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5.1 Speakers rear and mid sound not playing any sound apart from test

Q: 5.1 Speakers rear and mid sound not playing any sound apart from test

Well, i have 5.1 creativ speakers got about 2 years back. they worked fine with wxp but when i upgraded to wvista and w7 all hell broke loose. at a point in time in vista i got the rear speakers to work. when i upgraded to w7, i also got the rear speakers to work eventually. i now have a new motherboard with shitty drivers and can't get the rear speakers to work. in the tests they work but when i play music, watch movies anything nothing comes out of the front centre or rear speakers. any help guiz?
p.s. the drivers my mobo uses are VIA HD Audio deck. i've tried uninstall all sound drivers and reinstalling but to no aveil
p.s. also at one point in time few days ago everything was working but the next day the rears just stopped...

Preferred Solution: 5.1 Speakers rear and mid sound not playing any sound apart from test

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

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

A: 5.1 Speakers rear and mid sound not playing any sound apart from test

did all the speakers sound when test in via hd audio deck or windows 7 audio control panel?

if yes, most likely you will need to enable the 'upmix' feature of VIA. I'm not sure what is it called, but in Realtek it is called Realtek Speaker Fill or Dolby ProLogic IIx. If there isn't any, you may want to try Channel Mixer for foobar2000.

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I've been using the onboard audio/sound from my motherboard on my XP desktop for the past 4 years. I bought a 5.1 surround sound set of speakers from Logitech (x-530) about 3 years ago, but only used the FL, FR, and subwoofer, because my mobo doesn't support surround sound -- it doesn't have the rear / center+subwoofer jacks that my speakers need to plug into.

Today I bought a Dynex 5.1 sound card from Best Buy ($30) -- opened my tower, popped the sound card into an available port, installed the drivers from the CD, restarted the computer, set the output to 5.1 in the Sounds and Audio Devices window from the control panel, in the "Audio Deck" (the software that came with the card) I set it to 6 channel, made sure all of the speakers were plugged into the subwoofer which connects to the front-right speaker, and plugged the green, black, and orange plugs from the FR speaker into the proper jacks on the sound card, turned some test music on....

And it's just coming out of the same two front speakers and the subwoofer like it was when I was running just the mobo audio. I've tried a few DVDs with PowerDVD but likewise, the sound is not coming out of the rear or center speakers. Then again I'm using the free version, I think. At least, under the audio tab in configurations it doesn't have any settings that specify surround, just 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, or 8 speakers. I tried each setting, but there's never any sound coming from the... Read more

A:5.1 surround troubles -- rear speakers not playing sound

Dynex is not a company known for quality in their products, so it may be simply that the sound card is of poor build quality. However, I think it is more likely that you simply do not have any surround capable games or programs. Since these programs do not support surround sound, nothing will come out of the rear speakers. I have experienced this problem with my Logitech X-540s when I use a program with no surround support.

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re JAL Cb 2800VS system running Win Xp Home- Altec Lansing 251 speakers- surround sound

"I bought this system 4 months ago. i am concerned that I may not be getting the full 5.1 sound. When I went to play a DVD film with the bass woofer speaker set to 6 the 2 rear speakers produced no sound. It is only when i switch back to 2/4 setting that they work but I suspect are just duplicating the front L& R speakers to simulate surround sound.

Is it anything to do with how i have wired them up. the back of the base unit doesnt correspond to the 251 system booklet. The 3 top vertical connections ( back of base unit) are marked ( from the top) cntr/lfe pink; rear purple, s/pdif-yellow. The leads are unhelpfully BLUE, GREEN and YELLOW so do not match. Also the yellow jack is too small to take any lead.

The horizontal set of 3 below are coloured yellow ,green and blue! Yellow has a microphone symbol, green has a " tree" symbol above it as has the blue.

Help please so that I can get all the speakers working as they should with the sub woofer switch in 6 channel position"

Well I sent this email to the PC supplier and talked to them on the phone. they confirmed that connections OK and sound card fitted to operate 5.1.channl sound.
Checked Sound properties in Control panel and even the test zone dialogue box tests all 5 speakers as OK but still no sound from rear speakers on the 6 channel position.
All they could offer was for me to send speakers back to them f... Read more

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I reeeeeally hope someone can sort me out on this one as I have tried everything and can't seem to get my sound card working again. Foolishly, I tried to update the drivers this morning and that went wrong so I've spent all day trying to reinstall and get my new 5.1 speakers working properly with my Audigy 2 (SB0240) soundcard. I've managed to get the creative audio consoles to work with my speaker system - diagnostic tests show that sound does come from all 6 speakers (albiet, the front left and right are A LOT quieter - which I suspect is being caused by the main problem) but only the front 2 channels (left and right) are shown to be working within windows' own sound and devices manager. i.e. it only shows volume controls for left and right speaker, even though under advanced, the speakers are set to 5.1 surround speakers.

