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By jdaniels ·
The computer has a Creative Soundblaster AudioPCI 64D sound card. There is a speaker extension cord plugged into the sound card, leading up to the top of the desk to make it easy to switch between speakers and headphones. This setup works fine on another computer. However, on this computer, if the extension cord is plugged in with the speaker attached first, then only the speakers work. If you try to plug headphones into the extension cord, they won't work. However, if the headphones are attached first when the extension cord is plugged in, they work fine. Then, the speaker won't work. Why is this?

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by >@ >@ Gone Fishing @< @< In reply to Sound card problems?

ONLY A GUESS
Possibly the speakers and headphones draw different amounts of current and the soundacrd is rating it's output to one or the other depending on which is plugged in first. The headphones may draw a large amount so the card sets it output to a higher level, when you plug in the speakers which could draw less they don't work becuase the card has already set itself.
ITS A GUESS

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by jdaniels In reply to Sound card problems?

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by James_Randy In reply to Sound card problems?

That was a very thoughtful and thorough first answer. Why don't you go ahead and accept that answer and close the question.

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