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Q: G580 No sound from internal speakers - only from h...

Dear Team, I had purchased G580 (win 8) some months back from US and it is working well and good , i hope 1 yr warranty had end on 12th Nov 2013 this month Ten days back while working suddenly i got a message in right left bottom display as ( head phone jack pluged in ) but at that time no phones connected in , next day when i try to play some audio songs , there is no out put from my internal speaker , but every thing is ok , so connect the head phone , it is working fine .Thing is , when we insert the head phone a message is displaying as ( HEAD PHONE JACK UNPLUGED )and if we remove the hp from jack it is reflecting as ( HEAD PHONE JACK PLUGED IN )Which is some thing vise versa i suspect the problem with head phone jack kindly confirm the problem and i will be thank full if you support me to solve this issue , and please let me know wher shoud i contact for service support in CHENNAI - Tamil Nadu - INDIA

A: G580 No sound from internal speakers - only from h...

Hi Kumar,

Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!

I?m sorry to hear that the audio is not working through internal speakers in your G580 Laptop, I suggest you to perform System restore in the computer, below are the links to perform System restore in Windows 7 & Windows 8.

System Restore for Windows 7
System Restore for Windows 8 & 8.1

Hope this helps!!!

Do post us back if the issue still persists.

Best Regards

Shiva Kumar

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I installed a internal sound card months ago when my original ports on my PC stopped working. Just recently sound started coming from my monitors built in speakers and not my sound card.
I purchased a new sound card to no avail. I still get static and no sound and control panel says device is working properly.
What is going on it has to be something simple I am looking over.
Help please.

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Acer Aspire 5100 laptop running Vista Home Premium. No sound from Internal speakers. Works with external headphone jack. Uninstalled and reinstalled latest drivers. No conflicts, no muted volume controls. Volume up full.

Any ideas?


A:No sound from Internal speakers

Did it just stop working? did it work before?
if so you could always roll back driver if a new one was installed and check your windows update if you have it turned on automaticly then it may have downloaded a bad up date lol you never know
if these answers never helped the only thing i would say to do is check your sound card and see if it is working properly even though the headphones work it still may be a problem

sorry i couldn't be of much help but i hope the little thigns i gave did some good

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Hey there, my hp laptop has all of a sudden lost sound. The problem started with the right internal speaker and it headed over to the left internal speaker and now there is absolutely no sound being emitted. This is the first time this is happening and i've tried all the online solutions to the problem but non has worked plus all my drivers are up to date. When i play any type of media, sound appears to be detected yet i don't hear a thing. Please help me. Hoping to get a reply soon.

A:No sound from internal speakers

lenny_walter wrote:Hey there, my hp laptop has all of a sudden lost sound. The problem started with the right internal speaker and it headed over to the left internal speaker and now there is absolutely no sound being emitted. This is the first time this is happening and i've tried all the online solutions to the problem but non has worked plus all my drivers are up to date. When i play any type of media, sound appears to be detected yet i don't hear a thing. Please help me. Hoping to get a reply soon.Hi, Have you in some point updated the updates from windows? Heres what you can try if sound doesnt really exist. HP Customer Support  Z7_3054ICK0KGTE30AQO5O3KA30U7hp-contact-secondary-navigation-portletActions  ${title}Loading...  HP Customer SupportSupport HomeProductsSoftware and DriversForumsContact SupportSearch Z7_M0I02JG0KONJ30ACBBF8MM1084hp-hero-support-searchActions  ${title}Loading...  One or more of the values entered is not permitted.Search all support All SupportSoftware, Drivers and UpdatesTroubleshootingHow toProduct InformationUser GuidesCancelExample: ?Laserjet P1102w driver? or ?HP Pavilion 17-f002na will not turn on? Z7_3054ICK0KGTE30AQO5O3KA3014hp-share-print-widget-portletActions  ${title}Loading...    Z7_3054ICK0KGTE30AQO5O3KA30N0hp-concentra-wrapper-portletActions  ${title}Loading...  HP Notebook PCs - No Sound or Distorted Sound from Speakers (Windo... Read more

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Hello there from the Midwest! So I recently had a virus which took out one of the drivers on my computer, thus not allowing me to Start Windows Normally, in Safe Mode with Networking or anything other option. So, I upgraded to Windows 7 Ultimate. Now, everything is running smooth, except I have not sound coming from my internal speakers. I tried going here, Control Panel\Hardware and Sound\Devices and Printers , to which I saw that my HP Compaq DC 7800 needs troubleshooting. I right click to do troubleshooting and it finds that I need PCI Simple Communications Controller as well as the PCI Serial Port. I tried to install the fixes and that was no luck! Now my question is... What in heavens do I do? I really miss listening to my music every morning.

A:Help? No Sound from Internal Speakers!

This is your computer?
You installed the 32bit or 64bit version?

HP Compaq dc7800 Convertible Minitower PC

And you've gone to this page?

HP Compaq dc7800 Convertible Minitower PC*-* Download drivers and software - HP Business Support Center

Win 7 Ultimate wasn't listed so I followed the links from Win 7 Professional (32-bit).
The index page is here.
HP Compaq dc7800 Convertible Minitower PC*-* Download drivers and software - HP Business Support Center

It looks like the first two upgrades for Win7 are BIOS and Chipset drivers and that sounds to me like a good place to start as both of these will help Windows 7 correctly identify the hardware on your computer.

I would first install the chipset drivers which are basically inf files that correctly describe the hardware configuration. A BIOS upgrade is a little more tricky if you've never done one before, I would visit the Hardware & Devices sction of this forum and post a question (re: BIOS Upgrade) there.

Don't know if there's an easy fix as it looks like a couple of things need to be updated first.
Go for the chipset drivers and see if Win 7 recognizes your hardware.

Also, one other question... did you install Windows 7 over the top of your previous operating system or did you wipe (format) the drive and do a fresh install.


The first two

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Very strange...I get sound when headphones are plugged in, but when they are not, no sound comes from the built-in computer speakers. I have had my computer for about 4 months, and the speakers worked previously; this just started within the last couple days. Any ideas?

A:Sound from headphones but not internal speakers

Try a System Restore - How to. If it still doesn't work, have the laptop check as its just 4 months old, call HP to have the speakers replaced.

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HiI have upgraded from Windows 7 to 10 and now have no sound on internalspeakers. I have tried updating the sound driver which is up to date but stillno sound.The external speaker is fine.Any ideas pleaseHP dc7900SFF - Intel Core 2 Duo E8400, Intel Q45 Express chipsetHP dc7900CMT - Intel Quad Core Q9400, Intel Q45 Express chipsetHP dc7900SFF - Intel Dual Core E5200, Intel Q45 Express chipsetHP dc7800CMT - Intel Pentium Dual Core E2200, Intel Q35 Express chipset   

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Dell Inspiron 1525 XP Pro
SigmaTel sound card.
The speakers were working on the laptop. The following day only the headphones was working. I checked the drivers; I checked the various volume controls; I ran three anti-virus programs, still the problem remains.

A:no sound from internal speakers but headphones ok

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Okay this problem is driving me slightly insane...
I actually called in a dell engineer to help fix it but he completely failed. (as expected).

Okay so the problem is:
My speakers are absolutely fully functioning, they work perfectly when a test is run on start up. I.E. they output beeping sounds.

However when the operating system loads up, there is no sound. If I use headphones it works fine, but the speakers don't output any sound on their own.

So the tech guy changed the internal speakers- still the same problem-and then checked out/updated the drivers which left us with STILL the same problem...tried it in safe mode-still the same problem.

Is there any kind of *easy* solution to this that we're missing?

I'm still waiting for a response from Dell, but don't expect anything really.

Any help would be appreciated!

Audio= Sigmatel Audio


Dell Precision M4300
Intel Core 2 Duo
789 MHz
Microsoft XP SP3

A:Internal Speakers Don't Output any Sound

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CTO HP Pavilion dv8000 (with Media Center) XP
For some time, I've had sound from headphone jack but not from internal speakers, though when I take out the headphones, for half a second, the music continues through the speaker. HP help told me to reinstall the operating system (XP) which I was not willing to do, as I wasn't sure they knew what they were talking about (again--I've had ill experience here). So when I saw some issues here that sounded similar to mine (turn off digital output--SPDIF), I contacted them again. They determined (likely from some far away place--the grammar and spelling weren't very good, though they were very polite) that it is a hardware issue. I am loathe to send this thing away into the black hole of HP repair. The posts I read here usually had to do with VISTA, but I have XP and couldn't figure out how to do the same thing in XP (SPDIF). Any help would be great. Without some software fix, I'm liable to limp along using headphones and external speaker systems.

