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Headphone Jack on Laptop Stops Working Until Laptop is Powered Off

Q: Headphone Jack on Laptop Stops Working Until Laptop is Powered Off

Have been having this problem for a while now.

Every so often, the headhphone jack on my laptop just stops working after hours and hours of the laptop being on.

The built-in speakers of the laptop work fine. What happens is that while the computer is in use (after some random amount of time), any hardware plugged into the headphone jack of the laptop will not playback sound. This includes headphones, speakers and the like. The sound device manager in control panel shows sound being output, and if the headphones/speakers are disconnected, the audio plays fine on the built-in speakers on the laptop.

I haven't been able to figure out what exactly causes this problem. I have tried resinstalling the driver several times. I am 100% sure it isn't the headphones of the speakers that I use as I use these speakers and headphones on many other devices (phone, tablet etc.)

The only way that this issue gets fixed is if the computer is shut down and then rebooted (a restart doesn't work, the computer has to literally lose power for the problem to be fixed).

It seems very intermittent and I'm not sure how to approach this problem

Any ideas?

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Preferred Solution: Headphone Jack on Laptop Stops Working Until Laptop is Powered Off

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: Headphone Jack on Laptop Stops Working Until Laptop is Powered Off

One idea would be a look the power plan in use. If you are running with the default Balanced power plan you may be seeing that nterfere by conserving battery power temporarily turning the audio off being a constant drain. Another thought could be a result of the onboard audio chip itself getting too warm where the hardware protection circuit will then come in and deactivate all sound. That is usually seen as far as the cpu temp as well as other major components. The audio being onboard would also be monitored by the bios not so much by Windows.

The other possible cause of losing sound would be the headphone jack or the board end having a cold solder point getting warm and expanding just enough to break the connection until cooled off. The complete shutdown of power would tend to suggest a temp or regulation issue where either the power plan or temp monitoring would have to be watched. And one more thing would be setting the laptop on a fan cooled stand or effective notebook cooling pad to draw heat away from the unit if you are not already using one. Laptops are known to get quite warm with extended use since everything is packed into a tight space with the typical serious lack of air flow unlike the usual desktop with front, rear, and side or top case fans in use if not water cooled.

You have some things to consider in the list of things there. Increased overall cooling, not planning to use the laptop for extended periods of time which can allow for something to overheat if that is the case., changing the power plan to Performance if still set to the default Balanced might help. As for anything internal as far as a loose contact or cold solder point that would require a look once confirmed however by the factory or authorized service center/dealer where you could bring it in direct for examination.

The shutdown and restart could also be indication that the driver for the onboard is going to sleep on you or otherwise made inactive at random intervals and the fresh power up serves to refresh the driver as Windows loads it fresh all over again. Run into that one here at times but on a desktop machine.

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Hi,

I have an Hp625 running Windows 7 Basic 32 bit - I can play music through my laptops built in speakers without any problems, but when I plug headphones (or external computer speakers) into the headphone jack no sound comes through them (and simultaneously the laptop speakers go mute). My computer is dual boot with ubuntu, and this problem appeared when I upgraded my Ubuntu version - still, I know that the jack works as it is working fine in Ubuntu, and Im sure the problem is fixable within windows!

I have tried for HOURS to fix this problem, and attempted everything obvious, plus read many threads on similar topics. Please help. My computer is using the IDT audio control panel, and according to windows everything us up to date and fine. BUT ITS NOT PLEASE HELP.

Best
Ryan

A:My laptop speakers are working fine, but the headphone jack is not!

Are you experiencing the problem in windows or in ubuntu? Have you installed the sound driver for ubuntu when you upgraded your version of ubuntu. Have you updated the sound driver for windows?

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Hi,

I have a dual boot of Fedora and Windows, and when I boot into Fedora, my headphones work fine. When I boot into Windows 7 64bit, my headphones don't work. My laptop speakers work fine however, and I tried re-installing drivers. I made sure that my headphones are the default playback device, and I only have one headphone jack.

Other people who had this issue solved it by replacing their audio jack, but for me that is not a problem because the audio jack works fine when I boot into Fedora.

Please help!

Janac

A:Laptop speakers working, but headphone jack not working only on Window

Normally, the "Speakers" (PC sound) is set as the Default Playback device and not Headphones. In fact, newer RealTek sound systems do not even show the Headphones when plugged in.

