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Q: headphone port faulty

The headphone port on my Thinkpad z60m 2529 rcu produces "uneven" sound. When I plug in my computer speakers, depending on how I wiggle the input jack the sound changes. If I hold it in the right place then the sound is as it should be. Otherwise, the sound is lower and portions of the music I am listening to is inaudible. I am tested this out on a number of songs and, as an example, I can not hear the bass guitar portions of a lot of the songs unless I put the input jack for my speakers in a very specific position and continue to hold it like that.

How do I fix this?
I was googling this and I read some forum posts about others users recommending people like me who have this problem to purchase an external audio device and do not use the internal sound card. They said it will improve the audio too. If I am not able to fix this, should I follow this route?

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A: headphone port faulty

kman1000 said:

I was googling this and I read some forum posts about others users recommending people like me who have this problem to purchase an external audio device and do not use the internal sound card. They said it will improve the audio too. If I am not able to fix this, should I follow this route?Click to expand...

That is generally the most common solution as it doesn't require a tear down of the laptop. It may also not be possible to repair the broken port on the laptop or may require a new port or audio header/board. What's probably happened is the either the plastic port is broken and the connect the jack makes is poor or the pins that connect the port to the motherboard have broken loose and aren't making good contact. Using a PC Card, XpressCard, or USB sound card is generally the super fast and 100% effective fix.

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Hi guys. I have a problem with my "just over 1 year old" HP notebook (cnx9005).

My headphone jack appears to be faulty because when I insert ANY headphones/speakers, sound only comes from the left side.

When I wiggle the wire a lot, then I get stereo sound, but as soon as I let go it goes one sided again. How frustrating.

This is a problem that has been getting worse and worse over time with more and more wiggling required to get stereo sound as time goes by. Is this problem repairable?

I should add that the speakers on the laptop itself do not suffer from this problem. ONLY when external speakers/headphones are connected to the jack does this occur.

The worst thing is that as it's a month over a year old, it's also a month out of warranty. Do these things have a timer on them in which they can work perfectly fine as long as you have a guarantee, but blow up as soon as the guarantee's over? LOL

Perhaps i should consider buying a USB or PCMCIA sound card, probably cheaper than getting it repaired. I don't know! Help!

Thanks in advance.

A:Headphone Jack Faulty

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Hi, my new-ish HP G250 netbook's headphone jack if faulty. It works 100% in one of the ears and like 20% in the other. I've tried different headphones and all of them have the same problem. If I pull the audio jack out very slightly it works in both ears but has a very low quality. I have a warranty, how do I fix this? Thanks in advance.

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I have had an advent PC for just over a year now and it has never given me any problems until now. The PC has 2 headphone jacks, one at the back and an extra easy acces one at the front. As well as having some desktop speakers attached to the rear jack, I often use the front jack to connect headphones or my hi-fi. Recently i realised that the front jack was not funtioning properly and sound was only coming from one side of my headphones. Today, i tried listening to some music from my ordinary speakers and it plays very quietly. I know that the front jack is prioritised over the rear one and am certain that the problem lies here. Is there some way of disabling a headphone jack, and would it work if i just removed it.

Please help

A:HELP, i need my music! faulty headphone jack

I doubt the jack would work any better if you removed it..

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I have trouble as described in the topic,
I have two most old laptop models, Dell Precision M6300 & Dell Latitude D630.
When laptops is docked to replicator potr dock stations D/APR (PR01X) or D/DOCK (PD01X) - bigger one model with DVD port,

headphone jack port not working under Windows 10 Pro x64 installed on both laptops.

On M6300 previously was installed Windows 7 Ultimate and on D630 was Windows 8.1.
On Dell  M6300 on Win 7 Ult. headphone jack port worked properly.
On Dell D630 on Win 8.1 I'm not sure due I do not used this on it (more years ago when it was on Win XP headphone jack port worked properly)
So when Ms start delivering updates do Win 10, I did it on doth laptops, everything on both models working fine, but only this headphone jack port in D/APR (PR01X) or D/DOCK (PD01X) wouldn't like to work when I'm dockind Dell M6300 (D630 I docked only
for test if on this one jack port will work or not) but not working too like on M6300.
So loks like drivers whih was made oryginally for Win Vista x64 ale which was workable for Windows 7 64b wouldn't like to work on Windows 10.
Maybe You have some tips what to do with this to press them to work?


