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System restarts when plugging in headphones or speakers

Q: System restarts when plugging in headphones or speakers

Hey fellas,

This happens on WAY to many cases I come across. Almost every case from Codgen seems to have this issue, as well as it has happened a couple times on my own case from A-Top.

When you go to plug in a headset or speakers, as soon as the metal from the stereo plug touches the metal from the FRONT audio jack, the PC instantly restarts.
It's obviously a power issues, bad ground, whatever. There is no BSOD or anything like that. Just instantly restarts. It bugs the heck out of me cause I'd really like to use these front jacks. It doesn't happen on rear jacks.

Anybody else have this happen on their case? I'd like to know if there's anything I can do about it. Perhaps add something nonconductive between the jack and case? Or put a resistor somewhere? Why would plugging in a headset cause a reboot? I'm no electrical engineer. If it's a ground issue, can I change the case in some way to stop this?


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A: System restarts when plugging in headphones or speakers

You know, another thing that is odd about this issue is that, as far as the case is concerned, I can "zap" it all day long and never get a restart. That is, if I have static buildup and touch the metal somewhere and get zapped, it doesn't ever restart. But only through the audio jack. So this obviously limits it to the audio subsystem.

Of course, half of it is just cheap cases, but still, there must be something that can be done.

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It's really a weird problem.The speakers of Laptop don't mute even after I plug in the headphones.If the volume level is increased or decreased by Windows XP's volume control,both the speaker and the headphones are responding accordingly.Please show me a way out!!

A:Speakers don't mute even after plugging in headphones

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I just bought a Toshiba Satellite with Windows Vista.

One of the few issues I have is when I plugin my headphones to listen to music, sound still comes out of the Laptop speakers. When I turn down the volume on the laptop, the volume on the headphones also comes down.

How do I change the setting so that I can listen to music on my headphones without music coming out of the speakers..?

A:Plugging in Headphones. Sound Still Coming Out of Speakers

Hi CoocookachoHave a look in your audio manager. Mine is Realtek, yours might be different.Look for a setting about headphones.

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I Got my XPS 15 9550    Build Date Dec-16-2015 Bios Ver 01.00.07 4302.13 UEFI
The fault I was able to find so far that is disturbing issue.
Condition1  - "When pressing  brightness keys F11-F12" (little crackling distorted noise from speakers)
Condition 2 - " When music playing out of speakers also at sometimes can hear crackling noise coming" ( like speakers can't handle the frequency properly)
Condition3 major one -  "At the time of plugging in power supply in or out of laptop."                                                                                                                                                When video/audio/u-tube playing I can hear  short crackling noise&nbs... Read more

A:Dell XPS 15 9550 Crackling Noise coming from speakers when plugging and un plugging power supply.

Hi Edwards, I am facing exactly the same issue as yours. First they delay the product, then they cancel the product and when they finally ship the product has issues. Please let me know if you found any solution for this

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Hi, i really really need help, coz my laptop compaq presario V3203tu does not have anymore sound coming out of the speakers or even when i try to plug in a pair of headphones and even the system sounds wont play..

i really want to get this fixed, but i dont know how? please help.


A:Solved: No sound through speakers, headphones and even system sounds dont play.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T6600 @ 2.20GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3963 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family, 6 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 464503 MB, Free - 109261 MB;
Motherboard: TOSHIBA, Portable PC
Antivirus: Norton 360 Premier Edition, Updated and Enabled

As the title suggests no sound through the laptop speakers or the headphone out. Last Saturday my laptop prompted me to download 2 important Windows updates. One of the two updates was Internet Explorer 10. After installation and restart everything seemed ok. Then I went on the internet and almost immediately I was getting this popup "Ulead MP3 Codec: About" "Ulead MP3 Codec v1.0.18" and then an OK button as the only option. You could proceed no further unless you clicked OK, but once clicked the web page froze. I believe I was trying to read NY Post online at the time. So I started Googling the problem and see that many others have the same most in association with checking either AOL email or some other web based email program and it was associated with sound. The fix recommended for everyone was either to turn off sounds in email, download Windows 7 Codec pack from MS Updates or to put Ulead.com as a blocked site on IE. I tried the latter two as I do not us web based email, rather I use MS Outlook. ... Read more

