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#1 swisss

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Posted 07 February 2009 - 06:59 PM

I have had this problem for as long as i can remember but it never really annoyed me enough to find a solution until recently. I have the HP Pavilion a1324n computer tower which has ports on the front in two different sections. There's a section 3 down (below my LightScribe DVD Writer/CD-Writer and DVD-ROM) and another section just below that which is in a slide down compartment. In the top one there are ports for a SmartMedia/xD, CompactFlash I/II, MMc / SD, Memory Stick / PRO, USB 2.0. In the bottom section there are ports for 2 more USB 2.0's, Headphone and mic, and a couple others I don't use. My USB ports and others haven't had any problems other than the headphone jack. When ever I try and plug headphones in I get no sound out of them, and my speakers don't mute either. As far as I can tell it can't even tell that I've plugged anything in. The speakers I have are the Microsoft digital sound system 80 which hooks up through a USB in the back of the tower. I'm not sure if you need anymore information but I tried to list as much as possible. Anyways, if anyone could help out with this it would be awesome.

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Posted 07 February 2009 - 10:39 PM

Have you tried unhooking the speakers BEFORE you plug in the headphones?
A long shot but worth a try.

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Posted 07 February 2009 - 10:48 PM

lol, I can't believe I didn't try that myself. Headphones work fine now, but is there anyway that I could keep the speakers in and just have it switch over for me once I plug in the headphones? If not I guess I could make due with this, either way, thanks for the help.

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Posted 08 February 2009 - 12:10 AM

You could try hooking the speakers into one of the front USB ports.
Open up a music file, let it start playing.
With the speakers still plugged in, hook the headphones up, see if it over-rides the speakers.
I've never used USB speakers so once again this is a long shot worth a try.




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