Are you using the correct sound drivers? Not the generic Windows installed High Definition Audio Codec.

What all is listed in the Device Manager, Sound section?

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A:laptop stops charging when powered on

Got a new battery, still have the same exact problem.
 

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Hi, I have an older gateway laptop, with vista on it. The laptop says it charges fine, but once i power it up it makes somewhat of a screeching and a ringing noise, and stops charging. The laptop itself can be fully charged and die in soon to about 5 five minutes when unplugged, but that is usual. The main issue is, when the laptop is powerd down, its light that shows that it's chargine, or fully charged and plugged in, when i power the laptop, the charger just stops working, and does the screeching deal.
 

A:Gateway laptop stops charging when powered up.

Closing duplicate, please reply here:

http://forums.techguy.org/hardware/1105142-laptop-stops-charging-when-powered.html

eddie
 

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I have a powered USB hub attached to my Acer Laptop. When I leave this attached and put the laptop into sleep mode, Windows closes down OK but the fan and hard drive keep running. If I power down the hub before entering sleep mode the laptop goes normally into sleep mode. Can anyone explain why this happens?
 

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Hi.

I've recently bought a laptop online with no OS installed on it. I've installed Windows 7 Ultimate Edition and downloaded all drivers from the manufactures website. Everything works fine except there is no audio coming through the headphone jack or built-in speakers. I have spent majority of today looking online for answers on how to fix this issue and have found nothing that works.

The laptop model is a HP Pavillion dv6-1007tx.

Thanks in advance.

EDIT: When I plug in a HDMI cable to the laptop, sound comes through my TV.
 

A:No sound through headphone jack or laptop speakers

Do you see any yellow (!) in the device manager? Are you sure you have installed the proper audio driver for Windows 7 64 or 32 bit?
 

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I usually listen to music with speakers through the headphone jack. When I unplug the speakers, the music plays through the stock laptop speakers like it is supposed to do.

However, all of a sudden, the sound has only worked through these external speakers. It plays fine through the headphone jack, but when I unplug the speakers, the laptop speakers do not work.

I have restored the computer to an earlier point that I know they were working, but still nothing.

The laptop is a Dell Inspiron E1705.

Any help would be appreciated.

roughneck

A:Sound through headphone jack, but not laptop speakers

I don't know what happened, but they are working now.

roughneck

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Hi, I've had my laptop almost a full year and just a few days ago, I found the headphone port would not take my headphone jack in all the way. I used to just plug it in and it worked. Then over this last weekend, I tried plugging in my earbuds and the port would just push it back out. I could hold the jack in with my hand and get audio, though that's becoming more difficult. I think the problem is with the port and not the jack because I can plug the same jack into my mobile phone and it seats. I also tried the same thing with my old headset and the port would push it back out. Plug it into my mobilephone and the jack snaps in like it's supposed to. Is there a way to check if the port is out of alignment? If so could it be re-aligned or do I have to replace it? Thanks, John  H.

A:headphone jack on Aspire E1 laptop not allowing ja...

Just inside the headphone and mic ports, you should be able to see a black plastic or annular ring. This ring material usually holds the plug in place by friction against the slightly larger metal ring at the base of the plug's pin. This black annular ring might've dropped out of the port and rolled on the floor somewhere. 8^) Jack E/NJ 

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I use headphones for medical transcription. Today, they fell off the table after I took them off, and pulled at the headphone jack. Now, I can only hear sound from the headphones, but not from the laptop speakers. Is there a way to take apart the laptop in order to see if the headphone jack is cracked, or if it moved? If I plug in the headphone jack and jiggle it I can get sound from my laptop speakers, but once I take the headphone connector out of the jack, all sound is gone again from the laptop speakers. My laptop is still under warranty, but we don't want to send it out for repair unless it is absolutely necessary. Please help us -we would like to be able to fix this problem ourselves as money is short, and I need the laptop to be here so I can do my medical transcription. Thanks!
 

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I have an issue where there is a hissing sound coming from the speakers when I plug them into my laptop headphone jack. But this does not happen when I unplug the power to the laptop and let it run on batteries. It also does not hiss with the speakers built into the laptop. Do you have any ideas? The hissing sound lessens if I plug the adapter into another outlet, but does the same with 2 different chargers. Any ideas?
 