A:no sound from internal speakers but headphones ok

it seems like everyone's solution to re-install Windows... easy way out i think... but really... is it worth trying to get these speakers to work? are they very good? you can easily buy external speakers, cheap and they work fine is there anything wrong with external speakers? like you say, its really no point to in sending it away... dunno... don't just take my advice though....

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The IDT Audio CODEC - Driver is from HP site downloaded , fresh windows installation, previously installed windows-es from XP SP3 X86, XPSP3 X64, Windows 7 Proffesional X64, Windows 7 Ultimate X64, now using Windows 7 Ultimate X86 but not once the internal speaker are not working, one week ago they wer working and suddenly stopped coresponding. When I play Audio on mixer I see that VU meter is filling in greeen colors depending on strenght of the music but no sound out either on speakers and not on headphones, when I connect bluetooth headset I can hear the sound. 

A:No sound from internal speakers nor headphones, but over blu...

  hi check the sound in control panel if the internal spaker is as a default.

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I hope someone here can solve this problem because I'm at my wits end.

I installed a Microsoft headset called "LifeChat LX-3000" with a built in microphone. I only want to use it to make online videos for my business. Everything worked fine until I unplugged the headset. I can't get any sound at all from my computer. The internal speakers and external speakers give me no sound. The only way I can hear anything is by wearing the headset. I finally gave up and uninstalled the headset, but I still can't get any sound.

Any suggestions?? Why in the world can't I get my sound back??

A:[SOLVED] No Sound Through Internal or External Speakers

First, I am assuming that you still have your speakers hooked up the female mini pin that is green.

Second, go to
Start > Control Panel > Sound and Audio Device properties

3. Click on audio tab. Default device listed should be your onboard audio or sound card. If is not selected, select it and hit apply. If nothing is in the selection box, you may have to reinstall or re-enable your audio device.

4. Click on volume tab. Make sure mute is not selected.

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I'm using Windows 7 SP-1.  After my system plays audio for a while, distortion sets in.  The only way I've found to get rid of it (maybe for a day or so) is to reboot.  Driver is up-to-date.  I need someone to point me in the right direction.  Dell has been no help to date.  I think it's software related (or the driver is faulty).  Just my opinion.  Please help!!!!!!!!!!

A:M 6800: Distortion in the sound -- internal speakers

Am I correct in understanding that the problem won’t return after a day or so? If rebooting the computer corrects the problem then you are probably correct that this is just software. Just to be sure you may want to completely uninstall the audio driver and reinstall from scratch to make sure that there is no corruption there. 
The next time you notice the problem bring up task manager and see what applications and services that you have running. End task any unneeded programs and see if that helps. While in the task manager, click on the performance tab and check to see if all the system resources are being spent. Click the resource monitor button on the bottom and look at what applications are using the most resources.. it may give a clue as to what software is causing the problem.
If restarting the system corrects the problem every time this really doesn't sound like anything is defective with the hardware of the system, hopefully you will be able to find the culprit. Please let me know what you find out. 

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I have an Insignia NS-NBBAR USB sound bar and the internal speakers of my Lenovo V570. I am trying to use both sets of speakers at the same time. Is there any way to accomplish this?

A:USB sound bar and internal laptop speakers at the same time

You can only have one default audio playback device, such as your "Speakers" (the PC's sound card and speakers) or some other device such as the USB soundbar, if it sets itself as the default audio playback device.

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Ive had my HP folio 13 Ultra book for a while now. I'm running on Windows 7 Home premium (64)
But a few days ago I found out the sund was not working. And for some reason the sound is working perfectly on my beats headphones
I have 2 Sound devices: IDT High Def CODEC (speakers and Headphones) and Communications headphones (IDT high def CODEC)
For Example: When you press the sound icon and you test the sound the green sound bar comes up but nothing comes out of the speakers.
Ive done the following: Trouble shooted, it found nothing , the sound is defiately on and ive tried updating the drive but its the latest. I really do not know why it is playing up.
Alright whats weird is it says it is working properly in the advanced settings?????!!!
Also when i play a song on itunes the green bar will go up and down like usual but the sound does not come out of the damn speakers. To make it more weird when I enable the Communications headphones and test them the sound comes out of the speakers and cuts out (since it is a test).i've phoned a friend of mine and he said that maybe the sound is stuck or locked on the headphones. He also thought that maybe the computer is computer is mixed up or confused with which audio device is what.
I have some pics in the microsoft word attachment
All help ppreciated!

A:No sound from internal speakers on laptop headphones working?!

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I just reloaded a laptop with XP SP2. After reload, my laptop internal and external speakers don't produce any sound. I loaded the driver from the laptop manufacturers website. And everything appears to be set correctly and working from a systems view. However - no sound from PC on boot, application, or cd or dvd play.

In Control Panel/Sound and Audio
Hardware tab - Windows says the hardware is working OK
Volume tab - All mute buttons are off/unchecked. Volume is high on all componets - PC Speaker etc.

I've also removed the driver and reloaded it. still nothing.

Is there anything else I should try? I doubt it is the motherboard.....

A:No sound from internal or external speakers after XP reload on laptop

It may not be the correct driver. There are some cases that the OS wopuld not report any abnormalities but the driver may not be the exact driver you need. Identify the sound device you need ( you can use unknown device identifier for that ) and download the apropriate driver.

Also check the microphone socket incase something got stuck in there.

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Hi there

I have an Acer Aspire laptop and bought a little bass speaker that will enhance what I currently have on my laptop.

Only problem however is that when plugging this speaker into the headphone jack my internal speakers don't play anymore.

How can I play through both my internal laptop speaker and through this external speaker at the same time.

Your help would be much appreciated!

A:Play sound through internal speakers and headphones simultaneously

For most systems dual sound is impossible. Actually I'm not sure if that is possible at all on any card at all...I've browsed around the internetz, and this is what everyone seems to say on this subject.
My advice would be if you are using your laptop for home use only, just go buy external speakers as well, as long as you have 2 sound ports. If not you can get a splitterand plug both the bass and speakers in that.
Sorry I couldn't be of much more help!

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I've got no sound through my internal laptop speakers what so ever but
when I plug in headphones or my surround system, there is sound.
There also is a red light burning in the audio input where my headphone goes in.
I think my laptop thinks the headphones are still plugged in?

Anyone any idea how I can fix this?

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I've just received my Laptop back from repair and all seems to be well, I had my screen panel replaced, gpu replaced(from 570m to 670m), new hard drive and CPU fan. However the problem I seem to be having is that internal speakers are completely not working.

I can see that bolume bar in for my internal speakers is actually changing but there is no sound. My system is not muted (unless there's some secret button I'm missing out on) No matter what i try it seems that sound will not work through my internal speakers, I've plugged in my Razer headset(Kraken) that works with my other computer but is not even detected when plugged in the Audio jacks of my laptop(Doesnt even pick up the microphone) and this did work before I sent it out for repair. Sound only works through HDMI output into a TV/Monitor.

Now I'm not sure if this some software configuration that I have to do or something physical with the hardware but I would prefer to not have to send it back as it would take a month to get back to me and also the repair company states that if the problem is due to software then they will charge.

I assume it's a conflict that Realtek HD audio manager is having or something but none of my devices show up on the RealtekHD Audio Manager nor do I get a pop up when a device is detected(which is what normally would of happened)

I5 2430
GTX 670m
Win 7 64 bit
8gb Ram

Edit: After some more looking around, I really do believe that what I had thought earlier was causi... Read more

A:Sound works through HDMI output but not internal speakers.

What is set as default in the Output Devices?

Right click the volume control, select output devices, set realtek audio (or speakers) as default.

Repeat for input devices to get the mic working

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Once I plug my headphones in or my hearing aids bluetooth device in, it all goes south. The internal speakers continue to work as does the bluetooth, but nothing is coming out of the headphones. Since I was once in IT, this problem is unique to the jack itself. Either the jack lifted up or was pushed back and never properly tested. The hook, I just received this computer 3 weeks ago to replace a faulty HDMI out port. I was told that there would be an open ticket so if I had any problems with this computer it would be attended to. Unfortunately, that is not the case. 

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My external speakers work but my internal ones stay muted.  I have re-installed all drivers (Realtek) & problem won't go away. Also tried system restore & system scan shows no problem. 


