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PC speakers dont work after using usb headset

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November 20, 2011 11:39:17 PM

Hello,

My speakers used to work on my HP desktop. After using a USB headset wwhich still works on the PC, the speakers no longer work. The speakers do work on another computer. The HP Windows 7 computer says no audio detected and the speakers are not found under Manage Audio Devices and the Sound Video and Game Controllers is nowhere to be found under Device Manager. Speakers and volume are on and pugged in correctly. Any ideas?

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Anonymous
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November 21, 2011 12:12:15 AM

Unplug the speakers and headset. Restart the computer. Once windows is idle/loaded, plug in the speakers.
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a b α HP
November 21, 2011 12:20:11 AM

use new hardware detect to sse if windows find the speakers also check audio module it is a realteck or via chipset
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November 21, 2011 2:26:29 PM

Assuming you did not uninstall the onboard audio drivers, you should simply have to go to the control panel -> Sounds tab, and select Speakers as the output device.

If the speakers are not listed, then the onboard audio drivers might have (somehow) gotten uninstalled. If thats the case, re-install them.
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November 21, 2011 5:41:15 PM

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Unplug the speakers and headset. Restart the computer. Once windows is idle/loaded, plug in the speakers.



This did not work.
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November 21, 2011 5:42:59 PM

gamerk316 said:
Assuming you did not uninstall the onboard audio drivers, you should simply have to go to the control panel -> Sounds tab, and select Speakers as the output device.

If the speakers are not listed, then the onboard audio drivers might have (somehow) gotten uninstalled. If thats the case, re-install them.



Speakers are not listed under Sound. But would the headset still work without onboard audio drivers?
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Anonymous
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November 21, 2011 5:50:45 PM

Yes it would because the usb headset has its own chipset to handle the audio, its own sound card if you want.
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November 21, 2011 6:26:04 PM

waynedoh said:
Speakers are not listed under Sound. But would the headset still work without onboard audio drivers?


Yes. USB audio devices are technically their own soundcard, so they will work even if no onboard audio device is installed. Its sounding more and more like a driver problem to me.
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November 21, 2011 7:56:17 PM

I had the same problem on an HP a6700f, I did exactly what gamerk316 sayed to do and it fixed them.
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May 31, 2014 5:20:59 PM

gamerk316 said:
Assuming you did not uninstall the onboard audio drivers, you should simply have to go to the control panel -> Sounds tab, and select Speakers as the output device.

If the speakers are not listed, then the onboard audio drivers might have (somehow) gotten uninstalled. If thats the case, re-install them.


Thank you! Helped me talk with headset while using PC speakers!
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