I'm not sure that's right because how would that give front and rear sound? I want to run this to a Receiver.

Anyone know what kind of connection cable to use for that? Can you give me a link with a picture.

Thanks.
 

A:[SOLVED] Digital Output from Sound Card to Receiver

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Howdy all.
I have a new Soundblaster Audigy DE on a P4 1.6GHz running Win2k. There is an onboard sound chip (CT5880) and both devices seem to be working fine. My problem is this: I'm trying to tap a Digital 5.1 Ac3 encoded signal from the sound card's digital output into my Dolby Digital Decoder. Try as I might, I can't seem to get anything more than a stereo PCM digital output.

I had a look on the SB website. They have an update for the SBLive5.1 to get a proper AC3 ouput in win2000. I have also installed the Win2k SP2.

I've also stuffed around with most of the software settings affecting the card and I still have no joy.

If anybody has any bright ideas...
 

A:[SOLVED] Digital AC3 output from Sound Blaster Audigy

did you check the digital output only button in the mixer
 

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Hello!
I recently restored my computer to factory new because of a other problem I had before with the internet only saying Local Only Once I restored it, I cannot use my audio like I said in the title. Here are some screenshots on what I mean:

I have also looked around for my RealTek Audio Manager and I couldn't find it anywhere but in my uninstall tab and in my Program Files folder.

I hope you guys can help me with my problems!
Thanks,
Jacob.

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I have an S-Video port on my computer and I am going to run it to my 46" Projection TV.

What I want to know is how to switch b/t S-Video out and the VGA out so I can switch between my monitor and TV - is there a keyboard combination I have to hit (like on a function key on a laptop)?

I will only be viewing video files on my TV (so it won't be too often that I use the S-Video out port).

I remember doing this a while back, but it seems like I had to do a restart and unhook my VGA connection to get the S-Video feed to work - there must be an easier way.

Thanks ALL!!!
 

A:Switch b/t VGA Monitor output and S-Video Output

Depending on the card, I am personally better versed with ATI, but I know my Nvidia also, you can set up a dual display and set the S video to play all movies at full screen, and through the control disable the TV when not in use.
 

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My daughter has a Pavilion p7 with an AMD A6-5400K processor which has no video output on either the integrated MB connectors or on an add-in card.Since this seems to indicate that the GPU on the CPU has failed I am also wondering if there is circuitry on the MB which would cause this.The bottom line is: should we be looking at replacing either the MB or the CPU or both?Any guidance concerning this will be greatly appreciated.FredBK

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does anyone know of a decent audio output manager. my problem is this
i am using a laptop running Vista, and i have a "dock" setup with a monitor and 5.1 sound card with 5.1 speakers hooked up, i also have a creative fatality headset. both hook up using USB... i also need to use my laptop speakers when not "docked".
when i game i like to use the headset because of the mic and great surround sound, but when i listen to music and basicaly everything else i use the 5.1 speakers, the only way i can do this is to right click the little speaker icon in the taskbar and select sounds and playback tab and then change the default audio device.
is there a program that will do this for me?

i would really enjoy something where i can assign programs to each device. something that i can tell, hey bf2 uses the headset, itunes uses 5.1 speakers, ventrillo = headset, internet = 5.1 speakers, and on and on, so that way when i start my games it will automaticaly come through headsets.

pls help me, all this menu toggling and switching default devices back and forth is peeving me :P

thx guys

A:audio output manager

hi this will probably work http://www.quicksoundswitch.toflo.de/eng/index.html and if you follow this http://www.neowin.net/forum/index.php?showtopic=651542 scroll down and follow the instructions

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Hi to all.

On my Dell OptiPlex 755 E6550 2.33, I've had intermittent issues with the headphone socket suddenly stopping working for quite some time,sometimes problem is auto detected and fixed, sometimes I download a driver or three to resolve. This time nothing is helping no matter what drivers I've tried. Have Win 7 Ultimate installed with just on-board sound. No sound or audio shows up in device manager? Are 755's fickle with on-board sound or just too many sound drivers installed? Any ideas please.

