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Headphone jack problems, can only hear out of one (or zero) speaker(s) at a time

Q: Headphone jack problems, can only hear out of one (or zero) speaker(s) at a time

Please help. I just got a new SONY Vaio Fs laptop and already the headphone jack is malfunctioning. I can only hear out of one speaker or headphone usually, and on some days neither will emitt any sound whatsoever. Whats my problem and how can i fix this???

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A: Headphone jack problems, can only hear out of one (or zero) speaker(s) at a time

Any chance of a broken headphone cable? Try with another set of headphones or speakers before blaming the computer.

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I have start to get this problem today i have looked around to find fix but nothing. i have 2 sets of ports and both of them only play throw the right hand side. also i do not know how to check if it is on mono that might be the problem but i dont think so. i have tried my headphones on my brothers pc and they worked fine. If you could help that would be great.

any help would be great

~ HarveyG

A:I can only hear out of my right headphone and speaker

Did you check the balance in the speaker properties.

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

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

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

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

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

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Alright, so here's the problem. I just recently got this computer and plugged it into the VGA port and the sound wouldn't work. I plugged Logitech External Speakers into it and the computer didn't even acknowledge that it was there. I plugged in Headphones to see if those worked and they didn't aswell. I asked the guy who I got the computer from and he said that it (sound) would work when plugged in using HDMI. So I did that and the sound does work, but only through the TV speakers. It still doesn't acknowledge the speakers or the headphone s when plugged in. So I wen t and grabbed some other speakers I had and tried those and It still didn't recognize the speaker. My question is: How Do I Get My Computer To Recognize My Speakers? Any help would be much appreiciated. 

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I can no more hear anything through my earphone/headphone/external speakers. However the headset mic is working perfectly. So there is no problem with the headphone jack. The devices work fine with my smartphone. So no problems there. I have tried unintalling the drivers and reinstalling them again. That didn't solve it. The configure option for communications headphones is not showing up. I cannot also set it as default. Please help!

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I have a 2.1 speaker set attached to my laptop that does not have its own headphone jack. So in order to listen to headphones I have to unplug the 2.1 from the headphone jack and plug in the headphones. I tried a cheap splitter but that didn't sound good.

What I would like is something that had two jacks that allowed me to keep the 2.1 plugged in all the time in one jack and when I want to use the headphones I could just plug them into the other jack. I would like both jacks whether used together or solo to have the same sound quality as a single jack... with no degradation in sound.

Lastly, I would like to be able to mute the 2.1 (using volume control on the speaker set) and still get great controllable sound out of the jack that have the headphones plugged in.

Is there something like that? Thanks.

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

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So my sound completely stopped working the other day and im trying to figure out whats going on. Ive tried updating my drivers and deleting them and reinstalling them but nothing has worked. I have no idea what to do im thinking it may be a hardware problem any suggestions 

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Hi,  I just made some driver update and windows ( windows anniversary ) update and after installing i do not have any sound with the built in spaker or with my headphone plugged with a jack anymore. But with a usb headphone it works! When i go to the Windows playback devices window there is no device present. I already update the Audio drivers and restart run the audio troubleshooting tool in Windows but nothing new it doesn't work. Gauthier  

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I've recently been having a problem with my headphones. The computer recognizes that I've plugged them in but it still uses the external speakers and there's no sound coming through the headphones. I've tried more than one pair of headphones and it still doesn't work. Restarting the computer worked once but not anymore. 










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A:Speaker/headphone/audio jack problem

There is usually a hardware switch in the socket, which is engaged when you put the plug in. Seems like it might be mechanically broken.

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there is no headphone option on my ideapad 310 , only speakers option. i tried uninstalling the sound drivers and the re-installing them  but it proved to be  useless. now audio is being being played through headphones although my laptop has no headphone option on the "playback" tab ,,however after a while the headphone disconnects and then the sound comes out from the speakers again. I'm using windows 1064-bit. Hope anybody out there can help me out. thanks.

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I'm guessing that it's probably just a compatibility issue... or just how it is, but I'm curious:

I updated my laptop from Windows XP Pro to Windows 7 Pro a while back. It started out as just a minor inconvenience, but it's getting to be very annoying. When I plug in my external speakers (via the headphone jack) or my headphones, Windows doesn't automatically switch the sound output to the headphone jack. I have to manually switch it ("Manage Audio Devices"). The same is true for the reverse, when I unplug my headphones.

