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It's on a laptop: both small laptop speakers work, but when i plug in external speakers or headphones in the headphone jack then the sound only comes out of the Left one (or nothing at all). My dell guarantee has expired so they wouldn't help me out. What else can i do and at what cost? and whats the problem? sound card? it happened right after i tried plugging an amplifier in that same audio jack. probably blew it up somehow. I hear it is hard to replace laptop sound cards though...
ps: i have already verified that the plug is fully inserted.+ it is not a volume control issue since both internal laptop speakers work when nothing is plugged in. + i have already verified that the headphones/speakers i was using are fully functional and stereo. they do not need an seperate power source. I know that the speakers aren't broken since they work on other mp3 players. and the balance is right since when nothing is plugged in the audio jack, the sound comes out of both internal speakers.
It sounds like the audio jack itself has internal damage. Depending on how it is mounted on your laptop case, or possibly on an internal circuit board inside the laptop; it might be possible to repair the jack or replace with a new 1/8" audio jack. Some soldering skill may be required after disassembling the laptop and getting access to the jack.
Posted on May 11, 2009
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