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Headphones not detected, internal speaker works

Q: Headphones not detected, internal speaker works

I have a similar problem to previous post, 28-Oct-14, title: "Headphones not being recognized correctly or playing sound". This is on my friend's Toshiba laptop, Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit, and the Dell headphones used to work (they are not currently detected by Windows). The same headphones work fine on my desktop computer. I don't have access to his laptop except when at the library, where his WiFi signal is poor. I'm writing this at home after verifying the headphones work on my computer. This problem seems to be fixable, I am hoping. Thanks.

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A: Headphones not detected, internal speaker works

Hard to troubleshoot. As a guess, I would suspect a problem with the headphone jack or the internal wiring as many I/O jacks are on a small circuit board that is connected to the main motherboard.

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Hi,

I remember deleting something named "Realtek HD blah blah" from the below screen.

http://www.sevenforums.com/attachmen...1&d=1341120073

From then my normal speaker (audio jack) at the back doesn't work. But my USB speaker works.

I tried to reinstall the audio driver from my motherboard CD and nothing happens.

Please help. This is very annoying.

A:Analog Speaker not detected. USB speaker works

If you deleted RealTek, that is a PC sound (Integrated on the motherboard) and most likely why your speakers are not working. You must have a PC sound device, other than a USB connected device, for the speakers to work.

First step is to reinstall the RealTek drivers. Its best to get the driver either from your PC vendor or Motherboard vendor, as applicable and install that as the first step. Then make sure your "speakers" (sound card) is set as the default playback device in the Control Panel/Hardware and Sound/Sound panel.

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I Have a HP Pavilion g7-1355dx Notebook PC

And I Just Upgraded From Windows 7 To Windows 10 And I Cant Hear Anything From My Headphones But Only From
My Internal Speaker. The HeadPhones Work Fine On My DeskTop And They Dont Require A Drive.
have tried updating the sound drivers from the device manager.
I have tried removing the drivers and redownloading the audio drivers from Acers website.
I have tried 'installing' audio driver with the default windows 10 audio driver instead of the realtek one.
I have tried adjusting the sample rate in the advanced properties tab.

What can I do to get sound working in my headphones again and not just the speakers.

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Dear HP Community, I'm facing an issue and so far I did not find a solution for my all-in-one computer.The speaker works, however, the headphones aren't working. It used to work perfectly, but now the signal sent to the headphones is very low while speakers are working like the headphone were not plugged. Any support would be greatly appreciated. Regards,Thomas 

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Hello! I have had no problems with the laptop's audio/speaker until I recently connected it to a MI bluetooth speaker. When I disconnected it after using, the default internal speakers and earphone jacks cannot be detected (right-click audio icon -> playback device -> default devices cannot be found) and the audio icon in the bottom right corner is always showing a red cross. I tried connecting the bluetooth speakers again and it is working fine, but after disconnection the problem came back and I couldn't enable audio of any sort. I really need to use earphones when I'm in public and can't depend on my bluetooth speakers for everything. Any help would be very much appreciated!!

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Can anyone help please. I have had my HP Pavilion TS 11 Notebook PC for a little while now and from day one there has been no sound fom the internal speakers. If I plug headphones into the headphone socket the sound is there. There is a circular symbol and "dts/Sound+" written on the notebook if that helps. How can I get this rectified? Kind Regards Steve  

A:Sound through headphones, but no sound from internal speaker...

Hi @STEVEisFUBAR, Welcome to HP Forums! I have read your post and wanted to help. I understand that there is no sound from the speaker. Please follow this document for troubleshooting: HP Notebook PCs - No Sound from Speakers (Windows 8) Let me know how it goes. If this helps you to reach a solution, please click the "Accept as Solution" button down below in this message. If you wish to say "thanks" for my effort to help, click the "thumbs up" to give me Kudos.  Regards,

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I just upgraded my OS to Win 7, but I realised that when I play any sound, it come out of my speakers fine, but my headphones has no sound at all. How do I solve it? I plugged my headphones into the original jack, I have also tried plugging them into the other jacks, but still there is no sound. How do I fix it so both my speakers and my headphones has sound? If I plug my headphones into the jack I plug my speakers in, there is sound in my headphones though ..
 