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Hi there, Can anyone tell me the size of the headphone connector for the Asus K53u Laptop as I am trying to plug in my desktop speakers which have a standard 3.5mm green trs plug like the one on the wikipedia page below but it won't go in fully (about 5ml is not in) and won't stay in!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TRS_connector

The laptop is new and I don't want to force it in incase I break something inside. The same thing happens when I plug it into the microphone jack next to it. Have searched the www with no success.

Any help would be really appreciated,

Thanks Jay.
 

A:Solved: Headphone jack size? - asus k53u laptop

It's a standard size, 3.5mm. I've never seen any ship with anything else.
 

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One time it was working and the next it was not. I get sound from the laptop's speakers whether the headphone jack has headphones plugged in or not. It worked fine and then POOF, it didn't! I have restarted and also checked all sound settings, and can see nothing "physical" upon close inspection of the jack.
Any ideas will be most appreciated!
(can't see myself opening the laptop and trying to do repairs--a tower, yes, but laptop, no)
 

A:Solved: Lenovo Y510 Laptop headphone jack quit

I downloaded the driver again from Lenovo website and VOILA! It is working again!
 

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I bought a new Inspiron 13 7368 2-in-1 with the Intel  i7 512gig SSD and 12 gigs of ram about a month ago. I love the machine but every time I add software or inadvertently turn it off  my headphone jack stops working as well as the keyboard sound control buttons. I have been able to recover functionality after 3 tech calls to Dell (4 hours) and a couple times on my own. The most recent time....NOT! I am really frustrated. The solution is never obvious so you can't just go fix the problem! Today I ordered Bluetooth earbuds so I can hopefully use headphones without using the headphone jack if this persists! As anyone figured this out?
Thanks,
jhammondcpa!

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

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

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

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

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

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Okay, i had this virus that even my mum couldnt get of (she is the ict manager and finance instructer of the company she works for) so i took it to the shop to get it fixed soo while i was there i thought hmmm why not get vista ? because i asked my mum like 6 months earlyer if i could get it and she advised against it becuase it wasnt stable yet or something but i asked her recently and she said it should be okay now ... anyway i got vista on it and when i got home to go on it i put my headphones in and the sound carried on coming out of the speakers :S so i treid all the headphones i owned and they didnt work so i tried to plug in a mic and the laptop ignored it also :S so i dont realy know what to do.. i looked for updates and downloaded a few driver search things and one of them made my sound go of all-together saying i had no sound or recording devices so i system restored and got my sound back to were it was in the first place.
my laptop is Toshiba Satellite L310 (if that helps)

Any help will be greatly apreciated

thanks


edit: also in sound control panel when i press preview it works :S

A:Both laptop jacks (headphone and mic)not working :(

Originally Posted by RhysRadar


Okay, i had this virus that even my mum couldnt get of (she is the ict manager and finance instructer of the company she works for) so i took it to the shop to get it fixed soo while i was there i thought hmmm why not get vista ? because i asked my mum like 6 months earlyer if i could get it and she advised against it becuase it wasnt stable yet or something but i asked her recently and she said it should be okay now ... anyway i got vista on it and when i got home to go on it i put my headphones in and the sound carried on coming out of the speakers :S so i treid all the headphones i owned and they didnt work so i tried to plug in a mic and the laptop ignored it also :S so i dont realy know what to do.. i looked for updates and downloaded a few driver search things and one of them made my sound go of all-together saying i had no sound or recording devices so i system restored and got my sound back to were it was in the first place.
my laptop is Toshiba Satellite L310 (if that helps)

Any help will be greatly apreciated

thanks


edit: also in sound control panel when i press preview it works :S



Hi Rhys, Welcome to the forum.

Click on Start, type sound into Start Search, Click on Sound.
Under the Playback tab make sure that Headset is shown and enabled (right click)
If it is not shown highlight any of the devices right cklick and select show disabled devices
Click on the Recording tab and do the same for yo... Read more

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So today when I go to plug in my headphones into my laptop, the video I was trying to watch today still is playing through the main speakers. I tried multiple pairs of headphones and it still didn't work. The volume coming from the speakers doesn't even shut off, it just keeps playing even though I have headphones plugged in. Any suggestions?