A:Solved: No sound through speakers, headphones, system sounds, DVD wont play

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There is no sound from speakers or headphones(Bluetooth or headphones jack).I tried several things:  installed the latest driversReset every setting related to speakers.Reinstall sound driver.  Any suggestions? ***I am not sure if it is related but at the same time that the sound stopped working the FN keys stopped working as well***

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I have a Dell XPS 15 that I got December of 2015. My laptop will be playing audio fine, then I plug my headphones in and I hear nothing in the headphones. I unplug the headphones and I still hear nothing. If I restart my computer the audio will come back. How do I fix this???? Thank you!!

A:No Audio after plugging in headphones???

Thank you for writing to us!
We would suggest you update the audio drivers and then check if the issue still purists .Also try the same headphones on a different system to check the functionality .
Kindly private message the service tag and email address.

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I am having a problem when I plug my headphones in (I have interrnal speakers) it shuts the computer off. I'm wondering if anyone has ever heard of this happening. My guess is that there may be a short but I'd like to hear any other ideas.

A:Plugging in headphones shuts off PC

Tried different headphones? Have the latest sound card drivers? List some system specs too. Including, of course, your sound card. Also, is this into a CD drive, or the main audio out?

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I was watching a streaming video with low sound so I thought I would plug my earbuds in to hear better. I plugged it in and heard sound for a split second then nothing. I unplugged the buds only to find that there is no sound at all through the speakers now.

I have a laptop Dell Inspiron N5110. I "upgraded" to Windows 10 sometime in July, I believe.

I tried rebooting to see if that would fix the problem. Nope, it didn't work.

Any ideas or thoughts? Thanks

A:Plugging in headphones, now no sound at all!

Found the fix on another forum.

Here it is:

Check the Sound devices listing in the Device Manager. What is the status that is shown for IDT HD Audio? Does it show as working OK, or is there an error code (post the code).

If it shows working OK, RIGHT click on the IDT entry to highlight it and then LEFT click "Uninstall" DO NOT uninstall the drivers. Restart the PC and when Windows starts it will detect and reinstall the audio. This fixes any corruptions and hopefully will fix yours.

This fixed the problem though I don't know what caused it in the first place.

All is right in the world, again.

A mod can mark this issue as solved.

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Hey guys, I'm being plagued with BSODs yet again.

However, they almost always happen whenever I plug in my headphones to the audio jack
on the front of my case. Note: I've been using these headphones for months with this computer and have had no issues.

I recently got a new motherboard and reinstalled windows, so I'm not sure if that messed anything up.
My audio driver for the headphones is Realtek by ASUS.

All files included. Thank you.

A:Bsod when plugging in headphones

Do you have a OEM or a Retail version of Wondows 7?

Did you get proper activation of Windows 7 after replacing the motherboard?

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I have the asus s400ca it has the microphone and headphone in the same jack. My headphones are fine in any other laptop but when I plug them into my new asus I hear very loud static even when playing music. It came with via hd audio and I can specify any other information if necessary, please somebody help me this is very annoying my 7 year old gateway did not have this problem.

A:static noise when plugging in my headphones

As it has a combo headphone/mic jack, it may take a special headset?

I assume this is new and still in warranty. Best to contact ASUS about the headphone requirements for this unit.

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I just installed 7 64-bit from Vista 32-bit on my Dell Vostro 1500. 7 automatically supported my Sigmatel sound card with Microsoft's High Definition Audio Device driver; Dell Support don't have any compatible audio drivers for my new OS.

Sound works well through the speakers, but when plugging in headphones into the jack, the system's volume jumps to a different value - usually to a higher level when lower beforehand, and vice versa. Upon removing the heaphones, the volume returns to its original value.

Is there anything I can do to keep the volume constant?


