Windows 7 says speakers not plugged in but they are and they work Tags: Configuration Windows 7 Speakers Audio Last response: December 21, 2012 4:18 PM in Windows 7 Share GaryDaGeek December 20, 2012 5:28:28 PM Hello, Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Says Speakers are Not Plugged in and won't let me get them to work. Under Device Manager the system Lists AMD High Definition Audio Device Realtek High Definition Audio Both Say "This Device is working Properly" and drivers are Up To Date It has an AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series Video Card which is Ported to an Acer LED Monitor via a DVI interface and is also connected to a Visio HDTV Via the HDMI interface on the card. Under Control Panel Sound "Speakers" Realtek High Definition Audio is Greyed Out and it says "Not Plugged in" Except it is plugged in and was working Fine until I Set up VLC to play my MP3 Music Files and MKV Videos on the TV rhrough the HDMI Interface. That caused the Speakers to Stop Working. It is Using AMD HDMI Audio Output. Disabling that Does Not allow me to get back The Realtek Audio. System Restart has No Affect. I can not have to reinstall Audio Drivers after each use of the TV to watch a Video or hear Music. Sometimes I don't want to use the TV and that's the Rub: It won't let me use my Speakers through the Realtek Audio "Speaker Jack" anymore. And it is "LYING" about the Speakers being unplugged. This is a Microsoft BUG and it needs them to FIX IT. Does anyone know of a reasonable Work around for this Idiotic Nonsense? Why Can't both Audio Devices Work ? More about : windows speakers plugged work noidea_77 a b $ Windows 7 December 20, 2012 6:58:32 PM Windows can only handle one audio playback device and that is by design and not a bug. You can switch the standard playback device by right clicking on the volume icon in task bar / playback devices. m 0 l GaryDaGeek December 21, 2012 12:39:10 AM Where I could Select "Speakers" and then "Set as Default Device" if It would allow me to do it. "Set Default" and "Configure" are Grayed Out. Is that a BUG ? m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer GaryDaGeek December 21, 2012 4:18:28 PM Removing and Re-installing Driver for Realtek Hi definition Audio Gets Speakers back up and Working. Not a Very Elegant Solution. Anyway, thanks for the help noidea_77 . m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Speakers will not work on my computer. [Says "Not plugged in"] Forum SolvedWindows 7: "speakers not plugged in" (Linux = fine) Forum my laptop says to speaker or headphone plug in....i have followed almost what i see about audio device, but it wont work...pls Forum Solvedwork all 4.1 speakers in windows 7 Forum Speakers plugged in ; says otherwise Forum hi i am using windows 7 and my headphones and speakers are not working but they work on my phone and other devices even on my Forum I have the same issue with windows 7 and my iphone but it says the USB driver might be an older driver and not work in a 3.0 p Forum SolvedSpeakers for windows 7 pc no work Forum Solvedi have installed windows 7 all drivers are installed and working correctly but i cant hear my voice of mu sound speakers which Forum SolvedWill a cd work on windows 7 if it says it will work on windows XP Me 98? Forum Speakers work and is plugged into green rear jack Forum Monitor speakers won't work. "Plug in the speaker, headset or headphone. The peripheral does not appear to be plugged in." Forum How to solve speaker is not plugged in problem in windows7 Forum SolvedNo sound coming out of laptop speakers, however it works when HDMI cable is plugged in TV. Forum My speakers are plugged in but it says they are not my audio drivers are up to d Forum Windows 7 won't work? It says not genuine, but it is. Forum Speakers dont work until headphones plugged in and out Forum My USB is not working. Its asking for format but i click it says its write protected. i am using windows 7. what to do..? Forum My pc doesnt recognize when I plug in USB hardware. Auto Play used to pop up but doesnt anymore. Windows says its working pro Forum Speakers work fine until unplugged and then plugged back in. Forum More resources Read discussions in other Windows 7 categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Laptops !