Is there any way around this, or is it likely an issue with the compatibility of my sound card?

Please and thank you!

A:Headphone jack/on board speaker issue

Do you have the correct Windows 7 drivers for your Audio system? The XP drivers are not compatible and you need at a minimum Vista drivers as Vista and Windows 7 handle sound functions differently than XP.

On most newer "HD Audio" systems the jack is "auto sensing" and switches "logically". On many older PC systems that is a mechanical function with the jack.

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Hello there, I am not sure if my speaker/headphone jack (hardware input) device isn't working (albeit my default laptop built in speakers work), because of viruses and the overall system performance being affected by viruses, but hear me out... Firstly, here are the three viruses my AVG virus scan detected today, while it searched through hundreds of thousands of files:

1) Trojan horse Generic_c.QZU
2) Trojan horse Generic10.ALHO
3) Trojan horse PSW.Generic6.AQPD
The following is my hijack this log (January 21, 2009):
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 8:23:01 PM, on 1/21/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16762)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Diskeeper Corporation\Diskeeper\DkService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgrsx.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgemc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfm... Read more

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I have a pair of Logitech speakers with subwoofer and would like to connect them to my computer for surround sound using the computer's speakers as the front pair.  Using headphones I cannot find a way to make the computer speakers and the headphone play at the same time.  Please advise:Can I connect the logitech speakers as above? andif so, what software settings do I have to make?

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Hey, everyone! I am having a problem with my audio jack:1. First of all my laptop doesn't seem to acknowledge when I put my headphones/external speakers in the jack... no notification or reaction from the Laptop.2. Second- only left headphone is working. Other than that the laptop speakers are good, the only problem is with the jack.What I've done is to reset my PC, to return it to it's factory settings... but no change! Still the same problem!Laptop is new.. less than 3 months..  I am desperate... I really hope there's something I can do and you could help me with that! I really don't think it''s a hardware problem.. I have taken good care of the machine, no troubles.Thank you!

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Hello, Something is stuck inside my headphone jack (really no idea what, it looks like some amber colored resin) This caused no problems until i tried to stick my headphones in (because i didn't know there was something else inside)Now the little switch inside is activated and i can't use my normal speakers anymore. Pulling the thing out is not possible it really seems glued inside, i can remove small parts of it by scratching with a screwdriver but i see no way to remove it without a drill. I googled for ways to shut off the port so i can revert back to the normal speakers (i really don't care about losing the headphone jack, i normally only use speaker sound) It seems the installed realtek drivers allow no option to deactivate it. I tried reinstalling the realtek driver, changed registry option "EnableDynamicDevices" but didnt find the more promising "ForceDisableJD".  The Windows driver also didn't help and i didn't find any other drivers available for this notebook. The BIOS also didn't have any option for this (but maybe i'm just bad at finding it) Is there any way to disable the port on the software side or a way to disconnect the hardware? I have soldering equipment here. I really don't care for a clean solution anymore, just hoping for a way to get the sound. Thanks for your help. Edit: whoops almost forgot the essentials: this is a lenovo z510 with win7 64bit that was not pre-installed (bought without OS)

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Hello Jimco,
I have a Dell 5548 with a 1080p touch screen, Core i5 &12GB of Ram. After updating to windows 10 I have had a number of issues with this laptop.
1)The most annoying of all is that the speaker volume fluctuates from high to low at any given setting which is extremely frustrating. One time its loud then all of a sudden it reduces then a few seconds later its up again. Is this a hardware issue or a software issue as this didn't happen on windows 8.1?
2)The Headphone Jack is too tight. If I try too insert any earphones or headphones it will go in to a certain degree then i have to apply force but it still wont go in. If i try to apply more force it seems that it will break as there is a creaking sound. sound from the speakers isn't fine and i cant even use earphones :(
3) My laptop has a real sense camera and it just stops using its infrared sensors or depth sensors when setting up windows hello. It tells me to place my face in the centre of the screen and then no response even though i can see what the webcam is showing me. 
I hope you can answer my questions as it would be much appreciated.
Thanks!

