What is wrong with my audio

June 7, 2012 at 09:17:59
Specs: Windows XP
My speakers on my Win xp don't work at all. And if I wear my headphones for some strange reason only the voices are really fuzzy, quiet, and have low quality. Instrument sounds are fine. I download games and stuff like that frequently, could it be a virus? If so, how do I get rid of it?

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#1
June 7, 2012 at 09:36:36
It sounds like the headphone jack is going bad.

There is a switch in the jack itself, when you plug in the headphones, the switch turns off the external speakers. The switch may be going bad thus causing the speakers not to come on when you remove the headphones.

Also the audio problem you describe sounds like what happens when you take the positive lead from both channels and use that for the signal (instead of using the + and - leads), you get only the signal that is in stereo and it cancels out anything in mono. Usually the vocals are recored in mono (which is why they sound quiet) and the instraments have some sort of stereo effect to fatten them up so you are hearing those at normal volume. This can be caused by a bad headphone jack


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#2
June 7, 2012 at 13:42:42
"My speakers on my Win xp don't work at all"

Speakers are hardware, XP is software. To connect the 2, there needs to be something in between, like a computer? Please post the specs of that computer.


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#3
June 7, 2012 at 15:25:24
Not at all like the symptoms of a virus so I think you can forget that possibility.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#4
June 7, 2012 at 17:34:53
"It sounds like the headphone jack is going bad."

Also it could be the headphones themselves. Have you tried them in another device?

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