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T590 not playing through external speakers

Q: T590 not playing through external speakers

I just got a T590 and started using it last week. I have two pairs of speakers, one (Harman Kardon) a little nicer than the other (Alans). When I first started using the laptop, I could play music using the Harman Kardon speakers just fine. A couple days in, I played music from the Alans speakers. After that, I tried to play music again from the HKs, but it won't work. It's almost like the laptop thinks the HK speakers are a microphone. When I connected them, a little microphone icon appeared on the screen. Under the sound settings in the control panel, it showed both external speakers and an external microphone, and when I tried to play music, it would show that the volume of the external microphone was very high, and the volume of the external speakers on but very low. The sound coming though the speakers was soft, garbled, and mixed with a lot of noise. I got the same results with a pair of headphones. The Alans speakers still work. In the Device Manager, my sound controller is "Realtek High Definition Audio(SST)". I have tried both disabling and re-enabling it, and uninstalling it and letting the computer reinstall, and downloading the driver from Lenovo and manually reinstalling. This did not fix the problem. It is the latest version ( I saw in this post something about using a driver called "High Definition Audio Device" (the generic one from Windows?), but I didn't see that as an option when I tried to update the driver using available drivers on my computer. However, still in Device Manager, when I show hidden devices, I do see "High Definition Audio Device" but it's disabled because "Currently, this hardware device is not connected to the computer. (Code 45)". Is that a problem? Should it be connected? More importantly, what do I do to get my Harman Kardon speakers working again with the laptop? It seems like I shouldn't need any special adapters, since they were working before just with the 3.5 mm jack.

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Preferred Solution: T590 not playing through external speakers

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.)


Hi Chimney, Thanks so much for your help. I ended up going to Windows Support, prior to your Post, they did a remote fix.  Again, i thank you for your Support on my issue! I have another issue that maybe you can help me with. Yesterday, out of the blue, my PC Screen turned Solid Yellow then Red, then blue, then Green, all were solid color. Next my PC shuts down, goes in Repair mode. The PC was unable to repair itself. I have HP Windows 8 Recovery Media Disc's, which my factory installed system. I reinstalled, but Windows Activation will not or cannot read my Product Key from the BIOS. How may I recover this key? What are my options? Any input would be extremely welcome! HP Envy 23, d-044, All-In-One, Touchsmart, Beats Audio. Mod Best Regards, Phillip

A:Re: Audio playing from both internal and external speakers.

Thanks for the post @vpiPhillip,


I understand that you had to reinstall Windows 8 and are facing difficulty in activating the OS on your computer. Happy to help. 

Have you tried any methods on your own?


If you have installed Windows 8 using the recovery kit that was created on your computer, recommend you to refer to this HP Article for the procedure to activate Windows 8 on your computer. 


Let me know if this helped. 


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Hello, I have an Audio Issue. I have Audo playback from the monitor, and the external speakers simultaneously. I prefer just the external output. I ran the HP UEIF Diagnostics Tool, the playback output, and Headphone/ Beats Audio ports function properly. My Procuct information is as follows: HP ENVY 23-d044 TouchSmart All-in-One Desktop PCModel #: H4A37AA If you cannot assist me, would you suggest someone? With Kind Regards,Phillip

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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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I have a Yoga laptop and a ThinkPad USB 3.0 Pro Dock. When my external speakers are plugged into the dock and selected as default in Windows, audio still plays through the laptop rather than the speakers. If I plug the speakers directly into the laptop, music plays through the speakers. I purchased the dock so that I wouldn't have to plug and unplug all the accessories. What do I need to do to get audio to play through the dock?

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With Dell Support Assist microphone test -- earphone playback is good, on-board speaker is terribly scratchy. The sound card lists as "ATI high Definition Audio Device" and "IDT High Definition Audio CODEC."
The laptop is Dell Studio 15 (1555) running windows 7 Professional, 236GB used, 214GB free space, Intel P8700 2.53 GHz Processor, 64 bit OS, 4GB memoryThe built-in speakers used to sound good but now they are too scratchy to understand. However the headset and external speakers (both 3.5 mm jack interface) sound good and a HDMI connected projector sounds good.
I will appreciate advice.