A:Problem with sound - Speaker works but headphones has no sound

try double clicking on volume control and see if headphone is muted.
 

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I am running Windows 10 Professional with current up-to-date updates on my Dell Inspiron Laptop.

Several days ago I noticed that plugging in current headset no longer muted the internal speaker. I know that it is not the headset as it works perfectly on another computer.
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Doing a web search has not resulted in finding the problem, let alone a solution. Further my anti-virus is up-to-date, as are the microphone and speaker drivers.

Pointers in the direction of a solution will be much appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

A:External Speaker Fails to Mute Internal Speaker

What audio codec does your laptop use?

It will be listed in device manager. The VEN DEV combo will be enough information.

You'll find it in the device properties details tab, specifically, the "Hardware IDs" section.

It will resemble this:

Code:
HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_10EC&DEV_0288&SUBSYS_10EC0191&REV_1000
Usually the audio codec chip itself will detect an external speaker is plugged in. Have you checked your audio device's configuration software? It should have a shortcut in the classic control panel.

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can anybody help i've just got a new pc runnuing vista and when i use media player i get sound from my speakers but not out of my headphones i do get windows sounds from them but no output from the media player.
 

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I just bought a lifechat Lx-2000 and accidentally plugged in the jacks into the back of the computer while unplugging the speaker chord. I realized my mistake and plugged in the chord again and plugged in the 2 jacks for the headset in the front. However, after that, sound no longer came through my speakers or through the headset. I have windows 7 and when i check the sound in the system tray it displays the speakers/headphones as receiving sound (or whatever the bouncing green bar means). How can i fix my speakers so that they receive sound from my computer again.

Note that I've already restarted a few times as well as reinstalled the original sound driver and tried all the troubleshooters. The chord is plugged into the same jack as before. The only thing I can think of is that somehow the wires inside were disconnected when i unplugged it...
 

A:No sound through speaker/headphones

I've got suddenly, outta da blue exactly the same problem. Think some kind of a virus raging
 

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Hi, My speakers and headphones are generating sound at a time. how can I fix it and make them to work indivisually?  thanks. 

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Hi!
I do not have any sound on my speakers or headphones.
Not sure what happened.
Tried to go through the steps to troubleshoot and fix....hopefully I didn't make
more of a mess.
please help!
Thanks
 

A:speaker and headphones - no sound

Hi Pwi,
Could you give us a little more info about your computer, OS, sound card...
Anyway, the first thing to check (after cables) is the mixer settings. Right click the speaker icon below right. There you can see if anything is muted.
 

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Hi,My soung doesnt work fine.Only the left speaker works. Headphone dont work too.I've tried to reinstall the driver few times and it doesn't work What can i do? It's a lenovo yoga 510 Thanks 1;0

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Hey everyone,

Whenever I plug headphones into my laptop, they show up as Speaker/HP in Control Panel. Even without headphones connected, they show up as one (Speaker/HP).

These headphones are plugged via the 3.5mm headphone jack.

BUT, whenever I plug my Logitech G35 7.1 Headset in, it shows up as G35, as that is powered via USB.

Any suggestions?
Thanks!

A:Headphones show up as Speaker/HP

it is how the driver labels your inputs and it just means that when you plug in your headphones it stops output to the speakers, your headset is its own as its usb and its own device. hope this makes sense to you. are you having trouble muting the speakers when the headphones are plugged in?
rvcjew

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Windows Vista.
some time ago we put in a usb webcam with a jack for built in microphone. I accidentally pulled the jack for the speakers and when i replaced the jack a box came up asking what we had plugged in i pressed side speakers and ok but the speakers would not work. We tried headphones in the front green jack and they worked so put the speakers jack in there too clicked the corresponding side speakers and clicked ok and they worked. The wouldn't work at the back. Yesterday I removed the speakers jack to put the headphones in and the same thing has now happened neither speakers or headphone worked.
I have made sure all drivers are up to date, have checked all volume levels etc and plugs. Have turned computer off and on and with jacks in, prior to turning on..
The fact that it was all working one minute and not the next and that it's happened before, is really confusing any ideas?
 

