sound will not play through build in speakers

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by teejayem, Dec 7, 2006.

  1. teejayem

    teejayem Guest

    I am having sound problems on my hp compaq dc51 PC.

    Sound seems to work absolutely fine through my headphones but if i
    unplug my headphones whereas before sound would play through the build
    in speakers, i do not get any sound at all. I have checked and the
    volume is up and nothing is muted.

    Hope somebody can help me,

    Many thanks,

    teejayem, Dec 7, 2006
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    Control Panel > Sounds and Audio Devices > double-click it > with your left
    button > "Volume" tab > select/check "Place volume icon in the taskbar" (so
    you can get here easier later) > Under "Speaker settings" area >
    "Advanced" button > "Speakers" tab > select correct config from drop-down
    menu > "Performance" tab > Full & Best or click "Restore Defaults" > Apply
    & OK out.

    If all that appears OK, check Windows Update "Custom" for software updates,
    and check your notebook's support site for driver updates.

    Best wishes to all for a safe and joyous holiday season.


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    Bucky Breeder, Dec 7, 2006
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  3. teejayem

    PeeCee Guest


    If I read your post correctly your hardware is configured to cut your built
    in speakers off when you plug in a set of headphones.

    If this is so and the built in speakers don't come back on when you unplug
    your headphones then you most likely have a hardware problem with the switch
    built into the headphone socket.

    It may be a simple case of dirty contacts, in which case a 'small' amount of
    contact cleaner s squirted in the headphone socket hole may fix the problem.

    On the other hand if something has broken you will need to replace the
    socket it'self.
    Do be aware this will require 1) obtaining the correct part 2) dismantling
    of the laptop 3) having the equipment to melt the (more than likely)
    hardened solder frequently used to mount Laptop ports and sockets to the

    Having said that a lot of sound cards have auto detection on their sockets
    nowdays and Software can turn outputs into inputs (and vice versa) This is
    how you can get 5.1 sound out of a sound card with nominally 2.0 output with
    Mic and Line in sockets.
    Check carefully though your sound card settings to see if there is any

    Best luck

    PeeCee, Dec 7, 2006
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