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Hi,
My dell inspiron 14z 5423 no longer have sound from both the speakers and the earphone jack.
This happened after I replaced the Battery and also the hard disk from 500gb to 1TB and upgraded to windows 10.
Before this, I was using Windows 8.1 and everything was working well. I have returned it back to windows 8.1 but the no audio problem still persist.
Also, my speaker symbol on the task bar shows a "cross" sign with "no audio output installed" displaying when I hover on the speaker icon.
Please I need help. have tried all options i can think of including driver updates.
One more thing, the sound driver are not showing up on the device manager window where other drivers are displayed.

Thanks

A:No Sound From Speaker & Headphone Jack On my Dell Inspiron 14z 5423 After Chnaging BAttery and Hard Disk

pizzz4allthe sound driver are not showing up on the device manager window where other drivers are displayed.
Hello. Download this Win8.1 IDT audio driver for the Inspiron 14z 5423. There are two versions there -- get the one that says "File Format Hard Drive". Follow the installation instructions and see if the driver shows up in Device Manager.
If it doesn't, perform the PSA or ePSA sound test. If no sound during the test then there has been hardware failure. Could have happened during parts replacement.

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Hi guys

Im new to the forums, ... looked through a lot of threads for info on my problem. Cant find anything to help me. Figured maybe i can sign up and post my problem... hoping one of you smart guys might catch the answer.

The short: audio plays through back audio jack and front audio jack at the same time.

Would like for my computer to recognize that the front(headphones) is plugged in and stop playing sound through the speakers. (Late night computer usage)

Details: Motherboard: Geforce7050m-m
Using onboard sound.
Currently using Realtek Hd audio manager Version 6.0.1.5953
What i have tried: (pretty much ripped a hole in google by searching every forum on the subject)
-Opened my computer to check if my front audio jacks are plugged in
-plugged in my headphones - no sound
-found in article about marking "disable front panel jack detection"
-sounds works through headphones, in front jack YAY
-now both speakers and headphones play sound.

-installed drivers from ECS website for my motherboard
-installed drivers from realtek.com latest

Nothing worked to control the sound coming from one device at a time.
Weird things: A lot of people have device advanced settings. I dont.
- in those options there should be an option where it says "mute rear output device, when front headphones are plugged in"
-i wish i had that option, but i dont get the advanced folder at all.

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A:Speaker+Headphone at the same time Problem

bump :|

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Hi all,

When I plug in my headphones, my laptop's built-in speaker continues to have sounds coming out from it. Is there a way to work around this?

A:Sound coming out from speaker and headphone at the same time.

What audio do you have?

If Realtek, for example, go into Windows Control Panel and look for Realtek Control Panel. There are various settings that can be changed.

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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

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Good afternoon, My laptop (Toshiba Satellite L650) Stopped playing sound out of the Speakers. I recently fixed this rolling drivers back, and disable/reenabling them.

This resulted in me having to disable the speakers, and restart every program that I wanted sound to play from so I was able to listen to the sound from my headphones.

Now, after almost a week, my speakers are not producing any sound at all. As they are internals, I cannot test them on something else.

I don't know whether there is an issue with my sound card, that is causing it, but my headphones play perfectly fine.

So, basically, I would like to know, how to fix my Internal speakers, and how to make the swap between Speakers and Headphones, automatic, so I don't have to close everything, and then disable the device I do not want to use.

Thank you, and have a great day.

A:Speaker/Headphone problems.

Hello and welcome Zeroix mate have you tried just plugging in headphones? and do they work if not check the small speaker icon at bottom right click on it and it will show the volume level and check Sound in Control Panel - see pics

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I discovered that my Headphone-Line-In is defect. Therefore I tried to call the service twice and both time the people on the phone just hang up on me!! The first time because I was not finding the M/T number fast enough and the second time because the Spanish of my girlfriend was not Colombian enough! Therefore I am here: Here is a video illustrating the problem:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=snWetM4spBU The male part can wiggle just 1mm back and forth in the female part and the laptop looses contact. Consequently the laptop switches between headphones and his normal speakers. But you can hear that the jack locks properly in place and it is even very hard to disconnect again. I guess that the inside part of the headphone jack is not well anchored in his place. My second problem is my pen which did not work from the start:On the 24th of May I got a nice call from the Service and after reinstalling all driver etc. we came to the conclusion that the pen must be defect and they would send me a new one. And now finally the pen arrived and after giving him half a day of charging, he still refuses to work. Therefore I believe that also here the connection from the charging dock of the pen to the motherboard could be defect. Any thoughts? Is there a way that I can request a complete new machine? It seems that my P40 is a "Monday" production and I fear that more stuff will come loose soon! Any Tips?

