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Not getting sound

Acer / Aspire t690
March 30, 2010 at 07:14:25
Specs: Windows Vista Home Premium SP2
I was hoping somebody could help me figure out why I'm not getting sound through my monitor's inbuilt speakers. I've checked the volume on the monitor, and it's all the way up, yet I still hear nothing. If I plug in headphones, I get sound loud and clear. I noticed that if I record something with my Mic, it comes out garbled and hardly audible. Could that be related to this problem? Somebody please help!

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March 30, 2010 at 12:07:01
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March 30, 2010 at 18:18:00
The headphones jack has a mechanical switch inside of it. It's supposed to disable the sound from going to the speakers built into the laptop whenever you plug a plug (on a cord) into the headphones jack.
If you have plugged into the headphones jack a lot, it's common for that mechanical switch to malfunction. You could try plugging a plug into the headphones jack, wiggling it, then pulling it out, that may get one or both speakers working, but the only real solution is to replace the headphones jack - that's frequently replaced item done by laptop repair places.
OR - you could make do by plugging amplified speakers into the headphones jack.

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