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Sound playing through both speakers and headphones (plugged into speaker)


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#1 Tim Brastow

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 03:27 PM

Hi, I recently got headphones for myself. For the first week or so they worked fine, but as of late, when I plug them into my speakers (Klipsch ProMedia 2.1), I can hear sound from both the speaker and the headphone. However, when plugging the headphones into the speaker, the volume level coming out of the speakers lowers (but doesn't mute, so it does recognize the headphones), so the only way I can hear sound from the headphones and NOT from the speakers is if the volume on the speakers is low enough.

 

The sound driver I have is the Realktek HD Audio Driver (upgraded to the latest to see if that would fix it, but it didn't).

 

No headphones show up in the "Playback Devices" either.

 

Is something misconnected or something?
 

Thanks.

 


Edited by Tim Brastow, 12 February 2014 - 03:33 PM.


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#2 GreenGiant117

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Posted 14 February 2014 - 03:29 PM

Thats a problem with the speakers, not the computer.

 

If you plug the headphones into the speakers the computer would not change the output or realize anything had changed, the speakers would still be what is plugged into the computer, the speakers are what switch when the headphones are plugged in.



#3 Tim Brastow

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Posted 14 February 2014 - 04:43 PM

So is it something internal with the speakers that I can't get to then? As I said, plugging the headphones into the speakers lowers the volume coming out of the speakers, but it doesn't mute it completely as it should.



#4 Chris Cosgrove

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Posted 17 February 2014 - 08:40 PM

Head phone sockets normally incorporate a switch to mute the speakers when the 'phones are plugged in. It is almost certain that it is a problem with this switch that is causing the problem.

 

A trick I have used several times is to spray a short blast of switch cleaner into the headphone socket, and then insert and remove the headphone jack several times quickly. this usually dislodges any dirt or such jamming the switch. If you don't have or can't source switch cleaner, you can use a few drops of iso-propyl alchohol. You should be able to get some from your local chemist / pharmacy.

 

If this doesn't work and if you are any good with a soldering iron, you could cnsider replacing the socket.

 

Chris Cosgrove






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