A:Headphone jack Not working!!!

Originally Posted by shortmantuff


So today when I go to plug in my headphones into my laptop, the video I was trying to watch today still is playing through the main speakers. I tried multiple pairs of headphones and it still didn't work. The volume coming from the speakers doesn't even shut off, it just keeps playing even though I have headphones plugged in. Any suggestions?



It is recommended to fill out your system specs. I have no idea what your system is or what audio driver/manager you are using.

If you have a realtek HD audio card- Install the audio manager, and set it to allow setting to pop up when jacks are used. That way you can tell it if you inserting headphones,mic, etc, and it will mute the external speakers and use the headphones-otherwise it plays out the speakers (this is common if you have a realtek card, and use the default Microsoft hd sound driver/software codecs. You may also note the "volume knob" does not work)

If you have a realtek card install the realtek driver/audio manager here:http://www.realtek.com.tw/downloads/...&GetDown=false

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Headphone jack not working, when I plugged headphone in sound keep comming out of my laptop speaker I have 2 little yellow triangles as well in device manager as shown in screenshot, can anyone help me so tensed.

A:headphone jack not working

What error message do you get when you right click on the yellow warning signs in the device manager?

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When I updated my computer was upgraded to windows 10, the headphone jack was working perfectly. All of a sudden, a few months ago, they wouldn't work. I tried everything that I could find. I tried reinstalling the IDT high definition audio CODEC. When I tried to update it, it came up with an error here: https://puu.sh/r6LQJ/678c26d003.png.I looked around my computer, and everything was plugged in correctly (I'm pretty sure). The headphone jack still dosen't work right now. It isn't the headphones; I plugged them in on my laptop, and they worked perfectly (also, it was brand new). I need help to fix them. Can someone give me a different method?

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I recently bought a Y50, only to discover that no matter what headphones I use, no sound will play. The actual speakers on the laptop work fine, I just cannot get any sound through headphones. I have tried messing with the drivers, but with no luck. Anyone have any idea what could be causing this? Or is my headphone jack busted?










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A:Y50 Headphone Jack Not Working

hi Niphoros,
 
Welcome to the Lenovo Forums.
 
Just to verify, do you get a pop-up notification whenever you plugged-in a headphone / earphone?
- Link to picture
 
If yes then your issue is most likely similar to this article.As per these specs, the Y50 uses an audio combo jack (headphone and mic). Although this port supports various mobile headphones, you may need to get a PC Headset to 3.5mm Smartphone Adapter if you're using a traditional headset with a separate.audio and mic connector.
 
 
Regards

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I have just tried my headphone jack for the first time and the sound does not come through them. They still come out of speakers despte the headphone being plugged in. I have tried the headphones on other devices and they work fine. Looking on YouTube I have updated the drivers  and then put my headphones in the headphone socket, and checked the Sound driver (Realtek HD Audio) on the "Playback devices" tab -  it shows a headphone icon with a red down arrow next to it with a description "Realtek HD Audio 2nd Output" and "Not Plugged In". How do I get this socket to "plug in"  ? Or is this a hardware problem ? Thanks in advance for anyone's help.  

A:Headphone jack not working

Hi @Loft62,I hope you enjoy your visit to the HP Support Forums. I understand you are having an issue with the headphone jack. I will be glad to help you.Please post the full product number and operating system in use on your computer. See the following, if you need help with that information.How Do I Find My Model Number or Product Number?Is the Windows Version on My Computer 32-bit or 64-bit?Please get back to me with above information, so I can help you better.

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I updated to Windows 8 today, and everything seemed to be going well until I tried playing music through my headphones. They worked fine on my iPhone, but once I plugged them into my laptop, no sound came out.

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I ran windows updates today.

A:Headphone Jack Not Working

It looks like, with the "High Definition Audio Device" that you only have the basic function Windows installed sound drivers.

Try installing the PC Vendor's sound driver. Same way for HDMI install the Video Card vendor's drivers.

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Hello,

Lately my headphone/computer has been acting weirdly. Before, a reboot worked but not anymore. For ex. i'm watching a movie on my laptop with my speakers. I can hear everything correctly. Then when I insert my headphone, i can't hear anything. Drivers are updated. I've read that IDT (the one that I have) don't like windows 7... Also, i cannot set my headphones as default device.

