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. 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 ? 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 . Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumMy speakers are plugged in but it says they are not my audio drivers are up to d ForumComputer says i have Realtek HD Audio, can't get my speakers to work :( ForumHow to solve speaker is not plugged in problem in windows7 ForumWindows 7 : " speakers not plugged in" (Linux = fine) ForumPlug in headset windows says its not plugged in ForumWindows says no Ethernet plugged in ForumAt witt's end. All playback devices "not plugged in". ForumWhy won't my speakers work ? ForumRealtek HDMI Output "Not plugged in" after I turn my monitor back on ForumI upgraded from Windows XP to Windows 7 and no soundy speakers . ForumSpeakers won't work unless I plug in headphone - or mic ForumSystem worked until I plugged in video card Forum:?: Can I have speakers and a Headset plugged in at once? ForumMic+ Speakers don't work after radeon 6850 upgrade ForumWhy did Bill Gates invent Windows? ForumWindows 7 doesn't start ForumToshiba com/reinstall windows 7/how do i get a cd to reinstall windows 7 ForumNo Signal Input; Keyboard won\'t work ForumHelp with Bluetooth on Windows 7 for dell latitude e6400 ForumWould this OS work for my homebuild? More resources Read discussions in other Windows 7 categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Laptops !