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Headphone problem (?)

Q: Headphone problem (?)

I have a speaker installed in my cpu and it work just fine.
my computer is windows 7.
and my headphone does make sound when I plug it on my computer and work just fine with other device than my computer.
Question :
why is it only the right side of the headphone is working while the left side of it only make a static noise?
please help. I've tried everything I could find in youtube and other resource but none of them seems to have the same problem as mine


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A: Headphone problem (?)

Have you tried plugging the headphones into something else (radio, mp3 player, another computer) to see if it might just be a problem with the headphones and not the computer?
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A:Unacceptable headphone jack sound quality - no headphone icon

Well, I just went to Realtek's official website and installed their audio driver - still no luck.
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A:Sound coming from both headphone & speaker but headphone is not detect

My Realtek HD Audio Manager has more options than yours.

Also, I notice you only have the microphone in the Recording Section of the Sound Panel. RIGHT click in an empty space in that Panel and then LEFT click Show Disabled and Disconnected devices. The Stereo Mix should be shown and you can enable that and make it the default Recording device.

Where did you get the RealTek driver that you installed? If you are not using the Lenovo supplied sound driver, get that and install it as a first step. I have a Lenovo Laptop and it has Stereo Mix and other functions. I haven't looked at the RealTek HD manager so I'm not sure what all it shows.
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A:Messed up headphone audio; want to check headphone jack

First, the "My System Specs" is where you fill in what you have.

Does the internal speakers on the laptop work? Is the audio OK on the internal speakers?

The SoundBlaster program(s) is a software enhancement to the basic audio chip (ReaklTek). Many PC's now come with some type of enhancement such as the SoundBlaster or in the case of HP PC's its "Beats Audio".
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Hi @chadhogan121 Welcome to the HP Support Community! I saw your post regarding the problems with sound only coming out on one side of the headphones. I will be happy to help you with that. Have you tried a different set of headphones to see if the same thing happens? This HP document No Sound from Speaker will show you how to use the built-in Windows troubleshooter. Give that a try.
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A:Audio coming from both Headphone and Speakers when headphone used!!

thought here; have you checked all the settings to make sure the proper headphone/speaker settings are checked/unchecked?. i would consider updating to that newest driver. If it does not solve the issue you should be able to restore it back to the previous restore point which should undo the driver update.
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A:Headphone mic didn't work - now it does, but headphone speakers don't

That colorless port might be for input devices, that does not include headphones. I had the same problem with my audigy 2 zs, had to plug my headset into a speaker port, its really the only way to get them to work, unless you have front panel ports for headphones.
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A:Headphone Mic Problem

I didn't think they made those headphone for PC- I thought they only made them for PS3...
Did you install any drivers that came with the headphones?
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A:Headphone Problem

Solved . turn volume up almost FULL and it was ok!
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A:Headphone Problem

Hello Asmodeus,

There are couple of things that can be tried to isolate the issue further. Please try the following steps:

1. Try a good known headphones to the computer and check if that works. In case you do not have an extra headphones, try the same one on a different device. For example, different computer, cell phone or iPod. It would prove the functionality of the headphones.

2. In case you have an extra headphone jack on the system, try connecting to the other port and check the functionality.

Please try the steps an write back with results, would be glad to assist further.
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A:Headphone problem

Do you have your front panel jacks plugged in and working? If so then you should use the green audio out plug. If not. on my sound card blue is for audio in. and I know you stated that it worked in XP but that doesn't mean it will work on 7.
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A:Headphone problem

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Which program were you using to talk to each other. Skype? MSN messenger?
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A:Headphone problem

Welcome to TechSpot Forums

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try it in another source to confirm. It's possible that the jack is not going all the way in too.
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A:headphone problem!

There are a few possibilities regarding your issue . First, is the analog sound cable connected to your sound card or motherboard (if your sound chip is on board)? This is usually the problem, so you will need to go into your PC case and connect it. Secondly, do you currently have installed an application your headphone plug or it's cable, or the female connector may be damaged.
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A:Headphone Problem

Haven't really tried 5.1's,but I know what you mean about them hurting your ears.
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A:Weird Headphone Problem

Redwards said:

This may sound a little weird but I am having a stupid problem with headphones. If I have it plugged in all the way it doesn't work right. It sounds weird and everything but when I do sound test things it comes out perfectly. Right now the only way to fix it seems to be to not plug it in all the way.

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A:Possible problem with my headphone port

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A:Headphone Jack Problem

Reinstall the audio drivers.
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A:Speaker & Headphone Problem

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A:Headphone Jack Problem - Help!

Hi psychfunk,

Sound cards are unfortunately not wired that way :/ Inputs and outputs are not interchangeable. You'll need to either buy a USB external sound card, or get your laptop fixed.

Unless of course, it's not a hardware issue - are you experiencing the right-channel-only issue with multiple pairs of headphones, different speaker sets, etc?


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A:Realtek Left Right Headphone Problem

Are you inserting the 3.5mm headset plug fully? If it's only partially plugged in you will only get one side.
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Have you checked the settings in the conexant HDA control panel?
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Hi Ryank94,
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Consider posting on the Dell Community users help special forum just for Alienware owners.

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I had same issue with my lappe,After that I was followed your instruction .Now its working fine for me .

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You won't believe this, but the few words you used to describe the situation are a bit ambiguous

so, some questions:

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A:Headphone Jack??

If the HP works on other devices ..then its Ok....
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A:Headphone recommendations

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