A:On-board speakers are scratchy but external speakers & headphones sound good?

Hello. As a test, switch from the IDT audio driver to the Windows native audio driver.
1. Open the Device Manager (find it in the Control Panel, or type devmgmt.msc into the search box).2. Expand the "Sound, video & game controllers" and right click on "IDT High Definition Audio Device".3. Select to "Update Driver Software".4. Click on "Browse my computer for driver software".5. Click "Let me pick from a list of drivers on my computer".6. Put a check in the box "Show compatible hardware" if not already checked.7. In the list of devices, click "High Definition Audio" (the native driver).8. Click "Next".9. On the Update Driver Warning box, click "Yes" (install the driver). 10. Restart the laptop if prompted. If not prompted, then no need to restart.[To get back to the IDT driver, do it again but reverse the names in steps 2 and 7.]
If you get the noise while using the native driver then it is not a driver issue, which would mean there is a strong chance of speaker failure, particularly since the noise is not in headphones. If you would like to replace the speakers I can point you to the service manual.

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My external speakers work but my internal ones stay muted.  I have re-installed all drivers (Realtek) & problem won't go away. Also tried system restore & system scan shows no problem. 


Dell  inspiron 7737OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8.1, 64 bitProcessor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4500U CPU @ 1.80GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 69 Stepping 1Processor Count: 4RAM: 16282 MbGraphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M, -2048 MbHard Drives: C: Total - 952889 MB, Free - 497561 MB;Motherboard: Dell Inc.,Antivirus: Norton Security, Updated and Enabled

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I recently got a new HP zBook 15 with the slim docking station and am experiencing an issue related to the speaker output. If I plug my external powered Bose speakers into the line out of the docking station I get sound out of both the external Bose speakers and the internal laptop speakers at the same time. In addition the sound from the Bose speakers sounds horrible...tinny and completely lacking any bass. If I plug the Bose speakers into the headphone jack on the side of the laptop (not the docking station) then I get great sound and ONLY the Bose speakers produce sound (which is what I want). Is there a fix to get only the external speakers to play when plugged into the docking station audio out? I've uninstalled and re-installed the Conexent ISST Audio drivers twice...no change. I've tried messing with the B&O Sound Control panel, but it doesn't have any configuration for the audio ports. I've messed around in the Windows Playback devices control panel, but can't seem to find a way to shut off the internal laptop speakers. FYI, this is a fresh install of Windows 10 Pro. All Mircosoft updates installed. All HP updates installed via the HP Support Assistant. Latest laptop BIOS installed. Help! The sound output sounds HORRIBLE through the docking station. There must be a fix.

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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 just changed from Bose Companion 3 speakers to Companion 5 because the 3 died. The 3 system used a stereo jack plugged into the headphone jack and worked fine until the Bose power supply(?) failed. The 5 uses a USB to connect.

I have an HDMI cable from my TV set top box to computer. Selecting the HDMI input shows only full screen TV display on computer. Also there is a coax cable from set top box to TV tuner card in computer. This allows TV to be displayed via Media Center in an adjustable window and I can open other windows (a browser, for instance) simultaneously. I choose which connection to use on my computer.

Previously with the Companion 3 speakers all sound came from them no matter the source. Now with the 5 speakers the HDMI TV source the sound comes from computer speakers not the Bose speakers. But if I play my music files (using Media Player) or TV (using Media Center) the sound does come from Bose speakers. Also sound from internet (YouTube, news videos, etc.) comes through Bose speakers.

Maybe someone has had this problem and knows a solution.

A:Some content from computer speakers and some from external speakers

I'm confused on where you plug in your hdmi set top box. Into your DISPLAY directly using and HDMI in port or some other HDMI in on your PC (like a graphics card?)

Also you have external computer speakers? do they plug in to your pc analog style? I know you said the Bose 5's are with usb.

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I'm using a Packard Bell laptop, Windows Vista and a Realtek sound card.

I've searched a lot to find how to NOT mute my laptop speakers when I insert something in the audio-out-jack.

The next threads say it's not possible by the hardware:
They're closed, so I can't comment on them.