Creative's audio console has got the tick on the box, "syncronise with windows control panel" however, it's clearly not doing. Creative works fine (although slightly quieter out of left and right channels) whereas windows believes there to be only 2 speakers attached, even though there are 5.1 plugged in and selected. What's going on?!

The only way to get sound out of all 6 is to use Creative's CMSS features, which upscales media to 5/6.1 from 2 channel audio, however, it was working fine this morning with CMSS switched off, so I think the problem (as per usual) lies with Windows Control Panel.

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I am using Windows 7 Ultimate x32, Realtek HD Audio and now just connected my old (2003) DELL Altec Lansing ADA995 System. It has a subwofer, 2 Frontspeakers, 1 Center Speaker and 2 Rear Speakers, however I get NO Sound in these 2 Rear Speakers, can Somebody please help?

A:No Sound in 2 Rear speakers

This is the Dell users/setup manual for the speakers. Documentation

There has been a change in color coding for 5.1 speakers, compare what Dell shows to what you have on your new PC.

Also, check the Speaker Configuration in the Sound Panel, in the Control Panel, and verify you have 5.1 speakers selected.

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Hey there. For some reason I can't get any sound to play from my computer to my rear speakers. It works find when I run a test from the speakers, but not if I run a test from the computer. I have an X-Fi Elite (I Think, either way it's X-Fi) hooked up via optical cable to the front bay, and I have Logitec Z-5500 speakers. When I run the test from the X-Fi control panel/wizard/diagnostics, when it says "Rear right, rear left", it comes out in the front right/left speakers. Also the sub-woofer test doesn't work either; it comes out through the center speaker. I've uninstalled/reinstalled the drivers and what not a couple times but to no avail. Everything is wired correctly; the test on the speaker system itself works fine. Any ideas why this is happening?

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Im currently having some problems with my rear speakers. Im using Klipsch 4.1 speakers and my Rear channel speakers are not working.

The wiring and the speakers themselves work fine; I tested them by switching them to front channel and they worked.

I'm thinking its a software problem, something to do with my settings.
Is there a setting i need to change? Im using a Soundblaster Live sound card.

A:Please Help! No sound in rear speakers!

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I have windows 7 64bit Ultimate and have a very strange issue. I have no sound and have read through forums without sucsess!! the only way I have been able to get any sound at all is to swap to 5.1 mode and plug speakers into the rear out! and guess what! all I get is the rear out. ITS DRIVING ME NUTS!!! before you say "go and download the realtek windows 7 drivers " i have done that and yes I have also connected to windows update and tried that also. In stereo mode - nothing... in quad mode .... nothing ..... 5.1 no other channel but rear out works (outputting rear sound out) any other mode. nothing!!!! BTW I have no front sound jacks plugged in to the mobo would that be a cause?

Hardware is Gigabyte GA-K8N-Sli modo with on board sound. Its running AC97
(link to mobo GIGABYTE - Product - Motherboard - Overview - GA-K8N-SLI)


A:Only Rear speakers work?? NO SOUND!!


I got exactly the same problem. Using realtek drivers only the rear speakers work. using MS drivers, centre and subwoofer work but not front/rear.

Did you manage to solve?


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I recently moved my LG LH-SW5100 home theatre system and lost the screw that attached the earthwire for the rear speakers. I replaced it with an ordinary woodwork screw and now the transmitter just clicks and flashes its blue light. Should I be using a particular type of metal screw?

A:No sound from wireless 5.1 rear speakers

Fnutz said:

I recently moved my LG LH-SW5100 home theatre system and lost the screw that attached the earthwire for the rear speakers. I replaced it with an ordinary woodwork screw and now the transmitter just clicks and flashes its blue light. Should I be using a particular type of metal screw?Click to expand...

perhaps the 'earth wire' act as an antenna? photos would be useful.

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Hi all,

I hope I've put this in the right place...

First time poster, so please let me know if I need to include anymore information other than what I've written.

I recently installed Windows Vista (and SP1) onto my homebuilt computer. When I was running XP, all was good, but now I'm finding that I don't get sound out of my rear speakers.