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I have a HP pavilion g6 laptop that I bought at the end of August. There are 3 USB ports on this machine and I have been using one of them to plug in my wireless mouse USB plug (the mouse is a logitech M305.) Now, this USB port does not work anymore. It doesn't detect the mouse USB plug nor does it read USB devices.

What can I do? Is it possible to physically replace a USB port? How?


A:Faulty USB port

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The headphone port on my laptop is suddenly no longer playing through the headphones, but through the regular speakers instead. How do I fix this?

A:Headphone Port


You won't believe this, but the few words you used to describe the situation are a bit ambiguous

so, some questions:

1. Do the headphones (hp) work correctly in any other device?

2. When the hp's are plugged in do the PC spkrs CONTINUE to play sounds?

3. Are any items MUTED in the expanded sound controls?

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I have a ThinkPad P51. I am trying to set up Thunderbolt networking between my P51 and my 2017 Macbook Pro. When I connect the cable from my P51's TB3 USB-C Port to the TB3 USB-C Port on the Macbook Pro, I get this pop-up:  Also, my Thunderbolt networking options are grayed out: The Networking Driver Version is "Unknown":  And finally, I'm unsure if this is normal or not, but when I pull up the Device Properties for Thunderbolt(TM) Controller - 15D9 it looks like this: Is my Thunderbolt port faulty? I did a complete uninstall of the Thunderbolt software and drivers, followed by a re-install using Lenovo System Update, reboot - same results. 

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A recent power outage has caused some of my hardware to function oddly...
My tv's hdmi ports seem to still work for say a ps3, but when hooking up to my gtx 760 I get "No Signal"?
I only have one hdmi port but several other dvi ports. My smaller monitor(plugged into dvi port 1) is functioning normally. It also seems the gpu is still functioning because I booted Dota 2 just fine with 60fps(vsync). Could this outage have fried the hdmi port? Should I be worried, should I return it or just buckle down with 2 dvi connectors? I was gonna test out hdmi to dvi cables to test my theory but am unsure what to do otherwise.


A:Faulty HDMI port?

Did the pc->tv work before the outage and did the pc suffer immediate power off too?

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I just bought my new touch all in one 27" desktop. I found that the headphone port is located on the bottom of the pc but when i went to put headphones in it, it turns out that the port is too small. Do i need special headphones or am i looking over something obvious?

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About a week or so ago my headphone jack started to act up. I thought it was my headphones that were acting up so I got a new pair (I made the mistake of not checking them on another computer but at least the old and new phones were cheap. ) which also do the same thing. Moving around the headphone's jack causes the computer to start using its speakers again sometimes. When it doesn't do that, sound only comes out of one side of the headphones.

I checked the playback device's properties and both sides are set to the same level. I don't recall updating any drivers recently either. I was hoping to get people's opinion here on whether or not you also think it's an issue with the headphone port (and how I might go about replacing it.)


A:Possible problem with my headphone port

There are mechanical connections in a headphone jack and some even have an extra contact either for sensing or to route the sound to the headphones only.

Most (all that I've seen) PC circuit boards are multi-layer and require special desoldering/soldering equipment to avoid potential damage to the circuit board. Based on what you have posted it appears to be a problem with the jack. I haven't looked at this PC but many have a small board for the I/O and that is the best option - replace that "daughter" boardl

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How do you turn your microphone port or line in, to a headphone port or line out port. For a while I would plug in headphones into the mic port and it would bring up a dialog saying I could change it to another headphone port but it never worked. Now it doesn't even pop up. I want this so when I go on long trips my girlfriend and I could watch a movie together using 2 pairs of headphones.
WIN 8.1

A:Microphone to Headphone port

Hi Erics9971,​

Welcome to the forum

Very cheap solution just purchase a headphone splitter to be able to use two pairs from one jack.

Just for an example:

Belkin 3.5mm Headphone Splitter - White: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics

Loads of different types on the Internet, search for headphone Splitter.

hope this helps



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My PC is brand new and I have never installed any other software other than what came with it. My headphone port does not work. I plug in my headphones and the sound stops coming out of the speakers, but does not come through the headphones. Is there a setting that I need to change, or does it just not work? Please help

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I can't find any way in the Win 10 screens. Is there a way?