BUT when I dual boot to Ubuntu (using the same hardware), I can easily choose to mute the internal speakers, or the jack, or none at all. So why can't it be possible on Vista?

A:Same audio through laptop speakers and external speakers

You answered your own question... It's a software/OS issue. If Vista's Realtek options in the Control Panel don't give you the same options as in Ubuntu, you're out of luck

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i have a pavillion desktop that has internal speakers, i just bought a bose 2 companion sepeakers and want to use it as my default speakers, but there's no sound coming from bose speakers. Bose speakers are plugged in, but sound still coming from the monitor speakers. I have Vista 64 home premium.

A:external speakers not working/pc has internal speakers

Originally Posted by jc828

i have a pavillion desktop that has internal speakers, i just bought a bose 2 companion sepeakers and want to use it as my default speakers, but there's no sound coming from bose speakers. Bose speakers are plugged in, but sound still coming from the monitor speakers. I have Vista 64 home premium.

Hi jc,

Welcome to the Forum.

Never seen one of these before, Try right clicking on the speaker symbol in the notification area, select Playback Devices, You should be able to select the speaker device that you want to use.
Right click enable/disable Hide/unhide
Left Click will allow you to configure the device after selecting Configure
Properties will also give you some options

I hope this helps


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Hi all,

I have a Dell XPS M1330 laptop and have recently upgraded to windows 7 professional (32bit) from windows vista. Everything seems to be running smoothly except I can get no sound from the internal laptop speakers. When I plug in external speakers in via the jacks on the front, sound comes through fine, but as soon as I unplug them there is nothing. Headphones also work like this too. Under sounds in device manager, it simply says 'High Definition Audio Device', and I'm not sure if I should be downloading some other drivers?

Any advice is welcome!

A:External Speakers work, Laptop speakers do not

What do you have set as your default sound device? Mine is set to my external speakers.

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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.

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

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I have the ordinary internal speakers (2) playing music on my laptop and they work fine, but I have a pair of (not old) wireless speakers and I though is there a way were possibly a setting could allow me to play music through all of them, it would be great to have my laptop and some speakers in another room playing music.

I've looked deep, but I thought maybe some experts know the trick.

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Hi, hope I'm posting in the right place.

I had a set of GE 2.1 speakers working well with my Sony Vaio for about a year. Recently the sound started to go in & out, I had to move the wire around a lot and tape it or hold it in a certain spot to get them to work. Then one day they stopped working altogether. Assuming it was the speakers, I went and bought a new set from Best Buy. Took them home, plugged them in... and nothing, nothing at all. So I tried the OLD speakers in another desktop computer, and they worked perfectly.

So I assumed my headphone jack was broken and was going to go about trying to get a new piece and solder it and all that, but then I'm sitting here and just realized my headphones work perfectly.

What's wrong? How come the headphones work, but 2 pairs of external speakers don't?

Thanks so much


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I have a Creative Inspire T6160 speaker system, although my new motherboard only has 1x mic in and 1x stereo jack, so I was wondering if I could play sound from all the speakers simultaneously? Not surround obviously, but just the same audio stream. All the satellites are the same, I can connect them to whichever port on the back of the sub as I like.
The back looks like this FYI .

A:Playing from all speakers in 5.1 pc speakers!

Maybe if the 3 PC connections were connected together to the one output, it may work if you can find a three way adapter. I don't know if that will work, just a thought.

Might be better to just get a sound card that will support 5.1.

I've never seen a "do it yourself" motherboard with just two jacks like yours has.

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I have just bought Logitech z506 5.1 surround sound speakers, but when I connect them to my pc audio only plays from the front 2 and sub woofer in everything apart from when I configure them in playback devices.

I know that most audio is only 2.1 anyway but is there a way to get it to come out of the other speaker? I have updated drivers and this hasn't helped.

Thank you in advance.

A:5.1 speakers only playing 2.1

Look in the Realtek control panel for the speaker fill option, that should get all the speakers working from a stereo source.

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I really am not sure if they are counted as hardware or software (they don't seem to be either to me - though perhaps more hardware *shrugs), but here goes...