Dell  inspiron 7737OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8.1, 64 bitProcessor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4500U CPU @ 1.80GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 69 Stepping 1Processor Count: 4RAM: 16282 MbGraphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M, -2048 MbHard Drives: C: Total - 952889 MB, Free - 497561 MB;Motherboard: Dell Inc.,Antivirus: Norton Security, Updated and Enabled

A:Internal speakers stay mute when external speakers disconnected

Hello. After you re-install the Realtek audio driver, run the audio test in the ePSA diagnostic. If you cannot hear tones during the test, then the speakers have failed or become disconnected. If you do hear the tones then the speakers are okay.
You can test the driver by switching it with the Windows native driver.
1. Open the Device Manager (find it in the Control Panel, or type devmgmt.msc into the search box).2. Expand the "Sound, video & game controllers" and right click on "Realtek High Definition Audio".3. Select to "Update Driver Software".4. Click on "Browse my computer for driver software".5. Click "Let me pick from a list of drivers on my computer".6. Put a check in the box "Show compatible hardware" if not already checked [but SEE NOTE].7. In the list of devices, click "High Definition Audio" (the native driver).8. Click "Next".9. On the Update Driver Warning box, click "Yes" (install the driver). 10. Restart the laptop if prompted. If not prompted, sometimes you have to restart, sometimes not.[To get back to the Realtek driver, do it again but reverse the names in steps 2 and 7.]NOTE: if you have a 2-in-1 model and do not see a "High Definition Audio" option after step 6, then uncheck "Show compatible hardware". Then in step 7, if you see 2 "High Definition Audio" devices, select the 2nd one.If you only have the symptoms with one of the... Read more

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I have two monitors (one VGA and one HDMI ) to the CPU (new XPS 8700), but sound only comes out of the monitor speaker with the HDMI connection.  The other speaker does work and has been tested with a 3.5MM speaker cable.
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I realize these speakers are not the best and I am fine with them.  I like the clean clutter desktop look.  
Can anyone help me to get both of these monitor speakers working?

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I recently purchased a Studio 1558 laptop. The specs are below:
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Can anyone recommend a fix? It would be greatly appreciated.

A:External vs Internal Speakers - Keeps switching to internal?

Hey Ryan, i had a similar issue with my laptop and i think it has a very easy solution. (But may vary from laptop to laptop)  When i had this issue, i simple went to and the technician there were happy to help me with this problem. I hope you find the answer to the problem. Thanks!

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i have a pavillion desktop that has internal speakers, i just bought a bose 2 companion sepeakers and want to use it as my default speakers, but there's no sound coming from bose speakers. Bose speakers are plugged in, but sound still coming from the monitor speakers. I have Vista 64 home premium.

A:external speakers not working/pc has internal speakers

Originally Posted by jc828

i have a pavillion desktop that has internal speakers, i just bought a bose 2 companion sepeakers and want to use it as my default speakers, but there's no sound coming from bose speakers. Bose speakers are plugged in, but sound still coming from the monitor speakers. I have Vista 64 home premium.

Hi jc,

Welcome to the Forum.

Never seen one of these before, Try right clicking on the speaker symbol in the notification area, select Playback Devices, You should be able to select the speaker device that you want to use.
Right click enable/disable Hide/unhide
Left Click will allow you to configure the device after selecting Configure
Properties will also give you some options

I hope this helps


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Hi guys, just reinstalled windows 7. everything works great, then I went to paly a file and to my surprise, no sound. Tested speakers on another device, they work. Sound card drivers are working and up to date.

When I play a media file, I can see the sound gage go. So I went in sounds, playback device, and all I see in there is my sound card, no speakers or headphones icon. Thus no sounds from speakers. Tried other headphones/speakers they also dont work on the PC.

First two screenshots are my Device Manager, third one shows my playback devices.. My wife needs this for her business and I am losing sleep over this for days now I tried everything. Any ideas?

A:Windows 7 SOUND, No Speakers in Playback device, thus no sound from speakers

Hi -

What sound card do you have?

Double-click on the HD audio device in Device Manager - what is driver and date?

Usually there is an audio codec/ drivers, e.g., IDT, Realtek, etc... that must be installed.

What are system specs - exact model number from label on back of PC, please.

Regards. . .



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Hello, who can help me please? Whats the problem in my situation? See video at: From one day to another the notebook wont start(as always it was connected to electricity), no leds lit and there is a clicking sound if the battery is mounted. Without battery only power supply there isnt the sound but same problem. Electricity comes to the notebook ive tested. The jack cable is ok too. I have removed the battery and power and pressed the power button for 20 seconds. It has not brought success. Sorry for my english (im from germany). If it is the motherboard, is the repair easy? What needs to be changed? Where can I find cheap replacement? I ask for help please.. thanks..

A:G580 wont start, black screen and clicking sound

Welcome to the Lenovo community!
If you know that the AC adapter is working properly and it outputs correct voltage but the laptop is still dead, most likely you have a power issue on the motherboard (or power board on some laptops) and it has to be replaced.
Before that, from your observation, it does look like there's a problem with the CPU since this is where the clicking noise is coming from. - Link to picture
In this case, if the machine's no longer under warranty, I would try and reseat the CPU, reapply a thermal paste and check for burnt areas on the motherboard. Otherwise, I would contact Lenovo and report the issue as you may need to send the unit for warranty work.
As for purchasing a new motherboard, I wouldn't do this yet unless it's recommended by someone who have access to low level motherboard repair tools. You may opt to send the unit to Lenovo (for out of warranty repair) or to a local computer repair center to verify the parts needed to restore the system back.
Help items:
G580 maintenance manual
PC Memory, Processor and Motherboard Diagnostic Flowchart
Let us know how you get on.
Tap that kudos button if I helped  If you find a post helpful and it answers your question, please mark it as an "Accepted Solution"! 

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Hi, hope I'm posting in the right place.

I had a set of GE 2.1 speakers working well with my Sony Vaio for about a year. Recently the sound started to go in & out, I had to move the wire around a lot and tape it or hold it in a certain spot to get them to work. Then one day they stopped working altogether. Assuming it was the speakers, I went and bought a new set from Best Buy. Took them home, plugged them in... and nothing, nothing at all. So I tried the OLD speakers in another desktop computer, and they worked perfectly.

So I assumed my headphone jack was broken and was going to go about trying to get a new piece and solder it and all that, but then I'm sitting here and just realized my headphones work perfectly.

What's wrong? How come the headphones work, but 2 pairs of external speakers don't?

Thanks so much


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Wonder if anyone can shed some light on this............
Just bought a zoostorm desktop pc but it hasnt come with any speakers, does this mean that it should have internal speakers and if so how would i turn them on as it isnt making any noise at all?

A:Internal speakers

I seriously doubt it`ll have internal speakers, except for the one that beeps when you boot the computer.

You`ll need to purchase some speakers. I recommend Logitech speakers, but it`s completely up to you.

Regards Howard

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I cant get these things to work together I think I just dunno what Im doing..

Installed my PCI card and setup my speakers and plugged em in etc.. Installed the drivers for 7.1 sound as the instructions suggested for me to do, even though my speakers are actually 5.1 (Logitech X-530) wonder if thats whats wrong...anyway

now my woofer works and so do my front two speakers but my other 3 are left out..what to do?

Thanks all!

A:Chaintech AV710 Sound Card and Logitech 5.1 Speakers: only 2 speakers work

I'd say install the 5.1 drivers and be sure the speakers are plugged into the correct ports

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With Dell Support Assist microphone test -- earphone playback is good, on-board speaker is terribly scratchy. The sound card lists as "ATI high Definition Audio Device" and "IDT High Definition Audio CODEC."
The laptop is Dell Studio 15 (1555) running windows 7 Professional, 236GB used, 214GB free space, Intel P8700 2.53 GHz Processor, 64 bit OS, 4GB memoryThe built-in speakers used to sound good but now they are too scratchy to understand. However the headset and external speakers (both 3.5 mm jack interface) sound good and a HDMI connected projector sounds good.
I will appreciate advice.

A:On-board speakers are scratchy but external speakers & headphones sound good?

Hello. As a test, switch from the IDT audio driver to the Windows native audio driver.
1. Open the Device Manager (find it in the Control Panel, or type devmgmt.msc into the search box).2. Expand the "Sound, video & game controllers" and right click on "IDT High Definition Audio Device".3. Select to "Update Driver Software".4. Click on "Browse my computer for driver software".5. Click "Let me pick from a list of drivers on my computer".6. Put a check in the box "Show compatible hardware" if not already checked.7. In the list of devices, click "High Definition Audio" (the native driver).8. Click "Next".9. On the Update Driver Warning box, click "Yes" (install the driver). 10. Restart the laptop if prompted. If not prompted, then no need to restart.[To get back to the IDT driver, do it again but reverse the names in steps 2 and 7.]
If you get the noise while using the native driver then it is not a driver issue, which would mean there is a strong chance of speaker failure, particularly since the noise is not in headphones. If you would like to replace the speakers I can point you to the service manual.