A:Volume jumps when plugging in headphones

Hi wassupjg and welcome to Windows 7 Forums

Did you have the same behaviour when you had Vista? I suspect that it is a driver issue. The MS drivers are OK, but they only provide basic functionality. Other features, such as equalisers, etc, are only available by using device-specific drivers.

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My problem is this, my motherboard is Biostar TP67B and I have downloaded the sound drivers from the manufacturer website which is realtek high definition audio.However, If i had left my headphone plugged into my front panel jack and when I restart my computer, the headphone icon keeps flickering saying its plugged and unplugged constantly when it is in fact plugged in. I had tinker around a little bit and I have no idea how to fix this problem now. Its going bad to worse as it unplugs itself randomly now. I'm trying to go for a full reinstall of my sound drivers.

A:Headphones Plugging and Unplugging constantly bug

Have you tried a different headphone? Maybe the headphone and not the PC or headphone jack.

If not the headphone, check the connection from the front panel at the motherboard, May be a bad connection there. Reseat (unplug then plug back in) the connector at the motherboard. If it still has problems I would suspect the front panel headphone jack, or the wiring.

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So I've just set up my PC yesterday along with the monitor and keyboard,I plugged my headphones into the monitor yesterday and it works but now plugging it into the monitor doesn't work,I have to plug it in directly to the front of thePC which would work except that it's position is kinda uncomfortable and hard for me to work with so I'm trying to have my headphones work when i plug it into the monitor again
Does anyone how to make it do so? Now when i plug it into the monitor it doesn't even show up under "Playback devices",all the drivers are updated as well,someone please help!

A:Headphones not working when plugging into the monitor

Somebody? :c

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Hi all,

If this is in the wrong forum, please move, but I figured it might be Windows 10 issue.

I've bought a new laptop with Windows 10 (first time on this OS; last one was running Win 8), and am having an audio issue. Speakers work perfectly fine, but as soon as I plug my headphones in, audio doesn't come through them. If I check the Playback Devices, the green bars on the speakers are going up and down, so audio is there, but it's not coming through the headphones.

I've tried messing around with all sorts of things. Updating drivers, uninstalling and reinstalling audio drivers - just about every option I can find in the audio panels - but nothing.

The only solution I have is if I restart my laptop with the headphones plugged in. Upon reboot, the audio will work through them. But as soon as I unplug and replug, the sound is gone again. I've also tried with a different pair of headphones and had the same results.

Never had an issue like this before, and I'm at a loss as to where to look next, with nothing on Google helping me.

Thanks for any help.

A:No audio when plugging in headphones on new laptop with W10

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Hi all,

Running Windows 7 64-bit (up-to-date) on an Acer Aspire 6930G here with RealTek HD audio (driver up-to-date). When I plug in my headphones, I'd like the sound level to be low (around 2 or 3), but when using the built-in laptop speakers the volume needs to be at around 50.

Is there any way to make the volume behave the same way it does on an iPhone or iPod Touch when plugging in headphone?

For example: When you plug in your headphones in an iPod Touch, you can set the volume to, say 50%. Now when you unplug your headphones you can change the volume level to 100%, now when you plug in your headphones again the volume will be 50% again.

Sorry if this question has been answered before, I've tried the search function, but did not find the answer.

Thanks in advance ,


A:How To Let The Volume Change When Plugging In Headphones?

Hi qwaszxqwaszx welcome to Seven Forums.

I must admit, I am not familiar with the Realtek sound program, as I use the default Windows one.

However, on my machine at least, when I click the "volume" icon on the bottom right hand corner (next to the clock) it remember's different settings for headphones and speakers, the two are completely independent. Is this not the case for you?

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Since buying a new laptop and updating to windows 10 I have had a problem with the sound, the problem being that when I plug in a set of headphones I manually have to go on playback devices to set my headphones as default and also on the volume mixer to select my headphones on the drop down arrow or else the sound will keep coming out of my speakers. Basically it is not doing anything automatically, so everytime I plug in headphones, or connect to the tv I have to change everything manually, and do the same thing when disconnecting or else there will be no sound atall.

