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Speakers not using 5.1 when watching/listening to movies/music

Q: Speakers not using 5.1 when watching/listening to movies/music

My speakers are Logitech Surround Speaker Z506 and motherboard gigabyte z68x-ud5-b3.

I havent got a soundcard but I'm wondering why i cant use 5.1? and what sort of plugins/codecs i need for it? it used to work for my old machine using realtek HD and all 5 speakers work but for some reason my newer machine doesnt work, anyone can help or lead me to find a solution?

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A: Speakers not using 5.1 when watching/listening to movies/music

What media player are you using and does it support Dolby 5.1?
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I was wrong about the volume control having no effect. I had my remote device ( part of my speaker system) turned way down..
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A:Make your laptop internal & external speakers play together

Props to OP - I've found a somewhat related hassle-free solution for desktops with Realtek Audio.

In the settings, you can 'disable front jack detection'. Therefore, speakers connected to the rear panel won't stop when you plug something else in the front.
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List any Problem devices

Make sure devices are connected and powered on
Click Start->Run, enter: msinfo32. Click the + sign next to Components to expand it
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A:Unable to hear from the hear external speakers

shiv said:

Hello friends
i am unable to get sound from the external speakers , when the speaker jack is connected to the cpu i hear sound from the internal speakers, how do i get my external speakers working

ShivClick to expand...

How about some more info about your system man?
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If you have a microphone connected, disconnect it or disable it and see what happens. If that isn't the problem, return the speakers.
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Does it sound 100% like whining or maybe an interference type sound?
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EvasAudio said:

I am using my computers recorder to record audio that comes out of the speakers. It is a rather long recording. In order to be sure the volume of the recording is loud enough, the speakers need to be turned way up.

Is there a way to not hear it on the outside? Because there are other people around and they don't want to hear it.

Thanks for any help.Click to expand...

I'd think you could crank it up as loud as needed but UNplug the speakers.
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what game was it?
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A:Labtec speakers suddenly not working

ColdFeet said:

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Yesterday i was moving my PC about and i had to unplug the speakers from the back (red/pink, green, and blue ports). I didn't see which colour port it was in, but i assume it was the green one as the end of the speakers that plugs in has a green casing around it. Anyway i have tried all 3 different colors and i can't get the sound to work. I have restarted my pc several times but nothing has worked. It seems odd and rather stupid really that all i have done is unplugged them as i had to, and now they won't turn on, whereas a keyboard, mouse etc are fine.

The speakers have an on button you press to turn them on, then you can see they're working as a small red LED lights up, now they won't even turn on, as in they aren't getting any power?

My pc is pretty old, but i only mainly use it for small purposes, and am hoping to get these back to working, what do you guys recommend? I have windows XP.Click to expand...

Are the speakers plugged into an AC outlet ?
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let the updates finished and reboot.

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Tracing route to []
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3 12 ms 12 ms 12 ms
4 72 ms 17 ms 13 ms []
5 12 ms 12 ms 12 ms []
6 25 ms 22 ms 23 ms []
7 13 ms 15 ms 16 ms []
8 15 ms 15 ms 16 ms []
9 15 ms 14 ms 15 ms
10 79 ms 79 ms 15 ms
11 20 ms 19 ms 18 ms
12 25 ms 25 ms 33 ms
13 26 ms 25 ms 25 ms
14 25 ms 24 ms 25 ms
15 27 ms 25 ms 25 ms
[B]Trace complete[/B].
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Reply from bytes=32 time=27ms TTL=53
Reply from bytes=32 time=27ms TTL=53
Reply from bytes=32 time=24ms TTL=53
Reply from bytes=32 time=25ms TTL=53
Reply from bytes=32 time=25ms TTL=53
Reply from bytes=32 time=25ms TTL=53
Reply from bytes=32 time=26ms TTL=53
Reply from bytes=32 time=26ms TTL=53
Reply from bytes=32 time=26ms TTL=53
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yaniktissera said:

So, last week i jumped online to watch a clip on the BBC website, and as i clicked play, my screen froze for about 5 seconds, the screen then proceeded to turn black - displaying "entering power save".Click to expand...

Try turning off your power saver mode:
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-> Cheers
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Fnutz said:

I recently moved my LG LH-SW5100 home theatre system and lost the screw that attached the earthwire for the rear speakers. I replaced it with an ordinary woodwork screw and now the transmitter just clicks and flashes its blue light. Should I be using a particular type of metal screw?Click to expand...

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1. I would check current firmware version for the DVD and look for a firmware update
> Use Nero Infotool to see current drive info incl. firmversion and look if updates available

2. See if this might apply CD/DVD or Disk Problems? How to Fix Problems Caused by Filters

3. You might also try a DVD+R disc

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Oh! i also just noticed you posted in the Introduce Yourself forum. Next time please post in the forum for topic