Please help me out, can't use my headphones!

thanks.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate , 64 bit
Processor: AMD Turion(tm) X2 Ultra Dual-Core Mobile ZM-82, AMD64 Family 17 Model 3 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 6141 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 476937 MB, Free - 126676 MB; D: Total - 463399 MB, Free - 256253 MB; E: Total - 13535 MB, Free - 19 MB;
Motherboard: Quanta, 3064, 19.15, None
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and Enabled
 

A:Headphone jack not working!

If you are inserting the headphones once film has started, chances are the film has already picked up the sound device as speaker and wants to use that. changing in the middle of something often results in no sound, for me at least. try plugging phones in before you turn the computer on, and leave them in. hopefully that should cure it. Please note the word hopefully...
 

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I purchased a brand new computer HP 15-AC168TU through amazon and received two days back.  Microphone and Headjack are working in my computer HP 15-AC168TU.I checked Sound in Control Panel.In Playback I can see only Speaker/HP. I can't see Headphone.In Recording tab, Mic in at front panel (black) the status is "Not plugged in". Since microphone and head jack are not working, Cortana is also not working.Please help to solve the problem

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Hello, thank you for taking the time to read my topic, and hopefuly reply.

Earlier today, I was on my laptop, and I closed the lid, headphones plugged in and working, operating perfectly fine, and locked the door behind me.

In no less then 2 minutes I returned, and the computer acted as if the headphones were not plugged in at all, playing from the built in speakers. I tried different pairs of headphones, all don't work, and I see no visible problems with any of them, I've checked them over multiple times for tears, exposed wires, and the like.

I think it may be something with the headphone jack itself internally, but frankly I know nothing about how the computer is built, so I wouldn't know.

I appreciate you taking the time to read this, thank you in advance.
 

A:Headphone jack not working...?

Before ripping the laptop apart, virus scan, uninstall sound drivers and/or sound manager programs, reboot, reinstall sound drivers and/or sound man., reboot.
 

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I have a sony vaio laptop running windows 7. As of the last couple days, there is a red light on the headphone jacks, and it will not work. I've update drivers, and system restore. Still no joy. Any suggestions?

A:none working headphone jack

/hardware

Pull it apart and replace the audio jack

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Well, I have a new computer. And I recently bought a Headset & Microphone, to play games with. It was all working perfect, until my brother plugged in the Headset plug, into the microphone port. And I disconnected it because it was wrong. Then, when I went to plug it into the Headset Port, it wouldn't read.

I've checked the headset to see if it was the plug, but it wasn't. I opened my computer to check if the connections to the port are okay, and they are. I believe it might be a software issue, but not sure as to what to do now.

Many thanks if you can help me.

~ Nino

A:Headphone Jack Not Working

I tend to think it's a hardware problem, but to make sure open up your Device Manager and expand all of the +'s. Look for yellow exclamation points. That would indicate the problem device. Also check your sound and microphone configuration. I know this link is for skype, but it addresses the same problem and has pretty detailed solutionshttp://www.skype.com/help/guides

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My headphone jack is not working all of sudden.

I am not sure what kind it is, maybe you can help me with that too...

Thanks
 

A:Headphone Jack Not Working?

If your using vista, play around the the settings in the control panel under the sound tab.
At least that fixed my problem.
 

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Hi, I have an HP Pavilion 17 Notebook PC. Over the past few months my headphone jack has not been working properly. It started off with the headphones having to be held in a certain place to prevent sound coming out of the speakers at the same time as the headphones (I have tried every pair of headphones i own) . Over time, this has been getting worse and now, sound comes out of the speakers regardless of whether i have any heaphones plugged in. The headphone jack is really wobbly and i'm assuming i'll need to take my pc to a repair shop?Thanks in advance  

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Since  "Sound"  did recognize my headphones when plugged in, I changed it to the default and it played through the headphones and cut the sound from the speakers.  When I unplugged the headphones, the sound went back to the speakers.  Yay!!  thank you all for the help. 

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I buy au003tx 2 days before ..laptop speaker working properly but no headphone detected plizz solve it

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Hi, I'm John and I'm having major problems here. I have been using a laptop for awhile and it's been working great. I have been using my pair of headphones for my laptop and they've been working great as well. However, after a bit, I noticed that the audio was not working really good. I thought it was the headphones until I tried more pairs, they did the same thing. The problem is that when I'm listening to a song, one part of the audio I can hear clearly, but the rest (the majority of the song) is either faint or muffled.

