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Sound playing through both speakers and headphones - conventional solutions not working

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November 28, 2013 4:30:45 AM

Hey guys. I've been working on this for five hours and I'm completely stumped.

Just today, I noticed sound coming through both my onboard speakers (using a laptop - Asus ROG G73Sw) and my headphones. I don't know how long this has been going on as I usually pause music/other playback sources when I take off my headphones to leave the computer.

I immediately started researching solutions, and the first one I found was to go into my Realtek HD Audio Manager, go into the settings for the jack on the right side of the page, and tinker with the settings. But when I go into my Realtek Manager, everything under the 'analog' section is greyed out.

Perplexed, I decided the driver might be broken, removed it using Driver Magician, and reinstalled it. To my frustration, the problem is still present.

Any other solution I've found is simply a slight variant on what I've already tried. This is frustrating me to no end. The jack is fine - audio through my headphones is clear and crisp as ever, it's just coming through my onboard speakers at the same time. This wouldn't be a problem, but I live with my family and work nights, and I can't be waking people up with audio from my machine.

Any suggestions?


EDIT: New symptom.
When I mute all sound using the master volume control, playback continues through my headphones, but not my main speakers. This is getting weird. On top of that, my headphones are not listed under 'playback devices'.

EDIT 2: New symptom.
Sound isn't coming through the jack at all anymore. I'm assuming hardware failure. I'll get it looked at professionally, then come back here with more info when I have it.
November 29, 2013 3:09:35 AM

Bumping this thread - I really need something to go on here, the issue's kinda pressing.
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January 16, 2014 12:44:49 AM

Mogget128723 said:
Hey guys. I've been working on this for five hours and I'm completely stumped.

Just today, I noticed sound coming through both my onboard speakers (using a laptop - Asus ROG G73Sw) and my headphones. I don't know how long this has been going on as I usually pause music/other playback sources when I take off my headphones to leave the computer.

I immediately started researching solutions, and the first one I found was to go into my Realtek HD Audio Manager, go into the settings for the jack on the right side of the page, and tinker with the settings. But when I go into my Realtek Manager, everything under the 'analog' section is greyed out.

Perplexed, I decided the driver might be broken, removed it using Driver Magician, and reinstalled it. To my frustration, the problem is still present.

Any other solution I've found is simply a slight variant on what I've already tried. This is frustrating me to no end. The jack is fine - audio through my headphones is clear and crisp as ever, it's just coming through my onboard speakers at the same time. This wouldn't be a problem, but I live with my family and work nights, and I can't be waking people up with audio from my machine.

Any suggestions?


EDIT: New symptom.
When I mute all sound using the master volume control, playback continues through my headphones, but not my main speakers. This is getting weird. On top of that, my headphones are not listed under 'playback devices'.

EDIT 2: New symptom.
Sound isn't coming through the jack at all anymore. I'm assuming hardware failure. I'll get it looked at professionally, then come back here with more info when I have it.


I had the same problem and it was driving me crazy, when I plugged in the headphone realtek hd audio manager pops up. Instead of checking the line out I checked the line in/headphones an walla! The laptop speakers quit playing...
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