My specs
MOBO DFI Corp,LTD LP NF4 Series 1.0
Sound Card Creative SB Live! series
On Board Sound Card NVIDIA(R) nForce(TM) Audio
Speakers Creative Inspire 5.1 5300

When I go into control panel - Sounds - Configure (SB card in 5.1 mode) I get sound out of the Front left, Front right, and sub, but when the rear speakers and centre sounds go off they come through the front left and right instead. I'm certain I have the speakers plugged in correctly.
I've tried asking windows to update the sound card driver, and I'm told that it is up to date.

When I try control panel - sounds - configure (with the onboard sound output) I don't have the option for 5.1 - only stereo speakers and I don't know how to change that. Both sound outputs seem to have the same coloured plugs.

I hope I've been clear.

Thanking you all in advance,


A:No sound out of Rear and Centre Speakers

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5.1 Sound issues [ISSUE SOLVED]

Hey guys,

I recently reformatted my computer, and after a lot of issues (dead HDD and RAM) i finally got it working again.
Today i went to start putting my drivers and stuff back on for things and when i got to sound i ran the program as normal and setup everything.
The windows sound scheme is set to 5.1 surround.
The program that comes with the s/c allows me to select 5.1 and press apply, but when i press apply it doesnt actually work.

Whenever i play music, all im getting is my rear 2 speakers. Not even the nobs on my subwoofer (rear speaker control) will allow me to turn them down.
All cables are in the correct ports so i know this is not an issue.

Any ideas?

Card is a C-Media one i think. It doesn't have like specific brand though, i think the chip is cmedia and the card is AudioExcel.

Need any other info, let me know


A:5.1 Sound issues (Rear speakers only)

Hi Rio :wave: (apologies for the wait)

Have you checked the Cmedia program settings (hopefully installed in your start menu group)

Also are you positive that you have installed the correct driver for your Windows version? (directly from the manufactures support page)

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Good Evening,

I currently am experiencing the following problem with my speakers. I have the ASUS M3A79-T Deluxe motherboard. I have Logitech X-530 5.1 Surround Sound Speakers plugged into the built-in jacks on the MOBO. However, my system only recognizes the right front and right rear speakers has being connected and will only play in 2.1 Stereo. Any ideas on how to correct this?

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I recently bought an Altec Lansing FX5051 5.1 Surround Sound Speaker set and have discovered that, when listening to Itunes, the sound coming from the rear speakers is really bad quality (like 16kbps). It sounds alright when im sitting im my chair and the front speakers drown it out and I still get the effect of surround sound, but its still really annoying! How do I fix it?

This is only when im using Itunes. On Win Media Player, RealPlayer, VLC etc its all good and the quality is great. So im guessing I have to do something in the quicktime Control panel but i jsut cant figure out what.

I have a Dell XPS 420, Service Tag: 4WS2S3J

Thanks In advance

A:Solved: 5.1 Rear Speakers Giving Bad Quality Sound

I changed the sample rate from 44.1kHz to 192kHz and that seems to have done it, anyone else verify thats a good idea?

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So as the title says, I have set up a surround sound system using 2 sets of speakers. The first set is set up as the front speakers in the realtek audio manager, and the second set is set up as rear speakers. I have it set up as 7.1 with no sides, subwoofer, or center speakers. Front, left, and right is checked, as well as surround sound. The sub is on my front speakers, and works fine. The rear speakers however get absolutely no bass, only treble, and sound super tinny and terrible. The speakers are fine, and work and sound great if there set as front speakers. What's the problem? I originally had another subwoofer/speaker combo hooked up as the rear, but the subwoofer didn't vibrate at all. I thought maybe I should just hook up some normal speakers with built in subs. Same thing though, they just sound terrible. I also have dolby home theater on, and if I shut it off the rear speakers don't even work when playing music. They work if I click the speaker icon in realtek.

A:surround sound with 2 sets of speakers, no bass from rear

In many cases if you don't have an actual 5.1 or 7.1 system you can't "assemble" a surround system, or a system that works properly. In a surround system, there are three connections to the PC's audio and they go to the main unit (bass speaker) that has amplifiers and sound distribution.

Trying to duplicate that with separate speaker systems can result in problems such as you are encountering.

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Yesterday I bought Logitech Surround Sound Speakers Z506 and I have the CM6501 Sound Card (with the lastest driver version.)

The Subwoofer, Left and- Right-front speakers produce sound.
But I found out my Rear/Center Speakers doesnt produce any sound. But they can produce sound!

When I do the 'sound test' there isn't any sound coming from it expept the fronts speakers.