A:Dell OptiPlex 755 No Audio Output device and no Sound/Audio in Device Manager

There could be multiple hidden audio devices.
* Press windows key + R* Enter cmd, click OK* Type cd\ [press Enter]* Type set devmgr_show_nonpresent_devices=1 [press Enter]* Type devmgmt.msc [press Enter]* Once the Device Manager opens, open Sound and see if you have multiple grey out items. If yes, delete them, then restart the computer and retest

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Friends,
A lil' confused so need some expert adv.

Just wish to reconfirm, this USB PNP, IF it will record/SAVE
from my audio cassette player to my desk top,using WIN XP PRO ! I wish to transfer songs from audio cassettes to my desk top which does not have a sound card.I have the COOL RECORDER in case that helps, does it ?
.
Earlier I have used the TV tuner card which did the job of such a transfer but that went kaput.

Thx for yr help.Cheers
 

A:Solved: USB Sound Card - 2.0 Audio Input / Output Sound Card

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Hello,My problem is this: I have an old  set of speakers such that the left speaker eventually stopped working.
Upon taking it apart, turns out the wire was just pulled away from the solder to the pins.I replaced the wire and it was good as new.
After a few months of use, (once in a while use) the left speaker "stopped" workingI later discovered that it still works, but is very very quiet.Such that, I have to set the right speaker balance to 9% and left to 100% to get the same volume from both speakers.I took it apart today, re-glued the wires back to the pins, no difference.
So I am wondering, with Dell Audio client, and my Dell xps 8700, which has a front and back 3.5mm audio jacks, can I set the balance to the front port to be my 100/9 for the speakers, and 100/100 for the back which connects to my headphones?
I took a look in the audio client, but it looks like no such option exists.Do I go looking for a new set of speakers or is there an easy option here?

A:Can you change the balance output on a specific audio jack output with Dell Audio?

I believe both jacks are controlled and connected to the same ports and software so directing one to do one thing and another to do something different isn't possible as far as I know.  Maybe someone will have a different answer, but I don't think Dell's software is advanced enough.

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I am getting a laptop. Right now I am deciding between regular "High Definition Audio 2.0" and a "ExpressCard Sound Blaster X-Fi Laptop Sound Card with Wireless Receiver Bundle". The latter is 134 dollars more. Would the latter make the output of sound better on external speakers. Say if you're a DJ, and you use the laptop, would the sound coming out of the speakers at those high volumes be much better if you have the better soundcard? Or does it not have any effect on the output sounds? Thanks!
 

A:Do Sound Cards Effect The Output of Sound To External Speakers?

It affects the external output even more than the one from the integrated speakers.
 

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Hi there ive recently put my Girlfriend's old PC back together and proceeded to install of the driver's. The problem is the PC is emitting so sound through the speaker's i visited the manufacturers website and downloaded the drivers from there yet still no luck, upon opening the Case i found a Cable labelled Speaker that was not connected to anything (its the same kind of cable as PWR LED,RESET SW etc) however unlike the majority of PC's ive built it has no pins to insert the Speaker cable into there is a part on the Motherboard that says speaker however, there's no pins built in to accomadate it the only other slot i could find that the Speaker cable could fit into was labelled SPDIF_OUT, but upon inserting the cable there nothing happens, The motherboard has 3 ports upon which an AV Jack (for my speaker's can fit into) pink green and blue, im assumming its supposed to be green, however i have tryed the other's also

The MotherBoard is : FOXCONN RC4017MA-RS2
OS: WINDOWS XP SP3
CPU: INTEL penium 4 3GHz
RAM: 1.5GB

The sound card is built into the Motherboard.

Also upon entering Device manager there is no yellow checks at all.

Any help would be much appreciated, thanks.