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This is what I heard. You can use matrix mode and when playing music, still get sound from all 5 speakers without a 5.1 card

A:Logitech Z5300 speakers: Doesnt require 5.1 sound card to run from all 5 speakers?

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OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Genuine Intel(R) CPU T2300 @ 1.66GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 14 Stepping 8
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2037 Mb
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Hard Drives: C: Total - 95385 MB, Free - 10646 MB;
Motherboard: FUJITSU, TRUFF01
Antivirus: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2012, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

When I plug in my headphones, my internal speakers in my laptop do not mute. I can no longer listen in privacy.

Any suggestions?



A:cannot mute internal speakers

That's often caused by a faulty headphone jack on the laptop. When you plug headphones in, a spring-clip inside the jack is moved to one side by the jack-plug. This "breaks" the sound-signal circuit to the speakers. That spring clip is probably distorted or snapped.

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I'd like to know more about the built-on speakers that come with internal modem cards.

A 33.6 Kb USR Sportster I have has a "large" speaker (about 1-inch diameter) and has good tonal qualities even at a low volume setting. I can hear distinctly the ringing and messages like "All circuits are busy now; please try your call later."

A 56.2 Kb Zoom I have has a "small" speaker (about a half-inch diameter) that sounds tinny and is barely audible even when the volume control (in W98) is set to high.

Do all internal USR modems have the large speaker and all internal Zoom modems the small speaker?

Do all larger speakers sound as good as I described above.

Do all small speakers as such sound so terrible?

The speaker issue alone is enough to push me towards another USR Robotics modem if the speakers on Zoom modems are uniformly bad and the speakers on USR modems are unformly good.

R. J. Emery

A:Speakers on Internal Modems

The speakers on the modems are not set. One model may have a different one than another. The same model may even have different ones if you buy them a few months apart.

It is a very minor part of the modem and the companies don't really seem to care too much about them.

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I got this proble with my laptop: speakers integrated to the computer do not work anymore.
I checked the Device Manager and all seems to be working properly: no yellow question marks or something like that. Nonetheless, I tried uninstalling and reinstalling the drivers but nothing changed.
On the other hand, when I plug the headphones in, I can hear all sounds from them, so I'm worried about an hardware problem. Before going through the hardware repair, I'd liek to be sure that's the cause.
Could anywone please suggest further checks?
I also understood that the headphone jack has a switch that is closed when the headphones are plugged in, so that the audio output is sent to the headphones and not to the integrated speakers: in case this switch is lagged, is there a way to prevent the audio outpu rerouting to the headphones?
Last information: this problem appeared after the upgrade to Windows 10, but I'm pretty sure that the audio initially worked fine for at least a couple of days, so I would exclude a relation with the operative system update.
For information: the laptop is an ASUS N55SF.
Thanks for the support.

A:Internal speakers not working

Additional information: hardware failure of the speakers is excluded, in fact, I tested the speakers by running Puppy Linux and all worked fine.
I would be grateful of additional hints to solve this annoying issue.

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I recently set up my new XPS 9000.  I bought a dell monitor with speakers which is connected to the tower via HDMI.  I've tried to turn on the internal speakers, rather than using the monitor, but am not able to.  I've gone to the sound settings and see the 'speakers/headphones' option listed as a playback device but the option to enable is greyed out when I right-click.  I can disable the monitor as a playback device but cannot enable the default speakers.  I'm wondering if this machine just doesn't have internal speakers?  Anyone else have this machine and is able to hear playback through internal speakers?

A:XPS 9000: Internal Speakers or No?

There are no internal speakers on the Studio XPS 9000 tower.  You will have to use the monitor speakers or headphones to get any sound outside of a beep. 

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Hello, I turned on my computer after the latest update came through and my computer can't seem to find my internal speakers. It can find my bluetooth connected Beats Pill and headphones but when I go to the audio devices page there is no entry for my interal speakers.  Can someone please help? Thanks

A:Internal Speakers Missing

Hi, Can you post back with the following details. 1.  The full Model No. and Product No. of your notebook - you can usually get this by holding down the fn key and pressing esc, otherwise see Here for a guide on locating this information. 2.  Hold down the Windows key and press R Into the Run window, type devmgmt.msc and hit enter. In Device Manager, expand Sound, Video and Game Controllers - what devices are listed here? Regards, DP-K

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I am working on a sony vaio pcg-3b1m

The power socket has recently been repaired, and the laptop fully and correctly (I have checked), re assembled.

Problem is, there is little or no sound coming from the internal, or when connected, external speakers.
Have tried updating drivers, and all the usual sound checks, but to no avail. Even so far as a full factory restore has been done, but still with no joy.

Any suggestions?

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I'm on a laptop running Win 7 home premium. Today I found that there is no longer any sound coming from the internal speakers.

I've checked everything I can think of. Please give me tips.


A:Internal speakers disappeared

Does yourmodel have an external volume slider on the side of the case somewhere. I had one that did an sometimes it would get moved putting it in the case.

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My internal speakers remain on when I am using my external earphones. This makes it impossible for me to use my earphones as the sound coming from my internal speakers annoys those around me.

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I just recently got a Gateway PC and the HP 2090m. The internal speakers do not work even after installing the drivers.  Any other setup required?

A:HP 2009m internal speakers

You need to connect the audio cable: (Step 3) You need to make sure the volume on the monitor is turned up - using the buttons on the front panel. You need to make sure the PC audio is working, volume is turned up, and not muted - test with headphones using the exact same port on the PC that you are connecting the monitor to - the lime green port on the back.

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Is it possible to let sound come out of my laptop internal speakers
when my headphone is plugged in?

gz Jake

A:Switching between internal and external speakers possible?

Originally Posted by djakezz

Is it possible to let sound come out of my laptop internal speakers
when my headphone is plugged in?

gz Jake

The long and short of this is no.

I've looked into this thoroughly in the past and it's just not possible

The only thing I have come across (other than having a corrupted audio driver) which might be able to do it is NTONYX - VIrtual Audio Cable 4 but I could never get it to work and I didn't think it was worth the money.

I hope you can have more luck with this than me.


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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Basic , Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Mobile AMD Sempron(tm) Processor 3500+, x64 Family 15 Model 76 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 1917 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon Xpress 1150 , 3 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 46879 MB, Free - 13409 MB; D: Total - 10239 MB, Free - 5462 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0UW744, , .G2KNR2J.CN486437130689.
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Disabled

I can use the headphones but the internal speaker is dead.
Can anyone help me please?

Many thanks, Anthony

A:Solved: laptop internal speakers

have you tried updating the drivers?
Device manager/select speakers/right click/choose update driver

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ok, I am working on a newish HP, running Win XP. I just installed the OS, and everything works perfectly. The audio works great too,...too,...too well. I've got speakers plugged into the back, and headphones that can plug into them. The headphones work, and cancel the external speakers like they should. The external speakers, however, do not cancel the internal ones, and neither do the headphones. The internals, are eternal....It's driving me insane.

I have had this issue before, about a year ago. fifteen minutes on google, and I found the solution, which was a simple one...just not one I can remember. The solution was to reinstall the audio driver....just not THE audio driver. I had to download an obsolete one because for some reason it fixed the issue. I THINK it was HP, but I cannot remember exactly.

Anyway, I've spent the past few hours searching google with every combination of words I can think of, and have not found that same answer, just about a hundred people posting one of about 3 answers, none of which apply to me, and one is just flat out wrong.

Can someone please help me find this driver? I am pretty sure it's an HP, I know it's audio, and I know it's old, if not obsolete. This worked absolutely perfect the first time I had to do it....would have been a good idea to save the driver, don't you think?

A:Headphones Do Not Cancel Out Internal Speakers

Id disable the internal ones.

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When I plug my headphones into my computer my internal speakers aren't turning off. Can anyone help me with this?

A:Internal speakers/headphones issue...

