Hey there - I've had my notebook for nearly two years now, and for about the same amount of time I've had the following probs:
1) CD/DVD's play at half speed, really broken viewing/listening;
2) The Headphone Jack is really temperamental, and only works sporadically..
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Re: Headphone Jack not working
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first off for the cd/dvd problem goto control panel >system and maintenance >device manager and make sure you have up to date drivers and if yes then i would do a disk clean and a defrag of the computer as for the headphone jack i would do the same thing it might just need the drivers updated
i hope this helps out if not let me know have a good day :)
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Do the speakers still work? If they do most probably the connector jack is broken, you can either send it to a service rep to replace (which costs a bomb and takes a better half of a year) or you could get a USB to Headphone/Microphone converter which costs about 5-8 Euros
it sounds like a fault in the speakers themselves. It's most likely a physical fault as the computer seems to think that everything is working okay. do you have a different set of speakers to try and see if the same thing occurs?
Sound is not working. Headphones would work just fine but the built-in speakers stopped working. try to update and reinstall the drivers. The speakers would sometimes work for a second when removed the headphone jack. sometimes it was a short in the jack connection or just a bad connector in the jack. Sooo, just plugg in the headphone jack a bunch of times and after about 20 seconds the speakers will work just fine.
May I know if have tried alternate headphones and if they are the same?Does the headphone work when wiggled within the port if yes then the issue is with the headphone jack being loose and you would need to send the computer for a repair if covered by the manufacturers warranty as the headphone jack needs to be replaced.
Thank you for your time.
This sounds like a problem with your connection for your headphones. Your headphone jack on your notebook is stereo, which means that you need stereo headphones to make it work. If you look at the tip of your plug on your headphone cord, it will have 1 black ring, or 2 black rings. 1 black ring is mono, 2 black rings is stereo.
If you are using stereo headphones, and you're still having this problem, your headphone plug is not going all the way into the jack on your notebook. Press the plug all the way into the jack and the problem should be fixed.
If you physically cannot push the plug all the way into the jack, there may be a problem with the jack on your notebook that will need to be looked at.
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It sounds like the headphone socket is sticking/defective. When you insert the jack into the socket a contact is broken to disable the external speakers, when you remove the jack the connection is resumed.
Due to the amount of work this will take and the possibility of causing other problems in the process I would check to see if the warranty is still in effect first. If not then the next thing to ask is do you have the tools, mechanical aptitude, patience and ability to risk damaging your laptop to do this yourself?
If you want to go the do it yourself route let me know and I?ll post some disassembly instructions later tonight otherwise please don?t forget to rate the posting.