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twinpeaks
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Speaker/headphone/audio jack problem

I've recently been having a problem with my headphones. The computer recognizes that I've plugged them in but it still uses the external speakers and there's no sound coming through the headphones. I've tried more than one pair of headphones and it still doesn't work. Restarting the computer worked once but not anymore. 

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Re: Speaker/headphone/audio jack problem

There is usually a hardware switch in the socket, which is engaged when you put the plug in. Seems like it might be mechanically broken.

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Message 3 of 43

Re: Speaker/headphone/audio jack problem

Dear Customer

 

Welcome in lenovo forums

 

You just need to reinstall the sound driver and install it one more time , So please provide us with your machine model and the type of windows 

 

Please let me know

 

Thanks

Alaa



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Re: Speaker/headphone/audio jack problem

hi twinpeaks,

 

In addition to the posts above, you also might wanna check the Playback Devices under Sound Properties (by going to Control Panel (large icon view) > Sound > Playback Devices) and see if the Headphone is being set as the default playback device. If not, click on it and set it as the default playback device, try to play a sample sound and observe.

 

-Link to picture

 

 

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twinpeaks
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Message 5 of 43

Re: Speaker/headphone/audio jack problem

thanks for your help, guys. i reinstalled the drivers and now it works perfectly.
cjhicks
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Message 6 of 43

Re: Speaker/headphone/audio jack problem

Hi, there.
Newly purchased refurbished T430 Thinkpad with Windows 8.
Listening to music, I plugged in my headphones, everything worked just fine.
Unplugged the headphones to use on another device. Computer speakers worked fine continuing to play the music. So far so good.
But then when I went to plug the headphones back in, the computer did not switch to using the headphones to provide the sound. Just the main speakers.
The headphones make a chirping sound when plugged in (indicating the computer is recognizing the headphones).
The sound device area of the control panel indicates the headphones are working normally, but I can get no other sound from them except the "plug-in" sound.
Assistance is welcome.


EDIT: Oh, now the headphones work, but the computer speakers do not. No consistency as to which (headphone or speaker) is going to work and when; which is frustrating.

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Message 7 of 43

Re: Speaker/headphone/audio jack problem

Hi folks.

I have a P580.  It's a couple of years old.  Recently, I've been having this problem myself.  I have to select between speakers and headphones as default device in order to get sound from the respective device.  I already tried reinstalling the driver, with no change.  Any ideas on what's wrong?  I can enable sounds from both by the driver, but it reduces sound on both sides, or wont recognize the speakers.  The SmartAudio driver allows either both or just headset.   Never seen anything like it.

mredder
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Message 8 of 43

Re: Speaker/headphone/audio jack problem

where do you download the sound driver?? 

same problem

Querlyn
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Message 9 of 43

Re: Speaker/headphone/audio jack problem

Hi, 

 

I am experiencing the same problem. 

 

My model is Lenovo Y400, ideapad. windows 8.

 

please kindly assist. thanks. 

mangochef
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Message 10 of 43

Re: Speaker/headphone/audio jack problem

Hi,

 I also am having problems with my Ideapad audio. Please let me know where I can find the audio drivers to reinstall.

 

Thanks!

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