A:No speaker or headphones sound

Have you tried System Restore? Its basically designed for this type of issue

If that doesn't work I'd suggest uninstalling all your sound driver/program, and restarting, then install the most up to date driver again
 

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Hi!

First time poster here looking for a bit of help. I want to pipe separate audio through my front jack which I use for headphones and back jack which I use for speakers. I have an on-board Realtek ALC888/1200 (according to everest). What I want is this:
http://www.sevenforums.com/attachmen...ts-fix-ado.jpg
Right now on my computer I have one option, speakers which encompass all the back jacks and the front audio jack. While under recording I do have separate mics. How can I separate the front jack into it's own option?

I'm using win7 home premium and I'm not sure if anything else is important, ask away if it is!

Thanks ,
BoggyP

edit: Here's the issue:

A:How to Get Seperate Headphones & Speaker Settings

When you plug in your headphones you get a settings dialog right? You should be able to set things through that and have it not effect the speakers. If not, try to download the latest Realtek drivers, that might give you an option.

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After updating to Windows 10, my sound didn't work at all so I updated my audio driver to the newest one on HP's website for my specific laptop model. Now, sound comes out of both my headphones and the speakers. Can someone help?

A:Sound comes out of both my Headphones and the Laptop Speaker...

I understand there is sound coming from both the speakers and headphones. To resolve the issue, please try these basic steps:-Go into Control Panel by pressing 'Windows key' + 'R' key on the keyboard.-Now on the 'Run' dialogue box, type in 'Control panel' and hit 'Enter'.-Now find 'Sound and Audio device' and open it.-Look for the Recording tab.-Select your microphone/headset as the default device, and press OK. Hope this will help you.

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Hi there, I have a strange problem with my laptop. Details are as follows:
HP NX9110 - standard specs, Windows XP SP2

The other day I was watching a vid using media player I think and the speakers were working fine. I then opened Nero 8s Soundtrack and notised that the speaker were not working. Tried media player again and still not working. Numerous reboots, removing Nero 8, reinstalling sound drivers had no effect. Notised that the headphones still work fine.

I also have a linux boot disk and the speakers work fine under linux (this points to something software related in windows).
Turned the laptop off for about a day and started back up.....speakers working fine again.

They have stoped twice since (have used Nero a few times but cant find a pattern). They did stop at one stage for an hour or so then just randomly start back up when I was having a look through processes in task manager......dont think it was due to ending one but it could have been.

The whole time the headphones work fine.

The speakers have now stoped again and I cant seem to get them working again.

Any ideas? This really has me stumped and I dont really want to reinstall windows. Is it possible that some process has picked up the speakers and not released them?
 

A:Laptop speaker not working, headphones do.

Bump.
Anyone got any ideas? Or know of somewhere I can ask this question?
 

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I can't get my sound to stop coming out the PC speaker. With XP, when I plugged in my headphones the PC speaker muted, but now I'm running Ubuntu 7.10 and I can't get it to shut up.

This is a problem mostly because nobody likes my music (c'mon, guys, it's just Vince Guaraldi ).

Would it be advisable to try to remove the speaker entirely? That's what my dad did when my alarm clock kept going off at midnight .

Any ideas are appreciated, thanks!
 

A:Sound plays out the PC speaker instead of my headphones.

