my speakers work perfectly when pluged into f

April 5, 2011 at 02:21:48
Specs: Windows XP
Dear Sirs, I have had problems with my sound system, now when I plug my speakers(Logitech) speakers into the rear of my computer audio sounds don't work, but work perfectly when plugged into front of my computer. Sorry but I am not a whiz kid at all when it comes to finding out where the fault is. Could you please give me some help? I thank you so much for this.

Shane from New Zealand

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April 5, 2011 at 07:14:17
I hear New Zealand is nice (except for the earthquakes).

Make & model of computer?

Did anything precede this issue - hardware/software issues, hardware install/uninstall, virus, electrical issue?

Since I don't know what type of PC or sound card/device you have, check to make sure your sound is enabled in your BIOS.

The rear jacks are meant for external speakers, front jacks are meant for headphones. I'm assuming:

- The speakers used to work in the rear jacks?
- You have them in the correct jack?
- Powered on?

If your rear jacks are on a sound card, you can try pulling & reseating the sound card inside your PC.

If the rear jacks are on board (integrated into the motherboard and the back panel of the PC), it is possible that the jacks could be damaged or the speaker cables/connectors could be bad.

Don't rule out tampering as well. Sometimes ppl or co-workers play jokes and turn things off or change settings (like sound). I have a customer who has built-in sound in his LCD display; his co-workers like to disable his sound via the OSD LCD (on screen display) settings, then they laugh as he tries to fix it by going into the sound settings in Windows Control panel.

MOOOOooove! OH and you're welcome!

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April 5, 2011 at 12:05:08
Kia Ora Mate,(Maori for Hello) Hey many thanks for your information. Extremely helpful. Yes New Zealand is a wonderful place, but your right to many earthquakes mate. Where are you?

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April 5, 2011 at 12:54:25
...right here in my chair (on the other side of the world, US of A).

MOOOOooove! OH and you're welcome!

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April 5, 2011 at 17:39:18
Good to know you and thanks a million for your help. Every things working perfect
Cheers, Shane from New Zealand
The Land Of the White Long Cloud

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