Hello and welcome Twisted mate the phones jack usually has a cut out switch for the speakers as it looks like you have a fairly well used machine there mate I am guessing the socket is worn to the point where the speaker switch is not being thrown. see pic

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I have a Dell Inspiron 6000 laptop [windows xp]. Up until a couple days ago it was working just fine for me. Recently the internal speakers stopped working. Oddly, the internal speakers will still play system noises, but they won't play music or anything else. When I checked the volume settings it said: There are no active mixer devices available.

Does anyone know how I can fix this? Thanks!

A:Dell Internal Speakers Not Working

Go here and download the sound Audio driver from Dell SIGMATEL to desktop and install it and restart your PC

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I lost sound to my pc a while back. Finally had time to sort it out. It was showing realteck speakers not plugged in - they are within the pc, so I tried unplugging things and rebooting to no effect. I then tried disabling and restarting, only problem is I can't work out how to enable them. The files are there, but when I go into control panel sound and manage audio devices it says there aren't any. Even right clicking to show disabled devices doesn't help. Ideas anyone?

A:How do I re-enable internal Realtek speakers?

Hi jamaud and welcome to Vista Forums

Can we please have some information about your system - see for details on the type of information required.

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All right, so - let's get into it.

Essentially, whether I have my headphones in or not, my internal speakers are playing music. Obviously, this countermands the entire purpose of the friggin' headphones.

I have two speaker systems, when I try to manage audio devices - one of them is the internal speakers only, one which I never use. In fact, I'm not really sure what the point of it is.

The second one is the one that I use. Its sources seem to have both the internal speakers, and the headphones jack. As such:

In effect, it seems as though the obvious solution is to have one of these be the headphones jack, alone - and the other to be the headphones jack/internal speakers, which gives me the crisp playback I desire.

It so happens, I have no idea how to bring this about.


A:Headphones In - And Yet, Internal Speakers Are A-Blarin'!

What sound drivers are on your system? If you're using Realtek then you can separate the sound output and just have sound coming from either the external or the internal speakers.

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I want to just start off by saying that my current speakers work, I'm just wondering if it is at all possible to find somewhere that sells higher quality ones. For example, purchasing harmon kardon speakers that are the same size as my current speakers. I have no cracked open my laptop to see what type they are yet, because I wanted to see if anyone else has tried this.

My laptop is a Samsung X460I. Any help or input on where or who to find internal speakers from would be greatly appreciated. I watch a lot of movies on this, and the audio quality is subpar and "tinny".

Also I understand that external speakers that sort of hang off a usb are available, but I'm looking for something more permanent.

A:Replacing internal laptop speakers?

Hiya pal

I don't think it's worth while trying to change your internal speakers for a couple of reasons.

1. Your going to void your warranty
2. The sound isn't going to improve that much
3. You might do more damage than it's worth

Why not look at a set of bluetooth wireless speakers. Apart from connecting them to your lappy these can double up as a hands free kit for your mobile phone as they have a built in mic & you can also play music from your phone through them. Some of them like this one are rechargeable so they don't even need a permanent power cable. They are quite cheap +- ?25 for the speaker and +- ?5 for a bluetooth adapter.... just a suggestion

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Hi first i just want to say im not that great with computers so step by step instructions would be great

ok i have a dell latitude c400 and my internal apeakers are not working although headphones pluged in the jack are and I have no cd drive so i cant reformat computer then try if it works also i have tried DELL.CA for driver updates there were none i have no driver cd or anything please help me

Umm i attached my system resource report from device manager in the word document

and here is a link i uploaded of the sound codecs and stuff from device manager

A:Help internal laptop speakers not working



Resource Summary Report - Page: 1 ******************** SYSTEM SUMMARY ******************** Windows Version: Windows 5.1 Service Pack 2 (Build 2600) Registered Owner: jay Registered Organization: A-Quality-Computers Computer Name: LILZ Machine Type: AT/AT COMPATIBLE System BIOS Version: DELL - 27d40301 System BIOS Date: 03/01/04 Processor Type: x86 Family 6 Model 11 Stepping 4 Processor Vendor: GenuineIntel Number of Processors: 1 Physical Memory: 639 MB ******************** DISK DRIVE INFO ******************** Drive C: Type: Fixed disk drive Total Space: 20,003,848,192 bytes Free Space: 12,380,905,472 bytes Heads: 255 Cylinders: 2432 Sectors Per Track: 63 Bytes Per Sector: 512 ******************** IRQ SUMMARY ******************** IRQ Usage Summary: (ISA) 0 System timer (ISA) 1 Dell Enhanced QuietKey PS2 with DellTouch (ISA) 2 System board (ISA) 3 SMC IrCC - Fast Infrared Port (ISA) 4 Communications Port (COM1) (PCI) 5 Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2915ABG Network Connection (PCI) 5 Crystal WDM Audio Codec (PCI) 5 PCTEL 2304WT V.9x MDC Modem (ISA) 6 Standard floppy disk controller (ISA) 7 System board (ISA) 8 System CMOS/real time clock (ISA) 9 Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System (PCI) 11 Intel(R) 82830M Graphics Controller (PCI) 11 Intel(R) 82801CA/CAM USB Universal Host Controller - 2482 (PCI) 11 3Com 3C920 Integrated Fast Ethernet Controller (3C905C-TX Compatible) (PCI) 11 Texas Instruments PCI-1410 CardBus Con... Read more

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Ever since I got my new Dell Vostro 1510 I've noticed that the speakers are well.. lacking to say the least. They're horribly tinny and have no bass whatsoever. My old D600 speakers were much better than these ones.

Is there anyone out there that has upgraded the internal speakers in their laptop before? Do you think this would be a difficult task to accomplish?

I know there are external solutions including headphones and 2.1 systems that would be great but I need something that is just as portable as my laptop by itself with no extra peripherals.

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I see that this is a pretty popular question on this forum by searching, but none of those methods are really working for me.

I have a Dell Inspiron 1520 that I think I have a SigmaTel Audio system (I'm not the best with computers, but I think it does). I use Microsoft XP.

This problem started a few months ago when I had my computer plugged into a TV through both VGA and headphone jack. Somehow the headphone male part got bent when it was in and when I unplugged it the internal speakers no longer worked, but headphones and external speakers work fine. I've searched the internet for a while for ways to fix it over the last month or so, but couldn't find anything that actually worked. This wouldn't really be a problem, but I move my laptop around a lot and live in a college dorm room and it's tough to have speakers constantly set up and connected to my laptop.

I've read a little about problems like this and it appears that I probably hit something inside the headphone jack when the plug bent that makes the computer think headphones are always plugged in (just a guess). I've tried plugging and unplugging my headphones really fast like a million times and it hasn't worked. I've reinstalled the sound drivers, reset the computer, etc. I'm kind of out of ideas. I think I may have to open up the computer, which I really don't want to do (I've done it before to install RAM and stuff, but I'm not great at it), but if t... Read more

A:Internal Speakers not working, but Headphones are

bump... anyone help?

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I have always had Altec External Speakers since I bought this Dell Dimension 4700. We have taken our desktop on vacation with us and did not bring the speakers. I get no sound from anything internal however. When I go into Device Manager, you cannot turn them on (only OFF is an option, ON is grayed out) so I am assuming they are turned on. Also, the volume is on, not on mute, and turned up high. Any ideas?

A:Solved: internal speakers not working?

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Unable to find where or how I can turn off the internal speakers in my new HP Envy 23.

A:How do i turn off the Internal speakers on my HP ENVY 23-d02...

Hi, The answer to your question depends on your reasons for wanting to turn off the speakers.  Recently, I noticed that when I plugged my headphones into the headphone output on the Envy 23 I use at work, the music would still play through speakers, annoying my co-workers. I still wanted to be able to listen through headphones, so I plugged the headphones into the speaker output on the back of the computer. Now the music only plays through the headphones. When the compter is viewed from behind, the output is probably near the lower-right corner. It looks just like your headphone output, but has a little icon that looks a little bit like this:(((.))) To listen to your headphones without the speakers playing, plug your headphones into that speaker output on the back of the computer. If, on the other hand, you want to completely shut your speakers down, try this (be warned: this will shut your headphones down as well): Press the Windows + W keys, and type Sound into the search field.Select Sound from the search results.On the Playback tab of the Sound window, double-click Speakers / Headphones. On the General tab of Speakers / Headphones Properties, select Don't use this device (disable) from the Device usage drop-down near the bottom of the window.Click OK

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I am hoping someone can help me.  My internal speakers on my Inspiron 1520 are not working.  I have tried trouble shooting but nothing seems to work, also I've noticed that if I use my headphones only one ear works.  How can I fix this????