I did read on the internet that by plugging in my headphones and then making them my default sounds device would work because it is supposed to automatically change when they are unplugged but unfortunately this is not the case for me. Also I am curious as to why even when I don't have my headphones plugged in, they are still listed under playback, but it does not say they are unplugged. I would appreciate anybody who can help me with this problem because I have run out of ideas.

Many thanks in advance

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 Whenever I plug in my headphones and open B&O, I see that under the tab "Listening Experience", the option to enable B&O is grayed out. If I unplug my headphones, then I can turn on/off B&O audio. Any suggestions on how to fix this, or is this supposed to happen?

A:B&O Audio disabled after plugging in headphones

Hi Fazeem, Thank you for visiting the HP Forums! A great place where you can find solutions for your issues with help from the community! The following link of hp support may help you to solve your problem. http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03421813 Thanks.

I am an HP Employee.

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Like the title says, my PC freezes when I plug in headphones and sometimes front panel USB devices. I had this problem previously on my old PC build but have upgraded my motherboard, CPU, GPU, case, and power supply since then (basically a new computer) only to have the same problem still... I have rebuilt the computer twice and checked all wires and motherboard to make sure nothing is grounding out. I have also tried different wall outlets in my house to eliminate the possibility of electrical problems from the outlet I was using. Not only am I not able to use my front panel connections, but also my comp runs very choppy after it freezes from plugging in devices and I am forced to restart my comp several times to get it working correctly again. I am in desperate need of some advice, please help me

A:Computer freezes when plugging in headphones...

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Since buying a new laptop and updating to windows 10 I have had a problem with the sound, the problem being that when I plug in a set of headphones I manually have to go on playback devices to set my headphones as default and also on the volume mixer to select my headphones on the drop down arrow or else the sound will keep coming out of my speakers. Basically it is not doing anything automatically, so everytime I plug in headphones, or connect to the tv I have to change everything manually, and do the same thing when disconnecting or else there will be no sound atall.

I did read on the internet that by plugging in my headphones and then making them my default sounds device would work because it is supposed to automatically change when they are unplugged but unfortunately this is not the case for me. Also I am curious as to why even when I don't have my headphones plugged in, they are still listed under playback, but it does not say they are unplugged. I would appreciate anybody who can help me with this problem because I have run out of ideas.

Many thanks in advance

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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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When i connect my headphones.. it plays on the speaker as well... i dont want that, help.. 

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Hi,  as the headline says, I have a problem with my headphones and internal microphone. My laptop has only one jack - combo headset one - and when I plug in ONLY headphones the internal microphone stops working and its replaced with external in the system which is obviously not working. I checked the forum and someone has already asked this question however I do not find the reply helpful at all.The link is here:  https://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Audio/Internal-microphone-issues/m-p/5946508/highlight/true#M... In Sound -> Recording tab, there is no Internal Microphone Array or not even Internal something, just "external microphone" shown.  Even after making all disabled and disconnected devices visible. I would really appreciate your help because this issue is causing me lots of trouble when skyping. Thanks in advance Markéta

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Hello. I recently ran into a problem, all of a sudden when plugging my controller into the usb the sound stopped coming out of my speakers. I had thought maybe it was just an error or something so I restarted and checked my drivers, they were all updated. so then I noticed that my taskbar was registering that I had headphones plugged in, when I didn't. so I unplugged the controller from the usb and the sound came back to my laptop. I uninstalled the controller drivers and figured they would re-install and the problem would be solved. ( I also checked to see if it was the usb in my laptop that was faulty and I can still connect a mouse or ps3 controller just fine) the problem still persists and I'm not sure what else to try.
OS: windows 10
installed RAM 8.00
processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4702HQ

