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BLUETOOTH - how do you know if you have it?


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#1 JayJax

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Posted 03 December 2014 - 09:15 PM

My audio no longer works nor do my jacks so I wanna get a bluetooth speaker???

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Posted 03 December 2014 - 10:00 PM

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Posted 03 December 2014 - 10:06 PM

 

My audio no longer works nor do my jacks so I wanna get a bluetooth speaker???

Is there a physical reason they do not work, Are the jacks broken? Is the sound card working?



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Posted 04 December 2014 - 07:16 PM

Thanks --- it appears I do not, which I figured but now I know.



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Posted 04 December 2014 - 07:17 PM

 
 

 

 

 

 

My audio no longer works nor do my jacks so I wanna get a bluetooth speaker???

Is there a physical reason they do not work, Are the jacks broken? Is the sound card working?

 

No the jacks are not broken, at least they don't look broken its just when I plug in my headphones which used to work they don't     How do I know if the soundcard is working???



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Posted 04 December 2014 - 07:27 PM

Have you tested the headphones with another device to know they are good?

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#7 JayJax

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Posted 04 December 2014 - 09:11 PM

Have you tested the headphones with another device to know they are good?

No, I haven't although they are fairly good quality, and I have another set as well that is even better and while both of them used to work neither currently do but yes, I should cross my t's and check them on another computer.   Good idea thx.



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Posted 05 December 2014 - 02:09 AM

 

Have you tested the headphones with another device to know they are good?

 

No, I haven't although they are fairly good quality,

Regardless of quality things break. I only use cheap headphones because I quite often forget they are there and plugged into my PC or Cell and stand up or .... You get the idea I break lots of them.

 

 

How do I know if the soundcard is working???

Is this a laptop or desktop.

 

If its a desktop,  you plug the headphones in a port on the front of the case?  Do you have speakers that you can use? Plug the speakers into the port on the back of the PC.

 

It will look something like this.

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It may also be a drivers issue, However I do not know how to fix this in Windows.


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Posted 05 December 2014 - 02:17 AM

Open Device manager

 

Click on Start>>>type in the 'search programs and files'...device manager.....click once to open it...

 

Are there any Yellow exclamation points in there...?


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Posted 05 December 2014 - 11:29 AM

Open Device manager

 

Click on Start>>>type in the 'search programs and files'...device manager.....click once to open it...

 

Are there any Yellow exclamation points in there...?

There are no exclamation points however there are "faded" entries.    I wish I knew had to take a screenshot of my device manager page.    I have a screenshot device here for online but I do not know how to do it for something else like device manager.



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Posted 05 December 2014 - 11:37 AM

 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

Have you tested the headphones with another device to know they are good?

 

No, I haven't although they are fairly good quality,

Regardless of quality things break. I only use cheap headphones because I quite often forget they are there and plugged into my PC or Cell and stand up or .... You get the idea I break lots of them.

 

 

How do I know if the soundcard is working???

Is this a laptop or desktop.

 

If its a desktop,  you plug the headphones in a port on the front of the case?  Do you have speakers that you can use? Plug the speakers into the port on the back of the PC.

 

It will look something like this.

Image not my work.

dh3j9t.gif

 

 

It may also be a drivers issue, However I do not know how to fix this in Windows.

 

Yes it is a laptop and I have a place to plug it in on the side of the laptop it used to work but doesn't.    I do not think its the headphones because both are only a month or two old and I doubt that both of them would go bad at once.   My laptop is about 4 years old.    I do not know how to "do" driver's either.      My computer always tells me my drivers are the most recent and okay but I have had a couple that I replaced through a tedious process with a free driver update software that takes forever because they want you to buy it which works faster.    The sound on my computer has improved but it is still bad but I the free driver update did improve the sound that I get without headphones - so I know the driver could be improved yet the system response was that it was "working properly" or the most recent driver available so when I have problems with something and am advised the driver is ok I don't put any faith in that.     I do not understand drivers, I've had people say that you don't need a driver update program because you can do it yourself but I do not know how and "searching" for an update never works.     Maybe I should search for a discussion on driver updates and see if there's any info there or start my own thread on it because its a recurring issue for me.

 

I had speakers and they quit working which again seems to indicate its the jack that 3 devices do not work in.


Edited by JayJax, 05 December 2014 - 11:41 AM.


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Posted 05 December 2014 - 11:42 AM

You should be able to take a screenshot of device manager the same way you take an online one.

What screenshot device are you using?

Edited by Queen-Evie, 05 December 2014 - 11:43 AM.


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Posted 05 December 2014 - 08:54 PM

You should be able to take a screenshot of device manager the same way you take an online one.

What screenshot device are you using?

It's an add-on for firefox - so if I'm not on firefox it doesn't work.     Anyway, I was playing around with the controls, the sounds system files and, not quite sure how, the sound is now audible w/o headphones or speaker, which is good enough for me.   How long it lasts is anybody's guess.   I guess sometimes it pays to fool around?



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Posted 05 December 2014 - 09:03 PM

I'm glad you have sound now. I hope it lasts.

For future reference for screenshots:

Use the prt sc key on your keyboard.

Then open up Paint, paste the screenshot into Paint, click the drop down arrow on the upper left side and choose Save or Save As.

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Posted 05 December 2014 - 10:32 PM

 
 

 

I'm glad you have sound now. I hope it lasts.

For future reference for screenshots:

Use the prt sc key on your keyboard.

Then open up Paint, paste the screenshot into Paint, click the drop down arrow on the upper left side and choose Save or Save As.

Thanks, me too.   and thanks for the "how to" on screenshot!






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