This happens when I put the headphone jack all the way in the output. When I take it out some, the majority of the song audio I can hear clearly, but the other parts I can barely hear. This really annoys me, and it really bothers me. Is their any professional or half-assed way to fix this? My headphones were loud and clear before, but now (out of nowhere) I can't hear 100% of anything I listen to. Can I get any help? I'd appreciate it greatly! This happened randomly and I'd like some answers, I have good hopes in replies!

A:Laptop Headphone output not working properly (Win7)

Have you tried messing around in there at all? It should recognize where your headphones are plugged in and give you options to control them. Are you plugging into the front panel or the rear panel for audio on the headphones? Have you tried both???



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I recently got a pair of new headphones. Eager to try them out I plug them into my laptop audio jack. They worked perfectly with no problems and they sounded great.

Only a few hours later I decide to use them on my lappy again and the audio was only coming out of the left headphone speaker. This irritated me and I instantly thought that the headphones were faulty. I plug them into my ipod and notice the headphones are working fine. This leads me to think that it is something wrong with my laptop. I plug in a different pair of earphones into the jack and again, the left side only works.

I am confused as to whether it is my settings or my headphone jack but I'm more inclined to think that it is my headphone jack which is the problem. Is there anyone who has had a similar problem or anyone who may have an idea as to how to fix this?

Thanks,
Nick
 

A:Headphone Jack not working properly

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I have an HP Pavillion laptop using Realtek HD Audio drivers, the laptop picks up that something has been plugged into the 3.5mm Jack on the side (Single 3.5mm Jack designed for mic in/headphone out combined) but it doesn't seem to send the audio through. If I do a test in playback devices it shows the green bars fluctuating as if it is playing sound but no sound is actually played through, I have tried several sets of headphones all of which work on my desktop and iPod but non work on this piece of **bleep** HP laptop (which also has Wireless connectivity issues and is supposed to be brand new ( it was just replaced due to the screen failing) ) You guys got an amazing solution to this or do I just return it and blacklist HP for life given the fact that you can't seem to keep ontop of simple things like 3.5mm jack to send an electrical signal that is output as an audible sound.

A:Headphone Jack not working properly

Hi Kurtf2014, Welcome to the HP Support 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 will be happy to assist you with the problem with the audio jack. I am assuming that without the headphones the audio is working correctly. Try going in your Sound and setting the headphones as the default audio device. This third-party link will show you how to do that. Give that a try and let me know how it goes. If you are still having problems please reply back with your product number and operating system. Thank you,

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Hello, I have a Compaq Presario CQ50 Notebook with Windows Vista, no add-ons. All sound comes from the notebook speakers, and nothing changes when I plug in headphones (I've tried multiple headphones, no dice). When I go to Playback Devices in the Sound Control Panel, the headphones aren't even recognized. Is the jack broken? Is it something I can fix by myself? Thank you in advance.

A:Headphone jack not working, not recognized

Go to Sound (right click on the speaker next to the clock) > Recording Button > right click on a blank space in that little window > check "Show disabled devices" > turn the mic on.

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I have an HP Pavillion entertainment Laptop dv9700. I got a virus taken off my computer a few months ago but to take the virus off the computer place I took it took had to wipe my computer and then put all my data back. Since then I've had two frustrating problems:

1. When I plug my headphones into the headphone jack, the sound still plays from the regular speakers and I don't hear any sound in the headphones (I've already tried suing a different pair of headphones and that didn't help).

2. My microphone (which came pre-installed on the computer) doesn't work.

PLEASE help me. I'm taking a plane on Friday and REALLY need my computer to keep me sane during my layover. Thanks!!

A:Headphone jack/microphone not working

Realtek
Go here, on the right side is a link for HD Audio Codec Driver. Download and install latest driver. Ask if you need help to do that.

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XPS 13 9343, upgraded to Windows 10.  I have speaker sound but nothing from the headphone jack.  Unable to find the Dell Audio setting. Suggestions?  Thanks!