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Hi guys this is my first post as im at a loss of what to do .
Recently my old monitor stopped working, it was using a VGA cable, but the cable is not the problem, my PC is. I bought a new monitor which requires HDMI, however the port on my PC will not respond to the cord, meaning I have no monitor :/ or anyway to troubleshoot. The only thing I can think of would be to buy a USB to HDMI adapter? But even then I would need a monitor to install the device surely. I would usually take it to the shop, but with lockdown I am lost and without a PC for the forseeable future, help would be appretiated!

A:Faulty HDMI Port- 'No signal'

Hi Warro, and welcome to TSG.

I don't think anyone here can give you much help without knowing:

1: Name of the manufacturer and exact model number of your computer and/or the motherboard.

2: Name of the manufacturer and exact model number of any video controller expansion card (the card itself, not the manufacturer and model number of the graphics IC) plugged into the motherboard.

3: The operating system running the PC.

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I have a HP Pavilion 15 Notebook, the charger/power port on the laptop is faulty, the charger does not fit securely and slides out. I wanted to purchase a new charger/power port but do not know which one and where from. I searched HP Part Surfer but no parts are listed. I would be grateful if you can tell me what charger/power port is required and if possible a link where i can purchase it from please. Product name:HP Pavilion 15 Notebook PCProduct number:E6B37EA#ABU  

A:Faulty Charger Port Replacement

Hi,Go through Page 92, 93: http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c03939658Power connector cable: 719859-001�https://www.amazon.com/HP-719859-001-Sparepart-CBI_DC-Connector/dp/B00FYLL6IUhttp://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/322016846894?_mwBanner=1$62: HP part storehttps://parts.hp.com/hpparts/Search_Results.aspx?mscssid=B986F25C18004EDDA766B30DA2F760AE&SearchIn=P...FRU remove replace: https://h20574.www2.hp.com/results.htm?SID=5355006&MEID=0DBA9129-0985-46F5-972C-D523ADF00EB9RegardsVisruth

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hey guys!! so a week ago i was listen to music and that no problem, then that night i ran a windows update to update my whole laptop!! so i did it and when i woke up my sound was gone, from both my speakers and my headphone jack. i still have sound when i plug it into my TV with an HDMI cable, but that is all!! i have tried going one version back on my software and also re-downloading the software. so i am not sure what the problem is anymore. pls help guys!!

A:No sound from speakers or headphone port

Check start/control panel/sound.
Make sure the right output device is set as default.
Updating sound drivers can the default device to change,
especially considering that your video card has onboard sound.
That is probably why you have audio on the HDMI.

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Currently on my notebook computer I just have two audio ports (one for headphones and the other for a microphone). The microphone port works fine however, my headphone port is damaged somehow. When I plug in my headphones or my 5.1 speaker system, it will produce sound but only if I push down on the end of the cable where it is connected into the port. Without anything in the headphone port, my computer will not play any sounds. So to fix this I will plug in my headphones and then put a paperweight on the end of the headphone cable right next to the port on my computer and then sound will be produced. When I look at the port it seems to be really loose inside. My question is though, since my computer will not play sounds without that port being pushed down...If I buy this-> CREATIVE AUDIGY 2 ZS NOTEBOOK PCMCIA SOUND BLASTER CARD, will my computers sound go through the card instead of my headphone port. Will the sound be re routed to the card instead of the damaged port. Or does my loose headphone port need to be working inorder for sound to come out of that card. Any help will be appreciated!


A:Help With Sound Card! And Headphone Port

I believe you will still have the same problem, because you are still plugging into the messed up port (only when you plug into it though.)

If you are using it without anything plugged in it, I believe it will work and you will get sound out of the speakers.

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Hi everyone, I just switched over at work to the new gen4 version of the X1 Carbon, which of course means I also switched to the new OneLink+ dock.  My issue is that the headphone port on the dock does not work.   The headphone port on the laptop itself does work, it's just the dock's headphone port. When Windows does its initial install of drivers, it gives a failed message for "ThinkPad OneLink Plus Cable dock Audio" [image 1 in link below].  This is also listed with a yellow ! in the device manager [image 2 in link below].  I've gone to Lenovo's driver page and updated the dock drivers (and firmware), as well as the audio drivers just in case.  No luck from any of those. My only lead is that when I try to manually install drives for it, I get a message about them not being digitally signed [image 3 in link below]. Googling the phrase "ThinkPad OneLink Plus Cable dock Audio" returns almost no results and those that do show up look extra shady. Link to screenshots: http://imgur.com/a/3ucoD Anyone run into this issue before?  Any ideas? Thanks!

