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Laptop Headphone output not working properly (Win7)

Q: Laptop Headphone output not working properly (Win7)

Hi I'm John and I'm having major problems here I have been using a laptop for awhile and it's been working great I not working properly Laptop Headphone (Win7) output have been using my pair of headphones for my laptop and they've been working great as well However after a bit I noticed that the audio was not working really good I thought it was the headphones until I tried more pairs they did the same thing The problem is that when I'm listening to a song one part of Laptop Headphone output not working properly (Win7) the audio I can hear clearly but the rest the majority of the song is either faint or muffled This happens when I put the headphone jack all the way in the output When I take it out some the majority of the song audio I can hear clearly but the other parts I can barely hear This really annoys me and it really bothers me Is their any professional or half-assed way to fix this My headphones were loud and clear before but now out of nowhere I can't hear of anything I listen to Can I get any help I'd appreciate it greatly This happened randomly and I'd like some answers I have good hopes in replies

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A: Laptop Headphone output not working properly (Win7)

Have you tried messing around in there at all? It should recognize where your headphones are plugged in and give you options to control them. Are you plugging into the front panel or the rear panel for audio on the headphones? Have you tried both???

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What's wrong here? What settings or hardware will I need to look at?
Thanks for the help

A:No headphone audio output in laptop, XP

It doesn't sound like a settings problem since the internal speakers are disconnected mechanically inside the jack when something is plugged in. Carefully compare the jacks that work on the speakers to the one that doesn't. Is it shorter at all, or are the insulators on the jack perfectly aligned?
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A:Headphone Jack not working properly

Hi Kurtf2014, Welcome to the HP Support Forums, I hope you enjoy your experience! To help you get the most out of the HP Forums I would like to direct your attention to the HP Forums Guide First Time Here? Learn How to Post and More. I will be happy to assist you with the problem with the audio jack. I am assuming that without the headphones the audio is working correctly. Try going in your Sound and setting the headphones as the default audio device. This third-party link will show you how to do that. Give that a try and let me know how it goes. If you are still having problems please reply back with your product number and operating system. Thank you,
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Quote: Originally Posted by mrplane

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Other people who had this issue solved it by replacing their audio jack, but for me that is not a problem because the audio jack works fine when I boot into Fedora.

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Normally, the "Speakers" (PC sound) is set as the Default Playback device and not Headphones. In fact, newer RealTek sound systems do not even show the Headphones when plugged in.

Are you using the correct sound drivers? Not the generic Windows installed High Definition Audio Codec.

What all is listed in the Device Manager, Sound section?
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A:Headphone Jack on Laptop Stops Working Until Laptop is Powered Off

One idea would be a look the power plan in use. If you are running with the default Balanced power plan you may be seeing that nterfere by conserving battery power temporarily turning the audio off being a constant drain. Another thought could be a result of the onboard audio chip itself getting too warm where the hardware protection circuit will then come in and deactivate all sound. That is usually seen as far as the cpu temp as well as other major components. The audio being onboard would also be monitored by the bios not so much by Windows.

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A:Both laptop jacks (headphone and mic)not working :(

Originally Posted by RhysRadar

Okay, i had this virus that even my mum couldnt get of (she is the ict manager and finance instructer of the company she works for) so i took it to the shop to get it fixed soo while i was there i thought hmmm why not get vista ? because i asked my mum like 6 months earlyer if i could get it and she advised against it becuase it wasnt stable yet or something but i asked her recently and she said it should be okay now ... anyway i got vista on it and when i got home to go on it i put my headphones in and the sound carried on coming out of the speakers :S so i treid all the headphones i owned and they didnt work so i tried to plug in a mic and the laptop ignored it also :S so i dont realy know what to do.. i looked for updates and downloaded a few driver search things and one of them made my sound go of all-together saying i had no sound or recording devices so i system restored and got my sound back to were it was in the first place.
my laptop is Toshiba Satellite L310 (if that helps)

Any help will be greatly apreciated


edit: also in sound control panel when i press preview it works :S

Hi Rhys, Welcome to the forum.