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Hi Everyone, Has anyone else encountered this problem where plugging in some speakers, or headphones into the audio jack does not change where sound is coming from if the application is already open? So for example, I'm listening to music on iTunes or Youtube through the laptop's speakers, then if I plug in my earphones, it does not automatically change output to my earphones. The computer recognises that my earphones are in, and changes the volume controls to be for my earphones, but sound still comes out of my laptop speakers. I've already tried setting the headphones as default on the playback settings. The only way to change it that I have found is I have to exit the application and then open it up again. But this problem will persist if I want to unplug my earphones and change back to laptop speakers, I have to close and open the application again. It may be a Windows 10 issue, but if anyone has a solution to this problem that would be great. Thanks,Sean

A:Plugging In Headphones does not change output of audio

Hi @SpurCarnage?,  Thank you for your query. I grasp that if you are listening to  music and connect your headset the sound comes from both the notebook and the headset. You have set the headset as the default playback device.  If you close the music program and open it with the headset attached then you only have sound in the headset, but if you disconnect the headsets you do not get sound from the speakers.Although you have sound, please try the steps in the followind link. HP Notebook PCs - No Sound from Speakers (Windows 10, 8) Have you checked for viruses and malware? Please let me know the outcome. Thank you  for participating in the HP Forums! We want to help you as well as others who may experience a similar issue as yourself. Please consider marking the post that resolves your issue as   "Accept as Solution"   to help other community  members!To show appreciation for my efforts, please click the   Thumbs Up icon   below.   Good Luck!

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Whenever i plugged in headphones before on computer,
there came up a box where it said '' choose as speaker,headphone,etc ''
but now it doesn't come up anymore. I even tried
pressing '' Activate automatic pop-up window when audio device has connected ''
But still nothing happens!? what is wrong!? i would love to use this feature again..

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I have the Hyperx Cloud and the microphone easily unplugs from the headphones so that you can choose to not have a mic some times. While I was talking with my friends on skype and needed to mute the mic quickly so I just pulled out the microphone and when i plugged it back in it didn't work. I have googled many solutions but nothing seems to work.

A:Simply unplugging my headphones and plugging them back in seemed to break them. HELP!

Do the speakers still work after you have unattached /reattached the mic?

Presuming you are running Windows (as you haven't specified)

Open control panel, then open Sound (depending on your OS and view options you may need to click on the Hardware and Sound option first or similar)

In the sound window, click on the Recording tab.

With the Mic attached how many devices do you see?

Is the Mic on your headset set as Default?

If you remove the mic and reattach (with the sound window open) does the mic get recognised and show back up in this list?

Does it remain as default / enabled?

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Hiya, I've just installed Ubuntu (Willy Werewolf) on my HP Spectre - most things worked straight away, and I'm super happy with it. My biggest problem that I've been struggling with is the sound: the speakers work perfectly, however when I plug my headphones in, sound plays through both the speakers and headphones. I've checked out the levels in the mixer, and the system is noticing when the headphones are plugged in, and is turning down the Speakers channel correctly (as observed in alsamixer) - it's just that this seems to have no effect on the physical hardware. If I change the Headphone level, this effects the volume in both the speakers and headphones. What's interesting is that, when the headphones are plugged in, the speakers actually disappear from the system settings and console listings mark them as "unavailiable". As the system appears to be doing things correctly from a software perspective, I assumed this may be a driver problem? If anyone has seen anything like this before, any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance  Also the little LED on F6 doesn't come on when I mute any more, but I can live without that so I don't really care (but if anyone knows an easy way to turn this on / off via the comand line, I'll get a script to do it).

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A:HP Spectre x360 with Ubuntu: Plugging in Headphones doesn't ...