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When plugging headphones into a working speaker they will not work if they are plugged in all the way. Only if it is partially in will I get sound out of BOTH the speakers and the headphones, not just the headphones.

  The speakers work fine as do various headphones that I have so it must be something else.

Any suggestions as to what the problem is? 

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can hear on my headphones but i want to speak and record my voice for a spanish cd but it wont let me. Have tried all different things on sound, but still cannot use it. It works find on xp no problems
 

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My laptop model is HP Pavilion x360 - 13-s101tu. Date of Purchase is November-end 2015. Speakers : Bang & Olufsen Part 1- The speakers of my laptop are producing low volumes even at moderate levels. For example, whenever I play a song or a movie or any audio based program, a lower level of 15 to 25 should produce an audible sound but the sound is hardly audible at around 15 and bit audible at around 25. When increased to 40 (at least) the sound becomes audible up to a normally acceptable level. Anything beyond that starts to get loud. I have observed this "issue" since the date of purchase. The laptop is still under warranty. The possibilities I can think of are either the speakers have been tuned by HP in that manner for this product or the speakers do have a problem. Part 2- When I connect a headphone or an earphone to the laptop the sound comes out muffled, suppressed and so low that audibility is almost zero, it doesn't matter if the volume level of the laptop is high. Plus, there are grains in the audio, that is something like the one that is produced by a TV when there is no channel. When I try to rotate and adjust the Phone Connector of the headphone or earphone, at one particular point the audio becomes clear, audible and there is no muffling. Though I have downloaded Real Player, and there is Films and TV app of Microsoft, I use VLC Media Player to watch video contents and Windows Media Player for audio contents such as songs. Another pro... Read more

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Hello there,
has anyone else experienced a problem with the headphone connector? I think something inside is broken in the meaning that once I plug the headset/headphone I can only hear from one channel.
If I touch the wire or play a little bit with the connector, it works perfectly.
The [email protected] told me it's a driver related problem, a conflict between the IntelGFX and the hardware which is still not resolved and suggested me to ask for a reimbursement since "it's a known problem"
This solution seems a little bit drastic to me, I think it;s a problem with the jack connector or how it's soldered on the mainboard. Anyhow I accepted it, but I was just curios i f somebody else, with this problem, has tried to play a little bit with the connector.

thanks

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I've seen similar posts regarding this, however none have helped so I'm starting my own one...hopefully someone can help.

I upgraded from Windows XP to Windows 7 64bit. In XP, I used the front panel headphone jack for hooking up to my TV, or headset. Since I've upgraded, this headphone jack doesn't work. The 'Manage Audio devices' in the control panel shows headphones as not connected in the front jack. The microphone works fine.

I've tried looking for updated drivers - I have the latest. I tried to switch the BIOS settings from HDaudio to AC97 - doesn't work. I tried to install the Soundmax High Definition Audio utility from my motherboard installation disk, but Windows 7 won't let me run the setup (not compatible with the OS).

Any advice / help would be appreciated.

System specs are:

Motherboard - ASUS P5N32-E SLI PLUS
Sound - (with the motherboard) Supreme FX Audio
CPU - Intel Core 2 Duo 6600 2.4 GHz
Memory - 4 GB
Video - Geforce 8800 GTS 640MB
OS - Windows 7 64bit

A:Front panel headphone jack problems

I have the exact same motherboard : P5N32-E SLI.
I'm using the soundcard that came with the mobo (supreme fx).
Just upgraded from 32 bit Vista Home edition to 64 bit Win 7 Professional.
My front headphone jack has not worked since the upgrade.
Control Panel identifies the Headphones as 'not plugged in'.

In a slightly unrelated topic. My xbox 360 is hooked up to the line in port for sound at back of my pc. It was always a bit distorted with Vista (a problem I was too lazy to confront).
But since the upgrade to Win 7 the distortion has become intolerable.