I installed everything correctly, I have put all cables in the right port.
(I got the wrong cable dilivred in my package I got two Sound-Card cables and no Audo IN cable but that shouldn't be the problem because I did heard sound from rear speakers but the doesnt anymore.)

What am I about to do?

A:Rear and center speakers doesn't produce sound

Did you switch 5.1 sound on?
On your speaker icon in the taskbar, right-click and choose 'playback devices'.
In the new dialogue that appears, right-click on your speaker icon, and choose 'Configure speakers', then select the option that is nearest to your set-up.
Click on the 'Test' button to check all speakers are working.

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Hi everyone.
I have an issue when trying to connect my 5.1 surround speakers to my onboard soundcard, the Rear speakers (black hookup) do not work.
In the windows sound settings the speakers show up as Side speakers (gray hookup) and so when I perform the windows sound test the rear speakers not not make a sound.
I have tried many things, updating sound drivers from Realtek, uninstall install.
Updating drivers from HP and updating from Windows update.
Tried plugging and unlpugging cables to see if Windows would recognize them differntly.
The speakers work I tested them with a different desktop and also when I plug in the Rear (black) cable into the Side (gray) cable then I have 5.1.
I also changed the Hz format from 44 - 192.
When I try to go into the sound configuration the only available options to check off are with Front Center Side and Rear is grayed out with 5.1 but when I check 7.1 I can check and uncheck all speakers.
I have spoke to HP and I have spoke to Microsoft many times. Time to reach out to the forums!
I have had this issue on this desktop twice already on two different desktops. The first time I automatically upgraded to Windows 10 which I then blamed the sound issue on, or faulty hardware on the motherboard. So I went and got a identical desktop so it is a brand new desktop first start up and same issue.
-------------Sorry for the long post but I am realy frustrated and I know its a simple configuration issue somewhere

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I bought 5.1 sound system and JVC receiver, connected to PC via S/PDIF... All components work(play sound) but the problem is that for example in game when i must hear something behind me, i hear it from the front speakers... left/cntr/right balance works fine but rear/front.... the receiver adjusts the mode to 'LINEAR PCM' automatic and the mode goes to 'DOLBY DIGITAL' only in sound options, where i can test the DD... when i test it everything`s great... i can hear every single speaker playing alone for itself but thats only from the test ... in the applications i hear the sound not 5.1 but 3.1 ... the rear speaker work but they work at the same time with the front... And so... any ideas how to adjust the thing correctly to have a nice surround sound ... is it from soundcard or maybe some codecs(driver`s are the latest btw) or maybe some options on the receiver i dont know ...can i make somehow the receiver to work in DD mode all the time or it make`s it only automatic... i don`t know I just want to hear sound from behind when someone talks behind me sound Realtek HD audio ... pls help

A:5.1 surround problem-rear sound through front speakers

what game was it?

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I recently bought Creative A500 5.1 surround sound speakers for my PC. I then bought an internal sound card as i only had 2 speaker inputs on my pc, but then found out that my motherboard has only 1 PCI slot. So i had to buy an external sound card for the surround sound to work (this one)
I connected it all up, put the wires in the correct places, but the rear speakers do not play any sound. I know they work, as I put the rear jack into the front output to test them.
If I go into sound, then try to configure it to 5.1 I don't have the option to select rear speakers. (picture of what i mean) I can't go into enhancements to select fill speakers either as the tab isn't showing up in properties.
And also, as I'm using an external sound card (USB), nothing shows up in Realtek HD audio manager, so I'm not able to do it from there.
I have searched a lot to try and find out what the problem is, and can't find anything.
Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

A:No sound output from rear speakers (Creative A500)

CountVeggie welcome to the Seven Forum.

Did you install the driver that came with the external or is it just running on the default Windows 7 USB audio driver? The reason your rear's aren't working at the moment is that Windows is seeing it as a 7.1 set up and not 5.1, with the rear's showing as side's.

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Ok everything was working fine before I reformatted. After I reformatted, I downloaded the drivers for my SB Live 5.1 card and also the software (audio HQ, mixer panel etc.) . Model is SBO100.

When I go into the settings for the card and click test , "front left" comes out my front left and " front right" comes out my front right, but nothing from the center and rear, and it looks like its not even recognizing the rear speakers because they arent highlighted.

The werid thing is if i go into windows media player, the sound comes out of all 5 speakers (of course this is only stereo songs but the player "turns it into surround sound" - btw is this bad for quality?). I changed the windows media player speaker settings from default directsound to SB Live Direct Sound - so everything is working fine with that.

my question is basically why wont the driver's sotware itself recognize all 5 speakers? I have it set to 5.1 properly.