Hi

I use wondows 2003 os,though i dont have idea on xp i suggest u to
see if there are any settings related to audio in help which helps u to control
sound.......such as minimise and mute or headset or speakers

bie
 

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 Hey everyone, Well my computer has been making a static/crackle noise whenever i plug in my headphones, i switched headphones thinking that was the problem however it wasn't. This noise continues wheather i go on Itunes or Youtube. I have seen many forum solutions however none have worked. At this point i would really like some help with this.  Please help me with this problem.                                                                                                                   Nikki221

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My speakers and headphones both work at the same time. Ive tried everything including reseting and reinstalling the driver, making the headphones the default device etc etc. My audio driver is IDT HD audio and I would like to solve this soon. My laptop serial number is 5CG4080F0G and product number is F7Q46PA#AB4

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I recently bought some headphones and I have noticed that windows recognizes my current speakers and my new headphones as one output (in playback devices menu). This is a problem as I want to be able to switch between these devices freely using a Hot Key of some sorts.
Both devices are being displayed as a single Realtek HD audio 'Speaker'.

Playback device menu currently:
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Proof that both devices are plugged in:
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I've been trying to use 'SoundSwitch' to assign a Hot Key to switch between these devices, but it is not possible as it requires both of them to be displayed in the Playback menu.

Is there any solution to this?

A:Headphones and speaker recognized as only one device

I have RealTek on both of my desktops (one is an ASUS Z77 motherboard and the other is an ASRock Z77 motherboard). I just tried plugging a headset into the front panel headphone jack on each one. I get a message that a device has been plugged in, but neither show the headphone as a separate playback device. Just the "Speakers".

I'm using the latest RealTek driver, direct from RealTek, for both systems.

BTW, here is how to post screenshots on this forum:
Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

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the speakers on my alienware 18 are not working only sound im getting is through the headphones. I tried re installing the audio driver also it did not work.
and when i open the playback devices it shows sounds are coming out of speakers whether i got my headphones plugged or not

A:Alienware 18 speaker not working only headphones

Hello. You can test the speakers by performing the Quick Audio Check in the ePSA test. If the speakers fail the test then they have failed or become disconnected.
If the speakers pass the test, then test the audio driver by switching between the Realtek audio driver and the Windows native 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 "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, then no need to restart.[To get back to the Realtek driver, do it again but reverse the names in steps 2 and 7.]
If the speakers work correctly with the native driver, then the Realtek driver is buggy. If the speakers do not work with either driver, then it is not a driver issue. It could be that the sensing mechanism in the headphone jack has failed, making Windows think that there is a plug in the jack when there is not. More details in the Headphone Jac... Read more

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Everything was working fine 2 days ago and then for some reason when i plug my headphones in the sound still comes out of the speakers (aswell as the headphones) i have beats audio and i have tried turning the multi-streaming offi cant set my headphones as the default drive (i could before) both speakers and headphones are running through speakers/hp and before they were separateI've uninstalled and reinstalled the audio driversi have also uninstalled the drivers and let windows find the driver when it starts upive scanned the driver and changed it to windows default driver  its really annoying me now because i cant seem to find a way to fix it! thank you in advance for your help   

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Hello,
I have an ultrabook i5 ASUS that runs on windows 8
I don't have alot of knowledge in computers, but I've been trying to figure out what was wrong
When I plug in my earphones, the popup checking if I am using earphones don't pop up anymore, and the sound does not come out of the eaphones but the computer.
Speakers work perfectly fine.
Sounds are on.
I have checked multiple earphones and tried them on other computers; the earphones do not have a problem.
I have went to the setting- change system sound- playback and only speakers is listed on the list.
If I switch to the 'recording' tab, Microphone and Stereo Mix are listed.
I have tried 'find and fix audio problems' troubleshooting, but nothing came up.

Any help would be welcome! Thank you!

A:Ear/headphones notworking, speaker fine.

