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Desk Top Speakers And Headphones Quit Working


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#1 Dennis H

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Posted 21 February 2015 - 12:10 PM

Hello all !

 

A couple of days ago my speakers and headphones stopped working when I plug them into my laptop.

 

The speakers are desktop Logtech. I only hear a buzzing noise when I plug them in.

 

When I plug the headphones in, there is complete silence.

 

Perhaps I clicked on something I should not have ?

 

Toshiba laptop. Microsoft 7 64 bit

 

Any help would be appreciated.

 

 

Thanks.

 

Dennis :)



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Posted 21 February 2015 - 12:28 PM

Do you have any yellow check marks in device manager?


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Posted 21 February 2015 - 05:09 PM

Thanks for the reply.

 

I have no idea what device manager is  !

 

I did check my speaker level and it is turned all the way up.

 

It works fine but anything I plug in turns out mute.

 

 

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Posted 22 February 2015 - 09:24 AM

Hi click on the start button, then control panel then hardware.  At the upper right you will see device manager, click on that a panel will open showing the devices used by your system.  If you see any item/items checked in yellow that item has an issue.


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Posted 22 February 2015 - 09:49 AM

Just checked and no yellow checks.

 

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Posted 22 February 2015 - 10:14 AM

I don't know if this makes any difference or not but when I plug the speakers in to the laptop the internal speakers keep working.

 

 

Thanks,

 

Dennis

 

EDIT   Spoke too soon. Now when I plug the speakers in the internal speakers stop working.


Edited by Dennis H, 22 February 2015 - 10:20 AM.


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Posted 22 February 2015 - 10:28 AM

That says the system feels all is Ok should rule out software/driver issue, my best hunch is the jack where you plug in has an issue.  When you plug into that jack part of its function is to disconnect the system speakers, if the tang in the plug that breaks the circuit breaks off what you describe happens. 


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Posted 22 February 2015 - 10:36 AM

Thanks for the help.

 

I tried again with both the speakers and headphones and the system speakers stayed on this time.

 

Might be a short or something.

 

Sounds (No pun) like I am out of luck.

 

 

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Posted 22 February 2015 - 10:58 AM

Still pretty sure there is a problem with the jack.


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Posted 22 February 2015 - 01:38 PM

Could have been a little debris in the port.


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Posted 23 February 2015 - 09:35 AM

Solved my problem this morning.

 

Whenever I plugged in the speakers or headphones the sound on my computer was already playing.

 

At that point I assumed that I had a problem.

 

This morning after giving it another try I checked the speaker volume on the computer and it was turned all the way down after(all the way up prior) plugging in. I have no idea how plugging in the speakers controlled the computer speaker volume but it did. I slid the bar up and poof, sound.

 

I still think something is wrong but I will see how long this works out.

 

Ps. I will be cleaning all ports on the computer today.

 

Thanks again OldPhil !

 

Dennis


Edited by Dennis H, 23 February 2015 - 09:37 AM.


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Posted 23 February 2015 - 10:35 AM

Glad to hear things are looking up.

 

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Posted 23 February 2015 - 10:49 AM

Thanks.

 

I was also able to solve a problem I posted on the Web/E mail forum , also by accident.

 

I am batting 1000 so far today.  LOL

 

 

 

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