Anyone out there who can help?
cheers.

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Hi everyone,

I have a brand new Toshiba Portege R705-P35 laptop running Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit; I got it just over a week ago. The last couple days, I have been noticing that my headphones are getting intermittant connections. I have a pair of Grado SR80I's as well as a set of SR225I's. I plugged the SR225I's into the Portege with a 1/4" to 1/8" takedown adapter and I think that is what caused the problem.
My concern is: if a couple of hours of having those cans connected to my computer is enough to pull on the circuit board (?) enough to cause a problem, how strong is the headphone jack built overall? I am blind, and I use my computer (with screen-reading software) with headphones almost exclusively. I plug and unplug my headphones several times a day, and I take care not to pull on the headphone chord whenever possible. If I am already having problems, I am concerned about the durability of the jack over a long period of time.
I have thought about doing one of three things, all of which include never plugging a straight 1/4" to 1/8" takedown adapter in:
1. Exchange the laptop at BestBuy, explain the situation, and hoping for the best.
2. Exchanging the laptop, then paying to have a stronger headphone jack installed --probably by a third party--if one is made. (I noticed the AC power jack is metal but the headphone/microphone jacks are plastic.)
3. Returning the laptop and buying a Dell XPS 14, which is the other laptop I was consid... Read more

A:Toshiba Portege R705-P35 Notebook Headphone Jack Problems

You might not be able to have a better jack installed onto the motherboard, because they are engineered to such tight tolerances, and the existing jack is usually a fairly thin part made of plastic.

One option would be to have a shop solder jumpers to the board, and bring a better jack to the outside of the laptop. The jumpers would have to be secured to the shell in such a way as to prevent pulling on the mainboard.

There is another option. You could purchase a set of speakers which have a headset convenience jack, leave those speakers plugged in to the laptop, and plug the headphones into the speaker.
 

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Hello,
 
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
 
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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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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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Hello Eight Forums.

My trouble is the audio output through headphones - background is louder than foreground (especially in music - I often cannot hear the vocals at all; movies however are mostly fine, for reasons unknown to me; but generally, the sound is always different in some way).

I only have one pair of headphones to test it with. However these always worked fine with previous machines, and still do work fine with my iPhone 4. Although they are surely not the case, I cannot with confidence say that if it were a loudspeaker instead things wouldn't have been different.

So this is either a software or a hardware issue.

Software

My computer (details at the bottom) came with a SoundBlaster X-Fi MB3 equalizer program and RealTek High Def Audio drivers. I've uninstalled SoundBlaster hoping it would fix the issue (I didn't need an extra program like that anyway) but alas to no avail. Updating the RealTek drivers did no good still.

The only thing I haven't touched is the ghostly NVIDIA Virtual Audio Device (can it be the source of my trouble?) - I only first noticed it now when copy/pasting the Belarc data. I'll try and find out about it in the meanwhile.

Hardware

I wonder if it perhaps has something to do with my audio jack (laptop's brand new, but you can never know). I have what appears to be mic, headphone, S/PDIF and line in jacks... Is there a way to use the microphone or the line-in to test the headphones? To see if the headphone out is broken.

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A:Messed up headphone audio; want to check headphone jack

First, the "My System Specs" is where you fill in what you have.

Does the internal speakers on the laptop work? Is the audio OK on the internal speakers?

The SoundBlaster program(s) is a software enhancement to the basic audio chip (ReaklTek). Many PC's now come with some type of enhancement such as the SoundBlaster or in the case of HP PC's its "Beats Audio".

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HI I am facing audio problem for the last few months. when i install window 7 its automatically install audio driver which plays built in laptop speaker but exteranl headphone/microphone do not play sound. Same like this if i install given audio driver of hp probook 6550b which is sp48147 then headphone play sound but spearkers do not. I have installed windows many times to solve this issue but still this problem is existing. Please help in resolving this issue

A:Laptop speaker play sound but external headphone or speaker ...

Hi, Please try to enable it using the following steps (a) Right click the speaker icon,(b) Click Playback devices.(c) Right click External speakers (or similar) ,              (d) Click Enable,(e) Click Apply/Ok Regards.

