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Headphone Jack Problem

Ever since I went from XP to Vista I cannot get my headphone jack to work. Sound comes out of the speaker just fine.

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  • jayg800 Dec 01, 2007

    Worked like a charm.....Thanks a million

  • farrell_stu Jan 17, 2009

    the headphone jack used to work, but just one day (I have no reason why...) They stoped working.

    The speakers function, but when I plug head phones in, nothing happens(speakers on the laptop still work, but external speakers do not.)



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When i put any cable like my sound system any other thing like that,it does'nt work.
i have a question?how to can solve this probleme?

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Install (update) the compatible sound driver for vista.

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Go to control panel, click on sound and check if the head phone jack is enabled and also if the drop down list under head phone jack properties states 'use this device'
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Sound Problem with Headphone

First try the headphones in a different machine, such as an mp3 player or cd player to make sure the headphones still work.

Try going to the start button, then settings and control panel. Then select "Sounds and Audio devices" Down at the bottom you should see "Speaker settings." Click the "Advanced" button and then select stereo headphones.

Then, place the headphones into the green audio jack (or the headphone jack up front if you have them), play some music, and then gently wiggle the jack to see if some of the sound makes it into the headphones. If not, try slowly pulling the headphones out of the jack while the music is plaaying. you might find that the jack has slipped a little and may play only if your connector is slightly pulled out or more firmly pushed in. If his helps, then your audio connector is loose and you should replce the sound card. If the card is on the motherboard, you can disabled it when you put a new card in.

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See if it works with the headphone jack instead of speakers.

If the sound is intermittant on the headphone jack too then the headphone jack is broken causing the speakers not to work. You could probably find a place to solder the jack.

If it works fine on headphones then either the speakers are bad or the amplifier on the mainboard has failed.

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No sound coming out of speaker, but headphone jack works!

Hi, I had the same exact problem. The speakers wouldn't work but sound came out of the headphone jack. 
To fix my problem, i opened up the subwoofer unit and checked the fuse on the circuit board which seemed fine. Then i had a look at the wiring on the other side of the circuit board and noticed one of the wiring had fried leaving a gap in the connection and exposing the copper wiring. So i just soldered the two bits of wire together. Works fine now!  I just had to be careful when i finished soldering that the exposed wire wouldn't touch any of the other connections. I insulated the wires with a glue gun to keep it all in place.
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