headphones dont work all the time

September 16, 2012 at 11:04:34
Specs: Windows XP
I have sound from my pc speakers but have trouble with my headphones.. if I can get them working and I unplug them they wont work again until I basically shut the computer off and leave it for a few minutes then restart.. they seem to work sometimes if I dont unplug them at all.. this has just started and I didnt do anything unusual to my pc.

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#1
September 17, 2012 at 02:19:12
Hi,

Kindly check these headphones with another laptop or IPOD and check if that works fine or not?

If this issue started occurring after doing some recent software changes on your computer, then I would suggest you to restore your system back to a date when it was working fine. System Restore will affect Windows system files, programs, and registry settings only.

I would also suggest you to run the Microsoft Automated Troubleshooter for Audio Issues, by clicking on the URL mentioned below:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/...

Kindly revert and let us know the status.

Thanks & Regards
Debbie B
#iworkfordell


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#2
September 17, 2012 at 08:36:10
thank you for your reply. my headphones are fine they work on my tv and and my other computer.. my sound card is fine in the laptop. because there is lots of sound when I unplug the headphones. for the most part they work as long as I dont unplug them and then plug them back in.. if I do that then there is no sound when I plug them back in... then I have to shut down the system and wait a few minutes to reboot and it works.... its really wierd..

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#3
September 18, 2012 at 02:37:25
Hi,

Glad to hear from you. It seems like a mechanical issue with the headphone jack. Instead of shutting the computer down, when the headphone stops working, try reseating the headphone three or four times and then check if that works or not. If yes, then the headphone jack might needs replacement.

Thanks & Regards
Debbie B
#iworkfordell


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#4
September 18, 2012 at 08:58:40
thanks again.. I did reseat the headphones several times and it didnt work.. the funny part is. if I restart the system it still doesnt work.. I have to shut down, wait for a few minutes turn it back on (with the headphones plugged in) and it works.. . thanks for your reply.. I tried spraying some air in there thinking it might have got some dust in the jack but that didnt help.

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#5
September 19, 2012 at 03:49:11
Hi,

It could be a audio port failure on your system. I would suggest you to get that replaced from the system manufacturer. In case its Dell, let me know i will help you in that.

Have a Great Day ahead

Thanks & Regards
Debbie B
#iworkfordell


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#6
September 19, 2012 at 09:12:10
its a dell inspiron 1300 . it has been a reliable pc but am seriously thinking about upgrading... so I think I will just work with it the way it is for now.. I thought about reinstalling windows to see if that will work but its a lot of hassle if I am going to upgrade I will just leave the headphones plugged in and work with it that way.. thanks again for your advice. its nice to know someone is out there to help..

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#7
September 20, 2012 at 12:57:59
Hi,

Thanks for your kind words, I am always there to help people on this forum.

Let me know if any help required in future.

Thanks & Regards
Debbie B
#iworkfordell



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#8
September 22, 2012 at 12:00:15
hey delldebbie: how do I get this audio port replaced can I do it myself or do I have to take it in.. I would like to get it fixed even if I buy another pc.. I will still use this one thks

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#9
September 23, 2012 at 08:28:19
Your easiest and cheapest option would be to buy a USB audio card. Their cheap and they just plug in to the USB port.

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