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I have Logitech 560s, and the 2 rear speakers aren't playing sound anymore even though they used to work fine. I can't remember changing my setup in any way as to change how the rear speakers work.

I checked all my connections and everything seems to be working fine. Any suggestions guys??

A:[Resolved] What the heck? My rear speakers are no longer putting out any sound!!

I take it you get sound, just not on the rear speakers?

Check your Sound card interface to make sure they are enabled -- eg "speaker mode" should be 4 or 6 not 2 and the "Fade" setting should not be all the way to front or 'f'.

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Hi all, I was wondering if someone could help me please? My volume is always playing at 100% but the sound coming out of my speakers is probably half of that. The speakers that I'm using is the "High Definition Audio Device". And I have enhanced the "Loudness equaliser" but it's still the same. Thanking you in advance Reena 

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My test tone plays okay, but no other sounds from cd, internet videos, etc
Checked and reloaded sound drivers. This is a vista OS
Help please.
Thanks a lot

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Windows 8.1 64-bit
Realtek High Definition Audio
Motherboard: B85-G41 PC Mate(MS-7850)
Speakers: Logitech X-530

The set includes 4 speakers ( two front and two back), Center, and Subwoofer.

I'm not using the two back speakers.

In the RealTek Audio manager's sound test, I hear sound from the front left, front right, center, and subwoofer.

Under enhancements I have speaker fill checked.

When I play any music from YouTube, iTunes, Spotify, I'm only hearing the sound from the front left, front right and subwoofer. For some reason it will not use the center. Should I hear sound from the center?

A:Sound Test Plays All Speakers Music Won't

Another quick thing about this. When I play something from YouTube and it has an advertisement, the sound in the advertisement plays from the center speaker! Isn't that a kick in the pants! Any windows sounds, like new e-mail notification, plays from center speaker. Seems isolated to only music.

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Speakers dont work, i made an audio playback test but i get a failed message :help please. 

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The Problem:

when I do a sound test, I can hear the audio in the speakers. However when I try to play a midi file, or a DVD, the movie plays, but NO SOUND.

Usually if the sound test works, the audio plays in the speakers. So I am not sure what is happening here.

The History of the issue:

I Upgraded my emachine from Vista to Windows 7. I went to the Emachine website to update the audio drivers. The drivers that Emachine has are outdate.

I went to the Realteck website and downloaded the newest drivers.

I noticed in the device manager that their is a NVIDIA High Definition Audio, and a Realtek High Definition Audio listed.

Ok, so here is the setup.

I have a HDMI Visio TV plugged into the Emachine. Audio workes fine if I disable Realtek High Definition Audio in the device manager.

Here is the big problem: When I plug a simple set of speakers (that work on other computers) into the back of the computer, the audio will not work on the speakers.

If I enable the Realtek audio in device manger, I can get the Realteck audio options screen. Where Realtek sees that I plugged the speakers in the rear of the machine.

when I do a sound test, I can hear the audio in the speakers. However when I try to play a midi file, or a DVD, the movie plays, but NO SOUND.

Usually if the sound test works, the audio plays in the speakers. So I am not sure what is happening here.

Can anyone advise.

A:Sound Test works, but speakers wont work

Ok, I found the problem, and wanted to share. I was using a VGA extension cable to connect the computer to a 55" LCD TV across the room. I noticed during trouble shooting that the left pin, on the second row of the VGA extension cable was pushed back. When I oulled the pin out, and reconnected the VGA cords, the sound worked GREAT. I have no idea what a video cord has to do with audio, but it worked. If anyone knows the teck on this issue, please shoot me the understanding. Thanks for this site!

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So I recently opened my CPU because it was lagging and I thought maybe a little clean up might do the trick. So I softly brushed the drivers inside the CPU to get some dust off. However, when I turned on my PC, it seems that whenever I watch videos or play games, a loud crackling sound comes out from my speakers. I don't know what is causing this.

I have tried disabling my drivers (sound and display) but to no avail. However, if I mute the volume on my sound driver, the sound disappears. Which lead me to the conclusion that it might be a conflict of sound and display.

Since the problem only occured when I opened my CPU and cleaned it, it might also be a wiring problem or something.

Can someone help me on this?

A:Crackling sound in speakers when video playing/playing games/anything with graphics

Have you tried a different set of speakers? Make sure the speakers are all the way plugged into the jack.