How far back did this problem start happening? Is it recent or a while ago? if its pretty recent; i would try to do a system restore; and go back to the date before this problem started happening. click start, programs, accessories, system tools, then system restore. Pick a date before this issue started happening. If this does not fix the issue; then i would suggest uninstalling the sound card/device completely, reboot, then let windows re-detect the device and reinstall the drivers for it. You may have to find the utilities disk(s) for that computer and find the one that has the audio drivers on it and use that to reinstall the device and software. Try one or both of these things out and report back.

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I have a HP dv6tse laptop with window 7 and it has two headphone jacks. When plugging my headphones into the first jack, sounds plays through the speaker and headphones. The second headphone jack works fine for when I plug in my headphones, the sound only comes out through the headphones like it should. I've tried updating the sound drivers but the problem still persist. Can anyone help please?
 

A:Headphones plugged in but speaker still plays

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i have an audio port on the back of my pc that i plug my speakers into, and a headphone jack in the front that i use headphones with. i am wondering if there is any way to cut the volume from one or the other independantly without physically unplugging the jacks. i play games at night when people are sleeping so i need to use my headphones and im sick of having to get to the back of my pc to unplug the speakers. thanks to any suggestions.

Win XP pro sp2 MCE 2005, asus m2ne, amd dual core athlon 64 x2 2.5 Ghz, 2x1 GB ocz gold ram, evga 8800gts 320MB. my sound controlling is done by soundmax, it came as default.
 

A:headphones and speaker combo questions

Your speakers are not equipped with an Off switch or a manual volume control?
 

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

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

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

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I have a Packard bell laptop with a headphone and microphone plugin on the left. For a while now, when I plug in my headphones, sound still comes out of the speaker.
Theres a picture of what my sound looks like with headphones plugged in.

A:Sound still comes out of speaker when headphones are plugged in

Check to see if you have a RealTek "HD Audio Manager" panel (mine is located in the Control Panel/Hardware and Sound). There is an option, in most, to have the speakers mute or not mute when a headset is plugged in.

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Okay I may be posting in the wrong subject but this is sort of a split issue. I'm currently running dual monitors using my monitor and also running my TV via an HDMI. The problem I'm having isn't with dual monitors but with the sound between them.

What would be ideal is that when I'm running a game or whatever on my monitor and then maybe streaming a youtube, movie, ect... on my second monitor (the TV), I'd like the game's sound to come from my computer headphones and the video sound to come from my TV. To this point I haven't found a way to make that happen. All that I know to do is go to control panel and set the default sound device to either my TV or my speakers. There's no option to split the sound between the two. So right now if I'm doing separate tasks on two different monitors, all of the sound is either from my speakers or from the TV. I know most dual monitors set ups are run with two actual monitors side by side so this isn't an issue, because of this I can't imagine this is a common issue. plus i know that some games give me the option to do just that but most do not.

So my goal is to have the sound from any task running on my monitor to come out of my headphones. At the same time, any task that is running off of my TV should have its sound running through my TV. Any ideas?
 

A:How can I separate my tv speaker and headphones sound?

Ps. i am running windows 10
 

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Thank for taking your time to read my situation.

This problem occurred to me yesterday when I purchased a new headset for my PC. When I got back home and tried to headset out it worked perfectly fine however later that day, when I tried to fix the wiring that was tangled up by taking out the headset from the jack, I plugged them back in only to see a the speakers option at the bottom right hand corner saying that "No speakers or headphones are plugged in". At this time I went and got my old headset and plugged that in however the same problem occurred.

I have looked at many ways to fix this problem however none work for me. Any solutions or advice would be very helpful!

I am running Windows 8.1 64-Bit

A:The Speaker, Headset or Headphones is unplugged.

Some System Specs would help. Please fill in the "My System Specs". Without that we are guessing (e.g. is this a desktop or laptop?). Is the headset a USB connected or analog that connects to the headphone jack?

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

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

Thanks in advance!

PS
A command would also work, I believe.

