No sound without headphones

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No sound without headphones

Postby Rosaboobie » Sat Mar 26, 2016 4:07 am

Right, my DIY man and I shifted the layout around in my study/office and I left it to him to dismantle all the PC wires, and refix them again - cos he assured me he knew what he was doing.

However, since then, I can hear sound when I am using my headphones but I get no sound without the headphones. Sometimes I like to play my music loud, and I dont like listening to this through my headphones. I am sure it is a simple fix, but I cant see what he has done wrong. I can hear a "noise" when I turn the speakers on, but after that, nothing!
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Re: No sound without headphones

Postby Diat60 » Sat Mar 26, 2016 8:32 am

Did you check to see if he put the speaker plug in the right hole? There are 3 in a row and he could have put it in the wrong one. Mine's in the middle one.
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Re: No sound without headphones

Postby middletoe » Sat Mar 26, 2016 10:44 am

I'm going to guess when you use your headphones you're plugging into a hole on the front of the computer.
It does sound like he didn't plug in your speakers.

http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch001423.htm
If you have onboard sound, the holes may be in a different arrangement, like 2 in one row and 3 in another, but the colors are the same.

If you have only a pair of speakers, you usually plug into the green hole.
If you also have a subwoofer, the speakers should have a 2nd plug that goes in the black hole.
If all the plugs are all the same color, you'll need to squint at the little carvings with a flashlight and magnifying glass to see which is which.

I do have a computer where you can plug speakers into any hole, and the computer pops up a box asking what I want that hole to be for. So if you see your speakers are already plugged into the correct hole, try unplugging and replugging them into the same hole (while the computer is on) and see if the computer needs you to tell it whether you want it to be speaker or microphone or whatever.
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Re: No sound without headphones

Postby Rosaboobie » Sat Mar 26, 2016 1:36 pm

Thanks, folks, for all your help - it's a bit late in the day to be pulling out my desk and scrabbling behind it, but I will see if I can sort this out tomorrow. I do remember that I had a problem with the sound when I first set up this new PC. And yes, middletoe, I do connect my headphones to a slot at the front of the PC.

Actually, I have a new mouse and new headphones to install too, so I can do it all at the same time.
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Re: No sound without headphones

Postby draclvr » Sat Mar 26, 2016 3:48 pm

Middletoe is right - it's probably that he plugged them in to the wrong holes. If I remember correctly, you got a very high end sound card so you will want to be sure the speakers are plugged into the correct hole
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Re: No sound without headphones

Postby Rosaboobie » Sat Mar 26, 2016 4:09 pm

Yes I did, sound card recommended by you lol.
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Re: No sound without headphones

Postby draclvr » Sat Mar 26, 2016 4:25 pm

Along with some kick-ass speakers if I remember too!
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Re: No sound without headphones

Postby Rosaboobie » Sat Mar 26, 2016 4:51 pm

Ha ha - yes, very kick ass lol!
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Re: No sound without headphones

Postby draclvr » Tue Mar 29, 2016 8:49 am

So, did you get this speaker issue sorted out?
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Re: No sound without headphones

Postby Rosaboobie » Tue Mar 29, 2016 12:27 pm

To be honest, I am knee deep in decluttering my house at the moment - the house is too small to be keeping things I no longer use - so no, I have not sorted this problem out yet.

The wires behind the PC are like spaghettin junction, which I just hate to see - so when Jo comes next week, we are going to screw an extension lead to the underside of my desk and tuck away all those stray cables - and we can sort out the headpone/sound problem at the same time.
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Re: No sound without headphones

Postby draclvr » Tue Mar 29, 2016 1:33 pm

When you're done, could you and Jo come and declutter my house too?
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Re: No sound without headphones

Postby Rosaboobie » Tue Mar 29, 2016 2:16 pm

Goodness, Jo is wonderful at it, she really is, and she is a great organiser too. I dont know what I would do without her and her husband!
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Re: No sound without headphones

Postby LadyKestrel » Tue Mar 29, 2016 4:07 pm

While you're detangling your wires, you can wrap them with a sticky label that identifies them. That way you don't have to guess what goes where.
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Re: No sound without headphones

Postby Rosaboobie » Wed Mar 30, 2016 2:43 am

What a brilliant idea, LadyK - I will do that for sure - thanks for the tip :cool:
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Re: No sound without headphones

Postby LadyKestrel » Wed Mar 30, 2016 11:44 am

You're welcome! :)
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