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I have Logitech X-530 speakers, a 5.1 setup. Yesterday I wanted to use my headset to play a game, so I had to change my settings to stereo to get the sound out of both the left and right headphones. When I had finished, I changed it back to 5.1 through the control panel, but now the sound is only playing out of the left and right speakers. All speakers are functional, since when I test it through the control panel the 'bing' sound plays through all one-by-one. The speakers worked fully in 5.1 before I changed the settings.

Windows Vista 32bit SP2.


A:5.1 sound not playing out of all speakers

have you tried giving you computer a system restore this should store all your old factory settings if you do not know how to do this just reply back for more help thank you

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Hey everyone. I have a quick question maybe someone could please help me with. Here goes...

I have Altec Lansing speakers (2 speakers and a sub) on my Windows XP. I was watching a movie and my sound just quite on me. No popping noise, nothing. Just silence. I didn't have the volume really high, nor the bass.
The speakers still have power and turn on. I tried plugging them into my Ipod, nothing. Tried just the left speaker in my Ipod and it actually worked!
(Setup= left speaker to the right speaker, right speaker to the sub woofer, sub to the computer and wall.)
I don't think it's software because head phones work with my computer.
So, does anyone have any ideas why the speakers don't work?


P.S. Speaker serial number: CHW0529366

A:My speakers quite playing sound for me... help plz!

setup you write is common for altec lansing speaker, but can you tell us what series is yours? I mean if you cant try to find the pic on the internet.

I know what you mean by putting in the left speaker to the ipod. It was just like a piece of ACS45.1

Do you know how long have been your speaker works? If it;s old, maybe some component need to be replaced i.e wires and some capacitor.

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I've posted this issue before on numerous support fourms, and none of them or I could figure out this issue. It's been driving me nuts.

A couple months ago I cleaned my computer (plugged everything out, cleaned the area/computer, etc.) when I put everything back together and booted up, I had no sound, but the tray icon indicated sound was indeed going through. As far as I knew nothing had been changed. I made sure everything was plugged in correctly, reinstalled the drivers, made sure I didn't click something off I shouldn't have, but still nothing. But then I plugged in headphones into the tower headphone jack, and boom I had sound. I was as surprised as everyone else. Someone suggested then, to rule out a hardware issue, that I download Ubuntu and see if the sound problem occurs there. It didn't, I had sound coming out of my speakers.

I would hate to re-install Win, as I've gone without doing so for five years. But if it came down to it, it's whatever.

I use the on-board sound from my MB, as I've learned over the years sound cards are a thing of the past. But perhaps I could reattach the old one I have? It's sadly over 10 years old however, I don't know if it would be worth trying. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Major cudos if we're able to figure this out once and for all. Good luck

My system:

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
AMD Phenom II X4 965
Gigabyte GA-870A-UD3 (on-board sound)
Ripjaws 8 GB
Nvida Geforce GTX 780

A:Sound not playing through speakers, but playing through headphones?

Please post a screenshot of the Control Panel/Hardware and Sound and finally the Sound Panel Playback Section.

Also a screenshot of the Device Manager, Sound section.

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Hello All of a sudden my laptop is playing through both the speakers and the headphones. I have played around with all the obvious in control panel and nothing is working. I have unistalled and reinstalled the driver, still have the same problem. Please help.

A:Sound playing through both headphones and speakers at the sa...

Hello @Jade12341, Welcome to the HP Forums, I hope you enjoy your experience! To help you get the most out of the HP Forums, I would like to direct your attention to the HP Forums Guide First Time Here? Learn How to Post and More. I read your post about the sound issue, and wanted to assist you!  I understand that the sound is playing through the speakers and headphones. To start, can you provide me with the Product Number of the notebook?  Here is a link you can use that will help you find your Model and Product Number: HP Customer Support - Products In the meantime, have you tried going into Sound, Playback Device, and setting the speakers as default?  For more information, you can try reviewing the following document: HP Notebook PCs - Troubleshooting Sound Problems with External Speakers and Headsets in Windows 7 Please let me know if this information helps you resolve the issue by marking this post as "Accept as Solution", this will help others easily find the information they may be looking for.  Also, clicking the Thumbs up below is a great way to say thanks! Have a great day!

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My laptop is playing sound from both the speakers and the headphones when the headphones are plugged in. I tried almost everything from uninstalling the drivers and reinstalling them manually to disabling and enabling different things under sound settings. Nothing has worked and as such i am hoping someone could help me out.