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Hi. After some advice please. I have a broken headphone jack stuck in the desktop port. I need some advice on how to remove the broken jack or replace the port. If this is not possible how I can disable the headphone jack to restore external sound to the PC? Had a local chap look at it and said that the jack cannot be removed and to fix it would require a part that he cannot source as part of the motherboard? 

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Hi, I decided to speed up my laptop by replacing almost unused ODD with a new SSD drive so mounted the disk into adaptive frame and plugged into the DVDR slot. Firstly everything looked up fine but after further attempts to clone old drive or install brand new Windows from bootable pendrive this new drive started behave unpredictably, ie. give errors, freeze, timeout partitioning operations or even wasnot visible as connected physical device case by case.
I firstly suspected the drive self so sent it to RMA, but the seller returned it with no hardware fault found. So now the surmise lies on faulty SATA subsystem. Since original HDD connected to SATA port #1 operates alltime without issues the possibly failing part is the SATA port #2 or SATA cable.
I will appreciate a solution to have flawlessly working SSD and possibly also keeping the old plate harddrive to retain storage space for less speed critical data
I.e. any chance to make working the problematic 2nd SATA channel, swap the ports, but then probably the old drive will be the one not stable. In the last resort I can try to change the SATA cable, but don't know which type I can use and if it's replaceable at all. Thanks for any good advices.

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A few days ago I upgraded my PCs motherboard, from a MSI Z370 PC Pro, to a Z390 Gaming Pro Carbon (also MSI), at first there was no issues at all, until a few days after, my Ethernet speeds were dropping randomly.

One minute Ill have perfect internet speeds over ethernet (my normal speeds of 200mbps), then the next my download will be almost 0 mbps, while upload speeds are fine. This happens randomly, isnt fixed by a reboot, and Ive found no way to fix it. Ive tried the following troubleshooting:

Tried different Ethernet cables
Tried a different PC, and tested the speeds over WiFi (to see if it was my internet)
Removed and reinstalled the Ethernet drivers (once for each source: MSI site, Intel site and Windows device manager/update)
Assigning manual/static IP configuration within windows
Resetting BIOS
Updated BIOS

I should also mention that after the BIOS update (which did complete successfully) my 8600k was not being detected, I spent a few hours troubleshooting this and in the end what fixed it was either reseating the CPU power cable (wasnt an issue until the BIOS update however) or resetting the CMOS (Im leaning to this) But the core thing here is another issue seen is a CPU not being detected for a short period of time

As of now I cant think of anything else to try with troubleshooting the Ethernet port, and I am leaning towards an RMA. If anyone needs any more info about my specs I can provide them.

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Hey, first of all, just saying that I'm new to this site. I think it's really cool though, that theres a tech support site that actually has a lot of people on. Anyway, I own a Dell Dimension Desktop, A Gateway (Dont know what brand) laptop, and my friend has a Mac (dont know the brand). Anyway, me and my friend are doing a radio show for school, and we need microphones. I have USB headsets, and we could use those, except that we can only use one at a time or else they override eachother, and that doesnt work well. We also each have those little mics that come with the computer, but we still dont have a way to use both at the same time. We were wondering though, is there any way to use a splitter like that of a headphone jack for a CD player, to split the input of a microphone port? Also, I notice that with my USB headsets, i get "white noise" aka static in the backround when I am not talking, and fainter when I am talking. Will I not get the white noise with a regular mic as opposed to a USB mic? Please if anyone knows the answer, reply. Thanks...

A:Using a headphone jack splitter in a microphone port...

You can't connect two microphones like two sets of headphones. You'll need some sort of mixer. If you have an electronic mic that has a high enough signal level, you could put on into the Line-In jack, and the other into the Mic jack.

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I have a problem with this port other than it being very frustrating. I just bought the Hyper X Revolver headset, and since it is a combo jack I bought a splitter with the plugs for headphone/mic and the one end to plug into the computer. When I plug it in, the computer shows that I have plugged something into the jack. The sound is working just fine, but the microphone WILL NOT WORK. I have tried everything. Anyone else had the same problem with this piece of junk port? If so, how can I fix this? Thanks!