Thanks for your help Huffer, I ended up finding the issue myself.  This turned out to be a problem with the pin mapping (a couple of speaker pins were set to use the headphones' output rather than the Speaker output).  If anyone else has this issue, I used ALSA's HDA-Analysier tool to debug this and make the required pinmap changes. I corrected the problem by changing the following pins:0x17 to Audio Output 0x11
0x1d to Audio Output 0x11[1]: http://www.alsa-project.org/main/index.php/HDA_Analyzer

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XPS 9350 - Windows 10
Can I make Dell Audio (or something) automatically route the sounds to my headphones when I plug them in?  I didn't see any option within the Dell Audio menu to toggle that option.
I do quite a bit of work in my school's library, meaning I need to be quiet.
The problem is that when I plug in my headphones, I have to wait for Dell Audio to pop up and then I have to confirm my selection of "headphones with microphone" before any sound will go to them.  Only then will the sound go to my headphones.  While I do this, my computer starts dinging and beeping all the latest notifications for anyone nearby to hear, until I do the confirmation.
To make matters worse, if I plug in my headphones on the Windows lock screen and then sign in, the Dell Audio pop up never comes up; however, I still get the Windows notification center give me a notice, but it is non-interactive.  So then I have to unplug the headphones, wait for all the alerts saying that I unplugged something to go away, then plug them in the again.  If I don't wait for the alerts to clear, the Dell Audio selection windows won't load.  Again, the dings and beeps are going once I sign in and do all of this.
Of course, this is all provided I didn't mute the audio before I closed the lid the last time I used it.

A:Dell Audio - automatically switch to headphones when plugging them in.

SOLUTION: the pop up menu isn't clear.
If you toggle the option at the bottom saying to not pop up each time something is plugged in, it will just automate whatever it is you plug in (at least I can confirm that for 'headphones with microphone').
The way the radio button is phrased, simply sounds like it's just meant to turn off the pop up and nothing more.

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Alright, when I plug a USB into the front of my CPU, my computer automatically restarts.

I don't know why this is happening.

A:PC restarts after plugging in USB

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I have a problem with audio on system speakers Inspiron 13 5368 2-in-1. I have exhausted all my ideas.
The audio is fine through plugged in headset but through system speakers it starts loud and fades away to very faint audio coming from two speakers.Could this be some type of Auto volume control? This problem exists with ITunes with local media, DIRECTV, Slacker, YouTube.
This has existed through several W10 upgrades. I am on the latest W10. No updates available. I have used Dell Auto Update and verified through the website no other drivers are missing or outdated 
With the deal Audio I restored to default, disabled equalizer, audio and microphone enhancement. No luck
I have removed audio devices from device manager rebooted to same results. Any other ideas?

A:Fading sound on system speakers but sound is fine on headphones

djjmj wrote: " I have used Dell Auto Update "

Dell Auto Update you're referring to is Dell Support Assist? If no, I suggest you diagnose Audio with Dell Support Assist. Most Dell systems have Support Assist pre-installed. You can check by typing Support Assist onto [Cortana] search box or right click windows logo and then click on 'Programs & Features'. If Support Assist isn't installed on system then I suggest you click on the link below and stroll down to 'Download Now'.

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When I plug in my usb mic, the sound from my speakers or headphones shuts off automatically. This guy had the same problem but I did not understand what DvK01 was trying to say.


"there shouldn't be any need to to spnd a lot of money on any external sound card
what happens when you plug a USB microphone in, is the OS thinks that it is a complete USB sound card and turns off the internal sound system
your only cure is to either use a USB combined microphone & headset or use a Mike plugged in to the small mike socket - (What does this mean?)

You might find that the sound settings is automatically switching the sound to use the mike as a communications device, not as normal input
But it isn't uncommon for a cheap USB sound device.microphone to have such poor drivers that are only really intended to be used for communications purposes ( Skype or other VOIP systems) and you haven't got a passthrough set up so mike & sound cannot be used at same time in normal use"

A:No Sound from Speakers when plugging in USB MIC

Are you saying that I will not be able to hear sound from my speakers using this mic? Is an external sound card even an option?

also, the mic doesn't seem to be recording at all and I don't know why.

When he said usb combined headset, there is a headset jack on the mic and I can hear through that but I still need to get my stereo system speakers to work so that I can have the music playing in the background while I sing through the mic.

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I got a really horrible LogiTech Headset Microphone that I got only yesterday, and the first time that I tried to use it it doesn't record my voice AT ALL, even when I have done basically EVERYTHING it told me to do in the manual.
The Microphone plays my voice through the speakers when i'm talking into it, but it doesn't RECORD my voice, which is what I want it to do.