A:Internal speakers for Inspiron 1520

Need a little more information did it just start happening?  Did you reinstall the OS? Which OS are you using if you are using Linux then there is a fix if it is Windows then have you updated any software or drivers lately?  Did you change your hardware recently?  Add a new network card or modem (bluetooth included)?

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Brand new P50 Win 10 Pro. Audio playback from videos are crackling and popping intermittently regardless of internal speakers or through the headphone jack.Thought it might be this problem: tried the solution in that thread  (updated the Audio driver) and it did not work for me.I also tried disabling the sound enhancements and dolby digital which seem to help but not stop it.Also updated to all the latest drivers I could find and the bios.Any suggestions? Could it be a hardware issue?

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I got my laptop last week and and yesterday the sound stopped working. The laptop is a ASUS G53SX: i7-2670QM 2,2 ghz. 8 GB RAM. GTX 560M.

I have tried to update/re-install the drivers without any luck. I have also tried system recovery and still no sound. The latest software that I have installed is Adobe Production premium 5.5 and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

I have checked the playback settings and the only device showing is Sony-tv 1. I also checked for deactivated and disconnected devices but still only Sony-tv.
Please help

A:internal speakers not showing on playback devices

Welcome to SevenForums

Since your laptop is so new I would take it back and let them fix it or replace it.

The fact that your not seeing your device in device manager means it's not being detected. To me that means a possible hardware failure.

You have already done most of what would be suggested, except uninstalling the software you eluded to.

Thus my suggestion to return the Laptop.


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I have just done a fresh install from vista to Windows 7 7100. All drivers are installed and working fine but I dont seem to be getting any sound out of my internal laptop speakers.

I plugged in headphones and they work fine, i never had a problem in Vista.

I have install the latest Realtek 223 codecs and still no joy, I'm in the middle of trying some older versions but does anyone else have any ideas?

I'm running:
Windows 7 RC7100
Asus M50Sv
Realtek 223 codec

Not to sure on the accual hardware model.

A:Internal speakers not working but headphones are fine

Sounds like an assignment problem;
Realtek HD Changing Jack output reassignments ( FIX )

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I got my laptop last week and and yesterday the sound stopped working. The laptop is a ASUS G53SX: i7-2670QM 2,2 ghz. 8 GB RAM. GTX 560M.

I have tried to update/re-install the drivers without any luck. I have also tried system recovery and still no sound. The latest software that I have installed is Adobe Production premium 5.5 and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

I have checked the playback settings and the only device showing is Sony-tv 1. I also checked for deactivated and disconnected devices but still only Sony-tv.
Please help

A:Internal speakers not showing on playback devices

go to asus support website and download sound/audio driver according to your laptop model and OS

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I have lost the sound on my HP 620 laptop. In the Audio control and device manager everything looks fine: drivers are visible and it's stated "This device is working correctly". I can see the green gauge in the Volume control moving when I test audio, BUT nothing comes out of the internal speakers.
There are two devices in Audio playback tab:
Speakers/Earphones IDT High Definition Audio CODEC   and
Earphones (real time data) IDT High Definition Audio CODEC.
I tried uninstalling the Speakers/Earphones device, downloading the latest driver from HP and installing again, but no luck.
When I connect the laptop to the TV via HDMI the sound works fine.
The only major change I can think of now is a BIOS update which HP Support Assistant did on June 2. The sound problems started before that.
I haver an HP 620 Serial number: {Personal Information Removed}, Product number: WT249EA#UUW, Vista 64 bit.
Hope someone can help, Mikael 

View Solution.

A:Audio lost for internal speakers on HP620

Good day.This is for those who have trouble on speakres on HP. I have a problem that my speakers doesn't work, ut i have sound when I connect headphones. i tried everything, reading on web and traying every solution but nothing happens.Finaly i just blow in headphones connector and use tootpick to clean inside of connector.Inside of connector there is litlle relay. When headphones are connectet that relay turning off speakers and switching sound to headphones. So, if there is dust that relay can stay in closed mode and sound can't "go" to speakers. So, I hope that this methot will help for your problem!  I'm sorry if may gramm was not verry vell.  

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I've Dell N5010 laptop with Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit

and IDT sound drivers.

The issue I'm facing is that:
"The speakers would continue playing even though I plug in my headphones."

Both of them work simultaneously...

Pls advice me of something quickly............this problem is really annoying

A:Internal speakers not turning off while inserting headphones

Check to see if you have an IDT configuration (control) panel. Many sound systems have options for either muting or leaving the speakers on when a headset is connected.

If you don't have one or can't find it, repost on the Dell Laptop users forum. Someone there will be able to help you.

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I'll try to explain this as best as I can. I have a Compaq 8510w Workstation Laptop, and I am trying to get the internal Laptop speakers and some external speakers to work and both make sound at the same time. I have a secondary monitor that has speakers, and it's speakers connect through the headphone jack. So I would like to use the secondary monitor's external speakers, but I would also like the internal speakers in the laptop to work as well, to kinda make some version of surround sound, and just to generally boost the volume of my system. Is there a hardware or software change that I can make to make this work? I have a microphone and headphone jack in the front of the laptop, and in the back I have a green and blue jack. Any help would be greatly appreciated, and if you need more information I"d be more than happy to help in any way, thank you,

A:Would like for BOTH Headphones and Internal Speakers to work at same time

Is there a way to tell if this is the cause of the problem? I messed around with all of my audio options, tried upgrading the driver, I've hooked the external speakers into every port available, and i reinstalled the monitor software thinking that maybe they had an application for it. I don't know what else my options are, but I find it weird that there isn't some kind of work around or registry change that can be made. Thank you once again for any help,

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I have a dell studio 1555 laptop, when I have someting plugged into the jack such as headphones, the audio comes out of the jack, and not from the laptop's own internal speakers.

But when I am testing the devices in the sound settings, it lets me test for both the internal laptop speakers, and the heaphones so I know when I plug the headphones in, the hardware doesn't cut off the speakers physically.

Does anyone know how I can use both my jack and internal laptop speakers simultaneously.

In case you are wondering, I want to use the aux in the mini hi-fi in my bedroom so the sound comes out of the hifi speakers, but I want sound out of the internal laptop speakers simultaneously.

I would aprpeciate any help!!

Any please don't post links to hardware or extra compoenents as I am not that desperate, but there must be a way.

I am running windows 7, currently using

A:Use internal laptop speakers and jack simultaneously

Probably not possible without actually rewiring your headphone jack, as it has a contact tab that disconnects the speakers when headphones or external speakers are plugged in, the reason being that output voltage for headphones is a fraction of that used for the internal speakers.

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Hi, I am currently looking for a way to make my built in laptop speakers and my external speakers play at the same time.

Like most laptops if there is something plugged into the line out jack the internal speakers are disabled and the external speakers take priority.

Is there a program that could accomplish this or is what I'm asking terribly difficult to accomplish?

Something that may be significant is that my integrated audio chip set is not manufactured by Realtek (nor is any other part of my computer).


A:Enable Internal and External speakers at the Same Time

You could try something like Virtual Audio Cable. Theres a trial version available.

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The volume when I plug in the headset is super low. I use earbuds and there is no inline volume control. I have my laptop turned up all the way and no matter what i can't get the sound of the earbuds to work. They worked before I installed windows 7 and now they are super low. I have upgraded the newest drvier for my sound card which is a

Realtek ALC861 16-bit stereo software sound

It's integrated with the mobo that came with the laptop. Is there any fix for this. I have tried everything I've found online even getting a normal headset with inline volume control. Nothing works.

A:Internal Speakers work but headsets are super low

Quote: Originally Posted by Vorbias

The volume when I plug in the headset is super low. I use earbuds and there is no inline volume control. I have my laptop turned up all the way and no matter what i can't get the sound of the earbuds to work. They worked before I installed windows 7 and now they are super low. I have upgraded the newest drvier for my sound card which is a

Realtek ALC861 16-bit stereo software sound

It's integrated with the mobo that came with the laptop. Is there any fix for this. I have tried everything I've found online even getting a normal headset with inline volume control. Nothing works.

Welcome to sevenforums, Vorbias.

Have you checked the volume control to ensure that when the headphones are plugged in it is set to a high volume? I had the same issue and making the volume control visible on the taskbar and then opening the "mixer" when I plugged in the headset and setting the volume up fixed it.