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

Hey mate,

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

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

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At work I have an HP DC7600 which is exactly one year old and it comes with an onboard speaker. I use this computer for CBT (computer based training) and I can hear the lessons through the mono speaker from inside the case and it's not real loud, but loud enough in a quiet room. The problem I have is when other people in he same small room use nearby comuters for their CBT and everybody can hear everybody else's audio from different lessons. Makes it a bit hard to concentrate. So off to the store we went and got a bunch of USB and regular headphones so that we could do CBT without bothering the neighbors. But when we plug in the headphone what happens is both the internal speaker emits sound as well as the headphones. I would have thought that the internal speaker would know that we plugged a headphone in and would automatically shut off. Is this commonplace or is there something I can configure to get the internal speaker to shut down when I plug a headphone in?
 

A:Sound through speaker and headphones at the same time

Normally pushing the headphones all the way into the headphone jack will stop any other speaker from emitting sound

I suspect your new Headphones are USB




got a bunch of USB and regular headphonesClick to expand...

Do both the regular and USB Headphones do the same thing?

If so, go to Control Panel-->Sounds...-->Audio tab
And confirm your default audio playback, and tick only use preferred devices

You may also have a Sound/Audio start menu (program) group
Just search the list
There can be adjustments made in this too (just to be confusing!)
 

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THE QUESTION:
- How do I mute the laptop speakers while still getting sound out of my headphones? So even if I pull my headphones out, still no sound comes out of the speakers.

FOLLOW UP:
- As a laptop user, you know that most of the time we work in quite areas such as libraries or night flights. When you accidently pull the headphones jack out, your music blasts causing a lot of unnecessary disturbance.

TECHNICAL DETAILS:
Dell Inspiron 5150, Windows XP, SigmaTel Audio C-Major.

IS IT POSSIBLE:
- YES. It was for the past 3 years until a few days a go. I say this because I used to achieve this by checking the 1 PC spk Mute checkbox under ADVANCED in the Volume Control panel. I recently had to reinstall the SigmaTel driver and now when I check the 1 PC spk Mute checkbox, It mutes EVERYTHING including the headphones.

WHAT I'VE TRIED:
- Rolling back SigmaTel driver: not possible since the original was uninstalled.
- Installing the SigmaTel driver from the dell website
- Installing the SigmaTel driver from the drivers CD
- Searching the net. Most results suggested checking the PC spk Mute checkbox, but as mentioned earlier, now it mutes my headphones as well.
Any suggestions are welcome and very much appreciated. Thank you.

Zach
 

A:How to MUTE laptop speaker, but NOT headphones

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I'm gonna get some headphones or a Surround speaker system, and I was wondering if anybody knows any good ones that are >100$. I have my eye on this.


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826159203

I heard the bass isn't too good on cnet reviews, so help please.
 

A:Good headphones/SS speaker system?

So why are they gold plated again?
 

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hey
when i plug in my headphones on my windows xp pc sound comes from both internal speakers and headphones. i tried everything nd if i mute speakers both headphones and speakers are muted. please some one help me.......

A:how to disable speaker while listening to headphones on pc?

Go to Control Panel/Sounds and Audio Devices/Speaker Settings/Advanced/Speaker Setup take the drop down arrow and choose Stereo Headphone

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My sound is playing through my laptop speakers and earbuds and I've tried all the solutions posted. 

A:Sound playing through headphones and speaker

Hey @cleverrta,  Thank you for joining in on the HP Support Forums and Welcome! This is a great place to ask questions, find solutions and get help from others in the community! You had mentioned that you hear sound from  your headphones and the speakers of your HP ENVY 17 Notebook PC.  Have you tried to manually update the chipset drivers to the latest version?Have you done anything different with the Notebook lately?Did you make any changes to the Notebook? Please test the device by sending a signal from the sound source (For example: Play a .mp3 file for testing headphones in the Sound Properties window.  Did you run the HP Support Assistant to automatically update the chipset and audio drivers to the latest version?Have you tried to use the Windows Audio Troubleshooter? The troubleshooter may be able to fix the issue.  If that does not work, please try to Uninstall the Audio Driver in the Device Manager using the following steps:   Go to SearchType in Device ManagerClick on Device ManagerGo to Sound, Video and Game ControllersRight Click on the Audio DriverSelect UninstallRestart your Notebook twiceCheck the sound and see if it works now without the popping sound. If not please try to: Go to SearchType in Device ManagerClick on Device ManagerGo to Sound, Video and Game ControllersRight Click on Sound, Video and Game ControllersSelect Update driver softwareThe last thing that you can try is to ... Read more