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I have my TV connected to my PC and the TV sound plays through my PC speakers. This is annoying and confusing as when I try to listen to anything on my computer I get two audio sources both playing at the same time.

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My computer is Vista x64
Mobo: Asus P5NT-Deluxe
CPU:Intel Q9450 (according to CPU-Z that is, I thought it was Q9400)
Ram:4GB Corsair 800mz DDR2
Video Card:NVidea Geforce 9800GT
Not like any of that matters...

I have a set of Creative P580 5.1 speakers that work wonderfully. However I also want to play my music/games/other applications with my headphones in at times and my problem is that certain audio tracks are not working. For example I will be playing RedAlert3 or DevilMayCry4 and the backing music will play and so will explosions but the voices of the characters/tutorial will not.
I have tried plugging it into the headphone jack in the creative speakers, and unplugging the speakers and trying it in the front and back ports but it makes no difference.

A:Speakers playing different sound to Headphones

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So pretty much what is happening is my speakers will start to buzz when sound isnt playing. I have an Audigy 2 soundblaster but when I go to update my drivers on my sound stuff its Sigmatel High Definition Audio CODEC.

When I play music or anything that produces a sound on my computer, my speakers work great! But when there is a pause in sound playing, I get this buzzing sound that is at the same level of volume as the sound or music playing before it paused. Now this problem goes off and on but im tired of having to deal with it.

I updated my drivers on it and for a while it worked fine, then all of the sudden it came back again.

What would be great is if anybody would know how to fix this damn problem! Thanks in advance to helping me out!

A:When there isn't sound playing, the speakers buzz!

What are your computers specs? Any Western Digital drives?

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The sound will not play through the speakers, I went into sound settings and all it says it HDMI audio And headphone audio no Laptop Audio Please Help -CrazyesticGa

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I dual booted win7 along with win xp . My sound card , Zonar Dg works fine in xp . i loaded the drivers for win7 . The sound bar in the speaker in task bar shows audio is playing and also shows playing in Zonar program . No sound is coming from speakers .

Note : Sound did come from speakers one time . I think it was a video but no sound from any mp3 files on my pc . Sound since has never worked . Only that one time . Very odd I think .

I have tried all the usual things since I am used to re installing xp many times . not muted . DG card selected as default . Speakers set to proper mode in zonar app .

I tried using the realtek audio on my motherboard , which does work in XP . Not working in 7 .

I am stumpped on this one . Maybe I could use the xp compatibility ? Never used this so really do not know much about it .

thank you for any help .

A:No sound from speakers but audio playing

If you have the RealTek enabled, disable it in the BIOS. It can cause conflicts and potentially the problem you have. Windows 7 will only allow one default audio playback device, unlike XP that would allow more.

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I was playing on my laptop and I took off my headphones but the music was playing through my laptop speakers. I have no idea why sound plays through both my laptop speakers and my headphones. Please help

A:Playing sound from both speakers and headphones

What is the make and model of the computer? What operating system and sound card are you using? This information will help us narrow down the problem.

I would start by checking your Windows audio settings for anything you can mute or un-mute that would be related to the issue. I would check the sound card manufacturer's program as well if there is one, they usually have a lot of additional settings like "detect headphones when plugged in" that can cause this.

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Hi, I know this question has been previously asked, but the solutions posted don't work for me. Sound is coming out of my speakers and earphones at the same time, and I only want it to come out of the earphones. I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling the drivers. My computer tells me that all my software is up to date. Under Playback Devices the only thing listed is Speakers/Headphones, and that is working. Thank you for your time.

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I've got a PC with an MSI mobo, Vinyl AC'97 audio driver, Windows XP MCE 2005.

I have the rear speakers hooked up to the line in jack, and the front ones hooked up to the speaker output jack.

The vinyl audio is setup as such to allow for 4 speakers. When I do the test I hear audio out of each speaker, including the rear.

However, when I play an MP3, watch a movie, etc.. nothing comes out of the rear speakers.

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the problem is that its not playing in the rear speakers like if it was 5.1 and i checked all the connections and i updated the drivers and im not getting surround sound in games like halo,before i restarted windows it worked before so i need help to see where my problem is like if i need to download more programs or something and any help would be appreciated.

amd athlon xp 2600+
nvidia nforce 2 ultra 400 with soundstorm
crucial pc2700 ddr ram
samsung serial ata hdd
fic radeon 9800 pro
just downloaded windows xp service pack 2

A:soundstorm not playing on the rear speakers in games?