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I have had the lavie z (standard, not tablet) for a few months and considering selling it...  The internal speaker(s) are simply inadequate.  I realize opening it up it would void warranty, etc. Not worried about that. Most cell phones have a much better speaker than this. I realize everything in a ultralight laptop is a tradeoff, but this is one area where the design team simply missed the boat and went for the cost cutting or power saving option instead of providing a minimum of functionality.  I'm sure many/most people who have this model would tend to agree. But before I sell it I wanted to see if I could find the specs of the internal speakers, and try to search out a part that would fit in the space and be plug and play (same or very close power specs), (or "solder and play") but put out significantly more dB. I am a computer tech and comfotable tearing it down, and not worried about voiding the warranty, as if I am able to fix this issue, plan on keeping it for a long time! Not interested in carrying around an external speaker (even a small one) any longer! ANY input very greatly appreciated.  Links to teardowns, schematics, component specs, or anything similar would also help.  

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Since a few weeks every time I accidentaly touch the internal microphone I can hear a scratchy sound over the built-in speakers. Though in the System Control is the microphone deactivated. Any ideas how to switch off the internal microphone are very appreciated. Thanks in advance.

A:Qosmio F60-118: Internal Microphone sounds over the Speakers


Go to control panel -> sound -> recording tab
Here you will see the available microphones.
Now mark the device and choose ?Disable?

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My ACER VA70 V3-7710 has a Realtek sound card. Sound is loud and clear via headphones. But, no sound at all from the internal speakers. I have downloaded the latest drivers from ACER site.  Any other suggestions?

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I have a Sony Vaio VGN-FZ11S, and every time i remove my headphones all sound stops working unless i restart the programme, for instance i can be listening to something off itunes, unplug my headphones and the music pauses and won't play again unless i close and reopen it. This also happens with firefox, and i presume other applications, though i have yet to try this. This is a recent development, everything worked fine until a few days ago when i deleted some old programmes i dont use, games and suchlike. I'm pretty much certain i didn't delete anything vital, though i guess its a possibility. Is there anything i can do?

A:Problem with switching from headphones to internal speakers

It sounds like its a jack sensing problem, what type of sound card do you have?
This information can be found by click Start>Right click Computer>Properties>Device Manager> Then click the "+" symbol next to Sound, Video and game controllers. The type of sound device you have should be located in there.

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Hello all,

I've had my laptop for just over 6 months now and I've encountered no problems until recently.

However I am experiencing problems with the sound. It just doesn't appear to be working, despite the volume being turned up to the max. The problem usually fixes itself briefly after a restart but it then cuts out after time.

None of the playback devices are muted. When I try testing the speakers, I get an error message saying "Device in Use: Please close any applications using this device for playing audio" - however, there doesn't appear to be any device using the speakers.

I have recently started using an HDMI cable to use my laptop through my TV, I'm wondering if that has anything to do with it?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

A:Acer Aspire E1-570 - internal speakers not working?

The HDMI is probably the reason. When an HDMI cable is plugged in, Windows changes the default audio playback from the Speakers (PC Sound card) to HDMI.

If you want the PC speakers on, with an HDMI cable plugged in you will have to manually change the playback device from the HDMI to the "Speakers". This is done in the Control Panel/Hardware and Sound and finally the Sound Panel, Playback section. However, if you reboot, with the HDMI cable plugged in you will have to manually change the playback device again.

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Hi All,I've only had this laptop (Lenovo Z50-70, Windows 8.1) since December and now the internal speakers don't work at all. The sound only works through left headphone.I've tested the sound with multiple head/earphones but sound only comes out from the left ear.The volume control reads "speakers" regardless of whether my headphones are plugged in or not.The problem occurs regardless of program/browser used.I have uninstalled the driver (Conexant Smart Audio HD) through device manager, through programs and features and reinstalled from Lenovo's website.I have searched for updates through the device manager.Rolled back and updated through the drivers properties. I've refreshed my Laptop and tried it all again and updated my laptop through Windows Update but nothings changed.

A:Internal speakers not working, only left headphone...

hi waterwhale,
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
We have seen concern about the seperate Smart Audio software with the conexant device
Can you check these threads and see if the Smart Audio (seperate app) is causing this issue
Let us know your findings

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The internal speakers intermittently skip while making a buzzzz sound. It happens whether I have small desktop speakers plugged in or not. It is coming from inside the computer. I have uninstalled and reinstalled the driver. When I run the troubleshooter, the report states "Issues found" General Audio Driver NOT FIXED. So what am I supposed to do? How can I fix this problem??

Rebecca Goveia

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I'm getting only minimal sound from the internal speakers of my Latitude E6420. The volume is very low, even though it's set to the highest level. Also, the sound is tinny. It's similar to what you hear from headphones at a distance, like when someone near you is listening to headphones at a high volume, or if you take off your headphones while the audio is still playing.

Whenever I listen with headphones, the sound is great, but with the internal speakers the audio is practically nonexistent.

I've set the internal speakers as my default speakers, I've adjusted the loudness equalization, and I've reinstalled the audio drivers. I've even tried wiggling a toothpick inside the speaker jack, but nothing has resolved this issue.

Can anyone help?


A:Very low and tinny volume from internal speakers, but headphones work

Are you using the IDT driver from Dell? If not, here is the link to the Win 7 64 bit driver
Product Support | Dell US

Could be the speaker connection is bad (need reseated?). The speakers are connected by a plug in connector according to what I find in the Dell manual. That would be my "best guess" as the problem. Reseating the connector (unplug then plug back in) would be a good first start. Looks sort of complicated though.
Here is the Dell manual and it details how to access it.

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Even when I go to the control panel for audio devices, nothing comes up. Is anyone familiar with this problem or have a solution?

A:My notebook doesn't recognize my internal speakers anymore

Go to Device Manager, expand the "sound..." tree, uninstall each one via RIGHT-click, select "uninstall"

Re-boot. Vista will re-install upon boot-up.



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I have had this desktop for years without any issues. I use external speakers connected to the audio jack in the back. Once you plug in external speakers (or headset), the internal speakers get disabled as expected. Last night my PC automatically installed the Windows Anniversary Update (Feature update to Windows 10, version 1607). After this update, now both my internal speakers and external speakers are working at the same time! I cannot seem to disable the internal speakers without also disabling my external speakers. Lowering the volume affects both sets of speakers as well. I tried disabling audio and re-enabling but that didn?t help. How can I get back to my original audio behavior where connecting the external speakers (or headset) to the back 3.5mm jack would automatically disable the internal speakers? Thanks.

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My Hp Compaq 6710b was working fine when suddenly during a song it stopped working, I can still hear the sound with headphones in best quality but can not hear it without it. I am using windows 7Ultimate, 32bit. Please help, i m really worried.... I also have updated the driver from Hp Site, but still, it is same.


Check your volume mixer under the notification area, check your speaker settings to see if its on mute or turned down.

If everything is normal, go into the device manager and look under sound, video, and game controllers.

What are listed? And is there any exclamation or red x?

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Unfortunately, while connected to the headphone jack, my headphones were violently pulled out. Whilst there doesn't seem to be any noticeable damage, something (in terms of hardware) has gone wrong with the jack. When headphones are connected sound now plays through the headphones and speakers.

It would seem the easiest fix is to mute the speakers while the headphones are plugged in, but in Windows 8 I can't seem to find an option for this.

My laptop is a VAIO E Series SVE15129CGB if that helps.

A:Muting Internal Speakers While Allowing Headphone Functionality

This is the same as it is in Vista and Windows 7. Go to Control Panel/Sound. On the Playback tab, you should have the option to choose which is the Default playback Device. You can also choose the Configure button and Test the headphone sound. There should also be an icon for the Sound configuration under Show Hidden Icons, like the Intel Audio which will also give you more options.

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I have a studio xps 16 running vista 64-bit service pack 2. the other day i was on skype and skype mutes all other audio on the computer when on. i ended up uninstalling skype and my built in webcam because i read that together they sometimes screw up audio. so the next day i tried to listen to music, no luck. I ran a diagnostics and when it got to the colored bars and asked if i heard a beep I HEARD THE BEEP so that means the problem is a system problem and not a screwed up sound card. (i think) anyway i updated all of the drivers, the device manager has no ? marks. i talked to dell and the found a virus that MAY have been eating away at my registry. i got rid of that and still no audio. i didnt really wanna touch the regedit because im nervous cuz u can really f up a computer if your not sure what your doing. i also did a system reboot to about a week before it happened with no luck. by the way, under the device manager it says> Sound, video and game cotrollers and then my options are> ATI Function Driver for High Definition Audio - ATI AA01 and> IDT High Definition Audio CODEC

So any ideas guys? i dont wanna re-download the os and start over so what now??