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hi everyone i've a lenovo y500  problem  when i plug in any head phone windows tell me thats a headphone pluged in but no sound in the jbl the sound is good bot in headphone jack ... no thing plz help ! Thanks 

A:lenovo y500 headphone port problem

hi essamkaseb,
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
First try Reinstalling the Audio Driver
  Open Device Manager and under Sound and gaming controllers, Rightclick and uninstall the Realtek Audio there.
Restart the computer and install the Audio driver back from these links
 Winodws 7
 Realtek Audio Driver (ALC269) 
Windows 8
 Realtek Audio Driver 
Windows 8.1
 Realtek Audio Driver for 64-bit Windows  
Restart the system again and try out your earphones.
Also try a different set of earphones.
Solid Cruver

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Hello there, I own a Dell inspiron 6000 (August 2005 purchase) and recently I noticed that my headphone/external speaker port does not work anymore. Yes, I did the basics such as checking if my sound is muted or not. Oddly enough, my default laptop speakers work fully (built-in sound card) but, my headphones do not when I plug them in (and when I plug them in or external speakers my default laptop speakers can't be heard at all). Can you suggest what may be the problem here and how to fix it? If you look at the two attachments at the bottom, you will see one that has my dxdiag general computer information and the other screenshot is a dxdiag of my soundcard information (note: "Test DirectSound" failed).

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My headphone port was damaged when the headphone plug was forced out and look some plastic part of my notebook. Then when I plug headphones in, it is not stable and moves around. I suspect some metal part has bent away from the port. I am too sacred to open the notebook myself and check it first. or it it expensive to replace?
What should I do? The warranty has expired.

A:Listening/headphone/speaker port damaged

Expensive to replace. Difficult to find. Your best bet is finding another with a bad board or a broken screen to trade parts, methinks. But any audio tech or a friend skilled in audio should be able to repair fromspari parts.

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I'm trying to setup a multifunctional laser unit via parallel port on a PC running XP Pro and is unsuccessful in getting it to print.

I have put the LPT ports into SPP and ECP modes with no luck. (have not tried EPP although I should as its bi-directional) I have also tried different parallel cable, different versions of drivers, tried printing from DOS using "dir > lpt1" and still no luck. The LCD on the unit says "waiting" then goes back to "ready" with no output.

I have connected the unit to my laptop running XP Pro. The LPT is set to ECP. I can print from windows with several versions of the drivers as well as from DOS without problems.

I also have a HP A3 Bubblejet that has a monitoring toolbox. This unit is connected via USB but also has Parallel support. I have removed this printer and toolbox software believing this toolbox was locking down the LPT port and still no luck with printing to the laser unit. I have connected the HP Bubblejet via parallel (with no toolbox software loaded) and also got no print.

Lastly, if i remove the LPT1 port in Device Manager and rescan for hardware, the PC detects the LPT port and the attached device.It installs the driver for the attached device and indicates all is installed and ready to use. but printing fails.

Thus I believe there is something going on with the PC not the printer units. However, I am still unsure if it's software or hardware related.

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A:HELP!!! Faulty LPT1 port, printer or is it Software related?

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I have a Dell Studio 17 that I am experiencing a sound problem with - I have NEVER been able to get sound out of the internal speakers, except with the Dell Diagnostics application CD that I downloaded and burned.

I've gone as far as upgrading to the latest drivers, to tinkering with the driver, to reapplying the latest BIOS update to actually re-imaging the machine back to the Dell default image.

I spent over 2 hours on the phone with their tech support guy and he has been unable to get it working. He doesn't seem to want to listen to me though when I tell him that it appears the sensor in the jack is bad..

How do I know this? This is what my IDT Control Panel applet looks like with the Dell included drivers with nothing but the power plugged into the laptop.

Notice the Right Side Panel - the far left jack, which is synonymous with the far front jack on the right side, thinks there is something plugged into it.

If I plug in headphones into that front jack, it works fine. If I plug in external speakers into the same jack, it works fine.

When I plug into the middle jack, the 2nd port gets larger and "bolded" - when I unplug it, it goes back to normal size. When I hover the cursor over that far left jack, it says that headphones are plugged in.

Upgrading to the newest drivers adds the HDMI port to the "Jacks" section on the right.

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A:IDT HD Sound on Dell Studio 17 - headphone port thinks it's in use when it's not.