A:Pc No Sound Output

The speaker inside the case is used to emit the POST beep to let you know the computer hardware has passed the test and can boot. It does not play sounds from Windows or your audio. The Green plug is the Speaker out for your computer.
Boot into Setup (Bios) and make sure the onboard Audio is Enabled. At bootup you should get the new hardware wizard. You may need to download the driver from the Motherboard manufacturer If you don't know the model # of the motherboard then download Speccy and it will tell you the info you need.

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I just noticed today when I was going to listen to some MP3's that my sound card makes a buzz on the output jack, a really high buzz you can't hear anything but the buzz and a small echo of the music. I'm 100% sure its in the output jack, I also tryed hooking up my headphones to the card and I got that buzzing noise in the headphones too. I didn't hot plug the speakers, and theres nothing wrong with them I have been listening to them all day through my cd player so there has to be some hardware problem. I messed around with the settings and nothing changed. I have rebooted my computer several times and messed with the connection jacks to my amp and still no change. I just used the output jack the other day when watching a dvd and it worked fine. The only thing that would effect the system that I've done to my computer since I watched the dvd is that I ran windows disk defragmenter and I got an error lke 30 seconds after the screen saver came on(I forgot to disable it). I have windows 98, AMD Duron 800 MHZ processor, 192 mb of ram, 40 gig drive. I've gone through the hardware settings and nothing has changed in the sound card drivers.
 

A:Sound Output

Hrumachis334
Usually when any piece of audio electronics has that irritating buzzing sound with faint music in background a physical ground is missing or a leak to ground has occurred.
You may have developed a problem in your audio card or with external connections.
Make sure all you physical connections to the card are good.
You may also want to remove the card from you PC and clean all the contacts on the card and reinsert.
After all above is tried you may want to remove the audio card from device manager and reinstall all your drivers.
If reinstalling and cleaning all contacts does not solve the problem you may have a defective card.
Dave
 

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Hi,

I'm a college student with a desktop computer. Whenever I come home, I leave my speakers at school.

I used to have Windows Vista. When I'd come home, I could listen to music without headphones or speakers. In other words, sound would come from my sound card.

I now have Windows 7, which will only play sound when I have headphones or speakers. How can I enable Windows to let sound play from my sound card when I don't have any other means of output?

A:Sound Output

Normally, desktops do not have speakers. If yours does, it's not the usual configuration on a desktop. Best to checkwith HP to see what you need to do, as you may need some special HP audio software to get it to work.

I've worked on several HP desktops and none of them had internal speakers.

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HI ....i have reently got a board installed HP d 530 . OS is installed as winows XP SP2 . system specs are intel P4 2.4 GHz , 1GB RAM , and Hp d 530 SFF . despite the latest driver from HP site( digital sound max intedrated audio) there is no sound out put from the PC .
when ever a sound file is run the bass and treble indicators move showing that sound driver is installed but no sound out put. Speakers were checked and verified to be serviceable and giving sound on other PCs. All the steps in windows help and supposrt ve been carried out . still No sound output . If anyone could help i ll be more then thankful .

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Hi im new here and just wanted ask about a problem i've been having since i got my new laptop. I got an ASUS M50SV with integrated Realtek HD ALC888S audio and the problem is in the speaker configuration, it only shows stereo. i cannot change it because its grayed out. The laptop also has S/PDIF output but the Realtek HD Audio Manager doesnt recognize it.

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A:Sound Output

How did you get there?

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I have lenova 3000 n100 laptop with window 7 OS. There seems to be no sound output. The drivers are installed and the speaker icon on the desktop seems to be at 100%. Please let me know what am I supposed to do ?
 

A:Sound output

After a quick read it seems that lenova 3000 n100 can come with two different audio drivers.(realtek or soundmax) The solution is dependent on which driver you require.Have a quick read here it may help
http://forum.lenovo.com/t5/Windows-7-Discussion/Lenovo-3000-N100-windows-7-sound-driver/td-p/106778
 

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Title says it all. I need to wait at least five minutes to be able to hear anything on my laptop.. I can't hear songs nor play videos..