A:XPS 13 - 9343 - headphone jack not working

Update:  after reading thru the forums I experimented by plugging in the headphones BEFORE I booted and when I do, the sound comes thru the headphones.  If I unplug it returns to the speakers and  if I want it back thru the phones I have to reboot, again with the phones plugged in.  I guess my question now would be how to control this without having to reboot?

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

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Xps 13 9360
New
Just.tried to plug in the headphones i use for my phone. Didn't work.
Didn't want to force it so... Please help.. are there issues woth compatibility?
What kind of earbud will work.
Thanks

A:Xps 13 (9360) headphone jack not working

There have been quite a few threads on this so can we assume you have gone through the Sticky?
You do or do not get a popup when you plug in the headphones?
Most phone earbuds will work but I did see one with a 4 ring (5 connector)  plug which may have a problem....

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first at idk if this is the right site to post this to but since im runing win7 64bit on my macbook i thought maybe this site may be the best place to post this. with that said if this isnt the site to post it let me know.

since my spelling skills when it comer to type out long stuff is crap i made a video showing wants going on.

MacBook Headphone jack not working right_x264 - Video Dailymotion

i hope someone can help me fix this, cuz i cant seem to find a fix.

thx for moving to the right place

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About a couple months ago, I had to bring it to work. I supervised the use of this machine and everything was going fine. I brought it back home later to find out that when I plugged my headphones into the jack, it only gave me the sound in the LEFT ear. I thought it might have been my headphones but that's not the case. Anyway that I could fix it manually by myself OR will I have to replace something within the machine?
 

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Headphone jack stopped working.  When headphones plugged in, sound still comes out of the speakers.  Not the jack.  Tried different headphones. 

A:headphone jack stopped working.

Hi @carol25,Thanks for becoming a member of the HP Support Forums. I understand you are having an issue with the headphones. I will be glad to help you. Please follow the steps from No Sound or Distorted Sound from Speakers (Windows 10). Please keep me informed of how things went. If you require further assistance, let me know and I will gladly do all I can to help you.Please let me know if this resolves the issue by marking this post as "Accept as Solution".To simply say thanks, click the Thumbs up below!  Thanks.

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My Dell inspiron 3542 laptop speakers are not working,but 3.5 mm jack is working fine.
Please help me out.

A:My Dell inspiron 3542 laptop speakers are not working,but 3.5 mm jack is working fine.

Hello.The problem could be either in the hardware or the software, so you need to test each. Perform the tests below -- it doesn't matter which one you do first.

To test the speakers, perform the Quick Audio Check in the ePSA test. If the speakers fail the test then they have failed or become disconnected. (Click the link for instructions on how to run the test.)

To test the software, switch between the Realtek audio driver and the Windows native driver. [This test assumes that your laptop has the Realtek audio driver. If you get to step 2 and do not see "Realtek High Definition Audio" then go to the Dell support page for your model and download the Realtek driver that Dell provides for the version of Windows that the laptop is running.]
1. Open the Device Manager (find it in the Control Panel, or type devmgmt.msc into the search box).2. Expand the "Sound, video & game controllers" and right click on "Realtek High Definition Audio".3. Select to "Update Driver Software".4. Click on "Browse my computer for driver software".5. Click "Let me pick from a list of drivers on my computer".6. Put a check in the box "Show compatible hardware" if not already checked.7. In the list of devices, click "High Definition Audio" (the native driver).8. Click "Next".9. On the Update Driver Warning box, click "Yes" (install the driver). 10. Restart the laptop if prompted. If not prompted,... Read more

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My XPS13 9343 headphone jack is not working.  I've re-installed the default audio drivers but no luck.  I ran the diagnostic tools and it reads my headphones microphone but will not play audio thru them.

A:XPS13 2015 Headphone Jack not working

I was able to solve this issue as follows (Windows 8.1): 
- open the Windows Task Manager (ctrl+alt+del - Task manager)
- go to the Startup tab
- make sure all audio related tasks are enabled (mine had realtek audio manager disabled)
- restart
After that, you can open the Dell Audio control panel again. I did a "reset defaults" and that fixed it. Popup is appearing again when I plug in my headset. 

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Hello, I am having trouble with my Envy 15t's headphone jack. Any headphone jack that I plugin do not work, I can still hear the audio coming out of the  Bang & Olufsen speakers. Any help would be greatly appreciated.  Thank you,romeobravo

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