A:Internal Speakers dont work but headphone jack does

i just ran a command prompt system scan as an administrator and got the following message:
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6001]
Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
C:\Users\Brendon>SFC /scannow
Beginning system scan. This process will take some time.
Beginning verification phase of system scan.
Verification 100% complete.
Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of th
Details are included in the CBS.Log windir\Logs\CBS\CBS.log. For example

i dont know that anyone knows what that means though...

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Is there any way to manually switch to the internal speakers in a Dell Inspiron E1705?

My headphones jack got banged in, and my headphones won't pick up sound very well, if at all. So the computer won't switch back to internal speakers even if I remove my headphones; I think my computer believes there's always headphones in the jack.


I will offer whatever I can in return for some sage advice.

I just want to listen to music...

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I'm writing this post because this was asked so many times over, but nobody seems to have come up with a good answer. People suggested some trials of paid programs, but that's not really an everyman solution. I don't know on how many machines my workaround will work, depends on the audio chip.

I'm going to tell you how to do this in foobar2000. My system is Win7.

0) I think that this will work only if you see something like this in your Playback devices (right-click windows audio icon & select from menu to launch it):

So if the headphone output is not "Ready" when nothing is plugged into it, you will maybe be able to use the HDMI output if you feel adventurous, or for that matter any output that you have. You possibly have no idea why I'm talking about that, but this will be clear after reading through the rest of my little manual.


1) download & install foobar2000 here:
play around with it of you don't know the player.

2) download & install the latest ASIO4ALL here:
leave all install options default.

3) download ASIO support for foobar2000:
double-click it, fb2k will install it automatically.

4) go to foobar2000 file->preferences->output->asio. Check if asio4all is visible at the top list. You can use the x64 driver (requires foobar2000 restart)

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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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I was playing really bassy hardcore and it popped both speakers on all low frequencies. I've tested them and both have gone. The laptop is out of warranty but still only 2 years old. Everything else is working well. Asked at the shop I bought it from and was told it's cheaper to replace than repair, which could be the case (it's not an expensive model) or they may want the sale and commission. It crossed my mind though if I plugged in external speakers would they work and solve this problem? Buying them would be cheaper than replacing an otherwise ok laptop.

A:Solved: internal speakers on advent 7201 laptop blown.

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every thing is on max not shure why it works only sometime head phones work all the time but speakers come and go sometime when i bang the back the volume comes for a second and diissapears i need help

fully updated driver

A:Help please my Dell laptop(internal speakers) dont work all the time only sometimes

The jack where you plug in your headphones probably turns the speakers
off when the headphones are plugged in.
Over time,this causes wear to the jack and it does not make contact
properly,so the audio is not being passed to th speakers.
You can have the jack replaced(expensive?), or use a set of USB powered
external speakers.
BTW,not a good idea to bang on a laptop.

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Hello!Some weeks ago the sound stopped working on my Dell Inspiron 3521. I can hear sounds when i connect headphones or speakers. I had windows 7 and i thought that the problem could be solved if i updated to window 10, but it didn't work. My drivers seem to be up to date. Is it a common problem on theese laptops or it might be a hardware problem? Please help!

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Hello Everybody,
I thought I'd create an account so that I could share / brag about making the internal speaker on the OptiPlex 760 (and presumably others) work with Windows 10 and likely Windows 8, as well.
When I upgraded from Windows 7, one of the first things I noticed (once I realized it had booted up and I was staring at the desktop and not a splash screen) was that the sound wasn't working.  There was an installed driver (courtesy of Microsoft), a generic HD Audio that probably came from Analog Devices, themselves.  It noticed that there weren't headphones (front) or speakers (back) plugged in, but not the internal speaker.
After some (unsuccessful) fiddling around, and searching, I found this post from 2009 (right around the release of Windows 7).

That worked well for Windows 7 using the Vista drivers, so I went in search of the Windows 7 drivers (which had since been released) in the hopes that it'd work for Windows 8 or 10 (update R228257):

Booyah!  I didn't even need to run the installer in compatibility mode!

A:DELL OptiPlex 760 Internal Speakers and Windows 10 (ADI 198x integrated audio drivers)

I, too, have an Optiplex 760 made in 2008 that I have updated to Windows 10 Pro.  Since I usually use an external speaker, I didn't notice this issue at first - until I tried the front headphone jack; there was no sound, and plugging in the headphones didn't silence the external speakers.  Eventually, I found the Sound tool in Control panel that lets you choose either the external speaker jack on the back or the front panel headphone jack and the internal speaker.  My current audio driver is the Win10 version, 10.0.10586.0.
What I'd like to clarify is whether you are having to choose which connector to use, as I am, or whether that driver will let you have a speaker plugged into the rear panel jack and still use the front panel headphone jack without having to choose in Control Panel - as it worked in Windows 7.

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I've NEVER heard this out of my computer before. While World of Warcraft is running the box itself suddenly makes what sounds like an "alarm" from im guessing the internal speaker. The moment I close the game or minimize it the sound stops.

Can anyone help with this?

A:Internal Speaker makes what sound like an alarm sound

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 recently bought a Dell latitude E6420 i5-2520M 8GB and I am experiencing a very annoying issue with the speakers.
The sound coming from the speakers worked until I plugged in the headphones jack into the computer for the first time - when I unplugged the headphones internal speakers stop to work completely.
What I have tried so far with no success:

Uninstall and reinstall windows audio/sound drivers
Tried Realtek drivers
Disabled headphones
Recovery and reinstall Windows 10

What is strange is that every time I uninstall and reinstall the sound drivers the speakers start to work again until i plug the jack of the headphones and again speakers stop to work. Any Idea?
Please let me know what you need to know about my computer to better understand the problem and I will amend the question accordingly.

A:Dell latitude E6420 - plug headphone jack in stop internal speakers to work

I resolved installing windows native audio drivers
Apparently, this is a known issue with the Realtek drivers on the Dell Latitude.

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Can anyone help please. I have had my HP Pavilion TS 11 Notebook PC for a little while now and from day one there has been no sound fom the internal speakers. If I plug headphones into the headphone socket the sound is there. There is a circular symbol and "dts/Sound+" written on the notebook if that helps. How can I get this rectified? Kind Regards Steve  

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Installed a Creative Soundblaster card and it automatically disables the onboard sound and when looking on recording devices Realtek doesn't show. Can I go into the BIOS screen and re-enable onboard audio (providing it allows me to) and will the Realtek HD Audio once again appear in recording devices along with the "what you hear" option the Soundblaster sets up when installing the soundcard ?  Basically, can you have both Realtek and Soundblaster show in recording devices at the same time and have the option to disable one when your not using it ? 
The sound card I'm using is the Soundblaster Audigy RX 7.1. 
Thanks for any help

A:onboard sound vs internal sound card

Hi, what does the onboard audio have that your new Creative soundcard does not offer in features? Just curious of your question posted.

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i  have no sound at allll coming from computer i have no external speakers but i still had some sound coming from the speaker on the compter the speaker icon has a red x in front of it,  i work on a desktop windows 7 professial system thanks

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I have no applications running at all in Windows. I have the system sound muted, but I still have some sound coming out of the speakers. It sounds like some talk radio. I also have all networking disabled. I have no idea where this is coming from.

How can I tell if any process on my computer is accessing the sound drivers?

A:Solved: computer sound muted but sound is still coming from speakers

In some cases, if the speakers are cheaply made and not sheilded, they can acutally pickup radio waves (especially if you live near a radio tower). Does the "Talk radio" continue if the speakers are on, while the computer is off?

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my computer has no sound. I cannot figure out why. I reinstalled my Avance AC'97 sound driver and no luck. the speakers work fine. does anyone know what i can do? I didn't change anything before the sound went out. It just isn't there.

A:No sound from computer, speakers work fine... Avance AC'97 sound

physically check your cables, as usually this problem is caused by human error. next, check all of your volumes. what OS, service pack, and version are you running?

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I am getting a laptop. Right now I am deciding between regular "High Definition Audio 2.0" and a "ExpressCard Sound Blaster X-Fi Laptop Sound Card with Wireless Receiver Bundle". The latter is 134 dollars more. Would the latter make the output of sound better on external speakers. Say if you're a DJ, and you use the laptop, would the sound coming out of the speakers at those high volumes be much better if you have the better soundcard? Or does it not have any effect on the output sounds? Thanks!

A:Do Sound Cards Effect The Output of Sound To External Speakers?

It affects the external output even more than the one from the integrated speakers.

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