Help would really be appreciated.

A:No sound on start-up, Win8 needs time to output sound

For start up sound go to personalize>sounds>at bottom of box place a check for "Play Windows Startup sound. With a laptop you probably are using realtek HD sound driver... you could look in task manager and see if it is turned on at startup, also in event viewer>windows logs>system and look at the time when you booted and see if there are any audio errors.

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I get sound from the mic of course.but I would like to get sound straight from the sound card too when I want to.I don't know exact model,but it's a realtek HD on board sound card.Acer 5551 series laptop

A:How can I get sound output from sound card when streaming video?

Hello green,

You get sound from your microphone? I don't think I am understanding. Sound should come from your sound card. You plug the speakers into the back of the computer and into the sound card (green jack). The mic receives sound. My mic is USB so it doesn't use any jack other than the USB port, but if you use the sound card, it goes into the purple jack

Do you have the audio driver installed? This should be right: http://support.acer.com/product/defa...x?modelId=2192

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I have a SOUND BLASTER X-FI which has been working properly for about a year since I installed it.
With no warning, I have lost all sound to the device - it neither plays sound or picks it up.
The motherboard sound is still working fine, so its not a huge issue, but it would b e nice to get my sound card back up.

(More recently one of DVD players stopped being detected as well - just adding that in case it's related)

I'm using a machine with an i7 quad core - window 7 64 bitinstalled

The hardware properties says it working properly, yet it fails any of the tests I use.
When I try to launch the applications that came with it (e.g. Creative Start) it says the hardware device associated is not installed - but in device manager it says it is there, which is confusing.

Any thoughts?
 

A:Solved: Sound Blaster X-FI "working properly" yet no input or output

"Device Manager" is a misleading name as it's really a "Driver Manager" in that it gets all it's info from the driver, and provided it's the correct driver, DM will tell you it's working okay even when the actual hardware has become faulty or even died altogether. So you must not always believe what DM tells you in regard to the actual state of the hardware, specially when other testing utilities tell you otherwise.

My guess is you're X-Fi has bitten the dust, just not in a way that DM is able to sense.
 

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Hi, does anyone know what could be causing this problem on my dads computer. He's running a 64bit windows 7. Every now and then , only for a second maybe a few more the sound will distort and sound kinda tinny. It happens every half hour or so in an irregular pattern.

He has reinstalled windows and the problem has lessened (to the degree mentioned above). This just came out of the blue a week or two ago, it's never happened before and he has no new hardware in.

Any help appreciated.
 

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For some reason, my audio output is only using the right side of either my speakers or headphones. Nothing seems to be up with my volume control, and I reinstalled my sound card driver. What could be up?
 

A:Sound Output problem

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Hi,My problem is that one fine day the sound output on my desktop computer went very low without any reason or warning. I did everything I could, tried with different speakers, even with my stereo system, but the sound was low in all of them, so I figured this had to be a hardware problem inside the computer - or specifically on the motherboard, since I use the onboard sound output of my Intel DG31PR.I think it started after - or just around the time - I changed my power supply unit (my computer had begun to restart by itself, esp when I tried to use the cd-rom drive, I checked and saw the power supply fan had stopped turning, so I replaced the PSU and all the problems went away, all except this one!) So I exchanged my new power supply for another unit, but the sound problem is still there. I've been struggling with this a long time, so all the obvious explanations are ruled out. (I've attached a few pics to illustrate!)
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A:Onboard Sound Output gone very low

Welcome to Bleepingcomputer.

If you feel your on-board sound chip is failing, you can always purchase a decent add in sound card and turn off the on-board.

I can see your volume controls are all maxed out, I should advise you that certain software such as Windows Media Player has its own built in volume control.

You should make sure you have adjusted those controls as well as your on-board chips volume properties.

Bruce.

