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Equium Laptop Headphones Not Working

I have a Toshiba Equium laptop running Vista Home Premium. When I plug in headphones the speakers should go off and sound come out the phones, but this is not happening -- speakers stay on and no sound on phones. I'm pretty sure this use to work OK once upon a time.

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  • dave 412 Nov 03, 2008

    I found two things that resolved this issue --



    First I had to make Headphones the Default device in Playback settings in Hardware and Sound in the Control Panel



    Second I discovered that just plugging in the phones does not necessarily actively switch the sound output. For some applications (e.g. RealPlayer) it doesn't see a change of device on-the-fly, but you have to close and re-open the app for it to start using the phones. Similarly if you are listening on phones and then unplug them.

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The jack might be disconnected from the mobo,or it's simply broken or the headphones don't touch the contact metal properly

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