I've had my computer for a couple of years, it's an XP, and the speakers came with it. That's all good. But about a week ago, they just stopped playing. I've tried plugging and replugging them, but they just won't play. The first time, the icon on the toolbar (the little volume control) wasn't there, and the computer said it didn't have speakers. After unplugging and replugging, the icon is back (unmuted), but the speakers still won't actually play. They have power but they won't play. Help!!

A:Speakers not playing...

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Hi folks,

I was having problems with my Mic so uninstalled my audio drivers and reinstalled them all. Now when ever I talk into my Mic my voice comes through the speakers which it never used to do.

I've checked my volume controls and audio driver settings but can not seem to find a setting that prevents this from happening. I've also tried swapping jack sockets that are being used.

I'm running XP Home and the sound is provided through Realtek HD Sound Effect Manager

Any help appreciated



A:Mic playing through speakers

Open up your sound mixer and tick the 'mute' box under Mic and see if that does it.

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I got a turntable that connects to your pc via USB and a cord that plugs into the mic jack. I just wanna transfer some records to my pc and convert to mp3...problem is, the sound is horribly distorted, because I have to use the microphone jack (my laptop doesn't have an audio input jack). Is there some way to reduce the distortion? I have Goldwave recording software, but I can't figure out a way to reduce the problem... (I know this is more of a question for audiophiles, but I wanted to see if anyone here knows.)

A:playing LPs thru pc speakers

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This review in regards to the next Generation T series from Lenovo.  
The machine I tested is based on a Intel i7-8565U 8th Generation Whiskey Lake 1.8GHz quad-core CPU.  It came with 16 GB of DDR4 memory and a bright 14? QHD(2560 x 1440) with Dolby Vision 500 nit IPS screen.  The screen I got according to HWiNFO64 is Model LEN40AE with a Monitor name of B14QAN02.0. It looks to my naked eye as the same as my X1 Yoga 3 screen with Dolby Vision.  It?s a very nice screen. This screen does not support touch.  The side bezels have shrunk(see pictures below).
As for graphics.  It came with a Intel UHD Graphics 620 and Nvidia GeForce MX250 with 2GB GDDR5 memory.
For connectivity it came with 2 USB 3.1 Gen1 ports, 1 USB Type-C, 1 HDMI 1.4, 1 Thunderbolt 3, a MicroSD Card reader and 1 Audio Jack.  An interesting feature on this laptop that I personally have not seen before is the left side USB C port can charge other USB C devices.  It can output 5V at 1.5A. I personally have not been able to try this. The Thunderbolt 3 USB C port can also output 5V at 1.5A PLUS it can charge another laptop using P to P 2.0 charging function.  I was not able to test this feature either.
For Networking the T490 came with a Intel AC 9560 and mine came with a Fibocom L850-GL and Bluetooth 5.0.  It also included a Full size ethernet port.
For Docking it supports Thunderbolt 3 Dock, Side Mechanical Dock and USB 3.0 Doc... Read more

A:T490 & T590 - First Look

Thank you for your review. The T490 seems to be a really good laptop.

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I just started getting a pop up from avg stating that it block a webpage. This started a few days ago.
Today I started hearing audio ads playing at random some times it seams as if 2 are playing over the top of each other.

Also I have a noticed that I have a windows update that keeps saying that it failed to download one is service pack one for windows 7 (kb976932).

I have malwarebites and this is the log from today. It said it had 2 threats found and removed but it was still happening after that.
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

Database version: v2012.06.10.08

Windows 7 x64 NTFS
Internet Explorer 9.0.8112.16421
Abear :: ABEAR-PC [administrator]

6/10/2012 4:12:34 PM
mbam-log-2012-06-10 (16-12-34).txt

Scan type: Full scan
Scan options enabled: Memory | Startup | Registry | File System | Heuristics/Extra | Heuristics/Shuriken | PUP | PUM
Scan options disabled: P2P
Objects scanned: 489732
Time elapsed: 57 minute(s), 25 second(s)

Memory Processes Detected: 1
C:\Windows\svchost.exe (Trojan.Agent) -> 4220 -> Delete on reboot.

Memory Modules Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Files Detected: 1
C:\Windows\svchost.exe (Trojan.Agent) -> Delete on reboot.


