11-08-2018 09:16 PM
Speakers or headphones do not work on front or rear jacks. All of the things I can find for volume and function say that my sound output has no problems. The speakers and headphones work on my other devices.
Is there a volume control I'm overlooking? Is this a software problem from Real? Is there hardware I can check? I ran the Lenovo scan. The only clue it gave was that the audio services were not running. The audio services are working. They were restarted with no change.
I searched the forums, but didn't find a solution.
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11-09-2018 04:03 AM - last edited on 11-09-2018 08:00 AM by Majestic
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Sorry for the trouble. Are you using our Lenovo Vantage app for running the scan? Aside from running the scan, have you also checked for any Driver Updates? Also, try to restart the Audio services manually by clicking "Stop", and then click "Start" after.
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11-09-2018 05:38 AM
Sorry for the trouble. ===- So am I. LOL
Are you using our Lenovo Vantage app for running the scan? === I did.
Aside from running the scan, have you also checked for any Driver Updates? === I did not, before posting my problem.
Also, try to restart the Audio services manually by clicking "Stop", and then click "Start" after. === I did.
After looking at just about everything possible, I did this, as Mario suggested:
Task bar / Lower right corner / (Right click) Sounds / Playback / Sound / Speakers / Properties / Controller information / Realtek Audio / Change settings / Driver / Update Driver / Windows has successfully updated your drivers
Now my Speakers Properties box shows a front panel jack and a rear panel jack. Before the update it showed only an analog jack. Both jacks provide sound.
Now I can rock and roll all day and all night. Why the problem began? Why would a driver that worked stop working, and need to be updated? I have no idea, but the update worked.
Thanks, Mario, for pointing out the obvious. I would have messed with this for days if you had not. It seems that I am my own worst enemy when it comes to simple fixes for simple problems. As Homer would say, "Doh!"