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Need to over-ride built-in speakers so desktop speakers work. Ever since I hooked up my Compac W17q monitor, the built-in speakers have taken over, but I want my desktop speakers for sound instead. How can I achieve this? Thank you for your ideas and assistance. My email address is lynnbroadway@gmail.com Thanks again, Lynn

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  • lynnbroadway Aug 26, 2008

    Thank you for your suggestion, and I should have mentioned I already tried that. I do have Windows XP, went to Control Panel, selected Sounds and Audio Devices, went to Advanced, then selected Desktop Speakers, but still the monitor speakers are all I'm getting sound from. I don't have speaker plug-ins in my monitor, and I checked out the menu button on the monitor but there's nothing about speakers.

    Any other suggestions would be appreciated...in fact, if you help me with this, you'll be my hero!

    Thanks again, Lynn

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Not sure if you ever found an answer but I had the same problem and believe I just figured it out;. My HP monitor has a plug/input for headphones. I just plugged my desktop speakers into the headphone slot.

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Assuming your using a Windows operating system, you need to got to the sound settings and set your computers soundcard as the preferred output device. (Its under Control Panel > Sounds and Audio Devices in XP)

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