Looks like SP2 has struck once again,try posting in the games forum you may well get a better response from there as thats where the games experts reside

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In the Windows audio playback tab there's only "speakers" but sound is playing from both speakers and the headphones, with headphones plugged into the right jack. I checked the Realtek Control Panel and there was F**K ALL for options there (see attached). There is an Intel(R) Display Audio in Device Manager alongside Realtek High Definition Audio. So now I can't watch warm-up videos at school without blasting the sounds through my speakers as well.

I tried a System Restore to before the problem started but it didn't do anything. The problem started around the time I ran an Advanced Systemcare 8 scan, which does the following tasks:
Spyware Removal
Registry Fix
Privacy Sweep
Junk Files Clean
Internet Boost
Shortcuts Fix
Registry Defrag
System Optimization
Security Defense
Disk Scan
Vulnerability Fix (Windows Updates)
Disk Optimization
Also when I move my laptop it shuts off for some reason, so it could've interupted the scan or updates or something.
System Specs included inside attached DxDiag.

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My computer was blue screening. I had a warranty RMA through my manufacturer and I just got it back, fixed. However since then, my Logitech X-530 5.1 surround speakers have been messed up. Initially I thought the front two were not working, but when I was testing I found the Left Rear works and the Right Rear sound comes through the Front Left speaker. The Subwoofer is fine, but the Right Front and Rear have no sound. To be more clear, when my realtek audio manager tests the front two speakers, there is zero sound. When it checks the LR it comes through the LR fine, but the RR comes through the LF speaker. I've unplugged, checked wires, made sure everything was plugged in correctly, and I reinstalled my realtek HD audio driver also. Can anybody offer some help? Thanks.

A:5.1 Surround speakers playing sound incorrectly/not at all

you may need to dig deep into this 'string' but a solution may be in there

Windows 7 5.1 surround problems (realtek)

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When i connected by head phones , i am hearing sound from laptop speakers as well as from head phones. So please help me to overcome this issues with your guidence. Thanks for thr help.

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got earbuds plgged in, but sound still is coming out of the speakers. ive set speakers to default everything, and yes, they are fully plugged in. its really annoying...

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A:Headphones plugged in, but speakers are still playing sound ...

Hello lee522, Welcome to the HP Forums!I understand there is sound coming from both the speakers and headphones. To resolve the issue, please try these basic steps: 1. Go into Control Panel, then Sound.2. Look for the Recording tab.3. Select your microphone/headset as the default device, and press OK. If these steps do not work, this Microsoft forum has a few more suggestions: How prevent sound from playing through both headphones and speakers Please let me know your results. Thanks! Mario

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So I built this computer a few weeks ago with Windows 7 Ultimate. Everything sound-wise has been working til a few days ago, but I have been working through some video problems.
Since this started on Friday, the sound mixer/volume control shows sound playing. But nothing comes out the speakers. When I click the top, it doesn't say 'speakers', it says 'Realtek audio'. When I click that, the sound window comes up and under "jacks" it says "rear optical jack." The top says S/PDIF. Those are both formats that I have never used on this system. I've always used only the rear panel analog jack.

Anyways, I feel like I've tried everything under the sun and I'm close to RMA'ing the motherboard. It's that bad. Anyhelp is uber appreciated. Thanks guys

A:No audio in speakers -at all-, Windows is playing sound

Go to the Control Panel/Hardware and Sound and finally the Sound Panel. In the Playback section, your "Speakers" should be set as the default playback device. It sounds like the digital is now set as playback.

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I've tried everything to fix this problem. I plugged my headphones into my laptop, playing music and I can still hear the music through the speakers.

A:Headphones plugged in, but speakers are still playing sound

Hello @misspatrice, Thank you for re-visiting the HP Forums! I understand that there is audio playing from both your speakers and headphones on your HP 15-ac135ds. Begin by performing a hard reset. Once the notebook is back on, follow the No Sound from Speakers document which shows you how to use the audio troubleshooter. HP Notebook PCs - No Sound from Speakers (I know the document says Windows 8 but the steps should be the same for Windows 10) There is also an accepted resolution to an issue similar to this posted by @SuperMario1 at this link: http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Audio/Headphones-plugged-in-but-speakers-are-still-playing-sou... After completing these steps I'm sure the audio will be working correctly! If this information has helped you resolve the issue, click the thumbs up!

Please click ?Accept as Solution ? if you feel my post solved your issue, it will help others find the solution.Click the ?Kudos, Thumbs Up" on the bottom to say ?Thanks? for helping.I work on behalf of HP

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