A:audio ads playing over speakers

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My mic is constantly playing through my speakers what it hears, even when I go into my sound options and disable the device. It's plugged in through my sound card's mic jack.
I use it for gaming, so I can't just unplug it. Can someone please explain to me how to make it stop playing what it hears. I'm using the Realtek HD Audio Manager.

A:Mic constantly playing through speakers.

Looks at speakers in speaker properties, make sure mic is muted.

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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'm running Windows Vista on my MacBook, and I'm trying to it to play audio coming in through my 360 on the speakers/headphones. It's definitely getting audio, I can record it and it sounds good, what I need is to be able to hear the audio live. The only option availiable in the playback levels screen is the "Speakers" volume. Unlike XP, I can't seem to unmute the line in so that I can play the audio. I have a little app in OS X that does this perfectly for me, but I can't seem to find a Windows equivalent, and I have to use Vista for this because OS X won't give my 360 an open NAT. Any tips/workarounds/3rd party programs that could do the trick? Thanks!

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I just updated my modem driver and low and behold, the modem plays through the speakers when connecting. I've muted the "Modem Speaker" in control panel but can't find anyother way to keep the modem from the speakers. Any help?

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It had something to do with Cortana maybe, i dont know but my microphone started playing (once i activated it for cortana) through my speaker and i have no idea how to turn this around, any help is welcome.

A:[HELP] Microphone playing through my speakers

Do you mean you're getting feedback from your mic?
In Sound/Recording/select the mic you're currently using/Microphone Properties make sure "Listen to this device" is unselected.

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I have a Logitech Precision PC Gaming Headset and the mic is always on and playing through the headset/desktop speakers. Can anyone help me with this? I have windows XP and Realtech Audio, when I try to use the windows hardware test in the and it says that my sound hardware cannot simultaneously play sounds and capture your voice. Is this problem fixable?

A:Microphone Playing through Speakers

lol all microphones are like that the thing you can do though is look at your advanced speaker settings and disable playback microphone input or something like that you should be able to see it or something similair to it

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Hi,I am wondering whether the Thinkpad T590's UHD 4K display makes use of PWM, accross all or any levels of brightness.I read that the FHD version had no PWM, so I'm hoping the same goes for the UHD.

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Hi,I am wondering whether the Thinkpad T590's UHD 4K display makes use of PWM, accross all or any levels of brightness.I read that the FHD version had no PWM, so I'm hoping the same goes for the UHD.

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My desktop computer running on Windows Vista recently began playing strange music from its speakers. Also, it runs much slower than it used to. I am concerned that there are viruses, especially since I do banking on this computer.

When I ran GMER it crashed the first time then bluescreened my system the second time. I can only provide the attach.txt.

Here's the DDS:
DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Mummy at 21:36:27.55 on ? 2010/05/23
Internet Explorer: 7.0.6002.18005 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_20
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6002.2.1252.65.1033.18.2047.884 [GMT 8:00]

SP: Windows Defender *enabled* (Updated) {D68DDC3A-831F-4FAE-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k secsvcs
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
C:\Program Files\Acer Arcade Live\Acer HomeMedia Connect\Kernel\DMS\CLMSServer.exe
C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\ePerformance\MemCheck.exe
C:\Program Files\Comm... Read more

A:Strange music playing from speakers

Please run this other scan

Please download this file, and save it to your Desktop. Once you have downloaded it, save and close all other programs and run it by double-clicking on the file named "RootRepeal.exe".

Once the main window shows up, please click on the "Report" button on the bottom of the window. Next, please click the "Scan" button.

Another window will pop up asking you to select what to include in the scan. Please uncheck everything except for the "Stealth Code" checkbox, and then click OK.

Once the program has finished scanning, the results will appear. Click on the "Save Report" button, and save the report to your desktop.

Finally, please open this report with Notepad, and post it here.

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Hi I have got a windows 8 64 bit laptop and just the past couple of days iv had this problem when I plug my headphones in I am still hearing sound coming from my laptop speakers and from my headphones at the same time. At first I thought this was a problem with my headphones so I decided to try different ones but I still had the same problem ( and yes the headphones are fully plugged in). This is clearly a problem with my laptop and not my headphones. I have been to the control panel and tried changing settings with my sound but NOTHING SEEMS TO BE WORKING!. I have also tried doing a system restore but that didn't help either . It would be much appreciated if anyone could help me solve this problem as it is really annoying!. Thanks in advance

A:Headphones and speakers playing at same time HELP!

