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Aspire 3680-2574 Headphone jack

My headphone jack is no longer working. I have had the computer for just about a year and the headphones started acting up about a month ago. Now there is no sound at all. when I wiggle the plug in the jack I can hear static in the headset but nothing else. Please help!!

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  • jade081868 Nov 16, 2007

    same problem... except i don't even get static... laptop speakers work fine... headphone stopped working two days ago on laptop (headphones still work fine on other equipment so i know it's the laptop jack)... i've had the laptop almost a year now and this is the first problem i've had... but after googling for info i've found a LOT of posts with the same problem, but have yet to find a solution to the problem

  • stgoffman Nov 27, 2007

    i have he exact same problem. after i re-enstall vista they will work for 1 time, could vista be the problem?

  • Anonymous Dec 11, 2007

    Same problem. Acer 3680. My headphone jack does not work. Once in a while after a restart it will work, but not for long.

  • ewriter Jan 16, 2008

    Exact same problem, same laptop model. The head phone jack works sometimes, and other times it just won't. I tried the standby thing. It didn't help.

    I've had the laptop for about a year, and it just started doing this in the last couple of months.

  • Anonymous Jan 21, 2008

    exact same problem

    stand by didn't solve it either

    i did play with the spdif port by removing the cover and jiggling it

    it fixed soemtimes and sometimes didn't

    i like to know a permanent solution

  • k1ahmed Jan 23, 2008

    All symptoms exactly same here. Should we all call ACER together

  • Anonymous Feb 24, 2008

    the sound does not work at all

  • robertsarah Feb 24, 2008

    note book Aspire 3680 my speakers work, but when i plug in my headphones there is no sounds any more

  • Tsuwei Ku Mar 17, 2008

    Same problem here, standby works some time but not consistently. Anyway to solve this permantly ?

  • Anonymous Apr 29, 2008

    my speakers work but when I plug in my headphones I hear static at first and then there is no sound in the headphones. I have tried several headphones and it doesn't matter

  • Anonymous May 30, 2008

    i installed windows over my windows vista home basic.. and now my audio driver doesnt work. i downloaded the driver from acer but i cant install it!

    my computes is an aspire 3680

  • sp_shrividya Jun 18, 2008

    I've the same problem but slightly different. My headphone jack doesn't work. There's no sound at all. Speakers are absolutely fine. My computer is Zenith manufactured in 2002.

  • rajeins Jun 28, 2008

    When I play a song , It plays well with the built in speakers . Now if I jack in head set , the sound does not come on to head set speakers .

    = <>

  • rax001 Sep 02, 2008

    same problem same model.. But the interesting part is that when i plug the headphones in the HD audio shows that i've plugged headphones into the jack. At first it was just occasionaly and after the reboot they've started working again. But for know I haven't heard a beep for a few months. And my headphones work on other devices too. And another problem is my battery when i'ts plugged in the computer just shut's down for know reason after 10 minutes. And the computer woldn't even start chargeing. I'm never ever going to brought an Acer in my life.!!!

  • dilip limbu Dec 02, 2008

    can any one please help me my acer notebook 3680 can not play sond in my head phone but internal sond can play

  • firefighterj Feb 15, 2009

    when i plug in the head phones i hear a little static and the computer says on head phone jack is working fine but i hear no sound

  • hnymangat Feb 21, 2009

    When I play a song , It plays well with the built in speakers . Now if
    I jack in head set , the sound does not come on to head set speakers



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Right click my computer--> properties-->hardware-->device manager-->sound devices-->find realtek hd audio-->right click-->disable-->OK
wait at least 3 min
repeat and enable

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I got tired of trying all these suggestions because i can't seem to get consistent results... so i simply went to radio shack and bought a set of usb headphones... they plug into a usb port and work excellently

Posted on Dec 27, 2007

  • jade081868 Jan 24, 2008

    once again... i got usb headphones in november and haven't had a problem with them since...


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I have the same problem (Travelmate 2482 - not Aspire) when I switch between linux and windows (XP prof.) or sometimes when laptop is working all day.
The only one solution which works (in my case) is to turn off computer and disconnect AC adapter and battery for approx. 1.5 hour.

Posted on Jan 24, 2008

Standby your computer and then ON again. Should fix the problem

Posted on Nov 03, 2007

Check whether the songs are playing thru speakers....

If it is not working thru speakers..try to reinstalll audio drivers


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I have same problem with my acer before then i try to download and install driver updater now its work. u must try this..

Posted on Mar 09, 2009

Same problem on windows XP

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Unplug your headphones from the headphone jack, put your computer into standby or reboot, once finished loading up, try plugging in headphones again.

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SOURCE: Aspire 3680-2574 Headphone jack

did you try another set of head phones? the jack for the headphone where it was soldered most likely broke off you can take apart and try and resolder it.

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