Looks like I got ahold of the right people in sales - after explaining the whole situation they feel that I am getting the run-around too and they are arranging for me to get a return shipping label and do an exchange.

I've read that others have a similar issue with the Studio series laptops from Dell though - sounds like they need to revisit the design of those headphone jacks!

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Hi, the headphone port on my laptop has recently started to break. If you wiggle the wire, one of speakers will cut out. I imagine that the port is dying and i cannot afford to replace the whole motherboard as the jack is mounted on it. Is there any other way to replace the jack.?

Thanks Lewis

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I have lenovo ideapad 330, but an external microphone doesn't work when i connect to my laptop via headphone port. I have tried many settings, updated drivers, but nothing. Any solution?

A:Why can't I connect a headphone speaker and a mic in one port? Lenovo ideapad 330


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The other day a speaker cord was yanked out of my computer and dismembered the head phone port. When headphones or speakers are plugged in they do not work. The main issue here is when nothing is plugged into the port my laptop speakers do not work. Its as if my computer thinks something is plugged in and has turned off its own speakers.
Im poor and lack funds to pay someone for help. What can I try to fix this?

A:problems with headphone port and non working speakers Dell Inspiron

The headphone jack will have to be repaired (if possible - in many cases it will require a new motherboard). There is a contact in the jack (a "normal through") contact that the sound chip senses. Maybe a computer tech can rewire around that so the speakers always work or if you are lucky replace the jack. Otherwise you are looking at a new motherboard. You will have to weigh having sound against the $$ it will potentially take to fix it.

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I just purchased a 15R Special Edition 7520. I placed the laptop in a desktop situation (use ext. keyboard + mouse + HD 1920x1080 monitor). Obviously I want to use the HDMI output to link to the HD monitor, like I have done for many years with my XPS 1640 laptop with HD HDMI output. I was surprised to see that when the HDMI out put is used the audio to the speaker/headphone jack is muted. I have searched through all the on-board menus, but cannot find a setting to allow audio to continue being outputted while the HDMI jack is in use. 
Am I missing something here? I assumed this laptop would operate the same as the XPS 1640, in applications where the operator is using an HD monitor in a desktop situation (no built in monitor speakers) or a situation where you desire to feed your own audio system directly from the Laptop. BTW, I also own a DELL ZINO HD desktop with HDMI output, which does not behave the same way the 15R does. That system isalso hooked vis HDMI to an HD monitor, with no muting of the local sound.
Am I the only one who as had thisd prob? Any assistance would be appreciated.
Thanks... Paul...

A:Using HDMI port mutes audio to headphone/speaker output

Welcome to the community
What operating system are you using? Can you plug in the HDMI cable, then check with Control Panel > Sounds then see the list of sound devices. Right click which device you want to set as default for Audio Output.
Let me know if this helps. Regards,

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Hello, everyone.
I am using a Latitude 3540 laptop with switchable graphics (Intel HD Graphics, AMD Radeon HD 8850M). As soon as I got the laptop, I upgraded to 8.1 (probably a mistake!).
All of my drivers are up to date according to Device Manager, and I've updated the chipset and BIOS and everything according to the Dell website. But for as long as I've had this laptop, the VGA port will not work! I'm using a VGA cord that has worked with other laptops before without issue. The laptop will not output to projector, external monitor, or a TV. Pressing the win-P combination brings up the ability to extend and duplicate my screen. When I change those settings, my screen resolution will change, but the external monitor/projector doesn't display anything. When I try to detect displays in my graphics properties, it just doesn't detect anything that's connected.
Is my VGA port faulty? Or does anyone have any suggestions on what else to try at this point? My laptop is still under warranty, so I suppose I could always send it in to be fixed.
Thanks for the help!

A:Latitude 3540, Win 8.1: VGA port faulty? Will not display to external monitors or projectors

did you get response on your question?

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Whenever i plug in headphones i can hear static noise. i've tried with many headphones and get the same irritating noise. can anyone help please? So far i am very unhappy with the XPS 27 it has alot of problems. 

Thanks for any help.

A:Dell XPS 2720 static noise/fuzzy sound from headphone port

I have the same problem. I think they just didn't give the audio out port proper shielding. For example I hear more static when I'm moving my mouse around. Really disappointing since I wanted to use this for audio editing work.