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Hello, I was wondering if there is a way I can make sound come out of a set of headphones AND my default speakers? The reason I want to do this is so that when I'm working on mixing and mastering music, I can use my studio heaphones and my buddies can still hear the sound while it's playing. Thanks!
 

A:Dual Headphones AND Speaker Sound?

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I just talked to a guy who has had his speakers swiped by his brother. I told him most pc s come with an internal speaker so he should get some sound even if it is the basic beeps. He says no way without external speakers. I don't think I have ever had a pc without a internal speaker of some kind. I have even seen softeare to play mp3s, poorly, using win 3. He says his computer is two weeks old. Am I out to lunch on this? It's driving me nuts.
 

A:Internal speaker?

The "internal speaker" on many systems these days is simply a small "piezo" beeper attached to the motherboard, not like the "real" speaker that used to be fitted to older systems.

The internal speaker is controlled at BIOS level, and is not usually available to Windows as a sound output device, just a BIOS error signalling device.

So your were in to lunch, once. But lunch has changed.
 

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Is there no internal speaker for the 700-414? I'm moving some things around and I don't have my audio system hooked up yet.Thanks

A:Internal speaker

KAP1959, welcome to the forum. No, HP desktops do not have internal speakers except for the system sounds.  This is not capable of working for other sound.  If there are speakers they would be in the monitor. Please click the Thumbs up + button if I have helped you and click Accept as Solution if your problem is solved.

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An internal speaker in my computer keeps beeping periodically (at very different rates) when I play games and only when I play games as far as I've noticed.

What causes this and how do I make it stop?
 

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Hello everyone,

My motherboard is Asus M4N68-T-M V2 with VIA HD Audio as the sound.

The problem: I'm using a headphone but when it is plugged it, both windows7 and via hd audio deck recognize the device only as a Speaker instead of Headphone. I've tried uninstalling sound driver as well as VIA HD audio deck but still it doesn't work.

If I set Headphones as the default device, there's no sound. There is sound on my headphone as long Speaker mode is set as default device instead.

Btw my headphone is plugged at the back, when I plug it in the front it doesn't work presumably the jack at the front has spoilt but this didn't quite matter since I was using the back jack in the past with no problem and the mode used to be Headphones but now it's Speaker mode. I've also tried inserting in my iphone's earphone instead and it is still Speaker mode

Here's more information:


Hope you guys can help me out!

A:Speaker mode (unable to change to Headphones)

You have to generally use the front panel connections to get that identification.

Since you are plugging it into the back panel the system basically assumes it's speakers. It can't actually tell the difference based on the plug... it's not a usb device that communicates with the system. So all the system has to go on is where it's being plugged in.

Does your system have front panel audio hook ups?

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The title explains it all. I've built myself a new computer and when i connect my speaker to the back or front of the tower it says it's unplugged. I've downloaded the latest Realtek audio drivers and have no other ideas on what to do.

Help?

A:New computer build - No speaker or headphones were plugged in

What type of speakers, 2.0, 5.1 ? Assuming you mean plug the headphones into the front ? Sure connected wires from the case to the motherboard correctly for front audio.

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Audio won't work with external speaker or headphones

I have this exact same problem! Did you find any solution?

So since I installed Ubuntu in dual boot with Windows 7, the sound is not working at all (while everything is fined under my Linux boot).

In the device manager I have the yellow triangle sign for the sound devices indicating they are not working. The troushooter can't solve it. Update does not solve the problem.
I tried installing Realtek, no luck, same problem.
I uninstalled/re-installed every sound drivers, still nothing.

