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My laptop speakers don't work but my headphones plug does

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October 25, 2013 12:13:20 PM

My speakers don't work i tried to see what the problem is with the control panel and it says there's no problem that the speakers are good. when i plug my headphones or an aux cable works perfectly. Please help me i don't know what else to do
October 25, 2013 12:19:59 PM

It is possible that you didn't set your speaker as the default speaker.

In your notification panel, right click the speaker > playback device. Right click the speaker you want and set it to default device. It should be High Definition Audio Device

If this doesn't work, then go to device manager. Uninstall and reinstall the device.
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October 25, 2013 12:47:33 PM

If you have a mac (may be the same for PC, but i'm not sure) there is a sensor in the headphone jack that tells the computer to turn the speakers off when there is headphones plugged in, and sometimes that sensor gets jammed and the computer thinks there is headphones plugged in when there isn't.

Solution: Get a tooth pick or something and stick it in there to un-jam the sensor.
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January 9, 2014 10:47:56 AM

jacobc888 said:
If you have a mac (may be the same for PC, but i'm not sure) there is a sensor in the headphone jack that tells the computer to turn the speakers off when there is headphones plugged in, and sometimes that sensor gets jammed and the computer thinks there is headphones plugged in when there isn't.

Solution: Get a tooth pick or something and stick it in there to un-jam the sensor.




Worked for me on my Dell XPS! Thanks!
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February 25, 2014 5:46:16 PM

kckoether said:
jacobc888 said:
If you have a mac (may be the same for PC, but i'm not sure) there is a sensor in the headphone jack that tells the computer to turn the speakers off when there is headphones plugged in, and sometimes that sensor gets jammed and the computer thinks there is headphones plugged in when there isn't.

Solution: Get a tooth pick or something and stick it in there to un-jam the sensor.




Worked for me on my Dell XPS! Thanks!


I tried everything minus refomatting, stuck a toothpick in and BINGO! Sound came on instantly....... Toothpicks are COOL ........
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April 26, 2014 1:52:24 PM

jacobc888 said:
If you have a mac (may be the same for PC, but i'm not sure) there is a sensor in the headphone jack that tells the computer to turn the speakers off when there is headphones plugged in, and sometimes that sensor gets jammed and the computer thinks there is headphones plugged in when there isn't.

Solution: Get a tooth pick or something and stick it in there to un-jam the sensor.


^^^Briliance^^^ please capture me some and send it in a bottle
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April 27, 2014 8:04:26 PM

jacobc888 said:
If you have a mac (may be the same for PC, but i'm not sure) there is a sensor in the headphone jack that tells the computer to turn the speakers off when there is headphones plugged in, and sometimes that sensor gets jammed and the computer thinks there is headphones plugged in when there isn't.

Solution: Get a tooth pick or something and stick it in there to un-jam the sensor.


^Love you man! Worked on my compaq!
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2 minutes ago

@JACOBC888 Thanks I stuck a bobby pin in there and gently wiggled it and walla my speakers are back on thanks lots :) 

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