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Why wont my speakers work

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Why wont my speakers work

Stevetyler
Hi on my home pc my speakers will only work through the headphone socket on the front of my pc and not the speaker socket on the back. For some reason this leaves the volume control on the speaker redundant, which can be quite a problem when my kids are on it. Any ideas as to what the problem is? I'm running win xp pro btw.
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billy6568

Did you Re-configure the audio? If using Real tech, there is use front audio selection.

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Stevetyler

Hi we have recwntly bought this pc 2nd hand and has been like it since we bought it. Never heard of real tech, and never done anything with the audio.

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patb071

Are you sure the speaker is plugged into the right port? (which color). Also have you tried going to the device manager and uninstalling the driver?

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LarryD4

I am posting what to most is the obvious, but just wanted to make sure.

Most PCs that detect a headphone plugged in to the jack on the front of the PC, will automatically disable the jack in the back.

And then when you unplug your headphones it should re-enable the speaker jack in the back.

Have you kept your headphones plugged in?

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SPC_TCOL

Even if you plug your speakers in the front, you still can use the volumen control of the speaker, this is the least problem.
Is the plug in the back for the speakers on the motherboard, or do you have an extra sound card?