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Hello all and thank you all for reading my thread, before anything sorry for any language errors, grammar .etc!
So once again like the topic suggest's this is the question. How to change headphone front jack to rear jack & panel without realtek?
Is there possibly some other software that could achieve me changing (by software not hardware) the headphone front panel to the rear panel
without paying for new hardware? (Below I've mentioned that I got a cable from the services that they will apply on the pc in the repair center)
I looked at this thread http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/answe...-port-broke-headphones-rear-port-realtek.html
But I don't know if this will work because I tried downloading realtek for my soundcard and it looks like it doesn't support it.
I also tried installing the realtek program a couple more times but still the same error occured, otherwise it would install and I could run it.
+ I think and fear I may have the same problem where the "set as default" button isn't there because I've had this before many times in the default window sounds tool.
I am trying to find a free solution where I could do the rear port & rear panel thing by software and not having to pay anything "if that's even possible that is" (although the pc repair services are getting me this cable that will be able to do it) I should be getting the pc today but,
They are not sure if the sound will be fixed it would be one of t... Read more

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  First time ive ever had this happen with any sort of electornics.....the headphone jack on a new pair of turtle beach headphones somehow got bent and before i realized the danger it broke off inside the output for the headphones on my AW 15 R3.   computer is less than a month away from the store....grrrrrrr   what are my options.....thanks....Tom Schuster

A:headphone jack broken off in headphone plug in

TOMMYSS,
If you purchased complete care from Dell you can call into Dell Alienware Support at 1 (877) 330-9732. If you did not you can possibly take it back to the store you purchased it from to see if they can help you. You can also try removing it yourself. Just make sure that it is unplugged before attempting to remove it.

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Really need help, im a DJ and use this laptop for it!! My headphones only have sound coming from 1 side, ive tried reinstalling drivers etc and everything else ive read online.  I need this resolved ASAP so any help is appreciated. Thanks

A:Headphone jack only plays out 1 headphone (Right side)

Hi @chadhogan121 Welcome to the HP Support Community! I saw your post regarding the problems with sound only coming out on one side of the headphones. I will be happy to help you with that. Have you tried a different set of headphones to see if the same thing happens? This HP document No Sound from Speaker will show you how to use the built-in Windows troubleshooter. Give that a try.

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Standard headphone that fits iPhone and other laptops will not plug all the way into jack.  Audio continues to come from speakers.  I'm finding many others across boards that have this same issue.  HP says 3.5 will fit but it does not.

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My speakers on my Yoga 2 Pro work fine.  Today, I plugged in headphones and only sound came through the right ear side.  I checked the headphones themselves with my phone and they worked fine.  I got earbuds out to test them.  The earbuds had sound only coming out on the left side.  Again, tested the earbuds with my phone and they worked fine.  It is the headphone jack in the Yoga Pro for sure.  Suggestions?  

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I purchased  a  3.5mm 4 Position TRRS Male to 2x 3 Position TRS Female Headset Splitter Adapter for my hyperx cloud headphones to plug into my XPS 15, except the microphone isn't working when its plugged in.
When I plug them in a window comes up 'which device did you plug in?' Mic in, Line in, Dell Devices (lists random unknown devices to me), Headphones/headset - headphones medium, external speakers - external speakers medium. Are these details correct? should something about the microphone come up also? I go to sound options, recording and it's still using the microphone in the laptop.
I tested the headphones on another laptop without the jack and the microphone on the headset is working great. So it's either the splitter isn't doing it's job... or something to do with the laptop, any ideas?

A:XPS 15 9560 Headphone jack function as a mic jack?

Well for your case, the headSET option would be correct, since that means a device that offers both headphones (audio out) and a mic -- but note that you do apparently also have a Mic In option, though this would prevent audio output to the headphones.  However, if selecting the headset option isn't working, the issue with the TRRS "standard" is that it isn't a standard. The industry never agreed on which pins would be used for which connectors (Ground, Mic, Left Audio, Right Audio).  I think Samsung did it one way and Apple did it another, for example, and this of course causes interoperability issues.  So if choosing "headset" isn't working, it's probably because the XPS is expecting Option A and your splitter is wired for Option B.Theoretically, given that the audio chipset allows the pins to be dynamically assigned to various purposes depending on the device that's plugged in, it MIGHT be possible to have a "Headset" and "Headset (Alternate Mode)" device option in order to accommodate both TRRS configurations, but I seem to recall one of the TRRS implementation differences being where the Ground pin was placed, and maybe that pin can't be reassigned simply via software, which might explain the absence of such an option. Sorry!