What sound do you have? e.g. Realtek, Conexant, etc?

Realtek has an HD Control Panel and there is an option to mute the speakers when a headset is connected or as yours is doing not mute the speakers. I don't have anything except Realtek but I know some of the other sound hardware's have similar settings.

The Realtek is located in Control Panel/Hardware and Sound.

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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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Hey i know im new but still i wanted to ask a question about my speakers im running windows xp and i have these speakers , well the 2 main speakers work the left and right but then there is no bass playing though the sub woofer , but there used to be but since then i had replaced the cable to a speaker since it had broken but in theory that wouldn't make a difference and while i was waiting for my new cable i was using my headphones in stead but then once i got the cable and plugged it in both speakers worked the left and right but the sub woofer no longer works/ doesn't play any sound please help me !


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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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I plug both my Razer Carcharias and speakers into the back of my computer. I have Realtek HD Audio Manager. There is no individual control for each sound device. They share the same settings and play at the same time when I play sound. My first post on here Thanks for your time.

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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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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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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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I have a HP G62 series laptop with Realtek HD Audio Manager and an iSymphony NC1 Headphone with a male to male 3.5 mm cord connected to my audio output jack. The jack on my laptop is loose, but I can still hear sound coming from both sides of the headphones. The problem is that the internal speakers still play and the headphones don't show up on my devices menu or in the Realtek HD Audio Manager. Does someone know anything about how to fix this? Help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Headphones and speakers playing at the same time

It would appear from your description that you have a mechanical fault with the headphone jack. When you insert the plug into the socket there is a contact that is switched telling the system that something has been inserted into the socket - this signal is used to switch off the speakers.

As this is a laptop it is probably beyond most PC users to make a repair, although this is possible, I would suggest you contact your local PC repair outfit who will normally be able to replace the socket for a reasonable cost

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I'm new to this forum, but I've been having a problem for a while now.

Whenever I unplug my headphones, my computer has absolutely no sound.

When I do plug in my headphones, the headphones AND speakers turn on.

The speakers are built into my monitor, plus they're playing with the headphones plugged in, so there definitely isn't anything wrong with them.

I've tried messing around with Realtek and just a simple restart/shut down, and nothing has happened.

A:Why are the speakers and headphones playing at the same time?

when you right clik on the speaker icon in system tray and select 'playback devices', which is set to default?

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im using a HP notebook ..spearkers are still playing the audio while headset is connected.. its using realtek hd audio..i hav tried many seeting but nothing gave a result... please help me out with this

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My computer uses the Realtek HD Audio Manager. I have headphones plugged into the front panel and speakers plugged into the board itself on the back. I use nircmd to switch the default audio device between the speakers and headphones.

When I have the headphones set as the default device, audio plays out only the headphones. When the speakers are the default device, audio plays out both the speakers and the headphones. I can't figure out how to actually disable audio from the headphones when the speakers are the default device (short of disabling the actual device or unplugging it).

How can I properly disable the headphones when I want to use the speakers?

A:Audio is playing out both my speakers and headphones

Originally Posted by Vaindil

My computer uses the Realtek HD Audio Manager. I have headphones plugged into the front panel and speakers plugged into the board itself on the back. I use nircmd to switch the default audio device between the speakers and headphones.

When I have the headphones set as the default device, audio plays out only the headphones. When the speakers are the default device, audio plays out both the speakers and the headphones. I can't figure out how to actually disable audio from the headphones when the speakers are the default device (short of disabling the actual device or unplugging it).

How can I properly disable the headphones when I want to use the speakers?

Open Realtek Audio Manager in Control Panel:

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Out of nowhere I've had a problem with the audio of my laptop. Audio plays from both the laptop speakers and the headphones when they are plugged in. I've tried setting the headphones as default device in playback settings but this doesn't work. The headphones don't work when I try to test them either. I've had a look around online and haven't found any solutions yet. I tried updating the audio drivers but that didn't get the job done either. 

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