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I have an EVGA 750i SLI FTW motherboard and recently (after moving the motherboard to a different case) there is no sound coming from the rear ports. When I connect headphones to the front, the sound works. Is it a sound card problem (I'm using the integrated card)? It's not a big deal, I can just pick up one for 20-30 bucks but I just want to know the problem beforehand. Thanks in advance.

A:Sound issues: back ports not working, front (headphone) port works

the front ports are most-likely canceling out the rear ports, unless you've dealt with a similar setup that worked fine.

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This is what happens: After a few hours of operation, svchost.exe crashes

Doesn't matter what I'm doing; Gaming, surfing, you name it.
Faulting module svchost.exe, version 5.1.2600.5512, faulting module unknown, version, faulty address 0x00000000.

A few seconds will pass as I accept, and my theme will change from the start blue one to the old grey one in a few seconds and then reset to the standard XP one.

Here's what I know so far: When this happens crashes, it takes Windows Audio and a few other services with it, which I have to start again using Run/services.msc. I know which instance contains the Windows Audio service, so the problem is most likely with one of the services hosted within that particular instance of svchost.

I'm a bit lost, though. I don't know what to do because it doesn't give me an address, it doesn't tell me which service is messing up, so I need some help. I have the windows error log and a decent recollection of what has happened since that error started: I got a new X-fi sound card, a Sound Blaster X-Fi Platinum Fatal1ty Champion. The errors coincide with me installing that card, but I can't see how that would mess up like this, though.


I don't know if I'm totally off the mark here, but is it fair to assume that it is only ONE instance of svchost crashing? The screenshot above shows the svchost hosting the services that go down after the crash. I have a saved version of th... Read more

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I believe the initial crash was caused by overheating. Based on the fact that I have gotten it to work for a short amount of time, more on that later. Booting up with the drivers for my graphics card enabled causes BSOD to appear but when it is disabled everything is fine. I can boot into safe mode, and I have already reinstalled windows. My motherboard is Asus B85M-e and my graphics card is Nvidia EV3A GTX 590.
How I got it to work for a short amount of time : I reinstalled windows and then installed my integrated Ethernet driver. After that was out of the way I installed and used driver booster to install the rest of my drivers. I then noticed there was a missing driver that the program could not install that was named Simple PCI Controller. So I thought I should install that driver using my motherboard's driver installation disk. It then worked up until I decided to change the settings in Nvidia Control panel.
I also do not know how faulty graphics cards behave so it might be my graphics card. The game I was playing when this started was Life is Strange if that is needed.

A:BSOD 116 faulty graphics card or faulty drivers?

Sorry thought I uploaded this but apparently not.

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I recently bought a new, 3rd party power cord for my Toshiba Satellite L300 from eBay.
Recently I've noticed that my battery stops charging earlier and earlier. At first it stopped at 87%, then 83%, then 80% all in one week. I've had the computer for about a year which seems a bit early for it to start degrading so fast, so could it be the power cord?

The Toshiba cord says Model: PA-1750-29, Input: 100-240V~ 50-60Hz 1.5A, Output: 19V[solid line above a dotted line]3.95A
The 3rd party cord says Model: PA-34671ACA, Input: 100-240V~1.5A 50/60Hz, Output: 19V[solid over dotted]3.95A

If the new cord is harmful to my battery, I can just solder its input plug onto the Toshiba charger (that's the only bit that was broken) but I'd rather not risk breaking two power cords if I don't need to.


A:Solved: Faulty Power Cord or Faulty Battery

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Sorry that this is quite long, but I want to give complete details as to the problem rather than just giving a vague problem...
Nvidia 8500GT card has been overclocked for the last year:

Original: 450, 900, 400
Stable OC: 690, 1380, 547

Before you panic, it's been stable and temps have been fine (<70). My motherboard is a Asus P5N-E SLI board. The computer is dual boot to Vista (for general use) and XP x64 (for games). ONLY XP IS OVERCLOCKED. Vista is not overclocked at all. Only the GPU is overclocked in the computer.

Now, the problems started when I moved the computer. All the games on x64 crashed unless I underclocked the machine, except UT (ancient game) which garbled the graphics (weapon textures on walls etc). I found out it was because somehow the card wasn't plugged in properly - so I pushed it back and I was able to play again.