Click on Start, type sound into Start Search, Click on Sound.
Under the Playback tab make sure that Headset is shown and enabled (right click)
If it is not shown highlight any of the devices right cklick and select show disabled devices
Click on the Recording tab and do the same for your microphone

I hope this helps

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an addendum;

A friend pointed out that there is an aux input on the card it self (middle picture, upper right), but I don't see any thing on the drive

I don't believe my mobo has onboard audio, but I'll look again.

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Welcome to the community
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A:Win7 BSOD and no USB Headphone Sound

Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.3.9600.16384 X86
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Loading Dump File [C:\Users\YUSRA\Downloads\OWNER981841-PC-Tue_12_23_2014_113228_67\122314-49608-01.dmp]
Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available

************* Symbol Path validation summary **************
Response Time (ms) Location
Deferred SRV*c:\symbols*
Symbol search path is: SRV*c:\symbols*
Executable search path is:
Windows 7 Kernel Version 7601 (Service Pack 1) MP (4 procs) Free x64
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS Personal
Built by: 7601.18526.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.140706-1506
Machine Name:
Kernel base = 0xfffff800`0341e000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0xfffff800`03661890
Debug session time: Tue Dec 23 19:23:28.347 2014 (UTC + 6:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:00:37.533
Loading Kernel Symbols

Press ctrl-c (cdb, kd, ntsd) or ctrl-break (windbg) to abort symbol loads that take too long.
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Loading User Symbols
Loading unloaded module list
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* Bugcheck Analysis *
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Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck F4, {3, fffffa80085d1060, fffffa80085d1340, fffff80003799270}

----- ETW minidump data unavailable-----
Probably caused by : wininit.exe

Followup: MachineOwner

0: kd> !analyze -v
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* Bugcheck Analysis *
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A process or thread crucial to system operation has unexpectedly exited or been
Several processes and threads are necessary for the operation of the
system; when they are terminated (for any reason), the system can no
longer function.
Arg1: 0000000000000003, Process
Arg2: fffffa80085d1060, Terminating object
Arg3: fffffa80085d1340, Process image file name
Arg4: fffff80003799270, Explanatory message (ascii)

Debugging Details:

----- ETW minidump data unavailable-----

PROCESS_OBJECT: fffffa80085d1060

IMAGE_NAME: wininit.exe


MODULE_NAME: wininit

FAULTING_MODULE: 0000000000000000

PROCESS_NAME: wininit.exe

EXCEPTION_CODE: (Win32) 0x5 (5) - Access is denied.





ANALYSIS_VERSION: 6.3.9600.16384 (debuggers(dbg).130821-1623) x86fre

fffff880`02fa59c8 fffff800`03821ad2 : 00000000`000000f4 00000000`00000003 fffffa80`085d1060 fffffa80`085d1340 : nt!KeBugCheckEx
fffff880`02fa59d0 fffff800`037ccabb : 00000000`00000001 fffffa80`085d2060 fffffa80`085d1060 fffff880`02fa5ae0 : nt!PspCatchCriticalBreak+0x92
fffff880`02fa5a10 fffff800`0374bf04 : 00000000`00000001 00000000`00000001 fffffa80`085d1060 0000007f`00000000 : nt! ?? ::NNGAKEGL::`string'+0x17486
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Greetings @Sumit1996,Thanks for accessing the HP Support Forums for extra support! I see that you are experiencing issues with the headphone not working properly. I will do my best to assist you with this issue. Resolving Headphones and Headset Problems. Although these steps are for Windows 8, the steps will be the same Windows 10. If this helps you to reach a solution, please click the "Accept as Solution" button. If you wish, to say thanks for my effort to help, click the "Thumbs Up" to give me a Kudos. Please let me know the outcome. Have a nice day!
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If you are inserting the headphones once film has started, chances are the film has already picked up the sound device as speaker and wants to use that. changing in the middle of something often results in no sound, for me at least. try plugging phones in before you turn the computer on, and leave them in. hopefully that should cure it. Please note the word hopefully...
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A:Y50 Headphone Jack Not Working

hi Niphoros,
Welcome to the Lenovo Forums.
Just to verify, do you get a pop-up notification whenever you plugged-in a headphone / earphone?
- Link to picture
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G'day js73, you are aware that the two headset plugs are generally one for mic and one for audio, as to why one works on one machine and not on another there is no simple explanation as far as I can see.
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