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Headphones and sound.

I hear musice from my computer but when I plug in my headphones I hear nothing at all. Than when I unplug my headphones I hear the music. This also happens with my external speckers

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  • mrvoodoo67 Nov 30, 2007

    i Have exactly the same problem. I have upgraded realtek. wot else can i do, is it a design flaw?

  • liv_lov_laf Dec 14, 2007

    I also have this problem with a 3680 Aspire. Thing is, the headphones would work one time, then not another and back and fourth. Every time they have not worked, I've pluged them into something else (mp3 player etc.) and the headphones work fine.My theory is, Aspire may have gotten TOO good of a deal on these jacks.
    This problem by the way, is the only problem I've had with my laptop which is now 11 months old.

  • inkahmessiah May 05, 2008

    wen i found the site i thought there will be a solution here..but seems that theres no solution here..i tell you guys this morning the earphone jack was working fine..i installed a software to recalibrate my name is battery doubler..and am pretty sure that its the root of the software..i also read somewhere tat it reduces battery consumption by cutting off connections like the earphone jacks..usb jacks etc..wer ur not using..but in my cas it cut it off even if i uninstalled the software it doesnt work at plz///

  • emiko_23 Dec 07, 2008

    Hey guys, i have the same problem here, so i think its related with drivers? Is it?



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Posted on Jul 20, 2010


Not really a solution for fixing the problem but yes you (obviously) can use another connection that works.
The answer to the question is, Realtec need's to fix their problem.

Posted on Dec 26, 2007


I've been having the same problems with my laptop to,my solution for this problem(and it does work) is to buy some usb headphones no more problem.all the best big dave.

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Ok, I take back the speculation that it's the jack. Why? Because I hear the click click in the headphones as I plug it in. Also, there are a lot of complaints about this problem with various brands of computers but the one common thread is realtek.

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Hey guys!
Since the internal speakers are working, the sound portion of your pc is set up correctly and working. That is also confirmed by the fact that the sound goes away when you insert the earphone jack.
That means that either your headphone jack is defective (I doubt that, since 2 of you seem to have the same problem, but possible), your earphones (or cables) are defective, or there is a compatibility problem with the earphone jack in the pc and the earphone plug on the earphone cable. Just because the plug fits the jack, doesn't mean that it's making the proper connection. I've been stung with that one myself, a time or two. That's about all there is to that circuit.

The only other thing that I might suggest is that you try to plug the earphones in, hold the Fn key while pressing the F8 key a couple of times. That key combination toggles you speakers on and off. Doubt that will buy you anything, but it's worth a try.

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