My laptop isn't playing music. and doesn't have any kind of sound except through headphones. what may be the problem?
For the future, please provide your operating system (more specific the better), and the manufacture and model of your laptop. Solutions very from OSX to Linux to Windows and the more specific, the more success you will yield.
At any rate, if you are using Windows (Vista, 7 and XP), I may have a solution. RIGHT-click on the volume control button on your task bar (bottom right hand corner) and click "playback devices". Make sure the icon that reads "speakers" is enabled or "working" (to enable, just left-click twice).
If this doesn't solve your volume issues, you may need to re-install your audio driver from your manufacture website. The drivers section is normally under the "support" section of their website, but may also be under "downloads". Since I don't know what the manufacture is, I can't say for sure the address nor location. Download the audio driver(s) according to the Model and Operating System you are running currently. After installing, reboot (if needed). If you have a hard time finding the correct driver, respond with your manufacture and model number and operating system and I will gladly help you to the best of my ability.
If you successfully install the driver, and the problem persists still, you may have a problem with the hardware (speakers) themselves and may require a hardware replacement. Doing this yourself will most likely void your warranty, so do at your own discretion!
I hope this was helpful and straight to the point and wasn't too vague nor complicated. I would highly recommend a second opinion before replacing any hardware, seeing as the problem may not lie with the speakers themselves. The first two solutions I posted are 100% free, safe and reversible, so I hope those did the trick!
Jul 18, 2011 |
Computers & Internet