I went to have a look in the BIOS, and the integrated audio was enabled.

(I am under Windows 7 Pro, my computer is a Dell Latitude E5570, Intel Core i7)

If anyone have a idea of what I could do....

Thanks!

A:Audio won't work with external speaker or headphones

Hello and welcome McMortigan now not wanting to sound pedantic mate but in general we like to have members post their own threads.

I know it is very tempting to ask when you see stuff related to a problem you have but it does tend to confuse and throw the original thread off track.

However a the other poster has not replied I am curious as to what OS that machine came with because it seems to be a recent model.

Now as always the Dell site is quite convoluted - at least out here as I would say update the audio drivers but cannot give you a link.

If you go with this then we shall know just what audio device you have in that machine
Using HW Info
PART A:
You can test the volts on the PSU with HW Info HWiNFO, HWiNFO32/64 - Download < download the right bit version and close the right hand window select Sensors and scroll down to the power section where you will see what the volts are doing see my pic. In my pic the section (Nuvoton) with VBATT as a dead give away you are in the section for the rail voltages. There are other section titles and one that pops up often is ITE (sometimes the usual one for Gigabyte boards)
Now the voltage on the different rails have to be within 5% =+/- of what is required or the machine will not work properly if at all.
Limits +/- (minimum - correct - maximum)
12v1 = 11.4 - 12 - 12.6v
12v2 = 11.4 - 12- 12.6v
5v = 4.75 – 5 - 5.25v
3.3v = 3.135 – 3 – 3.465v
-12v = -10.80 - -12 - -13.20v
+5VSB = 4.75 – 5 - 5.... Read more

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I managed to get audio being played through both Speakers and Headphones, but i need to be able to play a video on gomplayer and listen to it's audio only through the headphones but at the same time play wmp music only on the speakers.

I tried... help

A:Play one audio source through Speaker and the other on Headphones

why, if you have headphones on you wont hear the wmp ?
is it so parents think you are playing music ,when really you are watching movies you wouldnt want them to hear.

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A couple of days ago, I decided to move my tower from my desk to the floor. Everything was working beautifully up until then. I opened it up and removed some dust. After putting it back together, the monitor wouldn't register anything. I left it for a day, came back, and the monitor magically worked again. The wifi card stopped working, but importantly, the sound was working. After leaving it for a night, I came back, reseated the wifi card, and magically, the card worked again. But now, the sound won't work! It's been several days, and this is the situation:

* The sound is not muted. When I press the speaker icon in the tray, the green volume bar moves up and down, as though sound is playing

* If I troubleshoot the 'playing audio', it says that no peripherals are plugged in. I found that if I went into Realtek HD Audio Manager and disabled 'front panel jack detection' in the connection settings, the computer suddenly apparently realises that I do have speakers connected, and when I troubleshoot audio again, it doesn't find any errors. I have to do this every time I restart, but the sound still doesn't work.

* I've downloaded and reinstalled the Realtek HD Codecs twice.

* In Device Manager, it recognises the integrated sound card:


(the PCI Simple Communications Controller device is Intel Management Engine Interface)
* I've disabled and enabled the devices many times, but no dice.

* I've reinstalled the chipset drivers from the motherboard manufacturer

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A:No sound from speaker/headphones, can't find any errors.

I see you have both High Definition Audio Device and RealTek listed in the Sound Video and Game Controllers. In most cases the High Definition Audio Device is a Windows installed generic sound driver. Since you have RealTek, you do not need this and it can conflict. Uninstall the HD Audio Device (in the Device Manager), restart the PC and see what happens.

Also, double check the motherboard connection for the front panel audio. Although you have "unplugged and re-plugged" wires, check it again. The other possibility with the front panel. Try disconnecting the front panel headset/mic connection at the motherboard and see what happens (not disable it in the RealTek HD Manager).

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