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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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Posted on Jul 20, 2010

Re: headphones and sound.

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

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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.

Posted on Dec 14, 2007

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Re: headphones and sound.

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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Posted on Nov 30, 2007

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