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Hi. I have recently purchased a Samson G-Track (GM1U) USB Microphone. I have installed it and hooked it up to my computer in order to record vocal tracks and make podcasts. However, whenever I hook it up, my regular speakers stop functioning (Likewise, when I remove it, the regular speakers work again).

I'd like to know if there is a way to have my speakers and Microphone work at the same time. Any help would be much appreciated. : ]

(Just for note, my speakers are SB Audigy LS, which is a product of Creative Technologies Ltd., in the case that this is needed in order to find a solution)
 

A:Sound output problem

The only thing I suggest is to plug the mic in before your computer turns on.
Basically it's just taking precedence over your sound

Note: This still may not work, but worth a go
 

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Not quite sure what has happened but I'm only getting sound output from Windows Media Player. Im running XP SP2 and an M-Audio Audiophile sound card. I tried to play a file using iTunes but heard nothing, checked all connections, all were fine, tried Windows Media Player and sound was back, tried another couple of programs utilising sound but all were silent. Does anyone have any ideas as to what could cause this?

*EDIT*

Seems to happen shortly after installing a Logitech webcam, I have to system restore to sort the problem.

Many thanks in advance,

MPiGTi.
 

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Hi folks.

I really cannot seem to be able to work this one out...

When I'm playing music or audio that I've recorded etc, I get a bits of static here and there.
I have on board sound card, a Delta audiophile card and an external USB sound card and it seems to do it on all of them and I've tried 2 different sets of speakers and headphones. Odd thing is, it will record files without any static at all. I tried some recorded samples on a Mac today, and they were fine.

Any suggestions?

I'd be really grateful, thanks!

EDIT - Sorry, I forgot to say: The operating system is irrelevant and so is drivers. The same happens on Windows 7, Windows Xp, Debian Linux, Ubuntu, Fedora and an old version of Knoppix
 

A:Getting static on the sound output on my PC

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Is it possible to change the output device of a sound playing on my computer?

Like, can I let iTunes play on my USB headphones while sound in Firefox plays on my non-USB speakers?

The only program that I know that has this built in functionally is Skype and other Voip programs. For example, I can listen to music on my speakers while talking on Skype using my headphones.

Is there any 3rd party software I can use to "force" certain programs to output to certain devices?
 

A:Possible to change output of sound?

http://www.indievolume.com/
 

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Ok, so here's my problem:

I need to voice chat, but I it doesn't play my voice. As the title sais, the sound output from my speakers goes directly in the input for my microphone. And I don't want that... How do I fix this?

I have Realtek HD audio onboard, if that helps..

Sorry for my bad English,
Marty
 

A:Sound output to Mic input

like your what comes out of your speaker channel is also coming OUT the mic channel?
 

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Just joined and hope this will be a good place to have some questions answered as they come up...

Like this one....!

Is the output of a standalone sound card sufficient to power a set of very efficient home stereo speakers in a small room for background music?....not real loud cuz it's next to a bedroom....

.....Or should the output be fed into the aux/input of a stereo amp/receiver to power the speakers?

I want to listen to my mp3s with my existing stereo speakers.....
 

A:Sound Card Output?

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hi
im wondering if its possible using winamp to play music and be able to record that song without using a mic.
what im trying to do is broadcast over msn to someone some music from winamp but i want the quality to be better than with a mic.
is there an addon to winamp that does this or is it in windows somewhere?
thanks!
Alex
 

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I am running Windows Vista Ultimate with Realtek HD Audio Manager installed and was using regular headphones in the front jack. I decided to plug a microphone into the front mic jack. When I did the sound cut off for the head phones. If I go into "playback devices" and Speakers "properties" then the "levels" tab, and unmute the "front mic" I can hear the microphone, but I cannot hear any other sound from the computer. Not even the ping when you select the volume.

How do I restore original sound options? Or if you have run into this before how do I run the mic and headphone at the same time?

A:Selective sound output

I don't know why it worked this time but I set the default back to "speakers" and the sound kicked back in. I had done it before but this time it worked. Problem solved.

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