Now, I have a different problem. After I took out the microphone there is no sound coming from my computer speakers. I don't know what to do.
All sounds from my speakers are up on full blast. Nothing is muted.
The sound only works through my stupid LogiTech headphones. But the sound is all echoey.
And my speakers are most certainly NOT broken. They worked fine before I plugged in this stupid microphone that doesn't even work.

I was trying to get my microphone to record for around 35 - 40 minutes, but it doesn't do anything on any programs!
I sure hope I still have my receipt for it! But it doesn't solve the speaker problems :(

A:No Sound From Speakers after plugging in bad Microphone

Hi WeeGee and welcome to TSF

On the recording your voice part, go to control panel and pick Sound and Audio Devices, pick Voice tab, under voice recording, pick volume. At this point, pick the options tab and make sure the Sterio mix is checked. This will add a control the the volume group that you will need for recording.

On the speakers not working after removing the head set. Note this, when you plug you headset in, the plug opens the contacts to your speakers so they will not work. When you unplug the headset, the switch contacts in the plugin port is supposed to make contact, thus restoring volume etc back to your normal system. Try pluging and unplugging the headset to get that part working again.

Be sure that you are using some sort of recording software to get the recording to work. Windows has a short one that you can use, or other recording software might be needed for long samples.

Hope this works for you,

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Hi everyone,
Recently, ive noticed that my laptop (Amilo L7320GW) keeps on crashing (i.e. it freezes or blue screen appears) when i plug/inplug my speakers (labtec pulse 285) into my laptop socket (green socket) and in cases when I interchange between speakers and headphones. I have had this configuration (all latest drivers from manufacturer website) for a year and no problems until now.

I would be grateful if anyone could help me on this issue

P Singh

P.S. I have windows xp pro service pack 3

A:Computer crashes on plugging in speakers

This sounds like a hardware problem, especially a short in the speakers/headphones or the laptop circuit.
Try a different set of gear.

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Hey guys,

I have the strangest of problems. Our family, after being on 56k dialup for years, connected to an ADSL provider, and bought a new computer. Yes, we're finally with the age of technology, hehehe. Anyway, so yesterday we went out and bought our modem. We had to buy a router because we want ADSL on 2 computers. Personally i don't know anything about networking, but i consider myself, not an expert, but atleast fairly knowledgable with computers. So when i got home yesterday with the modem i decided to see how i go installing it all myself, after all it can't be that hard (and it isn't). I expected it to work "out of the box" so to speak.

The problem is, after plugging everything into the modem, etc etc. When i plug the effernet cable into the back of the PC (with the modem router attached on the other end), the computer instantly restarts itself, it's really wierd. It's like someone has switched it off then on again (i mean theres no shutting down or anything). I thought maybe it's supposed to do that, so i let it load up again, but before it can load windows fully, it restarts itself again. This cycle repeats until i take the effernet cable out. Then the next time windows loads up i get one of those "windows has recovered from a serious error: Send report/ Don't send" messages.

I'm really baffled. It's a new computer too (2 weeks old), so there shouldn't be any problems.

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A:Computer restarts itself when plugging in Router

gointo the bios and make sure wake up on lan isnt on. i could be off but just try it

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When I insert the plug it appears the female part of the soundcard is either loose or shorting out.  Most times I receive a hum through the speakers, breakup of deep base and general irritating passages on my favorite music.  I do not game.  I listen to music as I work.  Do I need to replace the card or can i repair the card.

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I have a Lenovo G510, and many times (most of the times) when I plug earphones or speakers to the 3.5mm jack, the audio stops, and a red X appears on the Speakers icon in the notification area, and I have to press Solve problem and then it detects that the speakers stopped working (I will try to get the accurate error next time), and only then the audio returns.
( It's a combo jack - speakers and mic - why do they do it, I have no idea )

What can I do?