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Hi,

I am using a Tiny Media Notebook PIII, 700, Windows 98 SE. The computer is about four years old, and by now the headphone jack, which I use as my sound out port, is about fryed. The contacts have deteriated, and I can not replace the jack, as it is connected to the motherboard. Thus, aside from opting for a usb sound out, such as taking up the Soundblaster MP3+ option, I was wondering if I could reprogram the way in which sound is connected to external devices such as headphones. There are three jacks on the front of my computer: the headphone jack, the microphone jack and er I think it is a line out jack - the later jack which I have never used. Is there anyway I can swop/substitute the connection via the headphone jack say for the microphone jack or line out jack. Is there anyway I could do this?
 

A:Substituting the headphone jack with the microphone jack

No, afraid not. Each jack has it's own circuitry which provides for the needed resistance and other parameters. What you could do, if you got to the mobo itself, is to physically replace the jack but that's a major pain on a laptop.

You can try two things, one is to use alcohol and a Q-Tip to thoroughly clean the jack, then use a small bit of steel wool to sand inside with and then again with the alcohol and two, if the jack's worn too big for a tight connection, is to go to Radio Shack and buy a plug in adapter for that size jack. Some come with a slightly oversized male end and then you could plug into the female end and have a tight connection.
 

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I'd like to plug my speakers into the back speaker jack and headphones to the front jack. I can't do this and have both work at the same time. I have a cheapo Insight speaker with a volume puck that lets me plug a headphone jack but then the speakers turn off.

Seems to me with front panel and rear panel jacks I should be able to do this but so far, I'm stumped.

Any ideas?

A:How to configure headphone jack and speak jack together

Depends on the sound card you got. Realtek HD Audio Manager has a Device Advanced Settings option at top right, You can un-tick "Mute rear output ..." and see if it works.

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I still can hear audio form internal speaker eventhough I use headset. I've try solution for beats audio, but my PC couldn't find the audio beats control panel. Plus there is no notification appear when I plug in the headset. Please help me. Product No: E9U84AA#UUF TQ

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I used to be able to reset the jack using the Sigmatel Control Panel in Windows Vista, but it seems to have disappeared after the upgrade.

I don't use my front jack for my mike because it's damaged.

Any help would be appreciated.

A:Win 7 RC detects mic jack as speaker jack.

You need to install new drivers for Win7...
What brand is your card?

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Hi

i can't hear sound from speakers rear. I have 5.1 configuration.

I try click in Speaker configuratio and all speakers works correctly
Also i can't set off audio improvement

I try unisnstall Real Tek audio drivers.

Also i try to reinstall old and new drivers.

I have DTS Audio control panel

When i try to test with click on any speaker there isn't sound

In some game ad application there aren't audio at all.

When i set improvment with ambient check i hear all speakers, but in this case in some game and application the sound is off and can't hear anything

Thanks

Lorenzo Farina

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Hi. I have a 2.1 speaker setup. I can always hear sound in the left speaker and the subwoofer, but sometimes I cannot hear any sound from the right speaker. It seems like the sub is working as the right speaker. It is only like this some of the time, as sometimes it works perfectly fine. I am running Windows XP. I have Logitech R-20 speakers and a Creative Audigy 4 soundcard. Can someone please help? Thanks.

A:I Only Hear Sound From One Speaker

It seems to me a lack of contact of the plug-in of the right speaker in the rear panel of the PC.
Try to put it better.
Regards,
Darthy

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hi ..i bought a new hp laptop before 2months..My laptop working properly..But speaker is very low quality..If i here any important videos I cant here anything from here...The speaker quality is ver very low..very poor..If i put a full volume ,its just like a normal sound otherwise its very poor..I need a good solution...PLEASE help me what i need to do ??











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A:speaker quality very low i cant hear anything

Actually i need DOLBY speaker for my laptop..If it is possible could I change my B&O  to DOLBY??? how to cahnge?

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