Since then, sometimes the card is alright and other times it isn't. The other day I was playing fallout (graphics intensive game) for around 3 hours without any problems. But right now, I boot to vista and within a minute it crashes. Other times I was programming (not even using graphics) and the mouse suddenly has a flickering box around it - then the computer crashes.

When it crashes, the screen goes weird colours (like its rendered the screen as 4 bit colours rather than 32 bit) and shortly after I get a blue screen with it complaining about a graphics DLL.

At first, giving the card a wiggle in the PCI-E slot fixed... Read more

A:Solved: Faulty graphics card? Or faulty motherboard?

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I just purchased a new notebook, and I have a bit of a problem. When I plug headphones into the side headphone jack, the sound quality is downright terrible. Very shortly I noticed that it didn't sound as good/decent as my older notebook.
The speakers seem to sound fine, well you know - as good as laptops can sound. 
Right now I have two notebooks side by side: 
a friends Samsung Series 3 (NP300E5C), with Windows 8 (upgraded from W7) / Microsoft High Definition audio
my Toshiba L50 Windows 8 / Realteck High Definition
I dont have my older notebook anymore, but I do remember it sounding better. Comparing this Toshiba to the Samsung (both sitting on the desk side-by-side), the Toshiba sounds a little better through the speakers, but there is no comparison with the headphone - The Samsung is pretty decent while the Toshiba makes me cry. 
Now granted, I'm not expecting a symphony, but if I cant solve this I'm going to have to sell the Toshiba.
I've tried uninstalling Realtek, but I couldn't get the sound to work.
Re-installing Realtek solved nothing
One thing I noticed, there is no 'headphone' icon in the device manager (Control Panel > Hardware & Sound > Sound / or simply right click the audio icon in the taskbar). Are the headphones not high definition or something?
screen capture: http://img580.imageshack.us/img580/7956/chm5.png
The above link show the speakers playing, when I actually... Read more

A:Unacceptable headphone jack sound quality - no headphone icon

Well, I just went to Realtek's official website and installed their audio driver - still no luck.

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After a scheduled Windows update, my Headphones have stopped working - on connecting via the combined mic/headphone jack I get the requester asking what I plugged in, but then if I choose headphone, it doesn't recognise. Windows seems to think I'm still using the external speakers (see the system sound info below).I I simply dismiss the requester though, the headphones worked once, but then this trick has now stopped working. I've noticed others seem to have this problem, and like me this persists despite uninstalling and reinstalling drivers, even downgrading the RealTek driver to one compatible with Windows 8.1.Of note is that there's no Headphone appearing as a playback device anymore - only the speakers.Any help gratefully received here - online searching seems to indicate this is a problem others are having and can't resolve.   

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my issue is that when I download a movie then try to watch it using a splitter for the headphones, only one set of headphones will hear the audio

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I have Lenovo 3000 Y410 laptop having Windows 7 Home Premium installed on it. Realtek HD Audio latest driver is installed. But from the last 3 days, when I connect headphone through laptop, following things happen : -
1) Headphone connected popup doesn't show up.
2) Mic of Headphone connected pop shows up.

3) When I play video, sound coming from both headphone & laptop speakers.
4) When I mute sound by muting sound icon in taskbar, sound then comes only from headphone.

What I have tried?
1) Installed new Realtek HD Audio Manager.
2) Installed OS again.
3) Tried to change settings in Realtek Hd Audio Manager. But Nothing changes.

When I input headphone & mic jacks into laptop, & then check Realtek HD Audio Manager. The following image shows this : -

The green in realtek hd audio manager is for headphone & red is for mic. In the image, it is shown that headphone not connected & mic connected. But even headphone not connected shows up, sound coming form headphone.

I want to get sound from only headphone when headphone is connected. Is this a hardware problem ?

Please help....

A:Sound coming from both headphone & speaker but headphone is not detect

My Realtek HD Audio Manager has more options than yours.

Also, I notice you only have the microphone in the Recording Section of the Sound Panel. RIGHT click in an empty space in that Panel and then LEFT click Show Disabled and Disconnected devices. The Stereo Mix should be shown and you can enable that and make it the default Recording device.

Where did you get the RealTek driver that you installed? If you are not using the Lenovo supplied sound driver, get that and install it as a first step. I have a Lenovo Laptop and it has Stereo Mix and other functions. I haven't looked at the RealTek HD manager so I'm not sure what all it shows.

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