(I did factory reset and that did not help)


A:Audio stops when plugging earphones / speakers to 3.5mm

Are you using the correct sound driver from Lenovo?

The 8.1 driver can be downloaded from Lenovo here
Laptops and netbooks :: Lenovo G Series laptops :: Lenovo G510 Notebook - Lenovo Support (US)

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HiI've got a brand new dell xps 15 9560 for 2 days. I was ready to install 3 pending updates, but after installing them I'm experiencing troubles with sound. When nothing is playing, or when I just lower or raise audio volume, short static noises can be heard. 
These updates were about the BIOS, which is now version 1.5.0 from august 30 apparently (just giving as much information as I can - because I've noticed BIOS updates to pop up in some of the threads about audio noises).
Also, I'm a bit dissapointed that when I plug in external speakers via the jack, my computer will lag a couple seconds, and will not respond as fast as I'd like from this computer when I click 'external speakers' when it prompts me, asking what kind of audio input I plugged in.I've browsed the forums for a solution, I've tried updating the drivers - which were up to date. I've tried resetting sound bit quality, but it throws a warning so I didn't dare messing with that. I'm also not messing with all these dell apps since I'm a brand new dell user, I'm not that experienced with what I can safely remove and what not So I'd like a solution for the crackling sounds, and if possible I'd like to know if I can safely disable the maxxaudiopro promt when plugging in external speakers. I don't need presets for headsets or external speakers - I'll be fine setting sound volumes by myself if that's what this is about. If I can safe... Read more

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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 get sounds from my headphone but no sound to the speakers. The troubleshooter says the speakers not plugged in, but they are. Plug and receptacle colors match.

I remove the speaker plug and touch it with my hand and the speakers hum, so I know that from the jack through to the speakers are OK.

Disable the sound card and no sound from the headset, so the sound card is OK.

A:speakers/no Headphones/yes

Do they work if you plug them into the headphone socket? Conversely, do your headphones work when plugged into the speaker socket? If you get sound when using the headphone socket but not the speaker socket, then you might need to check the internal wiring, in particular the connection from the headphone socket to the motherboard or sound card.

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I'm running Windows XP.

For the purpose of online gaming, I recently grabbed a pair of old Logitech USB headphones with a built-in microphone. However, they're old and the sound quality is mediocre at best. I also have a set of Logitech speakers for my desktop, but whenever I plug in my headphones, the headphones automatically take up the role of playing sound, and the speakers go mute.

Is there any way that I can set my sound options so that the headphones will serve only to record what I'm saying, and my speakers will handle the job of playing sound?


If the cord is in 2 parts you could try to figure out which of them that is the microphone and which of them that is sound and then cut one of them. Worked for me

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I wasnt quite sure where to put this so sorry if this is the wrong place. I have some pretty good 5.1 speakers and i was thinking about getting some 5.1 headphones. Has anyone had any experience with these are they worth it? I found some kinyo ones for 50-60 bucks that had good reviews.

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Hey, I was trying to get Skype to play through my headphones and Spotify to play through my speakers. I have tried everything, using realtek manager to set the headphones as "Headphones" and my speakers as "Front Speaker Out".

I downloaded the trial CheVolume, which looks pretty useful however in my sound setting I only ever have "Speakers" I never have Headphones.. is this a problem and how do I fix it?

Current setup with both headphones and speakers plugged in:

Setup with only speakers plugged in:
Any help would be really appreciated thanks!

A:Speakers and Headphones?

Windows only allows one default audio playback device. Thus everything will come through whatever is the default device. Unless you can possibly find a 3rd party program that will route things differently you will have to live with the Windows limitation.

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hi everyone,

whenever i want to listen to my speakers i have to unplug my headphones jack,

is there a way i can hear the speakers without unpluging my headphones jack ?

i have a compaq pressario from 2004,

A:Speakers or Headphones

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I just got my new XP so I don't know where anything is or where the options are. Is there any way to do this?

The headphones plug cancels the speakers automatically.

A:How to run both speakers and headphones

Not sure why you would want to run them both together....can you tell us.

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